Seven Halloween Events You May Not Know About (Until Now)
Every year, St. Louis’ spookiest season offers some of the biggest parties and gatherings in the city, drawing costumed crowds from all over. From the Halloween Bash at the legendary Lemp Mansion to the Central West End’s Halloween street party, there’s certainly no shortage of festivities.
But just in case big parties aren’t your thing or you’re simply looking for a change of pace this year, we’ve gathered some of St. Louis’ other Halloween events featuring a range of activities, including concerts, movie screenings and more. No matter your preference, St. Louis’ Halloween season has something for everyone.
Oct. 20: NOT SO QUIET! “Misfits” Tribute Concert, featuring We Bite
There will be a “Misfits” tribute concert featuring the horror punk band, We Bite, from 7-8pm Thursday, Oct. 20 at the St. Louis Public Library. The event is part of the library’s “NOT SO QUIET!” concert series, which offers free live music every third Thursday of the month. Due to the language and theme, parental discretion is advised for this performance.
1301 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis
Oct. 27: “Shaun of the Dead” Halloween Movie Night
Threshold Film Arts presents a Halloween-themed “Threshold Thursdays” film event, with a screening of “Shaun of the Dead” from 7:30-10:30pm Thursday, Oct. 27 at The London Tea Room. The event is free to attend, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Doors open at 7pm and seating is limited to 45 people, so early arrival is encouraged.
3128 Morganford Road, Tower Grove South
Oct. 28-30: Exhibition Opening + Halloween Eve Dance Party
White Flag Projects presents a group exhibition and pop-up shop, “MAKE Skateboards,” from 8-10pm Friday, Oct. 28 and a Halloween Eve Dance Party at 9pm Sunday, Oct. 30 at White Flag Projects’ gallery space in The Grove. “MAKE Skateboards” features a limited-edition, custom line of skateboards designed by contemporary artists. The Halloween Eve Dance Party is free to attend, and guests must be 18+. Costumes are encouraged.
4568 Manchester Ave., The Grove
Oct. 29: Costume Party + Latin Dancing
The Convergence Dance and Body Center is hosting an evening of tango music and dancing—with a touch of Halloween flair—from 9pm-12am Saturday, Oct. 29. Guests are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes and spend the night dancing tango to a mix of traditional tango music, neotango, pop, and blues music. The cover for the event is $10, and refreshments are provided.
7700 Clayton Road, Clayton
Oct. 29: 2016 St. Louis Brewers Guild Beer Festival + Halloween Party
The St. Louis Brewers Guild invites guests to celebrate the Halloween season with a beer festival from 1-5pm Saturday, Oct. 29 in Lafayette Park. The annual fall beer festival is a 21+ event that showcases local brewers, and offers live music, food, Halloween costumes and more. This year’s event will feature more than 35 different breweries in St. Louis. Tickets for the event can be purchased online.
1699 Mississippi Ave., Lafayette Square
Oct. 30: Black Cinema Club: Double Feature + Halloween Edition
This month’s Black Cinema Club film screening is a Halloween-inspired double feature from 3-6pm Sunday, Oct. 30 at Blank Space. Organized to promote appreciation for film and Black culture, October’s gathering presents a screening of “Def By Temptation,” directed by James Bond III, and “Ganja & Hess,” directed by Bill Gunn. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes to the event.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
Oct. 30: Thrills & Chills at the St. Louis Symphony
The St. Louis Symphony presents a one-night-only Halloween-themed concert, “Thrills & Chills,” at 3pm Sunday, Oct. 30 at Powell Hall in Grand Center. The special performance will be conducted by Stephen Mulligan, and will feature festive favorites like John Williams’ “The Imperial March,” (from the movie Star Wars) and “Night on Bald Mountain” (from the movie Fantasia). Tickets for the concert can be purchased online.
718 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
Featured image by Dan Howard