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HALLOWEEN EVENTS by Beatty and Whitworth

halloweenBOO! It’s Halloween, and since you’re reading Prairie Dog — a newspaper bulging with filthy swear words that’s CLEARLY intended for grown-ups — we’re going to assume you aren’t some 10-year-old kid planning to dress up like a “Minecraft” (whatever that is) and go door to door begging for candy.

We’re also going to guess you’re not one of those douchebags who goes around smashing other people’s beautifully carved pumpkins, because that would mean you are an unpleasant teenage dude who hates gourd art and is probably illiterate anyway (why else would someone project their self-hatred onto jack o’lanterns?).

No, if you’re reading this, you’re an adult and that means you’re looking for one thing this Halloween: sex, drugs and rock and roll (okay that’s three things. Maybe four — is rock and roll one thing, or two?).

But where can you find these devilish delights? Well, how about in a little place called “all over the freaking place”? A.k.a, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. A.k.a., HERE. And we’ve got the itinerary for you splattered all over this page. All you need is the costume, a libido, and a designated driver. And remember, as our hero Dan Savage (look him up) says: “Heterosexuals in North America have needed a holiday like this for a long, long time. And now you’ve got one in Halloween. It’s yours now, straight people. Be good to it.”

So get out there and have fun! The only thing you’ll be haunted by is a hangover.

Friday 30


HALLOWEEN HOWL with Big Sugar, Leather Cobra and Trigger Finger at the Can-Sask Sound Stage, doors at 7 p.m. $32.50.

THE HAUNTED CIRCUS with Organic Mechanic, Dreadbeat, Krooked King, Psyborum, Gremlin Groove and more at the Hungarian Club (1925 McAra), doors at 8 p.m.

HALLOWEEN PRE-PARTY & MYLA EP RELEASE PARTY with DJs 2Beats & Smash Cox at Mercury Café, 9:30 p.m. $10. 19+.

PARAB POET & THE HIP HOP HIPPIES with guests at O’Hanlon’s.

HALLOWEEN BASH with F.O.G.D.O.G. at McNally’s Tavern.


MONSTER BASH Family-friendly Halloween party with crafts, games, treats, dancing with DJ Jeremy and plenty of glow-in-the-dark fun. Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5, kids two and under free.

BLACK MUSEUM Halloween-themed exhibit of criminal artifacts inspired by Scotland Yard’s Black Museum of British Crime. RCMP Heritage Centre, until Oct 31.

Saturday 31


WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE Regina filmmaker Michael J. Lai (a.k.a the Prairie Traveller) screens and discusses his Star Trek homage. Feel free to come in costume if you want. Central Library Theatre, 3 p.m. Register at reginalibrary.ca.

FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY Drop in party with crafts, games and refreshments hosted by the Cathedral Area Community Association. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

HALLOWEEN DANCE Hosted by Contemporary Singles Social Club, with DJ Darwin. Wa Wa Shriners Hall (2065 Hamilton), doors at 8 p.m. $20, with proceeds to support the Shriners Children’s Hospital. 306-585-6825.

MOSTER MASH FOR MS Dance party and karaoke, with costume contest and refreshments. German Club, 8 p.m. $15 advance, $20 door. Contact the MS Society at 306-522-5600 for more information.


JUDAS PRIEST REDEEMER OF SOULS TOUR with One Bad Son at Brandt Centre, 8 p.m. $29.50-$69.50. See brandtcentre.com.

GRAVEYARD STRUT with musicians covering music by the Ramones, Descendants, New York Dolls and Black Sabbath at Mercury Café, 9 p.m. $10, with partial proceeds to Sofia House.

A CELTIC HALLOWEEN with the Tilted Kilts, costume contest and more at Bushwakker, $5 after 7 p.m.

HALLOWEEN CABARET with Spellbound (Eric Clapton Tribute) and Tyler Gilbert at Artesian, doors at 7:30 p.m. $20.

CARLO PETROVICH playing Halloween-themed jazz tunes at the Capitol Jazz Club.

HALLOWEEN BASH with F.O.G.D.O.G. at McNally’s Tavern.

ZOMBIE PARTY featuring Big Bad Storm at Broadway’s Lounge, 8 p.m.

HALLOWEEN ROCKABILLY PARTY with the Brian Templeton Trio at Lancaster Taphouse.


MONSTERS, MASKS & MOUNTIES Family-friendly Halloween party, includes a magic show, costume contest, pumpkin bowling and more. RCMP Heritage Centre, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

HALLOWEEN BIRTHDAY PARTY Family friendly afternoon of trick or treat fun to celebrate the hall’s 49th birthday. Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, 1-3 p.m. $10 per family, $5 per person.