“When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.”

Ah yes, Holloween. That one day when you can dress up and feel like an American kid. The day when you can freak out with your friends without having to explain yourself. No, we don’t celebrate it like the Americans do and sadly we don’t have trick-or-treating, but we do have some awesome Halloween parties lined up and it starts THIS weekend. So get your masks and weird wigs out – it is time to eat, drink and be scary.

First up we have the South African Horrorfest at the Labia Theatre (Orange Street).
A horrorfest like no other in South Africa. Yes, you can expect 27 movies
including feature films, documentaries and short films from all over the
world. Want to see a sneaky preview of Frankenweenie and The Possession? Then you will find it here. A very popular and exciting audience participation viewing of the Rocky Horror
Picture Show, along with big dress-up giveaways. This is a fun festival that will get you in the right, scary mood! Don’t miss out – For tickets and line-up, go to
 24 October – 2 November

Next we have The Assembly Holloween Extravaganza! Get yourself dressed up for two nights of
wickedness with Guns N Lazers, Zebra & Giraffe,
The Wedding DJs, Shortstraw, Candice Heyns, Petite Noir and a whole lot more! On Friday doors open at 9pm and on Saturday you can join the madness from 8pm! Win great prizes for best dressed – so what are you waiting for, go buy your tickets here:
26 and 27 October.

And at Zula Bar you can dress up for the Heroes and Villains Halloween Party. A treat of a rock line-up on one floor and electro
beats on the other. On the Hero Stage you will find Fox Comet, Boombox
Troopers and Woodstock Mafia. DJ’s on the Villian Stage
include Fletcher, Damage Inc and St Skeletor. So get yourself there and do dress up. Doors open at 8pm – so join them early and R50 gets you
in. Off course there is loads of prizes and bartabs for best dressed superhero and best super villain
costumes. Visit for more info.
Saturday, 27 October

At the Legendary Mercury Live you can expect to dance yourself silly this weekend. Gotham The Entity and Dark Power will take you from 80’s alternative to synthpop and EBM. But why not, it’s Holloween after all…Doors
open at 21h00 and R30 gets you in.
Saturday, 27 October

Last but not least: It’s The Great Cape Town Zombie Walk. This piece of madness will start at the Sea Point Promenade. Get your zombie on for a great cause.  Where Three Anchor Bay meets Beach Road the dead will gather at 15h00. This walk will support the Lucky Lucy Foundation and the best-dressed
zombie kids will walk away with tattoo vouchers – for real tattoos. For more info, visit:
Saturday, 27 October

Keep an eye on DPC tomorrow for some holloween costume ideas.

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