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Here’s Every Freakin’ Halloween Event in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Horror movies! Dogs in costumes! Spooky beer release parties! Heavy metal! Over 50 things to do!

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It’s Halloween week, and I’ve got a lot of events to share with you. For this mega-list, which contains over 50 spooooky happenings, we scoured our emails, online calendars, and local websites to bring you an epic amount of options. 

That said, I probably missed something out there. Feel free to add more events in the comments, or send me an email at jessica@racket.com. 

TUESDAY

Phase IV (1974)

$8. 7 p.m. Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd. St., Minneapolis. 

Spooky Movie Trivia Night with Trivia Mafia

Free. 7 p.m. 56 Brewing, 3055 NE Columbia Ave., Minneapolis.

Our Lady of Peace Pumpkin Patch

Shop 2,000+ pumpkins and enjoy warm cider, lawn games, crafts, and more. Free. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check here for additional hours. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church & School, 5426 12th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Halloween Charcuterie Class

$70. 6 p.m. HeadFlyer Brewing, 861 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

Armatage Halloween Decoration Tour

Take a self-guided tour through the Armatage neighborhood then go online and vote for things like “Best Use of Pumpkins,” “Spookiest,” and “Neighborhood Favorite” for a chance to win $50 gift cards from local businesses. Find the map at armatage.org/halloweentour. Armatage Neighborhood Association, 2500 W. 57th St., Minneapolis.

WEDNESDAY

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

$9-$12. 8 p.m. Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis.

Rocky Horror 45th Anniversary Tour

Join Barry Bostwick, aka the original ‘Brad Majors,’ for a screening of the original unedited movie with live shadow cast Transvestite Soup and audience participation. There will also be a memorabilia display with artifacts and a costume from the movie and a costume contest. All ages. Find tickets here. $45-$55. 7 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 Exchange St. E., St. Paul.

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THURSDAY

Halloween Pup Parade

Drinking a pint of beer while watching dogs in costumes go by is a great way to close out a Thursday. It’s $10 to enter your pup (check in at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. parade), and all proceeds go to Grey Face Rescue & Retirement, a foster-based senior dog rescue. 6 to 8 p.m. Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis.

Screampunk: What Victorians Were Scared Of

Rev. Matt’s Monster Science returns with this theatrical presentation on the things Victorians freaked out about. $11  7:30 p.m. Strike Theater, 824 18th Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Halloween (1978)

$9-$12. 8 p.m. Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis.

The Goddamn Gallows 

Metal jams, with horror punk from The Bloodies and DJ Dan Lansing. 21+. $15-$22. 8 p.m. James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Blood Nocturne

The Winding Sheet Outfit returns to Twin Cities Horror Festival with a tale of a Hungarian Countess who killed, tortured, and bathed in the blood of 650 virginal girls. 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 2:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets at www.tchorrorfestival.com. The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis.

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Creepy Boys being creepy

Creepy Boys

This kooky queer romp features clowns, drag, puppetry, music, and more from Australia. 10:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 Friday; 4 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets at www.tchorrorfestival.com. The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis.

Splinter

Dangerous Productions tells the tale of two people who survive a horrific event and are now the subjects of an unsanctioned psychological experiment to remember what happened. 6 p.m. Thursday; 9 p.m. Friday; 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets at www.tchorrorfestival.com. The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis.

Blackout in a Blackout

The all-Black improv group does a spoooooky installation of their show for TC Horror Fest. 9 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets at www.tchorrorfestival.com. The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis.

FRIDAY

The Horror Movie, Pizza, and Surly Darkness Release Party

On Friday Luce will have Surly Darkness 2021 and Surly Darkness 2019, with Shaun of the Dead playing on the patio, followed by Surly Darkness 2012 Vietnamese Coffee and Army of Darkness on Saturday. Free. Movies start at 8 p.m. both nights. Pizza Luce, 800 W. 66th St., Richfield. 

Nightmare on Lyndale

Dapper man-about-town IamMoody hosts this spooky fashion show featuring artist-designed masks and creepy looks by Bittersweet Designs. Goth looks are encouraged, whether you draw inspiration from 200 years ago or 2020. The party will also include snacks and booze. Find tickets here. $20. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. WALRUS, 4400 N. Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis.

Canine Costume Party

Hang out in the heated tent with dogs. All guests with costumed canines receive 1 free tulip of beer. There will also be human eats from Peppers and Fries, dog treats from Must Be Ruff, and more. Free. 4 to 11 p.m. OMNI Brewing Co., 9462 Deerwood Ln., Maple Grove.

A Pretty Casual Halloween & 4th Anniversary

Featuring spooky tunes, costume prizes, horror trivia, and scary movies on the screen each night from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Bull’s Horn Food And Drink, S. 4563 34th Ave., Minneapolis.

Drive-In Movie: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Registration required; click here to RSVP. $15 per car. 8:15 p.m. Columbia Park, 3300 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis.

Channel

An immersive ghost story that examines what it means to be alone. Presented by Dogwatch Productions. 6 p.m. Friday; 1 and 8:30 Saturday; 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Find tickets at www.tchorrorfestival.com. The Crane Theater, 2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis.

