Duluth Halloween 2009 Party Guide

Howie Mandell (from St. Elsewhere)
Howie Mandell (from St. Elsewhere), as seen at RT Quinlan’s on Halloween of 2008

Once again, Superior Street is coming out in full-force this Halloween night, and will undoubtedly be lined with zombies, sluts, slutty zombies, and probably even a Balloon Boy or two. Every bar in town has a “Halloween bash” and costume contest, of course. But here are a few events I’m aware of that sound like they’ll rise considerably above the average Halloween party, which is something when you consider that even the average Halloween party is pretty choice.

Feel free to leave any events I’ve missed in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list. They don’t have to be in Downtown Duluth or even in Duluth at all for that matter.

Most of all, have fun, be safe, and let’s all hope the lights don’t go out again this year.

Zinema 2
–    Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (silent film)
–    Tim Kaiser (performing an original score for Haxan)
9pm | $7.50 $10
– Paranormal Activity
1pm, 3pm, 5:10pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm | $7.50

Fitger’s Brewhouse
–    Charlie Parr w/the Devil’s Flying Machine
10pm | Free

Pizza Lucé
–    Trampled By Turtles
–    White Iron Band
–    Two Many Banjos
11pm | $10

North Star Pub
–    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (looped continuously on five screens)
8pm | Free

The Venue at Mohaupt Block
–    Evil Dead: The Musical
7pm & 12am | $15 ($25 for the “splatter zone”)

Rex Bar
–    Doctor Salty
–    Bryan Olds & the Soulen Brothers
10pm | $?

PLUS!

Emerson School
– Hotel Coral Essex
– Total Freedom Rock
– Coal Car Caboose
– Jamie Ness & Brad Nelson
Time? | $15

Carmody Irish Pub
– Tangier 57
– Kathy McTavish
9pm | Free

Hillside Community Church | Fallfest & Winter Clothing Giveaway
– Games
– Contests
– Candy & trinkets
– “Scary” costumes discouraged
– Gigantic all-beef monster wienies
– Brats
– Kiddie-sized “mystery meat” wienies
4-7 pm | All Free

The Main Club
– More weirdness than usual
Open-close | Freeish

Lakeview Castle

– Dirty Ol’ Soul
8:30pm | $?

I’ll also mention the following show, even though it goes against my policy of celebrating Halloween on any day other than October 31. I’ll break that rule just because this one should prove to be awesome.

This FRIDAY, October 30
RT Quinlan’s | The Devil’s Night Celebration

– The Funeral and the Twilight
– Zombie Season
– Cars & Trucks
– Bratwurst
9pm | $5 ($3 if you’re in costume)

19 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

I've heard from unreliable sources that Total Freedom Rock and Hotel Coral Essex are playing at Emerson.

aleasha

about 10 years ago

Hotel Coral Essex, Total Freedom Rock, Coal Car Caboose, Jamie Ness & Brad Nelson ($15 includes complimentary beverages and food to soak it up)  Is the rumor I heard...

c-freak

about 10 years ago

the main club. you know what it is.....

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Sorry C-Freak, I don't know what's happening at the Main on Halloween. Details?

Their website is not helpful.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Ack! Sorry, Brian!

Shana

about 10 years ago

Tim Kaiser's Haxan score is going to be AMAZING but please note it will be $10, not the regular $7.50 movie price.  Consider it $5 for the movie and $5 for the Tim Kaiser concert and that's a heck of a deal.

Zinema's also opening the super spooky Paranormal Activity this weekend:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iU3SNT2fM&feature=player_embedded

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

I was gonna post this anyway, but I'm much obliged if you'd do it, Barrett!

Hillside Community Church (201 East First Street, Duluth, MN) 
http://hillsidealive.com/
Fallfest & Winter Clothing Giveaway 4-7 pm 
Everyone Welcome. Games, Contests, and a half dozen 50 gallon drums full of candy & trinkets to give out for the kids.
"Scary" costumes discouraged.

*Bonus* free early dinner suggestion - Speedy Wienie will once again do a season close-out at the Fall Fest.  So it's all going, including our remaining gigantic all beef monster wienies, some brats and lots of kiddie sized "mystery meat" wienies donated by the church.  It's all free.  If Mrs. Wienie approves I think I'm also gonna get a stack of the coveted b&w "Love Wins" stickers for the first 50 people who trick or treat at our stand, ask for them.

c-freak

about 10 years ago

barrett - more weirdness than usual. we 'mos ratchet it up for halloween. it's our x-mas.

baci

about 10 years ago

thanks Barrett..for all you do, this one's for you!

funkenschutz

about 10 years ago

Yeah, but where's the afterbar?  I'm turning 36 and I have a babysitter.  Halloween don't fall on a Saturday every year, ya know...

adam

about 10 years ago

Lucé is sold out.

Becca

about 10 years ago

All bars open late thanks to day light savings at 2am?

adam

about 10 years ago

Only in Superior.

Oldtimer

about 10 years ago

Dirty Ol' Soul at the Lakeview Castle - 8:30

Purple

about 10 years ago

Haunted Duluth http://www.hauntedduluth.com/  , which I believe is Bad Cat's site, also has a listing of events. 

Has anyone been to the Haunted Cemetery http://www.myspace.com/thehauntedcemetery ?

bikeshox13

about 8 years ago

If I remember correctly, I attended a Halloween party about five years ago at an old school that was converted to apartments/condos.  I believe the Alrights played and it was an epic adventure.  Does this party still exist?  If anyone knows where it might be I would love to know.

Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago

The party Bikeshox13 refers to was at Emerson Apartments. To my knowledge they stopped having Halloween parties there in 2009.

adam

about 8 years ago

They have stopped.

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