Our Top Picks for Halloween 2017
Abbotsford / Brunswick / Carlton / Collingwood / Fitzroy / Parkville / Northcote / North Melbourne
There is so much happening on a daily basis in Melbourne’s inner north it’s often hard to keep track of all the exciting and wonderful events taking place in this glorious region. We here at Inner Circle Magazine are constantly on the look out for new and engaging happenings – be they gigs, comedy shows, art installations, product launches or independent community events, and to help you find the best our region has to offer. This time, we’ve compiled a special list of our top picks and suggestions of things to do this Halloween!
Sat / 28th October / 2017
Endless Heights “You Coward” Halloween Show Melbourne
The Workers Club, Fitzroy / 8pm-Midnight
Endless Heights are hosting a Halloween show to celebrate the single launch for ‘You Coward’ plus more bands. Prizes for the best dressed! $20 on the door. $18 presales.
Truck or Treat
Welcome To Thornbury, Northcote / 11am-10pm (28-29 October)
Heaps of food trucks, creepy cocktails, spooky food specials and a free haunted house! Brace yourself because Halloween is coming to Thornbury in a big, bad way. There will be random prizes for best dressed (adults, kids and dogs!) across the whole weekend, so dust off that Harry Potter/OITNB/sexy witch costume. Free entry. ATM on site. Kids welcome until 8pm, dogs welcome all night.
Kids with Cancer Foundation – Scare Cancer Fundraiser
Mr Boogie Man BAR, Abbotsford / 4pm – 9pm
Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia is a stand alone Public Benevolent Institution, a not-for-profit Registered Charity. Since 1999 they have provided over $22million for childhood cancer services. Scare Cancer is an annual fundraiser put on every October by the workers of the foundation. This night, (thanks to Mr Boogie Man Bar and respective hosts) is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family, with bands, treats and surprises!
Super Spooky Sunday at the Gaso
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood / 4pm – 10pm
Honey Badgers make their heroic, herculean, Hasselhoff-ian return to the stage with a Halloween humdinger under the afternoon sun in the Gasometer bandroom a bunch of fully sick bands, Claws & Organs, department., LOOBS, Shamesy, Lizard Queen, New Bank, Golden Helmet and WIVES.
A Very Rummy Halloween!
The Rum Diary Bar, Fitzroy / 6pm – 3am
Head down to The Rum Diary Bar to celebrate Halloween and enjoy some outrageous drinks specials, a boozey prize for our favourite wound clad mutant and hear the freakishly fabulous Mr Ben Bloomfield spinning funk, soul, hip hop & creepy beats with horrific visuals from Beetlejuice to Stranger Things and everything in between!
Tue / 31st October / 2017
Zombie Outbreak Tactical – Halloween Event
Zero Latency, North Melbourne / 5pm – 10pm
Can you handle it? If you rock at Zombie Outbreak and want to put your skills to the test, this is for you. It’s Zombie Outbreak stripped down; no laser sights, no auto reload, one life per level, one gun and friendly fire! 45-minute game sessions available. They even have a special Halloween price of $79 if you book early.
Stomping Things 80s Halloween Party
Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall, Collingwood / 6pm – Late
Head to the Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall for a Stranger Things 80s themed Halloween Party. Episodes of Stranger Things will be shown on the big screen including episode 1 of season 2! One-off release “Black Demoggorgan’ Gose & ‘Upside Down’ Brown Ale, 2 retro arcade games, entry is free and buy your first beer at 1985 prices – just $1.65!! Dress: 80s halloween (prizes for best dressed).
Lentil Halloween Spooktacular!
Lentil As Anything, Abbotsford / 5pm – 9pm
A favourite for vegetarians and vegans, Lentil As Anything is calling all Melbourne zombies and ghosts. Join them for a night of frightful tricks and tasty treats! The Lentil cauldrons will be bubbling with toil and trouble, as well as Goblin’s spooky tea that is sure to summon the spirits within. Come and try it if you dare! Best costume wins a prize!
Queensberry Hotel, Carlton / 8:30pm
A Ghoulish night full of Trivia based on horror and Halloween. Best Dressed Prizes. Fundraiser raffle for the U.G.L.Y Bartender (Leukemia foundation). Promo prizes and voucher giveaways!!
The Beaufort Halloween Party
The Beaufort Carlton, Carlton / 5pm-1:30am
The Beaufort and Stomping Ground reveal The Zombier, a secret brew inspired by the King of Tiki drinks. A free event with sounds from: A.Swayze and the Ghosts, Tony Dork and Moody Beaches.
Eddy Dillon’s Super Spooky Halloween Spectacular!
The Workers Club, Fitzroy / 5pm-12am
Eddy Dillon is proud to present his Halloween Spectacular! Featuring a super spooky lineup of some of Melbourne’s most frightening bands RAThammock, Pseudo Mind Hive, Hugh Fuchsen, Swamp, Noah Riseley, Juice Webster, Georgia Smith and Stormy Disco! A night full of musical terror awaits. Costumes absolutely essential, entry $8.
Brooklyn’s Finest: Disco Warriors Halloween Party
Open Studio, Northcote / 6pm – 11pm
After touring the country with Boney M. in October, Brooklyn’s Finest will finish off the month with an ALL OUT Halloween Dress-Up Party! The six piece original party band will be playing 2 MONSTER DISCO sets with some horrifying halloween hits that will keep you dancing all night! Think Halloween, disco warrior, sequins, sparkles, thriller, nothing is too much… Giveaways for best dressed!
Special Children’s Trick or Treat Halloween Tour
Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville / 7pm – 8pm
Melbourne General Cemetery is hosting a Halloween themed tour for children whose tour guides will tell tales of gruesome truths and historical facts. Ghoulish giggles guaranteed and fancy dress welcome… so dress up and bring your friends! Suitable for children ages 6+ All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Historical Halloween Night Tours
Melbourne General Cemetery, Parkville / various times between 7:20pm – 9:20pm
Melbourne General Cemetery is hosting a Halloween themed tour at the cemetery at night. Explore the cemetery’s stunning landscape as the sun fades over the horizon and bats and other creatures come out to be part of the night life. You will visit the graves of fascinating figures in Australian and Melbourne culture while your tour guide regales you with tales of mystery and history. To enhance the Halloween night tour experience, they’ve added special lighting and actors to play the part of intriguing characters associated with the cemetery.
Thu / 2nd November / 2017
Luna Roja Grande Opening – Dia De Dos Muertos Weekend
Luna Roja, Northcote / 6pm – 11pm (2 – 5 November)
Come join Luna Roja as they celebrate the Day of the Dead and the birth of the Red Moon at Luna Roja! Enjoy Live Music, Art Battles and Food + Drink Specials throughout November 2nd to the 5th!
THURSDAY 2ND : Live Music – Black Mamba (Gutarist of Cybernetix)
FRIDAY 3RD: Live Music – SHIV-R (Pete Crane Aucostic Set)
SATURDAY 4TH: Live Music – Black Mamba (Guitarist of Cybernetix)
SUNDAY 5TH: Art Battle – QUARTZVII vs BACKLITDREAMS
Fri / 3rd November / 2017
TFBG Presents Day Of The Dead!
The Fitzroy Beer Garden, Fitzroy / 4pm – 1am
Head to TFBG for a night of frights, fun, and frivolity as they celebrate Dia de los Muertos! Free Entry! Free Day of the Dead face painting! Drink cards for Dress Ups! $6 Tequila all night long! $15 Tequila Cocktails all night long! Happy Hour from 5pm – 8pm! Dj’s from 7pm!