Halloween weekend will Fun and is hopping with lots of things to do!!
The fun starts at happy hour on Friday with another great Canines & Cocktails for a Cause party on the outside patio of West Kitchen and Tavern at the Loews hotel (126 West St.). This party for pooches and their owners is getting into the spirit with dog and owner costume contests and all sorts of fun. It runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.and self-parking is available for $5. Call 410-263-8683 for more information.
Downtown, the Red Red Wine Bar’s (189 Main St.) Halloween Bash starts at 5 p.m. and continues into the wee hours. They’ll be serving up drink specials, pumpkin Shiners, Sam’s Octoberfest and a red wine of the day. Higher Hands will be on stage and prizes will be given out for the best male and female superhero.
Stan and Joe’s (37 West St.) is getting into the party mode with a tented parking lot party. They are celebrating not only Halloween but also the 10-year anniversary of their Open Mic Night with parties on both Friday and Saturday.
Friday night, it’s all about Halloween, with live music from the Shawn Owen Band in the tent and DJ Michael K spinning tunes in the saloon. They’ll have face painters, costume prizes, lots and lots of giveaways — non-stop Halloween fun. A percentage of sales from the night will go to the Mid-Atlantic Make a Wish Foundation and the SPCA.
Stan and Joe’s in Edgewater (173 Mitchells Chance Road) also will be rockin’, with great specials, food, and fun. Enjoy local music from The Guava Jelly Band, costume contests, prizes and, as always, no cover.
At the Roadhouse (1773 Generals Highway), they’ll be serving up $5 Root of All Evil cocktails, $4 Jack-o-Lantern shooters, and $5 Ghost-tinis to go along with the live music from Loose Ties, the costume contests and all sorts of fun.
Over on the other side of the bridge, the Shore House (800 Main St.) will have the Ron Hicks Project live on stage and $4 Wild Bones Shots, $4 Bloody Brains Shots and $5 Angry Ciders served up. Costume contests, giveaways and all sorts of fun here, too.
Farther down West Street, Fadó (1 Park Place) is having a huge Walking Dead Halloween Bash with WRNR. This is the place you want to be with your very best costume because the grand prize winner will win a trip to Atlanta to tour the “Walking Dead” set and be an extra on the show. Prizes also will be awarded for the scariest, silliest, and sexiest costume. They’ll have a DJ on hand spinning tunes all night long.
The Metropolitan (169 West St.) is hosting a Halloween Late Show with Mountain Wolf, Vista Saints, and Third Grade Friends on stage. The fun starts at 10:15 and goes until 1:30. Cover is $3 for those age 21 and over with a costume, $5 for those 21 and over without a costume, and $10 for those ages 18 to 21.
On Saturday, more events to entertain
Ease out of that candy corn hangover on Saturday with a wonderful event at Grapes Wine Bar (1410 Forest Drive). The Pig and Pinot BBQ, which benefits the Anne Arundel SPCA, starts at noon. Enjoy decadently roasted meats along with wonderful pinots and zinfandels by the glass, including some that are rarely served by the glass.
Stan and Joe’s (37 West St.) will host a celebration of 10 years of Open Mic on Saturday from noon to 8 in the tented parking lot. Open Mic there started with Kevin and Espo at Sean Donlon’s and carried over into Stan and Joe’s. Tons of local musicians will be on hand for the party, including Brandon Hardesty, Changre, The Dogfather Band, Shawn Owen, Happy Fuzzy, Kevin Lebling and more.
WRNR will be doing a live show at Stan and Joe’s from 3 to 5 p.m. with giveaways and more fun. From 830 p.m. until 1 a.m., The Dirty City band will play inside. The SPCA will be out with their adoption van and all sorts of other fun will take place.
Thursday, Nov. 6
Annapolis’ only winery, the award-winning Great Frogs (3218 Harness Creek Road) will be the host of this month’s Green Drinks networking event next Thursday night.
Open to the public, Green Drinks is the premier networking event for those interested in sustainability, environmentalism and eco-activism. The evening will feature a seasonal menu of sustainable appetizers that will beautifully accompany Great Frogs’ wines, available for sale in a tastings format, and by the glass and by the bottle, all in the beautiful, rustic barn and outdoors under the stars next to the fire pit with music and great company.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 next Thursday. Admission is $10 and includes a free Great Frogs wine glass. Visit http://www.annapolisgreen.com for more information.