Halloween Events 2017
Netherworld has its final run in Norcross, Clubesque dazzles at City Winery, and more spooky events
HORRORS OF OLD HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN PARTY Lost-n-Found Youth, a nonprofit organization focused on helping homeless LGBT youth, is throwing a Halloween party in its consignment shop. Expect dancing and a come dressed for the costume contest. 8 p.m.-midnight. Fri., Oct. 27. Lost-n-Found Youth, 2585 Chantilly Drive N.E. 678-856-7824. www.lnfy.org.
HALLOWINE Supporting our furry friends is as simple as sipping on unlimited wine and craft beer tastings while rocking out to live music. A portion of all ticket sales is donated to the Atlanta Humane Society. Food available for purchase. $50-$125. 2-6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave. N.E. 404-946-3791. www.citywinery.com.
OWL O WEEN Those of all ages are welcome to attend the activity-packed, whimsical playground that is a two-day festival featuring live music, food vendors, costume showdowns, trick-or-treating and tethered balloon rides. $6-$49. Fri., Oct. 27, 6-11 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 28, 4-11 p.m. Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment, 3200 George Busbee Pkwy. www.owl-o-ween.com.
BOO AT THE ZOO Zoo Atlanta presents four days of adventure in the whimsical zoo boo town. More than 1,000 unique animals and a variety of activities welcome all for a fun-packed day. Free-$22.99. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. 404-624-5600. www.zooatlanta.org.
NETHERWORLD Consistently one of the nation’s top haunted houses, Netherworld welcomes visitors to meander through the labyrinth of fright as monsters of all species do their best to make you scream for your mommy. Through Nov. 5. $23-$55. Sun.-Thurs., 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight. Netherworld, 6624 Dawson Blvd., Norcross. 404-608-2484. www.fearworld.com.
DAY OF THE DEAD Traditional crafts, dancing, entertainment and authentic Mexican food are available. Altars decorated in food, flowers and beverages are on display to honor and remember those who have passed. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sun., Oct. 29. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W. 404-814-4000. www.atlantahistorycenter.com.
WALKER STALKER CON You won’t have to be a stalker to meet your favorite actor at Walker Stalker Con. Celebrities from TV shows including “The Walking Dead,” “The 100” and many more are ready to meet their fans. $25-$120. Fri., Oct. 27, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W. 404-223-4000. www.walkerstalkercon.com.
CRAWL-OWEEN Flaunt your costumes and drink your way through several bars in the Highlands, including Dark Horse, 10 High, Neighbors, Hand In Hand, Diesel and J&J Bourbon Bar. $7.50-$30. 8 p.m-midnight. Fri., Oct. 27. Neighbor’s Pub. 752 N. Highland Ave. N.E. 404-872-5440. www.crawloweenatl.com
HALLOWEEN IN THE HIGHLANDS Ticket package includes admission to 14 bars, clubs and restaurants, complimentary shots, drink specials, exclusive food and live music. A costume contest with a $1,000 prize is available. 21+. $14.99-$24.99. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Virginia-Highland, 841 N. Highland Ave. N.E. www.atlantabartours.com.
MIDTOWN HALLOWEEN Event includes free admission to 14 bars, clubs and restaurants, drink specials and food. 21+. $14.99-$24.99. 7 p.m.-midnight. Fri., Oct. 27. Ri Ra Irish Pub, 1080 Peachtree St. N.E. atlantabartours.com.
NIGHTMARE ON PEACHTREE Two rooms of music, four DJs and a five-hour VIP open bar are available. Multiple costume contests. 21+. $10-$799. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Southern Exchange, 200 Peachtree St. 404-491-9115. www.atlantanightlife.com.
SUNDAY SUPPER SOUTH Chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison host the eighth annual James Beard Foundation benefit, where several award-winning chefs from across the South take over Ponce City Market to provide dinner for a cause. A special frightening theme of “Arachnophobia” will help guests be in the Halloween spirit. $250-$275. 5:30-10 p.m. Sun., Oct. 29. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 404-900-7900. www.sundaysuppersouth.com.
JERUSALEM HOUSE The ’80s take over the Jerusalem House with a decade-themed Halloween party. 21+. $75-$100. 7-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 21. Gallery 874, 874 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. N.W. 404-480-0874. www.jerusalemhouse.org.
ATL COLLECTIVE RELIVES THRILLER The spirit of Michael Jackson lives on through this annual Halloween bash that retells Thriller. $20-$25. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 27-28. Aisle 5, 1123 Euclid Ave. N.W. www.asile5atl.com.
