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Saturday Night Special Halloween Reading + Costume Contest

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Saturday Night Special for our 7th Annual Halloween Reading & Costume Contest!

Our theme this year is: NIGHT CIRCUS
Inspired by the 2011 fantasy novel by Erin Morgenstern (written for NaNoWriMo; see book description following bios below.) Think Victorian; think noir; think black and white with a red scarf; think sexy, or macabe; think fascinator hat; thing top hat; think burlesque; think lion tamer; think lion. Think fortune teller, contortionist, carnie. Think freak show. If you must, think clown. Or just wear a mask– But really, you can dress up as anything. We will have prizes for the best costumes.

As always, we’d love to hear your (three-minute) poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, or dances on our optional theme (or any topic).

Our October features are: Abe Becker and Kwan Booth

First come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts, so get there early if you want to read! (Note: The list is often full by 7:05pm)

Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum. For prose writers this is about one and a half double-spaced pages.

PLEASE NOTE: We are strict about the 3 minute max. When you reach your time limit at SNS, we turn on the disco lights! So, please plan ahead. Practice your piece out loud. Time yourself. Dance!

After the reading and costume contest, stick around for karaoke starting at 10pm

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
7 – 9:30 pm

Nick’s Lounge (21+)
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
1 block south of Ashby BART
Between Fairview St & Martin Luther King Jr Way

But bring CASH if you want to buy drinks (which you sort of have to, because there’s a 1-drink minimum!)


Nick’s Lounge
3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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