10 things to do this weekend


1. Irvington Halloween Festival

Oct. 30-31, times vary. This week long culminates on Saturday with a street fair which includes over 170 vendors, live-music and a costume parade. Head here to get a full schedule of events for the weekend.

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2. Haunted Hilbert

Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Dress up in your best “Masquerade Chic” attire and join us for a special event – the Haunted Hilbert! If you love a great Halloween party and supporting the arts, this night of mystery, masks, music, mixed drinks and munchies is designed just for you.

3. A Very Offal Halloween

Oct. 31, 6 p.m. So you’re a food lover looking for Halloween plans. Well, look no further. This dinner is bringing together some of the most talented chefs in the city to put a spin on the so-called unclean, untouchable parts of various beasts. From brains to hearts, you’ll be able to sample goodies from Aaron Butts, Eli Laidlaw, Allan Giannattasio, Andrew Whitmoyer, Joshua Huffman, Ally Benedyk and cocktails by Eli Sanchez. The place is going to decked out in that classic murder chic look, and all the dishes are guaranteed to open your eyes to delicious possibilities of nose-to-tail butchering.

4. Erotic Exotic Ball 2015

Oct. 31, 7 p.m. DJ Matt Allen anchors this annual event, which also boasts $2,000 in cash and prizes for various costume contests. Party dance, dude.

5. Misfits Halloween Party

Oct. 30, 8 p.m. You know the drill by now. Show up early, sign up for your fave classic punk rock jam (with a heavy dose of the Misfits), take the stage when they call your number group, crowd surf, stage dive, etc. This live band karaoke night is super fun and well-run – be good to your bartenders, and don’t forget your kitty litter if you’re dressing as Danzig.

6. BYBYE album release show

Oct. 31, 9 p.m. Seth Johnson's feature on BYBYE.

7. Midnight Madness: Ms. 45

Oct. 30-31, midnight. Not your typical Halloween fare. This cult classic follows a mute-seamstress-turned-vigilante as she exacts revenge on the men who raped her. She dresses up like a nun and hits the crime-soaked streets of New York City to put the fear of God in the hearts of predatory men.

8. Vanessa Carlton

Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

"Making my way downtown

Walking fast

Faces pass

And I'm home bound"

9. Hankfest

Nov. 1, 7 p.m. This country jam fest features Hootie-dude Darius Rucker, Kip Moore, David Nail, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn and Cassadee Pope. The really good news? Two dollars from each ticket goes to Gleaners. Yum.

10. Seussapalooza

Nov. 1, 2 p.m. Get the whole family together and head to the JCC as they celebrate one of America’s most beloved children’s authors, Fun will be had by all ages, even the grown-ups! There will be guest appearances and book reading corners to snuggle up and read your favorite Dr. Seuss book.


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Former NUVO Engagement Editor. Proud cat dad. Fan of craft beer, parks and Indy's sports teams.