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Things To Do this Month in Baltimore

Enjoy over 30 events for all ages this October in Baltimore. Whether you’re looking for food, drink, music, culture or family-friendly, we have it all in Charm City!

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Harbor Harvest Fall Children's Festival
Rash Field
Oct. 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Waterfront Partnership brings the country to Baltimore City with an urban pumpkin patch, petting zoo, kids play/hay maze, professional pumpkin carving demonstration, bubble fairies, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, live music, food trucks, and other fun fall festivities!
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Toddler Time Halloween and Costume Parade
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street
October 24, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one dressed for the costume parade. Children will first listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft and parade around the museum to collect special treats – all included with paid admission.
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ZooBooo!
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Place
October 25 &27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parents and kids of all ages: Get your costume ready and join the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for free tick-or-treating, costume contests, fun carnival games, bounce houses, live entertainment, food, and more. ZooBooo! Is free with zoo admission, but some games may require additional fees.
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KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden Street
October 26, 8 a.m.
Race in costume and benefit the KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland. The race begins and ends at Camden Yards with a scenic route along the harbor. Costumes are encouraged, and pre- and post-race parties will include costume contests, face painting, food and more.
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Food and Drinks

Halloween Moonlight BOO Cruise
Spirit Baltimore, 561 Light Street
October 26-27, 11:30 p.m. -2 a.m.
Cruise out onto the moonlit harbor for a night you won’t soon forget. Partake in the costume contest, dance to the DJs spooky tunes, and delight in the city views highlighted against the darkness. A special menu and cash bar are available. The cruise boards at 11:30 p.m. and departs at midnight.
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Federal Hill-O-Ween Bar Crawl
Federal Hill
October 27, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
It’s the 11th annual Federal Hill-O-Ween. This blood-pumping, spooktacular bar crawl is coming for you! This eerie eve of Halloween galore will feature costume contests and food and drink specials at 14 of Federal Hill’s finest haunts. Registration/check-in is from 5-10 p.m. at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille or Blue Agave.
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Festivals

2019 International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards
The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, 203 N. Amity St.
October 5 & 6, 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 170th anniversary of Poe’s death in Baltimore and the macabre poet’s life and legacy with Poe performances, music, art, poetry, vendors and family-friendly activities. Plus, learn more about the literary icon from representatives of some of the United States’ preeminent Poe Places. Admission to the festival is free, but tickets can be purchased to tour Poe’s home or ride along on a two-hour VIP Death Weekend Bus Tour of Poe’s Baltimore.
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Harbor Harvest Fall Children’s Festival
Rash Field, 201 Key Highway
October 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The event, which is free to attend, will feature an urban pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay maze and live entertainment. The Harbor Harvest All-Inclusive Kids Pass includes one pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, one train ride, and one pony ride.
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Black Cat Ball
Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette Street
October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the spooky season with the master of the macabre at the official party of the Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards. Come ready to dance at the masquerade, delight in the fine food offerings, partake in a graveside toast to Poe and, of course, hear readings of Poe’s poetry and prose.
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The 20th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Avenue
October 26, 3:30 p.m. (Rain Date October 27th)
This festival in Patterson Park begins with live music, lantern building, hayrides and a kids’ costume contest. As the day goes on, get something to eat from the local food trucks or head over to the beer garden and enjoy the afternoon. Once the sun sets everyone is welcome to take a lantern and join the thousands of others marching along the parade route.
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Halloween 2019
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street
October 26, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
This team-up of the Maryland Science Center and Believe in Music is back for its eighth year of exciting entertainment. The exhibits are taken over as two dozen bands take to stages throughout the building. Performances will be held underneath the T-Rex, in the planetarium, on the rooftop and on the main stage. Artists include rock band J. Roddy Walston and The Business, rapper DDm, Psycho Killers - the Talking Heads tribute band, and many more.
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Museums and Exhibitions

