The Bar Belle

Trick in a box
So have you decided on a costume? The parties are this weekend and spill over to Wednesday. What are you going to be? A bare Britney? A rehab escapee a la Lohan? Michael Vick and his dogpound? Larry Birkhead and baby? A dick in a box? This year’s Halloween costumes are definitely going to be interesting, to say the least. There are plenty of sick, twisted minds out there — I certainly won’t be the only Golden Shower sprinkling the town Saturday night. Or will I?

Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween happenings in town. Most likely your favorite watering hole will have some kind of event planned, either Saturday or Wednesday night.

Fourth Street Live — Oct. 27, 8 p.m., the annual “Hallowfest” promises more than $4,500 in prize money for various categories of best costume. The handful of bars will have the “Heaven & Hell” theme, and magician Spencer Horsman will perform a “daring” escape from two straightjackets while hanging from the glass ceiling. Mmmmkay.

St. Matthews — Oct. 27, 10 p.m., the “St. Matthews Scream” is out to merge Halloween with a pub crawl by offering up a $5 bracelet that’ll get you in all seven bars. Top prizes for costumes include a four-night stay in Vegas and plenty of cold, hard cash. Each bar will host its own contest, and the winners will move on to the finale at 60 West.

O’Malley’s Corner — Oct. 27, 7 p.m., more than $5,000 will be awarded to the most creative and original costumes. Get those wheels a-turnin’.

Baxter Avenue — Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m., Baxter’s Big 5 host individual costume contests at 11 p.m., with the top winners vying for more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.

Phoenix Hill/Jim Porter’s — Oct. 27, midnight, both sister nightclubs are giving away $4,000 in cash and prizes each. Live music, drink specials … maybe a Spice Girls reunion?

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