Where to be on Halloween

By Callam Rodya

Halloween has always been a big event. When we were kids, we got dressed up in cute little costumes (sometimes with our winter coats over-top) and went around the neighborhood filling pillowcases or plastic jack’o’laterns with our loot.

Nowadays, we still dress up, but our pallets have matured since. Instead of candy, we’ve moved on to lots and lots of booze. Halloween provides some of the biggest parties of the year. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the bigger events taking place Halloween weekend.

SPAD/SGA 2010 Halloween Bash

Where: Pub Downunder
When: Nov. 2 @ 9 p.m.
Who: 19+

This is the official SGA-sponsered Halloween party at our very own Pub Downunder. It takes place a couple days after Halloween proper so you can still take in a few others parties beforehand. Plus, the best group costume will win free beer for a year! There are other prizes available for best male and female costumes plus a raffle and games. Get your tickets at the SGA and SPAD offices as well as in front of the Great Hall Oct. 18-21, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2.

Ten Night Club presents Devils Night/Halloween Screamer

Where: Ten Night Club
When: Oct. 30 @ 10 p.m.
Who: 19+

TEN is well-known for throwing one of the hottest Halloween parties of the year. DJ’s Harley & Grover will be spinning all your favorite Top 40, House and Dance favorites on the main dance floor and just across the main bar DJ Double D will be playing the best of Soca, Dancehall, & Hip Hop. There are cash prizes for best single, pair and group costumes! Dress up and win your share of amazing prizes! Best of all, there’s no cover! Call 566-3601 for more details.

Devil’s Night Patio Party at the Laughing Buddha

Where: The Laughing Buddha
When: Oct. 30 @ 9 p.m.
Who: 19+

Looking for a more low-key Halloween bash? Head to the Laughing Buddha for some Devil’s Night fun with “Spooky Spirits”, “Corrupt Cocktails”, and “Tasty Treats”. The patio will be warmed up for this evening of mischief and madness. This will be the best way to get yourself ready to party with all the Ziggy Stardusts at the Townehouse! For details, call 673-2112.

The David Bowie Halloween Party at the Townehouse

Where: The Townehouse Tavern
When: Oct. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Who: 19+

Another one of Sudbury’s signature Halloween events, this is a colossal party in which the fine people of Sudbury always go to the limits of imagination. This year, the music party will be in the realm of the freaky stylings of David Bowie. The house musicians have wanted to do a David Bowie night for some time and Halloween seemed like the perfect night for a bunch of Scary Monsters and Super Creeps. The only drawback? A $7 cover a the door. However, the best costume of the night wins free cover for a year! For more information, email

Of course, there are other events around the city that are sure to stir up your Halloween festivities. Of course, please enjoy Halloween responsibly – don’t drink and drive and don’t scare anyone to death!

Callam Rodya
Arts & Entertainment/Online Editor