Where to drink and party in Orlando for Halloween
Published: October 23, 2013
Suspiria This 1977 Italian horror film starring Jessica Harper is as visually stunning as it is horrifyingly gory. 8 p.m. Wednesday; Eden Bar at the Enzian, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; free; 407-629-1088; enzian.org.
The Central Florida Zoo Presents Fear to Fascination Debunk common myths about scary creatures. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.
Downtown Orlando Ghost Tour Join American Ghost Adventures for a stroll through downtown, with stories of the paranormal and tours of haunted buildings. 8 p.m. nightly; Harry Buffalo, 129 W. Church St.; $30; americanghostadventures.com.
Halloween Hustle 5K The Junior League of Greater Orlando hosts a kids fun run and 5K run/walk, complete with live music and more. 6-9 p.m. Thursday; Baldwin Park, New Broad and Jake streets; free; 386-216-1602.
How to Survive Weres, Vamps and Shifters Learn about avoiding these supernatural creatures. 3 p.m. Thursday; Eatonville Branch Library, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.
RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead The guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 insert their commentary during a screening of the zombie movie. 8 p.m. Thursday; various theaters; visit website for details; fathomevents.com.
Howl-O-Scream Thirteen evils roam the park, with haunted houses, scare zones and live entertainment. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Busch Gardens, 3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa; $48; 888-800-5447; seaworldparks.com.
Oct. 24-Nov. 2
A Petrified Forest: Museum of Mayhem Outdoor haunted scare trail featuring live bands, food, laser tag and backstage tours. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 1360 State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $15; 407-468-6600; apetrifiedforest.com.
Oct. 24, Oct. 31
Titanic The Experience Ghost Tour Hear paranormal stories that have happened at the exhibition as told by the staff. 5 p.m. Thursday; Titanic – The Experience, 7324 International Drive; $21.95; 407-248-1166; titanictheexperience.com.
Eighth Annual Costumes for a Cause Guys With Ties Philanthropy’s Halloween party features costume contests, free cocktails, dancing and music to support Make A Wish Foundation and Servant’s Heart Center. 8:30 p.m. Friday; Vain, 22 S. Magnolia Ave.; $25-$35; 407-835-3590;guyswithties.org.
Ghost Stories Roam through the gardens while listening to spooky stories and enjoying refreshments. 6 p.m. Friday; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $10; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
Halloweenie Roast with Alice Cooper, Bullet for my Valentine, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Heaven’s Basement Heavy metal music. 6 p.m. Friday; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; $19.50-$49.50; 407-823-6006; cfearena.com.
Return of the Living Punk: The Shitfits, Totalimortal, Skeletons of Society Live punk music. 9 p.m. Friday; The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.; $5; 407-246-1419; thesocial.org.