Things are starting to get spooky around Lowell. Check out all the great events and activities happening during Halloween week!
Tuesday October 27
UN-Scary Halloween Celebration
10:30AM | Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St
Wear your costume and get into the Halloween spirit! Our annual UN-scary Halloween celebration is full of stories, rhymes, and songs. All children and their grownups are welcome, no registration required.
Toast to Autumn: A Wine & Beer Tasting
6-8:30PM | Charles Towers Rehearsal Hall, 132 Warren St
Join us for a casual evening with friends old and new to celebrate the autumn season and support your professional theatre. All proceeds help Merrimack Repertory Theatre continue to dream big. We'll be partnering with Tutto Bene and Navigtation Brewing to provide a range of wines and local craft beers to sample and purchase. Tickets are $50 per person - Purchase online or call 978-654-4678.
Wednesday October 28
Dracula Double Feature
2PM and 7PM showings | Showcase Cinemas Lowell, 32 Reiss Ave
A double-feature event of the classic 1931 vampire film Dracula will be in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Along with the iconic Bela Lugosi version, horror fans will have the opportunity to see the Spanish language version shot at night with a different cast.
Make & Take: Paint a Pumpkin Party!
6PM | Cafe UTEC, 41 Warren St
Paint, carve, decorate or bedazzle your own pumpkin masterpiece, with guidance from local artists. Want to do something more than a traditional jack-o-lantern this year? Be inspired at this family-friendly pumpkin-decorating workshop! Drop-in as you please between 6 and 8PM, buy a pumpkin (please don't bring your own) to decorate and work alongside local artists to create a pumpkin masterpiece as unique as you are. Various decorating stations will be set up and all materials are included when you purchase a pumpkin. Free Admission! Hot cider and seasonal treats will be available for purchase.
Lantern Tour at Lowell Cemetery
6PM | 77 Knapp Ave
This tour has been CANCELED.
Thursday October 29
John Carpenter's "Halloween" Screening
7:30PM | Showcase Cinemas Lowell, 32 Reiss Ave
After John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN premiered in a theatre in Kansas City, Missouri on October 25th, 1978, the horror film took the country by storm. Over 35 years later, it has earned the title of one of the most successful independent horror films of all time, launched a huge franchise and has been making audiences scream ever since its debut.
Friday October 30
"Tales of Halloween" screening
7:35 and 9:45PM | The Luna Theater, 250 Jackson St
Eleven directors, renowned for their contribution to the horror movie genre, have joined forces to create a series of interconnected stories, each with a unique Halloween theme. Ten short films have been woven together by a shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Halloween Bash 2015
6PM | Lowell Makes, 47 Lee St
Want to give your Halloween costume a dry run before the big day? What better place than Lowell Makes, where you can make those last minute tweaks to get all the details just right? Then you'll be happy to learn that Lowell Makes is having our Halloween Party on October 30th, the night before Halloween. So come join us for fun, food, music on All Hallows' Eve Eve. We encourage you to bring guests, and ask for either a pot-luck dish, or a "tool-luck" contribution (any small hand tool in good condition).
The World is Square Halloween Party
10PM | Thirsty First, 280 Central St
Pre-Halloween Costume Party featuring The World Is Square! Can't wait to put on that costume you've spent so much time working on? Neither can we! Come on down in your costumes & win some prizes! 1st Prize - Overall Creativity & Accuracy - Best Costume ~ $100. 2nd Prize - Scariest Costume ~ $25 Gift Card to Thirsty First. 3rd Prize - Funniest Costume ~ $25 Gift Card to Thirsty First.
Saturday October 31 (Boo!)
Monster Movie Marathon at The Luna Theater
Starting at 12:05PM | Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson Street,4th Floor
$5 admission gets you all-day access to screenings at 12:05, 2:05, 4:05, 6:05, 8:05, 10:05. Just like Weirdo Wednesdays, you won't know what movie you'll see until you arrive. Come and go as you please, but remember that seats are first come, first served. Wear a costume and be entered to win a four-ticket pack to a future Luna Theater screening!
City of Lowell Trick-or-Treat Hours
6-8PM | Throughout the City of Lowell
Halloween in the Kitchen featuring Wreck Shop Movement and J Connection
8PM | Hi-Hat at Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson Street, 4th Floor
Spend your Halloween night surrounded by live music and the best of your local hip hop scene. NO ADMISSION. COSTUME REQUIRED. Bar on site. Live performances from J Connection and Slam Kitchen as well as freestyle cyphers and a performance from Wreck Shop Movement!!
HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEN at UnchARTed
8PM | UnchARTED Gallery, 103 Market St
This Halloween, come party at UnchARTed Gallery with P.N.D.B., the Quaker Canons, Big Kill, The Big Big Bucks, and The Party Band!Drinks/Pizza/Tunes/Pals/Fun/Tricks/Treats.
Halloween Party with Fitch's Brew Band
8:30PM | Olympia's Zorba Music Hall, 439 Market St
Halloween Party: Fitch's Brew Band w/ Special Guest: DJ JJ Wright. Dinner reservations start at 7PM, Admission $10.00 and Cash Prizes for Best Costumes.
9PM | The Last Safe, 160 Merrimack St
Hide under the covers and be Safe on Hal-o-Ween with Hal Holiday and the Tones. A night of great music, costumes, and fun at the Last Safe. 21+, $5 at the door, and plenty of spooky surprises! Doors open at 9PM.
Halloween Show with the Four Legged Faithful
9PM | The Back Page, 15 Kearney Sq
The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres.
Alligator Wine: Halloween Night at Dudley's
9:30PM | Dudley's, 19 Merrimack St
Bring out your dead! The black cat is out of the bag! Alligator Wine will be officially playing Dudley's, in Downtown Lowell, on Halloween night. Make sure to wear a costume, as there will certainly be a costume contest, as well as some other tricks, or treats! We plan on rocking the house, you don't want to miss it!