Halloween happenings: Zombie Crawl, Arnie’s Hallo-Bash with Bruce Gradkowski, ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ and moreWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor’s Note: There was an incorrect date for the Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl in the Oct. 24 Toledo Free Press Star. The Zombie Crawl is Friday, Oct. 26.
Zombie Crawl set for Oct. 26
The third annual Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl is set for 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Oct. 26.
The crawl will start at Wesley’s Bar & Grill, 1201 Adams St., and move up Adams Street to Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams St., The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St., the Ottawa Tavern, 1815 Adams St., and Bretz Nightclub, 2012 Adams St., before heading back to Wesley’s.
This year’s event is sponsored by the UpTown Association in partnership with the bars, restaurants and businesses of the Adams Street corridor. New this year will be a beer tent with live entertainment provided by the Uptown Association at the corner of 17th and Adams streets, said UpTown Association board member Ryan A. Bunch.
Toledo School for the Arts students will be doing zombie makeup at the “Toledo Loves Love” mural, at 13th and Adams streets at 8 p.m.
The nearby Glass City Cafe, 1107 Jackson St., will be open 1-5 a.m.
“Anybody who doesn’t get their fill of brains for the night, they’ll be happy to feed them toast and eggs,” Bunch said. “There’s usually some zombie-themed food specials, too.”
Bunch said he started the zombie crawl almost as a joke with some friends, but 700 people showed up the first year and 1,500 people the next year.
“We expect this year to be even bigger. I think people enjoy getting dressed up and acting silly and weird for a night,” Bunch said. “I’m really excited. I love the nature of this event. It’s so loose and fluid. We say, ‘This is the day and this is the time’ and people take it from there. The bars usually do something unexpected. It’s cool to see something so organic take root because people like to have fun.”
For more information, visit “Adams Street Zombie Bar Crawl III” on Facebook.
— Sarah Ottney
Gradkowski to appear at Oct. 26 Hallo-Bash
Cincinnati Bengals and former University of Toledo quarterback Bruce Gradkowski and his wife will be at Arnie’s at Levis Commons in Perrysburg on Oct. 26 for a party called Hallo-Bash with Bruce.
“It’s gonna be a huge party,” said Arnie’s managing partner Denny Milligan. “The place is going to be pretty extensively decorated, like a haunted house. I’ve got 200 pumpkins, 50 bales of hay, decorations inside and out, fire pits on the patio. People are going to get a chance to party with Bruce and his wife. It’s just going to be a rockin’ party.”
Gradkowski, who is part owner of Arnie’s, is also in the process of opening a restaurant called Gradkowski’s near the intersection of Secor Raod and Dorr Street, as part of UT’s Gateway Project.
Gradkowski will be on hand from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the first 25 people in the door will get an autographed photo with Gradkowski, said Arnie’s owner Singh Grewal.
Costumes are encouraged. Gradkowski and his wife will be in costume and judging a contest, with $100 gift cards awarded to the best male and best female costume.
DJ Avalanche will play from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“It’s going to be a blast,” Grewal said.
The event will also serve as a canned food drive to benefit the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. For every canned good item, attendees will receive a raffle entry for a football autographed by the Cincinnati Bengals, Milligan said. The drawing will take place at 1 a.m. and the winner must be present.
Arnie’s will host another Halloween party 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 27.
“We’ll be doing all the same things on Saturday, but minus Bruce,” Milligan said.
Arnie’s At Levis is located at 25818 N. Dixie Hwy., in Perrysburg. Attendees must be 21 or older.
— Sarah Ottney
TMA’s ‘Made in Hollywood’ free with costume Oct. 27
Guests who visit the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) on Oct. 27 dressed as a movie star will get free entry into the new “Made in Hollywood” exhibition.
The exhibit features more than 90 images by Hollywood studio photographers between 1920 and 1960, from the silent film era through the end of the studio system in the late 1950s, according to a news release.
The event will be held during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can enter at the Grove Place entrance, walk the red carpet and be photographed before making their way to the exhibit, according to the release. There will also be a retro photo booth.
Regular admission to the “Made in Hollywood” exhibition is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 65 and older) and students (ages 6–22). Admission is free for TMA members. General admission to the museum, 2445 Monroe St., is free.
For more information, visit toledomuseum.org.
‘Evil Dead The Musical’ returns
“Evil Dead The Musical” will be performed at the Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St., on Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 26-Nov. 10 at 7 and 10 p.m.
“Back by popular demand,” the musical combines horror films “Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead II” and “Army of Darkness” to create a “hilarious live stage show that combines all the elements of the cult classic,” according to a news release.
The show, directed by Jim Norman, centers around five college students who go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s up to Ash and his trusty chainsaw to save the day.
Due to profanity, adult themes, graphic comedic scenes and “lots and lots and lots of blood,” performances are recommended for ages 16 and older. Tickets are $20. Splatter zone seating is available. Based on available seating, a half-hour before each show, seats will be opened to students with valid IDs for $15.
For tickets or more information, call the box office at (419) 242-2787 or visit the web site
— Sarah Ottney
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village
Greenfield Village is hosting its 30th annual Hallowe’en event.
Guests of all ages can enjoy Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village, inspired by Halloween celebrations from the early 1900s, said Melissa Foster, media and film relations manager for The Henry Ford in Dearborn.
Guests at the 30th annual event will travel a guided path lit by 900 hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns with designated stops for trick-or-treating. Among characters encountered along the path will be those from classic literary works, including “Treasure Island,” “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Guests can also hear a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” or watch a classic scary movie from the silent film era.
“People enjoy it because it’s a different kind of atmosphere, without so much of that goriness that Halloween has taken on,” Foster said. “It’s more fun. It’s more interactive. We incorporate works from classic gothic literatures. It’s a neat way to experience the village.”
The final weekend of tours is Oct. 26-28, starting at 6:30 p.m. Last entry on Fridays and Saturdays is 9 p.m. Last entry on Sundays is 8 p.m. Tours take about an hour, Foster said.
Tickets are $12.75 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Children 2 and younger are free.
For tickets or more information, call (800) 835-5237 or visit www.thehenryford.org/events/halloweenevent.aspx.
— Sarah Ottney