If you still haven't solidified plans for All Hallow's Eve, don't fret–we've got you covered. Check out our guide to Halloween weekend in Philly for all sorts of spooky festivities, from a full-blown costume ball to a tribute to MJ's "Thriller." We have your Dia de los Muertos–or Day of the Dead–celebrations planned too, including parties, festivals, museum tours, and more. No tricks, just plenty of treats all weekend long. Happy Halloween! Friday, October 31st-Sunday, November 2nd, various locations.
Get jazzy tonight at Woodmere Art Museum with a Halloween-themed Friday night music special: Playing the Boos. The band will play jazz riffs inspired by classic tunes like “Ghostbusters,” "Monster Mash,” “Thriller,” and themes from The Munsters and The Addams Family. The Victorian mansion will be decked out for the holiday, with tricks, treats, spooky stories, and a night of live music fit for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Friday, October 31st, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $22 or $12 for members, Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue.
Get the first glance at Theatre Exile's latest production–Red Speedo–before opening night next week. The play follows an Olympic hopeful who stumbles upon a cooler filled with performance-enchancing drugs. It was penned by Lucas Hnath, dubbed one of "the brightest new voices of his generation" by The New York Times. The Philadelphia premiere of the deliciously dark and provocative comedy can be previewed all weekend at Studio X. Friday, October 31st-Sunday, November 2nd, various times, $10-25, Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street.
If you're going to be forced to wear polyester-blend costumes tonight, you may as well be sipping cocktails, right? Head to International House for Night of the Philly Dead, a spine-chilling bash complete with a zombie-themed dance party, tunes by DJ Skeme Richards, eats provided by TV Chef Barbie Marshall, craft beer and themed cocktails, a costume competition, and much more. Tickets can be purchased online. Friday, October 31st, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $50-65, International House Philly, 3701 Chestnut Street.
If you're not already resembling something out of Night of the Living Dead come Saturday, get your (all day) drink on at the Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl. It's making stops at all the wicked watering holes around the city. Costumes and devilish behavior are encouraged. Tickets can be purchased online. Saturday, November 1st, 12 p.m.-2 a.m., $10-30, various locations.
Food and wine? Say no more. Chaddsford Winery will host 22 food trucks over two days this weekend, along with live, outdoor music and all the fine reds and whites your oenophilic soul could desire. Wine tastings are only $10 on Saturday and Sunday in honor of the event! For a full list of food trucks, click here. Saturday, November 1st-Sunday, November 2nd, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA.
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