Ghosts, Blood Wrestling, More Weekend Savannah Weekend Events Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Oct 31, 2019

Famously-haunted Savannah offers lots of spooky fun this Halloween weekend. Connect Savannah's Rachael Flora has your guide.

Rachael's picks:

  • Get spooky at the Harp Twins' Halloween concert at Bonaventure Funeral Home Chapel. This event is now sold out.
  • Face your fears at the Savannah Sweet Tease's Halloween Trick or Tease burlesque show at the Jinx. Acts are inspired by famous monsters. It's followed by the annual blood wrestling match (which, yes, can get you splashed by "blood" if you sit up front). Doors open at 9 p.m. Thursday; tickets are $10.
  • See your favorite bands (sort of) at Jinx-o-ween tribute band night, featuring local musicians dressed up and playing as famous bands. This year's lineup includes the Cure, the Cars, Huey Lewis, Blink-182, Ministry and 2Pac. The show begins at 9:30; tickets are $10.
  • Start November with art at First Fridays in Starland. This month features the opening of Sulfur Studios' Alair Homes, a reception for Dusk Til Dawn by Honor Bowman Hall, a chance to see the Starland Mural Project in progress and more from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
  • Support local artist and musician Jason Statts at the 11th Annual Statts Fest. The annual concert benefits Statts, who was injured in a shooting. The day begins with music and a silent auction at the Rail from 4 to 7 p.m.; tickets are $10. Things continue with more music at the Jinx from 9 p.m. to midnight.
  • Continue the spooky fun with Soul Train Halloween at El Rocko, featuring Soap. It's a full 70s theme, with the Premise Dance Company performing all night to amp up the Soul Train vibe from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Learn Savannah's spooky secrets at the latest Moveable Feast lecture, Harnessing the Shadows, at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. Georgia Southern professors Alena Pirok and Kendra Parker will examine the relationship between the Southern gothic literary tradition and the development of Savannah's ghost tourism, from 5 to 8 p.m.