And it's usually full of fun events for all kinds of alternative tastes.
Here's a List of things to do that might be fun for you!
On going (Not specific to October but still fun):
Every Saturday Night at Swizzles Bar
Every Tuesday at Zaphod Beeblebrox Bar in the Byward Market
(Zaphod's hosts alternative music of many genres, check out their full listing. )
Specific To October Fun:
Saunders Farm Haunted Nights
When: All of October
Where:Saunders Farm - 7893 Bleeks Road
*Family Friendly, although not recommended for kids under 10 years
Ottawa Haunted Walks
When: Varying Schedule for the mont of October. Check Link Provided.
Where: 46½ Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks & Elgin )
Comic Book Shoppe October Geekery:
When: They've got events going all month long. If this is your scene, check it out.
Where:1400 Clyde Avenue & 228 Bank Street (Most event's scheduled for Clyde Location)
Ottawa Zombie Walk
Basia Bulat, Evening Hymns
When: October 5
Where: NAC Theatre (53 Elgin st.)
Paper Lions, Teenage Kicks and more
When: October 10
When: October 18-20
Where: Ernst and Young Center
Ottawa Geek Market (Cosplay, Comics, Carnival Diablo and More)
When: October 19-October 20
Where: Carleton University
Punk Ottawa presents Protest the Hero
When:October 21 - more info
Bat Madness: Cancer Bats and Bat Sabbath
When: October 19
Zombies and Pretty Things Halloween Party
When: October 30
Dark Carnival Halloween Party
When: October 31-November 2 (Two days of partying?)
The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem
When: October 31
Where: Ritual Bar
More to be added as I find them.
(For more show listing's, check out Punk Ottawa.com)
Have Fun, Be safe!