666 Ways to Celebrate Halloween 2021 in Halifax | Cultural festivals | Halifax, Nova Scotia
HHere’s the way to look at it with a half-full candy bag: Halloween falling on a Sunday this year means you’ve got a whole weekend of deception, treats, and partying ahead. How will you fill this time? The city’s gotchu with macabre good times, from monstrous movie screenings to petrifying parties. Here we’ve rounded up 666 (OK, okay, more like 21) fun ways to spend your Halloweekend. Thank us later and don’t forget to bring proof of vaccination and choose a costume that works with a mask.
The woman in black
Of course, the second piece of the season of Neptune is technically not a Halloween event, but the fact that it’s a ghost piece is our excuse for including it here. Based on the novel by Susan Hill, the play shows a menacing black woman terrorizing a rural community, while one of the townspeople hires a skeptical actor to tell her story.
October 20-November 14, Neptune Theater, 1593 Argyle Street, neptunetheatre.com for tickets and details
Bluenose Ghost Festival: Haunted House
Alderney Landing’s annual transformation into a haunted house, complete with fun extras like the Creighton Crypt Ride and mystical readings, returns to scare your pants off.
October 28-31, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., $ 10- $ 40
Halifax Ghost Walk Closing Weekend
This is your last chance this year to participate in the two-hour hike around downtown Halifax as part of the walking tour which offers recommendations from Planet alone and Forbes. The oldest self-proclaimed walking tour in North America, it departs at 8:30 p.m. from the Old Town Clock on Citadel Hill. Sign up and find more information at thehalifaxghostwalk.com.
October 28-30, 8:30 p.m., Citadelle, $ 10 – $ 20
Hansel and Gretel in the Garden of Edible Horrors
An open-air fireside performance of the Halloween-loving Villain’s Theater, this play takes a familiar fairy tale of two mooches getting lost in the woods and updates it for some big laughs and fun scares.
October 28-31, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Shubie Park, 30 John Breton Drive, Dartmouth, PWYC, tickethalifax.com
Cabaret at Good Robot (Halloween edition)
Unique live performances from local drag royalty Anna Mona-Pia, Racheal Lush, Mya Foxx, Zara Matrix, and Cobra await in Good Robot’s Mousetrap Room.
October 28, 8 p.m., Good Robot, 2736 Robie Street, $ 16.93 via eventbrite
Halloween River Haus
The spooky and crazy queens of Haus of Rivers bring chills and chills with this drag cabaret.
October 29, 8 p.m., Grafton Street Dinner Theater, 1741 Grafton Street, $ 27.54
Curse of the orchid with marrow, to sleep, overwhelmed
Gus’ Pub has a long tradition of making the most of the spookiest night of the year, and 2021 will be no different with this face-melting music warm-up showcase.
October 29, 9 p.m. to midnight, Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10
Retro Night Halloween w / Pineo & Loeb
The award-winning DJ duo heat up the dance floor of The Seahorse on this breathtaking evening.
October 29, 9 p.m., The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen Street, $ 9 / $ 12
The Phantom of the Opera with organist Shawn Whynot
Shawn Whynot brings the vintage way of watching movies to life: delivering a live soundtrack performance on the organ while the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera plays on the big screen. Widely regarded as one of the strangest films ever made, the film is still regarded as a landmark in film makeup, with Lon Chaney providing pure nightmare fuel as the titular ghost.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Bethany United Church, 7171 Clinton Ave, $ 15
Halifax Pride helps you organize this Halloween weekend with an outdoor dance party in Rogers Square (1626 Grafton Street) with a slew of local drag talent including event co-host Elle Noir – * and * RuPaul’s Drag Race star Silky nutmeg ganache.
October 30, 9 p.m., Rogers Square, 1626 Grafton Street, $ 20, tickets via eventbrite
Hellifax Film Festival
A mind-boggling horror movie marathon held at Saint Mary’s University, Hellifax offers a plethora of spooky shorts and spooky features. Check out the full two-day program at hellifax.com.
October 30-31, Saint Mary’s University, Sobey Building, 923 Robie Street, hellifax.com
RobieScope screens Blood quantum
A Mi’kmaq response to that of Jordan Peele Get out, this 2019 horror film traces a zombie apocalypse and the isolated native reserve that seems immune to the epidemic.
Oct 30, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Good Robot 2736 Robie Street, free
Scary Beary Bear Ball
The Halifax Bears welcome everyone to this private party full of moving, groovy and hair-raising good times.
October 30, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Mayflower Curling Club, 3000 Monaghan Drive, $ 22.23 via eventbrite / $ 25 at the door
Evil Deeds Halloween: MSTRKRFT with Karate Kactus
Toronto-based EDM duo MSTRKRFT rock the Dome dance floor with a mix of beats that will get you moving in this dreadful moment.
October 30, 9-3 a.m., The Dome, 1739 Grafton Street, $ 27.94 via eventbrite
Hellacaust w / Dumpster Mummy, Built for Sin, Halnova
Day two of Gus’ Pub’s Weekend of Noise mini-fest sees high octane rock music continue to cause some serious head butt, hellish fun.
October 30, 9 p.m. to midnight, Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10
Drink or treat yourself with the Ghoulblooms
Pull out your best fit for this costume party that promises to keep the mood going with plenty of spooky rock classics.
October 30, 10 p.m., Economy Shoe Store, 1663 Argyle Street, free
All Saints Eve UCW
Sebastian Suave of Smash Wrestling stars in this wrestling game which also sees local hero Moon Miss defending his title as the Atlantic Canada champion.
October 30, 7:15 p.m., Spryfield Lions’ Rink, 25 Drysdale Road, $ 20 – $ 25
Raise a little Helloween with the farewell town
A costumed concert featuring country rock Farewell Town.
October 30, 9 p.m. to midnight, Finbar’s Portland Hills, 635 Portland Hills Drive, Dartmouth
80s Glow Party with Maximum Overdrive
The Montes Showbar is the place to go if you want your Halloween to be a retro-riffy good time: 80s cover band Maximum Overdrive will be playing Me Decade hits all night long.
October 30, 8 p.m., Montes Showbar Grill, 245 Waverley Road, Dartmouth
Halloween process with coffin skate
An open-ended, costume-encouraged roller skating session at The Oval just might be the best pre-game tick or treat ever. Don’t forget to bring a helmet, protection and a buddy!
Oct 31 3 pm-5pm, The Emera Oval, 5775 Cogswell Street, free
RobieScope screens Hocus pocus
Good Robot’s six-year tradition of projecting the Sanderson Sisters’ story continues with this evening viewing.
Oct 31 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Good Robot, 2736 Robie Street, free
Gus’ Pub Spooktacular
Halloween splurges are on offer at this heated Electric Spoonful show starring Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset, Juicebox, and Good Dear Good.
October 31, 8 p.m., Gus’ Pub, 2605, rue Agricola, $ 10 / $ 7 with costume
Nightmare on Grafton Street
If The Dome is your place for you, we wouldn’t expect to find you anywhere else on the craziest night of the year, although the only event details so far are that the cover is $ 10 and bottle service is available.
October 31, 9 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Dome, 1732 Argyle Street, $ 10