Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Make This Halloween the Best Ever

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Make This Halloween the Best Ever

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Byline: LAURA CAPITANO

At long last, a Saturday night Halloween, and one that has a bonus hour of either revelry or recovery (depending on your needs) built into it, thanks to the time change. Yes, indeed, the moons are aligned in support of the howling.

And, in support of community leisure, I've compiled a range of Halloween entertainment options, no kids' stuff:

CELEBRATE WITH CLASS

If you're into the whole costume thing, but the Halloween bar scene is too much a fright for you, consider a classy, sassy celebration option with Restaurant Orsay's All Hallows Eve Masquerade Ball. Costumes are encouraged for an evening at the stylish Avondale French bistro and bar, and ticket price includes champagne reception, savory snacks, sweet treats, DJ beats, select wines and a festive mask.

Info: 3630 Park St.; 7:30 p.m. to midnight; $75; (904) 381-0909 for reservations.

ANYTHING GOES

Devotees of Jacksonville's weekly Factory goth-industrial nights at Murray Hill's Edge 17 are costume-intense on a regular Saturday, so just imagine the amazingly detailed dress-up efforts on actual Halloween. And, there's no excuse that you won't fit the theme of Factory's Sixth Annual Haunted Time Machine party, as anyone or anything from any time or place will do. Events on the docket include "Savage Burlesque" stage shows performed by Infernal Doll Factory, Miss Kitten's Haunted Sinema Fetish Theatre and, of course, a zombie zone.

Info: 1187 Edgewood Ave. S.; 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.; $5; 18 & up; Edge17.com

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1988

Punk fans needing an excuse to put their glam rock boots on for a change should consider the Halloween '80s Rock Show at Jack Rabbits in San Marco. Lineup includes JoEveritt, Baker Act and Pinko Verde, plus costume contest for best '80's outfit.

Info: 1528 Hendricks Ave. …

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