Halloween happenings 2009

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

An Evening with Sophia & Fernando

Lantern tour of neighborhood architecture, culminating at the Kelton House

6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Kelton House, Downtown

Cost: $25

Web: columbuslandmarks.org


Costume contest with cash prizes and giveaways

10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Axis Nightclub, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: columbusnightlife.com

Boo on Broadway

Streets are blocked off for trick-or-treating

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Grove City Town Center, Grove City

Cost: Free

Web: visitgrovecityoh.com

Bring Back the Magic

Magician Howard Thurston offers a "hauntingly magical" evening at the mausoleum

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Green Lawn Abbey Mausoleum, Franklinton

Cost: $45

Web: columbuslandmarks.org

Costume Contest with Virginia West

Costume contest with giveaways and prizes

10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Union Bar and Food, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: columbusnightlife.com

Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie

Extreme haunted house, this year featuring a simulated live demon birth

8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 29-31

13861 E. Broad Street SW, Pataskala

Cost: $17

Web: deadacres.com

Fright Nite 5K

Run past haunted graveyards on the way to the Gahanna Golf Course

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Creekside Park & Plaza, Gahanna

Cost: $29

Web: ultrafit-usa.com

Gables, Gargoyles and Ghost ... oh my!

Downtown bus tours exploring architecture and ghost stories

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Columbus Landmarks Foundation, Downtown

Cost: $25

Web: columbuslandmarks.org

Gates of Terror

Open-air haunt with an undead DJ and open-air screenings of classic horror movies

7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31

7133 Tent Church Rd., Lancaster

Cost: $15

Web: gatesofterror.com

Halloween Dragdom

Costume/performance contest

10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Havana, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: columbusnightlife.com

Halloween on the Hocking

Canoe a half-mile stretch of the river under a full moon

Various times, Oct. 30-31

31251 Chieftain Dr., Logan

Cost: $25/person

Web: 1800hocking.com

Halloween Party at Eleven

Costume party with absinthe drink specials

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Eleven, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: hydeparkrestaurants.com

Halloween Salsero

18-and-up party with salsa, bachata, cha-cha and merengue

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

La Fogata Grill, Short North

Cost: $10

Web: salsacolumbus.com

Halloween Spectacular

Halloween party

9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

The Bogey Inn, Dublin

Cost: Free

Phone: 614-764-1727

Halloween Tram Ride

Look for spiders, bats and other creepy critters, then enjoy a campfire

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Slate Run Metro Park, Canal Winchester

Cost: Free

Web: metroparks.net

Haunted Bissman Building Real Paranormal Investigation

Investigate a haunted warehouse in Mansfield

7 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Bissman Building, Mansfield

Cost: $55

Web: myspace.com/hauntedbissmanbuilding

Haunted Prison Experience 2009

Haunted house set in a prison

7-11 p.m. Oct. 29, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 30-31

Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield

Cost: $15

Web: hauntedx.com

Haunted Survivor Tour

Haunted people and star psychics join forces for this tour

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

The Renaissance Theater, Mansfield

Cost: $50

Web: mansfieldtickets.com

Hauntings Halloween

Open house during Highball Halloween, with snacks and tarot readings

5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Stonewall Center on High, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: stonewallcolumbus.org

Highball Halloween

Masquerade event with a costume contest and fashion show

4 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Short North between Third & Fifth avenues

Cost: $2

Web: shortnorth.org

Martini Park Halloween Bash

Performance from the Websters, costume contest, themed cocktails

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Martini Park, Easton

Cost: $5 or free with canned good

Web: martinipark.com

Nightmares & Dreams

Party reliving Halloweens past, with Roudyruf

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Due Amici, Downtown

Cost: $10

Web: twitter.com/roudyruf

Ole School Classic Costume Party with Mix Master Ice

Costume party with music, dancing and food

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Lincoln Theatre, King-Lincoln District

Cost: $10

Web: mixmasterice.com

Pataskala Haunted Forest

Haunted trail through Old Murdock Place

7 p.m.-12 a.m., Oct. 30-31

8838 Refugee Rd., Pataskala

Cost: $10

Web: pataskalahauntedforest.com

Por Vida 2

A Day of the Dead celebration with DJ Captain Lonesome and Moon High

10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Junctionview Studios, Grandview

Cost: $7

Web: junctionviewstudios.com

Ravari Room Halloween Bash

Costume party with live performances

8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Ravari Room, North Campus

Cost: $8 with costume, $10 without

Web: ravarihalloween.com

Richard O'Brien's "The Rocky Horror Show"

Traditional annual production

8 p.m. Oct. 29-31

Axis Nightclub & Theatre, Short North

Cost: $15

Web: centerstageplayers.com


Eerie drag show fun

8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Level, Short North

Cost: General admission

Web: levelcolumbus.com

Spooky Science Weekend

Pumpkin Patch science show, trick-or-treating and magicians

6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 31

COSI Columbus, Downtown

Cost: $7

Web: cosi.org

Terror on Park Street

Costume contests with cash prizes

Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Various Park Street bars, Arena District

Cost: Free

Web: patio.thecgsgroup.com

The Big Boo!

