October 27, 2014 in Events
Samhain Spirit Gathering: the Origin of Halloween
Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1st, 2014 (8PM Doors 8:30PM Entertainment)
Liquid Lounge: 405 S. 8th St. #110 Boise, ID 83702
21+ Only $5 Admission per person / per night. More info at www.toentertainu.com
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Friday, October 31st
BIG TWIG, VAPORIZING DREAMS, & SHINTAROU
Saturday, November 1st
DOSHY, 4 STAR GENERALS, PROBLEM CHILD, & REFLEKTION
SAMHAIN SPIRIT GATHERING
The Origin of Halloween
People of all ages enjoy dressing up this time of year, yet few know why. Long before Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or Dia de los Muertos, there was Samhain. Samhain (pronounced SOW-hin) is an ancient Gaelic and Celtic holiday that celebrates the changing of the seasons and spirits past and present. Many of our traditions today are an offshoot from this original annual celebration. It is one of the first times recorded in history that involved people going door-to-door in costume. Persons age twenty-one and older are invited to the Samhain Spirit Gathering at Liquid. The celebration features two nights of dance music and local performance art including fire, burlesque and pole exhibitions in addition to drink specials and a costume contest for bar tabs.
Both nights of the Samhain Spirit Gathering feature the artwork of Unique Irish and photography of Rachel Hope 13. Irish & Hope will have a variety of paintings, photos, and prints on exhibit and available for purchase both at Liquid and Solid. Some of the works are inspired by Dia de los Muertos and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Pre-selected members of the Boise fire community will share their art in the alley out front of Liquid at the beginning and end of each night. Locally owned dance company Ophidia Studios will be showcasing some of their pole art. Dapper Doyle and the Revelry Revue will be sharing a taste of their unique burlesque and variety show.
In addition to the assortment of artistic impressions, Samhain will host a dance party with both live and electronic performers. Friday, October 31st features Big Twig, Vaporizing Dreams, and Shintarou. On Saturday, November 1st, Germany based DJ Doshy will be headlining with top notch locals 4 Star Generals, Problem Child, and Reflektion in support. Doors open at 8PM and entertainment begins at 8:30PM on both Friday and Saturday 10/31 and 11/1/14. Liquid is located next to Solid Grill & Bar near 8th and Broad St., in BoDo. Admission is only $5 per person each night and restricted to those age twenty-one and up. Dress in costume and compete for the prize bar tabs or attend in casual attire and enjoy the variety of performances. Food will be available until late at both Solid and Liquid. More info about the Samhain Spirit Gathering is online at www.toentertainu.com.