Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

Get your spook on all week long at Halloween events being held throughout the city October 22 - 31!

Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food is offering something fun for both adults and kids in celebration of this spooky holiday. Visit this Buckhead established anytime between Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 31 to try the limited-time Halloween Margarita. On Halloween day, children decked out in their Halloween attire will receive a free kid's meal with the purchase of a regular entree after 4 p.m. While there, children can participate in the Uncle Julio's costume contest taking place at 5 p.m. The contest winner will receive a $100 Uncle Julio's gift card.

Make your way to your favorite Atkins Park Tavern location on Wednesday, October 27 to put your pumpking carving skills to the test in the APT pumpkin carving contest. Atkins Park will be providing pumpkins and carving tools, all you've got to do is show up and carve your heart out! While you're carving, both locations will be playing scary movies to help inspire you and get you in the Halloween spirit. First place winners will win an Atkins Park gift certificate! Return Saturday, October 30 dressed in your spookiest gear for the annual Atkins Park Halloween party and costume contest. The party starts at 9 p.m. and will include a DJ spinning tunes throughout the night. Cash prizes will be given out at the witching hour to the best male and female costumes!

Deadwood Saloon's Halloween event line-up will have you howling with joy and coming back for more all weekend long. On Friday, October 29, the Midtown Scary Party Pub Crawl kicks off at Deadwood at 8 p.m. and will include drink specials, a raffle and three costume contests. The pub crawl will consist of nine different bars and tickets are $10 if purchased before October 29 and $15 at the door. Return on Saturday, October 30 for Midtown's Haunted Mansion Party beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets to the party are only $10 per person and include admission to Deadwood, Lava Lounge, Door 44, Cosmopolitan and The Parlour. The Halloween fun continues Sunday, October 31 as Deadwood hosts a "come as your scary self" industry party starting at 5 p.m. The night will consist of food and drink specials along with football viewing at the bar.

For those of you Outside the Perimeter, visit Aqua Blue on Saturday, October 30 for the 9th Annual Aqua Boo Halloween Monster Bash. Along with creepy cocktails and ghoulish appetizers, the night will feature a la carte dining from 4 to 10 p.m. Come dressed to impress and ready to dance the night away as the DJ starts spinning at 9 p.m. and the costume contest is at 11 p.m. The contest will consist of $300 in cash and prizes for the lucky costume contest winner!

Get your groove on at Ormsby's on Saturday, October 30 for their Halloween party starting at 7 p.m. The night will feature DJ Mo'Tech spinning tunes for a costume dance off on the bocce court along with psychic readings and a costume contest.

Worried about what to do Halloween night? RA Sushi's got you covered with Boo Bash 2010. The night will feature freakish Halloween decorations, food and drink specials, a costume contest and musical entertainment provided by the rock cover band, Mega Colliders. Complimentary tarot card readings will take place from 8 to 11 p.m., and the costume contest winners will be announced at 10 p.m. The first place winner will receive a $100 RA Sushi gift certificate, and the second place winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. RA Sushi's Flying Fish Lounge will feature specials from 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy "Potent Potions" such as hot sake for $2, Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3, Chang Lager for $4, Uchi Red and White Wine for $5 and Chang Lager with sake for $6. RA Sushi's "Boo Bites" will consist of a variety of half-priced sushi and appetizers such as the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Pork Gyoza, Lobster Spring Rolls, Grilled Short Ribs and Spicy Tuna Roll.

If you're looking for a place to take the little ones to help them wind down from a sugar-filled weekend, look no further than The Original El Taco. On Halloween night, costumed kids will eat free from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Highland location.

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