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Halloweek Returns
Extending the creepy fun

10/23/14
By Michael Witthaus music@hippopress.com



 Halloween may be on Friday this year, but the celebration begins more than a week in advance of the big day, and rolls into November. A well-rounded slate of events begins with pumpkin carving and ends with punk rock in the form of Manchester legends The Rezidudes performing their annual one-off show. Options range from family-friendly to risqué and rocking. For the latter, look for several events featuring doppelgänger cover bands turning it up to eleven — the ’80s are popular (big hair and costumes are a natural match), but ’70s mope rockers Joy Division also get the tribute treatment. 

 
Thursday, Oct. 23
Portsmouth Book & Bar (40 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, 427-9197) Pumpkin-carving contest, Halloween event with Downeast Cider & Prizes. Begins at 8 p.m.
Press Room (77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, 431-5186) Undead Beat Night Halloween parade FUNdraiser featuring Soggy Po' Boys. Free, 21+. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Friday, Oct. 24
Executive Court Banquet Facility (1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 626-4788) Pink & Blue Bash — Chill Spa hosts a Halloween costume party to benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. This ’80s-themed event will include music, dancing, silent auctions and Halloween costume awards for best ’80s-themed costume, best pink costume and best blue costume. Begins at 7 p.m.
 
Lakes Region Casino (1265 Laconia Road, Belmont, 267-7778) Annual Halloween bash. Wear your best costume and dance the night away with Axis. Promos, giveaways and more. Begins at 11 p.m.
Midnight Rodeo (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545) Walkin’ The Line, MRB’s annual Halloween bash with a country theme, is also a costume party with prizes for first, second and third place. Begins at 6 p.m.
 
Milly’s Tavern (500 Commercial St., Manchester, 625-4444) Monsters of Mock ’80s-themed Halloween party hosted by Living on a Bad Name, the Bon Jovi tribute that replaced the real Bon Jovi at last year’s New York State Fair). Begins at 8 p.m. $12.
 
M/S Mount Washington (211 Lakeside Avenue, Weirs Beach, 366-5531) Masquerade ball — Passengers are invited to put on their best Halloween costumes on the final cruise of the season, enjoy food, song and dance, and celebrate with entertainment and prizes for best costumes. Begins at 6 p.m. $53.
 
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600) Rocky Horror Picture Show annual quote and sing-along. $15 ticket includes prop bags, naughty pre-show games, costume contest, and a live cast of characters. 16+ and under 18 requires adult chaperone (18+ only on Saturday, Oct. 25).
 
Riverwalk Coffee Roasters (35 Railroad Square, Nashua, 578-0200) Odds Bodkin tells Grisly Tales of Horror — three supernatural tales, told by master storyteller Odds Bodkin with characters, music and wild vocal effects. $10. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
The Sad Cafe (148 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, 382-8893) Third annual Devlyn Sydus Halloween Spooktacular has Devlyn Sydus performing with Gwell-O, Apollos Resurrection, Beneath the Machine, Dead Harrison, Necro Meat Circus, and Thirty Silver. Costume prizes, raffles. Begins at 2:30 p.m.
 
Stone Church (5 Granite St., Newmarket, 659-7700) FlingFest w/ Jam Patrol, an indoor festival of family Halloween fun with two talented bands and plenty of activities, begins at 10 p.m.
 
True Brew Barista (3 Bicentennial Square, Concord, 225-2776) Halloween Howl outside with Pat & the Hats/The Greenlights anchors a downtown party. Begins at 8:30 p.m.
 
Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230) Cider Press Halloween costume party with prizes for best and other categories. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Saturday, Oct. 25
Village Trestle (25 Main St., Goffstown, 497-8230) Cider Press Halloween costume party with prizes for best and other categories. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Sunday, Oct. 26
Wilton Town Hall (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456) Creepfest Silent Films double feature of movies starring Lon Chaney, West of Zanzibar (1928) and The Unholy Three (1925), with live music by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis. Admission is free; a donation of $5 per person is suggested to help defray expenses. Begins at 4:30 p.m.
 