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Sep. 29 - Jan. 19, 2020
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment. Artists featured include pioneers of postwar abstraction once overlooked by history, such as Norman Lewis, Alma W. Thomas, and Jack Whitten, as well as artists from a younger generation such as Kevin Beasley, Mark Bradford, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, and many others.
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IMAX Throwback: Ghostbusters
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street
October 4, 7-10:30 p.m.
Who you gonna call? This spooky favorite brings a blast from the past and lights up the Science Center’s IMAX screen. Before the movie, enjoy a themed cocktail hour, play ghastly good games, and test spooky science experiments.
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Art After Hours
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Oct. 11, 8 - 11 p.m.
Experience The BMA's current exhibition with a free drink, menu item and entertainment.
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Green Mount Cemetery Tour
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Avenue
October 26, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Explore the lives of the people who shaped Maryland history on this special Halloween tour of Green Mount Cemetery and the Maryland Historical Society. Join Mark Letzer, MdHS President & CEO, on a tour of the museum’s galleries to learn about the great Marylanders of the past, including Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, Enoch Pratt and William Henry Rinehart. Following lunch, visitors will motorcade to Green Mount Cemetery to visit the graves of these and many other famous Marylanders. A walking tour along the historic paths under fall foliage will highlight the people, legends and lore surrounding Baltimore's most historic cemetery.
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Witches & Wizards Weekend
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street
October 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and October 28, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Young witches and wizards are invited to the B&O wizarding school for a day full of fun. Go to potions class for lessons on simple science, grow a plant in herbology class, explore a display of “magical objects” to learn more about railroad history, and run through the magical maze to enter a raffle drawing.
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AVAM’s Free Fall Halloween Celebration
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway
October 30, 4 -7 p.m.
Enjoy free admission to the museum and stop by the Jim Rouse Visionary Center to create your own paper monster. All ages welcome, all supplies provided, plus, get your face painted too.
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Ghost Tours

The Original Fell’s Point Ghostwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
July-November, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Picture Fell's Point as it was, a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous Baltimore Schooner ship. Its streets full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, ladies of the night looking to make ends meet and all the characters looking to make a living in the maritime industry. Given this colorful combination, is it any wonder that many spirits remain behind? Explore the many haunted pubs, shops and residences on this tour.
www.baltimoreghosttours.com

The Fell's Point Haunted Pubwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
July-November: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.
Step through the doors of some of Fell's Point's most haunted pubs for this fascinating tour of the historic maritime neighborhood. If your arms break out in goosebumps and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened right where you are sitting. Participants can choose to buy a drink, relax and hear tales of that haunted tavern and ghost stories from nearby sites. Must be at least 21 years old.
www.baltimoreghosttours.com

The Mount Vernon Ghostwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Saturdays in October, 8 p.m.; groups of five or more, any time, year-round
Mount Vernon, Baltimore's cultural center, may be more "spirited" than you think. Admire the architecture while guides regale you with the history and haunted lore of this striking neighborhood that was home to many of Baltimore's leading citizens. Hear about those who have never checked out of the Belvedere, a séance gone wrong and more than one grand dame who still oversees the activities of her home. Pull back the curtain and peer into the other side.
www.baltimoreghosttours.com

The Nevermore Haunt
450 Mott Street
Oct. 4- Nov. 2, Thurs.-Sun., hours vary
This haunted house opened in 2016 and quickly established itself as one of the scariest in Maryland, located in East Baltimore. The Nevermore Haunt offers bizarre and over-the-top sideshow performances nightly, an on-site bar serving local craft beers, gourmet food trucks, and a haunted house inspired by Baltimore's macabre past.
www.thenevermorehaunt.com

