Vinyl Night Album Cover Costume Party
Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Free | 8 p.m.
Every bar in town is having a Halloween costume party, but Haymarket wants to see a little more creativity at its party than the usual store-bought gig. Haymarket is challenging everyone to come dressed as his or her favorite album cover. There will also be candy, free pizza, monster movies on the big screen, ticket giveaways and prizes for best costume and best couple costume.
Monday Night Frights
Louis’s “The Ton”
Free | 8 p.m.
But if dressing up isn’t your thing, join Louis’s “The Ton” for a night of frighteningly good horror films: “Trick ‘r Treat,” “House of 1,000 Corpses,” and the classic “Halloween.” There will also be $6 Pumpkin Old Fashioneds and free popcorn!
Halloween Party / Movie Night
Free | 8 p.m.
Four Pegs is also getting in on the horror-movie festivities with a screening of “The Return of the Living Dead” (which is set in Louisville, but for some reason looks like Los Angeles?) and the Italian gorefest “Suspiria” which is eye-poppingly gross in the best way possible. There will also be $1 PBR and $3 Wells.
Halloween Scary Movie Night
Free | 7 p.m.
As if that isn’t enough Halloween goodness for you, Hilltop Tavern will be going until 2 a.m. with its spooktacular movie night. And S.I.Night specials include $3 Buffalo Trace, Fireball and Dr. Mcgillicuddys shots, as well as a special tapping of the “gypsy brewery,” Nowhere in Particular.
The Mothra: Shame
Free | 9 p.m.
Now, we have no doubt that after a long night of dressing up, maybe drunkenly trick-or-treating at the ripe old age of way-too-fucking-old, a lot of you will have some good stories about shame. And Kaiju has your outlet, with “The Mothra,” a legally-distinct night of original storytelling with special guest Andy Flemming.
LFPL Author Series Presents: Greg Mitchell
LFPL (Main Branch)
Free (but ticketed) | 7 p.m.
For those of you looking for a real tale of terror, join Louisville Free Public Library for a discussion with author Greg Mitchell about his latest book, “The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill.” It’s a Cold War narrative chronicling “two harrowing attempts to rescue East Germans via tunnels below the Berlin Wall, the U.S. television networks that financed and filmed them, and the Kennedy administration’s attempt to suppress both films.”
Experimental Music Improv
Free | 8 p.m.
Get a little weird this Thursday at OPEN Gallery’s monthly Experimental Music Improv. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome to bring their own “instruments of sound destruction” and jam out until “our dreams are crushed underfoot by the jackbooted dead souls of reality, God Emperor Donald and Scorpion Lord Hillary.”
Brightside Butchertown Tree Planting Day
Copper & Kings
Free | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Be a good neighbor, and help Brightside spruce up Butchertown this week. The goal is to plant 30 trees along East Washington Street and Buchanan streets. Registered volunteers will receive a free handheld pie and Butchertown Soda for lunch, compliments of the Butchertown Pie Co., but day-of, walk-up volunteers are also welcome.
Day of the Dead Louisville
500 S. Fourth St.
Free | 5 p.m.
Celebrate All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, or Día de los Muertos, this Friday with a street party on Fourth Street. Dress up in your favorite skeleton or sugar skull outfit, enjoy flamenco, folkloric and fire dancing, live music and plenty Day of the Dead-inspired art, food and drinks. It’s a chance to have some fun and “honor all those whom we have loved.”
Inaugural Local Jams & Jellies Concert
$5 | 10 p.m.
Caldwell’s Quirky Cookery, is a “weird little jelly company,” that has been in Louisville for about a year now. And Mag Bar, which revels in weirdness, decided it was time to pair its local jams with Caldwell’s jellies. So come see bands Exister, Foxbat, Greyhaven and Stagecoach Inferno and leave with some delicious sweets.