Halloween Events Calendar: Where to find trick-or-treating, costume contests, seances, scary movies and more

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We already demonstrated this weekend that Baltimore goes all out for Halloween. Now that the costume’s broken in, it’s time to give it one last spin for All Hallows’ Eve. Fright night is officially here. Though it falls in the middle of the week this year, there are plenty of Halloween treats in store for those who dare to venture out.

Happening tonight
Free Fall Halloween Celebration: 4-7 p.m. at American Visionary Art Museum. The family-friendly event features art-making activities and museum tours.

Halloween Fun at The Shops at Kenilworth: 5-7 p.m. Bring the kids and costumes for trick-or-treating, face painting and a visit from Ravens cheerleaders.

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“Hocus Pocus”: 6 p.m. at Broadway Pier. Head to Fells Point for a visit from the witches.

Goth Latte Art Throwdown: 6-9 p.m. at Thread Coffee. Create a spooky art with foam, and enjoy some local brews.

A Nightmare on North Ave.: 7 p.m. at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The free party features a costume contest, candy and more.

Titus Andronicus: 8 p.m. at Ottobar. The New Jersey punks make a Baltimore stop, with openers Spider Bags and Medium Cheetah.

Deafheaven: 8:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. If the night before Halloween calls for metal, here’s your fix. DIIV and Ioanna Gika open.

Drake Halloween Party: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Crown. Dress up as your favorite Drizzy and dance into Halloween.

“Evil Dead 2”: 9:30 p.m. at The Senator Theatre. Bruce Campbell and Co. bring the B-movie gorefest to the big screen.

Wednesday, October 31
Trick-or-Treat on Highlandtown Main Street: 3-6 p.m. in Highlandtown. Head to Conkling and Eastern for music and prizes. Plus, enter a haunted house at Carlos O’Charlie’s.

Fells Point Businesses Trick-or-Treat: 4-6 p.m. at Fells Point. Trick-or-treat with local merchants prior to the parties.

Bao-lloween: 4:30 p.m. at Ekiben. Head to the Asian eatery in Fells Point in costume for deals on food, and hats.

Harry Potter Halloween: 4:30 p.m. at Johnny’s. The Roland Park eatery turns into Hogwarts for Halloween, with themed treats and costumes all around.

O’Ghouls: 4 p.m. at Arthouse. The Hampden eatery has a special menu, music from WHIPNOTIST and a costume contest.

Hampden Halloweenfest: 5-8 p.m. on The Avenue. Merchants in the neighborhood get together to offer trick-or-treating. At 6:30, head to Ma Petite Shoe for a costume contest, with awards for scariest, prettiest and most original.

Day of the Dead Mt. Vernon Pub Crawl: 5-10 p.m. Meet at Owl Bar (get a free shot if you show up in costume), then head out to five local establishments to sample the offerings and collect raffle tickets for prizes along the way.

901 Haunted House: 5-7:30 p.m. at 901 Arts. The Better Waverly center has spooky attractions on two floors, plus cider and apples.

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Halloween Tour: 6-9 p.m. at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground. The traditional tour features a chance to wander through the catacombs and burial grounds, with Poe performances, organ music and a performance from the Dan Meyer Choir.

Nightmare on Park Street – A Halloween Bash: 6-11 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Marketplace. The food hall will be open late with a costume contest, dancing and trivia throughout the evening.

The Official Houdini Seance: 6:30 p.m. at Jewish Museum of Maryland. Magician Harry Houdini could not escape a Halloween death, but he promised to make contact from the other side. For 91 years, folks have been trying to get in touch. This year, the event is in Baltimore for the first time with magic performances and presentations.

Media and Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankensteins: 6:30 p.m. at The Parkway Theatre. A double feature screens “The Bride of Frankenstein,” followed by Gene Wilder’s “Young Frankenstein.”

Poe Funeral and Candle Vigil: 7-9 p.m. at Carroll Mansion. Edgar Allan Poe’s death remains a mystery, but it’s his funeral that’s in focus at this event. Poe Baltimore presents a reenactment of the last rites and seance. Plus, dramatic readings, vendors and Raven Beer.

Lurid Happenings: A Night of Mischief and Devilry: 7 p.m. at The Peale Center. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society returns to the old museum for an evening of macabre magic and a spooky party, with music from Hexgirlfriends.

“Tremors” Halloween Trivia and Movie Screening: 7-11 p.m. at R. House. Come in costume and test your knowledge of Kevin Bacon and beyond, then check out the 1990 film about what lurks below.

“A Page of Madness”: 7:30 p.m. at 2640 Space. Occasional Symphony provides the live soundtrack to the 1926 Japanese silent horror film.

“The Fog”: 7:30 p.m. at The Senator Theatre: John Carpenter’s 1980 thriller chronicles weather and wild discoveries in a California town.

“The Rocky Horror Show”: 8 p.m. at 923 East Ave. Haute Patooties present the journey through Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s mansion.

Mischief Masquerade: 8 p.m. at Creative Labs. The Woodberry warehouse hosts a costume party with DJs, food and art from resident members.

Trick or Trivia: 8-10 p.m. at Crossbar. The Federal Hill beer garden goes spooky for Wednesday night trivia with a costume contest and zombie cups.

The Night Brunch: 9 p.m. at South Point. Head down to the water in Port Covington for food and music from DJ Impulse. You never know what might happen under the moonlight.

Frosted Tips, Emo Kids and Metal Licks: 9 p.m. at The Crown. It wouldn’t be Halloween without bands dressing up as other bands? This lineup features combos covering Gary Numan, Black Sabbath, Deftones and My Chemical Romance.

Halloween Costume Party: 9 p.m. at Sweet 27. The Remington spot has prizes for costumes, along with food and drink specials.

Halloween Dance Party: 10 p.m. -1 a.m. at The Crown. The Station North spot is bidding adieu to the backbar, so what better send-off than a costume dance party with DJ Ducky Dynamo.

Halloween Hang: 10:30 p.m. at Mobtown Ballroom. After classes at the swing dance spot in Pigtown, stick around for chills and costumes.



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