Get in the spooky spirit with our editors’ picks for your Hallow-Week of adventures.
Friday, Oct. 24
Crafty Kids (of any age): The Indianapolis Museum of Art's adventurous staff is
de-seeding and de-stringing pumpkins for their No
Guts, No Glory pumpkin carving event at the 100 Acres' Lake Terrace,
Cost: $5 per pumpkin.
Witchy: In partnership with Indy Film Fest's Roving Cinema, the IMA hosts two
screenings of Blair Witch Project
in 100 Acres. The second 10 p.m. show is already sold out, but (as of press
time) a smattering
of tickets remains for the 7:30 p.m. screening.
Cost: $10 + processing fee, tickets available online.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Sammy Terry: The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival's street fair features
entertainment, food, vendors and the Black Acre Beer Garden on E. Washington Street.
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year's special Master of Ceremonies is Sammy Terry.
Well, not the original, but the just-as-terrifying sequel -- his son Mark
Carter, who's taken over the cape and cowl since his father's 2013 passing. Did
you really think a little thing like death would keep Sammy Terry from haunting
Cost: free to attend.
event: The Circle City Derby Girls host a coed doubleheader bout at Ellenberger
Park at 5 p.m. It's a battle of Good vs. Evil -- all in costumes.
Cost: $10 per ticket, kids under 7 get in free. Tickets available online.
Sunday, Oct. 26
at the BOO-fet: The Children's Museum
of Indianapolis' haunted house is a Circle City October tradition for
families, but you can take that experience one step further by attending a
"Friendly Feast with the Witches" event. In addition to a buffet and a
lights-on experience in the Creepy Carnival haunted house, parents and kids
will be entertained by Ruditoonz.
Cost: $20 per person, $2 discount for members, tickets available online.
Monday, Oct. 27
the Little Ones' Bedtimes: Fans of cult classic American Movie know a lot about the making of Coven -- that's what the 1997 documentary is all about. But most
haven't seen the 35-minute thriller. General
Public Collective aims to address the situation with a 9 p.m. screening of
the definitely DIY flick.
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Creepy Conservatory: From crafts at the Garfield Park Art Center to games at
the "BOO-urrello" Family Center, the southside park has full-force fright-week
festivities planned. The Ghoulish Garfield
lineup also includes a "Haunted Conservatory" with both scary and not-so-scary
Cost: $2 for the Haunted Conservatory, all other activities are free.
Thursday, Oct. 30
the Time Warp: Don a Frankenfurter costume and break out your best lame costumes,
which are encouraged at this live musical (that's right, not a screening of the
movie) performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is
staged several times in the next eight days, and only the 10:30 p.m. ones are
full-audience-participation-friendly. The Oct. 30 show at 7:30 p.m. is safe for
Cost: $25, tickets available online.
Friday, Oct. 31
Sanborn: Indiana Landmarks screens The
Black Pirate, 1926's (early) Technicolor feature film starring Douglas
Fairbanks, for its Frightful:
Silent Halloween event. Costumes are encouraged, adult beverages are on the
menu, and spooky Sanborn organ sounds will accompany the movie.
Cost: $12, $2 discount for members, tickets available online.