Everybody scream! Everybody scream!
I know what you’re thinking: There’s too much to do this Halloween weekend, and I have no idea what to do. Fear not, gentle ghoul, for I have the magic recipe that will make your weekend better than a sparkly vampire.
Ben’s Chophouse: Can’t wait until Saturday to let Mr. Hyde out? No problem. Check out Ben’s Chophouse, 5300 Sidney Simons Blvd., for a 9:30 p.m. Friday costume contest. Check out the Candy Corn Martini and tell me what you think.
Christmas Made in the South: This pick really shouldn’t be here, since it’s Halloween, but you can never – and I mean never ever – start your Christmas shopping too early. Check out the annual Christmas Made in the South from 10-8 p.m. Friday, 10-6 p.m. Saturday or 11-5 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, 801 Front Ave. It’s $6 admission.
”Psycho:” You might think I’m referring to every single woman I’ve ever dated, but that would be an entirely inappropriate joke. Instead, I’m suggesting you check out the classic movie at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Springer Opera House downtown. Bring $10 and be there by 7:30 p.m.
Sexy is scary?
I'm wearing last year's Halloween costume Saturday night. Go ahead and judge. Then, make your weekend party plans. Here's my full list of Halloween nightlife options. I've picked three highlights to accommodate varying tastes in parties.
Friday at Mix: Kick off the weekend with the downtown hot spot's Bloodsuckers and Vampires Night Out, when the sexiest vampires can win $200 in cash and prizes. Cover is $5 for women, $10 for men. Mix Ultra Lounge is at 1107 Broadway.
Saturday at Oxygen: This downtown nightclub is always packed for Halloween. This year, the bar will offer a total of $1,000 cash in a Saturday costume contest. Halloween drink specials. Cover is $10 and action starts at 9 p.m. Oxygen is at 1040 Broadway.
Saturday at Pop-A-Top: Celebrate off the beaten path at this neighborhood bar. Expect costume prizes, giveaways and free food. Action starts at 7 p.m. and there’s no cover. Pop-A-Top is at 210 32nd St.