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Your Halloween Round Up:
The Scary and Sweet Happenings in ATX
by Annie Doyle
This week we’re taking a look at the thrills and frights happening in Austin this Halloween season. Whether you’re looking for absolute terror or a fun social hour, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s holiday desire!
LOOKING FOR A SCARE?
Nothing completes the Halloween season like a good scary movie. Join the Austin Film Society for a movie screening that will take you into the twilight zone between cinema and horror. Screenings run through October 28, so get your tickets now.
When: Oct 27-28
Where: AFS Cinema, 6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd.
If you’re looking for a seriously good fright, this is the one is for you! The House of Torment will get your adrenaline pumping as you step into a horror scene featuring clowns, terrifying adventures and spooky sets.
When: October 18-31, November 3-4, November 10-11, 7:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Where: House of Torment Haunted Attraction, 2632 Ridgepoint Drive
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING EVERYONE WILL ENJOY?
Planet K is lighting up the sky this Halloween. Festivities include community fair booths and activities, and all proceeds go towards those affected by hurricane Harvey.
When: Tuesday, October 31, 9:30 p.m.
Where: East of Pleasant Valley Rd, behind Krieg Field
Come dressed to impress with your best Halloween costume at Aviator Pizza’s Elgin and South Congress location. Be prepared to strike a pose for one of the staff members, and the photo receiving the most likes on the location’s Facebook page will win some amazing restaurant discounts.
When: Thursday, October 26 — Tuesday, October 31
Where: Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse, 6501 S. Congress Ave, 18810 Highway 290 E.
Kick off your Halloween weekend with The Barre Code … literally! Get your sweat on with a poolside kickboxing class followed by a Halloween-themed pool party at the Austin Motel. To top off the event, the winner of the optional costume contest will get a free month at The Barre Code. Count us in! Tickets are $25.
When: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Austin Motel, 1220 South Congress Avenue
FAMILIES? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
Support the Austin Parks Foundation while enjoying an evening of pumpkin smashing, candy walks and costume contests, along with a special showing of “Hocus Pocus”. The evening will truly be a Halloween Spelltacular event! Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children.
When: Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Palm Park, 711 East 3 rd St.
Come prepared for some chills and thrills as you enjoy “boo-tiful” music with the family. Dress in your favorite costume for the Halloween feature piece of Peter and the Wolf.
Where: AISD Performing Arts Center, 1783, 1925 E 51 st St.
When: Sunday, October 29, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thinkery is celebrating Halloween this year with activity stations that let you create your own spooky sound and face your fear of freaky foods. Come dressed in your frightful attire for a chance to win special prizes. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for children.
Where: Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.
When: Friday, October 27, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
LOOKING FOR A DINING EXPERIENCE?
Sonya Coté and guest chef Chris Sayegh will be creating a spine-tingling dinner menu which will be served at the enchanting Springdale Farm. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Make your reservations today!
When: Saturday, October 28, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Eden East