October 23, 2007

The Bar Belle

Trick in a boxSo have you decided on a costume? The parties are this weekend and spill over to Wednesday. What are you going to be? A bare Britney? A rehab escapee a la Lohan? Michael Vick and his dogpound? Larry Birkhead and baby? A dick in a box? This year’s Halloween costumes are definitely going to be interesting, to say the least. There are plenty of sick, twisted minds out there — I certainly won’t be the only Golden Shower sprinkling the town Saturday night. Or will I?Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween happenings in town. Most likely your favorite watering hole will have some kind of event planned, either Saturday or Wednesday night. Fourth Street Live — Oct. 27, 8 p.m., the annual “Hallowfest” promises more than $4,500 in prize money for various categories of best costume. The handful of bars will have the “Heaven & Hell” theme, and magician Spencer Horsman will perform a “daring” escape from two straightjackets while hanging from the glass ceiling. Mmmmkay.St. Matthews — Oct. 27, 10 p.m., the “St. Matthews Scream” is out to merge Halloween with a pub crawl by offering up a $5 bracelet that’ll get you in all seven bars. Top prizes for costumes include a four-night stay in Vegas and plenty of cold, hard cash. Each bar will host its own contest, and the winners will move on to the finale at 60 West.O’Malley’s Corner — Oct. 27, 7 p.m., more than $5,000 will be awarded to the most creative and original costumes. Get those wheels a-turnin’.Baxter Avenue — Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m., Baxter’s Big 5 host individual costume contests at 11 p.m., with the top winners vying for more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.Phoenix Hill/Jim Porter’s — Oct. 27, midnight, both sister nightclubs are giving away $4,000 in cash and prizes each. Live music, drink specials … maybe a Spice Girls reunion?Drop me an e-mail at shavens@leoweekly.com. Free beer tomorrow on my blog, www.leoweekly.com