Halloween 101

picture-009Every year it starts of as Fall and turns into a full on Halloween fest. My favorite time of the year which includes brisk temperatures and rustling leaves. The bright autumn colors that take your breath away. I have my events planned for this holiday weekend which include a blow out bash on Friday with family followed by a late night theatre showing on Saturday. If your weekend is still open here are some local events to check out for your own thrills.

Buzz Halloweenie Roast :

A personal favorite event I will be attending. Hosted by 96.5 The Buzz, Halloweenie Roast Beaumont in Westport, October 28th. Musical guests include Flock of Seagulls, Jet, The Ravonettes and many more. All ages show for an affordable $9.65 gets you a ticket.

Terror at the Train Station 7:

The Bacchus Foundation brings back their infamous Terror Party, T7, to the revamped Midland Theater in the Power and Light District. The largest Halloween Party in Kansas City brings over 2,000 costumed folks and it’s all for charity. Including wonderful appetizers, drinks and costume contest. Party goes from 8pm – 3am on Halloween night (Oct 31) at the Midland Theater. Tickets are $37.50 in advance at the Midland Box Office, or at Terror Party

Nightmare at Crosstown Station:

Crosstown Station brings back its Nightmare 2009 at 1522 McGee. The party, which includes two floors of live music, DJ’s spinning, costume contest, and drinks galore promises to be a night of meyhem. Tickets are $30/$35 at the door. or 4 for $25 per person and may be purchased at Crosstown Station.  It is strongly recommend to buy in advance.

Martini Corner :

The Martini Corner pulls out all the stops this Halloween by hosting it’s Halloween on the Hill party with all five bars participating with drink specials. The bash starts at 8pm. Martini Corner is located at 334 E 31st. Party starts at 8pm on Halloween night.

Halloween Haunts at Worlds of Fun :

A great event for terror and fun! World’s of Fun, the midwest’s largest theme park, brings back Halloween Haunts 2009. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ghouls and ghosts swarm the park while guests enjoy over 175 acres of Halloween themed thrill rides and attractions. With Asylum Island, extreme haunts and the fog rolling in at 7pm– Halloween Haunts has something scary for everyone. Not recommended for children under 14 after 7pm.

Party Monster at Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge :

Party Monster is back for its fifth year at the Voodoo Lounge on October 31st. With drinks flowing till 3am and DJ Spider and DJ the DJ mixing–you can’t go wrong by heading to Party Monster. $1,000 costume contest, doors open at 9pm. Tickets are $10 and are available on VoodooKC. Call 816.889.4237 for VIP reservations and table requests. Tickets are $10 in advance through Ticketmaster. This is a 21+ event.

Ghost Tours:

Looking for a spooky night on the town. Check out some great tours given in the Kansas City, Topeka and Atchison area. Tour buses will take you to the most notorious haunted places in the area. Each tour includes over a dozen stops and tours last for about an hour and forty five minutes. Sounds spooktacular. For further details CLICK HERE.  Tickets are $19.50 per person.

Maul of the Dead:

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the mall again!
It is 1978, a decade and a day after Night of the Living Dead!  Six strangers take refuge in an abandoned shopping mall, only to find zombies lurk behind every mannequin and rubber tree plant. Coterie At Night Series, Rated PG-13:
TICKETS – $12 All Ages; $9 if you have the Discount Deal; GROUPS – 10 tix for $10 each; advance orders only; DISOUNT – Get $2 off at the door by wearing polyester when purchasing tickets night of show. For more details CLICK HERE.

KC Haunted Houses:

As always the KC area has a wide selection of haunted houses. The variety includes -

  • The Beast 1401 West 13th Street KC, MO 64102   816-842-4280
  • The Edge of Hell 1300 West 12th Street KC, MO 64101   816-842-4279
  • Catacombs 1100 Santa FE St  KC, MO 64101   816.474.3845
  • Fear 1100 Santa Fe St.  KC, MO 64101   816.474.3845
  • Cavern of Terror 14500 Old Quarry Rd Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 816.799.6624
  • Macabre Cinema 1222 W 12th St. KC, MO 64101  816-842-4280
  • The Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe 1100 Santa Fe KC, MO 64101   816-842-4280

Be sure to research these haunted houses online as most offer discount tickets/coupons.

Have a safe & happy Halloween weekend!

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