VT Lovecraft Presents: The Nameless Whorers

Vilification Tennis, an insult comedy troupe, gets spooky for the latest installment. $12-$15. 8 p.m. Bryant Lake-Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis.

JXTA Jack-O-Lantern Takeover & Contest

A free Halloween takeover in the skate park. Featuring candy, treats, prizes, and pumpkin giveaways, plus a Jack-O-Lantern contest. Register for the contest here; RSVP to attend the event here. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Juxtaposition Arts, 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis.

Hausu (1977)

$8. 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd. St., Minneapolis. 

Night of the Macabre

Utepils Brewing Co. and Emagine Willow Creek team up for 2 days of Halloween fun. Friday features Loonar Eclipse, a Czech dark lager, on taps at a screening of Beetlejuice in the beer garden at 7:30 p.m. Saturday features a party with creepy ambiance in the taproom and beer garden, including a haunted forest, horror trivia, costume contests, and spooky DJ tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave. N., Minneapolis.

Slavic Halloween Party

Featuring music by UVB and SlovCzech, Utepils Skölsch beer and Slivovitz specials all night, plus Heggies pizza and Kramarczuk’s beer sticks from the bar. 21+. Free. 7:30 p.m. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Use clues to win prizes. Free. 8 to 11 p.m. Up-Down Minneapolis, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. 

GooseBump ‘N’ Grind

A ‘90s Halloween party with the You Oughta Know crew.  21+. $13-$20. 9 p.m. James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.

SATURDAY

Hocus Pocus (1993)

$5-$10. Noon. Parkway Theater, 4814 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis.

​​Boo! Island Halloween Bash

Featuring three candy inspired brews: Peanut Butter Cup Stout, Watermelon Jolly Rancher Seltzer, and Caramel Apple Amber Ale. Plus a food truck, a dog costume contest, and live music by Spaghetti Monetti & the Sauce starting at 6 p.m. Free. Noon to 11 p.m. Boom Island Brewing Company, 5959 Baker Rd., Minnetonka.

Dark Fatha Release

Featuring the 2021 release of Dark Fatha, an American Imperial Stout aged in Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey barrels. The menu will also include a flight featuring 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 releases; food truck Griddle on the Go; and a special Death Star cocktail. A costume contest starts at 8 p.m. Free. Noon to 11 p.m. Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Dr., Roseville.  

LHSC Fall Festival Psychic Fair

Featuring free workshops, aura photography, chair massages, food, and psychic readings, as well as vendors offering products such as crystals and aromatherapy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (LHSC), 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Vampire beer sparkles, okay?

Vampire Family Reunion

Featuring Blood Orange Miraculum and two different Halloween candy-infused casks on tap, a vampire costume contest, and live music from Euphoric Nation, MilesPerHour, Brent Gee, ORNGESOTA, and Roll Model. Free. 5 p.m. to midnight. Pryes Brewing Company, 1401 West River Rd. N., Minneapolis.

Tangled Up in Dylan Halloween Party

A free, family-friendly party with live music, Summit beer, and Big River Pizza. Free. 5 to 10 p.m. St. Paul Farmers’ Market, 290 Fifth St. E., St. Paul.

Tif Dynamite’s Festival of Frights Halloween Variety Show

This Halloween variety/drag show at Black Hart is offering up a $200 prize for the best costume. $8. 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Black Hart of Saint Paul, 1415 University Ave. W., St. Paul.

Halloween at the Haus

Freaky festivities include tunes from DJ Shane Kramer, free beers for the best costumes, special beer concoctions, and a special food menu from Animales Burger Co. Free. 8 p.m. to midnight. Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis.

Skalloween

Featuring Space Monkey Mafia, The Von Tramps, The Prizefighters, and Runaway Ricochet. 21+. $15. 8 p.m. Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul.

ELnO Shake it Up Halloween

With DJ Time Machine. 21+. $22-$30. 8 p.m. James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Halloween Metal Blowout

With music from TBNB, Krawg, and Hex Vorticles. 21+. Free. 7 p.m. to midnight. Eagles’ Nest, 4106 Lakeland Ave. N., Robbinsdale.

Halloween at Park Tavern

With music by DJ Phat, Halloween cocktail specials, a midnight costume contest, bowling and pizza deals. 21+. Free. Reservations are required, call 952-929-6810. 9 p.m. Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park.

Scary Hours: A Blk Halloween Kickback

A Halloween kickback with tunes from DJ MCShellen and a costume contest for Black folks. 18+. $10. 9 p.m. to midnight. Black Table Arts Co-op, 3737 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis. 

Nightmare by the Park

Featuring a costume contest, drink specials, and music from Knights of the Turntables. Free. 9 p.m. Gabe’s by the Park, 991 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul.

SUNDAY

Nosferatu the Vampyre

$8. 7 p.m. Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd. St., Minneapolis. 

Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest

Featuring tunes from DJ Sophia Eris, DJ Keezy, DJ Rowsheen, Izzie P, DJ Smitty, and Roy Freedom, hosted by Nur-D. 18+. $15. 8 p.m. First Avenue & 7th St Entry, 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis. 

Kiss The Tiger & Ready Freddie

Featuring a costume contest. 21+. $13-$20. 8:30 p.m. James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.