Looking for something to do this Halloween? There are plenty of opportunities around campus for those craving a fright, or for those simply wanting a delight.
Tonight, all graduate students are invited to the Graduate Student Council’s Halloween Party at 8 p.m. at Hopcat, 1064 Bardstown Rd. This event includes free food and a costume contest with prizes.
The Student Activities Board is hosting the classic fright film, “Dawn of the Dead” on Saturday beginning with a 2 p.m. showing at The Floyd Theater. The movie follows a growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead.
On Saturday, the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is hosting its Fright Light Halloween Party from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes treats for the kids and a laser music show featuring songs such as the “Monster Mash,” “Purple People Eaters” and more. Showtimes are 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Other activities run from 1-3:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, go trick or treating with the Greeks. The fraternity and sorority life community at UofL invites all faculty, staff and students to bring their children to a safe and fun Halloween extravaganza from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Community Park. The event will include food and trick or treating along Greek Row.
Join the University Writing Center and the White Squirrel Literary & Arts Magazine on Halloween night, Tuesday, from 7-8:30 p.m. for an evening of scary stories. This is an “open mic” event in Ekstrom Library’s University Writing Center (first floor), so bring your favorite and original scary stories and poems to share. Costumes are welcome, and candy will be provided. There will also be a six-word scary story contest with a prize.
Also on Oct. 31, the University Symphony Orchestra will host its Halloween Spooktacular. The concert, at 8 p.m. in Comstock Hall, will be directed by Kimcherie Lloyd, and will include a variety of spooky song favorites.
Finally, show off your jack-o-lantern carving/decorating skills for a chance to win a prize. Submissions can be made either by using the hashtag #Cardoween on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or by emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.