Halloween Happenings in Cambridge
How you choose to celebrate Halloween clearly depends on what you’re into. Some like to watch scary movies while stuffing their faces with mini Snickers bars and tiny bags of Skittles, while others prefer to attend giant costume parties decked out in creative getups they’ve been planning for months. If you’re more of a foodie, you might want to simply enjoy a mellow evening full of tasty, holiday-appropriate morsels and libations!
With All Hallows’ Eve less than two weeks away, if you don’t already have festive plans in place for the big night, now is the time to figure things out! Luckily, our beloved city of Cambridge offers many awesome options for every interest. Here are some of our favorite 2015 Halloween happenings in Cambridge.
The 15th Annual Halloween Horror Marathon
It’s one thing to watch a creepy film or two in honor of the spookiest of holidays, but it’s a much more impressive feat to subject yourself to 12 straight hours of horror! If you’re brave enough, tickets are still available for Coolidge Corner Theatre’s 15th Annual Halloween Horror Marathon. The full, 12-hour marathon ticket only costs $25, but if you don’t think you can handle a half a day of things making you jump out of your seat, you can opt to attend the double feature of Trick ‘r Treat (2007) and a yet-to-be unmasked second film for $20 instead.
A Vintage Sesame Street Halloween
Atwood’s Tavern is continuing its tradition of hosting one of Cambridge’s most creatively themed Halloween parties, and this year, the theme is Sesame Street. Arrive dressed as your favorite vintage Sesame Street character or cast member and be ready to party with two musical sets by Vapors of Morphine. Cover is just $5, but you must be 21 to attend. RSVP to Atwood’s Facebook event invite to attend!
Monsters of the Sea Dinner
If candy alone won’t cut it for your October 31st dinner, head on over to Bambara Kitchen and Bar for a $35 four-course seafood feast entirely in the spirit of the holiday. Executive Chef Jay Silva’s second annual Halloween dinner menu will include Spicy Pumpkin Soup (red curry, buttery lobster & pumpkin seeds), Grilled Octopus (chorizo, fingerling potatoes, crispy calamari & blood orange salad), Boo-illabaisse (monkfish, lobster, shrimp, skate, eel & sunfish served in a rich lobster saffron broth) and a Panna Cotta Cookie Sampler. For only $15 more, you can also spoil yourself with a brandy and cordial pairing flight meticulously curated to compliment each course. Make a reservation at Bambara Kitchen today. – Lauren Boitano
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