Compiled by Kerri Hughes
Halloween weekend is upon us, and Camel City is celebrating the only way it knows how – with a variety of both family friendly and adult activities! Keep reading to book up your weekend (in between trick-or-treating, of course)!
Know of any other public Halloween events going on? Email us at editor [at] camelcitydispatch.com and we’ll add it in!
WFU Balinese Gamelan Concert
Thursday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Brendle Recital Hall
Come see the inaugural concert by the Wake Forest University Gamelan Ensemble. For more information, click HERE
“Frankenstein” Double Feature
Thursday, October 29, 9:00 p.m.
Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co., 840 Mill Works Street, Suite 110
Piedmont Wind Symphony, RiverRun International Film Festival, and Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co. are collaborating for an exciting double feature! Following the performance of “FRANKENSTEIN!” by PWS at R.J. Reynolds Auditorium the party continues at Hoots Roller Bar for a showing of “Bride of Frankenstein” and an evening of Halloween merriment and libations. Come out to this thrilling performance by the Piedmont Wind Symphony and hang out until the wee hours of the night with musicians, film-buffs, bar regulars, WS Celebrities, and other scary creatures. For more information, click HERE
Day of the Dead Exhibition
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. now through December 11
Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology, Wingate Road on WFU campus
FREE, donations gratefully appreciated
Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology’s annual exhibition, “Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico,” is now open. The museum has been offering Day of the Dead exhibits and programming for more than 20 years. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a traditional Mexican ofrenda, an altar with food and beverage offerings, flowers, candles, sugar skulls and photos of deceased family members. The Museum welcomes patrons to contribute to the exhibit by placing photos of deceased family and friends on the altar. For more information, click HERE
Skate & Scare – Halloween on Ice
Friday, October 30, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Annex, 421 W 27th Street
$7 admission, $3 skates
Join in for the 5th Annual Skate and Scare! Come Skate in your favorite Halloween Costume, listen to spooky music, and go from station to station and collect Candy as you trick or treat! There is nothing COOLER than Halloween on Ice! For more information, click HERE
Shuffle at Coffee Park ARTS
Friday, October 30, 8:30 p.m.
Coffee Park ARTS, 251 N Spruce Street
FREE admission, $5 entry fee for contest
Open Mike Night Contest at Coffee Park ARTS. $5 entry, winner takes half the gate. For more information, click HERE
Wake Forest presents The Importance of Being Earnest
October 30-31 & November 5-7, 7:30 p.m., and November 1, 2:00 p.m.
Scales Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre, 1834 Wake Forest Road
Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for children, $7 for students
Wake Forest presents a rendition of Oscar Wilde’s comedy masterpiece of handbags and train stations, cucumber sandwiches and frivolous deceptions, Buburyists and christenings – and “Love.” For tickets, click HERE
Small Batch Boos and Brews
Friday, October 30, 4:00 p.m.-Sunday, November 1, 1:00 a.m.
Small Batch Beer Co., 241 W 5th Street
Like the Geto Boys said so eloquently…”This Year Halloween Fell on a Weekend.” Join in all weekend long in celebrating All Hallows’ Eve. It will be full of ghosts, goublins and a Small Batch Halloween inspired vertical with Small Batch’s taps taken over by all the spices you’ve come to love from the fall season and some Small Batch experiments done by a nutty professor! For more information, click HERE
Honkey Tonk Halloween at The Garage
6pm until 1 (or after)
The Garage – 110 W 7th St, Winston-Salem
admission is 8$ without costume and 6$ with.
Get your Halloween Honkey Tonk on with the bo Stevens, truckstop preachers, a costume contest and more! For more information, click HERE
WS Symphony Concert for Kids
Saturday, October 31, 3:00 p.m.
Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road
$7 for children, $18 for adults
The Winston-Salem Symphony is presenting its first Discovery Concerts for Kids performance of the 2015-2016 season. This concert is sure to delight young ghosts and goblins with Halloween themed music of past and present. For tickets, click HERE