So here we are in spooky October! And a lot of people are working hard in the blog & youtube world. We have people doing vlogtober & blogtober, as well as make-up & costumes ideas galore. Take your pick you will find what you are looking for somewhere on the internet… I also want to point out, and have a little jokey moan, that Christmas stuff has already been out for a month. A month. We only just got Halloween items at the beginning of this month! Anyway, I promise that’s the last time I’m mentioning the “C” word, for now… I think a lot of us are now in love with Halloween & October because it signifies the beginning of Autumn. Time for layers, good smells, great food, and cherished memories with your close friends & loved ones. So since it is the month of Halloween, I thought I could find out what spooky & Halloween inspired events are happening in Glasgow. Sorry to be just sticking to local things near me, I’m sure if you live elsewhere in the world, there will be something going on! So just try searching on google or even facebook. If you are brave enough, set something up yourself for your own community! I live in a sleepy Scotish village & one of the pubs is having a costume themed night.
Photo by Sara Bonisteel
Pumpkin Carving & Craft Beer Tasting
(Alcohol License is pending, you will have two options if they don’t get it 1) Full refund, 2) 10% refund with pumpkin carving only)
If you are wanting to test your pumpkin carving skills this October, then head on down to Little Botanica, who were originally just florists (still are) & have now added a bistro cafe to their name. They also created the flowers for our wedding, so I have a slight softspot for this event… You also won’t have to go through the mess of traditional pumpkin carving, they will have already done this for you! While you are letting your creative juices flow, you can also let the craft beer juices, from flow into you. So if you fancy a relaxed, fun & creative evening, then I would book soon before they run out of spaces!
Saturday, 29th October 7-9pm £25
Little Botanica, Glasgow, G5 8JN
Day of the Dead Glesga
Bringing the spirit of Mexicos most famous festival, Dia de los Muertos (day of the dead), held in Saint Luke’s Music & Art Venue, celebrate your Halloween with a latin twist. There will be Mexican food, live music from bands as well as DJS, performances, rituals and even sugar skull face painting! More acts are still to be confirmed as well. So if you happen to be too old for trick or treating now and live music’s your thing, then why not give this a go?
Saturday, 29th October 7.30pm-1am £10
Saint Luke’s, 17 Bain Square, G40 2JZ
Halloween Dance Party
If you love partying to old school tunes and still want to have fun with dressing up, this is an event you will not want to miss. Make sure you tell your friends and make sure you dress up. You’ll also need to be mentally and physically prepared, it will be a 6-hour danceathon… If you think you have the dedication & determination to make it! I’m a bit of a wimp, I don’t know if I would make it.
Friday, 28th October 9pm-3am £19.50/£24
O2 Acadamy Glasgow, G5 9NT
Hedkandi Halloween Party
After having three sold out events in Scotland, they are back for a Halloween special one night only. So if you don’t want to miss out & with this sort of popularity I would hurry! There’s currently only just under 100 tickets left… If you aren’t into the stereotypical dressing up but are finding yourself still wanting to party, then this one may be for you. With DJs occupying two rooms, I’m sure you will find something to suit your taste.
Saturday, 29th October 10pm-4am
Kavalii Nightclub, Bell Street, G1 1NX