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Events for Halloween weekend in BR

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:14pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Halloween is upon us, and that means it’s time to party! Here is your comprehensive guide to all things fun happening in the Capitol City for the big weekend.

THURSDAY, Oct. 27

The 13th Gate Haunted House – Necropolis 13!
Nothing beats a good scare and The 13th Gate has you covered. Long regarded as one of the best haunted houses in the nation, this year is even better. The haunted attraction has added a new feature, Necropolis 13, which is complete with an underground catacombs and fire dancers. It starts every night at 6:30 p.m. and doesn’t stop until the last victim gets in.

Rocky Horror Picture Show!
It’s just a step to the left – then a kick to the Manship Theatre for a presentation of the Rocky Horror Picture. The cult classic is an epic Halloween tradition that shouldn’t be missed. Dress up as your favorite character and head down for all the fun beginning at 10 p.m.

Ghost at the Castle Showing!
There are ghosts in that there castle! Louisiana's Old State Capitol invites children and thrill-seekers of all ages to trick-or-treat inside its haunted halls during a special pre-Halloween event, "Trick-or-Treat with a Friendly Ghost" on Oct. 27 from 6p.m- 8p.m. Wear your costumes, and goodies will be provided. There will be a costume contest at 7 p.m. in the Senate Chamber, and the winner will receive a prize from the Gift Shop. Enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating and viewing "The Ghost of the Castle."

Zombie Prom North Gate Tavern
Even zombies need to kick up their heals and have a good time. That’s why the Baton Rouge-based band is hosting its annual Zombie Prom at North Gate Tavern. The band asks everyone to wear their best, or worst, prom outfit. But the kicker is that you have to gore it up with a little zombie magic!

80’s night Spanish Moon
It’s a Baton Rouge tradition that gets even better when the air is ripe with Halloween mania. Every week the bar spins classic tunes from the 80’s. You can bet Thriller will be played this week. Wear your Halloween costume and be a part of their costume contest.

Uncle Earls Halloween Party and Haunted House
Uncle Earls is holding a Halloween block party and taking it even further with a Haunted House. For the of age partiers, they’re even offering free drinks from 8:00 p.m. until 10 p.m. You really can’t get a better deal than that! And if you show up in costume, you could enter their costume contest. The top three winners will get free bar tabs ranging in the amounts of $150 to $25.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Carlotta Street Party
Regarded as one of the most anticipated events in Baton Rouge, the Carlotta Street Party never fails to offer a ghoulish good time. The block party is held annually at the North Gates of LSU and is put on by residents in the neighborhood. Everyone opens their doors and invites the freaks to come out and play! The party starts at 10:00 p.m. and will no end until 3:00 a.m.

Day of the Dead Party!
An all star group of local artists will put up their best work that reflects the theme, Day of the Dead. Those artists include Paul Neff, Charles Barbier, Paul Dean, Hunter Roth, Joel Cangiolosi, Gina Martinez, and Natalie Clay Hutchinson. Beginning at 10 p.m. there will be music as well by Brother Dege.

The 13th Gate Haunted House – Necropolis 13!
Nothing beats a good scare and The 13th Gate has you covered. Long regarded as one of the best haunted houses in the nation, this year is even better. The haunted attraction has added a new feature, Necropolis 13, which is complete with an underground catacombs and fire dancers. It starts every night at 6:30 p.m. and doesn’t stop until the last victim gets in.

Hallow’s Eve Bash
Duvics Martini Bar is holding its second annual Halloween party. They’ve transformed the place into a spooky tavern of epic proportions. The event is free and open to the public.

Red Stick Rally
Downtown Baton Rouge is hosting a Halloween event that has a little bit of a twist. The main attraction is a motorcycle rally, which will be held at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. The fun will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. There will be a strongman competition, Halloween costume contest, poker runs and guided rides.

Yelloween Friday
You may think of costumes when you think of Halloween, but why not add a fashion show in the twist! The Loft Downtown is hosting an event that isn’t going to be your typical costume contest. However, everyone is invited to participate in one. Three prizes will be given out for the best costumes.

MOLLYWEEN
The Mollyringwalds is an 80s cover band that is like no other. Mostly because they have the best 80’s costumes around. You can bet that they have something spectacular up their sleeve for the big event being held at The Varsity Theatre located at the North Gates of LSU's campus. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show will get started around 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 29

Halloween Parade
There’s nothing we love more in South Louisiana than a good parade. Funny thing is that it took THIS long for someone to think about doing one for Halloween. The first ever Halloween parade called “First Fright: Something Wicked This Way Comes!” will begin at 2:00 p.m. The parade will get going at River Road at Laurel Street. Along with having fun, they’re going to try and give back, too. They ask that everyone bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

All Things Pumpkin!
This family fun event sponsored by the Main Street Market in downtown Baton Rouge will feature all things pumpkin related. They will have the traditional events, such as face painting and kids activities, but there will be a little something different, too. You can learn how to cook up some great pumpkin dishes, which should come in handy down the road. Chef Celeste Gill will host those demos. The fun gets started at 8:00 a.m.

Nightmare on 3rd Street
The Roux House, Happy’s Irish Pub, and Schlittz & Giggles are teaming up to host a street party styled event. Each venue will offer its own special attraction, but everyone will unite to hold a costume contest beginning at midnight. The best of the best will get giftcards that can be used in the area. Click here for more information.

Manship Theater
The Manship Theatre is hosting a Halloween Ball and they hope for some extravagant costumes. This will benefit Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. The ball will get started at 7:00 p.m. and will continue until 11:00 p.m.

The 13th Gate Haunted House – Necropolis 13!
Nothing beats a good scare and The 13th Gate has you covered. Long regarded as one of the best haunted houses in the nation, this year is even better. The haunted attraction has added a new feature, Necropolis 13, which is complete with an underground catacombs and fire dancers. It starts every night at 6:30 p.m. and doesn’t stop until the last victim gets in.

Red Stick Rally
Downtown Baton Rouge is hosting a Halloween event that has a little bit of a twist. The main attraction is a motorcycle rally, which will be held at the Baton Rouge River Center Exhibition Hall. The fun will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. There will be a strongman competition, Halloween costume contest, poker runs and guided rides.

Murder Mystery
Who dunnit? A murder mystery might be just what the bad doctor ordered for Halloween this year. Ralph and Kacoos on Bluebonnet is hosting a special dinner theatre event. You’ll need to make a reservation, because spots are filling up quick.

SUNDAY, Oct. 30

Second Annual Yappy Halloween Run
People aren’t the only ones who enjoy dressing up for Halloween. The LSU Vet School is hosting a 1-mile costume stroll for all you pet lovers. They will also have a 5K race, children’s village, and costume contest. The Baton Rouge Police Department K-9 unit will hold a demonstration, and Yelp!BR will have animals from the area available who need a good home.

The 13th Gate Haunted House – Necropolis 13!
Nothing beats a good scare and The 13th Gate has you covered. Long regarded as one of the best haunted houses in the nation, this year is even better. The haunted attraction has added a new feature, Necropolis 13, which is complete with an underground catacombs and fire dancers. It starts every night at 6:30 p.m. and doesn’t stop until the last victim gets in.

Murder Mystery
Who dunnit? A murder mystery might be just what the bad doctor ordered for Halloween this year. Ralph and Kacoos on Bluebonnet is hosting a special dinner theatre event. You’ll need to make a reservation, because spots are filling up quick.

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