This is Halloween Weekend

Whether you prefer a Trick or a Treat, we have events for one and all, happening now through next week.

Family-friendly Fare:

NewTV’s House of Haunts
October 27 | Free
It’s that time of the year again when ghouls and goblins will be out looking for a scare! NewTV’s fourth annual House of Haunts is a free family-friendly event offering fun and games for the kids, a costume parade, a scavenger hunt and more. Read More →

ParaNorman at Coolidge Corner Theatre
October 29
Both kids and adults alike will be delighted to follow the misadventures of young Norman Babcock, who has the ability to speak with the dead — and he often prefers their company to that of the living. Read More →

Halloween Open House at Brookline Arts Center
October 30| Free
Brookline Arts Center is pleased to host an open house on Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-4:00pm. Join us for a Halloween-inspired afternoon filled with tricks and treats, artwork, activities and fun for all ages! Read More →

The Midnight Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo in collaboration with Puppet Showplace Theater
October 27 – 30
This fall, under the light of the autumn moon, the gates will open, and guests will have the opportunity to discover a secret corner of Franklin Park Zoo that is home to a mysterious, mystical world. The Midnight Zoo is a brand new Halloween experience that surrounds visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination. Read More →

Freaky Films:

Phantom of the Opera with Live Music
October 27 – 30
Lon Chaney is Erik, the horribly disfigured Phantom who leads a menacing existence in the catacombs and dungeons beneath the Paris Opera House. The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performs their original score,  commissioned for this screening. Read More →

40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Hanover Theatre
October 28
It’s the event that will have you shivering with antici….pation. Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the one-and-only “Brad Majors” himself, Barry Bostwick. Read More →

Halloween Double-Feature: Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Coolidge Corner Theatre
October 31
Born of the same source material but created 15 years apart, these tales of terror spawned two of the silver screen’s most legendary killers: Norman Bates and Leatherface. Both feature iconic houses of horror, taxidermy, corpses in rocking chairs, dysfunctional families…Read More →

Thrilling Theatre:

Abigail/1702 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
October 27 – November 6| BosTix Deal Available
Ten years after the Salem witch trials, a notorious young accuser seeks salvation in Boston, only to find her new life haunted by terrors of the past. She’ll face pirates, the devil, and worse…Read More →

The Master and Margarita at Salem State University
October 27 – 29
A blood red moon hangs over Moscow in the late 1920s. Twenty-three year-old poet Ivan Bezdomny sits in his tiny cell in the Soviet Asylum, desperately piecing together his sanity after a brief-but-chilling encounter with Professor of Black Magic, Woland. Experience the pulsing power of Mikhail Bulgakov’s surrealistic satire of Stalinist oppression. Read More →

Twelfth Night of the Living Dead at the BCA Plaza Black Box
October 27 – November 5
Zombies abound in this gory, uproarious romp.  Oh, they’re still in love with love-and twins are still separated at sea-but this inventive take on Shakespeare’s finest comedy is an even bloodier good time than the original, and it’s just in time for Halloween! Read More →

Comedy, Circus and Burlesque:

Wrathskellar Tales with the Boston BeauTease
October 27 – 31| BosTix Deal Available
Uncover secrets, discover horrors, and and surrender yourself to a nightmare of jealousy, revenge, and seduction in the brand-new, completely immersive, Wrathskellar TalesRead More →

Comedy from the Crypt at ImprovBoston
October 31
You could get the giggles from sugar or you could get it the natural way – through laughter. Spend your Halloween night with Boston’s top standup comics as they invite you to laugh until it’s frightening. Read More →

Boston Circus Guild Presents: Cirque of the Dead at OBERON
October 27 – 29
Zombies, mad scientists, and a cavalcade of monstrosities will fill the night with live music, aerials, acrobatics, burlesque, sideshow, and more. Read More →

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