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Most of the parties were last week, but since today is Halloween, there are some parties holding onto tradition, or maybe setting a new tradition?
So don’t put the costume away just yet because it’s still party time.
Of course, you don’t need a costume to bring your own party out for a night of dancing this week. Check out where you want to have yours.
I wish you all a freaky, frightful Halloween.
NOTE: For musicians and venues, the deadline for submissions for the Nov. 21 column is Nov. 12.
■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Chesnut Junction with Ches Ferguson, guitar; Kevin Briggs, guitar; Ron Daylo, flute; Paul Eyestone, bass; and percussionist Zubrie Kamau will have you grooving from 8 p.m. to midnight.
On Friday is the Day After Halloween Costume Party with Nick Vigarino’s Back Porch Stomp. Nick’s master slide work on guitar takes blues and rock to a whole other level. Costume contest and more from 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover.
All Points Charters & Tours can get you there and back free of charge Friday night. Phone 360-775-9128 for a ride.
On Wednesday, Joy in Mudville (Jason Mogi, Paul Stehr-Green and Colin Leahy) perform a unique mix of old-time/jam-band/rock/Celtic-funk-influenced original and cover tunes from 7:30 p.m.
■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, High Country, featuring Rusty and Duke, hosts a Halloween party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the Jimmy Hoffman Band struts and strums country-style with classic and Southern rock mixed in from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., Kelly, Mick and Barry play classic rock and country from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
■ Today at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Charlie Ferris sings songs for Halloween — “Monster Mash,” “Witch Doctor,” “Purple People Eater” and more — for the Halloween luncheon party. Costumes are optional, but it’s more fun if you have one. Charlie’s on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Tuesday, the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally’s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free.
On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, Olde Tyme Country performs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
■ On Friday, the Three Sisters Art Gallery, 16590 W. state Highway 112, celebrates the honorary Day of the Dead with the rockabilly and blues of the Soul Ducks at 6:30 p.m. following a potluck dinner at 5 p.m.
Sequim and Blyn
■ On Friday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., the Discovery Bay Pirates sing Irish pub songs and sea chanteys from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Awesome Bob’s One-Man Variety Band performs from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ Today at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Cort Armstrong plays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
On Friday, Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz start the month with classic jazz standards from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Craig Buhler plays jazz from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
■ Today, stop by Blondie’s Plate, 134 S. Second Ave., for its Halloween Party with Port Angeles’s Joy in Mudville from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. There are prizes for best costume and a special drawing for a pair of Seattle Seahawks tickets.
On Wednesday at Nourish Restaurant, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Victor Reventlow hosts the open mic from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with sign-ups at 6 p.m.
On Friday in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Kry plays rock tributes new and old from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Saturday, high-energy Notorious 253 will move and groove you on the dance floor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
On Friday in the Rainforest Bar, Joey James Dean plays it all from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Thom Davis and Mr. “C” with a National silver guitar and harp play blues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
■ On Saturday at the Ajax Cafe, 21 N. Water St., Mick and Barry play classic rock and country from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Saturday at Zoogs Caveman Cookin, 141 Chimacum Road, Andy Koch and the Badd Dog Blues Society play rocking blues at 9 p.m. $3 cover.
■ Today in the Fireside Room at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson plays classical guitar from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Friday at Sirens, 823 Water St., A Ceder Suede presents high-energy grooves, classical motifs and improvisations at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
On Saturday, Seattle’s Hidden Lake and Port Townsend’s dreamy Solvents perform at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
On Friday at Port Townsend Brewing, 330 Tenth St., stop by for a special night of music featuring the 16 Sparrows from Venice Beach, Calif., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
■ Today, the Uptown Pub, 1016 Lawrence St., celebrates Halloween with a costume contest and dance party with LoWire from 9 p.m.
On Friday, local singer-songwriter George Kay plays rock ’n’ roll and blues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Later, Simon Lynge plays originals and covers from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
On Friday at the Cellar Door, 940 Water St., the Blue Crows play in a post-Halloween party with vintage jazz, blues and ragtime from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
On Tuesday, the Jenny Davis Jazz Quartet with Linda Dowdell, Tim Sheffel and Ted Enderle plays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
On Saturday at the Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St., Joy in Mudville spreads its joy with old-time roots and jam-band improv from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Sunday in the Big Red Barn, 702 Kitchen-Dick Road, Carlsborg, there is a potluck and silent auction for the Sanford Feibus benefit with music provided by Olympic Express Big Band from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Sound Waves Youth Marimba Band, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Awesome Bob’s One-Man Variety Band, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Stardust Big Band, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Dukes of Dabob, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No cover, but donations are welcome.
■ On Saturday, the first November contra dance at the Black Diamond Community Center, 1942 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles, takes place with fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld and guitarist Forrest Gibson of Seattle providing the music and Marlin Powell of Bellingham calling the 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. dance. Free dance workshop at 7:30 p.m. Donation: $10 adults, $8 seniors and teens, $5 kids.
John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday.
Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column. For the Nov. 21 column, the deadline is Nov. 12.
Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.