Concert and Shows

Dream Theater: Distance Over Time Tour + 20 Years of Metropolis Pt. 2
Hippodrome Theatre
Oct. 4, 8 p.m.
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Miss You Like Hell
Baltimore Center stage
Now – Oct. 13, Various showtimes
A Musical without borders. Everyone has baggage in this timely mother-daughter musical about escaping and belonging from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning In the Heights. Join Olivia and her mother on their cross-country road trip. Mothers may teach you where you come from, but they can be the trickiest things.
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Miranda Sings
Hippodrome Theatre
Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
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Young Thug & Machine Gun Kelly
MECU Pavilion
Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
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The Phantom of the Opera
Hippodrome Theatre
Oct. 9 – 20, Various showtimes
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to Baltimore as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”
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Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
Royal Farms Arena
Oct. 9 – 13
Hit the road with Mickey and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Exciting twists and turns await as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy -- and you -- embark on a wild ride to your favorite Disney destinations. See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins, travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of giraffes and monkeys as you journey through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world as you’re swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, and magical moments with Genie and Jasmine. Play at a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for Forky. You’ll hit a high note with Mickey and pals during the Disney edition of Road Trip Karaoke as they introduce your favorite Disney Princesses. Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction — right in your hometown!
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A Discussion with Author Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Meyerhoff
Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
In his boldly imagined first novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement: the cleaving and separation of families. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved.
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Thoughts of a Colored Man
Baltimore Center Stage
Oct. 10 – Nov. 10
A world-premiere play from Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends language, music, and dance. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st Century. Set over a single day, this richly theatrical mosaic goes beyond the rhythms of the basketball court and the boisterousness of the barbershop to shed brilliant light into the hearts and minds of a community of men searching for their most triumphant selves.
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Hitchcock Film Fest
Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street
October 11 & 12, 6 - 10:30 p.m.
The master of suspense at a size you’ve never seen. Experience some of Hitchcock’s most beloved classics on the biggest indoor screen in Maryland. Watch Rear Window and The Birds on Friday and North by Northwest and Psycho on Saturday.
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An Evening with Vince Gill
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
After working in the industry for more than 40 years and selling over 26 million albums, Gill is one of the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record “Down To My Last Bad Habit,” which he wrote/co-wrote, co-produced and is a featured musician on all 12 songs.
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Bethel Music Victory Tour
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
For the first time in over a year, Bethel Music is hitting the road to major cities across the United States for an extended VICTORY Tour, with special guest Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (February and April legs ONLY). Focused on worship and ministry, VICTORY Tour will feature brand new songs from Bethel Music’s newest project releasing early 2019, inspired by the story of King Jehoshaphat and the unlikely victory won by sending worshipers to the front lines of battle.
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TWENTY ØNE PILØTS: THE BANDITØ TOUR
Royal Farms Arena
Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
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August Wilson’s Radio Golf
Oct. 15 – Nov. 17, Various Showtimes
Successful real estate developer Harmond Wilks is on a mission to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor by doing whatever it takes to transform his childhood neighborhood from blighted to bustling. But when he learns the truth about his family’s legacy, he is forced to decide whether he will finish what he started or fight to preserve his community’s history.
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Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through With Special Guest Kacy & Clayton
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns to the stage on his Just Passing Through acoustic tour, highlighting songs from his vast and varying body of work. LaMontagne will be playing songs spanning across his albums including Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova, Ouroboros, and Part Of The Light.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show! Interactive Movie Night
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
October 17 & 19; times vary
Back by popular demand! The nuttiest, musical cult film of all-time rockets back from 1975. The Creative Alliance screens the film, sings the songs and shows off some favorite raunchy Rocky Horror Picture Show performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!
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Ledisi: Nina & Me
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Performed at the famed Apollo Theater to a roaring standing ovation, “Nina and Me” is a beautifully orchestrated mixture of classical, jazz and rhythm & blues sounds with a riveting narrative of the musical bond between an artist from one era influenced by a Legend from the past.
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Halloween Rally: Glow Edition
Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Place
October 24, 10:00 p.m. - October 25, 1 a.m.
On stage entertainment, confetti cannons, glow sticks, inflatables, a photo booth and more. The 7th annual Halloween Rally is an event that promises to be raucous and spirited. Ticket includes cover and five drink tickets at the nine participating bars.
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Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spooktacular
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
October 25, 8 p.m.
Don’t miss Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spectacular, a sizzling burlesque revue direct from NYC that celebrates the season of scare with a titillating stage show complete with thrills, chills, laughs, daring disguises, glamorous gasps and more. Plus come in costume and you could win a gift bag worth over $500 in prizes.
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Bert Kreischer - Body Shots Tour
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 25, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
BERT KREISCHER is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. Lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation, Bert seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age,” (Forbes).
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PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
Hippodrome Theatre
Oct. 26 – 27, Various Hours
Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes missing, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol will need to team up with Ryder to save Adventure Bay’s mayor and stop Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger from winning the race.
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The Temptations and The Four Tops
The Modell Lyric
Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Temptations are notable for their success with Motown Records during the 60’s and 70’s and have sold 10’s of millions of albums, making them one of the most successful groups in music history!
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Casey Cares 17th Annual Rock 'N' Roll Halloween Bash
Rams Head Live!, 20 Market Place
October 26, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Come dressed in costume or your best rocker garb and prepare to the rock the night away, all to benefit the Casey Cares Foundation who provide ongoing, uplifting programs for critically ill children and their families. Enjoy the bash’s first Battle of the Bands, dancing, food, auctions, raffles, an open bar and live music from the nation’s top AC/DC tribute band, High Voltage, and the Beehive Queen Christine Ohlman.
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