Beyond Highball: Other Halloween happenings in Columbus

By Hannah Douglas
From the October 24, 2013 edition

With an October moon glowing above the capital city in all-hallowed anticipation, it's time to put that crafty costume to good use. You do have your costume ready, don't you? Well, perhaps this assembled assortment of Halloween-crazed fun will serve as some last-minute inspiration. Tisk.

Where the Wild Things Rage 4

About: A seemingly untamable dance/costume party of the trap, Dubstep, electro variety. The Halloween installation of the quarterly event will hold three heavily illuminated stages featuring national acts Cookie Monsta and HeROBUST as well as local talent.

RIYL: Bad Boy Bill, Reid Speed

The Bluestone

9 p.m.-2:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25

583 E. Broad St., Downtown

mybestfriendsparty.com

Bewitching Burlesque

About: For the bolder souls and ghouls, the Ooh-La-Las (Boo-La-Las this Halloween) burlesque troupe will bring a burlesque show of ghostly proportions. Columbus comedian/magician Erik Tait will host, and costumes are encouraged.

RIYL: Marilyn Monroe

The Shrunken Head

11p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

251 W. Fifth Ave., Victorian Village

theoohlalasburlesque.com

Quay Brothers introduce “UN)MISTAKEN HANDS: EX VOTO F.H.”

About: The Quay Brothers, filmmakers Stephen and Timothy Quay, will introduce their new film UN)MISTAKEN HANDS: EX VOTO F.H.”

RIYL: Tim Burton

Wexner Center for the Arts

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

1871 N. High St., Campus

wexarts.org

Hitchcocktober

About: As a tribute to filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, the Gateway Film Center will show the suspenseful and illustrious “Psycho.”

RIYL: Hitchcock's other works like “The Birds,” “Vertigo”

Gateway Film Center

1:30 p.m. and 7:30p.m. Oct. 25-31

1550 N. High St., Campus

gatewayfilmcenter.com

Fear Hundred 3

About: Brew together one part Halloween-themed art exhibition, one part dance party for this art party. Local artwork and jewelry will be on sale. Also in the mix are 3D horror movie screenings, costume contests and local artist performances by horror-punk group Mummula, DJ Wonder Doug and a bit of burlesque by Lady Monster.

RIYL: Nekromantix

Strongwater Food & Spirits

6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1

401 W. Town St., Franklinton

400westrich.com

Woodlands Halloween

About: This costume party is back for its 11th year with a bubbling cauldron full of costumed covering artists performing as Hole, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, The Pretenders and Weezer.

RIYL: Hole, Talking Heads, The Rolling Stones, The Pretenders, Weezer

Woodlands Tavern

8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1

1200 W. Third Ave., Grandview

woodlandshalloween.com