fun Hallowe’en-night activities

October 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Halloween comes but once a year, and there’s a bunch of fun things going on around town tonight:

WTJU is doing a live performance of “the War of the Worlds” on-air tonight; a Charlottesville-specific adaptation of the Mercury Theatre on the Air’s 1938 adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1898 novel. (Orson Welles — no relation — and the Mercury Theatre adapted the original plot to take place in New Jersey rather than England, so it only makes sense to further adapt it to take place in Charlottesville, I think). It’s probably not the first piece of live radio theatre done at WTJU, but it’s certainly the first that I can recall in my many years of listening to the station. That’s at 7:00pm on 91.1FM, but if you miss it, a recording will be up in WTJU’s online tape vault for the next 2 weeks.

There’s also a movie night at the Tea Bazaar, at 8:30. Actually there will be all sorts of Halloween stuff going on at the Tea Bazaar; seasonally appropriate food, pumpkin-carving etc. but at 8:30 they’re going to watch the Wizard of Oz, synced up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Yes, it’s a dorky high-school-stoner gag, but it’s also really fun. Awesome creative choice for a Halloween night event, Tea Bazaaros! I’m pretty sure that event is free.

Later on, Three Witches will be DJing at The Box. Remember Three Witches? Sarah, Jessica, and Sarah? They made their debut last Halloween and have DJed for many holidays since. That’s at 10pm, no cover, 21+, and there will be a costume contest with prizes.

The Southern is hosting the Mock Stars Ball again this year; it’s only one night (unlike past years), and there’s a lineup of five bands: Kings of Belmont will play The Beatles, Illville Crew will cover Dr.Dre, Downbeat Project and the Beetnix will team up to tackle Outkast, the Anatomy of Frank will perform as Radiohead, and From Here on Blue will do their best Neil Young. That’s $10, and doors are at 8:00 with music at 9pm.

Also, if I’m not mistaken, I believe Jim Waive will still be playing at Blue Moon, and Rick Olivarez will still be playing at the Whiskey Jar, just like every other Wednesday; I wonder of either of them are going to scare up some Halloween-appropriate covers? I bet they each know a few.

And don’t forget, the Virginia Film Festival starts tomorrow! We’re looking to bring in a good guest-blogger to cover it this year; details up soon, hopefully.

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  • 1 M. Simon // Oct 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    The Exorcist at The Paramount too! 8:00 PM