Don't stay home alone



Don't just sit at home and eat candy -- celebrate Halloween differently this year. From ghost tours to trick-or-treating, costumed canines to lantern parades, movie showings to costume parties, there are many ways to celebrate Halloween in Maryland. With activities for the family or events for adults only, everyone is sure to find a way to celebrate this spooky time of year.


Monday Night Football Halloween Party. Enjoy a Halloween party and watch the Ravens take on the Steelers on Halloween at Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, 2400 Boston St. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with food and drink specials. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed fan. Call 410-327-5200 or go to

Sonar Halloween Night. Sonar Club and Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St., will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on Saturday with a Halloween Party featuring DJs Lonnie Fisher, Derek Fenwick and Ed Ridgely. Participate in the costume contest for a chance to win six months of free admission to Sonar shows. $5 per person. Party starts at 9 p.m. Call 410-327-8333 or visit for more information.

Halloween at Club Hippo. Enjoy a costume contest on Halloween with more than $1,500 in cash prizes. Categories include best overall costume, best group costume, funniest and best celebrity lookalike. Party is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St. Admission is $15. Call 410-547-0069 or visit

"A House in Mourning." Experience a 19th-century funeral re-enactment tomorrow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Historical text and customs will be used to re-enact the true story. The event is at the Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riverdale Park. A funeral meal follows the "burial." Admission is $20. Show content is suitable for ages 21 and older. Call 301-864-0420.

Halloween Costume Party. Visit the That's Dancing Ballroom and Dancesport Center for a Halloween Costume Party tomorrow from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Contests will be held for best-dressed male and best-dressed female. Admission is $10. That's Dancing is at 8610 Baltimore Washington Blvd., Suite 203 in Jessup. Call 301-776-0085.


"Masquerade Madness." The Howard County Ballet presents a masquerade at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and children. Call 410-465-8233.

Halloween Double Feature. Two classic creepy films will be shown back-to-back at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, at 8 p.m. tomorrow. First is the 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera featuring organist Ray Brubacher, followed by Young Frankenstein. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Call 301-228-2828 or visit

The Rocky Horror Show. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 12. Tomorrow and Saturday there will be late shows at 11 p.m. These events will be at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Free with admission is a Rocky Horror "virgin kit." Box office opens one hour before showtime. Call 410-752-1225.

"Ode to Halloween." The University of Maryland School of Law presents another in its "Lunch under the Pipes" performances. Today at noon, meet at Poe's Grave for a tour of Westminster Catacombs, followed by an organ medley and a theatrical presentation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by David Keltz. The presentation will be at Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette St. Free admission. Bring your own lunch. Call 410-706-2072 for details.


"Nightmares from Elmridge." Visit the sixth annual haunted attraction tonight and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or tomorrow, Saturday and Halloween from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event takes place at 5400 East Drive in Arbutus; use side entrance on Maple Drive. Admission is $7 for ages 11 and up, $4 for ages 10 and under and free for those under age 4. Call 410-247-0046 or visit

"The Cellar Shaft -- Tomb of the Lost Souls." The haunted house takes place at Prince George's Stadium, home of the "Boo"-wie Baysox, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway in Bowie. Open tonight through Halloween at 6 p.m. Admission is $12. Visitors should be over age 13. Call 301-464-4880 or visit

"Bennett's Curse." New this year to the haunted attraction is "Curse of the Killer Clowns in 3D." Open tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tomorrow through Halloween from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $13 for two events; $15 for three. The haunted house is off Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover next to the Jared Galleria of Jewelry and across from Wal-Mart. Go to

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