Somehow, Halloween is already right around the corner. Yes, we’ve had our fill of everything related to pumpkin, we’ve searched the web for the best costume ideas that will make you the coolest ghoul at the party, and we’ve charted the scariest spots in New England to get your spook on this season.
Now, there’s only one thing left to do: party!
There’s no shortage of things to do this Halloween, which falls on next Thursday, in Boston. The question is, where are you going to spend the most mischievous night of the year? Here are a list of things to do in the week leading up to the big day.
Thursday, October 24
TAPpy Halloween Hour – 7 to 9 p.m. – Forum – Get a jump on Halloween festivities a week in advance at Forum, for a costume soiree with drinks and apps.
Friday, October 25
Dress Up to Gear Up Halloween House Ride – 6 to 8 p.m. – FitHouse – Costumes are required at this 45-minute cycling class, which is complete with orange and black lights, so get into the Halloween spirit early. There will be a Monster Mash party following the ride as well as drinks, treats and more. The cost to reserve a spot is $20.
Halloween on the Harbor – 7 to 10 p.m. – the Seaport District – Participating bars and venues in the Seaport will be handing out goodies for this adult trick-or-treat fest. Check-in is at TAMO. Tickets are $5.
11th Annual the pill halloween show – 8 p.m. – Great Scott – Follow the pill tradition, this year, The Luxury will perform as The Verve, The Susan Constant as Metric, The Daily Pravda as THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, and DJ Ken & Michael V as DAFT PUNK. Costumes are encouraged; tickets are $10.
BSSC’s BeWicked Halloween Bash – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Lir – Boston Ski and Sports Club is taking over the Boylston St. bar for a Halloween bash: come costumed and ready to party with tarot card and palm readings, drink specials, giveaways, a costume contest, and one free drink provided by American Honey. Tickets are $20 for BSSC members and $25 for non-members. There will also be a VIP hour from 8 to 9 p.m. for the first 100 registered guests.
2nd Annual Wahl-o-Ween Bash to Benefit Remember Betty – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Wahlburgers – This Halloween party will include dancing to the tunes of DJ Mr. Nyce Guy, a sundae bar, witch’s brew cocktails, and a costume contest. Portions of the the proceeds will benefit the Remember Betty charity that benefits breast cancer. Tickets are $30.
Saturday, October 26
Trick-or-Treat Workout – 9 to 10:15 a.m. – Ultimate Bootcamp – Burn off those candy calories at the Ultimate Bootcamp Watertown’s trick-or-treat class: the instructors will have special “tricks” up their sleeve, and whoever wins the challenge will win a “treat,” a prize in the form of free classes, gift cards, and gear. Reservations are $25.
Zoo Howl – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 26 & 27 – Franklin Park Zoo – Kids of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat amongst the gorillas, lions and tigers at Franklin Park Zoo’s two-day Zoo Howl. There will also be a costume contest, a haunted maze, games and more. Tickets are $17 for adults and $11 for kids.
Halloween Pet Parade – 12 to 3 p.m. – Dick’s Last Resort – Show off your pooch this Saturday with a festive pet parade around Faneuil Hall, and celebrate at Dick’s with a special “Master & Me” cocktail, pumpkin carving contest, and more. For reservations, call 617-267-8080.
Halloween Crawl – 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Multiple Locations – Presented by Crawl in Boston, this bar crawl is not to be missed for Halloween lovers.
Violet Jam: Halloween Edition – 7 p.m. – The VERVE – John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will take over Violet Jam this Saturday for Halloween, along with a costume contest and a night full of tricks, treats, and dancing. Tickets are $20.
Sunday, October 27
Halloween Cupcake Decorating Class – 12:30 to 2 p.m. – Treat Cupcake Bar – Make mummies, pumpkins, ghosts and more all out of adorable cupcakes at this class hosted at Treat in Newton. Each student will go home with 6 hand-decorated cupcakes. Tickets are $50.
Wednesday, October 30
Wu-Tang Wednesday Before Halloween Bash – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Tommy Doyles – Kick off the festivities early at this Wednesday-night Wu-Tang bash in Harvard Square. No cover charge.
