Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Halloween Weekend Roundup!

Unknown Hinson, playing in Asheville Halloween Night

And whosoever shall be found
without the soul for getting down
must stand and face the hounds of hell
and rot inside a corpse's shell...

Time to get down, Asheville.



THE big event for Asheville ghouls and goblins is, of course, the annual gathering of the online tribe.
  • Phil Mechanic Building (corner of Roberts and Haywood in the River Arts District)
  • 7 to midnight
  • beer, food, cake, music, comedy and a raffle for a $2400 artwork
  • $10 suggested donation to Homeward Bound
Meet everyone who's anyone in the world of Asheville citizen media, from Twitterati to random city council hopefuls to the people behind the best damn blogs in Asheville, if we do say so ourselves.

We are friendly people, we don't bite unless it's consensual, and YOU should come out and say hey and drink with us.


Birthday Party for Sugar Momma's Cookies
13 Broadway
Friday 4-6 p.m.
From our own Jodi at Short Street Cakes:
I like a bakery that does one thing, and one thing only, and does it really well. That's what we strive for at Short Street Cakes, and its what Sugar Momma's has been doing consistently for four years now! (We can add to that list newcomers Pies in Disguise, but more on them later) Join Sugar Mommas as they celebrate four years as Asheville's best cookie shop, where they will be celebrating with, (what else?) a cake. Go wish them a Happy Birthday at 13 Broadway from 4-6pm.
(There is a rumor Sugar Mama's is having their afterparty at the Spooky, and that there will be cookies. - Ed.)


Free Planet Radio
In the Round -
"Up Close & Personal"

Friday, Oct. 30
"World Music Supergroup" perform their last concert of 2009

Jubilee Community Center
46 Wall Street
$10 at door or Malaprop's
For Reservations: 828-225-3232

LaZoom Halloween Bus Tours
From Pollinate Asheville:
Spooky, spoofy tours run on the hour from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. from the Rocket Club in West Asheville on October 29 and 30, and on the hour from 9 p.m. to midnight on Halloween night, the 31st. Tickets are $22 and must be purchased in advance. Ticket prices include admission to the Rocket Club for that evening. Bring Your Own Beer (BYOB) or purchase it at the Rocket Club when you load onto the bus.

Quickly becoming a cult classic, LaZoom’s past Halloween Tours have included the Swamp Monster in 2007 and Zombie Celebrity Impersonators in 2008. In 2009, Axe Man haunts the River Arts District. Be prepared for a Warewolf Striptease, a Public Stoning, and live music from Now You See Them.

Spirits of Asheville Masquerade
Haywood Park Hotel Grand Ballroom
Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Arts 2 People, Asheville Brewing Company and The Feral Chihuahuas present an all Night Halloween Event!!! Bone Chilling Comedy from the Feral Chihuahuas, Spooky Burlesque and side show antics from Royal Peasantry, Gothic Bellydance from Madame Onca from Baraka Mundi, Delicous Local Beer provided by Asheville Brewing and other local Brewers, A Costume Contest with over $1000 in cash and prizes, and a Live Spun DJ Dance Party into the wee hours.

What more could you ask for?

-Doors open at 8 PM
-Show Starts at 8:30 PM
-Costume Contest at 10 PM
Prizes for:
Most Sexy, Most Evil, Most Disgusting, Most Asheville, and Best of the Masquerade
21 and up only
Tickets: $20
-Available at Asheville Brewing on Merrimon and Coxe Avenue
-Halloween Express (By Michaels off of Tunnel Rd)
-Online at
-Or at the door


Unknown Hinson @ the Grey Eagle

doors at 8, show at 9
Advance tickets available online and at our local outlets.
Standing room only.
Don't forget to dress to impress, as Unknown himself will be the judge during the costume contest! There will be prizes, games, and more!


Costume Contest at the Wedge Brewery
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Prizes for:
The Funniest Costume
The Weirdest Costume
Costume Most Likely to Get You Shot (?????? - Ed.)
Judges Choice

Halloween Outdoor Cinema at the Wedge Brewery. FREE, 9 p.m. “Wait Until Dark”
Dress warm, bring your lawn chairs.


Graveyard Book Party @ Malaprop's
Saturday, October 31
7 p.m.
Location: Malaprop'sfrom the Malaprop's web site:
Join us for spooky fun at the Malaprop's Graveyard Book Party on Halloween evening. Costume and design-your-own-tombstone contests are just a couple of the fun events we have planned and there will be some fantastic prizes and refreshments. Come meet your fellow enthusiasts for a fabulous celebration of books, Halloween, and, of course, Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book.

Dia de los Muertos at Short Street Cakes
Sun.-Mon., Nov 1 and 2
Cake, death and activism! Plus the new eco-burial place opens next door. As Gordon said to me, "Cupcakes 'n' caskets!"

Take it away, Jodi:
On Sunday, November 1st, and Monday, November 2, we will be celebrating Los Dias De Los Muertos at the Cake Shop! Come by and help us build an altar to loved ones who have passed, and give them a chance to enjoy our offerings and blessings! We will be selling blank sugar skulls, have a decoration station where you can decorate your sugar skulls, and then take them home, or leave them on our altar!

In addition, Short Street Cakes will be hosting an altar built by local immigrant rights organization Defensa Communitaria. Proceeds from the sale of the sugar skulls will benefit Defensa Communitaria. In addition, November 1 and 2 are the grand opening days for our new next-door neighbors, Bury Me Naturally and Farm Girl Flowers! And, of course, we'll have cake. xo

The Asheville International Children's Film Festival
Mon-Sun., Nov. 2-8
From the web site:

The Asheville International Children’s Film Festival provides culturally diverse, value affirming cinema for ages 3-18. By using media as a tool, the goal is to stimulate critical thinking and to promote intelligent dialogue, through the introduction of passionate and provocative cinematic works.

AICFF raises the curtain on a world of wonderment certain to enchant cinema enthusiasts both young and young at heart. We’ve searched the globe to bring together pearls of illuminating tales, invigorating adventures and pure cinematic exhilaration.

More about the movies here.


Now, more music to get you in the Halloween mood!

Absinthe Twilight

From Pollinate Asheville:
Jason Smith of locally-based Night’s Bright Colors has a 24-track, solo Halloween project called “Absinthe Twilight.” According to Jason, the album “attempts to depict one complete day of delirium, one track per hour. There are very little vocals or percussion and plays almost like a soundtrack for a Tim Burton film. Download it for free and listen.


Supermom said...

We love Unknown Hinson. Superdad went last year and had a blast! He's been looking forward to this all year I believe!

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