Another altered holiday in 2020 arrives, with Halloween this weekend. While we’ll miss the dance parties and the trick-or-treaters, Baltimore is once again getting creative to keep the spooky spirit alive with a socially-distanced haunted house, performances, car parades and outdoor movies. And look on the bright side: You need a mask to go out anyway. Check out our picks for this weekend’s events:
Ottobar Halloween Art & Craft Market: 1-5 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31, at Ottobar. The pop-up market on the patio features 15 arts-and-crafts vendors, and food from Pizza Llama.
ZooBOOO!: 10am-4pm on Fri., Oct. 30, at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Get the family dressed up for the annual trick-or-treat event at the zoo in Druid Hill Park. Reservations required for timed entry.
Make Good Trouble: Marching for Change: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 30 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. It’s opening day for the new exhibit that looks at protestors and artists who marched in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in June.
Witch’s Brew: True Tales and Folklore of Witchcraft: 6-7 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 30, at Enoch Pratt Free Library (virtual). The event features a look at how those accused of witchcraft were treated in colonial Maryland.
Arabbers Past and Present: 12-12:30 p.m on Sat., Oct. 31 (virtual). Doors Open Baltimore continues through the weekend. On Saturday, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation is hosting an event with the city’s horse-drawn produce vendors.
Drive-In Movies: 6-10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31 at Canton Waterfront Park. This week’s Halloween event is a double feature with Disney’s “Zombies” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
The Great Halloween Lantern & Día de Los Muertos Car Parade: 6:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31 in Highlandtown. The annual parade from Creative Alliance is heading through the Southeast Baltimore streets. It features floats, glowing lanterns, bubbles and sidewalk performances along the route to keep the energy up.
Hampden Halloween Horror: Till Death Do Us Part: 7-9 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31 at St. Luke’s Church on the Avenue. The West 36th Street church presents a socially distanced haunted house.
A Freaky Halloween: 8 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31 at Power Plant LIVE! The social “dis-dance” features a chance to get all dressed up and party for Halloween, albeit in reserved areas with friends. Includes freaky cocktail, and a costume contest with cash prizes.
Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror: 1 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 1, at Baltimore Soundstage. The Baltimore-based production returns for Halloween weekend with an all-African American shadow cast pantomiming and dancing to the cult classic film.
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