Thursday, October 31
Halloween Takeover – All day – Salvatore’s Restaurant – The classic and chic Italian Salvatore’s will be playing dress up for 24 hours this October 31 by transforming into Casa Salvatore and serving up Mexican fare, complete with a new sign and logo for the day.
Haunted Hay-Ride – 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. – The Handle Bar – Costumes are highly encouraged at this spook-themed cycle at The Handle Bar. Classes are 45 minutes long, and each rider will receive a tank top and Halloween-themed mocktails. Tickets are $25.
Sinners and Saints Halloween Bash – 7 to 11 p.m. – Provincetown II – Board the Provincetown II for a night of dancing in your best sinner or saint attire. Tickets are 2 for $25.
Gin & Jews Challaween – 7 to 11 p.m. – The Place – Join Gin & Jews and “300 costumed Jews” for a premiere Halloween party featuring food, candy, drinks, dancing, a costume contest and more. Tickets are $10.
Dance With the Dead Halloween Party – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Lolita – This Day of the Dead-themed party will take place in the dark and sultry depths of Lolita, with drinks provided by St. Elder and Milagro. Tickets are $35.
Boo-tiful Bash – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Guilt – Presented by Joonbug.com, this Halloween party will host DJ Picks and DJ KevyKev for a night of devilish dancing on Guilt’s huge dancefloor. Tickets are $15.
Ghouls Just Want to Have Fun – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Underbar – Also presented by Joonbug.com, Underbar’s premiere Halloween party will have 3 different DJs on the club’s different levels. Tickets are $15.
Grid: A Futuristic Halloween Party – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – The Emerald Lounge – This Halloween shindig will pay homage to the 1982 cult classic Tron. Don your futuristic best for an evening of techno, dancing, awesome costumes, neon lights and more. One future-clad guest will be named Best Costume. No cover charge.
Radio BDC Retro Halloween Ball – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Ned Devine’s – Join DJs Julie Kramer and Adam 12 spin Halloween tunes and enter the costume contest to win awesome prizes. The event is free if you register on Eventbrite.
The Hawthorne’s Halloween Bash – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – The Hawthorne – The theme of the Hawthorne’s bash is an appropriate one: you are what you drink. Come dressed as your favorite cocktail, and partake in the themed festivities, like bobbing for apples, scary movies, a costume contest, and more. DJed by TJ Connelly. Tickets are $25.
80s-Themed Zombie Prom Halloween Party – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – The Beehive – South End’s The Beehive will transform into an 80s Zombie Prom this Halloween, complete with 80s cover band SAFETY, Skyy Vodka drink specials, and dancing. No cover charge.
Fear at Revere – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Space 57 at the Revere Hotel – This Halloween party will be a spooky take on the classic club scene, with LED lights and visuals, plus freakish performers taking over the two rooms of Space 57. The best costume wins $2,000. Tickets must be purchased in advance: early bird tickets are $25; general admissions are $35.
Halloween Pizza Party – 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Regina Pizzeria Allston – Presented by Allston Pudding, enjoy pizza, prizes, and live music at this Halloween bash, featuring Krill as The Pixies, Cuffs As Sonic Youth, and Vundabar As Krill. No cover charge.
Halloween Party – 9:30 p.m. – Foxwoods Casino – Sure, Foxwoods is a bit of a to-do, but this party is hosted by Lindsay Lohan. And Floyd Mayweather Jr. And Lindsay Lohan. Plus a costume contest, celebrity DJ Sky Nellor, and more. Tickets are $30.
Sinful Kings and Queens Halloween Party – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – The Estate – Sport your spookiest “Sinful King or Queen” suit and party at The Estate to the haunting tunes of DJ NVM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
Halloween Masquerade – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Bond – Bond at The Langham Hotel is hosting the swankiest Halloween masquerade in town. Come wearing your best mask or costume and win prizes from the Boston Brothers Promotion team. Music by DJ Obie. Tickets are $20 until 10/24; $25 until 10/31.
Got an awesome Halloween event that we missed? Share them in the comments below.