Halloween in Boston means haunted houses, gory comedy shows, spooky nightclubs, and more. From dance parties to costume contests, pumpkin festivals to pet friendly cocktail parties, we’ve rounded up something spooky for everyone.
The Emerald Factory
Inspired by Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, Emerald Lounge will transform into The Emerald Factory for a night of Halloween fun, including a costume contest, drinks, desserts, and music by DJ Case. A a portion of all ticket sales will benefit One Tail at a Time, a Massachusetts-based non-profit rescue for dogs.
Gallery Talk: Halloween Passings
Guest lecturer Henry Augustine Tate will speak at the Museum of Fine Arts on Halloween night for a special Gallery Talk event.
Oct. 31, 6 p.m. Free with cost of admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. mfa.org
Festival of the Dead Psychic Fair
This annual month-long fair, hosted by the Witches of Salem and Christian Day (pictured), features everything from tarot card and palm readings to crystal ball gazing. Wander through magic shops, meet practicing witches, or simply take in the Salem scene.
Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Free. Museum Place Mall, 176 Essex St., Salem. festivalofthedead.com
RadioBDC Retro Halloween Ball
Dance the night away as Julie Kramer spins ‘80s tunes at Ned Devine’s on Halloween night. Dress in your best ‘80s costume (neon and big hair is a must) for a chance to win a $500 prize for the best costume.
Greatest Bar Haunted House IV
The Greatest Bar offers four floors of terror, including “The Crypt,’’ “The Terrace,’’ “The Keepers Room,’’ and “The Haunted Attic.’’ Join the fright fest while you dance to music by Breeazy.
Oct. 27, 9 p.m. $15. The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., Boston. thegreatestbar.com.
Halloween on the Harbor
Show off your Halloween costume and win prizes as you spend the evening at the Seaport District’s bars and restaurants. Trick-or-treaters can check in at TAMO for wristbands, maps, and goodie bags before being shuttled by Duck Boats between participating venues, including the Atlantic Beer Garden, Barking Crab, and Whiskey Priest.
Oct. 26, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. $5. Seaport District, Boston. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com
Farm Fashion Halloween Celebration
The Salty Pig invites you to dress up as your favorite farm animal and enjoy special treats, such as blood sausage and crispy pigskins. The best costume will win a dinner for two at The Salty Pig.
Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St., Boston. thesaltypig.com
All Hallows’ Eve Brew Ha Ha
John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House will host a night of horror, complete with festive sips, Halloween-inspired treats, and a costume contest. Dance the night away doing your best “Monster Mash’’ and enter to win a $100 gift card to John Harvard’s for best costume.
Oct. 31, 8 p.m. John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 33 Dunster St., Cambridge. johnharvards.com