Halloween bashes aplenty & other weekend possibilities

weekend-103115Halloween falls on a Saturday. There is plenty of candy and cocktails in your future. Just like Watson or Ken Jennings, we can help with that.

Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters (419 E 18th Street) is serving up Witches Brew and Zombie Juice with two DJs spinning and a costume contest tonight from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Torn Label Brewing Co. debuts their new Day For Night — a “resinous black IPA,” at 6.8% ABV — tomorrow at 12 p.m. They’ll also be showing a horror movie marathon and hosting a costume contest (which begins at 7 p.m.). The 13th annual Bacchus Bash — a benefit for the Love Fund for Children sponsored by J Rieger & Co. — is Saturday at Union Station from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There’s a costume contest, ice luges and a guest bartender from Manifesto among the eight drink stations. General admission tickets are $55 and VIP tickets (7 p.m. access and a VIP lounge with “shots!”) are $75.

Martini Corner is also hosting Halloween on the Hill 2015. It’s a five-bar block party from 8 to 11 p.m. with each bar having a theme. Barrel 31 will be about Nightmare on Elm Street, while Sol Cantina makes the solid choice of Ghostbusters. Tickets are $30 (VIP is $45 and includes premium liquor) at the door for all-you-can-drink well drinks, domestic beer and house wine. It’s not candy or cocktails, but it sounds amazing. Sea Life Kansas City will be Underwater Pumpkin Carving on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Stout Week kicks off at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (101 E 13th Street) on Saturday. Circle next Wednesday on your calendar as they’re featuring New Holland Dragon’s Milk with coffee, raspberry and toasted chilis.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is holding a Day of the Dead Festival on Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. The free festival will feature traditional dancing, Mariachi music and an installation of a Day of the Dead Altar (12:30-1 p.m. & 2:30-3 p.m.).

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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