Offering up one of the most unique performances you might ever hear is Matisyahu, an American Hasidic Jewish Reggae musician. His words roll fast off the tongue with one rhyme masterfully wrapped in another and gilded with Hebrew and Yiddish twang.
Offering up one of the most unique performances you might ever hear is Matisyahu, an American Hasidic Jewish Reggae musician. His words roll fast off the tongue with one rhyme masterfully wrapped in another and gilded with Hebrew and Yiddish twang. He plays cultures like a slide guitar, blending and bending influences such as Phish, Sublime, traditional Jewish Klezmer, Acid Rock and more. 8 p.m. at Bogart's.
This time of year casts a bright, if cold, light on the many traditions that converge in America. Our shopping sprees and hectic schedules are time trial races and affectations that keep our eyes off the meaning — if there is any such holy grail to be found — of the holidays.
Authors Teri Casper and Daniel Smith, who conduct bus tours of haunted Cincinnati, sign and discuss their new book, Ghosts of Cincinnati: The Dark Side of the Queen City. The duo shares a chilling mixture of local lore, history and ghost stories. Free. 6-8 p.m. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Fields Ertel.
The DeComposition Zombie Crawl invites you to drag your sorry, dead ass across Covington and devour the living! It’s the final week of Covington’s Full Spectrum, so come dressed to kill or let your hosts zombie you up with spooky makeup at the first stop, Molly Malone’s from 6-7 p.m. Crawl continues through Covington and ends at Leapin' Lizard Gallery. Party until midnight.
Chainsaws-a-go-go! If the USS Nightmare and the Dent Schoolhouse are the Hollywood haunts in town, this is surely the low-budget slasher flick. Costumes and props are spartan, but Angel of Death is hellishly, demonically scary.
Halloween is, at its heart, a children’s holiday. Despite the hugely popular and profitable businesses of haunted houses and adult costumes, it’s kids who get more out of October than anyone else. It does not memorialize a war and has little religious significance. Its the playful, secular traditions that have risen above its Christian and Gaelic ones.
The Hall is full of surprises. It’s nestled along a quiet neighborhood street and is a charity haunt, both of which point to a born-to-be-mild haunted experience. But this is far from the truth. Tricks and devilish treats are released even as you wait in line. Is that a dummy or, no, that skeleton is chasing you.
An ideal haunted house to take the whole family, this haunt is set next to a Catholic church in the parish center. That alone gives it a built in creep, but the whole package is more of an easygoing haunted tour.
Clowns, chainsaw murderers and various grim reapers are loose in Newtown. The winding corn maze is home to other nasty folks including a giant furry man (Bigfoot with an angry streak) and various crazed hillbillies who are none too happy with you treading on their property.