Courtesy of WILDE: Witches and Hos
Witches and Hos come to the Crack Fox on Oct. 28.
Got Halloween plans? You do now. In alphabetical order, here’s our list of the best spooky stuff around town this weekend and next. Want to party with the two ghoulish women depicted above? Keep scrolling all the way to the end — their party starts with a "W."
For a list of only those festivities taking place on Halloween weekend, check out this updated list of 19 events.
Angel Street (Gaslight)
The setting: a once grand but now forbiddingly dark London house in 1880. Within these unwelcoming walls live a married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Manningham. The wife fears she is losing her mind; her own mother died in an institution for the mentally ill and she worries the same fate awaits her — perhaps sooner rather than later, too. Fragile Bella Manningham is nearly at the end of her tether; her husband, Jack, assures her she's playing wicked tricks and pranks, none of which she can remember. Angel Street (Gaslight), by the ace English writer Patrick Hamilton, is a taut period thriller with a twist. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Angel Street (Gaslight) Tuesday through Sunday (October 14 through November 8) at Webster University's Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road; 314-968-4925 or www.repstl.org). Tickets are $17.50 to $79.50. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 & 8 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 18, 2 & 7 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 8, 2 & 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8. Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves.
Arika Parr's Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Party
Halloween is the perfect night to let your alter ego shine. Create who you wanna be at Arika Parr's Third Annual Costumes & Cocktails Halloween Parrty! Cash prize for best costume, free VIP swag bags for first 100 ladies, live music featuring Tish Haynes Keys and the yummiest cocktails ever! A portion of the proceeds benefits the mentoring program for nonprofit organization The Kwame Foundation. Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $20, email@example.com, costumesandcocktails.com. Lumière Place Casino & Hotel, 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314-881-7777.
Bevo Mill Halloween Pet Parade
Come join us for the Inaugural Bevo Mill Halloween Pet Parade on October 31. Dress your dog(s) up in his or her favorite Halloween costume. Register your pet(s) on the Bevo Mill patio starting at 10 a.m. The actual parade steps off from the Bevo Mill patio at 1 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per pet will be collected at the time of registration. All proceeds will be donated to Gateway Pet Guardians. Pet treats for four-legged participants provided by Nature's Variety. Sat., Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 donation, 314-832-6776, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/878104092243768/885829501471227/. Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Ave., St. Louis.
Central West End Halloween Party
Celebrate Halloween all day long in the Central West End. The neighborhood's 30th annual Halloween party includes a kids’ costume parade and trick-or-treating, a pet costume parade and the legendary adult costume contest at 8 p.m. Creativity is encouraged (and may be rewarded if your costume is truly inspired), and a small fee is required to enter the contest. Sat., Oct. 31, 10-midnight, free admission. Maryland and Euclid Avenues in the Central West End. 300, St. Louis, 314-345-1000.
Dark St. Louis Halloween Seminar
The St. Louis Paranormal Research Society will present its Dark St. Louis Seminar at the Lemp Grand Hall. Come hear noted lecturers talk about the darker side of the paranormal in one of St. Louis' most haunted locations! Don't be afraid to be scared this talloween! Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., $20-$25, 618-340-5526, email@example.com, www.DarkSTL.com. Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee St., St. Louis.
While those prone to seizures or heart attacks are forbidden entry to the Darkness, attendance has been skyrocketing among those with male pattern baldness, because America's scariest haunted house is more hair raising than ever! The chills begin right away with classic monster movies projected on the mega-scream movie wall, and to make the visit as uncomfortable as possible, brain-eating zombies have been imported from Pittsburgh and Haiti to torment attendees waiting in line. Those who make it inside will pass through ancient ruins filled with demons and giant man-eating worms, and the few who survive to reach the second story will want to check out the books of the dead in the all-new haunted library. The Darkness (1525 South Eighth Street; www.scarefest.com) is open nightly from Thursday, October 22, through Sunday, November 1. Tickets are $23 to $25. 314-631-8000.
E'ville Indie: A Makers Market
Nearly 40 of the best makers in the Midwest have put their hearts and souls into creating a wide array of merchandise for all ages from hand-built furniture to modern ragdolls. Join us for Edwardsville’s first Halloween-themed indie craft show. Housed on the second and third floors of the Wildey Theatre, we will kick off the event Friday night with an exclusive catered VIP costume party, crowd-free shopping, drinks by Recess Brewing, and appetizers from 222 Bakery. The fun continues Saturday and Sunday with free admission. Fri., Oct. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., VIP Costume Party $15, Saturday & Sunday free, 618-541-2389, firstname.lastname@example.org, evilleindie.com. Wildey Theatre, 254 N. Main St., Edwardsville, Illinois.
