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Calendar: Oct. 25-31

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25Music | Emo Night Philly Halloween Costume Party


Music | Emo Night Philly Halloween Costume Party

When you were a 14-year-old emo kid, did you imagine you’d be partying on a boat one day in the name of the culture? Come dressed like you used to be – heavy eyeliner, band shirt, a studded belt – to bask in an ocean of nostalgia. | 9 pm. $8. Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Party | Witches Ball: Halloween Dance Party

Embrace your witch self without being burned at the stake. Let it all hang out at this essential dance party. Plenty of poison brew will be there to get you feeling loose. | 9 pm. $5. The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St. facebook.com

Music | Helmet

We’ve been strapping it on for over 30 years – their music, that is. They’re punks that love jazz, and we love them for that. They’ve been performing a 30 song set this entire tour with no openers – you’re in for a treat. | 8 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

Interests | Market After Dark

Do you dare step into the crowded market? A live DJ will be spinning beats as you swerve through the haunted (not really) aisles of everybody’s favorite market. Keep in mind that costumes are absolutely necessary for entry here. | 8 pm. $80. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St. marketafterdark.ticketleap.com

Music | Uncle Dan

This band describes themselves as “drunk punk.” Yup, that sounds like our uncle, too. Come jam with them at this EP release show where they’ll be playing with fellow local greats Nude Shoes and Bored as Hell. | 7:30 pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. kungfunecktie.com

Music | Philly POPS: Nightmare Before Christmas

Nothing screams “Halloween” louder than this. Don’t miss the POPS’ first live-to-film performance as they perform the spooky score of the classic Halloween movie as it screens on stage. | 7:30 pm. $29.95-$99.95. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. themetphilly.com

LGBTQ | Monster’s Ball

This is for all of you that like getting sexy on Halloween. Come out in your risque costumes for a sinful, monster-filled bash. Maddelynn Hatter of the gruesome drag TV show “Dragula” will be in attendance. Let’s get freaky. | 10 pm. $10. Valanni, 1229 Spruce St. eventbrite.com

Music | Shawn Mullins

We always appreciate when a musician from the 90s can stay relevant. Mullins has lended his songwriting abilities to the Zac Brown Band and more. His most recent album, 2015’s “My Stupid Heart,” proved he still has a leg up in the game. This performance will just prove to us all that he still has it. | 8 pm. $25-$35. City Winery, 900 Filbert St. citywinery.com


Festival | East Passyunk Fall Fest

The perfect fall-themed festival to bring the kids to. Decorate some pumpkins, sit down for story time and go for a scavenger hunt with your little ones. Feel free to splurge on some food and drink specials and enjoy a live performance from local music group Ben and Dina. There’s something to do for every age and interest. | 11 am. Free. Locations vary along E. Passyunk Ave. facebook.com

Music | Cypress Hill

These South LA stoners are making a trip to Philly. Catch this “Haunted Hill” show that will give you all the energy you need to get through Halloween week. Light one up in honor of these rap legends. | 8:30 pm. $35. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St. bowerypresents.com

Music | Dance Yourself Scream

The only thing that’s spooky here is how many good bands are on the playlist. Indie pop anthems are just one of the things we absolutely live for. Get down with your bad self at this all-night dance party. | 10 pm. $10-$15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. eventbrite.com

Fundraiser | Light the Night

This fundraising event is sparking the conversation of how to end cancer for good. Getting that diagnosis can be the darkest moment, but through a night of fundraising and awareness, participants will light up the night sky. | 4:30 pm. Prices vary. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. facebook.com

Festival | South Street Pumpkin Fest

Let this be your urban pumpkin patch. Bring the whole family out for a day full of fall festivities, including a hay maze, lots of pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating at business along South St. | 12 pm. Free. Locations vary along South St. facebook.com

Interests | Darksome Art and Craft Market

Handmade crafts will be awaiting new homes at this Halloween-themed installment of this art market. Tons of vendors will be showing off their crafts – from jewelry and linens to paintings and stitches. | 12 pm. $3. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. facebook.com

Food & Drink | Monster March

The freaks will be coming out in waves at this Halloween bar crawl. Get dressed up in your strangest costume for a shot at winning a flat screen TV. The stakes have never been higher, and the drink prices have never been lower. | 6 pm. $9.95-$19.95. Locations vary. eventbrite.com

Art | Philly Glow in the Dark

You’ll be glowing along with the art at this interactive exhibit. Shine bright along with the works of visual artists. Live music and complimentary drinks will keep the party going all night. | 7 pm. $10-$15. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St. eventbrite.com


Music | Macy Gray

Nobody will make your day like Gray. This pop icon has remained one of the top queens of the game with her unforgettable voice and style. You can’t miss the chance to see this icon in your neighborhood. | 6 pm. $55-$95. City Winery, 990 Filbert St. citywinery.com

Music | Halloween Punk Turnbuckle

Punk bands will be strumming the shit out of their guitars, and wrestlers will be going at it in the ring. Show up to witness an alien and a devil in a vicious smackdown. There’s a little too much going on here, but we fucking love it. | 7 pm. Free. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. facebook.com