CLUBESQUE HALLOWEEN SHOW City Winery transforms into Clubesque with live music, drag performances, classic and neo-burlesque acts, aerialists and much more. $25-$40. 7 p.m.-midnight. Tues., Oct. 31. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave. N.E. Suit 201. 404-399-7020. www.citywinery.com.
SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN Visitors can stroll through the garden and discover their favorite of more than 100 scarecrows handcrafted by local businesses, schools, organizations and individuals. $8-$21.95. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sun., Oct. 4-29. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859. www.atlantabg.org.
BOO-ARY COMEDY NIGHT Guests are treated to a night of fun and frightful frivolity, complete with booze and a comedy show. $15. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 30. Second Self Beer Company, 1317 Logan Circle N.W. 678-916-8035. www.secondselfbeer.com.
ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Independent horror films lurk behind every corner at this film festival. Proceed with caution as some of the world’s most talented independent filmmakers showcase works that will scare your pants off. $10-$60. 3-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 20-22. Synchronicity Theater, 1545 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 102. atlantahorrorfilmfest.com.
ASO NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra takes us on a musical adventure by performing the score to Tim Burton’s classic film Nightmare Before Christmas. $39-$89. 8-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 27-28. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. 770-733-5000. atlantasymphony.org.
SLEEPY HOLLOW EXPERIENCE Serenbe Playhouse’s Brian Clowdus creates a fresh adaptation to Sleepy Hollow, originally a short story of speculative fiction by Washington Irving. The performance returns for its fifth year after four sold-out seasons. $25-$30. Through Nov. 5. Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m. Serenbe Playhouse, 8455 Atlanta Newnan Road. 770-463-1110. www.serenbeplayhouse.com.
HORRORQUEST FILM FESTIVAL The seventh annual festival will showcase independent horror features and short films from all over the world. Free. 7-9 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 12-15. Cinefest Film Theatre, 66 Courtland St. SE. 404-413-1798. www.spotlight.gsu.edu/cinefest.
TRICK-OR-TREAT AT PONCE CITY MARKET Enjoy a night of sugar-packed fun with your young one s as restaurants and shops open their doors to hand out candy. In addition, the Suzuki School will parade in costume through the market’s courtyard. Free. 4 p.m. Tues., Oct. 31. Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. N.E. 404-900-7900.
HALLOWEEN HIKES A cool breeze and autumn leaves surround visitors of the forest on this adventure. Children are welcomed to this well-lit hike into the woods to meet woodland creatures and understand their way of life. Music, crafts and a campfire for s'mores are available. $10. 7-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 20-28. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
YULE FOREST PUMPKIN PATCH A variety of activities welcomes those of all ages to the Grant family’s educational farm. Home to one of the largest pumpkin patches in Georgia, visitors can find the perfect pumpkin for carving. Guests can enjoy a hay maze and a petting zoo. Free-$10. Oct.1-31. Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Yule Forest, 3565 North Highway. 770-954-9356. www.aboutyule.com.
FEAR THE WOODS The sun is setting over the pumpkin patch and crazy uncle Eddie is missing and most likely, lurking the farm to scare off trespassers in the night. Your skills are needed to help contain Eddie and bring peace the farm. Don’t wander far from the night, as “only the woods will hear your screams ...” $15-$30. Oct. 1-29. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 7-11 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 31. 7 p.m.-midnight. Yule Forest, 3565 North Highway. 770-954-9356. www.fearthewoods.com.
DEATH COMES IN THREES DaModd is a festival that celebrates Brooklyn culture through free expression and individual heightened creativity. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the 3v3 freestyle dance competition for the chance to win $1200. Modd battles and surprise performances will take place as well. $10-$20. 2-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. 880 Woodrow St. S.W. www.thebonfireATL.eventbrite.com.
FAMILY FALL SPECTACULAR 2017 Have you “herd” the word? A horse lover’s Halloween paradise awaits at the Chastain Horse Park, a nonprofit committed to empowering horse riders of all abilities through the relationship with horses. Guests are encouraged to participate in the horse costume parade and competition, pony rides, petting zoo and a ride and relay race. Face painting, barn tours, food and beverages are available as well. Free.10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28. Chastain Horse Park, 4371 Powers Ferry Road. 404-252-4244. www.chastainhorsepark.org.
OCTOBER MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant at Cumberland Mall is cooking up a dinner with horror, mystery and a dash of comedy. Guests will receive a three-course family-style meal as they try to figure out who committed the crime. $65. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 20. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1601 Cumberland Mall. 770-799-1580. www.maggianos.com
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