I have even more news about tonight’s Sinners for Saints Ball at Stop 345. The first piece of information is a bit of insider info about one of the costume contest judges: He will be dressed as superhero PBR MAN and he is known to be a fan of tube tops.
Secondly, the sponsors who will be putting out lots of delicious food at the ball tonight have been announced: Pete & Sam’s, Double J, Molly’s La Casita, and Boar’s Head. Very excited about getting some Pete & Sam’s food without having to drive out east.
Getting back to the costume contest, there will be over $1000 in prizes handed out, from the following local businesses: Double J, Capital Grille, Tamp & Tap, Seasons 52, Rizzo’s Diner, the Silly Goose, the Green Beetle, Le Chardonnay, LBOE, the Hi-Tone, La Hacienda, Local, Agave Maria, Boneheads, Elite Men’s Health, Alchemy, Adam Exelbierd Fine Art, Tony’s Trophy Room, Golfsmith, and Huey’s. Thanks to all of those businesses for supporting a fabulous party that will raise thousands of dollars for the Church Health Center.
Tickets are $40 if you purchase them online until 4 PM today. At the door, admission will be $50. If you think that you are paying a lot compared to most Halloween parties, look at this comparison:
By the way, you are not limited to two drinks, or beers, or Jello shots. This is just an example of what the average person might consume at a Halloween party. It’s an open bar! (Please be responsible if driving though.) By the way, they forgot to include parking in their comparison, which is free in the Stop 345 lot.
For those of you who went to the two predecessor parties, South Main Dirty Dozen and Nightmare on Main Street, all the gripes I had about those two parties have been removed. There’s plenty of space and you don’t have to squeeze through cramped entryways to get from one room to the next. There will be beer, and plenty of it. And best of all (for me, anyway) is that the party is in the Downtown core! It’s a short walk from where I live. For those not familiar, take Madison east from Third. You will see an exit ramp leading off to Danny Thomas. Take the ramp, and Stop 345 is right there, right before you get to Danny Thomas. Doors open at 9, with DJ Lil’ Eggroll and fortune tellers starting it off, Lord T and Eloise with Witnesse at 11:30, costume contest at 1, then Eggroll is back for round two.
To my Jello shot pushers tonight: I will have a few, I’m sure, but I will have to do them in moderation. Since I now have responsibilities at this event, I can’t turn into “BBQ Fest Paul” until after the costume contest.
One more Sinners for Saints item before I get on with the rest of the news: Although everything is included, bartenders, fortune tellers, and DJs do appreciate tips. Accumulate some ones today (or larger bills, if so inclined) to tip at the party tonight.
Now, let’s say for some reason you don’t want to go to the Sinners for Saints Ball tonight. You’re making a mistake, but this is America dammit, and you’re free to do what you want, any old time. Let’s have a look at your other options.
Filmmaker Craig Brewer has thrown some pretty legendary private Halloween parties in years past. This year, for the first time his party is open to the public. It is at Earnestine & Hazel’s starting at 9 and live music will include The Sheiks, Jack Oblivian, Superwitch, The Dead Soldiers, and Al Kapone.
Win a hearse! Bardog gives away the hears parked outside its front door at 11:59 PM.
If you’re looking for something kid-friendly, Halloween on the Island is tonight at 6:30 at Mud Island River Park and gift shop. Haunted River Walk, costume contests, games, rides, and trick-or-treating. $5 per person.
Back to adult fun tonight: Mollie Fontaine’s is always a place that can be counted on to be fun on Halloween. For those not familiar, it’s a restaurant/bar in one of the Victorian mansions on Adams Avenue, and the place has a spooky, haunted feel on Halloween. There will be music by Future Everything artists.
Coyote Ugly on Beale Street is having a Bunny Mansion Halloween party starting at 7. Costume contest with $100 prize and Fireball specials.
The New Daisy is having “The Devil Wears Prada: A Highly Stylized Affair” tonight. It’s hosted by Chris Soules of The Bachelor. Complimentary admission before 10 with full costume. Featuring DJ Connor Cruise and DJ Epic.
If you’re not into Halloween and just want to hear some good live music, go to the Center for Southern Folklore, where it’s the J Train Blues Band CD release party. Start time is 8 PM.
RIP Al Molinaro, “Big Al” who owned Arnold’s restaurant on Happy Days.
Time to get the day started. I will do Brunch with Bloom at Bardog and a stop at Blind Bear as usual, but that will be followed by food (probably Maciel’s) and a long halftime nap. I can’t wait for tonight, this should be the best time I’ve had on Halloween in years.