Halloween is swiftly approaching, and while many arts organizations are used to wearing costumes and embodying other people year round, everyone really amps up the creepy factor in October. Check out our Top 5 Halloween Weekend Picks below, and don’t say we didn’t warn you. (Consider this your warning: These events are guaranteed to be…an eerily great time!)
- Dead Can Dance
Exhale Dance Tribe
This contemporary dance group tell all kinds of stories with mesmerizing physicality. For this year’s fan-favorite Dead Can Dance, Exhale teams up with Physical Productions and features an aerial silks artist to bring to life this tale of longing, set in an underworld filled with dancing ghosts. Oh, and you only have two chances to see it.
- The Other Rhine – A Lovecraftian Horror Story
Hit The Lights! Theatre Co. and Know Theatre
Take one part storytelling, one part haunted house and one part interplay between light and shadow and you’ve got the perfect Halloween theater recipe. Conjured by Know Theatre and New York City’s Hit the Lights! Theatre Co., The Other Rhine is an immersive, site-specific tour of The Mockbee that weaves a terrifying tale in the vein of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror fiction. Wear good walking shoes, and whatever you do, don’t drink the water.
- Art After Dark: Into the Hallow’s Night
Cincinnati Art Museum
Enter if you dare! Venture into the second most haunted museum in the country at this month’s Art After Dark: Into the Hallow’s Night! This guaranteed spooky evening includes live music from DJ DIAMOND, Halloween-inspired dance performances by Pones Inc., food from Red Sesame, and free tours of special exhibition Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth
- Price Hill Day of the Dead Festival
From a traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration to the fifth anniversary party for MYCincinnati, the Price Hill Day of the Dead Festival is five days of community connection and collaboration. Free workshops and art-making activities take place all weekend, too. This is the perfect family Halloween treat.
- Pulp – a noir-style comedy
A 1930s film-noir comedy, Pulp stars a down-on-his-luck gumshoe who takes on the genres of science fiction, romance, adventure, and horror as they combine to reveal what really lurks between the lines. A little comedy to lighten the horror-heavy mood is just what the doctor ordered.