Where to drink and party in Orlando for Halloween
Published: October 23, 2013
Through Oct. 31
Phantasmagoria IV: Hell Hath Risen A group of gory tales penned in blood and acid and enacted by the deliciously costumed dancers, contortionists and puppeteers of DiDonna Productions. 8:30 p.m. on select nights; Mandell Theatre, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20, visit website for dates and showtimes; 407-328-9005; redchairproject.com.
Through Nov. 1
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Kids trick-or-treat around the park with the characters, plus live entertainment on Main Street, U.S.A, a Mickey’s Boo-to-You parade and a Disney Villains Dance Mix and Mingle. Various times on select dates; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $59, visit website for select dates; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.com/halloween.
Through Nov. 2
Halloween Horror Nights 23 Picture an amusement park of frights, complete with elaborate haunted houses based off shows and movies such as the Cabin in the Woods and the Walking Dead, plus gory scareactors roaming the streets and live shows playing throughout the park. 6:30 p.m. on select nights; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $38-$91; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com.
Through Nov. 4
The Twilight Zone Four episodes of the classic TV series directed by Jim Cundiff, Tom Larkin, Jennifer Rea and Tabitha Rox. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Monday; Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave.; $18; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com.
Through Nov. 10
Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker Orlando Shakes dramatic production adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker and directed by Michael Carleton. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20-$40; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org.
Through Nov. 15
HDia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Group art show. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.
How They Croaked Learn about how famous people died and the stories behind their lives. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.
Night of the Dancing Dead Zombie Dance Party With DJs 7love vs. BNDETO, FrankasurusFresh, Chrill. 10 p.m. Wednesday; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $2-$4; 407-999-2570; backbooth.com.
Orlando Zombie Ball Orlando Weekly hosts the magazine’s first costume Halloween blowout, and this spooky shindig lands you with free drinks for the first hour, live entertainment and performances on stage, plus you can compete in a costume contest with the chance to win up to $1,000 in cash prizes. Costumes are mandatory, so don’t be caught dead (or undead!) without one. 8 p.m. Wednesday; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$15; 407-377-0400; orlandozombieball.com.