The veil between our world and the Beyond is getting thinner as October moves closer to Halloween. As the dark moves in, there’s only one way to hold back what’s coming – go to a great party!

This Thursday, there will be plenty of great events vying for your attention. While many parties and shindigs have already taken place – to take advantage of the weekend – there’s only one true Halloween.

Here are five of our picks for what to do for Halloween:


What: Fright in the Heights

Where: Heights neighborhood

When: 10 am-7 pm

This is the kid-friendly option. Dress your kid and yourself up and stroll around the Heights and trick-or-treat for candy from local businesses. Nothing too wild here. Once your kid eats all that candy, that could be a different story.


What: Halloween Spooky Cocktail Making Class

Where: Rock Town Distillery

When: 7-9 pm

This will be a fun hand-on activity, but make sure to get your tickets soon – it is limited to 12 seats. Tickets are $30. During the class, you’ll learn to whip up a Maple Old Fashioned with Sour Mash Bourbonand a Pumpkin Spice Arkansas Mule with Arkansas Bourbon. Best of all, you’ll get to drink them!


What: Village of Screams

Where: Metroplex

When: 7 pm

This place is not for the faint-of-heart. There are three different haunted houses – a zombie research laboratory, a vampire asylum and an arachnoid clown house – in one spot. If you’re into that kind of thing, check it out. We’ll be home, hiding under the blankets.


What: Halloween Hooty Hoo

Where Pizza D’Action

When: 8 pm-2 am

The Halloween Hooty Hoo is coming back after a long hiatus. There will be a monster costume contest with multiple categories, ranging from scariest, sexiest, best couple and best overall. Prizes total $1,000 in cash. There’s a $5 cover charge, and the event is 21 years and older.


What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Where: Riverdale 10 VIP Cinema

When: 7 pm and 9:30 pm


If you enjoy a nice, quiet night at the movies, don’t go see The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween. The good folks at Riverdale 10 are allowing costumes, party hats, bells, noise makers and more at these screenings, so there’s no telling what could happen. Who knows? It could be fun.


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