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Happy Halloween

The Garden State is bustling with fun-filled arts this Halloween season.
As you plan your autumn schedule, make sure you fit in some of these thrilling and even spooky events
when not dunking apples or jumping into leaf piles!

Northern Events
Northern Events
Central Events
Central Events
Southern Events
Southern Events
Northern Events

Hands-on SFX Make-Up Workshop
Montclair Film (Montclair)
October 22 | Event Details

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create and apply TV and film quality special effects make-up. Bring home your make-up kit to take your horror films to a new level -- or just knock 'em dead on Halloween!

Evil Dead The Musical
MPAC (Morristown)
October 25 | Event Details

Bloody hysterical! Based on the cult movie, this musical tells the outrageous story of five friends who spend a weekend in an abandoned cabin and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons.

Masterpiece and Merlot
Newark Museum (Newark)
October 27 | Event Details

Join the museum for a mystery tour in the Ballantine House. Follow the clues and be inspired, explore the galleries, then create your own masterpiece. Door prize for best costume.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Newton Theatre (Newton)
October 28 | Event Details

Kick off your Halloween revelry with the cult classic! Arrive early for a pre-movie party. To add to the fun, a professional shadow cast will perform scenes throughout the film.

Spooktacular
UCPAC (Rahway)
October 28 | Event Details

Wailing Banshees, soaring vampires, acrobatic zombies, and aerial witches contort from the beyond. Watch as the undead escape to the circus and discover what truly goes bump in the night. Ghastly ghoul-foolery galore!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert
NJSO @ NJPAC (Newark)
October 28 | Event Details

This unforgettable concert will feature the full-length film projected on a giant screen, with composer John Williams' thrilling score performed live by the NJ Symphony Orchestra.

David Caserta's Haunted Illusions
bergenPAC (Englewood)
October 29 | Event Details

Treat your family to an evening of mind-blowing magic and comedy that gets the whole audience into the act. Master illusionist David Caserta makes people levitate, disappear, and reappear right before the audience's eyes.

Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (Madison)
October 30 | Event Details

Live accompaniment on the theremin supplies spine-chilling sounds as the backdrop for this presentation of classic horror tales. Something Wicked conjures up scary fun for the season of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins.





Central Events

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
State Theatre NJ (New Brunswick)
October 6 | Event Details

Join State Theatre for the ultimate audience participation film! Receive a free goodie bag of props, sing along, dress up if you want to, and get ready to "Time Warp" for a Friday night you'll never forget!

Skeletons: A Day of the Dead
Bedtime Story
Two River Theater (Red Bank)
October 12-15 | Event Details

In this lighthearted comedy about a boy dealing with the loss of his grandfather, nothing works, until the eve of Day of the Dead, when his grandfather comes back to life for just one night to orchestrate an adventure.

Murder Most Foul
Open Arts PAC (Bordentown)
October 13-14 | Event Details

An ensemble cast of 10 actors and three directors look at our darker dreams and deeds in a fresh, fast-paced, sometimes irreverent, subversive look at Shakespeare's scenes, speeches, and songs.

Finding the Great Pumpkin
Arts Council of Princeton (Princeton)
October 14 | Event Details

Join the Arts Council of Princeton at the Princeton Shopping Center for an afternoon of family-friendly fall fun! Attendees of all ages will enjoy fall crafts and activities and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope.

Dracula
Roxey Ballet (Lambertville)
October 20-29 | Event Details

Dracula is the perfect way to spend the Halloween Season. Get ready to experience this scary ballet! Sink your teeth into the gothic tale of Dracula as he struggles against the power of the cross and his love of Lucy.

Haunted Club Rat's
Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton)
October 27 | Event Details

Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, zombies, and rats! Drink bloodlust cocktails and witches brew and dance until the wolves howl. Best costumes get out alive with a Rat's gift card.

Best of the Fest - Halloween Theme
Garden State Film Festival @ Algonquin Arts (Manasquan)
October 28 | Event Details

The Garden State Film Festival is proud to present an evening of the "Best of the Fest" featuring an array of award-winning Halloween-related short films from around the globe.

Westminster Community Orchestra: Witches and Sailors
Westminster College (Princeton)
October 29 | Event Details

This story and Halloween-themed program features Hector Berlioz's Witches Sabbath and selections from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade.





Southern Events

Halloween Happenings
in Victorian Cape May

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (Cape May)

October 13-31 | Event Details


Specially-themed tours and events include Midnight at the Physick Estate, Phantoms of the Physick Estate, and much more to help you get into the “spirit” of the season.

Perkins Pumpkin Party
Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown)
October 27 | Event Details

Join Perkins for a family-friendly Halloween party celebrating the Center's 40th birthday. Wear your costume and enjoy spooktacular games, craft activities, and light seasonal refreshments.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Levoy Theatre (Millville)

October 28 | Event Details


In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist who, through elaborate dances and rock songs, unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky.

Hallowheaton
WheatonArts (Millville)
October 29 | Event Details

Find out why this event has quickly become a local family tradition. Trick or treat in your Halloween costume, take pictures with costumed characters, and see an eclectic mix of short skits capturing the Halloween season.

Dracula
Atlantic City Ballet (Atlantic City)

October 29 | Event Details


This original ballet, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets, and a gripping score, has become one of the biggest hits in Atlantic City Ballet's 35-year history. Experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition!

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
East Lynne Theater Company (Cape May)
October 29 | Event Details

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is considered the first horror film ever made. See the film as "silents" are meant to be heard -- with live music! Accompanying the film is organist Wayne Zimmerman.






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