It is upon us! The official Halloween weekend! By rank necessity of disgusting things such as “jobs” and “the work week” (gah), the majority of our Halloweening will take place tonight and tomorrow, and for the record, I’d like to punch the dude who decided to put Halloween on a weeknight in the throat with his balls. The silver lining, however, is that the celebrations just keep going and going (and going and going…). Because of this, there was naturally far too much Samhain happening to squeeze into this week’s The Homosexual Agenda, so in addition to all of that stuff I already did done told you about, please to note THIS stuff that I am about to do did tell you about. It’s your Hallowwenie Homo Agenda Overflow! (We’ll have more as we approach the actual date. Try to pace yourself.)
TONIGHT:An Army of Darkness, An Infamous Chin Tonight we are simply drowning in dark seas of unnerving options, but my favoritests is a screaming screening of that ole camp horror classic Army of Darkness! The movie, of course, is absolutely ridiculous, and makes precious little sense at all (it’s ostensibly the third installment in the scarily '70s and very shoe-stringy Evil Dead series, but strikes me more as a monster mash-up of Dead Alive and Monty Python and the Holy Grail), and it tends to be violent and gory and silly to excess (even by horror film standards), which naturally only makes me love it all the more. But the very awesomest thing about tonight’s special screening is a very very very specially awesome thing indeed—the film’s big-chinned leading man/unlikely hero BRUCE CAMPBELL will be hosting in person and presumably live! (VIP tickets will get you a meet-n-greet and a signed commemorative poster.) Join us! Central Cinema, 9pm, $35 VIP/$25 Gen Admission, All Ages.
SAT OCT 26th: Le Faux Rocky Horror Halloween I've been to Julia's at least three kajillion times since April because, well, JINKX MONSOON. She was the reason I started going, you understand, back when she was busy kicking RuPaul’s Drag Race ass and hosting weekly recaps, and even though we’ve lost her to shiny and inevitable fame, old Julia’s has really grown on me. I love the energy and the performers and the fun, and between their new Queen of the Brunch drag brunch on Sundays (the best around—you must), the ever fresh and changing LeFaux every Friday, their astonishingly exciting and ferocious D-Factor drag competitions on Thursdays (the new talent that show churns out each week is mind-spinning), I might just as well pack a fucking bag and stay. Tonight is their big annual Halloween costume party, and I’ve been looking forward to it for months (OHMYGAWD MY COSTUME!). It is Rocky-Horror themed this year (there’s been a lot of that going around), and there will be live performances by the latest D-Factor finalists including Sequoia Jackson, Stacey Starstruck, Christian Brown, Mickie Champagne, and Minerva Markos, a $1,000-prize package costume contest, it’s DJed by our good friend Skiddle from C89 and hosted by the inimitably charming and wondrously talented Kristie Champagne. Highly recommended. Julia’s, 10PM, $10, 21+.
SAT OCT 26th: Halloween Stiffed at Pony And it would be remiss of me in all the worst ways if I let anyone anywhere forget about STIFFED. This very Halloweeny installment of Pony’s popular once-a-month dance night is also the event’s two-year anniversary, so they are really busting out with the extra-special. As you know, the decks are usually helmed by DJ Derek Pavone, which is always a good thing, but he's "just the fluffer this time," he tells us (HA!), and he's just the opening set for the night’s guest DJ from San Francisco, DJ Bus Station John! (The San Francisco Bay Guardian has called him, "Perhaps the most important DJ on the San Francisco gay scene in the past decade." Others have called him “the godfather of bathhouse disco,” so, you know. He should sue.) There will be the requisite costume contest (Pony is really fussy about costumes this year, so bring it best as you can) and prizes and even Wendy Ashford, Seattle’s Most Famous Little Person ™, will be running around taking pictures. The event is hosted by Glitoris star Queen Mookie, whose giant head-hugging hair and big, baggy, fantastical getups make my heart bloom with a billion balloons of joy. Pony, 9pm, FREE, 21+.