Party | Daybreaker PHL

Seize the day with this uplifting event. Crawl out of your cage this Sunday afternoon to do some yoga and dance until you drop. It must be exhausting to live it up this much. | 3 pm. $20-$35. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. daybreaker.com

Music | Sleater-Kinney

Some things just never get old. This long-running musical duo of actress Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker proved to be musical magic to our ears. Their sounds have remained relevant ever since 1997, and despite a hiatus between 2005 and 2015, they have come out strong as ever with their most recent album, “The Center Won’t Hold.” | 8 pm. $35. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.  thefillmorephilly.com

Party | Death Party

This is the only appropriate time of year to host a party with this title. Come out to dance the night away in the name of the fate we will all meet one day. So uplifting. | 4 pm. Free. The Bike Stop, 204 S. Quince St. facebook.com

Interests | Catsbury Park Cat Convention

The popular cat lover’s convention will be here from Asbury Park. Meet all the Instagram-famous cats you closely follow and finally get your chance to give them a smooch. | 11 am. $20. 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St. 2300arena.com

Interests | West Philly Artists Yard Sale

Clear out your art studios and basements and pass on your junk to someone else. We guarantee another artist will find a proper use for it. | 12 pm. Free. Black Hound Clay Studio, 715 S. 50th St. facebook.com

Party | Wizard Fest

Can’t make it to the Wizarding World at Disneyworld? No problem! All the magic will be coming to you at this magical pop-up. Consider this your invitation to Hogwarts. | 7 pm. $15. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. eventbrite.com


Wellness | Heavy Metal Yoga

It is possible to relax to this kind of music, but the people that do are the same that casually drink that Liquid Death coffee. Get the lead out with this exhilarating yoga class that will really get your blood pumping. | 7 pm. $15. Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, 1707 E. Passyunk Ave. facebook.com

Music | Scotty Sire

From Vine to YouTube, Sire has managed to maintain his internet stardom. He can do more than just make us laugh – he has us singing along to his rap beats. Since his first single, “Sad Song,” garnered so many hits, he’s been releasing tracks left and right. | 8 pm. $20. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. facebook.com

Interests | Oracular October Night Market

This is the place for you if you consider yourself part of Philly’s strange and unusual population. Come get a tarot card reading, some healing herbs and a ton of visual art. | 6 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com

Comedy | Kevonstage

This guy lives to make you laugh. He’s been doing it ever since he was born on his grandmother’s bed. Come see the co-host of the “Righteous and Ratchet” podcast in action. | 7:30 pm. $25. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com

Interests | Jimmy Lloyd’s Halloween F-Fest

This is set to be a wrestling smackdown for the ages. Witness lots of flailing body parts and loud screams. “Fuckfest” may be the only proper way to describe this. | 8 pm. $25. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. eventbrite.com

Discussion | Asian American Artist Town Hall

This networking event is intended to bring together artists to support each other’s projects. Share what you have going on and gather some ideas from the community around you. | 6 pm. Free. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St. facebook.com

Party | ZombieBeats

Get out of your coffin for the night. All the undead lurking around Philly are welcome to meet up at this all-night party. Didn’t have time to do your makeup? No worries. Experts will be there to give you the zombie beat of your (after)life. | 10 pm. $3. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. facebook.com

Music | Chief Keef

We can’t even keep track of all the music Keef has released this year. Damn, he even released his own emoji app. He’s been doing big things since becoming the youngest artist signed to Interscope Records at 16. | 8 pm. $25. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com


Discussion | New Social Contract Tour

We all need to be better at looking out for each other. The government won’t do anything, so it’s up to us to band together and decide what’s best for all of us. This discussion featuring several local leaders will push the discussion on how to create a better future that will include everybody.| 5:30 pm. Free. Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St. eventbrite.com

Music | Sum 41

We love seeing our favorite bands still together and still rocking. Sum 41 has been in it for a while, and despite frontman Deryck Whibley’s brush with death five years ago, they bounced back and are touring and making music like they used to. | 7 pm. $33.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

Interests | Mistakes Were Made

We all make them, but it doesn’t make them any less embarrassing. Stand in solidarity with those who will be brave enough to share their stories about the times where everything went wrong. | 7 pm. $10. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. eventbrite.com

Music | The Milk Carton Kids

Have you seen these guys? The acoustic duo have been dodging big venues in favor of the holes in the wall. Pack in to watch them perform in some of the most intimate spaces they ever have before. | 8:30 pm. $15. Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. bootandsaddlephilly.com

Music | Kath Bloom

Get raw for a night with Bloom’s delicate sounds. Her folk and blues melodies show us that vulnerable side of her. Her lyrics are gentle and resonate with all of us out there who feel all the feels. | 7:30 pm. $12. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

Comedy | Tattooed Momedy

The Halloween demons will be creeping up on the bar at this comedy show. Laugh your ass off enough and they’ll eventually go away. It shouldn’t be that hard to do, considering the line-up of comedians. | 8 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com

