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You’re busy carving pumpkins and putting together your legendary Halloween costume so we did the research you don't have time for. There are a lot of fantastically spooky things happening this month that you need to know about, so let’s get through them fast.

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"Evil Dead: The Musical"

Where: The Studio Theatre

When: Thursday-Sunday, through Oct. 28; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Why: This comedic take on the iconic '80s flick has Ash Williams like you've never seen him before — in perfect harmony. More here.

 

Haunted Tours of Little Rock

Where: begins at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

When: Fridays in October, 7 p.m.

Why: Get up close and personal with creepy locales like Mt. Holly Cemetery, the Hanger House, Curran Hall, the Arsenal at MacArthur Park and the Empress of Little Rock. More here.

 

Boos & Booze Film Series

Where: Ron Robinson Theater

When: Tuesdays in October, 6 p.m.

Why: The Sanderson Sisters and Michael Myers are waiting for you. More here.

 

Halloween Alley Party

Where: CALS Main Library

When: Oct. 30, 5 p.m.

Why: Music, drinks and costumes all crammed into an alley — not nearly as weird as it sounds. More here.

 

The Vampire Ball

Where: Ballet Arkansas Studios

When: Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Why: Break out the fangs for this costume ball. More here.

 

Scary Stories Told Live

Where: South On Main

When: Oct. 30, 8 p.m.

Why: This is what happens when The Yarn storytelling initiative meets Halloween. More here.

 

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Where: Riverdale 10

When: Oct. 31, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Why: This is not your average time warp. BYO-props. More here.

 

Halloween Happenings

Where: Outlets of Little Rock

When: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.

Why: Load up the kiddos and get your candy gathering on. More here.

 

Creep 'N' Crawl Fun Run

Where: Two Rivers Park

When: Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Why: Because working your buns off has never been more fun. More here.

  

Haunted Argenta Ghost Tour

Where: most begin at the gazebo on Washington and Main

When: throughout October, 8 p.m.

Why: Lace up the comfy shoes and get ready to meet the spooky side of Argenta. More here.

 

Boo at the Zoo

Where: Little Rock Zoo

When: Oct. 24-27 & 29-31, 6-9 p.m.

Why: Being around exotic animals in the dark is eerie, but getting in on spooky games and s'mores is a real scream. More here.

Bonus: Leave the kids at home and trick-or-treat for spirited beverages at Boo at the Zoo Adult Night

 

Harry Potter Trivia

Where: Nexus Coffee & Creative

When: Oct. 23, 5 p.m.

Why: Put your extensive Hogwarts knowledge to good use and take home some prizes. Costumes very encouraged. More here.

 

Festival of Darkness: Nighty Night Release Party

Where: Lost Forty Brewing

When: Oct. 20, 4-9 p.m.

Why: Zombie lumberjacks wanted at this post-apocalyptic party complete with music, food trucks, giveaways and, of course, beer. More here.

 

23rd Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash

Where: Terry House Mansion, Old State House Museum, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Museum of Discovery, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, Heifer Village, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and Curran Hall

When: Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Why: Check out the sights in costume with family games, prizes and trick-or-treating. More here.

 

Halloween Costume Bike Ride

Where: The Meteor

When: Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Why: Not all witches ride brooms. More here.

 

Moxy Warehouse Halloween

Where: Moxy Warehouse

When: Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Why: Because of course there's a Halloween party in an old warehouse. More here. 

 

Fright in The Heights

Where: The Heights

When: Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m.

Why: Third Thursday is getting a spooky makeover. Bring the kiddos and trick-or-treat your way through the neighborhood businesses. (Psst! There's even some spirits for the adults!) More here.

 

Skaraoke Night

Where: Dugan's Pub

When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Why: Dibs on "Witchy Woman." More here.

 

"Dracula"

Where: UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater

When: Oct. 19-21, 2 & 7 p.m.

Why: Bet you didn't know ballet could be this spooktacular. More here.

 

Carnival Bizarre

Where: Argenta Community Theatre

When: Oct. 19 & 20, 7 p.m.

Why: Cirque and sideshow theatrics? Yes, please. More here. 

 

HOWL-oween

Where: Bark Bar

When: Oct. 20, 7 p.m. - midnight

Why: Black cats shouldn't get all the Halloween attention. More here.

 

Tiny Hands Monster Bash

Where: Next Level Events

When: Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Why: Groove to live music and dancing, auctions, food, cocktails and a costume contest to benefit Family Home of Little Rock and UAMS. More here.

 

ARToberfest

Where: The Terry House

When: Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m.

Why: A canned food donation gets you in free to enjoy the fall fun and a trip through the Haunted Terry Mansion. More here.

 

The Leaky Cauldron Costume Party

Where: Cregeen's Irish Pub

When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Why: Yes, there will be butter beer. More here.

 

Make it Spooky at The Hub

Where: Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

When: Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m.

Why: DIY your way to Halloween greatness. More here.

 

Boo Bash

Where: Our House Children's Center

When: Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m.

Why: Games, music, prizes, food  all to benefit Our House. More here.

 

Fall Favorites Wine Tasting

Where: O'Looney's Wine & Liquor

When: Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Why: Things look a lot less scary with a glass of the right stuff. More here.

 

Wakanda Forever Halloween Fest

Where: The House of Art

When: Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Why: Come in your Wakanda best or stay home. More here.

 

Boo Bash Halloween Dance Party

Where: Little Rock Bop Club

When: Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

Why: Let your inner maniac loose on the floor — "Thriller" dance included.  More here.

 

We'll be adding to this list, so check back for spooky updates!

  

For all you brave souls, check out these haunted houses:

Haunted Cathedral

Where: 1208 Louisiana St.

When: Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 24-31, opens at 7:30 p.m.

Why: Is it just us, or does being in a church make this even more horrifying? More here.

 

Terrorplex Haunted House: Twice the Terror

Where: The Metroplex

When: Oct. 18-21 and 25-31, opens at 7 p.m.

Why: Gore and lore x 3. More here.

 

The Haunted Hotel

Where: 3400 Brown St. 

When: Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 18-20, 23-31 and Nov. 2-3, opens at 7 p.m.

Why: A scary hotel? What could go wrong? More here.

  

The Reaper Haunted House

Where: 6016 Crystal Hill Road

When: Oct. 5-6, 12-13 and 18-31, opens at 7 p.m.

Why: It's 15,000 sq. ft. maze of gore and mayhem, so... More here.

 

And yes, if you still don't have a pumpkin, check out our guide to local pumpkin patches.

 

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