Halloween may be National Dress like a Floozy Day, but you don’t have to succumb. May we suggest scary instead of sexy, humorous over half naked, and comfortable over can’t breathe.
Puppets and booze? Check. See erotic thriller The Bloody Chamber ($25), the latest from The Ghastly Dreadfuls, and save $2 on a ticket by wearing a costume. Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m., at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Midtown (404-873-3391).
Fred Schneider of The B-52s hosts the ’70s-themed Discoween, where you can learn the hustle, hit the bar, and shake your booty for an iPad. Plus, 100 percent of ticket sales goes to Canine Companions for Independence. Friday, 8:30 p.m., at Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place, Midtown (404-249-9965). Tickets ($60) online at dixiedogwear.com.
Anything goes when the Buckhead Theatre and its tented parking lot transform into Boonanza — a raucous rager, complete with hip-hop band, rave room, break-dancers, a confessional booth (you may need it), and weird surprises. Saturday, 7 p.m., at 3110 Roswell Road, Buckhead (404-843-2825). Tickets ($20-$30; use code Candy for $3 off) online at xorbia.com. Ages 21 and over only.
Yourself (with Discreet Fangs)
Horror movies roll at Cibo e Beve as you sink your teeth into spooky specials, like Broken Bones (roasted bone marrow with garlic onion marmalade), and sip on creepy cocktails, including the Corpse Reviver and Witches’ Brew Punch. Saturday, 5:30-11 p.m., and October 31, 5:30-10 p.m., at 4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs (404-250-8988).
Photos: Courtesy of Center for Puppetry Arts; Courtesy of A Social Mess / Mixtape Atlanta