This Halloween, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get in the spirit of the season. Local events include storytelling, theatre, dancing and more.
Tales of the Supernatural
Halloween celebrations start early – tomorrow, in fact – with a spooky night of stories at The Ossington:
WHAT: Tales of the Supernatural; WHEN: 8pm, Wednesday October 15, 2014; WHERE: The Ossington, 61 Ossington Ave; COST: PWYC
It’s that time of year of Ghosts and Goblins, Black Cats and…. Toronto’s greatest storytellers. On Wednesday October 15th at 8pm at The Ossington will be showcasing an amazing cast full of storytellers telling their spoooookiest stories with “Tales of…the Supernatural”.
This month’s show will be hosted by powerhouse Lauren Prussky. Lauren is a writer and comedian whose hilarious and amazing stories make her the show’s most asked about performer.
The show will feature performers such as: Hilarious standup Jess Beaulieu. Jess is a weekly columnist for “She Does the City”, co-host of Toronto’s new weekly feminist standup show “The Crimson Wave Comedy” and has performed in festivals across North America.
Actor and writer Amish Patel, whose sketch troupe “Fade to Brown” whose original sketch comedy show played to a sold out crowd at the Panasonic Theatre and then created a special for OMNI television.
Legendary writer Marcy Rogers. Marcy received a Dora Nomination for her play “Nocturnal Emissions “. She recently rocked the stage with her brilliant one-woman show “Lesbians Who Wear Lipstick: The Middle Ages”
Rocky Horror Caberet Show
In what is becoming an anticipated annual event, just in time for dressing up for Halloween, Lower Ossington Theatre launches a short-term run of Rocky Horror this Thursday in the Cabaret:
WHAT: Rocky Horror Cabaret Show; WHEN: Thursday – Saturday 8PM, October 16 – November 1, 2014; WHERE: Lower Ossington Theatre Cabaret, 100A Ossington Avenue; COST: General Admission $20, Table for 4 $120.
Ghost Stories at the Garrison
Later this month, The Garrison is hosting two different Halloween events:
First, another storytelling series turns spooky as True Stories turns to True Ghost Stories.
WHAT: True Ghost Stories told live; WHEN: Tues October 28 @ 7PM WHERE: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street W; COST: FREE
Halloween is on a Friday this year, so there is no doubt when everybody will be dressing up and hitting the town. Wear your costume, and hit one of these local spots for a great night out:
Drag queens, party animals and dancers will be at The Garrison on October 31, so make sure your costume is fabulous for HOTNUTS HALLOWQUEEN! There is a $100 prize for best costume!
WHAT: Hotnuts Hallowqueen, drag party with DJs; WHEN: Friday October 31 at 10:30PM; WHERE: The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W; COST: $10, come early to avoid disappointment
The Painted Lady will also have some Halloween celebrations – along with the usual great DJs and bartop burlesque. We’ll update this post and our calendar as we learn more about local Halloween happenings.