Celebrate zombies, slashers, and killer Martians at the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo in the Strongsville Holiday Inn. Classics from the drive-in era of sci-fi and horror will be screened in 16mm all weekend long.
Cost: $20 for single-day, $40 for a weekend pass
October 12 - 28
Cleveland Metroparks’ Boo at the Zoo, running on weekends through October 28, offers trick-or-treating, hay rides, and a Monster Mash dance party for the kiddos, plus all those cool animals.
Cost: $14 at the box office
Every year, cool college station WRUW brings Cleveland Studio-a-Rama: a free, all-day rock concert celebrating Cleveland and the University Circle neighborhood. Past headliners have included Guided by Voices and Sweet Spirit.
Any Cleveland sports bar
Watch with bated breath as the Cavs embark on their first season without King James since Lebron’s 2014 return to the city. Can Frye and Love carry the team? We shall see.
Cost: The price of a beer at any sports bar
Cleveland’s last great drive-in hosts its annual Retro Halloween Weekend on its double screens; four movies will be kid-friendly, and four will be grown-ups only. You decide!