The spooky season is heading into high gear, and that means plenty of chances to put on a costume and head out on the town. The Great Halloween Lantern Parade celebrates its 20th year in Patterson Park, while Fright Night brings a new zombie island to Port Covington. Elsewhere, the BMA hosts Art and Justice Day, and we here at Baltimore Fishbowl celebrate our first Baltimost awards.
Friday, Oct. 25
ZooBOO: through Oct. 27 at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The festival features a hay maze, trick-or-treating, games and more wild Halloween fun.
Monsters, Mysteries and Magic: through Oct. 31 at Port Discovery. The children’s center offers a monster factory, a fun house, pop-up parades and more for Halloween.
Halloween Party: 3 p.m. at Mobtown Brewing Company. The Highlandtown brewery hosts a party with Halloween candy-style casks, a costume contest, trivia and more.
Friday Ryeday: 4-9 p.m. at Suspended Brewing Company. The event features art from Josh Brooks, food from Golden West and a vintage barrel-aged beer release.
Scary Beer Garden: 4-8 p.m. at Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits. A dozen local breweries descend on the Canton store to get the spooky weekend rolling.
ArBOOretum: 5 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum. The family-friendly Halloween event includes a trick-or-treat trail and take-home crafts.
Baltimore Bike Party: 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park. The monthly bicycle celebration gets riders out in costume for a Halloween trip to Monument City Brewing.
“Bits and Pieces”: through Nov. 25 at the Mercury Theatre. The collection of short horror plays haunts Station North.
“Cabaret Macabre”: through Nov. 3 at Baltimore Theatre Project. Happenstance Theater’s annual autumnal show arrives in Midtown.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Fright Night: A Weekend on Zombie Island: Oct. 26 and 27 at South Point. The outdoor spot in Port Covington hosts two stages of music, plus plenty of zombies, visuals and lasers. Musicians include Zeds Dead and Alison Wonderland.
Green Mount Cemetery Tour: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Maryland Historical Society. Head to the museum to learn about famous Marylanders and then move to the burial ground, where MdHS president and CEO Mark Letzer will lead a tour.
Park N’ Pumpkin Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The family-friendly event offers a craft table for slime making, face painting, spooky stories, hayrides and more.
“The Old Dark House”: 11:30 a.m. at The Charles Theatre. The 1932 classic from director James Whale (“The Bride of Frankenstein”) gets a Station North screening.
Art and Justice Day at the BMA: noon-9:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The day features two film screenings, of “Pushout” and “Rethink Baltimore,” plus an evening concert with Mumu Fresh.
Halloween Spooktacular: 2-4 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Place. Gather at the pumpkin patch to decorate, and get ready for a trick-or-treating parade. Plus, food and drink.
The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival: 3:30-9 p.m. at Patterson Park. Head to Southeast Baltimore for the Creative Alliance’s annual glow-up. Twenty years in, the event is a chance for neighbors to light the path and march through Patterson Park. This year, expect historic floats and a dance party to close it out.
Halloween Alleyrat Race: 5:30 p.m. at 100 E. 23rd St. The team race by bicycle presents a series of challenges around the city.
Ghastly Ghouls Gathering: 6-9 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum. The Cylburn Mansion is all decorated. Now, all that’s needed is you in costume. Enjoy a performance from Fluid Movement, a crab cake truck and more.
Halloween Party at the Science Center: 8 p.m. at Maryland Science Center. If you can find a ticket, the Believe in Music party has three stages, a rooftop dance party, planetarium presentations and a yacht rock love boat.
Remington at Night: 8:30 p.m. at R. House. Keith Romeno Snipes and the Metafour Band host a live, late-night talk show, complete with jazz and blues and an interview with Maryland state Sen. Mary Washington.
Flipper: 9 p.m. at Ottobar. The influential San Francisco punk band headlines a bill with David Yow of the Jesus Lizard.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Jones Falls Historic Sites of Industry Bike Tour: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Baltimore Heritage hosts a seven-stop tour highlighting the city’s industrial past.
Open Studio Tour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at School 33. Explore the studios of visual artists and their work at the Light Street center.
2019 Jazz and Blues Festival: noon-7 p.m. at Federal Hill. The outdoor festival features Jazz is Phish, The Nighthawks and the Kelly Bell Band.
Trick or Treat at the Square: 1-4 p.m. at Belvedere Square. Get some treats from local merchants, take part in the costume contest and decorate a pumpkin.
Carving and Climbing and Caramel Apples: 1-4 p.m. at Union Collective. Head to Medfield for a chance to enjoy Halloween sweets at Earth Treks, Vent Coffee and Tom Cat’s Kitchen.
Not a Film Fest: Anticolonial Conversations in Baltimore: 4 p.m. at 2640 Space. Screenings include “The Feeling of Being Watched” and archival Black Panther footage.
Baltimost: 4-6 p.m. at True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Join Baltimore Fishbowl as we celebrate the winners of our first-ever Baltimost awards. There will be wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres and, of course, fresh oysters.
1349: 7:30 p.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. The Norwegian black metal band comes to town in support of “The Infernal Pathway.” UADA and Cloak also perform.
Pharmakon: 8 p.m. at Metro Gallery. Margaret Chardiet brings her noise project to Station North on her tour for her fifth album, “Devour.” Twig Harper and Comfort Link open.
- Brilliant Baltimore brings together Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival for one big Inner Harbor event on Oct. 1-10.
- World Oddities Expo arrives at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on Nov. 1-3.
- Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Walters Art Museum on Nov. 2.