Second draft: Downtown Halloween happenings

It’s time for my second update of Halloween parties and events happening Downtown. I’m listing only parties that are open to the public here. I’ve added new parties and events, and I’ve updated listings where I’ve received more details.

Thursday, October 27

Kooky Canuck has their Halloween party at 8 PM. $3 34 oz. Bud Light, drink specials, special guest Bobby Smith. Costume contest with $300 cash prize awarded.

Alfred’s has their party on Thursday, with a $10 beer bust, $500 sexiest costume contest, $100 beer pong tournament, Absolut shooter specials, Jager girls and DJ J2, and giveaways by Jager and Bud.

Friday, October 28

Hollywood Disco opens at 10 with the first of two Halloween parties. Costume contest sponsored by Radio Memphis, prizes and giveaways.

Green Beetle will be doing a “no costume required” Halloween party all weekend (28th-31st) with live music.

The Woodruff-Fontaine House will have its 3rd annual haunted mansion tour. Tours begin at 6 and thereafter every half hour. Cost is $10. Ages 10+.

Saturday, October 29

Flying Saucer has apparently given up on the “Zombie Rebellion” concept and is now advertising a “Brew Boo Bash” from 8 PM to 3 AM. Live music by DJ M3. $2 mystery beer tub. $500 cash for best costume, with runner-up prizes for Saucer girl look-alike and most original. No cover for UFO members, $3 for everyone else.

Silly Goose has their Halloween party tonight. Daniel promises this one will be “the best one yet” with a video DJ, and maybe a costume contest hosted by Charles with great prizes.

“Angels, Aliens and Outlaws” party benefitting Friends for Life at Bridges, 477 N. Fifth. Cash prize costume contest, music, food, cash bar. Svedka is the official vodka sponsor. Tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased here, or $45 at the door. Funds raised will go to Friends for Life comprehensive services and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Hollywood Disco opens at 10 with the second of two Halloween parties. Costume contest sponsored by Radio Memphis, prizes and giveaways.

Elmwood Cemetery will hold a Costume Twilight Tour from 4 to 7 PM. $15 adults, $5 children. Costumed characters will portray prominent Memphis citizens buried at Elmwood. Details and tickets here.

Monday, October 31

Halloween on the Island, 6:30-8:30, $2 per person. Kids can enjoy a haunted River Walk with trick-or-treat stops. Kids’ costue contests, hay rides, haunted train rides, monorail rides.

Bardog Tavern will have a Salty Dogs costume run leaving from Bardog at 7, then returning for drinks and a party in the Underdog Room. Later in the night, Aldo will raffle off the Cadillac hearse (“Son of Hearse”) that is parked outside the tavern.

Mollie Fontaine’s will have “Hell House,” the 5th annual LFORADIO Halloween bash with DJs Justin Hand and Steve Anne.

That’s the list that I have for now. Will do a third update if I learn of more. As for the weather this weekend, it looks like it is going to suck… Halloween and Music Fest seem to be the two weekends a year where cold weather is just about guaranteed. Weather Channel has the lows in the 38-43 degree range. I like warm weather for Halloween because it’s more conducive to slutty costumes.

In other news… I won poker last night at the Goose! After paying for my beer and buying my heads-up opponent a drink, I have about $40 left to spend at a future date. Stayed up until nearly 1 AM but it was worth it.

We’re testing an Android app under development at work, so I brought my new ViewSonic gTablet to the office. I rooted it and installed Cyanogenmod7, much better firmware than it came with. At some point I’ll do a longer post about my first experiences with Android. Now that it’s rooted, I’ve got a very fine tablet for half the cost of the iPad. That said, I have no desire to get an Android phone rather than an iPhone when I upgrade. The iPhone’s simplicity and elegance appeals more to me than the Droid’s configurability.

Time to grab some Chinese food then back to work. I’ll probably be out at the Saucer with the new tablet this evening.