9 Things to Do This Weekend (Oct. 28-30)

Halloween festivities abound – plus a Michigan college football watch party and The Dollop live.
Photograph courtesy of Decked Out Detroit

The Dollop

Fans of the popular history comedy podcast will have a chance to see co-hosts Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds live on stage this month when they take The Dollop on the road. Frequently charting on iTunes’ Top 100 Podcasts list, the program showcases Anthony’s hilarious comedic takes on real historical events. $35+. Oct. 28. Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com 

Night of Living in the D Costume Party

Come in your spookiest Halloween garb for a party at the brewery. Guests will enjoy music spun by a live DJ, haunted brewery tours, adult drinks, prizes including Lions tickets, pint glasses, Atwater gift cards, and more. No cost for admission. Oct. 28. Atwater Brewery, Detroit.  

Boo Bash

Come to this Halloween celebration for trick-or-treating along Parker’s Alley and Woodward Avenue. Plus, balloon twisters and stilt walkers, a pumpkin wall painted live by an artist, and pumpkin decorations. No cost. Oct. 29. Parker’s Alley, Detroit; eventbrite.com.

Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Celebrate the cultural traditions of Dîa de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) at this family event. Try authentic ethnic eats, enjoy live music, and shop local vendors. Be sure to stop by the community ofrenda to honor and remember lost loved ones. No cost. Oct. 29. Robert C. Valade Park, Detroit; detroitriverfront.org.

Halloween Party at the Senate: A John Carpenter Themed Fundraiser

Proceeds from this special screening of the classic 1978 film, John Carpenter’s Halloween, will go to help restore the Senate Theater’s Wurlitzer organ. $6, additional donations accepted. Oct. 29. Senate Theater; Detroit; senatetheater.com.

Howl-O-Ween Costume Party

Treat your fur babies to a howl-ing good time at this annual pet costume contest. Bring Fido in his Halloween best for a shot at a gift card to Premier Pet Supply. Awards will be given to best costume, scariest costume, most creative costume, and best pet and parent combination costume. Hot dogs and “pup-kin” spice lattes, too. No cost. Oct. 29. Grand Circus Dog Park, Detroit; downtowndetroit.org.

Michigan College Football Watch Party

Kick back and watch the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans go head-to-head in luxury. Theater snacks are available for purchase. No cost. Oct. 29. Emagine Royal Oak, Royal Oak emagine-entertainment.com.

Spirited Absinthe Tea

One of the most haunted buildings in Detroit opens its doors for a bit of spooky fun and adult drinks. Come in costume for an elegant Absinthe tea service that features cocktails and a special gift. Tea service is only available for those 21 and up. $89. Oct. 29. The Whitney, Detroit; thewhitney.com.


“The Ghose with the Most” is heading to the big screen again, just in time for Halloween! Peek this PG-rated classic about dead couple that hires a freelance bio-exorcist to help get rid of the living family that moved into their house. $10. Oct. 30. Emagine Theatres, various locations; emagine-entertainment.com.