The Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org
) invites all the adult ghouls and goblins to Spirits In The Garden: Creepy Crawl
from 6 to 9 p.m. on Halloween night. Get spooked at the chance to don a costume, hit the dance floor, and sample ghoul-approved cocktails with names such as Casper's Punch and The Haunted Moon made by distilleries specializing in botanical-infused drinks. If you're not planning to drink don't get scared -- designated drivers get in for half the cost, and can still enjoy themselves. There's also be a cash bar and a costume contest, with awards for originality, creepiness, couples and best botanical inspiration. Your kid self will be jealous that you actually get to stay out past trick-or-treat time on this special night -- just don't toilet paper anyone's house once it's over. Admission is $20 to $30, or $15 for designated drivers.
Fri., Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m., 2014