Are you tired of sitting around, hoping that someone else will make plans for you this Halloweekend? Well worry no further! Here are some ideas to make this Halloween one to remember. We’ve listed a few of our favorite options to keep you occupied all weekend long (and yes, this weekend is starting on Thursday…get on our level).
Everyone knows that Halloweekend is a 4 day affair. Whether or not you have an 8 a.m. on Friday, this Thursday you are going out! Are you in the party type of mood? Then be sure to check out UR Halloween Bar Party at Waterstreet Music Hall. For a measly $5 cover charge you can rage with your besties, get in a dfmo with a stranger, and enter a costume contest. Doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 2 a.m. (#wild). 18 and over with valid UR ID and State ID.
If bumping and grinding isn’t your thing this Thursday night, might I recommend checking out MAG Museum of the Dead. This Thursday night from 9:00 p.m. until midnight, the Memorial Art Gallery will be hosting a night filled with music, art, performances, fortune tellers, palm readings, costume decorating, local vendors, booze (i.e. whisky tasting), and much more. Check out the Facebook Page for more information about registering and buying tickets ($10 presale, $12 at door). Must be 21 or older with valid State ID. https://www.facebook.com/events/973555266000674/
Want to spend a quiet night preparing for the big weekend out? Head to Rochester’s favorite hipster movie spot and see a film at the Little Theatre (https://thelittle.org/calendar-node-field-date/day/2015-10-29). Located a mere 2 miles from campus on East Avenue, this movie theatre brings blockbusters and indie films alike to the public for $5. The line up of films for Thursday includes “Goodnight Mommy”, a perfect horror film to set the mood for the rest of the weekend.
Obviously most of us will be spending the majority of our day prepping our homes, bodies, and minds for the weekend. If you do have some free time on Friday check out The Great Escape Room at 1150 University Ave, Building 5 Suite 012A.
“The Great Escape Room is a real-life room escape game based on the popular computer and mobile phone escape games. Escape games are the newest craze sweeping the nation – a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! After entering a room with your team, the door is locked behind you. 60 minutes are on the clock! You must work together in order to find clues and solve puzzles that will lead you to your escape. It is part scavenger hunt and part puzzle game. Only about 20% of groups are able to meet the challenge and escape in time!” http://thegreatescaperoom.com/
Nothing to do during the evening? Check out Dark Matter Scream Works “Rochester’s ONLY Indoor Scream Park Haunted House”. They have a Zombie Paint Ball game…Need I say more? http://darkmatterscreamworks.com/.
We get it, everyone loves College Town. It’s basically the best thing to happen to Rochester since the Garbage Plate. So why not enjoy your favorite location, with man’s best friend, and also food… lots of food. From noon to 4 p.m. College Town will be hosting a “Halloween Harvest & Dog Parade”! The event will consist of dogs in costumes, beer and cider tasting, cookie decorating (thank you Constantino’s), Pumpkin carvings, story time, and much more. Also, this event is F-R-E-E (you have no reason not to go), however donations are highly encouraged and will go to help animals in need. Basically, if you have a heart then you should donate. Here’s a link to the Facebook event! https://www.facebook.com/events/407330649463900/
What’s that you say? You want both music AND food? Well lucky for you, I have the perfect option, a live concert at the beloved and delicious Dinosaur Bar-B-Que! The night will feature band Teagan & The Tweeds in their one night only “Rocking Halloween Party”. Located at 99 court street, a 5 minute drive from River Campus, this BBQ joint will not only fill your stomach but also your soul… with music that is. Concert starts at 10 p.m. I recommend the Mac ‘N Cheese. Happy noshing! http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/
If you don’t like HBO or Game Of Thrones are you really even a college student? Don’t want to stray too far from campus this Halloween? Then be sure to check out the showing of Game of Thrones: The Red Wedding this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons (also, there will be free swag). Just make sure to prepare yourself. Tissues will be necessary.
While some of us might be in recovery mode, there are those of us who won’t want the party stop. Sunday is no day for the weary. Even if Halloween is technically over, Fall is still in full swing! Spend your day at Whittier Fruit Farm picking apples, browsing through the vendors, buying produce, and taking in the scenery. Just a 15 minute drive from campus this awesome farm is located at 219 Whittier Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Check our their website at http://www.whittierfruitfarm.com/.
In keeping with the holiday spirit take a stroll through Mount Hope Cemetery on a guided tour! Learn history, fun facts, symbolism, and more as you meander through the cemetery for 2 hours of leisure. Meet at North Gatehouse, Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive at 2:00 p.m. Admission cost is $5. http://www.fomh.org/Events/SpecialTours/