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COVER STORY

Your Guide to Halloween in Orlando

A compendium of haunted pub crawls, costume contests, scare trails, horror movies and more

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Happy Halloween!


 

Oct. 26-Oct. 31

Plazaween Four-night Halloween block party with costume contests, live bands including Skindeep, Reel Big Fish and Trans Am, DJ music and drink specials. Various times Friday-Sunday, Wednesday, Oct. 31; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free-$10; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.

 

Oct. 26-27, Oct. 31

The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rich Weirdoes presents a shadow cast of the film with audience participation, props and costumes. 11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31; Universal Cineplex 20, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; visit website for details; 407-354-5998; richweirdoes.com.

 

Oct. 26-Nov. 5

The Twilight Zone: A Live Radio Play This community theater production stages four episodes of the classic television series, including "One for the Angels" directed by Tom Larkin, "The Hitch-Hiker" directed by Tabitha Rox, "The Midnight Sun" directed by Tara Corless and "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" directed by Robert Cunha. 8 p.m. Monday, Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $10-$18; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com. (Read our Selections preview of this event here.)

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

A Gorey Halloween at Redlight Redlight The bar hosts a group art show with works inspired by the illustrations of Edward Gorey; through Nov. 22. 8-11 p.m.; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; free; 407-893-9832; redlightredlightbeerparlour.com.


Avenge the Night: The Halloween Superhero Edition Superhero costume party features $4 themed shots, up to $500 in cash prizes for the best costume and music by DJ Chino and Guess Jeans Marc Sparks. 9 p.m.; Touch, 55 W. Church St.; call for price; 888-455-2634; touch-orlando.com.


Costume Changing Room Party Swap your old Halloween costume for a new(er) one, and enjoy free beer by Orlando Brewing, DJ music and dancing. 9 p.m.; Death By Pop-Up Shop, 1844 E. Winter Park Road; $5; 407-960-4745; deathbypopshop.com.


Dash for Dogs 5K & Halloween Pet Festival Reid Ewing from ABC's Modern Family hosts a fundraising walk, Halloween costume contests, a vendor fair, food trucks and live music. 7:30 a.m.-noon; Fort Mellon Park, 1000 E. First St., Sanford; donations accepted; dashfordogs.com.


Falcon Presents: Miss Carrion Pageant Compete in a Halloween costume contest, with music by DJ Stranger and up to $100 in bar tab and gift card prizes. 8 p.m. Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-2788; thefalconbar.com.