Are you ready to have the crap scared out of you?
It’s Halloween time, and that means that there are more things to do in town than a human possibly could. ArtMares, a horrific art show at Kanawha Players Theater, is still going on with a big reception tonight. Come on down, partake of the free food and booze, then spend your rent money buying art. We’ll be looking at some of the ArtMares art at the end of this PopCulteer.
After that, get yourself over to The Empty Glass. You can witness the world premiere of “Porkchops,” the first-ever sequel to a West Virginia-made horror movie. I’m so enthusiastic that I’m going to quote the Facebook event page:
“We’re kicking off the EMPTY GLASS HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY WEEKEND with the premiere of our latest film PORKCHOPS. Also on the bill are the awesome horror-punk sounds of THE RENFIELDS as well as the hyper-energetic ska-pop-punk horn blasts of THE TOM MCGEES, featuring ex-members of 69 Fingers!
We’ll also be holding a massive COSTUME CONTEST where the winner will walk away with a VIDEO CAMERA as well as a ton of other goodies!
There will be DRINKING GAMES!
AND FREE FOOD and DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT LONG!
This is the perfect start to Halloween weekend! You DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!”
What they don’t mention is that the cover charge is seven bucks–five if you’re in costume, and the movie starts at 10 PM, with the bands following. Also, your PopCulteer has a cameo in the movie (unless it wound up on the cutting room floor) playing a hatless redneck mover, with Lee Harrah. Come see the horror!
The Halloween RFC
Uh…there won’t be one. Radio Free Charleston will return in November, but the elaborate Halloween Time Travel episode has been put on hold. A family illness has intruded on the production schedule, and rather than do a half-assed version, we decided to delay the time travel for a future show. The wait will be worth it.
Remember that HallowEast spot…
Well, you can check out the HallowEast website for full details on the remaining events like The Zombie Walk and The Costume Ball.
And while you’re at it, check out this Gazz rundown of Halloween events.
Dr. Sketchy’s At ArtMares
Also tonight, at ArtMares, onstage while Tofujitsu is performing, there will be yet another session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art Show. The models will be posing in a Halloween theme, like they did earlier this month. See what they’ve inspired…
ArtMares Photo Essay
Before we head off into the night, check out these images taken Wednesday night during the ArtMares preview showing.
That’s about it for this week, folks. I hope you get to go out and enjoy some of the great Halloween festivities all over the area. And please be careful, use a designated driver, don’t get bitten by anyone you don’t know and don’t eat any of the razor-filled apples.
Next week PopCult will revert to our regular sad attempt at normalcy.