Love the spooky season but not too sure how to celebrate? Don’t worry, I got you with roundup of the best Halloween events in taking place in Shoreditch – because where else were you expecting celebrate??
Rocky Horror Show Twisted Disco at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Tickets: http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/listings/club-nights/29237/ouse-presents-rocky-horror-twisted-disco/ (link removed)
Date: Saturday 27th October
This Halloween, London’s eccentric roaming production maestros, Fables bring their décor lead party experience, OUSE back to Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. The venue will open its doors for a twisted Halloween and invites guests inside our fabulous and charmingly warped reality to celebrate the cult comedy horror classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! For one night only, Dr. Frank-N- Furter opens his steamy castle doors and invites you to drink and dance with him and his outrageous and sinister friends. Dr Farnk -N-Furter’s Poison cocktails Mai Tai’s made with Appletons Estate Rum, Orange, Pineapple and Lime will be shaken and served in medicine bottles. With outrageous DJ performances from the cult classics like The Time Warp and Sweet Transvestite to house and disco classics the OUSE DJs will be playing a range of genres and Halloween classics, teamed with exquisite food from orange buffalo and rocky horror inspired cocktails, guests are in for a treat and a trick or two!
Buffy The Vampire Film Screening and Clubnight at The Book Club – Welcome to The Bronze
Date: Saturday 27th October
This Halloween, The Book Club is transforming… Welcome to your (new/oldest) favourite club, THE BRONZE… Gather up the Scooby Gang and head to the local watering hole on the wrong side of town to listen to some rockin’ alt tunes, 90s hip hop and dance music classics in this homage to all things Buffy.
Sketch the gang with Art Macabre 4-6pm in one of the best life drawing salons yet. From sketching Spike’s perfect jawline to smudging charcoal into messy black Xander locks; to outlining Buffy herself, this is a must for every Buffy fan. Join us from 6pm-8pm to watch the iconic episodes, Hush and Once More with Feeling; and sip on some delicious ‘Slayers Sour’ Cocktails made with Four Roses Bourbon, Solerno Blood Orange liquor, Lemon, Egg White and a bloody rim.
Early on in the night you can expect our resident DJs to be playing some of the best songs of the era playing tunes from bands like The Cranberries, Hole, Treble Charger and Mazzy Star and Dingoes Ate My Baby to set the tone, but then as things get later and darker and the tunes louder, the vampires will appear, demanding only the best in 90s dance music.
Life Drawing: 4pm – 6pm / Buffy Screening: 6pm – 8pm / Club night: 8pm – 3am
Just Juice Carnival of the Dead at Queen of Hoxton
Date: Saturday 27th October
Just Juice is taking a trip across the Atlantic for this year’s Halloween celebrations and visiting the sights and sounds of the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ carnivals. This fiesta traces its beginnings all the way back to the Aztecs and the Mexicans and our south American counterparts have been showing us how it’s done ever since. You can expect the usual crazy décor and over the top production you’ve come to expect from Just Juice and Queen of Hoxton teams on Halloween plus lots of spooky surprises.
Musically speaking, we are hyped to announce that we have two amazing guests stepping up to the booth in the form of, Amy Becker (Acrylic) and Swing Ting Feat. Fox. They will be leading the parade in the basement which will be hosted by residents Silas & Snare. It’s safe to say, we are expecting more of the usual bass heavy carnival riddims provided by our resident duo and their heavy weight selection of guests. On the ground floor you will find Just Juice friends Melt Out Crew hosting with their carnival brand of Hip-hop, Garage, Dub, House and more. While in our new room, Gin & Juice resident Elwood, providing a mix of party music. So, Don your finest freaky frocks, paint those Candy Skull faces and, well, dance the floor to death. Tequiling Me Softly Paloma cocktails will be on offer with El Jimador Tequila, Grapefruit, Lime Orange.
Halloween Neon Naked Life Drawing at Queen of Hoxton
Date: Monday 29th October
It’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the Neon Naked Halloween Special!!! This year we’re going all out Radioactive Fluoro Zombie!!! It’s going to be fangtastic! Draw in UV with Neon Naked Life Drawing! Join us in East London for an evening of vibrant artistic fun. Come to a life drawing class like no other using neon reactive arts materials to draw inspiringly colourful life models.
This class explores creative drawing, moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. By trying out a number of different image making techniques from continuous line to pointillism the artists are encouraged to think outside the box and create more unusual imagery.
Glee Club Halloween Special at Queen of Hoxton
Tickets (free): https://queen-of-hoxton.eventcube.io/events/13960/queen-of-hoxtons-glee-society
Date: Tuesday 30th October
A weekly sing song for guests to drop into every Monday at Queen of Hoxton led by Sara Templeman (Musical Bingo / Rockaoke / Sounds Familiar Music Quiz). This week we’ll be singing spooky specials!
This is Glee Club for EVERYONE & ANYONE! Expect bangers from Britney to Journey. Working on songs accapella each week with a different theme every time, super fun warm ups, dance moves and a jolly old knees up at a sweet bar down in Shoreditch.
Know of anywhere else putting on a spectacular Shoreditch based event? Get in touch to let me know so I can add it to my round up!