Queen City Ballroom (21 Dow St., 2nd floor, Manchester, 622-1500) Costume dance party. Wear your best costume or come in street clothes, but just come out dancing. It’s a potluck, so bring some tasty finger food or a dessert to share. Admission to the Halloween Dance Party and pre-dance lesson is $10 per person, free with QCB October membership. Small prizes for best costumes in a variety of categories. Begins at 6 p.m.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 28
900 Degrees (24 Calef Highway, Epping 559-3301) Brickyard Scare – Trick or treat with costume contest at 5 p.m. near Popovers/O’Neil Cinema. Begins at 3:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, Oct. 30
Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center (39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551) Phantom of the Opera. Long before Andrew Lloyd Webber created the hit stage musical, this silent film adaptation starring
Lon Chaney helped place ‘Phantom’ firmly in the pantheons of both horror and romance. Features live music by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis ($10). Begins at 6:30 p.m.
 
Red Door (107 State St., Portsmouth, 373-6827) Local Heroes Halloween show. Wet Dress/Gym Shorts/Nice Guys/Me In Capris perform a special show. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Wally’s Pub (144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, 926-6954) Frankcity Halloween costume party with DJs, go-go dancers, and Halloween fun for 21+. $10 includes all-you-can-eat pasta dinner. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Whippersnappers (44 Nashua Road, No. 13, Londonderry, 434-2660) Devil and Billy Shake, a rock opera written by George D. Simpson and  Brian Maes. Purchase advance tickets at brianmaesmusic.com or at the door.  Arrive in advance for food and drink in the bar or dining room. Costume contest will take place at the intermission around 9:30 p.m.; prize to be determined. Doors at 8:30, begins at 9 p.m.
 
Friday, Oct. 31
Alan’s (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631) Third Stone, annual Halloween costume party with $300 cash for best costume with other prizes & giveaways. Begins at 8:30 p.m.
 
American Legion Post 51 (Route 125, across from Telly’s, Epping, 679-8320) Halloween costume dance with Kowboy Rick playing a variety of rocking music. Admission is donations for the Vietnam Moving Wall. Prizes for best costumes, 50/50 raffle, cash bar. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Arena Sports Bar & Nightclub (53 High St., Nashua, 881-9060) DJ Lenny C spins at a Halloween party with over $2,000 in cash and prizes for costume contest and door prizes. Arena partners with Fright Kingdom haunted house for an all-out bash. Begins at 8:30 p.m.
 
Back Room at the Mill (2 Central St., Bristol, 744-0405) Halloween Hoot. Paul Huber hosts an open-mic night with a twist, in the back of candy store. Begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Billy’s Sports Bar (34 Tarrytown Rd., Manchester 622-3644) Oktoberfest - Come in on Halloween and vote for your favorite waitress costume. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
British Beer Company (1071 S. Willow St., Manchester, 232-0677) Monkeys with Hammers plays a Halloween party. Wear a costume and hoist a pint. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
British Beer Company (103 Hanover St. at Portwalk Place, Portsmouth, 501-0515) DJ Scott Langlois Halloween party. Wear a costume and raise a pint. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant (11 Fourth St., Dover, 343-4390) DJ Party has four DJs at the Chameleon Club with costume contest. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Club ManchVegas (50 Old Granite St., Manchester 222-1677) Eric Grant Band, scary drink specials, $1,000 in cash and prizes and EGB haunting the stage all night. Begins at 9 p.m. 
 
Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord, 781-5695) Halloween Opera Ball, with the music of Verdi, Strauss, Puccini and other famous composers, will feature a fully staged opera with invited "guests" to waltz on stage with the opera performers. An elegant evening. Begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880) Popular cover band Jimmy’s Down hosts a Halloween bash. Wear a costume. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Dover Brick House (2 Orchard St., Dover, 749-3838) Halloween bash and costume event with Krakens Beard, Paranoid Social Club and Unrest in Transit. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Drynk (20 Old Granite St., Manchester, 641-2583) Beneath the Sheets — Scream at Drynk sexy Halloween party with DJ Sammy Smoove and DJ Spivak supplying the grooves. Cash and prizes for the sexiest costume. Begins at 8 p.m
 
Element Lounge (1055 Elm St., Manchester, 627-2922) Friday night dance party with DJ Smallz. You know why this is a good time. Begins at 8:30 p.m.
 
Fody’s Tavern (9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015) The Sitting Ducks and J-Connection, two bands bringing blues, funk, rock and everything in between. Wear a costume. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Fury’s Publick House (1 Washington St., Dover, 617-3633) Black Light Rukus psychedelic party band hosts Halloween bash with all new blacklight effects and laser light show, costume contest with outrageous prizes and live dancers. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Harlow’s Pub (3 School St., Peterborough, 924-6365) Black Eskimo/Luke MF Duke and Austin Wright funk dance party with special guests Black Eskimo. Ingrid and Marco will perform a set of their own original music. $8, 21+. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Ignite Bar/Hooked Seafood Restaurant (110 Hanover St., Manchester 606-1189) Howling Halloween Bash - Come as you aren’t for costume contest, with $25 gift certificates for most original, Scariest and funniest costume. All arriving in costume receive a coupon for next visit. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Last Safe Company (160 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass., 978-455-0092) Halloween Extravaganza - 100 Second Film Festival, followed by Arlen as Joy Division and Aquanutz featuring members of The Shodz, Darkbuster and Andrea Gillis Band playing an entire set of ’80s hair metal. $5 cover with a prize for best costume. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Mad Bob's Saloon (342 Lincoln St., Manchester, 669-3049) My Sister Will plus 5th BASE doing a classic ’80s hair metal set with Nate Comp,Tony Lascola, Ryan Gagne-Hal, Demitri and Jayce on vocals, along with Tear Gas Delilah. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Makris (354 Sheep Davis Road, Concord, 225-7665) Hating Monday Halloween party. Begins at 8 p.m.
Milly’s Tavern (500 Commercial St., Manchester, 625-4444) Halloween Hell Raise. Rock out with Shadowlynx, Demons Alley, Lone Wolf James & Sonicpulse. 21+. $5 cover. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Molly’s Tavern (35 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, 487-2011) Mama Love & The Wicked Sons play a Halloween party in the Tavern with prizes for best costume. Appetizer buffet with a drink ticket. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 the day of the party. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Mountain Meadow Event Center (478 Route 4, Canaan, 769-4093) Adult costume party 21+ Halloween bash with DJ Eric G spinning out music, plus some freakish games, costume contests and prizes. There will be tricks and treats for all and $150 prize for best costume. Begins at 8 p.m. 
 
New England’s Tap House Grille (1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 782-5137) Halloween costume party with prizes. Call for details. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Pasquale’s (143 Raymond Rd., Candia 587-0028) Halloween party - All night happy hour, festive dinner specials, free appetizers and prizes for best costume. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Pitman’s Freight Room (94 New Salem St., Laconia, 527-0043) Erik Ray One-Man Big Band, Montana native Erik Ray playing blues and roots music. Wear a Halloween costume; best outfit chosen by the crowd wins four tickets to a future show at Pitman’s. Begins at 1 p.m.
 
