What To Do Tonight: Rock Out for Halloween

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Unless you throw Halloween parties in November (questionable), tonight's your last chance to reasonably put on a costume and throw down. Here are some of the finer local opportunities:

•High Five, 1227 N. High St., has a good-looking early punk/hardcore show (5 p.m. doors) featuring Datapanik bands Triceratops and Absolute Magnitude. Baltimore's Pulling Teeth and the UK's Frightener round out the bill.

•So What Wednesdays, which I've mentioned on here before, is throwing a Halloween party at the usual locale, Cafe Bourbon Street, 2216 Summit St. Indianapolis' DJ Topspeed will be in the house in addition to your regular hosts Blueprint, DJ Detox and DJ Pos 2. Speaking of Pos 2, Wes Flexner directs us to some free songs Pos posted from the Columbus hip-hop vaults.

The Spikedrivers are at Skully's, 1151 N. High St., so if you're in the mood for Americana, walk your boots in that direction.

There's nothing new to recommend on the TV front, so stick with what works for you. That's the twee/trash combo of Pushing Daisies (8 p.m., ABC) and Gossip Girl (9 p.m., The CW) for me.

Also, I stopped in campus Chipotle to get free for lunch and despite a line almost out the door, they were respectably efficient. I was in and out in five minutes. So definitely fashion some sort of aluminum foil accessory and take them up on their free burrito offer.

EDIT: Also worth noting is the last bike-powered movie of the year at Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails. Shaun of the Dead is screening on the patio at 10 p.m., and the weather is perfect for one last night in the fresh air. The movie is free, and they're serving hot spiked cider for $4.