CT Halloween weekend guide

Halloween proper falls on a Monday this year, but school doesn’t have to get in the way of your Halloweekend. Use the CT’s handy Halloweekend events guide to find the perfect opportunity to wear your costume twice.



Unhappy Hour: “Master of the Macabre”

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St. Free with cash bar.

If there’s one 19th-century Richmond-raised short story writer, poet, literary critic and University of Virginia dropout to spend Halloween with, it’s Edgar. Wear your costumes to the Poe Museum’s final Unhappy Hour of the season, featuring live music with the Happy Lucky Combo.



The RCC Must Die

8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St. $7 or $5 with student I.D.

The Richmond Comedy Coalition performs a live-improvised, completely unscripted slasher flick, fueled by audience suggestions. Winner of the audience costume contest wins a guest-starring role.


WRIR Monster Mashquerade

9 p.m. – The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. $5-$10 donation to benefit WRIR.

Everyone’s favorite local independent radio station returns to the Camel – their downstairs neighbors – for the fourth-annual Monster Mashquerade. Members of The 27 Club will be honored by Canary Oh Canary, DJ Pari, Jesse Split and Joanna O and DJ Glycenide, all performing covers of artists dead before age 27. Prizes for best mask and best costume.



Seventh-annual Richmond Zombie Walk

Approx. 2:30 p.m. – Carytown. Free, with donations going to American Cancer Society.

Join the undead for Carytown’s annual midday shamble. Pre-walk meet up at Byrd Park (Boat Lake) at 1 p.m., with the walk beginning on the sidewalk in front of Kroger on West Cary Street in Carytown immediately after.


Ravenchase Ultimate Halloween Quest

7 p.m. – Richmond Coliseum,  601 E. Leigh St. $20 per entrant.

Teams compete in a battle against time as well as each other while following clues and defeating Halloween-themed challenges on foot around downtown Richmond. At the after-party, included with the registration fee, “fabulously tacky” prizes awarded to the top three teams. Costumes encouraged.


Night of the Living Dead (Bands)

Doors 8 p.m., music 9 p.m. – Strange Matter, 929 W. Grace St. Free.

Cover shows featuring music from bands that aren’t quite dead, but close enough. Continuing on Sunday, Oct. 30.


 Taboo “Dead Sexy” Halloween Party and Fashion Show

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. $10 advance or $12 at door.

“Sexy Costume Contest! Bob For Dildos! ‘Get Your Balls In Her Mouth!’ And More!”  Featuring Octane Saints, Four50Four and Black Girls.


Trick or Treat, A Spooktacular Burlesque Show

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Richmond Triangle Players, 1300 Altamont Ave. Free.

A who’s who of Richmond burlesque teases and tantalizes. Featuring: Binky Daze, Cherrie Canary, Deanna Danger, Foxy Faux Pas, Indy GoGo, Karma Jane, Kiki Von Kitsch, Kitti Pryde, Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, Skye Sinclaire, The Slomski Brothers and “the lovely” Bitsy Buttons.


Balliceaux Halleauxween Party

10:30 p.m. – Balliceaux, 203 N. Lombardy St. Free.

Featuring Amazing Ghost, Mikemetic Kemetic, and Dj Carlito. Prizes awarded to best costume.



Night of the Living Dead (Bands)

Doors 8 p.m., music 9 p.m. – Strange Matter, 929 W. Grace St. Free.

Cover shows featuring music from bands that aren’t quite dead, but close enough.

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