Cassidy Wilson

It’s that time of year again — Halloween. You’re most likely rushing to find a last-minute costume, or figuring out what party to go to. But Halloween is usually a weekend-long affair, so what else can a college student do in Milwaukee to celebrate? Check out what the Marquette Journal dug up.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one wild way to get into the Halloween spirit. Morgan Johnson, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences says, “It’s a classic; wild and crazy.” How crazy? Try dressing in drag, bringing props and throwing toilet paper and rice. For the full list of antics, visit the website. Be sure to get to the theatre early. There are contests and prizes to be won as well! 

Dates: Oct., 28 & 29

Time: midnight

Location: Oriental Theatre; 2230 N. Farwell Ave. (Take bus 30 and it will get you there in about 20 minutes!)

Cost: $10


This Halloween weekend marks the premiere of MUTV’s student directed web series Bites. The creator and writer Charlie Mohl, junior in the College of Communication describes the show as, “a sitcom about surviving the zombie apocalypse shot in mockumentary style (like The Office or Parks and Recreation).” Mohl and Lauren Bradley, a senior broadcasting student in the College of Communication, co-produce the series.

Date: Oct., 28

Time: 10:00 p.m. 

Location: Marquette’s Weasler Auditorium; 15th and Wells

Cost: free 


Ballet doesn’t usually scream “spooky and frightening.” But how about a ballet featuring the blood-sucking Dracula? The Milwaukee Ballet presents a rendition of Dracula this weekend. The blood-chilling score is performed by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Artistic Director Michael Pink’s ballet is already a global sensation; nearly one million people worldwide have already seen it. Enjoy a classic tale with a terrifying twist!

Date: Oct., 27-30

Location:  Marcus Center for the Performing Arts; 929 N. Water St.

Time: Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:30 p.m. 

Cost: Depending on Seat $33.50-$74.00 (But your MUID and get half-price student tickets at the box office the day of the show!)


Hellevate 2011: Mo’s Irish Pub 

A dance party filled to the brim with music, lights, and plenty of drinks to go around. It is claimed to be the largest, scariest and sexiest party of the year. This party sports two different levels of dance floors with DJ Quadi on one level and DJ Surge on the other. Put on your costume and head to the pub for a night of fun and haunts!

Date: Oct. 29

Location:  Mo’s Irish Pub, 142 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $15


Mars Haunted House

Mars Haunted House was voted the number one haunted house in the Milwaukee area. The building, built in the late 1800s on Historic Mitchell Street, was previously home to the Milton family (who reportedly kept to themselves and were rarely seen on the streets). But be warned, the advertisements for this adventure say it’s not for the faint of heart!

Date: Oct. 27-31

Location:  734 W. Historic Mitchell Street.

Time: Thursday, Sunday, and Monday: 7-10p.m., Friday and Saturday 7-11:30p.m.

Cost: $12

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