Thursday, October 28
Ghost Tours of Richmond
Tonight – Nov 6, Capitol Creepers Eerie Nights features “Ghoul Guides,” a group of the walking dead who will tell you all about Richmond’s tragic past, mixing gore with history. Tours are for mature audiences, but families are welcome. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Admission fee.
Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
Through Oct 31, families and children enjoy Halloween fun during daylight hours with age-appropriate, non-scary activities! Admission to park.
Shadows of Shockoe and Haunted Capitol Ghost Tours
Thurs -Sat. through Nov 6, Hear tales of trauma and tragedy near sites where spooky activity has been reported. Tours are 75 minutes and involve walking. Appropriate for all ages. Shadows of Shockoe departs the Edgar Allan Poe Museum at 1914 E. Main St. Haunted Capitol Hill tour departs from the Berkeley Hotel at 1200 E. Cary St., 9 pm Reservations required. www.hauntsofrichmond.com
Eerie Nights Ghost Tours
Through Nov 6, Tours for mature audiences, but families welcome. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. www.eerienights.com Fri – Sun., $13, 833-1845, 17th Street Farmers Market, 100 N. 17th St.
Friday, October 29
Oktoberfest Music, Food & Dance
The American Youth Harp Ensemble presents an Oktoberfest Concert with guests the Original Elbe Musikanten German Band and German Dancers, 6pm at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Rd. The concert features a meal of authentic German food. Adults $20; senior citizens $15; children $10. Call 837-9355 to reserve tickets in advance or order online at www.harpensemble.org.
Monster Mash at James River Cellars
Wear your costume, dance to music by a DJ, enjoy ghostly tours, a special wine tasting and light food. Bring a picnic and some friends. For adults. James River Cellars Winery
11008 Washington Hwy. Glen Allen Bring a picnic and some friends! 6 – 10 pm, $13.34 per person, Children welcome, 550-7516
Onidon Halloween Bash
Canal Club in Shockoe Bottom, Onidon, Afterlyfe, The Dismissed, Synesthesia, Halflit Halo! Costume Contest for a cash prize and a tattoo gift certificate. Doors open at 8pm. All ages. $8 advance tickets $10 at the door.
Night of Mischief for Halloween
The Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc. (HPF) invites all “guys and ghouls to come have a howling good time” at their Halloween fundraiser, “A Night of Mischief.” 7 pm to midnight, Union Train Station, 103 River St., Petersburg. $30, purchase tickets by calling 732-2096. Dress in costume or casually. Prizes, games, DJ, cash bar. Benefits HPF, a local nonprofit organization that leads preservation and restoration of Petersburg’s architecture and neighborhoods. www.historicpetersburg.org Info 732-2096
Saturday, October 30
Halloween at Sycamore Rouge
Blues and Costumes features Sweet Papa and The Too Hot Blues Crew performing live! Sycamore Rouge, 8pm (doors open at 7) Come in costumes and enjoy this Halloween bash! 21 W. Old St. Petersburg. $15, Info 957-5707
Fear Fest with Dougie Fresh
Dougie Fresh performs live at Paradise Lounge, 112 N. 5th St. Doors open at 8pm – 4 am. Also performing are Lil Vicious & Get Fresh Crew.
Historic All Hallow’s Eve in Blandford Cemetery
The City of Petersburg Museums presents the annual “Historic All Hallow’s Eve” walking tours at Blandford Cemetery, 6 – 10 p.m. The focus will be the history of the cemetery and stories of some of the City’s most interesting residents portrayed by costumed interpreters. Hour-long tour. Parking available at gravel lot across from the Farmer’s Market, at the corner of Cockade Alley and Old St. Tour group boards shuttle bus to be transported to cemetery. Reservations and tickets in advance at the Blandford Church Reception Center, 111 Rochelle Lane. $7 adults; $5 children under 12. Hours of the Reception Center are Mon – Sat 10 – 5 p.m., and Sun, 1 – 5 p.m. Group size is limited, so early reservations recommended. Info 733-2396.
Annual Trick-or-Treat Street
University of Richmond students will be hosting area children at the 12th annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat Street festival at Old Fraternity Row across from the Robins Center Oct. 30, 11 am – 3 pm. Includes games, crafts, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, face and pumpkin painting, magicians, mazes and more. $8 per child; adults are free. For the third year, proceeds benefit 5-year-old Cole Hafer of Richmond, who is in need of a liver transplant. The Hafer family is raising money for Cole through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association www.cotaforcoleh.com Directions to campus at www.richmond.edu/visit. For more information, call 289-8505.
Spooky Party at the Children’s Museum
A Halloween-inspired party starts with a costume parade led by Seymour the Dinosaur at 10:30 am. Event is 10 am – 4 pm. Children and adults will also be invited to visit CMoR’s decorated Halloween Village and enjoy spooktacular music, art projects, games, and story readings. Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St. 474-7000
Sunday, October 31
“Eerie” Canal Boat Rides
Free narrated canal boat tours complete with candy for the little ones, sponsored by Venture Richmond. Special half-hour tours leave on the hour and half hour, 6-9 pm. Last boat departs 8:30 pm. Boats depart from the Canal Turning Basin at 14th and Dock St. Costumed Virginia Patriots reenact haunting tales of Richmond’s past as passengers travel Kanawha Canal, drifting through spooky sights and sounds of Richmond’s most historically haunted districts. Info 788-6466 or www.venturerichmond.com.
Monster’s Ball Costume Party
For five years, people have been coming to Richmond just for the Monster’s Ball. Doors open at 9:30 pm at Vision Ultra Lounge 1718 E. Main St. Caters to a 25+ crowd, but 21+ are allowed in the club. Purchase tickets in advance at Mama J’s 415 N. 1st Street or online at www.2010monstersball.com. Regular tickets are $10 , VIP is $20. VIP includes private bar, free buffet, candy bar and access to 2nd floor. Three DJ’s on the bill: Danja Mowf, Don Juan and King Tutt from iPower 92.1. If you arrive without a costume, expect to pay a No Costume Fee. Prizes for the best costumes.
10th Annual Halloween Hoopla
A night of spooky fun as kids enjoy trick or treating in a child-sized village. Children can have an authentic Halloween experience trick-or- treating in our kid-size neighborhood consisting of six Fan-District-style houses complete with spooky decorations. Other activities will include Halloween art projects, pumpkin painting, and games. Adult tickets can be purchased at Museum for $4. 4 – 8 pm Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St.