Pure wicked! A Glasgow guide to this weekend’s Halloween Fright Fest
As this most wicked of weekends begins it is time look ahead to what spooktacular soirées Glasgow has on offer. From deliberately dodgy buses run by a brewery to men in sombrero’s dancing on a stage who said Halloween doesn’t bring out this city’s weirdo weegies?
Here are the best events to look out for this year’s Halloween festivities, whether you’re dressing up or you’re winging it with a pair of shades or a silly hat you’ll be pure ghoulish to miss these out…
Sugar skulls, piñatas and a mariachi band is not your average Saturday night out in the East End of Glasgow, but after all, it is Halloween. The Day of the Dead festival has become a highlight of Glasgow’s Halloweekend and their back again at Saint Luke’s. With plenty of Mexican food and inspired drinks on offer, sugar skull face painting plus a host of great DJs playing the best Latin grooves around – this event might just wake the deed.
If you’re genuinely stuck for plans this halloweekend who you gonna call? There’s something strange happenings at Kelvingrove art galleries as a special screening of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters right in the bleeding heart of the museum. An iconic Halloween film in one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings. We ain’t feart of nae ghosts. Saturday 28th October Kelvingrove 5.30pm
We’ve all been there, the horror of working out what bus to get and where to get it, asking the experienced bus goers for all the expertise – well fear no more, there’s only one bus you will need to get this weekend.
Tennent’s will be running a frightful bus tour around the city whizzing you to a parallel Ghoulish Glasgow. Stopping off at places like Blood Bath street and Saint Vampire Street, this wicked tour will take you round some of the city’s most sought-after bars, so jump on the number 666… if you dare.
The No. 666 will be picking up at
Blood Bath Street – Tiki Bar
Yuckiehall Street – Broadcast
Arghoul Street –Lebowskis
Water-Boo Street – The Admiral
Saint Vampire Street – King Tuts
We’ve all heard of a Nightmare on Elm Street, but a Nightmare on Vinnicombe Street is exactly where it’s at this weekend. On Saturday their drag me to hell event will possess everything needed for the ideal Wicked West End fright night complete with a pop-up Halloween cocktail bar.
With any Halloween party there are prizes, always prizes but not only will the best customer merit a prize, but the best half arsed will too so whether you’ve done a 12-hour shift on special effect makeup or just thrown on a bed sheet, everyone’s in it to win it.
Halloween Movie Drive-in – Ghostbusters & Scream
If covering yourself in fake blood or running around with a cape on isn’t your cup of tea this Halloween, then a drive-in movie could be just perfect. Who needs the hassle of thinking what to wear or splashing out on a one-off costume when you can jump in the car and drive down to the riverside museum for a night of Halloween classics with cinema nibbles and all for a great charitable cause. This laidback evening will be raising money GlasgowLiving’s favourite charity heroes at the Princess of Wales Hospice and will feature screenings of family favourite Ghostbusters and the cult teen classic screen slasher Scream!
Remake Remodel Dead Stars of Rock n Roll Halloween Ball
One of the great themed dress up nights in Glasgow this weekend has got to be at Stereo where a celebration of gone but not forgotten rock icons takes place. Think John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix dancing together with Sid & Nancy to Nirvana with Kurt Kobain the man himself getting a round in. This night has all the makings of a classic and of course, there’s a prize for the best dressed. £3 Advance Tickets from www.clubremakeremodel.co.uk. £5 on the door on the night.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Sing-A-Long
For a special Sing-A-Long Halloween screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Campest Cult Classic of all time! The night will be hosted by characters from the movie who will perform in costume in front of the 15 Metre LED screen as the movie plays with on-screen lyrics! Audience participation is encouraged!
Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Richard O’Brien, the Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 musical comedy horror film and an adaptation of The Rocky Horror Show, a musical stage play. Still, in limited release nearly four decades after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Full screening info and tickets on sale here: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/108849/chk/f682.
If you’re saving yourself for the main event, then Hummingbird are throwing their very own Halloween house party. The Bath street bar is combining their Halloween celebrations with their very own Halloween cocktail masterclass where you can pick your poison and make it, with the chance to make three spooky drinks for you and your friends.