Working for the weekend? It may only be Tuesday but you're in luck. Since Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, you officially have cause to kick it off early. That's where we come in. We're here to help you spend that hard-earned paycheck, or, at least, give you cool things to think about while you push through the grind. And, Halloween, especially, is just fun. Nothing screams Grit Picks like a cool disco-themed anniversary party perfectly timed to coincide with a costume-oriented holiday. Or a Day of the Dead celebration with margaritas and tacos. And late-night shadow performers belting out lines and lyrics to a classic horror flick well after midnight. Ghost tour, anyone?
Studio 300: Disco Halloween
What: The Alley's Anniversary Party
When: Thursday, October 31, 9 p.m.
Description: Downtown’s entertainment hub, The Alley, invites all the grizzly ghouls from every tomb to their anniversary party, Studio 300: Disco Halloween, a ghostly retreat which celebrates 7 years in Charleston, but also helps raise money and awareness for local education nonprofit, Be A Mentor. The brave mortals that dare to attend will enjoy all-inclusive drinkable potions while dancing to soul pleasing disco-infused music from DJ United, and trying to survive all the zombies and demons that call the haunted warehouse their home. Only 300 tickets exist for the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. All-inclusive tickets are $75 and can only be purchased online — none will be sold at the door. The Alley is located at 131 Columbus St, Charleston, SC 29403. Dig out your bell bottoms and platforms for a dazzling night of disco-era fun. No underage groupies allowed. 21 and up ONLY.
Rocky Horror Halloween
What: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at The Terrace
When: Friday, November 1st, 11:30 p.m.
Description: The first Friday of every month Charleston's iconic indie movie house, Terrace Theater, plays the equally iconic cult classic with fans and followers who love to show up dressed in character. What's more, the show is shadowed by local enthusiastic live performers also dressed in character. If you're one of those who wants in on the action, make your way to 1956D Maybank Highway in time to get a late night seat. Better yet, secure your tickets online here to be safe. We can't think of a grittier way to continue the spirit of Halloween than with a "Sweet Transvestite! From Transexual, Transylvania."
Día de los Muertos
What: Día de los Muertos Celebration at Maui Tacos
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 4-8 p.m.
Description: No reason to fear the dead here. Join Maui Tacos as they celebrate the final day of Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday held to honor those who have died. The annual Mexican celebration, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. This family-friendly event at 200 Meeting Street #2 will have a DJ, face painting, a photo booth, and crafts for children. Adult specials include $2.00 Tecate, $6.00 32 ounce Pacifico and Modelo, and $12.00 bottomless margaritas. This celebration was inspired by Travis Seltzer, owner Mike Seltzer's younger brother, who died July 31, 2019. Want to go? Honor loved ones you've lost by bringing a photo of them to the fesivities. Street parking is available as well as the attached parking garage on Pinckney Street.
A Walk on Charleston’s Dark Side
What: Ghost Hunt through Downtown Charleston
When: Sunday, November 3rd, 8-9 p.m.
Description: Do you believe in ghosts? Thereʼs no better place to put that belief (or lack thereof) to the test than on a ghost hunt through Charleston, one of Americaʼs oldest and most haunted cities. Presented by Let's Roam at 122 E Bay St, guides escort you through its creepiest dungeons, deadliest jails and spookiest graveyards as we learn about the cityʼs dark and violent history. Join them on their search for the spirit of Americaʼs first female serial killer, restless Confederate generals and the heartbroken Annabel Lee. Sounds like Sunday Funday to us!
What's a little work standing between you and a weekend full of creepy, cool fun? Nothing. You're not afraid it.