Music, dancing and cash bar; costume contest for CCAD students

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

BoMA, Downtown

Cost: $10

Web: ccad.edu

The Goonies

Outdoor movie screening

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Fryer Park, Grove City

Cost: Free

Web: grovecityohio.gov

The Haunted Farm

Rural haunted attraction

7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-31

5450 Old Millersport Rd., Pleasantville

Cost: Free

Web: haunted-farm.com

The Haunted Hotel: Halloween

Party with three rooms of live bands and DJs

10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Hyatt Regency Columbus, Downtown

Cost: $30

Web: halloweencolumbus.net

The Haunted Ship

Move through an eerie pirate ship

7-10 p.m. Oct. 29-31

Santa Maria, Battelle Riverfront Park, Downtown

Cost: $4

Web: santamaria.org

The Long Island Halloween Kick Off Show with Nina West

A tribute to Michael Jackson

11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29

Union Bar and Food, Short North

Cost: Free

Web: columbusnightlife.com

The Maize

Corn maze with a LeBron James theme

5-10 p.m. Oct. 30, 12-10 p.m. Oct. 31

8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center

Cost: $6-$11

Web: mazeandberries.com

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Anniversary Show

"Prizes, mayhem and good times"

11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

Studio 35 Cinema, Clintonville

Cost: $10

Web: studio35.com

The Scare-A-Torium

Col. Frightmore leads a tour through a house of horrors

7-10 p.m. Oct. 29, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 30-31

1501 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington

Cost: $15

Web: scareatorium.com

The TerrorFest

Haunted house, with Brewery Butcher and The House of Nightmares attractions

7:30 p.m.-12 a.m., Oct. 29-31

477 S. Front St., Brewery District

Cost: $17

Web: theterrorfest.com

Thriller at BoMA

21 and over costume party with three DJs

9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31

BoMA, Downtown

Web: bomaevents.com

Trauma 2009

Halloween fetish party

9 p.m. Oct. 29

Sugar Bar & Park Street Patio, Arena District

Cost: $15/$20

Web: evolvedbodyart.com

Creepy Concerts

Friday, Oct. 30

Alrosa Villa, North Side. alrosavilla.com. Thrilla at the Villa: Krynos, Staple, The New Black Jesus, Soul of Fire.

Club Diversity, German Village. clubdiversity.com. Halloween Bash w/Debe Wenig and Bobby Hamlin.

Fats Bar & Billiards, Northwest Side. fatsbilliards.com. Rushin' Loretta Halloween Party.

India-Oak Grill, Clintonville. 614-261-9355. Halloween Party w/Third Degree Sideburn.

Mulligans Sports Pub, Powell. 614-798-0700. Paradise Island Halloween Party.

Newport Music Hall, Campus. promowestlive.com. Halloween Fest 2009: Black Rue, Act of Violence, 8lbs of Pressure, Damn Near Down, Chuknorous, Intense Hate, Dim, The Meantones.

Ruby Tuesday, North Campus. rubytuesdaylive.com. Ruby's Halloween Eve w/Deadsea, Night Family, Super Silver.

Screamin' Willies, Reynoldsburg. sundancesaloon.net. The Godz Big Halloween Show.

Skully's Music Diner, Short North. skullys.org. Halloween Eve Show w/The Receiver, Brainbow, The Main Street Gospel.

Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, Hilliard. 614-529-5575. Halloween Bash w/Acoustic Mayhem.

The LC, Arena District. Promowestlive.com. QFM96 Halloween Bash feat. Michael Stanley & the Resonators, Olde Cellar band, Scotty Bratcher, Dan Orr Project.

Weigel Auditorium, Campus. music.osu.edu. HalleeBOOia! 16th-annual Halloween concert.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Kickstand Pub, Westerville. myspace.com/thekickstandpub. Filthy Habits Halloween Party.

Larry B's Sports Lounge, Westerville. myspace.com/larrybs. Six Foot Blonde Halloween Party.

Mudflats Bar & Grill, Galena. themudflats.com. Halloween Bash w/Malkum Gibson & the Mighty Juke Band.

Mustardseed Cafe, West Jefferson. myspace.com/themustardseedcafe. Monster Mania Show: Take The Name, The Dark and Bleak, When Ends Meet, Send the Night Sky.

Park Street Tavern, Arena District. parkstreettavern.com. True Blood Halloween Bash w/Mojoflo and Ocean Ghosts.

Roadhouse 66 Bar & Grille, Worthington. roadhouse66.com. Halloween Bash w/Third Degree Sideburn.

Rumba Cafe, North Campus. columbusrumbacafe.com. Good Company Halloween Show w/Obviouslies, Trigons.

Skully's Music Diner, Short North. skullys.org. The Spikedrivers Halloween Bash w/Two Cow Garage.

The Summit, North Campus. myspace.com/cafebourbonstreet. B-Side Wax Nightmare Strut.

Vic's Restaurant Bar Cafe, Victorian Village. victoriansmidnightcafe.com. Vic's Halloween Party w/The Hells Fire Sinners, JPS Brown, Blatant Finger.

Vonn Blues Lounge, Worthington. vonnblues.com. Hoodoo Voodoo Costume Ball w/Miss Misery, Drew Allan Band.

Vonn Jazz Lounge, Worthington. vonnjazz.com. Sabrina and The Gentlemen of Jazz Halloween Ball.

Veterans Memorial, Downtown. fcvm.com. Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Pops.