Good Times: It’s a frightful weekend ahead

The Duke of York, Shelf, Halifax.  29 January 2014  Picture Bruce Rollinson
The Duke of York, Shelf, Halifax. 29 January 2014 Picture Bruce Rollinson

Natalie Hayton at the Duke of York at Shelf has been in touch to inform that this Saturday they are hosting a massive Halloween Party.

They have the After the Rain rock band playing and all the pub will be fully decorated to really put you in the Halloween spirit.

There will be spooky and gloomy cocktails on offer and all the staff will be dressing up.

“We would like to encourage as many as possible to comes in fancy dress and we will give a free shot on arrival,” said Natalie.

The fun starts from 8pm. To remember the occasion there will also be a spooky photo booth so customers can take pictures of themselves and if they tag their photos on to the Duke of York Facebook page they will also get a free shot.

Plus the best dressed overall on the night will win a bottle of wine.

She looks forward to seeing a few old regulars from the Sun Inn at Rastrick

On Friday night at the Barge they have the popular Vagabond followed on Saturday evening by Suicide Blonde.

On Sunday evening The Sillie Billies will be performing.

At Jeremy’s on Friday night they have Vital Statistix playing classic party power ballads and pop hits, from 9.30pm.

Then on Saturday, Halloween, they have Funk-Tion, for two hour sets. They are a party band, mixing it up to keep all ages happy and dancing, including a couple of scary spooky Halloween hits thrown in.

This Friday night at the Lightcliffe Club you can join the movers and shakers for one of Jiving Jeff’s rock and roll evenings.

Pay on the door from 7pm.

Then on Sunday at the Railway and Commercial Inn it will be his rock and roll afternoon from 2pm-5pm with everyone welcome.

Don’t forget this Saturday evening at the Commercial and Railway Inn they will be having a Halloween party with Count Crosby performing. Fancy dress is optional and everyone is welcome.

The Junction, Ogden Lane, Rastrick will re-open tonight (Thursday) after shutting on the 18th of this month for a full refurbishment into a traditional real ale pub.

Manager Phil Ward will be serving five real ales and one real cider and will mark the opening this evening with a curry night

Then on Saturday there will be a ghost hunt with all welcome.

At the Millers Bar this weekend they have on Friday night an evening not to be missed with Julian Socha who is a master in Slide Guitar and Delta Blues.

Then on Saturday evening there is a Halloween party with pumpkin carving competition, fancy dress, creepy cocktails and nasty nibbles, plus lots of other fun and games.

Tickets are now also on sale for a 007 Bond Extravaganza on Saturday, November 7, from 7pm. Priced at £39.95 per head with tickets available from the bar and online, there will be a Bond style abseil, silo light show, a three course meal with canapes, cocktails, roulette wheel, poker, magic and live music.

The dress code is black tie and cocktail dresses.

Also one for the diary is Millers Bar’s first birthday on Saturday, November 21.

Everyone is welcome with tickets at £10 per person and you can preview the new upstairs restaurant pHure Liquors and the Christmas fayre menu.

Club Steward Martin Beecher at the Thornhill Briggs Working Men’s Club has informed that on November 5 they are hosting a race night for MacMillian. You can just turn up on the night with all welcome. There will be a pie and pea supper with a raffle.