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Curfew Schmurfew: 18 Halloween Events for Adults

Wednesday October 14, 2015

Young Frankenstein 

Young Frankenstein is a musical adaptation of the classic and enduringly hilarious 1974 Mel Brooks comedy film of the same name, written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film. 

When: October 08 to October 30, 2015

Where: The Grand Theatre

Admission: $18-20

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SKETCH CABARET UNDEAD: Gallery Stroll After Party

Sketch Cabaret events are transformational, celebrating change and authentic experience. Every SC show is different. Come as you are. Bring your art supplies! There will be live costumed models to paint and draw all evening. The event will also feature performance, visual art, a dance floor, a fine art showcase, installation, DARK Sound, and Eccentric SLC.

When: October 16th, 9 pm - 2 am

Where: Metro Bar

Admission: $15 general admission / artists $10 with student ID


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Sketch Cabaret + Dance Evolution: Halloween Monster Mash

Want to do something exotic this Halloween? Grab your most impressive costume and get thee to the second of Sketch Cab's October events, this one on the actual night of All Hallow's Eve. This artsy party will feature a full bar, DJs and dancing, aerial artists, fire performers, a red-carpet photo entrance, and more.

When: October 31, 8 pm - 2 am

Where: Metro Bar

Admission: $10 after 10 pm


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Science of Fear

Come explore the mysterious realm of fear. What happens inside your brain and body when we’re afraid? Why do we have this feeling? When do normal fears become neuroses? And why do we sometimes seek out the scary? Explore these answers with moderator Jennifer Napier-Pearce from Salt Lake Tribune as she digs deep with local fear experts. 


When: October 22, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Where: The Leonardo

Admission: Free

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The Rocky Horror Show Concert

Pioneer Theatre Company announces key cast members for this year's production of The Rocky Horror Show - Concert Version, which will run for four performances. A fun-loving tribute to horror and science fiction B-movies of years ago, The Rocky Horror Show tells the wacky tale of innocent couple Brad and Janet. Newly engaged, their car breaks down in the woods on the proverbial dark-and-stormy night. They soon meet Dr. Frank N. Furter, the "Sweet Transvestite" mad scientist who is about to reveal his latest Frankenstein-esque creation. With a little help from drive-in usherettes, creepy sidekicks, and, of course, the "Time Warp," Brad and Janet usher in the Halloween season. Contains strong sexual themes and language. 

When: October 22 & 23, 8 pm. October 24, 5 and 10 pm.

Where: Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre - University of Utah

Admission: $25 - $40

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SLUG Localized: 90s Television, Bat Manors, The Artificial Flower Company

SLUG Magazine is proud to bring you "Localized," an all-local showcase in downtown SLC. This month's is an indie rock show featuring 90s Television, Bat Manors, and The Artificial Flower Company. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm, and this show is completely free to the public. (Must be 21+ to enter.) 

When: October 22, 2015

Where: Urban Lounge

Admission: FREE

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Rocky Horror at the Tower 

It's the 40th anniversary, folks! Yes, the 1975 cult classic returns to the Tower Theatre for this annual October event. If you prefer the cinema to the stage or just can't make the Pioneer Theatre concert version, join the traditional popcorn-throwing crowd at the Tower to watch newlyweds Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) seek shelter from a storm in the castle of Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.

When: October 23rd- 31st 7:30 & 11:30 pm showings

Where The Tower Theatre

Admission: $10

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Dining in the Dark 

Mark your calendars for an out-of-the-box experience: dining in the dark. In celebration of Halloween and the Leonardo's newest exhibit, Perceptions, you and your guests will be blindfolded for dinner. You’ll have to rely on taste, touch, and smell as Salt Bistro’s Executive Chef Zanetta Jones walks you through exactly what you’ll be eating. (Don’t worry, the menu item will be revealed at the end of each course.)

When: October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: The Leonardo

Admission: Individual: $75 / designated driver: $55

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration 

Join The Sharing Place for its annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, benefiting the grief center’s services for children and families. Saturday, October 24, beginning at 6pm, Sugar House will be alive with music, sugar skull decorating, and a traditional Dia de Los Muertos alter. Tickets for the celebration are available for $45 to the general public and $35 for students with ID. This cost includes the price of a meal provided by Red Iguana. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on signature “Love Baskets” created in memory of a loved one who has died. In addition, face painting, tarot card reading, live performances (including salsa dancers), and a cash bar will all be available. 

When: October 24th

Where: Westminster

Admission: $45 general admission (includes dinner and live music), $35 for students with ID

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Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2006. In 2010, they released a 3-track demo followed by a 7" vinyl titled "Elizabeth," and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. 

When: October 28, 2015

Where: The Depot

Admission: $22.60/General Admission

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Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem

Treat yourself to an exciting evening of electrifying music, laughter, and mind-blowing illusions performed by world-renowned magicians and musicians. 

When: October 30 to October 31, 2015

Where: Abravanel Hall


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Talia Keys and Friends Halloween Bash

Talia Keys is having her annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 30th, featuring the talents of the local Salt Lake music scene, decorations, costumes, and the lights, sound, and vibe of the State Room.

This year, nationally touring local blues and rock-and-roll artist Tony Holiday will start off the night with his band the Velvetones. Tony shreds the harp with fierce passion, and his band is tight. Grits Green, hip-hop heroes of bass, drums, guitar, and rhymes, will follow. To end the night, Talia has hand-picked some of her favorite local musicians to help her recreate the music of the King of Pop, MJ, The Gloved One, Mr. Thriller himself: Michael Jackson.

When: October 30, 2015. Doors open at 8:00 pm.

Where: The State Room

Admission: $12 / general admission

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97.1 ZHT's - Zoo Bash featuring DJ Panama Hosted by Frankie, DB, & Jess

It's time for the 8th Annual ZHT Zoo Bash, the biggest Halloween party in the city. Tickets are on sale now. Event is 21+.

When: Friday, October 30th, 9:00PM

Where: The Depot

Admission: Tickets in advance are $15.00

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The place to be for for the not-quite-21 crowd, Kilby Court's costume party will feature some of SLC's best ska bands.

When: October 30, 2015

Where: Kilby Court


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The Sword

Love Sabbath-inspired stoner metal? Catch The Sword live in concert on Halloween night. 

When: October 31, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: In The Venue

Admission: $20 

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Halloween with Flash & Flare

Urban Lounge presents HALLOWEEN with Flash & Flare, Max Pain & The Groovies. Come dance your zombie buns off.

When: Oct 31, 2015. Doors at 8:00 pm.

Where: Urban Lounge

Admission: $3 before 10 pm, $6 after

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Piper’s Halloween Ball w/ Host Jason Cozmo

Dress up, dress down, or undress at Piper’s wildest costume party yet. Celebrity impersonator Jason CoZmo will host this party, which will feature contests, prizes, and an amazing show. This will NOT be your average Halloween costume party. No reservations held after 8:00 pm. 

When: October 31, 8:00 pm

Where: Piper Down Pub

Admission: $5 at the door

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If you've celebrated Halloween here before, then you know it's hard going to be hard to beat past parties. Present your costume to our panel of judges from 8:00-10:30pm. Winners will be announced at midnight. The 1st place prize is $1000.00; 2nd and 3rd place prizes TBA. DJ ChaseOne2 will be spinning all night long.

When: Sat, Oct 31st, 6:00pm - 1:00am

Where: Gracie’s


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