The First Annual Richmond Voodoo Festival
The Broadberry, Thursday, Oct. 29.
Whenever you get the guy who played Eddie Munster in town to help hype your event, you know it’s gonna be freaky. Lucky 13 Tattoo is hoping its big concert will become a beloved annual tradition. The event features hardcore legends Murphy’s Law from New York, as well as sturdy local rockers the HellHounds and Octane Saints who open along with the Cryptkeeper Five from New Jersey. The Red Vein Army haunting company will transform the venue, guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and the most original and enthusiastic gets a $250 cash prize. Vendors will be there including Rest in Pieces, Richmond’s first oddities shop, and there will be Cajun barbecue on the patio. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door ($20 at the door includes food and drink ticket). thebroadberry.com.
The Camel, Friday, Oct. 30.
This Halloween costume party will benefit WRIR-FM 97.3 — an indie station that always throws a good party, people. You know this. This year it presents the eighth annual Monster Mashquerade with a lineup that includes the bands Heartracer (dream pop/synth), Spooky Cool (post-jungle beat), Skirts (disco/noise with analog synths) and AnOva (toys). WRIR DJs will fill in the set breaks like you know they can. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 to $10 dollars at the door. Show some love, you effin ghouls. wrir.org.
“Night of the Creeps,” screening benefit for Video Fan
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Friday, Oct. 30
Yes m’am, we love the folks at Movie Club Richmond because they know cult classic movies. Directed by Fred Dekker, “Night of the Creeps” (1986) has all the requisites: zombies, aliens, serial killers, college kids and one hardboiled detective. Even better, the film is followed by live performances from two killer local bands, Sports Bar and Big No. Suggested donation of $5 at the door, but c’mon. This is entertainment, people. Cough it up like old, dried blood. You know, the coffee-ground kind.