Thursday, October 25, 2012

Where to get your SL,UT on this Halloween

Posted By on October 25, 2012, 1:34 PM

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You've got your costume all ready to go and a slew of friends to party with, but you don't know where to get down for this year's Halloween celebrations. City Weekly has you covered (but not costume-wise).---

Sure, most every bar and nightclub have some sort of Halloween event happening this Saturday and next Wednesday, and you could probably get drunk and have a good time dressed up like a zombie or some too-clever costumed whoever. But don't you want to know where to go for the best celebrations? Yes, you do. Here's the run down. Some of our favorites get little blurbs, others worth checking out are listed below. If you want even more options, though, check out CW's event listings page here.

For a soundtrack to your celebrations, check out City Weekly's music recommendations over here.

Friday 10.26
Halloween Monster Mash Bash @ Fats Grill, 2182 S. Highland, 9 p.m., free

Saturday 10.27

Nigel & The Metal Dogs @ Brewskis, 244 25th Street, Ogden, 9:30 p.m., $5

Witches’ Ball
This voodoo cauldron has a pinch of all sorts of entertainment varieties to concoct one wicked witches’ brew. The evening’s lineup includes belly dancers, gypsy collective Juana Ghani and powerhouse rockers Cornered by Zombies. Just be wary if someone asks if you’re a virgin or if they can have a piece of your hair. @ Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, 9 p.m.

Halloween Havoc @ Copper Club, 315 24th Street, Ogden, 8 p.m., $10

The Devil’s Basement
The hip underground club at the corner of Heber and Main in Park City will become an asylum of sin for this night. Tunes will be provided by Miss DJ Lux, and the theme, The Asylum, will guarantee lots of naughty nurses and doctors. @ Downstairs, 625 Main, Park City, 8:30 p.m., $10 for guys, ladies get in free

Halloween III @ Fats Grill, 2182 S. Highland, 8 p.m., $3

Halloween Horror VII @ Gino’s, 3556 S. State, 7:30 p.m., $7

Get Freaky 2012
If there is one place to have a big ol’ SL,UT Halloween party, this is going to be it. These rave-like parties out in Magna are always filled with scantily clad folks gettin’ sweaty on the dance floor. And with a title like “Get Freaky,” how could you not? @ Great Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna, 6 p.m., $25-30 GA, $60 VIP

Heaven & Hell Halloween
Yup -- angels and demons, gods and devils, nice and naughty. And entertainment provided by DJ Ravi Drums and the women of Trails. You’ve been to theme parties like this, and now you can experience two-levels of bliss and hell with a whole bunch of other folks -- who most likely will wind up in hell by the end of the night. @ Park City Live, 427 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $10

Skalloween: 2 1/2 White Guys, Lo-Fi Riot, more
Ska is not dead -- it’s undead. Resurrected from the ‘90s heyday of the horn-centric genre, these ska bands (with members from more prolific bands like Stretch Armstrong) are back to skank the night away. @ Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, 8 p.m., $6 with costume, $8 without

DJ Abilities Halloween Show @ Wasted Space, 342 S. State, 9 p.m., $7 in advance, $10 day of show

Dance Till You Die feat. Muscle Hawk & guests @ Zest Kitchen & Bar, 275 S. 200 West, 9 p.m., $5

Wednesday 10.31

Carlton Pride, Newborn Slaves @ ABG’s, 190 W. Center Street, Provo, 9:30 p.m., $6

Mr. Gnome, Totem & Taboo, Amassing Massive Mass, Shadow Puppet
For a twosome—Nicole Barille (guitar and vox) and Sam Meister (drums)—Mr. Gnome sure as hell makes a lot of noise. One of the most eardrum-obliterating concerts that I saw in 2011, Mr. Gnome plays a set that dances around various genres within rock music. Following up 2011’s Madness in Miniature, the Cleveland-based band is supporting a digital 7-inch, which features “The Way” and “Still Life,” songs that show more restraint and precision than previous work. But Mr. Gnome’s specialty is fuzzy, musical tapestries, hallucinogenic interludes and pounding rhythms—the perfect witch’s brew for Halloween. @ Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, 9 p.m., $8 in advance, $10 day of show

Pray For Snow Halloween
Costume ideas: ski-bunny zombies, the missing snow of winter ‘11/’12, an avalanche and a buried boarder (requires two or more people), etc. Hope that helps. This should be one fun combo party. @ Downstairs, 625 Main, Park City, 8 p.m., $5

A Grimm Fairy Tale Halloween
Probably the sweetest themed bar party this week, A Grimm Fairy Tale will get a boost by DJ Curtis Strange and Captain Cutlass and The Stormcrows. Shit’s gonna get weird -- in the best sense. @ The Garage, 1199 Beck St., 8 p.m., $5

4th Annual Halloween Party
Yo, bro, that banana suit and your buddy’s gorilla outfit are pretty sweet and all, but I don’t think it’s enough to bring home one of the city’s biggest cash prizes for a Halloween costume contest. Gracie’s boasts $1,000 for first place and $250 for second place. 2011’s winner wore a homemade Edward Scissorhands costume, described by the judges as “beautiful.” So, step up your costume game at this huge, two-level, max-capacity party. DJ Birdman will be spinning tunes and videos for costumed folks (OK, even bananas and gorillas) to get down on the dance floor, which takes over the downstairs. If that weren’t awesome enough, Gracie’s makes it awesome-er, because the prizes are awarded by 11 p.m. so you can get home early from this weeknight party—if working is your thing. @ Gracie’s, 326 S. West Temple, 9 p.m., $5

DJ Flash & Flair @ The Green Pig Pub, 31 E. 400 South, 9 p.m.

Skalloween: Show Me Island, 2 1/2 White Guys, Te Anchorage, The Sinisters, Bombshell Academy @ Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), 7 p.m.

Liquid Joe’s Halloween Party @ Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, 9 p.m., $7 advance, $10 day of show

Annual Spook-e-delic @ Park City Live, 427 Main, Park City, 9 p.m., $10

The Disco Drippers
Twenty years ago, to the day, a 10-piece band revived a brand of “rock-funk-disco-punk” on a local stage for the first time ... and dance floors in Salt Lake City wouldn’t be the same as long as the drippage came out of the disco faucet. The Disco Drippers, fully decked out with numerous guitars and blaring horns, specialize in renditions of classic hip-thrusters like “Dancing Queen,” “Brick House,” “Rapper’s Delight” and “I Will Survive.” Wherever they played, it was hot and sweaty, and if you weren’t on the dance floor, you probably weren’t there. For this 20-year anniversary show, the group is bringing former members to celebrate at this disco-riffic celebration. @ The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m., $20

DJ Finale Grande Halloween Party @ Zest Kitchen & Bar, 275 S. 200 West, 9 p.m., $5

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