Interests | First Person Arts StorySlam: Haunted

It may seem a little deep, but here, you’re encouraged to share what haunts you. It could be that one embarrassing moment we’ve all had that we can’t live down… it could be your student loans… anything. Just come with a story to share – doing so in costume will be even better. | 7:30 pm. $10. CSz Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom St. firstpersonarts.org

Interests | Howl-o-ween

Dachshunds in hot dog costumes is cute as hell, but we’ve seen it before. Come to this costume contest in something different and your pooch could take home the gold. You have to be in costume with them, so you better not look so bad yourself. | 5 pm. Free. Seger Dog Park, 1001 Rodman St. facebook.com


Music | Full Bush

We’re letting it all hang out this Wednesday. This pop-punk quartet knows how to unravel stories before us in the form of fast, catchy and well-produced tunes that all the head-bangers would enjoy. | 8 pm. $10. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

Music | Jukebox the Ghost: Halloqueen

Music royalty Jukebox the Ghost will be here to give us a proper Halloween show. Over 10 years, four albums and nearly one thousand shows, it’s almost scary how good they still are at what they do. | 8 pm. $25. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

Music | Big Freedia

Mama’s here. The legendary NOLA bounce queen is here to get us all off our feet. She’s no stranger to making us laugh on TV in her own reality show, or releasing single after single that gets the whole room moving. | 8 pm. $22. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. venue.tlaphilly.com

Art | Mischief Night Pop-Up

The bar will flip into a haunted art show for the night. Enter if you dare to chilling visual exhibitions and lethal refreshments. If you feel a little too many demon spirits have entered you, treat yourself to some complementary holy water. | 6 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com=

Party | Witches and Brews

A mystical night to ease you into Halloween. Singers of Opera on Tap Philadelphia will be filling the brewery with soothing vocals as you bravely take sips of various types of witches’ brews. | 7 pm. Free. Kurant Brew and Brew, 436 E. Girard Ave. facebook.com

Party | Devil’s Night Dance Party

The Crow vibes will be abound at this mischief night dance party. Dance like you’re on the grave of your enemy to dark 80s and 90s music. Keep yourself fueled all night with some free candy. | 9 pm. $10. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. eventbrite.com

Music | Max Bemis

Bemis was the outspoken frontman of pop-punk group Say Anything. He’s only recently began to fly solo after the band’s breakup last year. He’ll be performing the album that they never got to, along with some other career favorites. | 8 pm. $20. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. eventbrite.com

Interests | Mirror Memoirs

This storytelling event is deconstructing the conversation around child sexual abuse. LGBTQ+ folks are welcome to share their experiences with the topic. It’s not always easy to talk about, but by doing so, you could be helping to save a life. | 6 pm. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. eventbrite.com


Party | The Purge: A Hood EDM Halloween

Three Philly DJs will keep the blood pumping all night at this party. Best dressed gets an exclusive VIP package for the venue. This could be the future of Halloween parties. | 10 pm. Free. West & Down, 3816 Chestnut St. facebook.com

Party | Dracula’s Ball

Come one, come all to this horror-filled ball. Industrial groups Conjure One and Statiqbloom will be granting the crowd with exclusive live performances. Take a bite out of something different this Halloween. | 9 pm. $26. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. facebook.com

Party | Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Everybody remembers the iconic TV show from the 90s. This entire party is actually 90s-centric, so all your favorite throwbacks will be spun all night. The only thing scarier than ghosts is nostalgia. | 10 pm. $7-$10. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. facebook.com

Party | Fright Freakout

The DJ can’t even spin without screaming all night. Rare songs from the 50s and 60s will be dug up from the graveyard to be raged to. | 8 pm. Free. The International Bar, 1624 N. Front St. facebook.com

Music | Chelsea Wolfe

You can get a sense for Wolfe’s positive energy by just looking at her. Her bewitching voice and appearance have won the hearts of lo-fi fans everywhere. Come listen to her enchanting voice. | 8:30 pm. $25. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

Music | Wolf Eyes

We’re not really sure how to describe the insanity of the music these guys create. Just consider them as hell-like soundscapes that are almost like nails on a chalkboard, but metal and more than tolerable to listen to. | 7:30 pm. $13. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. eventbrite.com

Party | Frankford Hall-oween

The hall is consumed for a day with a Halloween party and costume contest. Be the best dressed there to win plenty of prizes. At this rate, you’ll have to have about a hundred costumes in your closet to assure you can win all these contests going down this week. | 8 pm. Free. Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave. facebook.com

Interests | Mischief at the Mutter

There’s no better place to spend Halloween than at a museum all about death. This spooky fest has been turning the party for five years with shocking circus performers, loud DJs and sinfully delicious food and drinks. Participate in the second annual Mutter costume contest, which is only for the most ghastly of ghouls. | 6:30 pm. $50. Mutter Museum, 19 S. 22nd St. eventbrite.com

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