There's usually so much happening the weekend before Halloween that the problem isn't finding something to do, it's narrowing your options down! Here are some fun, spooky, booze-filled and/or kid-friendly suggestions. It's the Halloweekend, baby I'm about to have me some fun.
Tonight is Final Friday in OTR, so check out gallery openings/shows at Aisle, YES, Static Age and 1305. Might as well Pimp That Pumpkin while you're in the neighborhood! If you're feeling nostalgic while in OTR, definitely check out the Final Friday OTR Skate at the OTR Rec Center. $3 gets you a skate rental, lessons from the Cincinnati Rollergirls, music by DJ Apryl Reign and Diamonn Gurr, horror film screenings, games and more. Go here to get all the details, and be sure to wear skate-friendly attire!
Perhaps you had a little more glam in mind for your Friday evening? Head over to Northside's Mayday for Ziggyween 2011, where you'll witness a live, full recreation of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Also appearing are Scandinavian Leather and the original Gypsy Hut staff, dressed as the Mayday staff. That's more than you can shake a delicious, gourmet, pretzel-encased hot dog at (which, by the way, are $2 all night). Check out maydaynorthside.com for details.
If you plan on dressing as an undead human, the Main Street Zombie Crawl is your best bet for Saturday. Japp's, MOTR, Neon's and The Drinkery are going all out with costume contests, live music and food/drink specials for all zombies. More info here.
For a more adult evening with a shot of Halloween fun, check out Cincinnati Ballet's Giselle or New Edgecliff Theatre's Sweet Suspense radio theater event. Going to the ballet might not seem like a spooky outing, but Giselle's story features ghosts in a graveyard. And have you heard Music Hall is haunted? Find out for yourself tonight and Saturday. Or get Poe-ssessed at Columbia Performance Center. NET presents two adaptations of Edgar Alan Poe's scary stories, plus an extended intermission with a dessert buffet. Get ticket information here.
Go here for all Halloween events through Monday, including haunted house reviews, bar events and less-spooky options for kids.
Of course, Halloween isn't for everyone. Some think it's devil worship, others just get bad breakouts from cheap costume makeup. Either way, there's plenty of Non-oween stuff to check out this weekend. Go here for all our recommended art exhibits, theater shows, events and more. And if you think leaving your couch is just ridiculous, check out this blog on the top scary TV shows to get into this weekend.