After months, weeks or days of preparation — depending on your procrastination habits — Halloween has finally arrived, and it’s time to show the motor city what you’ve got.
There’s an overwhelming amount of party action going on all weekend long in both Detroit and all around the Metro area, and while most of you have already locked in your plans for the annual celebration of weird, for those who haven’t, I’ve pulled together 5 Halloween events that I think will be worth your while, and won’t totally break the bank.
So slip into that temporary alter ego and step into another dimension, Detroit, because here comes your City 5 for Halloween Weekend.
Funk Night has become something of a Detroit Tradition, and if you’ve never experienced it then this is going to be a fabulous introduction to all it has to offer.
Though it typically rotate locations from the Russell Industrial Center to The Majestic Theater, this edition of the famed evening goes down at the newly renovated Berts on Broadway in Detroit.
Suit up in your funkiest and freakiest Halloween gear and prepare yourself for a night of Heavy funk and soul music spun by popular DJs Head, Dez/Andres, and Frank Raines & Eastside, as well as a special live performance by Guilty Simpson.
Tickets to the event are just $5 and the party kicks off at 10 p.m. Make sure you get there a little early, though, because this popular event could certainly sell out.
For more information click here.
If you’re looking for something a little bigger and more elaborate this year, then check out Monster’s Ball 2015 on Friday at the Fillmore.
You’ll join over 1,500 of Metro Detroit’s Halloween enthusiasts for a party that is sure to make Dracula spin in his grave.
In addition to all the great music, this event really goes all out to capture the Halloween spirit with a haunted graveyard, stage dancers and acrobats, illusionists, fortunetellers and more.
General admission tickets to the have sold out, but the price of VIP tickets have just dropped from $75 to $50, and this one seems like it will be worth every penny.
Click here to get yours while you can!
If you’re looking for a slightly more tamed but equally enjoyable Halloween experience this year, then on Friday and Saturday head over to Batch Brewery for their Trick or Treat for Grown-Ups event.
Starting at 7pm costume clad patrons can buy one beer and earn a very special trick-or-treat themed sud special, which features 8 different candy/Halloween themed beers on tap for your drinking pleasure.
This event is also kid friendly, and they’ll have plenty of actual candy for the youngins. And as the event page says, “nothing spells fun like parents with beer and kids with candy.”
This event is free to attend and kicks off at 7 p.m. For more information click here.
With out a doubt this next one takes the cake for best named event of the year.
Organizers collaborated with over 2 dozen of the best musicians and visual artist in Metro Detroit to curate four unique parties all in one.
You’ll enjoy four floors of freaky fun jam packed with live bands and plenty of entertainment, including a beat battle in the Basement, open decks on the 1st Floor, live bands on the 2nd Floor, and amazing art visuals on the 3rd floor.
Costumes are not required but are strongly encouraged.
The party kicks off 8 p.m. and is 18 and up. If you’re 21 and up cover is free before 9 p.m., and if you’re under 21 it’s just $5 before 9 p.m.
After 9 p.m. cover jumps up to $10 if you have a costume and $20 for those without.
Click here for a full line up of the madness and all the other info.
This week’s list wraps up with the annual Freaky Deaky event at the Masonic Temple.
There’s really not much to say about this one — except to prepare yourself for madness.
This annual night of bass and beat driven debauchery at the city’s best music venue is always packed, and always an adventure.
This year you’ll enjoy tunes form Doctor P, Sound Remedy, and Attak.
Doors to the event are at 8 p.m. and there are still tickets available for $35, so click here to get yours now.
We have a really great bonus event for you this week.
All Things Detroit, a small business showcase held quarterly is the brainchild of Detroit entrepreneur Jennyfer Crawford’s event marketing firm Ask Jennyfer.
The next showcase will be held this Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at the historical Eastern Market in Shed 3 from Noon-6pm. You’ll enjoy Detroit-themed artwork, purchase handmade furniture, jewelry, apparel and even participate in interactive demonstrations such as Zumba and Detroit ballroom dancing.
In addition to shopping there will be opportunities to win one of a kind pieces presented by the 80+ small businesses that participate. All Things Detroit sponsored by The Loft Warehouse and in partnership with Motor City Match is guaranteed to bring thousands from across the state to enjoy what Detroit has to offer.
Don’t miss the chance to connect with the booming small business community in Detroit, and get an early start on your holiday shopping!
Click here for all the details.