Evermore Nevermore, downtown Mesa’s new curiosity shop, will celebrate its first year in business with a “Halloversary Bash” 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29.
In addition to a costume contest, prizes and special offers, there will be readings of Halloween poetry by “Amazing Arizona Comics” creator Russ Kazmierczak Jr. and other Valley wordsmiths, a meet-and-greet with the Zombie Girls and maybe even a visit from “Zombie Santa.”
The fun doesn’t end when the store closes that night — the E.N. crew is inviting guests to stick around for a screening of the classic horror film Frankenstein and enjoy free drinks and snacks.
The family behind Evermore Nevermore has really stepped up when others in the downtown Mesa community wouldn’t and taken the lead in the past few Second Friday events, helping to bring a diverse and creative crowd to the normally sleepy area. Recently they organized a comic book convention featuring local indie talent and transformed part of Main Street into a “steampunk” sanctuary of Victorian clockwork-inspired art and costumes. They’re also on the city’s annual Ghost Tour and Historical Walk.