Pit Road Lounge (388 Loudon Road, Concord, 226-0533) Mother Hubbard celebrates a Road House Halloween. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Portsmouth Book & Bar (40 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, 427-9197) People Like You and the Infamous Parade costume party, $5. People Like You is a new, young band of free-spirited, independent singer-songwriters who play catchy music that gets a little weird sometimes. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Portsmouth Gas Light (64 Market St., Portsmouth, 430-9122) Flashback Friday Bash with Blue Matter, Max Sullivan and Dustin Ladale performing. Full access to both the club and the deck throughout the night. Deck doors open at 7 p.m. with Blue Matter, nightclub opens at 8 p.m. with DJ Koko P and features a costume party with $500 cash for best costume. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Press Room (77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, 431-5186) Dr. Gasp/Truffle/Soggy Po’ Boys Halloween parade. Wander through the doors to get the party started with Soggy Po’ Boys, wander upstairs to witness the horror that is Dr. Gasp, Dan Blakeslee’s Halloween alter ego, and stick around to dance the night away with Truffle. Three of the Seacoast’s most talented acts under one roof. $15 cover. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Puerto Vallarta (50 Old Granite St., Manchester 222-1677) Halloween Bash – Prizes for best costume, with fresh, authentic Mexican food. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Red Door (107 State St., Portsmouth, 373-6827) Two-band show celebrates Halloween with Red Tail Hawk followed by The Collective (Tight Groove). Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Ri Ra Irish Pub (22 Market Square, Portsmouth, 319-1680) Tim Theriault Halloween bash with chances to win prizes. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Rockingham Ballroom (22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket, 659-4410) Halloween Hoe-Down on the largest wooden dance floor in New Hampshire. Wear a costume and kick up your heels for country line dancing to an all-request night of music. DJ Ted Razz will be playing everyone’s favorites. Begins at 7:30 p.m.
 
Rudi’s (20 High St., Portsmouth 430-7834) Halloween with popular singer-guitarist Dimitri begins at 6 p.m.
 
Shaskeen (909 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0246) Halloween party details to be announced, but it’s always a good one. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Stone Church (5 Granite St., Newmarket, 659-7700) Adam Ezra Group acoustic rockers bring a sound that compares to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Telly’s (235 Calef Highway, Epping, 679-8225) DJ Jammin’ Jeff at Telly’s annual Halloween costume party with costume prizes, Bruins tickets and skis to raffle off. $250 cash prize for best costume, $150 for second, $100 for third. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
TJ’s Bar & Grill (23 Central St., Manchester, 660-2241) Crave rocks a Halloween monster bash with costumes and giveaways. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Wally’s Pub (144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, 926-6954) Nonpoint at a 21+ Halloween party with special guests Gemini Syndrome, Islander and 3 Years Hollow. Tickets $15. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Whippersnappers (44 Nashua Road, No. 13, Londonderry, 434-2660) Last Kid Picked concert, party and costume contest with the theme “Cowboy and Cowgirl.” Contest at intermission, prizes to be determined. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Wicked Twisted Bar & Grill (38 E. Hollis St., Nashua, 577-1718) Outburst at a Halloween party with costume contest. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Saturday, Nov. 1
Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant (11 Fourth St., Dover, 343-4390) Red Tail Hawk/The Collective dueling DJs at the Chameleon Club with costume contest. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
KC’s Rib Shack (837 Second St., Manchester, 627-RIBS) Rezidudes Halloween Bash Punk aficionado darlings reunite for their annual show. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Lakes Region Casino (1265 Laconia Road, Belmont 267-7778) Eric Grant Band plays annual Halloween costume party with two killer promos and food. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Patrick's (18 Weirs Road, Gilford, 293-0841) Costume event and fundraiser Halloween party with a Patrick’s gift card awarded for best costume. Event is raising money for St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive two raffle tickets per item. Come in costume and receive 10 raffle tickets. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
Red Blazer (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101) Chafed and DJ Maddog Halloween party. $15 per ticket, non-refundable, must be at least 21 and have a valid ID. Begins at 8 p.m.
 
Wally’s Pub (144 Ashworth Ave., Hampton, 926-6954) Nonpoint at a 21+ Halloween party with special guests Gemini Syndrome, Islander and 3 Years Hollow. Tickets $15. Begins at 9 p.m.
 
As seen in the October 23, 2014 issue of the Hippo.
 





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