On the Agenda: ‘Twas the Weekend Before Halloween….
October 28, 2011 3 Comments
A note to our conservative neighbors: You have your tacky plastic Jesus with the light bulb in his head that you set out on your lawn every Christmas and we have an 8-year-old nephew who will be dressing up as Lady Gaga. We won’t say anything about your plastic faith if you don’t make a stink about the gender bending little boy knocking on your door asking for a roll of your Smarties…deal?
Now that we got that out of the way, there is no reason to be the dead pumpkin this weekend Charlie Brown. There are queerly enough events going on around Idaho to keep even Michael Myers himself happy.
In fact, Halloween just maybe one of the gayest days of the year. According to an article on SheWired,”Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month, and October “Coming Out Month” for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was unofficially our yearly celebrated “holiday,” dating as far back at the 1970s when it was a massive annual street party in San Francisco’s Castro district.”
“Nicholas Rogers, author of Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, points out that while Halloween is enjoyed by everyone, “it has been the Gay community that has most flamboyantly exploited Halloween’s potential as a transgressive festival, as one that operates outside or on the margins of orthodox time, space, and hierarchy. Indeed, it is the gay community that has been arguably most responsible for Halloween’s adult rejuvenation.”
Nothing like a little “adult rejuvenation” to get the juices flowing right? I personally blame the college twinks in their toga costumes, but that’s probably just me.
Anyway on to the events:
Tonight Oct. 28th:
The Imperial Sovereign Gem Court Of Idaho and MGI will be hosting their annual Halloween show over at the Balcony Club. Tickets are five dollars. Show starts at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.
If you haven’t checked out Boise’s Stage Coach Theatre production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show yet then damn it Janet, we probably don’t want to really even talk to you any more. It’s that Good. If we have to tell you what it’s about we really don’t want to talk to you anymore. Just take a jump to the left and a step to the right and go see it. It runs through Halloween with a special midnight production on Saturday. Tickets are 20.oo dollars. For reservations call 342-2000. For more information click here.
Once Rocky’s made you a man, head on over to the Lucky Dog where they’ll be getting their boo on with Friday Night karaoke, the Halloween version. The terrifying experience, their words not ours, starts at 10:00 pm and there is no cover. Click here for more information.
Halloween Party tonight at 360′s Main Event Center from to 10 to 1 for 18 and a full bar with ID. Cash prizes 200 1st Place 100 for 2nd place and 50 for 3rd. Other prizes will be given out through out the night. 348 4th ave South, Twin Falls. Also after hours from 1-3 is $5 at the door $3 for CSI students and Haunted Warehouse!!!!!!!
It’s the annual a.l.p.h.a. (Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS) annual Halloween condom raid. Wear your costume and come help prevent the spread of some very freighting STI’s. The fun starts at 9:30. Click Here for More information.
Do you like gladiator movies Billy? Well good because the theme for this year’s Halloween Party at the Lucky Dog is “The Rise of Rome.” Best “Ben-Hur” of the night will win a hundred bucks. Click here for more information.
Over at the Balcony Club they’ll be rolling in the America Revolution Vodka with their annual costume party. American Revolution drink specials all night long. Five dollars will get you in the door. Best costumes of the evening will win 300 dollars for first place, 200 for second and 300 for third. Click here for more information.
The little monsters in eastern Idaho will be eating their hearts and then their brains out at Club Charley’s during their annual Halloween party. The fun starts at 8:00 pm. Click here for more information.
The Imperial Sovereign Gem Court Of Idaho will be having a chili feed and pumpkin carving contest at the Luck Dog from 2-5 pm. The cost is five dollars. Click here for more information.
It’s your chance to send your Halloween greetings to state law makers in the name of equality. The Add the Words, Idaho pumpkin party and statewide pumpkin carving contest is happening now and will culminate at the Capital steps from 8-9:30 pm. There will be a pumpkin viewing, hot cider, cocoa and a chance to join us in telling the Idaho legislature it’s time to Add the Words! Include our gay and transgender friends in Idaho’s fair employment, housing and education laws. Oh and there will also be prizes including a $75 gift card for downtown Boise! So submit your pumpkins now! For more information click here.
Monday, October 31, is the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” playing at 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom. Just in time for Halloween, this cult classic musical looks in on an engaged couple who stumble upon the weird and zany world of Dr. Frank-N-Furter when their car breaks down in the rain. (Rated R)
So grab your vampire glitter and get out of the house this weekend. There’s plenty of bumps in the night happening that you don’t have to sit and wait for the great pumpkin after all.