By Jesse Wood
Oct. 31, 2012. Listed below are the Halloween events for those into the local nightlife scene.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Crestwood’s Halloween Masquerade Ball, Wednesday, Oct. 31
On the night of Halloween, Crestwood Resort and Spa hosts the Halloween Masquerade Ball. The evening features dinner, drinks and live music that goes on into the night. Seating for dinner off the menu created by Chef Matthew Barlowe takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
At 8 p.m., the main dining room will be turned into a magical ballroom with live music, dancing, drink specials and masks, which are provided. A costume contest takes place at 10 p.m., and the music stops at 11 p.m. For more information, call 828-963-6466 or click to http://www.facebook.com/events/447585205293484/?ref=nf.
Annual Halloween Show with Bafoodus at Boone Saloon
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Bafoodus will bring its “unstoppable rock machine” to Boone Saloon. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the show costs $5. With an eclectic mix of creepy funk, straight-up rock and aggressive jazz/pop fusion, there is something for everyone.
Admission is 21 and up. Don’t forget to wear a costume as this year will be the sixth annual costume contest. For more information, call 828-264-1811 or click to www.boonesaloon.com.
Sumilan w/ Wave Lynx at Murphy’s on Halloween
Sumilan with Wave Lynx will perform two sets on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Murphy’s. Be sure to where a costume as years past as always featured a costume contest. For more information, click to www.facebook.com/events/438256916233267/. Contact Murphys at 828-264-5117. Click to www.reverbnation.com/sumilan to listen to the band’s music.
HalloweeNth – Art, Costumes and More on Wednesday
The Nth Degree Gallery hosts “The Creature from the Nth Lagoon” on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The 14th annual HalloweeNth exhibition and costume party takes place from 7:30 to midnight and features works from High Country artists in a variety of mediums – paintings, sculpture, photographs and mixed media. Costumes and a food dish are welcome, and the event is BYOB. For more information, visit www.nthdegreegallery.com.
Char’s Halloween Bash & Costume Contest
Char hosts its fourth annual Halloween bash and costume contest on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The evening features drink specials, entertainment from DJ C-Ray and a costume contest with cash prizes. Advance tickets are available at Char now for $5. Tickets are $7 at the door. Only ages 21 and older will be admitted. Doors open at 11 p.m. For more information, call (828) 266-2179.
Sic Alps and Burgler F***** at Black Cat Wednesday
The San Francisco-based Sic Alps is certainly an uncommon band to have visit Boone. Sic Alps were hand-picked by Pavement as the support act on their 2010 UK reunion tour. Legend has it they were once described by Stephen Malkmus himself as “one of the most important bands of the next ten years”. They’re known for their scrappy, lo-fi garage sound. On its eponymous fifth long-player, the trademark layers of grimy fuzz are occasionally thin enough to glimpse the vaguest hint of a pop melody underneath, but long-term fans needn’t worry: the acid-folk and ’60s freakbeat leanings are still evident, along with that noisy edge.
Burgler F***** is a trio out of Winston-Salem and its Facebook page says, “features Anthony Petrovic (Baritone Guitar attempt and vomit) Ralph Pritts (Saxamaphone and Murder) Ian Lockey (Drum Drums).
Should be interesting – Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. Only ages 18 and older will be admitted. For more information, call Black Cat at (828) 263-9511.
Town Tavern – Costume Contests, Drink Specials, Giveaways
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, Town Tavern will host costume contests with the categories of Best Couples, Best Group, Best Overall and Sexiest. Drink specials will be available all night along, and some of the prizes to be given away include a Bud Light neon sign and a Jack Daniels snowboard and more.
The festivities, which also include a pumpkin contest, start at 9 p.m. For more information, call 828-264-2226
Banner Elk Sushi Club and Barra Sports Lounge – Heaven and Hell
On Halloween, the Banner Elk Sushi Club and Barra Sports lounge, which are in the same building, will feature a “Heaven and Hell” party. The Sushi Club will have a DJ with dancing and black lights in “heaven” while Barra will be in “hell.”
The evening begins at 10 p.m. and a costume contest starts at 12:45 to 1 a.m. and features a $100 cash prize for the best costume. The evening also features a bunch of drink specials. For more information, call 828-898-1940.
Halloween Trash Bash at Bayou Smokehouse and Grill
Bayou Smokehouse and Grill in Banner Elk hosts its third annual Halloween Trash Bash on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The evening features drink specials and a costume contest with prizes for the top three costumes of the night. The Bayou is located at 130 Main Street in Banner Elk. For more information, call 828-898-8952.
Toubab Krewe and Costume Contest at Legends on Halloween
Toubab Krewe hits up the High Country this Halloween. The Asheville-based band will appear at Legends in Boone. At this year’s Halloween show, there will also be a costume contest with prizes for the winners. Tickets for the show are $10 for ASU students in advance and $12 at the door and for the public. Doors for the show open at 9:00 p.m. The show is BYOB with a six-pack limit with ID at the door.