Eat, drink and be scary

Hal­loween par­ties for adults

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - OUT & ABOUT - BY SU­SAN PIERCE STAFF WRITER

Hal­loween isn’t just for lit­tle boys and ghouls. The Na­tional Re­tail Fed­er­a­tion says 71.5 per­cent of Amer­ica’s adults cel­e­brate Hal­loween, spend­ing a scary $9 bil­lion — yes, with a B — on all things Hal­loween. Nearly seven in 10 (69 per­cent) of adults re­spond­ing to the Fed­er­a­tion’s re­port said they plan to pur­chase or make a cos­tume this Hal­loween. If you’re among them, here are some Hal­loween par­ties you should con­sider haunt­ing. Bring your photo ID; you must be 21 or older if you plan to drink “boos.” Hal­loween in the West Vil­lage ›

Where: West Vil­lage, Eighth and Pine streets › When: 4- 9 p. m. Satur­day, Oct. 27 › Ad­mis­sion: Free › For more in­for­ma­tion: www.west­vil­lagechat­tanooga.com The pop­u­lar, fam­ily-friendly street party in West Vil­lage takes on a Hal­loween theme with trick- or-treat­ing, games for the kids and cock­tails for mom and dad. The Cos­mic Col­lec­tive and Dr. B and the Ease will play. A new Hal­loween-themed laser show will be pre­sented at 8 p. m.

Haunted Hunter ›

Where: Hunter Mu­seum of Amer­i­can Art, 10 Bluff View › When: 7-11 p. m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 31 › Ad­mis­sion: $ 15 Hunter mem­bers in ad­vance, $20 non­mem­bers in ad­vance; $25 for all at the door › For more in­for­ma­tion: www. hunter­mu­seum.org Gather your friends for a night in the mu­seum. This cos­tume party will of­fer a trick- or-treat sta­tion, cos­tume con­test, cash bar and mu­sic by DGSM DJs, Fit of Body and Erika Glück. Don’t miss the chance to see a live torch paint­ing demon­stra­tion by artist Hol­lie Berry, and an ex­clu­sive haunted man­sion ex­pe­ri­ence by Ensem­ble Theatre of Chat­tanooga. Guests must be 21 and older to at­tend; IDs re­quired. Note: There will be no on-site park­ing. Catch a lift with Lyft or Uber. Killer Prom ›

Where: Matilda Mid­night in the Dwell Ho­tel, 120 E. 10th St. › When: 8-11 p. m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 31 › Ad­mis­sion: $ 15, in­cludes one drink › For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-267-7866 Dress in your best prom at­tire from any era to at­tend this mur­der- mys­tery party. Jules O’Drapes, Dwell High School prom queen, has been found mur­dered. There are no sus­pects, but ev­ery­body at the party is be­ing ques­tioned.

Night of Fright: Spook­tac­u­lar Gala

› Where: 901 Lind­say St.

› When: 7-11 p. m. Satur­day, Oct. 27

› Ad­mis­sion: $60, must be 21 or older

› For more in­for­ma­tion: kcde­sign.on­line This new Hal­loween-themed cos­tume party will fea­ture a cos­tume con­test with prizes and live mu­sic in­spired by the movie “Ho­cus Po­cus.” En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Magic Lamp En­ter­tain­ment. A Pick Your Poi­son beer and wine bar will be of­fered with sig­na­ture cock­tails from Lon­don Call­ing. Food will be catered by A Sil­ver­ware Af­fair. This party is the de­but event of Kee­gan Chit­wood Events and De­sign. Chit­wood is ac­tive in lo­cal the­ater pro­duc­tions and a grad­u­ate of the New York In­sti­tute of Art+De­sign. Pro­ceeds from the party will ben­e­fit the MaryEllen Locher Schol­ar­ship Foun­da­tion, which awards col­lege schol­ar­ships to chil­dren of breast cancer pa­tients.

Puppy Brunch and Block Party

› Where: Chat­tanooga Brew­ing Co., 1804 Chest­nut St.

› When: Noon-3 p. m. Sun­day, Oct. 28

› Ad­mis­sion: Free

› For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-702- 9958 Cute­ness over­load ahead: pup­pies in cos­tumes. Chat­tanooga Brew­ing is part­ner­ing with the Hu­mane Ed­u­ca­tional So­ci­ety for an af­ter­noon brunch menu of hand­helds and beer­mosas. There will be prizes for the top three puppy cos­tumes, and guests are asked to bring old blan­kets and tow­els for do­na­tion to HES.

Sparkle City Disco & DJ Burn One

› Where: The Sig­nal, 1810 Chest­nut St.

› When: 8 p. m. doors open, 9 p. m. show Fri­day, Oct. 26

› Ad­mis­sion: $ 15-$20

› For more in­for­ma­tion: www.thes­ignaltn.com Sparkle City Disco is Nash­ville’s premiere group of vinyl disco DJs. DJ Burn One is an At­lanta- based pro­ducer. This is a cos­tume party with spe­cific rules. Guests must be iden­ti­fi­able upon en­try. Masks and face paint are al­lowed if se­cu­rity staff can still match your ap­pear­ance with your photo ID. Strike­force Pro­mo­tions re­serves the right to deny en­try to any­one who can’t be ID’d or is dressed in an in­ap­pro­pri­ate man­ner. No props— such as hand­held items, staffs, plas­tic weapons — are al­lowed. No spiked jew­elry, chains or weapons (real or cos­tume). Also, no re- en­try if you leave.

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No­body will whis­per “I smell chil­dren,” the clas­sic line from “Ho­cus Po­cus,” at Night of Fright: Spook­tac­u­lar Gala when this party for adults is held at 901 Lind­say on Satur­day night. But you just might see some par­ty­go­ers cos­tumed as the San­der­son Sis­ters since this party is in­spired by the movie.

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