Saturday, 10/31 - An American Werewolf in
Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright. (The Wolf Man, 1941)
Like much of Italia,
is home to colorful Gypsies who entertain tourists with stories of vampiri, lupi mannari, and other mostri. In Tuscany Wilmington, we have our own little piece of , and on October 31st, Toscana Bar brings those Gypsy tales to life for one night only. Vita Notturna, Wilmo’s own Elvira of nightlife, invites you to “take a bite” out of Halloween with a colorful cast of characters ranging from goblins to gangsters to goofballs. Tuscany
The Toscaween festivities start at 9pm and continue ‘til last call (and maybe a little longer). DVDs of your favorite chilling movies will make you feel like you are in Toscylvania, and DJs Zip (10:30 to close) and PDub (9-10:30) will get the monsters mashing with danceable thrillers. No cover; a menu of “Spooky Cocktails” will be available for $5, and half-priced pizzas will quell your monstrous hunger. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, and one person will be selected at random for a gift card. Toscana Bar is located at 1412 N. DuPont Street (like Trolley Square, but for grownups). For more information call 302-654-8001.
Saturday, 11/7 - Knock Softly and Speak EasyIt’s a common weekend dilemma. Does this conversation sound like one you’ve had with your friends?
You: “Let’s go somewhere nice.”
Her: “Can we get dressed up?”
Him: “It better be someplace fun.”
Everyone: “Let’s go somewhere different.”
On Saturday, November 7th, all off these desires can be met with one event: Walter’s Speakeasy. The Speakeasy is a monthly, first Saturday event at Walter's Steakhouse. Well known for elegance and quality, and located in the heart of Little Italy, it is the oldest steakhouse in Wilmington. It’s a place where many twenty- to fifty-somethings have gathered for graduations, anniversaries and other special occasions. What many people don't know is the building's mythology as a speakeasy, and before that, a saloon.
Walter’s has brought back a fun tradition – a “speakeasy” that requires a secret password and a special knock, and where the females flaunt finger-waves and flapper fringe while the fellas don fedoras and fine frippery. While a costume is not required, the 20s vestments really make the ladies want to dance and the men want to strut. Food and prizes are given away, and specials are offered on drinks (a “bathtub gin martini,” for example) make the twenties roar again. The special speakeasy entrance and private party room add to the feeling that you’re doing something that the coppers might not be too keen on.
The fun begins at 9pm and continues until last call. Vintage tunes mix with today’s best house music…and don’t be surprised if you kick out a Charleston before the night is over, thanks to DJs Zip and PDub. For more info, brush up on your Jazz speak, then call hostess Vita Notturna at 302-588-3266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search “Walter’s Speakeasy” on Facebook.
Weeklies, etc.~~Every other Wednesday - Wilmington After Work Wednesdays at Deep Blue. Specials from 5-7pm; music til 9pm. Zip's next date is 10/28.~~Every Thursday - Tardy Party Thursdays at Toscana. 8:30-11:30pm. Zip's on deck every week.~~Some Saturdays - Good Times Saturdays at Pan Tai. 9pm-last call. Future Zip guests include DJ Jaser. More info and dates to come...possibly there this Saturday, 10/24, but not confirmed.Join our Facebook Group: I Heart Wilmington House Music DJs.
PDub-Fridays at Toscana, Wednesdays at Public HouseAvery-Wednesdays at Pan TaiBis-Wednesdays at Pat's MVP in NewarkLuVitt-Thursdays at Metro @McKenzies on 202DJ Zip, PDub and Avery will all appear here:Nov. 7--Downtown Fall Fest. The free, family-friendly event will be held on Market Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a wide range of activities including hay bale mazes, a skate jam, moon bounces, a costume parade and live entertainment. Market Street 500 Block- 900 Block, 11am-4pm. FREEEEEEEEE!
Can't make it? ~ The Wilmington Jaycees provide a whole thanksgiving dinner basket to 500 families in the area. The biggest portion of the money they raise is for the turkey. So they have added a paypal link below that you can access and donate $14 towards the cause. It buys an underprivileged family a whole turkey for their thanksgiving dinner. Please pass this onto your friends and family as well. http://wilmingtonjaycees.com/Donate-A-Turkey.htm
For more info about these events--or anything going on in Wilmo--contact Vita Notturna at email@example.com or 302-588-3266