Ready or not, Halloween is upon us! Whether you’re one of those people who’s had their costume planned since November 1, 2013 or one of those people who’ll throw on a ripped t-shirt or a wig and call it a day, get ready for this season’s tricks and treats.
Friday, October 31 Halloween Events
Samhain Soiree in Central Square
Central Square, Cambridge
Free Admission (Suggested Donation $5-$25)
Feeling up to braving the streets on Halloween night? Well, if you head on over to Central Square you’ll find the buildings and streets decorated with ghoulish art pieces. A host of collaborating artists created the roaming art performances and installations that will take over Central Square on Friday.
Mobius (55 Norfolk Street) will have an all-night reception, with music, art, and maps to other Samhain Soiree locations in the area (including Weirdo Records and Green Street Studios) with illusory installations, peculiar performances, supernatural summonings, spooky soundscapes, and horrifying hauntings. And when these nightmarish artworks get to be too much for you, just pop into one of the many Central Square bars, such as Miracle of Science Bar + Grill or River Gods.
Cirque of the Dead
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
If you’d like to add a little action to your Halloween evening, head on over to the OBERON stage for all the supernatural spectacle you could ask for. Performers will hypnotize and horrify you with their fearsome feats of burlesque, aerials, acrobatics, juggling, and more. Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band will haunt your ears with their live music all night. If your humor is as dark as these undead performers’ hearts, you’ll love this circus filled with the macabre. And don’t forget to dress your best! Halloween costumes are encouraged! (Editor’s note: Looking for more amazing circus feats? Check out this Cirque de Soleil: Worlds Away video.