Boston Grown-Ups Museum – Fright Night
For one night only, Boston Children’s Museum is putting on its big-kid pants and getting ready to party. Put on a costume and indulge your young-at-heart spirit as you compete in the best costume challenge. Explore interactive exhibits and even attempt to build a “big kid” sized fort. With all-night dancing and a spooky atmosphere provided by KISS 108’s very own DJ Rich DiMare, this’ll be a museum event to remember.
Boston Children’s Museum. 308 Congress St., Boston. 7-11pm/21+/$25. eventbrite.com/e/boston-grown-ups-museum-tickets-15137976094
Illegally Blind Halloween Party
Vundabar, Creaturos, the Televibes, Mini Dresses, and Wakes have gotten together to throw you a musically charged evening that will for sure get you in the Halloween spirit. With a wide variety of talent, the Middle East will be packed with good times and good vibes. To add to the awesomeness of the night, if you come in costume you get a discounted ticket. It’s these kinds of price-based deals that Halloween is all about.
The Middle East Upstairs. 472 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 8-11:59pm/18+/$12, $10 with costume. facebook.com/events/757515511061256
MFA College Night: Throwback Thursday
Travel back to the 17th century and beyond as the MFA presents to you its Throwback Thursday college night. Indulge in the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer with some free gelato from Taste Café, then groove on down to the Shapiro Family Courtyard with music by Groovin’ You. If 17th-century art isn’t your thing, you can check out some Herb Ritts photographs like the iconic black and white photo of Madonna. And if that isn’t your thing either, well, you’ve got an entire museum to check out, don’t you?
Museum of Fine Arts. 465 Huntington Ave, Boston. 6:30pm-9:00pm/18+/FREE. mfa.org/programs/special-event/college-night-2015
16th Annual Boston Halloween Bike Ride 2015
Get your spook on in a spooky, scary, fun bike ride throughout Boston. Slither through the streets in costume as you bike towards a secret outdoor dance party that you’ll only find after throwing caution (but not too much) to the wind and trusting the hundreds of strangers you’ll be cycling with. If that’s too much intensity for you, there will be ride marshals that will keep you safe and make sure to tell you when to turn. You can’t have Halloween fun without a little sense of safety.
Copley Square. 560 Boylston St., Boston. 7-10pm/18+/FREE. halloweenbikeride.net
The Boston Common Costume Dash 5K
Run! At the first annual Boston Common Costume Dash 5k this Saturday. Put on your spookiest costume and race through the heart of Boston alongside hundreds of other runners. Once your five kilometers of pure adrenaline have been fulfilled, kick back and party at Beantown Pub, Pour House Boston, Barracuda Tavern, the Rattlesnake, and Globe Bar & Café. If that isn’t enough to convince you to get your jog on, the event supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Run for a good cause.
Copley Square. 560 Boylston St., Boston. 7:30am-noon/all ages/$50. costumedash.com
Is there really a better way to come down from your Halloween-night high than with some $1 oysters? You read that right: $1. Not $10, not $100, but $1. “But how is this possible?” you may be asking yourself. Well, I’m not super sure, but it’s happening, and you should take advantage of it, because oysters don’t come cheap. If the prospect of cheap oysters isn’t convincing enough, than perhaps a delightful brunch with live a cappella music might be.
The Lansdowne Pub. 9 Lansdowne St., Boston. Noon-4pm/all ages/$1. facebook.com/events/879372945461491