7 Halloween Events in Brighton you should check out this year
Is it just us or has Halloween really crept up this year? As Brighton's streets fill up with fake blood and glitter, it's gotten the Brighton Girl team searching through our Facebook events to see what's happening this year. With a huge list of events to choose from in bars across the city, we've narrowed down our favourite seven that we wish we could attend.
Day of the Dead: The Mesmerist, 28th October
The Mesmerist guarantees the perfect Halloween fix for any rock & roll and vintage lover. Vintage vinyls will be played as well as a live ska band featuring four performers on guitar, double bass and stand up drums. Expect hopping bopping and shaking all night, and candy skull make up provide by DMFA academy. The Mesmerist call it their 'favourite party of the year', so this is one you wont want to miss!
Stranger Things 80's parties: 3rd November & 11th December, Concorde 2 & Patterns
For those who just cant get enough of the 80's throwback horror, there are several Stranger Things themed nights heading to Brighton. First up is Concorde 2's night on November 3rd. They'll be themed rooms of Will's House, The Upside Down, a yet TBC scene in The Snug anda school themed bar. Expect classic 80's mix tapes straight from Johnathan's vinyl box and ST drinks creations. Concorde are also running a great competition to win gig tickets for a year, this night has so much going for it! Patterns are also hosting another event in December to satisfy your Stranger Things addiction through winter.
Hallowclean: 28th October, Peace Statue Hove, 11:00-13:00,
Have some fun dressing up whilst helping out our lovely local beaches. Brighton Girl have been involved with beach cleans in the past and are so happy to see these events coming up again! Combined with all the fun of Halloween dressing up, get your mates down to the seafront and lets help work towards achieving #PlasticFreeCoastlines. They'll be an education stall on the day as well to help you find out more on how to better help the environment.
The Goodlife Brighton Haunted Mansion Party: Stanmer House, 28th October
Goodlife have taken over one of Brighton's most beautiful buildings and have transformed it into an immersive event with performers and fantastical themed music. They'll be performers and two different rooms of music, and expect a few suprises throughout the night! The Fancy dress highly encouraged!
Headblush halloween pop up: 28th and 29th October, The Western
Brighton Girl's very own Sofaya is hitting the town all over Halloween weekend with her pop up glitter bar! Whether your going glam and glittery, or bloody and gory, Sofaya's Halloween menu has got the look for you. Follow her instagram (@headblush) to see her amazing creations and check out her videos on Facebook, where she has been showcasing all her looks. Catch her at The Western from 13:00 Friday 27th and Saturday 28th.
Drawing Club by CULT MILK: The Hope and Ruin, 31st October 18:30-21:30
Fancy something a little different to celebrate on the 31st this year? Why not try CULT MILK's Drawing Club at The Hope and Ruin and put your doodling skills to the test. Set a little way from West Street, have a night away from the usual club outings, but one that still promises some hilarity and silliness. With competitions for 'Most Imaginative Dick Drawing' and 'Freakiest Consequence', expect more than your average mid week night at the pub. And with Halloween falling on a Tuesday this year, you can still count this as going at and making it to your desk on time Wednesday morning. CULT MILK are an all female art collective so draw something ridiculous and support some awesome creative ladies.
FemRock presents... Ghouls to the front: The Green Door Store, from 11am
Of course what's a Halloween weekend without a FemRock night?! This fierce femme free night at The Green Door Store is amazing every month - so IMAGINE how ace it'll be on Halloween Saturday!
They say to expect...
LE TIGRE * BEYONCE * NO DOUBT * NICKI MINAJ * BE YOUR OWN PET * TLC * EVE * YEAH YEAH YEAHS * DESTINY'S CHILD * RIHANNA * GOSSIP * JOAN JETT * SLEATER KINNEY * BIKINI KILL * X-RAY SPEX * KELIS * BLONDIE * GRIMES * MISSY ELLIOTT * Plus much more...
(We kept the caps locks on for effect.)
Written by Olivia Weatherill
Are you going to an event that's not on the list? Share your plans in the comments below!