“We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.” RuPaul brings the intergalactic queens from his groundbreaking television extravaganza to Cleveland. A big, bold, brash entertainment bonanza to be sure.
Cost: $52 and up
Not for the faint of heart (or bladder), Cleveland Cinemas 20th annual 12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol theater comes screaming back with two surprise films along with five other horror classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
Forest City Brewery
Nothing says party quite like quaffing beers while wielding sharp objects, and Forest City Brewery is here to condone the whole scary affair. Prizes, great local beer, music and food. Stencils and pumpkins provided.
Various locations East Bank of Flats and Warehouse District
We never need an excuse to dress up as ghouls and ooze our way around to various watering holes in an evening, but the Official Halloween Bar Crawl provides one anyway. Scary swag, pins-and-needles prizes, and a creepy costume contest.
Cost: $19.99 and up
West Park Station
It’s not everyday you get to run around the streets in terrifying, blood-smeared makeup without being hauled in by the cops, so don’t miss this opportunity! A candy dash for the kids will accompany the 5k race.
For our money there may be no better way to spend Halloween than by busting out our spooky dance moves to the sounds of some live music beats. Rapper, musician, and activist Michael Franti, along with his band Spearhead, comes to Cleveland on All Hollow’s Eve to treat you to his brand of progressive hip-hop with a message.
Cost: $29.95 and up