The best season of the year is back, and so is the best week to celebrate it. Every year, RVA Magazine and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery team up for Halloweek — a weeklong Halloween celebration across the city, with everything from public horror movies to punk-mixed Thriller tracks, Monster Mashquerades, and zombies lurking through the streets.
Halloweek 2018 kicks off tomorrow, October 24, at Hardywood’s Richmond location. Pre-events start tonight, and spooks run every day ’til Halloween. Don’t forget to #RVAHalloweek2018 so we can see all your best photos from events throughout the week, and tag us to feature your amazing costumes.
The event page will be updated as we go, and so far, the week’s got a lot of great events on the books:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: PRE-EVENTS
For the metal heads:
The Broadberry: Dying Fetus, Incantation, Gatecreeper – 6pm
Fall Beer Dinner at Wong Gonzalez – 6:30
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24: HALLOWEEK KICKOFF
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Kickoff:
DJ Bummers Eve will be spinning tunes from Thriller with some punk, horror, and garage music mixed in alongside Hardywood’s beer specials, horror movies, and a makeup special event.
How-To Halloween Makeup Workshop
6pm: Hardywood & Aisthesis Productions teamed up for a how-to workshop of the best Halloween makeup, which takes place during Hardywood’s Halloweek kickoff event at the brewery.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
Haunted Food Truck Court
Hardywood’s Haunted food truck court at the brewery, 5:30pm.
Miss Tess & the Talkbacks w/ Darmha Bombs
Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House, 7pm.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
Dark and Frothy Night to kick off your weekend
Capital Ale House Richmond, 6pm.
Monster Mashquerade @ The Camel
WRIR 97.3 FM’s Monster Mashquerade with The Camel, 8pm.
Guerilla Toss w/ Bermuda Triangles
Gallery 5, 7pm.
Expand Your Mind: Bloody Bass & Trap Terror
Flora Dance Party, 10pm.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
HALLOWEEK MAIN EVENT: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Trickery Release Party, 1pm-10pm, FREE.
Fresh Paint Exhibit Opening Day
Murals at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 10am.
14th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk in Carytown
The Return of the Living Dead Bands: Part X
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Trunk or Treat SCAN Benefit
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2pm.
SCARY-OKE Don’t Look Back Costume Contest
Don’t Look Back, SCARY-OKE 10pm-1:30am, Costume Contest 12am
($150 first place/$50 runner up)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29
The Answer Brewpub’s HALLOBEER!
9:30PM At The Answer Brewpub
EARTH, WIND and FIRE!
Presented by Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns
Spooky Screenings: Ghostbusters (29th) Beetlejuice (30th), Hocus Pocus (31st)
Ellwood Thompson’s, Daily movies until Halloween
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
An Evening with The Grass is Dead
The Camel, 9pm.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31. HALLOWEEN!
Halloween Costume Contest – Ellwood Thompson’s, 7am-9pm
$100 Ellwood’s gift card will be awarded to 1st place winners! Categories: ‘Best Steward Costume’ and ‘Best Customer Costume’ chosen by popular vote on Facebook November 1st – 4th.
13th Annual Richmond Halloween Parade
Meet up at Monroe Park, dress up! 7pm.
Return of the Living Taco – Don’t Look Back
Heart-pounding specials & spooky tunes
Weekend Plans and Evolution of the Groove at The Camel
The Camel, 8pm.
G5 Halloween Party! Haircut/Unmaker/Alfred/Spooky Cool
Gallery 5, 7pm.
A huge thank you to our local venues, friends, and sponsors!
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
The Answer Brewpub
Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns
Capital Ale House Richmond
Richmond Zombie Walk
ALL THE SAINTS THEATER COMPANY
Don’t Look Back
The Return of the Living Dead Bands