Costumes highly encouraged! Escape artistry by Dr. Judas Lynch, burlesque by Lola Van Ella, music by 18andCounting, the Only Ensemble, Kid Scientist, the River Kittens and Bobby Dazzlers. Food and cocktails! Thu., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at the door. https://www.facebook.com/events/839475836166358. City Museum, 701 N. 15th St., St. Louis, 314-231-2489.
Glow with Vino van Gogh
Paint, drink and be merry with Vino van Gogh. October events feature glow-in-the-dark paint — add it to your canvas to make eyes glow, the stars twinkle or any other touch you like. Vino van Gogh teams up with restaurants across the city, so you can enjoy their great food and drink while you relax and paint. Advance registration at www.VinoGogh.com — use online promo code "GLOWstlouis" to save $8. Thu., Oct. 29, 6:30-8:45 p.m., 866-390-9917, email@example.com, vinogogh.com/StLouis/Calendar.aspx. Cafe Ventana, 3919 W Pine Blvd., St. Louis.
Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, and Pepper’s Bar and Grill is throwing the best Halloween party in St. Louis! Join us all day for a scary good time! Grab your best costume and all your friends and enter our costume contest for fun prizes! Sat., Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m., free, 314-352-9909. Pepper's Bar & Grill, 5452 Gravois Ave., St. Louis.
Halloween Comic Fest and Sale
Halloween Comic Fest starts Saturday during the Halloween sale. Come out and get a free comic from selection. Show up in costume and get an extra 10 percent off of sale prices. Free comics Friday and Sunday, too. Fri., Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., free. 636-940-1244, firstname.lastname@example.org, comicbookrelief.com/slider/Halloween2015.jpg. Comic Relief, 2224 N. 3rd St., St Charles.
Halloween Costume Party Cruise
Dance the night away on a Halloween cruise featuring a DJ, costume contest, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The costume contest winner receives two tickets to the New Year's Eve cruise. Must be 21 or older to board. Sat., Oct. 31, $26. Gateway Arch Riverboats, 11 N. 4th St., St. Louis.
Halloween Movie Commons
The Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio and the Nine Network join forces to bring you a fun and spooky movie night under the stars. We'll be showing Little Shop of Horrors
(1960) and Night of the Living Dead
(1968) on the Public Media Commons’ two-story screen. The Fortune Teller Bar will bring a signature drink and a tarot card reader. Costumes optional. No masks or weapons. 21 and up only. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. Little Shop of Horrors screens at 7 p.m., and Night of the Living Dead at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 30, 6-11 p.m., $10 ticket includes one drink ticket and one food ticket, www.stlpublicradio.org/events/index.php. Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis.
Halloween Story Night
Join the Book House for an evening of hair-raising tales of horror from local authors and writers, including Jon Beidelschies, Stephen La Chance, Debbie Kupfer, Esther Luttrell and more. To add to the chilling atmosphere this evening, author Patrick Dorsey (Haunted Webster Groves) will be introducing the group to the supernatural Japanese parlor game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, or "A Gathering of One Hundred Supernatural Tales." As each storyteller tells their tale, a candle is extinguished, making the room darker and darker, drawing the spirits of the season closer. Fri., Oct. 30, 7-10 p.m., free admission, 314-968-4491, email@example.com, www.bookhousestl.com. The Book House, 7352 Manchester Road, Maplewood.
Hell Razor's Ball
Come one, come all, to the Hell Razor's Ball! Hosted by your favorite St. Louis paranormal team, 3 Girls in the Dark! Come hang in the haunted jail cells of Mad Art Gallery, get your fortune read by Shona of Divine Intuition, or take your chances communicating with the souls of the dead still lurking in the halls of the third precinct by playing with one of the many spirit boards available. This event is 21 and up. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, tarot-card readings by Shona, drink specials, appetizers, photo wall and more! Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $7-$10, 314-771-8230, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.3girlsinthedark.com/events/2015/10/31/hell-razors-ball-halloween-bash. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis.
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Halloween fun at Ballpark Village last year.
Come join Howl at the Moon for our annual Howl-O-Ween party! Featured drink specials are available all night long. Show off your best costume and win up to $500 in cash and prizes! Fri., Oct. 30, 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m., 314-736-4695, email@example.com, www.howlatthemoon.com/st-louis. Howl at the Moon, 601 Clark Ave., Unit J, in Ballpark Village, St. Louis.
Johnnie Brock's Dungeon Halloween Bash
Brock is a name synonymous with baseball in this town due to the incredible career of esteemed left fielder Lou Brock, but thanks to Johnnie Brock's Dungeon, the largest costume shop for miles around, it also conjures spook-tacular images of Halloween tricks and treats. Both worlds collide Halloween night as Ballpark Village (601 Clark Avenue; www.stlballparkvillage.com) presents the Johnnie Brock's Dungeon Halloween Bash for the 21-and-older crowd. The all-inclusive package includes a souvenir glow-in-the-dark cup, draft beer, house wine, live music from Dr. Zhivegas, access to four bars from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the opportunity to compete in the Halloween Bash costume contest for a $5,000 prize package. Admission is $40. Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. - 3 a.m., $40, www.stlballparkvillage.com. Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Avenue., St. Louis. 314-345-9481, www.stlballparkvillage.com.
