Some spooky ideas
Things are getting a little spookier around these parts. From local trick or treating to spooky excursions, Caught in Southie is offering up suggestions of where you can find Halloween fun and fright.
Trick or Treating
Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Beware of little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) roaming the streets in search for Halloween candy. East and West Broadway will be filled with trick or treaters on Wednesday, October 31st from 4pm-6pm picking up candy from local businesses and residences. So be warned! This event is free and is hosted by the members of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Halloween's gone to the dogs
Who says halloween is just for humans? Dress up your four-legged friend in a costume and head down Fenway Bark (88 Falcon Ave) for their annual Annual Howl-o-ween Party! This canine friendly event takes place on Tuesday, October 30th from 6pm-8pm. Dog Food and Treat Vendors providing free samples! Photography Sessions with Dawgma Gal-lery. For more information visit, www.http://fenwaybarkonline.com
Halloween on the Harbor
Friday, October 26th
Trick or Treating for adults! Prizes and surprises of all shapes and sizes await you as you and your friends as you are shuttled between 11 locations on trolleys provided by Boston Duck Tours (which is the most fun way to travel) where you will enjoy a ghoulish cocktail or a quick bite before you jump back on board and travel to the next ghostly location! It's $5 to ride the ducks to various stops in the neighborhood. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fort Point Channel. Locations Include:
- TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel
- Atlantic Beer Garden
- Capiz Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel
- M.J. O'Connor's
- City Bar
- Daily Catch
- Jerry Remy’s Seaport
- Strega Waterfront
- Whiskey Priest
- Barking Crab
Ducks will begin running at 7PM at TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel.
Tickets are only $5 and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fort Point Channel. Tickets will be sold at TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel on that night or purchase tickets in advance here:
Add some spice to your Halloween
Papagayo Mexican Grille and Tequila Bar is throwing a frightfully good-time on Halloween. Dress up in your best costume - winner will receive Celtics tickets - and head out for a night of cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres. $39 for one ticket to the annual Papagayo Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31st from 7pm-9pm. Tickets include food and drinks. Must be 21 plus to attend. Tickets can only be purchased through boston deals:
A local favorite, The Children's Magical Halloween Castle, takes place this weekend on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th 12pm-4pm each day. The Castle Island Association transforms Fort Independence at Castle Island into a family friendly Halloween showcase. Enjoy magic tricks, storytelling, popcorn and treats. Don't forget to wear your costume. This event is free and open to the public.
Who says Halloween has to be scary? Head to Stadium (232 Old Colony Ave) for some Comedy on Tap presented by Bad Habit Productions. On Tuesday, October 30th from 7pm-10pm, enjoy a night of comedy, improv and standup performances. Tickets are $10 each and include two raffle tickets to win two Celtics tickets. There will also be a costume contest with the following categories:
- Frankenstein: Most Creative Costume - If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!
- The Ghostbusters: Best Group Costume - Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "YES"!
- The Carrie: Funniest Costume - They're all going to laugh at you!
- Toil & Trouble: Worst Costume - Fair is foul and foul is fair
- Winners will receive a prize package.
- The Spectacular: Best Costume
Market of the Living Dead
You'll encounter the dead, the undead, and everything in between at the last SoWa Open Market of the season.
Not only can you shop the 130 artists, vendors and designers, there will be live music, a farmers' market, games, free treats and a scariest costume contest. Best Costume gets $250 bucks. For more information go to: http://www.sowaopenmarket.com/
Date: Sunday, October 28, 10am-4pm Location: 460 Harrison Ave, Boston's South End
Zoo Howl - Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo is about to get spooky. The haunted happenings include creature encounters, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, a trick-or-treat trail and the Haunted Maze! Be sure to stop by the main stage to see Radio Disney. The Puppet Showplace Theatre and Catching Joy will also be on site on Saturday, Oct. 27 for puppet-making and Halloween crafts! This event takes place on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th from 11am-3pm. For more information visit http://www.zoonewengland.org
Kicking Halloween old-school style, The Liberty Hotel is hosting an Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds Halloween Party. On Saturday, October 27t at 8pm enjoy specialty cocktails, live aerial performers, and prizes and surprises. Three levels of entertainment; sounds from DJ Michael Savant, DJ7L and DJ Hectic. Tickets are $30 and you must be 21 plus to enter. For tickets visit: http://www.showclix.com/event/thebirds
The Haunted Ship
739 Washington Street, Quincy, MA
It's fright afloat aboard the USS Salem. Take part in a real-live ghost hunt with RTS Paranormal and search for the supernatural. Spooky!
Have an old fashioned scary movie night!
Pop some popcorn, pour some wine and indulge in some on-screen terror. Here are 10 of our favorite scary movies of all time:
- The Excorcist
- The Strangers
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Silence of the Lambs
- The Shining
- Nightmare on Elms Street
- Children of the Corn
- When a Stranger Calls
- Wolf Creek
Wondering what to be for Halloween? Here are our top 5 Halloween Costumes Ideas for 2012:
- Honey Boo Boo
- 50 Shades of Grey
- Character from The Hunger Games
- Character from Boardwalk Empire
- Native American Elizabeth Warren
Here are some of Heather Foley's suggestion: http://www.caughtinsouthie.com/feature/sexy-halloween-costumes