Just because it looks like the weather may not cooperate this weekend is no reason to stay home! You’ll find fun indoor activities throughout downtown, especially as the vibe starts to get just a little bit spooky. Plus, all of our great shops and restaurants will warm you up and keep you well fed with delightful dinners and tasty treats. It’s always a good time to be downtown!
72 Film Fest @ The Weinberg Center
Friday, October 13, 6:30pm-11pm & Saturday, October 14, 7pm-10pm
20 W Patrick St
72 Film Fest returns for Year 18! In this exhilarating challenge, teams are tasked with crafting a short film within a mere 72 hours. From the rush of brainstorming to the tireless days of shooting and editing, participants will navigate a multitude of movie-making obstacles. This two-day event features the world premieres on Friday, followed by an unforgettable Saturday that brings together the finalists, award winners, and an exclusive short film starring your hosts.
Angels in America Part II: Perestroika @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 7pm-10:30pm, Sunday, October 15, 2pm-5:30pm
31 W Patrick St
Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika is the second installment of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning magnum opus, which has left an indelible mark on the world of theater. This compelling drama delves deeper into the lives, struggles, and triumphs of its diverse cast of characters against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. With unflinching honesty, the production confronts social and political issues that remain relevant even today.
Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Saturday, October 14, 2pm-3pm
48 E Patrick St
Join us at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room on October 14 at 2:00 PM as author Susan Fair explores stories from her book Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland. From South Mountain’s mysterious spell-caster Wizard Zittle to the monstrous Snallygaster that terrorized the Middletown Valley in 1909 to the dogman-like Dwayyo that was spotted near Frederick in 1965, Susan Fair rounds up the bizarre beasts, odd characters, and unsolved mysteries that color the legends and lore of Western Maryland. This event is included with admission and free for Museum members.
Halloween Murder Mystery @ Idiom Brewing Co
Sunday, October 15, 1pm-3pm
340 E Patrick St
A Halloween Murder Mystery at the brewery where all attendees are interactive characters working together to solve the murder! Come out for an afternoon of Murder at the Brewery! The Off Center Events team will be leading the Halloween murder mystery party guiding all event attendee characters as they solve this “whodunnit”. This is a fun-flowing event, no specific lines or intense skills needed to play along.
Your ticket includes entry into the Murder Mystery and your first Drink. YOU choose your Halloween costume for the event. Put thought into your costume props as they may be what you depend on to help solve the mystery OR keep you alive! Consider props such as: wizard wands, detective magnifying glass, treasure map, utility belt with gadgets, tarot cards, pocket watch, prop knife, rope, etc.
Idiom Brewing Co. will have food onsite, so come out a little earlier and enjoy lunch before the event!
Note: This is not a Murder Mystery SHOW where you just come and watch, this is an interactive event where all attendees are the characters! Due to the complexity of the event and attendee count, there will be no ticket refunds if cancellation is within 7 days of the event. Attendees must be 21+
Crochet a Sweater for Your Plush Pals: Fall Workshop Series @ Dancing Bear Toys
Sunday, October 15, 5pm-6pm
15 E Patrick St
Join your friends at the Bear as we learn how to crochet a cozy sweater for a plush pal! This event is intended for ages 10-14.
Our very talented toy expert, Sophie, will teach you how to make the most fabulous fall sweater for your favorite plush friend! Bring your own plushie, or pick a new plush pal at the Bear for this cozy adventure!
This workshop will run from 5 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, October 15, at Dancing Bear Toys and Games.
(1) Ticket for this event is equal to the admission of one participant and one crocheted sweater to take home. A plush toy is not included in the ticket price. Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and help their child as they craft and do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, only their participating child/children.