Locals Artists Not Afraid to Help Out For Halloween

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For those who have outgrown trick-or-treating and miss carrying around your orange cardboard UNICEF boxes, a new Halloween tradition just for you continues this year. UNIFUNK for UNICEF, a costume party and fundraiser for the international charity, will take polace at Fort Garry Place on October 29, featuring some incredible local music. Now it its third year, UNIFUNK has been building momentum, nearly selling out in 2003.

Local rockers Inward Eye, Vanderveen, and Tele will join Moses Mayes' DJ Grant Paley for a night of great music for a good cause. All the acts have donated their talents, with all proceeds from the event going to UNICEF to help children around the world. Decorations have been provided by Graffiti Gallery volunteers and funky door prizes will be handed out to lucky party-goers.

Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at the University of Manitobašs Answers Information Centre, the University of Winnipeg's Info Booth, at Dregs Cafe in Osborne Village, at Into the Music in the Exchange District and at the door on the night of the show.

Plenty of local music will be heard at various other Halloween celebrations throughout Winnipeg's music venues and clubs over the weekend. Popular DJs Hunnicutt and Co-op will be featured at an '80s party at The Pyramid Cabaret on October 29 while The Local will how a Halloween party with Shaka Dula, Def Squad, and The Urban Dance Team on October 30. Halloween favourites the Chocolate Bunnies from Hell will take over Silverado's on October 30.

One of the few Halloween concerts taking place on the actual holiday is Skalloween 6. The annual all ages concert features local ska and punk bands, including The Brat Attack, The Barrymores, and The Afterbeat. Other acts on the bill are Resistance, The Wedgewoods, Ten Too Many, One Nite Only, SPRC, and Hot Off The Girdle. Skalloween 6 will take place at the Glenwood Community Centre in St. Vital.

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