Here Be MONSTERS!

Clive Barker's going to be there, for crying out loud!

Contrary to what seems to be popular sentiment, I think it’s great when Halloween falls on the night before work or school. Why? It allows for a greater proportion of pre-emptive celebrations for this, my most favorite of holidays. When Halloween’s on, say, a Friday, everyone’s geared up for merely one night of madcap debauchery (or what passes as such these days) and then it’s over ’til the next year. When Halloween falls on a Sunday (as it does this year), no one knows what the Hell to do, so it’s pretty much safe to just celebrate the entire week beforehand lest the opportunity for said debauchery passes by with nary a wink from the Bacchanalian forces that lurk in the shadows, man.

But some people take things a step further. Why celebrate a mere week in advance of said All Hallow’s Eve when you can jump-start the whole affair almost a month before and make October resonate with the call of Samhain (sans Danzig)? Heidi Calvert‘s got the right idea, and tomorrow she’s throwing another sure-to-make-history event at her Bluespace entitled “MONSTERS!” Here’s your basic information:

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
8:30 PM – 1 AM
Bluespace @ 5519 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 465-5682

$10 gallery donation

Featuring the art of CLIVE BARKER * DAVID ARMSTRONG * GIDGET GEIN * JOHN JOHN JESSE * STEVE DIET GOEDDE * HEIDI “BLUEGIRL” CALVERT * TOD “JUNKER” WATERS * RONAN SPELMAN * TIM POLECAT * MISHA * TRAVIS MORLEY * ART OF BLEEDING * VICTOR * CHAD MICHAEL WARD * VK7 * ANNA DEVIA * JASON HOOPER * ROXANNE JITOMIR * DANIEL OWEN * BIG AL * SHELLEE LUNA * ROBERT BOWEN * LESLEY REPPETEAUX * JORDEN HALEY

MONSTER FASHION SHOW BY JUNKER DESIGNS featuring Lenora Claire and Mimi Lemeaux* VIDEOS BY DEAN KARR * FILM BY MICHAEL MEDAGLIA * PERFORMANCE ART BY KITTY DIGGINS * TROMA & COUNT SMOKULA * MUSIC BY CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

SPECIAL GUEST DJ DAVID J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) and Noah K!

COMPLIMENTARY LIBATIONS COURTESY OF OUR FRIENDS AT RED RUM!

PLUS TROMA Giveaways!

And if you have any doubt that this’ll be a rollicking good time, just have a gander at one of the pictures Jason took at Heidi’s last Bluespace event! They’re not kidding about the free rum, either.