Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Halloween on 9th: Let's start somethin'"

Over on Facebook, a new and interesting Group has started and has nearly 200 members. The group's called Halloween on 9th: Let's start somethin'. Forget Franklin Street, let's have a fun time on our own 9th Street. Put on your costume and let's see what happens. From the group:
"Why drive to the police “state” of Franklin street on Halloween, when over 100,000 youngens are expected to take over the main strip causing: mass chaos, probable looting and overcrowding (at under themed) nightclubs. We get the rep for having a volatile city, while they have had a shooting every year since 2004 at Franklin’s famed Halloween “parade”. I say we start one of our own, a resurgence on 9th street. We don’t have to call it anything… we don’t need an agenda at all. Let’s just plan to wear our costumes, on our blocks, with civil, like-minded ADULTS, who want nothing more than to get dressed up, get drunk and dance wildly.
If you are in agreement, come to 9th street on Halloween in your costume. I say we start the festivities at 8pm.

Dain’s, Charlie’s, George’s Garage, G Loft, Blu Seafood, Sirens and Club 9 will be available to serve your wandering needs."
And, if that's not enough, just a block over, on Broad Street, at the Broad Street Cafe, my pal Jeff Hart has a gig and will be playing and singing and having a big time for his birthday, so come listen to him--the show starts at 9pm--drink a brew, and have a great Halloween on 9th Street and Broad Street.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

1 comment:

John said...

Here are some more details.

have fun,
John Schelp

Spooky Halloween Party
Dain's Place, 754 Ninth St
Friday, Oct 31

We here are having a Spooky Halloween Party on Friday, Oct 31st!!! Great "spooky themed" music, specialty drinks, prizes and as always a inviting smoke-free environment! !!

Last year was our 1st Annual Spooky Halloween... we're looking to make the 2nd Annual even spookier!!! Stop in for 5 minutes... an hour... or make a night out of it!!!

You're sure to have a blast!!!


Halloween @ Watts Grocery
Broad Street (near Englewood Ave)
Friday, Oct 31

Bring your costumed kids (or selves!) to Watts for Friday, October 31st for trick or treating! We will have candy for kids as well as more adult indulgences. We will be serving up Big Boss Pumpkin ale, Triangle Brewery's Seasonal Abbey and the Foothills People's Porter along with some yummy dinner specials:

Beer braised shortribs over local new potatoes
Pan-seared scallops over celery root puree with lemon butter sauce


Monsters' Ball @ Club 9
Club 9, 746 Ninth Street
Friday, October 31st

Free with costume until midnight.

We hear you Durham. We have noticed your jaded response to Halloween in recent years, with the deterioration of the: Power Company, Wonderland, Tobacco Roadhouse, The Skybar and Ringside. We understand completely your disdain for the shannaningans that take place out in neighboring Chapel Hill, but for years now you have had to bite the bullet and join their lunacy. No more... We got you.

Adults come out and join your peers with a costume Ball, created entirely for your celebratory delight. If you are over 21 of age and love the Bull City, join us at Club 9 (746 9th Street) on Halloween. Let the kids loot and pillage Franklin Street.

The Monster’s Ball will make you remember how good Durham can and should be...

3 Rooms – main dancefloor, enclosed deck, and house lounge
3 bars – fully stocked, fully staffed
6 DJ’s – spinning every genre imaginable!


2nd Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, November 1 (3-6PM)
Blue Corn Café on Ninth Street

Arts & Crafts
Bobbin’ for Apples
Ghost Stories
Costume Contest

Contests will be split by ages (0-4yrs, 5-10yrs, 11-15yrs, 16-adult)

Prizes include toys donated by Toy Shop of Ninth Street, movie theatre gift certificates and more!!!

Admission 1 LARGE bag of CANDY!!!!
Healthy Snacks will be provided

Call to RSVP 286-9600 ext 2#


First annual Ghost {building} Tour

Saturday, November 1
CCB Plaza (1-4PM)

Not your standard "spooky dead people" tour, this ghost building tour will highlight the architectural ghosts of by-gone structures that continue to haunt us.

This year’s theme is "Hotels and Theaters"

Tour participants will witness the streetscapes of yore reappear before their own eyes: the two towers of the Washington Duke Hotel, the Victorian elegance of the Carrolina Hotel, the Wonderland Theatre – a Hayti hotspot, and many more.

Tour sites will be open from 1 to 4 pm. Tickets will be available for sale on the day of the tour: $10 for adults, $5 for college and high school students, free for children under 14. To reserve your space, email the Preservation Durham office at info@preservationdu or leave a message at 919-608-0158.


Celtic Halloween -- folk, acoustic, roots
Pratie Heads
Nov 1 @ 7PM

Broad Street Cafe
Broad Street (near Englewood Ave)

Bob lives on Rosehill Ave in OWD. Hopefully they'll perform their very popular song, "Rosehill Reel." ;)

The Praties, members of the NC Arts Council Touring Program, have performed at the Smithsonian Institution, Voice of America, the Diane Rehm Show, and on NPR.