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Around the SL,UT October 28, 2011: Halloween

October 28, 2011

Yes, it’s Halloween weekend, which means there will be costume-parties a-plenty everywhere you go. It’s your last weekend to hit the haunted houses, or catch a scary ghost tour. So here’s a little help to navigate the most frightening of weekends.

Of course, what is Halloween without Rocky Horror Picture Show. The annual event which popularized people talking and throwing things at the movies can be found in SLC at Tower Theatre Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm & 11:30pm, and Monday at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10, and you will want to stop by the theater early to get your tickets. Or if you’re in Ogden, head to Peery’s Egyptian Theatre Friday and Saturday for shows at 8pm, $12.

What is a cover song but an elaborate game of dress-up? Friday night at Urban Lounge is Hardcore Halloween night. They have four local bands all dressed up as three hardcore and alternative bands… and Elliott Smith. Doors open at 9pm, tickets are only $5. Cannons will play Fugazi, Reviver will be Botch, Accidente is Jesus Lizard, and Jesus or Genome will be Elliott Smith.

The Complex is throwing a pair of Halloween parties Saturday Night. Pirates vs Bigfoots is for all ages and begins at 5pm, $8 adults and $5 for kids 13 and under. For the bigger kids, Hal-Ho-Ween Ball at 8pm, $15 cover.

Brewvies is showing Creepshow and AMC’s Walking Dead free on Sunday. Beginning at 5pm, with a Geekshow Podcast Costume Contest between the shows.

If you’re after a haunting experience, there are numerous haunts around SLC this year. Here’s where to find them:

  • Nightmare on 13th (300 west 1300 south) The longest-running haunt in town, this one is a must every year. $20, open 7:30-midnight.
  • Castle of Chaos (120 west 3300 south) In their final year at this location, it has long been a Halloween favorite. $18, open 7-midnight. Tip: take TRAX or park at the TRAX station. Buy the combo pass with the Redwood Road location.
  • Castle of Chaos Redwood Road (5576 south Redwood Rd) A large haunt with multiple themes. $18, open 7-midnight.
  • Fear Factory (666 west 900 south) It’s finally open, just in time. The newest haunt with an impressive facade. Although $25-35 seems a bit steep for a 1st year haunt, & the reviews haven’t been flattering so far.
  • Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus (98 east 13800 south) Another first-year haunt, full of everyone’s favorite: scary clowns. $20-25, open 7:30-midnight)
This week really does have a great lineup of

Must hear music:

Friday –  Peter Wolf Crier, Garden of Arms, Birds & Batteries at Kilby Court 7pm $10 
Saturday –  Max Pain & The Groovies, Fox Van Cleef at The Garage 8pm $6 
Sunday –  Uh Huh Her, Jarrod Gorbel at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Monday – Blues: Marinade, Stonefed, Pour Horse at The State Room 8pm $10 
Tuesday – AA Bondy at Urban Lounge 9pm $8 
Wednesday – Blast! at Kingsbury Hall 7:30pm $17.50-44.50. Marching band meets techno-pop stage show.
Thursday – Gringo Star, The Shrine at Urban Lounge 9pm $8 

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Around the SL,UT October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

Another weekend has snuck upon us like a werewolf on its prey. Well, now that it’s here, let’s make the best of this, as there is a lot happening, and it would be a shame to let this slip by. Here’s this week’s edition of Around the SL,UT.

It’s one of the most terrifying films ever, and this weekend you can see it on the big screen. The Exorcist is showing at Tower Theatre Friday and Saturday at 11pm, and Sunday at noon. Admission is only $5.

It’s that time, winter is setting in and the final day of the Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park is Saturday. Go give it one last visit before it’s gone for the season. Market opens from 8am-1pm.

Saturday night is the Dead Artists Ball at Fat’s Grill & Pool. Dress as your favorite deceased artist and join a gathering of art, music, food, beer, and prizes presented by The Hive Gallery. Party starts at 7pm and lasts until midnight. Salvador Dali mustaches and Frida Kahlo eyebrows available at the door.

Get some laughs from around the country as the Laughing Stock Comedy Festival comes to The Complex this Saturday at 9pm. Admission is $5. You will see comics from New York to Los Angeles as they compete for a $3000 prize.

The Community Food Co-op is celebrating Food Day at their warehouse (1726 south 700 west) this Monday from 3-7pm. Food, music, activities, “ask a farmer,” a live painting, and more. Learn more about what the Food Co-op does and enjoy this great evening out.

On Thursday, one of the most exciting annual Halloween events in Salt Lake returns. An October Evening is a night of film, dance, and more entertainment. Held at the Masonic Temple (650 east South Temple), this is a fascinating night in an incredible setting to get in the mood for the season. One of the featured presentations is a teaser trailer screening of Monstrosity, a film being produced by a local filmmaker who’s sure to be on his way to Hollywood. Tickets are $10 at Tower Theatre, or at the door the night of the event. Show begins at 7:30pm, and get to know the people behind this event in this great article from Now In Salt Lake.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Matt Nathanson at In The Venue 6:30pm $17.50 
Saturday –  Radio Moscow, Flying Eyes, Max Pain & the Groovies at Urban Lounge 9pm $12.75
Sunday –  Hip hop: Potluck, Glasses Malone, Sunset Jonz, Mistah Fab at Kilby Court 7pm $15 
Monday – Amber Taniuchi (of Lady Murasaki) at Bar Deluxe 8pm $8 
Tuesday – The Lemonheads, The Shining Twins at Urban Lounge 9pm $18 
Wednesday – The Parlotones, Scattered Trees at Urban Lounge 9pm $12 
Thursday – Cold War Kids at The Depot 9pm $21 

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Let’s go whole hog!

October 16, 2011

The Downtown Farmers Market and Edible Wasatch present a seasonal pig roast and party at the Utah State Fairpark. Ryan Lowder, Executive Chef for Copper Onion, has teamed up with local rancher Christiansen’s Hog Heaven to prepare a feast fit for a locavore. Enjoy live, local music and enjoy wine and beer pairings while honoring the end of the 19th season of the Downtown Farmers Market.

The event is 21 and older, cash bar. Tickets are $25/person, including food and entertainment. Register here.

It’s this Wednesday, from 6-10pm.

Utah State Fairpark
155 North 1000 West
Salt Lake City