Scream in terror and laugh your head off this weekend as Baltimore delivers a solid mix of horror and comedy fun.
Halloween is technically Monday, but Charm City is celebrating the spookiness all weekend long, with a Halloween-themed bike ride, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and more.
Also, enjoy performances by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and comedic improvisation from cast members of the ABC show “Whose Line Is It Anyway.”
It’s all happening this weekend, Baltimore. Check out our bewitching lineup here:
Spooky House Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m., American Visionary Art Museum. Build your own spooky house to display just in time for Halloween. All supplies will be provided, and all ages are welcome. RSVP here.
La Festa Cioccolata, Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., La Scala. Viva is a new organization aiming to bring together anyone who loves Italian culture. La Scala will host a chocolate-centric event where attendees can learn about Sicilian culture and celebrate one of the largest chocolate festivals in Europe, EuroChocolate, which is held annually in Perugia, Italy.
ArBOOretum, Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m., Cylburn Arboretum. Follow Cylburn’s haunted trail, visit the decorated historic mansion, play games, make seasonal crafts, go on a bat walk, eat from food trucks, and more.
Jerry Seinfeld, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. From his namesake ’90s sitcom to his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” where he’s driven around with everyone from Tina Fey to former President Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld brings the laughs. Now, he’s coming to Baltimore as part of his stand-up comedy tour.
Baltimore Comic-Con, Friday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 30, Baltimore Convention Center. Comic book fans will assemble in Baltimore this weekend for the 23rd annual Baltimore Comic-Con. The convention will feature comic book vendors and other exhibitors, panel discussions, costume contests, scavenger hunts, art auctions, and more.
Halloween Bike Party, Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Park. Hop on a bike and join fellow ghosts and ghouls for Baltimore Bike Party’s Halloween-themed ride around the city. Costumes are encouraged (there will be a costume contest). Baltimore Bike Party has also partnered with Baltimore Votes, with Friday’s route going past an early voting site at the Southeast Anchor Library. Maryland’s early voting period runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3.
Devil’s Halloween Bar Crawl, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Power Plant Live! For a hellishly good time, make your way to Power Plant Live and visit 10 participating bars and restaurants. Participants will get their first drink free and get access to drink specials.
Halloween Latin Dance Party, Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Guilford Hall Brewery. Dance the night away in your Halloween costume as salsa and bachata rhythms play. Latin dance lessons start at 8 p.m. Then, at 9 p.m., DJ Joe Figueroa will spin tunes to dance to all night long.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, Baltimore Center Stage. Watch the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” along with performances by Chocolate Covered Rocky Horror. There will be a costume contest, popcorn, and plenty of singing along.
Halloween ‘One More Time,’ Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Maryland Science Center. Jam out to musical tributes to Daft Punk, Foo Fighters, Bob Dylan and more.
BARCStoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Patterson Park Observatory. Bring your pets, participate in the 5K run or 1-mile walk, grab a brew at the beer garden, and help raise funds for BARCS. This year’s fundraising goal is $350,000. Register for the run or walk here.
CityPoly Fest, Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Port Covington. Baltimore City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute will face off in a football game this weekend. Watch a livestream of the game at the festival. Organizers will also present the CityPoly Fest Scholarship. There will be food trucks, DJs, activities, and more for a full day of festival fun.
Reach for the Stars Walk, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-5 p.m., War Memorial Plaza. Survivors of domestic violence will share personal stories. Walk participants are encouraged to wear purple in support of survivors. There will be education resources, raffle prizes, and a “Pledge for Peace” for attendees to sign as they commit to holding their community accountable and creating a safe space for everyone.
Whose Line Is It Anyway, Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., Lyric Baltimore. In improv, you never know what to expect. But one thing is fairly certain when the comedians from ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” take the stage: laughter, laughter, and plenty more laughter after that. Enjoy an evening with Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray. If you’re still asking yourself whether to go to show, the answer has to be “Yes, and…”
‘Get Out’ In Concert, Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Writer, director and co-producer Jordan Peele’s psychological thriller movie “Get Out” examines the terrors of racism in America. When a Black man visits his white girlfriend’s family for the first time, he uncovers horrific secrets. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will play the movie’s score during a screening of “Get Out.”
Zoo Boo, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, Maryland Zoo. Go trick-or-treating, navigate a hay maze, play carnival games, win prizes, get your face painted, make crafts, play on inflatables, explore BGE trucks, and more.
Halloween Eve Fun Run, Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m., Waverly Brewing Company. Go for a spooky run through the Tibetan Labyrinth, Prayer Flags hidden in Druid Hill Park, the Saint Mary’s Cemetery, the lights of 34th Street and Rocket to Venus, and back to Waverly Brewing Company. Then, enjoy pizza and beer at the finish line. Runners are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. The run is free, and registration will be on-site on the day of the event.