For some people Halloween is their favourite time of year; the pumpkins, the endless supply of fun size Mars bars, Hocus Pocus on TV… what’s not to love? Well, on top of all that we’ve got a few more treats for your entertainment over the upcoming Halloween weekend. So if you’re not out trick-or-treating but still want to get in the Halloween mood then check out our top 3 picks of what’s going on…
John Carpenter at Victoria Warehouse
John Carpenter, the Godfather of Horror, is coming to Victoria Warehouse as part of his ‘Release The Bats’ tour. Director of cult horror classics like The Fog (1980), Christine (1983) and of course Halloween (1978), Carpenter is also responsible for composing their hypnotic soundtracks. The show is a non-stop tour de force of Carpenters’ unique music, performed by the legend himself. The venue will be transformed Halloween-style so attendees are encouraged to dress up to fit in (so expect a legion of Michael Myers costumes).
Sat 29 Oct, Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1AB, Tel: 0161 660 7000, 6.30pm, From £25, www.seetickets.com
Day Of The Dead (pictured) at Islington Mill
For those out there who love any excuse to get dressed up, Day of the Dead is at Islington Mill and is a guaranteed extravaganza of memorable music, dance and theatricals all night long. The night is an homage to the famous Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of our nearest and dearest who are no longer with us. Live music comes from 10-piece Afro-tropical funk band Drymbago to set the tone of the night’s unique theme. Fresh food will be served throughout the night, and face painting is on offer too to give you that unique Day of the Dead look.
Sat 29 Oct, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW, Tel: 0161 278 6404, 7pm – 3am, £7 early bird/£10 adv, www.islingtonmill.com
Psycho Live! at Albert Hall
If there’s a crème de la crème list of the biggest horror films ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) would undoubtedly be hovering somewhere near the top. Overs Halloween weekend, Albert Hall is hosting two screenings of the classic, accompanied by the Manchester Camerata. They’ll be playing the famous original score to film to make every scene involving a shower or a certain Mrs Bates that extra bit more atmospheric. If that’s not enough check out Albert’s Schloss’ Psycho-themed food and drink specials as well as Psycho features dotted around Albert Hall itself.
Sun 30 Oct, Albert Hall, 27 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5QR, Tel: 0161 817 3490, 4pm and 8pm, From £33, alberthall.seetickets.com
Published on: Fri 28 Oct 2016