On Halloween we honor our ancestors and remember that death is an inevitable part of life. But the process of death and dying is changing in Western North Carolina, as alternative death and burial practices become more prevalent.
Halloween only falls on a Saturday every six years, so that’s one more reason to go all out this year. When planning your costume, steer clear anything too heavy, tight or restrictive because the offerings in and around Western North Carolina promise plenty of dancing.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre is serving up something spooky for the season.
Being the “middle child” of holidays, Thanksgiving is the Jan to Christmas’ Marcia.
Tricks, treats, haunted high schools, macabre masquerades, terrifying bike tours, frightening feasts, daring dance parties and maudlin makeout sessions: Xpress has hunted down the thrills and chills in and around Asheville. For more Halloween events, visit Clubland, Calendar and mountainx.com. • The Asheville Affiliates hosts a costume party at The Odditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-9 […]
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The other day I popped into the grocery store for some dinner essentials and was immediately reminded that Halloween is just around the corner. Candy and other treats were prominently displayed along with the ghost buckets and pumpkins for carving. It has begun — the season of celebration, family, holidays, food and treats everywhere. I […]
When Secret Agent 23 Skidoo hits the stage, kids hit the dance floor. The California-based “kid-hop” artist serves a potent combination of kid-friendly lyrics, parent-friendly wordplays and crowd-friendly beats. 23 Skidoo’s music has been praised by NPR and Time magazine, and his latest single, “Unwind,” went straight to the top of Sirius/XM’s family music channel. […]
Don’t have time for a full-length horror film this Halloween? This short music video should get you in the mood for All Hallows’ Eve.
Photographer (and West Asheville resident) Bill Rhodes offers his wry yet sentimental report on trick-or-treaters who brave Vermont Avenue on a chilly Halloween.
A slide show of Halloween costumes from this weekend’s festival.
Why do most typical women’s Halloween costumes seem overtly sexual? UNCA junior Megan Dombroski explores the issue.
Two chances to show off your fashion/dress up/alter-ego prowess (and there are some pretty nice prizes up for grabs).
Pittsbugh’s experimental collective is back from hiatus, has a Halloween-themed album in the works and is playing the Grey Eagle this Friday.
Well, sort of. It’s closer than before, thanks to the Halfway to Moogfest weekend, featuring Atmosphere and Madlib, among others. Hells yes.
This is shaping up to be one of the best Halloween weeks ever, what with all the entertainment options. Here we have scary stories, a fundraiser, two shows and a Samhain ritual.
And we’ve got yet more events. Including one for dogs, one for Day of the Dead, one at the Admiral, one with Sons of Ralph, one with The Archrival, one in Sylva, and one where you can learn about bats.
Xpress has been bringing you Halloween events from around the area. Here’s a list of what’s happening in the clubs over Halloween weekend. Know of other events? Add them in the comments section.
LaZoom begins its Haunted Comedy Tours this Friday, Asheville on Bikes’ annual Pumpkin Pedaller is coming, and there’s a family-friendly fall festy (no scary costumes!) in the works.
Night of the Bass Zombies is this weekend; Halloween week brings a special tour by Better Tours of Asheville, a haunted corn maze race, trick-or-treating at a haunted museum and a CD release by Hellblinki on the LaZoom bus.
Dance parties, Dracula, weekend-long events and the annual return of the Unknown Hinson are among your Halloween options.