Weekend 10.31-11.2: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope you’re ready to get scared because Somerville is getting downright spooky this weekend. From a family-friendly block party in East Somerville and grown-up parties all over town to a haunted maze and Dia de los Muertos taco brunch, there’s something for everyone. We’ve got a sampling of the happenings below, but be sure to check out our full calendar for all the listings.

And though it seems early, it’s already time to think about what you’re serving at Thanksgiving if you plan to order a fresh, local turkey. Check out the places in Somerville offering them this year.

Brass Union back bar


Halloween Block Party: Come to the East Somerville Main Streets final block party of the season tonight to celebrate Halloween with games, candy and a photo shoot. Stop by to show off your costume before heading out to trick-or-treat.

Halloween Parties for Adults: Kids shouldn’t have all the fun on Halloween, which is why there are several grown-up celebrations happening in Somerville. Aeronaut Brewing’s Halloween Extravaganza will have live music, food from Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and a costume contest. Brass Union is hosting Nightmare in Union Square, complete with a dance party, costume contest and special cocktails and desserts. And Highland Kitchen’s usual Tuesday night karaoke was moved to Friday this week for the Third Annual Halloween Costume Bash.

Pumpkins small


The Armory of Horror: Not quite done with Halloween? You’re in luck because the Armory of Horror continues on Saturday. Take a trip through the haunted maze–if you dare–on Saturday night or bring the kids on Saturday afternoon for family day.

Tomes of Terror: Nevermore: Saturday is also your last chance to see the Post-Meridian Radio Players perform some of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known work adapted for radio. The show features live actors in front of microphones and live sound effects on stage.

Muertos Cuisine en Locale Altar


ONCE de los Muertos: This weekend doesn’t just include Halloween, it’s also the Dia de los Muertos. Cuisine en Locale is celebrating with a Sunday all-you-can-eat taco brunch and special performance by Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys. The event is family-friendly, so bring the whole gang.

P.S. Looking for more Somerville fun? The new calendar has tons of events for this weekend and beyond!

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