Happy Halloween! I’m always looking to do something fun on Halloween, but it’s pretty hard to when it falls on a weekday. Personally, I’m not a fan of haunted houses (which are probably crazy crowded) and I don’t think at my age going around trick-or-treating would go over so well. Case in point, there’s got to be some fun things to do out there tonight in such a big city! Luckily, I’ve narrowed down what I believe to be the top five things you can go do after you get off of work to celebrate the spookiest day of the year! Happy Haunting!
1. Alamo Drafthouse Dallas: Alaween and Halloween showing
Alamo Drafthouse will be hosting “Alaween” from 4-6p.m. There will be activities for all ages including a bounce house, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, and trick or treating! Best part, this event is free! Later that evening Alamo will be screening the 1978 thriller, Halloween.
Knowing Alamo, this won’t just be an ordinary movie screening, they’re sure to throw a few tricks and treats your way! Tickets are $10.
2. Texas Theatre: Haunted Sock Hop Halloween Party and interactive showing of The Tingler
Texas Theatre will be hosting a free Halloween party DJ’d by Mark Ridlin at 7p.m. Immediately following, they will be screening the 1959 horror film, The Tingler! Better yet, it will be screened with the original Percepto! technology, meaning your chair will shake during the movie whenever the Tingler strikes! Tickets are $10. DJ Ridlin will finish the night with more music so you can tingle all over the dance floor. Wait, that doesn’t sound right…
3. Dallas Official Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl
Didn’t get the party scared out of you this past weekend? Not to worry, the Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl has you covered. For $10 you can officially register for the crawl. Registering makes you an official part of the crawl and you get a wristband, cup, and a map that will lead you on your journey. The Londoner Pub is the first stop on the crawl, and the place you need to go if you wish to register. Registration starts at 5 p.m.
4. Deep Ellum Brewing Co. “DeepO’Ween”
The Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is hosting a Halloween tour they’ve dubbed DeepO’Ween. For $10 you get a tour of the brewery, a commemorative glass, 3 pint beer tokens and live music. A costume contest will also be held but instead of just a prize for the best costume, there will also be a prize for the worst! So there’s some incentive to be lazy! Event starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.
5. 50 cent Corn Dogs and Scary Movies
If you’re one for sitting at home with friends on All Hallow’s Eve (than you are much like myself) this option may seem the most appealing to you. Sonic has an annual tradition: 50 cent corn dogs! If you missed out on a corn dog at the fair, or are just have fried food flashbacks, not to worry, Sonic has you covered. Load up a bag and pick out your favorite scary movie. Might I suggest a classic like Psycho, and if you’re feeling like a double feature, Hocus Pocus!