Halloween haunts

photo / plasticrevolver 

You can feel Halloween approaching – the weather is cooling down, the clocks are turning back an hour, and costumed children are about to hit you up for candy. Are you still not sure what you’re doing to celebrate All Hallows Eve? Then read on – That Other Paper has a full range of spooky activities to keep even the most finicky ghouls and goblins happy.

Halloween on Sixth Street

photo / Kristin Hillery This is what happens on 6th Street on Halloween. 

The annual 6th Street Halloween celebration draws crowds of 60,000 and does not disappoint. Although many bars and clubs have drink specials if you are dressed up, most people on 6th Street are spectators to the incredibly intricate and zany costumes that appear each year.

9pm–2am | FREE

6th Street

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Dress up as your favorite sweet Transylvanian transvestite and come sing along to this kooky cult classic. Props bags will be provided for $3 each, or $5 for two. Each bag will contain: newspaper, rubber glove, noisemakers, toilet paper, party hat, cards and a condom. If you’re a RHPS virgin, then check out this guide to audience participation.

10:15pm | $5

Alamo Drafthouse Village
2700 W Anderson Ln • Austin, TX 78757

Free coffee at Progress Coffee

Walk into Progress Coffee wearing a costume and receive a free coffee and piece of candy all day long. Hot tip: You can get several free coffees by changing into different costumes at the nearest payphone booth of your convenience!

7am–8pm | FREE

Progress Coffee
500 San Marcos • Austin, TX 78702

photo / photo-mojo 

Halloween Carnival with Car Stereo (Wars)

Dance, drink, and do whatever else it is you’re supposed to do at a Halloween party as Car Stereo (Wars) spins some hot jams.

From the artist:

Car Stereo (Wars) is the DJ project of Christopher Rose. Often compared to Girl Talk or Hollertronix, Car Stereo (Wars) blends snippets of songs in and out with popular beats, riffs, and verses in a fun, danceable, and often humorous fashion.

10pm | TBA

Beauty Bar
617 E 7th • 391-1943

Austin Haunted Forest presents Dames & Demons Halloween w/ Sangre del Sol

Austin Enchanted Forest is throwing a blow-out party to their month-long Haunted Forest event. Featured performers include: Sangre del Sol, Baruzuland Puppet Theatre, Pyrogenisis, That Damned Band, Black Scorpion Magician, Tzol (from Kan’Nal), 999 Eyes, Carousel Cabaret, Neptune, and Break Beat Buddha. Guests must be costumed!

9pm–3am | $15

Austin Enchanted Forest
1412 W Oltorf • Austin, TX

Bump in the Night at Lamberts

Chow down on some tasty ’que at Lamberts while DJ Starsign spins funk, disco, house, and hip hop – it’s “a sexy, scary, and scandalous event” says their flyer. This would be a great option if you’re either going to or coming from Sixth Street.

11pm–2am | Drinks

401 W 2nd St • Austin, TX 78701

Know of any more Halloween happenings? Post ’em in the comments section.