Call us your genie in the bottle because all your fall wishes are about to come true. Whether you’re into the gore of Halloween or a relaxing experience sans the costumes, we’ve got an event for you. Here are a few of our favorite things to get you into the fall spirit.
1. Stay Curious at Babe House’s Secret Halloween Party
“We must make the 2020s a decade where Black, Indigenous, Latinx, queer, gender deviant, disabled, sexually explicit and sex working people thrive in a world set against them,” AJ Raymore, the creator of the art collective and national solidarity network Babe House, explains to BTL about their Halloween party, to be held at a secret location. Intrigued? So are we, which is why we needed to get the word out. At this elusive event, expect dancing and an explosion of sets from talent such as Kleaner, DJ Coolkidsue, Ariel Sports, and more. Doors open at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 with the show starting at 9.
Ticket information can be found on their Instagram @babexhouse.
2. Cozy Up with Haunted Like Human in Holland
Nashville’s Dale Chapman and Cody Clark, also known as Haunted Like Human, are in town fresh off their new album “Tall Tales and Fables.” They’ll be performing their single “Whistling Tree,” which was inspired by Chapman’s friend who attempted suicide after her parents “were making her life a nightmare trying to keep her away from her girlfriend.” Along with their often achingly beautiful melodies the Nashville acoustic duo will bring the Detroit-based group Whiskey Charmers on stage.
3. Be Amused at Twilight Rocky Horror Tribute Show
Detroit drag icon Sabin, the host of the “Twilight Rocky Horror Tribute Show,” asks a very valid question: “What can possibly go wrong when you put drag queens and meatloaf on stage together and feed the audience alcohol?” For this show, a tribute to “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Sabin, along with local drag troupe 12 Drag Players, will bring the cult classic to life at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and Oct. 30 at Five15 in Royal Oak. We know you’re already shivering with anticipation. I mean, who wouldn’t be?
Ticket information can be found on Five15’s website.
4. Get Down at Boogie Fever’s Halloween Costume Party
It’s going to be a “boogie oogie” night with Boogie Fever’s Halloween costume party in Ferndale. This is a “great spot to party and almost everyone will be dressed up,” says owner Mark. Be ready to groove to the best of the ’80s and ’90s. In addition, attendees can enter a Halloween costume contest at midnight with a cash prize of $300. So, round the crew, finish the last bits of your costume and head to the party of the season. Doors open at 9 p.m. on Oct. 29. You must be 21 to attend.
Ticket information can be found on Eventbrite.
5. Binge Watch “Tampa Baes” on Amazon Prime
For all our homebody lesbians, there’s “Tampa Baes,” a new eight-episode Amazon Orginal docuseries that follows a group of young lesbian friends in the ever-growing gay hotspot of Tampa Bay. As they navigate through their social and professional lives, these friends — and sometimes more than friends — are always ready for an adventure. So if you’re looking to spice up your night, tune into their drama.
All episodes will be available Nov. 5 on Amazon Prime