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Spook-tacular parties fill the area Saturday

For the record, Halloween is so much cooler when it falls on a Saturday than when it happens on a Tuesday.

Let’s be honest. Halloween parties on Oct. 26 just aren’t as spooky as ones that happen on the real deal, Oct. 31.

Check out the local bars and taverns who are getting into the “spirit” of things:

• The Nightmare on Elm Street Halloween Bash returns to the north end taverns, Cartier Lounge, Tom Thumb Tavern and Miller’s Tavern. Miller’s will feature No Identity, Tom Thumb will spotlight Rory Connelly and IKE from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Cartier will be doling out a cash prize for best costume. There will be spooky outfits, tons of drink specials and more. For more information, call the Thumb at 765-452-2695, Miller’s at 765-457-4576 or Cartier at 765-434-4181.

• Denim and Lace will spice things up from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 1221 E. Lincoln Road, For the skinny, call 765-457-2142.

• Blind Boy and the CNI Dawgs will get things going from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Elbow Room, 1004 N. Washington St. As always, there is no cover. For more info, call 765-457-9940.

• Josh Mast will bring his signature sound to Mulligan’s Sports Pub, where there will be a sick costume contest where the winner walks away with a gift certificates. The music runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 1134 Home Ave. There’s no cover charge, either. For more info, call 765-868-8230.

• Tail-Gators will get rowdy with a Halloween party featuring a costume contest and live DJ. Things kick off at 10 p.m., and the contest will take place after midnight. Best costume takes home $50 in cold, hard cash. The bar is located at 1833 S. Plate St. For more information, call (765) 452-8300. There is no cover charge.

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