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A Creepy Calendar

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Get in the spooky spirit with our editors’ picks for your Hallow-Week of adventures.

Friday, Oct. 24

For Crafty Kids (of any age): The Indianapolis Museum of Art's adventurous staff is de-seeding and de-stringing pumpkins for their No Guts, No Glory pumpkin carving event at the 100 Acres' Lake Terrace, 2-7 p.m.
Cost: $5 per pumpkin.

The IMA and Indy Film Fest have two scheduled screenings of Blair Witch Project. - COURTESY OF ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT
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  • The IMA and Indy Film Fest have two scheduled screenings of Blair Witch Project.

Something Witchy: In partnership with Indy Film Fest's Roving Cinema, the IMA hosts two screenings of Blair Witch Project in 100 Acres. The second 10 p.m. show is already sold out, but (as of press time) a smattering of tickets remains for the 7:30 p.m. screening.
Cost: $10 + processing fee, tickets available online.

Saturday, Oct. 25

See Sammy Terry: The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival's street fair features entertainment, food, vendors and the Black Acre Beer Garden on E. Washington Street. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This year's special Master of Ceremonies is Sammy Terry. Well, not the original, but the just-as-terrifying sequel -- his son Mark Carter, who's taken over the cape and cowl since his father's 2013 passing. Did you really think a little thing like death would keep Sammy Terry from haunting your Halloween?
Cost: free to attend.

Bonus event: The Circle City Derby Girls host a coed doubleheader bout at Ellenberger Park at 5 p.m. It's a battle of Good vs. Evil -- all in costumes.
Cost: $10 per ticket, kids under 7 get in free. Tickets available online.

The Children's Museum's Creepy Carnival has lights-on and lights-off experiences. - COURTESY OF CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS
  • Courtesy of Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • The Children's Museum's Creepy Carnival has lights-on and lights-off experiences.

Sunday, Oct. 26

Dine at the BOO-fet: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' haunted house is a Circle City October tradition for families, but you can take that experience one step further by attending a "Friendly Feast with the Witches" event. In addition to a buffet and a lights-on experience in the Creepy Carnival haunted house, parents and kids will be entertained by Ruditoonz.
Cost: $20 per person, $2 discount for members, tickets available online.

Monday, Oct. 27

Past the Little Ones' Bedtimes: Fans of cult classic American Movie know a lot about the making of Coven -- that's what the 1997 documentary is all about. But most haven't seen the 35-minute thriller. General Public Collective aims to address the situation with a 9 p.m. screening of the definitely DIY flick.
Cost: Free

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Ghoulish Garfield promises crafts, treats and more - but for humans. - COURTESY OF FRIENDS OF GARFIELD PARK
  • Courtesy of Friends of Garfield Park
  • Ghoulish Garfield promises crafts, treats and more - but for humans.

A Creepy Conservatory: From crafts at the Garfield Park Art Center to games at the "BOO-urrello" Family Center, the southside park has full-force fright-week festivities planned. The Ghoulish Garfield lineup also includes a "Haunted Conservatory" with both scary and not-so-scary hours.
Cost: $2 for the Haunted Conservatory, all other activities are free.

Thursday, Oct. 30

Do the Time Warp: Don a Frankenfurter costume and break out your best lame costumes, which are encouraged at this live musical (that's right, not a screening of the movie) performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It is staged several times in the next eight days, and only the 10:30 p.m. ones are full-audience-participation-friendly. The Oct. 30 show at 7:30 p.m. is safe for Rocky newbies.
Cost: $25, tickets available online.

Friday, Oct. 31

Spooky Sanborn: Indiana Landmarks screens The Black Pirate, 1926's (early) Technicolor feature film starring Douglas Fairbanks, for its Frightful: Silent Halloween event. Costumes are encouraged, adult beverages are on the menu, and spooky Sanborn organ sounds will accompany the movie.
Cost: $12, $2 discount for members, tickets available online.

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