A Roundup of Halloweekend Alternatives

Too old for trick-or-treating? Too cool for dorm parties? Whoever you think you are this Halloween—whether you’re going as Barb, Trump’s tax returns, or Kylie’s lip kit—there’s plenty of stuff to do on and off campus.

Stay Local: Here’s what’s going on around campus

The GSU is gonna be rockin’ with some Freecapella courtesy of the Bostones, Trebs, Abbeys, and Northeastern’s Distilled Harmony. Fri. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Right next door, the Student Volunteers for Special Needs club will be hosting their own festive soiree with crafts, games, and music. Fri. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Check out this group of talented CFA ghouls do an all female production of Hamlet Sat. 2 p.m. 

Did you love American Horror Story: Hotel? (I did. Lady G was a revelation.) If so, the Hong Kong Student Association, the Taiwanese American Student Association, and the Chinese Student Association have teamed up to bring a carnival-themed haunted house that should be right up your alley. Or should I say lobby? Sat. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Still looking for your feminism fix? After Hamlet, check out funny ladies Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell (also known as the creators of satire site “Reductress”) talking about sex, love, history, and equality at Barnes and Noble. Sun. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 


Venture Out: If you’re in the mood to explore Boston…

Get scared at the Coolidge Corner Halloween horror movie marathon showing classics like Scream and Scream 2: More Screaming (full disclosure: not the real subtitle.) Sat. midnight. 290 Harvard Street, Brookline

What’s scarier than old dead people? Old dead books! Stop by the Antiquarian Book Fair at Hynes to inject some life back into those old tomes. Fri. – Sun. 5 p.m. 900 Boylston Street, Boston

Over 21 and need an escape from the whole ~spooky~ motif thing? River bar is doing a Wet Hot American Summer theme night, screening the movie and Netflix series. Throw on your cutoffs, and whatever you do, don’t get stuck in the ropes course. Fri. – Tues. 5 p.m 661 Assembly Row, Somerville

If all the blood and ghosts and drunken students gets to be too overwhelming for your delicate constitution, maybe consider a guided meditation session in a soft womb-like hammock. Swet Studio has you covered. Fri. 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 480 Tremont Street, Boston

Or, you know what? Forget meditation, the best way to relieve some stress is just to do some good old fashioned zombie slayingFri. 7:00 p.m. – Sun. 7:00 p.m.


However you choose to celebrate, remember to stay safe, be kind, and look out for one another.

Happy Halloween!

Featured image by aotaro on Flickr commons.

About Carly Sitrin

I'm the senior editor of The Quad. Interests include: frogs, backpacks, satire, Adele, and the oxford comma. Tweet me your dreams @carlysitrin.

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