6:30-8pm: Head to the Slover Library for The “Silk Maiden” and Kazakhstan: A Century of Contested Identities.
6-7pm: Take part in a book talk about “13 Reasons Why” at the North Suffolk Library.
6-8pm: Join Science Pubs ODU for Healing our Heroes: Science of Risk & Resilience for Military at Smartmouth Beer. To find out more, see this AltDaily article here.
6-9pm: Hear live music with Mitch Foutz at Big Ugly Brewing.
7-9pm: Head to the Mariners’ Museum and Park the Fall Lecture Series with Laura Sook Duncombe.
10-11:30pm: What’s better than a good laugh? A FREE good laugh. That’s what you’ll get during the Improv Jam at the Push Comedy Theater.
11am-12pm: Head to the Hunter House Victorian Museum for the Friday Fall Lecture Series: Deadly Victoriana.
3-10pm: Sometimes you need nuts to drink beer. O’Connor’s has a Pecan Porter waiting for you.
4:30-10pm: Join Coelacanth Brewing Company for My Ladies Night beer release.
5-7pm: Put on your Halloween best for the Troopster Hallow Bash and Donation Drop-off in Norfolk.
5-11pm: Celebrate the release of Coconut Chocolate Stout at Back Bay Brewing.
6-9pm: Don’t let the clownfish scare you during Halloween at the Aquarium.
6-10pm: Have a blast at the Masquerade in Ghent.
6-11pm: Head to Oozlefinch Brewing for the 2nd Annual BOOzlefest.
6:30-9:30pm: Join in on the Twilight Cemetery Tour at Historic St. Luke’s Church in Smithfield.
7-9pm: Creep along the Trinity Church graveyard during the 37th Annual Ghostwalk.
7-10pm: See Rayland Baxter at North Shore Point House in Norfolk.
7-11:59pm: Catch Chamomile and Whiskey and Dramtreeo at Toast.
7pm-2am: Party with Buzzov-en, earthride, Saltine, and HEXIST at Riffhouse Pub.
8pm: Catch Ronnie Milsap at Chrysler Hall.
8pm-1:30am: Enjoy Easel Listening: Community Connections Through Art at Charlie’s.
9pm-1am: Think New Orleans has it all? Check out the Vintage Vampire Masquerade Ball at Mambo Room.
9pm-2am: Bump into someone during Halloween Foam Party at the Wave.
9pm-2am: Head to O’Connor’s for SHAKE X SKATE Supply: Tales from the Grip.
10pm: Don’t miss The Pushers Halloween Spooktacular.
10am-1pm: Ghouls and boys alike will enjoy a family trip to the Ghoula Palooza at Great Neck Park.
10am-4pm: Enjoy the Dismal Swamp Art Festival in Chesapeake.
10am-5pm: Check out Haunticus at Nauticus and the Fall Oyster Roast.
10am-5pm: Have a blast at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival.
11am-2pm: Don’t miss the Día de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Festival at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
11am-3pm: Attend the Spiritualism Faire at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.
11am-9pm: There’s magic in the air, or perhaps you’re being haunted, at the Magically Enchanted Halloween Town at City Center at Oyster Point.
11am-10pm: Head to Bearded Bird Brewing for the release of blue Footed Boobieberry Wheat.
12-3pm: Join the Selden Market for a special Trick or Treat.
2-3:30pm: Catch The Framers during Slover Sounds.
12-4pm: Grab your kid, a candy bucket, and a costume and head to Halloween Town & Treat at the Virginia Beach Town Center.
12-4pm: Attend the Spooktacular Palooza at the Kroc Center.
12-9pm: Celebrate Reaver Beach’s 7th Anniversary.
12-10pm: Check out the participating places for the Norfolk Breweries Trick or Treat.
12-11pm: Help Pleasure House Brewing celebrate their 3rd Anniversary.
1-11:59pm: Head to Commonwealth Brewing for All Hallows eve – Macabre Dance Party.
2pm: Enjoy the Halloween Harvest Festival at Back Bay Brewing.
2-3:30pm: Hear live music from The Framers during Slover Sounds.
2-5pm: See the documentary on the life and times of James Baldwin: The Price of a Ticket at Fort Monroe.
2-5pm: Head to Elizabeth River Park for the South Norfolk Ruritans BBQ Fest.
2:30-5:30pm: Catch Disney’s The Lion King Experience at the American Theatre in Hampton.
5-7pm: Participate in Safe “Trunk” or Treat at Portsmouth Pavilion & Festival Park.
6pm: Party in Hampton during the Block Party with Buck Shot.
7pm: Make your way to Harrison Opera House in Norfolk for Bees Knees Speakeasy. For anyone who gets to go to this event, I’m super jealous of you.
7-10pm: Scare yourself sober during Nightmare at Big Ugly Brewing Halloween Party.
7-11:59pm: LAVA Presents: Halloween at Toast.
8pm: Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation presents College A Cappella Concert Featuring the Hullabahoos of UVA and No Ceiling of William & Mary at the Sandler Center.
8pm-1:30am: Hear Street Sects, Cyber Bully, dis/order, and Dreadloq Wiig at Charlie’s.
9pm-2am: Catch Deathhouse Blues with The CAZZ at Norfolk Taphouse.
10-11:30pm: Laugh it up at Improvageddon: The Battle of Samhain III.
10pm-1am: Head to Commune Norfolk for Day of the Dead Party.
10am-1pm: Find your Peace n’ Pints Yoga at Smartmouth.
10am-1pm: Support the VB SPCA during the Mutt Masquerade at the Oceanfront.
10:30-11:45am: Try Hoppy Yoga at Green Flash Brewing.
11am-12pm: Tilt Up Your Downward Dog at Wasserhund Brewery.
1-4pm: Attend the Tasting in the Dark at O’Connor’s.
3pm: Participate in this fun, family event, the Halloween Spooktacular presented by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Sandler Center.
All Weekend Long:
Thursday through Saturday: Check out the events happening as a part of Wicked Waterside.
Thursday through Sunday: Ride the Ghost Train at Northwest River Park in Chesapeake.
Thursday through Sunday, and beyond: See The Parchman Hour presented by Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theatre.
Thursday through Sunday, and beyond: See A User’s Guide to Hell, Featuring Bernard Madoff with the Generic Theater at Chrysler Hall. For a review of this show, see the AltDaily article here.
Friday and Saturday: It’s the most entertaining race to watch in Hampton Roads: The Wicked 10K! Either register for this fun event and run, or hang out at the Oceanfront and check out all the insane costumes as runners go by in costume!
Friday through Sunday: Celebrate the opening of Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg.
Saturday and Sunday: Join in on the Fifth Annual Great Compassion Festival at the Dong Hung Temple in Virginia Beach.