Boo! Between Nashville Black Pride, the Red Dress Rampage with the Nashville Grizzlies, AIDS Walk, GLSEN Ally Week—October has been scary busy. Well get ready to turn up the dial on the fright fest as the gay Christmas Halloween quickly approaches.

Friday October 25  

Kicking off our Halloween edition of Your Gay Week(end) is the Halloween Party / Jungle Lounge Reunion Show at Purple Heys. Get ready to deck yourself out in your best Halloween attire and check out performances by Vanessa Lee, Felecia Gallant, Steven Childers, Makya Chalet, Jamie Everrett, Katie Sinclair, Zymia Knight and your mistress of ceremonies Sabre Patton. Showtime 10 p.m..

Also check out the Hauntanel Fall Festival at The Fontanel Mansion. Fun for the entire family, the Hauntanel Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, bonfire, haunted hay rides and more. For the adults: Pritchard’s Distillery and a beer garden. $10 for children and $15 for adults.

 ‘When you’re ready, come and get na na na na...’ Yes that’s right, Taylor bestie and anti-feminist (according to Hot 100 champion Lorde) Selena Gomez brings her hotly anticipated arena show for her album Stars Dance to Bridgestone Arena tonight. Tickets still available.

Saturday October 26

Tribe kicks off the weekend with their Superheroes Halloween party. Say Cheese because O&An will be on hand snapping photos.

Witches and Bitches. That’s what The Lockettes and Trax have in mind for their Annual Halloween event. Performances include: Cuba St. Thomas, Kimmie Satin, Constance Craving and Secret Storm. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.. Click here to RSVP.

Belcourt Theatre has been serving scary all month long and it continues with their frightening double feature on Saturday. Check out Evil Speak and The Craft beginning at 10 p.m..

East Nashville Underground presents Pumpkin Ale Patch. Pumpkins, free beer and scary movies? Yes, please. More information here.

It's a Hairy Halloween at Canvas Lounge for their Bear Chested Halloween Party.

Stirrup Nashville also kicks off Halloween with a $100 Best Costume Contest. Judging happens at midnight.

Sunday October 27

You’ve probably worked up an appetite with the beginning of the Halloween week(end), so why not satiate it with the Nashville GLBT Chamber’s annual fundraiser, Tastefully Unpredictable. Tickets are $40 (general) and $75 (VIP) and are still available. Get more information about this year’s event (and tweet to win tickets) here.

Those looking for an afternoon haunting will want to try and stop by StageFright, the Edgar Allen Poe cabaret. Held at The Main Branch of The Williamson County Public Library, reservations can be made by calling (615) 915-0891.

Monday October 28

Take a break or take a look at Haunted Houses and Halloween events below.

Tuesday October 29

Yoga is back at OutCentral. Get your stretch on with Mary Irby for $15 drop-in classes or purchase a 6 class card for $60. Yoga happens every Tuesday beginning at 5:45.

Don’t forget Drag Bingo tonight with Paige Turner at Mad Donna’s. Balls drop at 8:30 p.m..

Also, UK soulstress Jessie Ware takes the stage with Mikky Ekko at Mercy Lounge on Tuesday October 29. The “Wildest Moments” singer has created a buzz across the pond and here in the US with her debut album Devotion. Congratulations to O&AN contest winners. Tickets are still available here.

Jersey Boys opens tonight at TPAC and plays through November 3. Get tickets here

Wednesday October 30

It’s a scary night at the Schermerhorn as they host Halloween Movie Night featuring The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with live organ accompaniment. More information, including tickets, here.

Thursday October 31

It’s Halloween! And there are tons of parties going on including the Play Dance Bar, Play Dead Night of 1000 Zombies Halloween Party. Play will have over $5000 in cash andprizes including: Best Cotume, Best Drag and Best Zombie.

Wait, it’s not Friday… and who cares. QDP presents their Halloween Dance Party at The Crying Wolf. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

Kirk-Burgess Productions follows up their wildly successful, sold out shows of Southern Baptist Sissies, with locally written (and haunted) play Cake or Death. The show kicks off tonight and will run through November 9 at Darkhorse Theatre. For more information, including tickets, click here.

Get your Rocky Horror Picture show on at The Belcourt Theatre starting


More Halloween Events/Haunted Houses:

Make sure to visit these websites for updated event times and ticket info.

Bell Witch Cave (430 Keysburg Road, Adams)  This is home to the legendary Bell Witch stories. Tickets range from $8 to $50.  

Bloody Acres Haunted Woods (318 Big Station Camp Blvd, Gallatin) Walk wooded trails on 14 acres of the land with various rooms and scenes;  $15 (cash only).

Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods (2133 Joe Brown Road, Spring Hill) Attractions include Headless Horseman Hayride,  Haunted House, Haunted Woods, and Merciless Maze; $5 to $17. 

Dead Land (7040 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon) Three terrifying attractions for $30.

Death Row Sanitarium of Slaugter (418 Harding Industrial Drive, Nashville) Death Row is a collection of Nashville with items from old Nashville hospitals, funeral homes, prisons and cemeteries to create some very intriguing dark sets; $12 (cash only).

Devil's Dungeon (510 Davidson St, Nashville) Billed as Nashville’s most controversial and intense Halloween attraction, Devil’s Dungeon has over 20,000 square feet of haunted house to explore; $15 

Evilution Haunted Woods (7091 Hwy 41-A South, Pleasant View) It’s not evolution, it’s EVILUTION. Open Fridays and Saturdays through October 26; $13. 

Gore House (118 Mid town Court, Hendersonville) Tour the disturbing warehouse of Martin Cato, one of Nashville’s best video and film set designers before going mad; $13. 

Millers Thrillers Haunted Woods (2499 Green Mill Road, Columbia) Haunted Woods and a Zombie Paintball Hayride; $5-$30     

 Monster Mountain (273 McMurtry Road, Hendersonville) Monster Mountain Horror Studios invites you to come live over 20 scenes of terror and horror; $15.

Nashville Nightmare (1016 Madison Square, Madison) Voted Nashville’s #1 Indoor Haunted Attractions; $17-$35.

Scream Creek Haunted Woods (1765 Martins Chapel Road, Springfield @Honeysuckle Farms) Attractions include a corn maze and a House of Terror. $16-$50.   

Slaughterhouse (423 6th Ave, Nashville) Located downtown, this is Nashville’s longest running; $15-$20.  





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