A Mourning Hollow
Tesseract Theatre Company presents the world premiere of A Mourning Hollow
. Eight playwrights wrote a vignette that’s set in the fictional city of Plains Hollow, Missouri. These linked stories deal with the relationships in a small town as it celebrates at the annual Halloween festival. Begins Oct. 30. Sundays at 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 8, $5-$10, www.tesseracttheatre.org. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811.
Owls of Forest Park
Come learn about the owls of Forest Park! The Richmond Heights Memorial Library hosts Forest Park Owls: Hiding in Plain Sight, presented by Mark H.X. Glenshaw. Glenshaw’s talk will cover how he discovered these owls, basic facts about the species, and the different behaviors he has seen and documented with photos and videos to illustrate these behaviors. Bring the whole family! Admission is free. Thu., Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m., Free, 314-645-6202, firstname.lastname@example.org, rhml.lib.mo.us. Richmond Heights Community Center & Memorial Library, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights.
Peanuts the Great Pumpkin Patch Express
PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express arrives at St. Louis Union Station for 2015! The excursions, which are themed after Charles M. Schulz's classic story It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, depart from from historic Union Station’s train tracks. Guests will experience great views of St. Louis including Busch Stadium, the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River. Riders will listen to themed music and hear the narration of Schulz’s story by one of the PEANUTS™ crew members as the train travels along the rails. Fridays through Sundays. Continues through Nov. 1. $35-$65. 314-690-1105, email@example.com, www.stlpumpkinexpress.com. St. Louis Union Station, 1820 Market St., St. Louis.
Rocky Horror and a Little Bit More!
Enjoy the hits of that cult-classic musical, Rocky Horror Picture Show in revue! Join the cast as they bring you the hits you love as well as a few other fabulous spooktacular favorites! Soon to become a Halloween tradition, get your tickets while you can — your Halloween experience awaits you at the Emerald Room! Oct. 30-31, 7-8:30, 9-10:30 & 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., 22.00, 314-932-7003, www.buzzonstage.com/st-louis/the-cabaret-at-the-monocle-emerald-room/rocky-horror-and-a-little-bit-more. Emerald Room, 4510 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.
Slay Me! A GlitterBomb Halloween Spooktacular
This horrifyingly fierce show is packed with the city's most frightening and delightful entertainers! STL's favorite bearded queen, Siren, will be your hostess with performances by Rydyr, Kenadie St.James, Maxi Glamour, Princess DiAnal, Pinko, Gypsy Havoc, Jenna Cydal, Duchess, Aiden Control and Marquis Saturn Sanchez! DJs Charlie Buttons, Haunter, and CoCo Buttons will be mixing it up all night. Fri., Oct. 30, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $5 with a portion donated to PAWS/EFA, 314-479-9729, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/events/936178273124194. JJ's Clubhouse, 3858 Market St., St. Louis.
Spirits from the Past
Walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village filled with superstition and doubt. Watch as tales and stories from the 1800s are brought to life, and learn why townspeople were always cautious, especially at night! Sat., Oct. 24, 6-10:30 p.m., $6-$10, 636-798-2005, email@example.com, www.danielboonehome.com. Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, 1868 Highway F, Defiance.
TWR's Halloween Party & Costume Contest
The tradition is back for a seventh year! The Waiting Room Bar & Venue hosts our annual Halloween party and costume contest on Oct. 30, starting around 9 p.m. We have cash prizes for first through third places again this year, with first place taking home $100 and an amazing trophy by Todd Fischer, a mixed-media sculptor and artist. Second place pockets $50 and bragging rights, while third place gets a bar tab to drown out their sorrows. Fri., Oct. 30, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 314-890-8333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/events/162782434066957. The Waiting Room Bar, 10419 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann.
WILDE: Witches and Ho's
Calling all butches, trans girls, bi kids, kinky punks, cross dressers, queer folx, sassy fatties, qtpoc cuties, riot grrls, sissy bois, lipstick lesbians, poly divas, gender queers, leather mommies, hairy bearbies, gay dandies, fags, softball teams and pals! Don your sickest costumes to party Halloween style at WILDE, a monthly radical queer underground party! DJ Jillian will spin the beats. GutterGlitter is a group of quierdo feminists that throws underground parties for fellow marginalized citizens. Look for folx wearing glow sticks — we're keeping the space safe. $5 at the door, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Wed., Oct. 28, 10 p.m.-3 a.m., $5, 618-406-7904, email@example.com, www.facebook.com/events/1025567524143817/. The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive St., St. Louis.