If you’re going to the RISE Collaborative’s ’90s-themed Halloween party at the Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave) on Saturday night, share your costume at a few other spots in the neighborhood, too:
1 NEW PHOENIX THEATER ON THE PARK / 95 JOHNSON PARK
Catch David Lundy in Give’ em Hell, Harry!, a one-man show about President Harry S. Truman. Perfect if you dress as one of the Dead Presidents in 1991’s Point Break!
2 THE UNDERGROUND / 274 DELAWARE AVE
This is where you end your night. A pool table, a dance floor, cheap drinks, and an environment friendly to costumes. What more do you need?
3 THE BACHELOR / 329 FRANKLIN ST
Pay homage to the vacant lot where once stood a beautiful apartment building, Buffalo’s oldest until Carl Paladino demolished it this weekend to make way for a parking ramp. May his perfidy haunt him some way, somehow.
4 FRANKIE PRIMO’S +39 / 51 W CHIPPEWA ST
Soho owner Jay Manno long dreamed of opening up a little Italian bistro. When a joint opened up across the street from Soho, he made his dream come true.
5 LOCAL KITCHEN + BEER BAR / 88 W CHIPPEWA ST
The other new restaurant on Chippewa specializes in comfort food best eaten at its lovely bar with a pint.
6 EXPO MARKET / 617 MAIN ST
Expo’s Serpent Bites Haunted Trolly Bar Crawl (5pm-midnight) features drink specials, DJ Alex, and a trolly that will take you from Expo to Osteria 166, Acropolis, Gypsy Parlor, Hardware, and DBGB’s. Best costume of the night wins $500, so put some thought into it.