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What to do this week(end) (10/6/23)

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s no shortage of fun, festive events going on around Cleveland—and right here on campus. Here are five of my favorites, from drag shows to cult classic movie screenings to Case Western Reserve University’s own Homecoming festivities.

GlamGore: Holislay Spooktacular

When: Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)

Where: Grog Shop

Come to Coventry’s Grog Shop for Halloween-themed drag performances from six different Ohio-based queens and kings, plus extra-special guest Melissa Befierce from California. Melissa won the first season of the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula as well as the Boulet Brothers’ Dragula Titans. You may also recognize the event’s host and CWRU alum, Anhedonia Delight, from CWRU’s own past drag shows. The performance as a whole promises plenty of laughs, gore, horror and, of course, “frights in tights.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, plus an extra $3 if you’re under 21.


Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hale Farm & Village

If you missed CWRU’s Farm Harvest Festival or if you just can’t get enough of fall-themed events, check out this Harvest Festival at the historic Hale Farm & Village. At this living history museum, learn about how the pioneers used to prepare for the coming winter with apple cider pressing, butter churning and food preservation demonstrations. As an added bonus they offer pumpkin painting.

Admission is $15 for adults.


The Room

When: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m.

Where: Cedar Lee Theater

If you don’t already know, “The Room” is a terrible movie. Its dialogue is senseless and slurred, plot points are randomly dropped and then picked back up again, the actors can’t act and its multiple sex scenes are downright creepy. However, since critics panned it so badly upon its 2003 release, “The Room” has since become an infamous cult classic in which audience members shout and throw things at the screen à la “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Catch a screening at the Cedar Lee Theater this Saturday night for a wonderfully weird time that you won’t soon forget.

Tickets are $12.


Therapy Dogs

When: Monday, Oct. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Where: Kelvin Smith Library

Are exams stressing you out? Then come to KSL this Monday to relieve any midterm-related anxiety and pet a selection of therapy dogs.


Blue Bash

When: Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m.

Where: Freiberger Field

Enjoy free food and entertainment at this CWRU Homecoming weekend kick-off event. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket as well to enjoy the fireworks show at the end of the night, sponsored by the University Programming Board and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

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Kate Gordon
Kate Gordon, Life Editor
Kate Gordon (she/her) is a third-year student double majoring in communication sciences and disorders and cognitive science, and minoring in Spanish. Her favorite part of The Observer is being able to share her passion for movies, television, music and pop culture as a whole. When she isn’t writing or editing she likes to spend her time reading, thrifting, sipping boba and bothering her roommates.

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