Posted by: Cory | October 26, 2007

Halloween Parties in Louisville

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Halloween 2007 

Saturday

Baxter Avenue Theaters, 1250 Bardstown Road — Midnights at the Baxter with “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” and the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Midnight, with costume contest preceding the films. $8. www.baxter8.com. 456-4404. Is there a better way to celebrate the holidays? I think someone should go dressed as meatwad & tell everyone he was meatloaf from the film.

Fourth Street Live — Hallowfest with “Heaven and Hell” theme. $4,500 costume contest. Escape artist and magician Spencer Horsman. Fire and spinning dragon performances. Music by DJ Ben. 8 p.m. 282-5483. I’m sure the scene here would make me want to rip my own throat out, but the scantily clad girls will surely make up for it.

Headliners, 1386 Lexington Road — Exile On Elm Street. Ten-piece band covering the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street.” Halloween Costume Ball and guest DJ Woody Chancy. 9 p.m. $10. Ticketweb.com. 584-8088.

Henry Clay Building, 604 S. Third St. — Middle Eastern-style Halloween party with belly dancers Electra, Farouza and Taletha and music by Ahel El Nagam and George Wakim. 7-10 p.m. $10. 376-5855.

Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave. — Costume contest with $5,000 prize package. Performance by Burlesque X Dance Review. Monster Mash dance party on the Deck Bar. Live music by Speed of Sound, Scary Uncle and King Sonic. 7 p.m. $10. www.phoenixhill.com. 589-4957.

Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St. — Halloween costume party with cash prizes. 7:30 p.m. 636-1311.

Uncle Pleasant’s, 2126 S. Preston St. — Bloom Street Halloween Costume Bash. Costume contest and prizes. 10 p.m. $7. 634-4147.

Oct. 31

Fuzion (fuzionnightclub.com), 1335 Story Ave — I spoke with Jackie O at Nachbar (To all there, I appologize again for my co-writer) & Fuzion is putting on a party that night…costumes or not, it’s intended to be pretty big.  However because my friends & I were not aware of it, I want to let you guys know it is a gay bar, but that later at night  it gets really mixed between gay and straight…you might say its confused, but I’d just say its beyond that & doesn’t care because there are good DJs spinning sick beats. No Cover typically, so I’m assuming there is no cover that night.  I think I’ve heard rumor of the VHS or Beta deejays spinning.  If you have questions, you could call (502) 588-8861, but I’d recommend getting in touch with the girl in the know…Jackie O, also check out the blog at Really Into Partying.  If you’ve ever been to Fuzion, check out the blog for sure because there are tons of great photos!

Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St. — Boo! Grass Meets Jazz Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Performances by Craig Wagner, Steve Cooley, Danny Kiley and others. Prizes for the weirdest costume. 7:30 p.m. 992-3242.

Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St. — Live music by El Presidente. Costume contest with cash prizes begins at 9 p.m. Judging at 11. 636-1311.

Other things 

Waverly Hills Sanatorium, East Pages Lane off Dixie Highway — Participants will walk through the entire first floor of the allegedly haunted old TB hospital. Open to all ages. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $20 per person. www.whshistory.com. 933-2142.

I used to visit this place in college before it was turned into a haunted house (hear raped by commercialism).  One of the scariest experiences of my life was driving into Waverly around 2 o’clock in the morning once when loads of people were coming out of the woods from every direction and we drove 20 feet further and turned around in a loop and everyone was gone except for one girl.  This place is awesome, but very creepy.  If you go, get off the beaten track and go looking for the underground passageway known as the chutes where they used to send the dead bodies down to be collected by the morticians.  My grandfather used to be one and he and my father visited Waverly regularly to collect customers.

“Dracula” — Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St. The vampire king stalks the people of London. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Oct. 31; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $29 daily (except Friday and Saturday, $37). www.actorstheatre.org. 584-1205.

I saw dracula several years ago, and it was the first time I can say a play actually scared me.  If children scare you (which Lord knows they do me) they can be really scary in horror settings (think Freddy Kreuger when the lullabies are being sung by tricycles being operated only by the memory of their former owners).  Appears to be all sold out though, unfortunately.

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