Enjoy Halloween around CWRU

What to do this weekend (10/29/21)


Courtesy of The Daily

Too old for trick or treating? Enjoy the various activities that CWRU organizations have prepared to make your Halloweekend specially spooky!

Shreyas Banerjee, Life Editor

Halloween at the Farm by the Class Officer Collective

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.

Where: East Bell Commons

A campus tradition, Halloween at the Farm is one of the defining events for the season, always kickstarting the Halloween weekend. Usually held at the University Farm, this year’s event will be on campus at the East Bell Commons with a new bevy of fall activities. From painting glow in the dark pumpkins with neon paint, to “touch tunnels” to stick your hand in a box and surprise your senses, there is plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won. Refreshments will include pumpkin donuts and apple cider, providing all the sustenance they need to continue on in this chilly environment. So come on down and enjoy some fun music, giveaways and holiday spirit.

Attendance is FREE.


HalloQUEEN Drag Show presented by oSTEM@CWRU

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 8-10 p.m.

Where: Tinkham Veale Ballroom

Join the 500+ students who have registered to see Cleveland drag queens perform for a whole night of performances at Tink Ballroom. With spooky dancing, lip-syncing, a meet and greet, along with food, drinks, prizes and music, the HalloQUEEN Drag Show promises to be a blast.

All students are admitted FREE.

Performers include: Alejandra J-Love, Natasshja Norielle, Marilyn Dubois, Sarah Tonin, Joliee Blak and Anhedonia Delight


NOCHE LATINA: Halloween Edition by La Alianza

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.

Where: The Jolly Scholar

There is no night at Case Western Reserve University quite like a Noche Latina. Now the club night is back at The Jolly Scholar for all the Halloween fun one could ask for.

The event is currently sold out, but those with tickets are still able to enjoy the festivities.

Those 21+ will enter free. IDs will be checked at the door. If you are 21+, you must buy a ticket and a refund will be given (if requested) at the door after the ID is checked.

All proceeds from the event are going towards a scholarship given to one of La Alianza’s members at the end of the academic year.


Haunted House by ZBT x Theta Chi, with support from IFC/PHC

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: Arrive at Theta Chi House

ZBT x Theta Chi, with support from IFC/PHC, will be hosting a fun and scary haunted house at the ZBT house the Friday before Halloween, with tours running from 7:30-10 p.m. Those interested can arrive at the Theta Chi house to wait before being directed to the ZBT house. Tickets can be bought on CampusGroups, at the Tinkham Veale University Center beforehand or at the door.

Tickets will be $5 each with all proceeds going directly to MAZON – A Jewish Response To Hunger.


Howl Fest by Fiji

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m.

Where: Fiji House

Fiji’s Howl Fest returns with a rave for a positive cause. With DJs Dr. H, Mag3is and DJ Hydra, along with Halloween costumes, live music and—of course—dancing, the party seems to be a surefire blast.
Tickets at the door are $5, with all proceeds going towards the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.


“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) showing by CWRU Film Society

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, with showings at 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
Where: Strosacker Auditorium

The Film Society is here to bring perhaps the most well-known Halloween cult classic back to the big screen at Strosacker. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has captured the hearts and minds of generations, so don’t miss out! It is always quite the experience as the entire audience gets in on the joke! A live performance by Voyeuristic Intentions, a shadow cast for “Rocky,” will accompany the midnight show.

Tickets are $4 and can be purchased with cash or CaseCash.

Prop bags are available again this year for $1 for those who want to join in on the fun. The Film Society requests that no rice, water guns or oral noise makers (handheld are fine) be brought in. Newspaper, cards, and toast are allowed.


Halloween Show by IMPROVment

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 9-10 p.m.

Where: Maltz Performing Arts Center (Kalberer Black Box Theater)

CWRU’s biggest improv performance group, IMPROVment, has returned with another night of gut-busting Halloween humor. Get spooky, wear a costume and sit back to enjoy the show. There will also be an audience costume contest!


A Halloween Freaknic at the Grog Shop

When: Sunday, Oct. 31, with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the show starting at 9 p.m.

Where: The Grog Shop

A short walk from campus, the Grog Shop on Euclid Heights Blvd. in Cleveland Heights is the premiere live show venue in the area and this weekend they invite you for a Halloween experience like no other. In an interactive Halloween experience, the entire Grog Shop has been transformed into a themed Halloween dance party, with a mix between a ‘90s house party and a haunted house. With music from the ‘90s up through today and live entertainment, this first annual Freaknic is sure to be a good time. DJ’s include NicNacc, LaRiches, MynameisBravo and DJ Armani Range.

Tickets are $15 if purchased ahead of time or $20 at the door. There will also be a $100 prize for the best costume!

All ticket holders must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test from the last 48 hours. All must be 18+.