Friday, October 20, 2006

Halloween fun in the D

Who says Halloween is just for kids?

Parading 10-deep around the neighborhood with a ratty-old pillowcase is out of the question, but just because you've graduated from dividing up your candy at the end of the night doesn't mean you can't prance around town as a giant green M&M or Dracula reincarnate.

Looking for a spot in the D to get your Halloween trick-or-treat on? Here are a few suggestions that promise to have you feeling love at first fright:

On Friday, October 27, Knemonic Productions and Rising Dragon join forces to bring you "Halloween Extravaganza". Featuring five bands, four fear-inspiring films (Nosfurato, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Night of the Living Dead and Phantom of the Opera), as well as a vampire martial arts show, attendees of this Halloween party will enjoy plenty of tricks, plus one big treat: free beer. Just watch out for spiders in your cup.

Tickets for the party, which will be held at Detroit's BF Goodrich building are $8 in advance or $10 at the door if you're wearing a costume ($15 if you're not). A portion of the ticket money is slated to go to My Sister's Place, a Detroit shelter for abused women and their children, and the Detroit film scene. Visit Knemonic on the web for more information.

Campus Martius Park in Detroit

If one night of pretending to be someone else isn't enough, you're in luck; Intus, "Detroit's refined nightclub", is throwing a costume party on October 28, and you're invited.

Sponsored by Hennessey, this pre-Halloween get-down includes drink specials, giveaways, and plenty of music to get you movin' and groovin' on the dancefloor. A costume contest is also planned. If you like a mature and classy crowd, Intus is your place. Call 313.567.5555 for more information.

Just because Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year doesn't mean you'll turn into a pumpkin at 9. Ignore that little voice in your head (who says late nights and morning meetings don't mix?) and throw on that $50 costume one more time for a Halloween Night Masquerade Ball at the Magic Stick.

Located on Woodward Avenue in the Majestic (also home of Garden Bowl, Majestic Cafe and Sgt. Pepperoni's) attendees of the event will enjoy live music by the Questions, Freer, Friends of Dennis Wilson, Siddhartha, and The Bird Dogs for a $10 cover.

Aptly titled "A Tribute to Harry Houdini" - the famous magician died in Detroit on Halloween - I wouldn't be surprised if the MS staff has some other tricks up its sleeve for this 18 and over event. Visit the Majestic on the web for more information.

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