Halloween fun (and other things to do this week)

There's all sorts of fun stuff this week.

Halloween fun (and other things to do this week)
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Hi there,

I hope you all have a very happy Halloween!


โ€” Sam

Brew 'N View: Twilight
Monday | Show at 7:30 p.m. | The Majestic | $5 advance, $7 doors

Watch party for Twilight (2008). Hosted by z104 and the Say It Out Loud podcast, which was recently profiled by the Cap Times.

No Time To Fail (with post-screening panel) ๐ŸŸ 
Monday | 7 p.m. | Arts + Literature Laboratory | Free

Two weeks ahead of the midterms, No Time To Fail (2022), a nail-biting 90-minute chronicle of Rhode Island elections officialsโ€™ sticktoitiveness, finds a vital local premiere at Arts + Literature Laboratory. Read more from Tone Madison โ†’

Tuesday | The Majestic | Show at 8 p.m. | $20+
Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations.

Babyโ€™s First Halloween
Wednesday | 9-11 a.m. | Madison Children's Museum | Free with admission
A Halloween celebration with activities designed for the youngest among us (birth to 3 years old).

Nerd Nite
Wednesday | 8 p.m. | High Noon | Free
Delightfully random presentations from local nerds. This time around: presentations on fear and court stenography.


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Downtown Madison Family Halloween
Wednesday | 3-6 p.m. | Downtown Madison | Free
Trick-or-treating at 60+ downtown locations, hayrides, Hocus Pocus (1993) screening, and other activities. ย 

Politics & Policy with Nate Silver
Wednesday | 7 p.m. | Virtual (in-person tickets are sold out) | Free
FiveThirtyEight founder and editor-in-chief Nate Silver will discuss critical issues facing voters and share his opinions on polling data.

Lunar Moth, Totally Cashed, Shoobie, Smoke Free Home, Flying Fuzz ๐ŸŸ 
Thursday | Show at 8:00 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $10 advance, $15 doors
Lunar Moth plays here to celebrate the release of its In The Mourning EP, which brings a few sides of the Madison trio into sharper focus. Read more from Tone Madison โ†’

Schlock and Awe: Halloween Resurrection (2002)
Thursday | 9 p.m. | The Rigby | Free
Movie screening with commentary from local comedians.

Seven Beauties (1977) screening ๐ŸŸ 
Friday | 7 p.m. | UW Cinematheque | Free
Seven Beauties (1977) is a comedy set in a concentration camp. Read more from Tone Madison โ†’


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Emo Halloween: A Night of Live Emo Tributes
Friday | Show at 8 p.m. | High Noon Saloon | $15 advance, $20 doors
Tributes to My Chemical Romance, The Cure, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore.

Skalloween at Harmony Bar and Grill
Friday | 9 p.m. | Harmony Bar and Grill | $10
Ska music from Courtesy of Tim, Space Monkey Mafia, and Goodbye Mordecai.

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Performing Suspiria ๐ŸŸ 
Saturday | Show at 8 p.m. | The Orpheum $35+
This 45-year anniversary of Suspiria tour features a live band performing the soundtrack over a screening of the film. Read more from Tone Madison โ†’

Willy Wonka Halloween Party
Saturday | 6 p.m.-12 a.m. | State Line Distillery | Free
State Line will be transforming their cocktail lounge into Willy Wonka's factory and serving one-night-only drink specials.

Trick or Treat on Monroe Street
Saturday and Sunday | Free
Stop in at businesses on several blocks of Monroe Street to trick or treat. Related dog costume parade start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

From Beyond (1986) screening ๐ŸŸ 
Sunday | Chazen Museum of Art | 2 p.m. | Free
Stuart Gordon's kinky, outrageous experiment in body horror concludes a retrospective of the director's work. Read more from Tone Madison โ†’

Black Disability Politics Book Signing with Author Sami Schalk
Sunday | 12-4 p.m. | A Room of One's Own | Free
"Black Disability Politics" explores how issues of disability have been and continue to be central to Black activism from the 1970s to the present. Schalk is an Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at UW-Madison.

When the lighting is right, and you have your camera with you, you take some pretty pictures of your annual trip to the pumpkin patch in Southeastern Michigan.
Photo by Maddy Baker / Unsplash

๐Ÿ‚ Fall fun