Day Trip: Run from zombies or crawl to pubs
Runners bewarre of zombies during the Run For Your Lives 5K in Darlington. (Patrick Smith, Baltimore Sun / October 21, 2011)
Run For Your Lives
Experience "The Walking Dead" live, at the Run For Your Lives 5K Obstacle Course located at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington. You can watch runners test their ability to survive the zombie apocalypse, while they try and complete 12 man-made and natural obstacles. Afterwards, party with humans and zombies at the Apocalypse Party, which includes live entertainment, food vendors and plenty of drinks.
Event takes place Oct. 27 and 28. Spectator ticket prices for Oct. 27 are $32 online and $40 at the event. Tickets on Oct. 28 are $20 and may only be purchased at the event. Children are welcome and free if they are under 10. For more information, go to runforyourlives.com.
Magic of the Night
Magician Stephen Night's Halloween-themed magic show is fun for the entire family. The annual event includes illusions, special effects, music, pyrotechnics and more. You can also bring the little ones to The Grand Spooktacular an hour before the show, which has crafts and trick-or-treating.
Magic of the Night is Oct. 28 at the Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington. The event starts at 5 p.m. Costumes are welcome but not required. Tickets are $15 for children and $25 for adults. For more information, call 302-652-5577 or go to thegrandwilmington.org.
If you're looking to spend your Halloween partying, check out the Halloween Pub Crawl on Oct. 26, 27 and 31. Spend hours bar-hopping at the some of the top establishments in the City of Brotherly Love. Specials include $2 domestic drafts and two-for-one drinks.
Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 and can be purchased online. For more information and registration times, call 212-724-3900 or go to pubcrawls.com
Da Originalz hip-hop dance battle
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dance battle, presented by Da Originalz, at the Dance Place. The hip-hop dance battle features a performance of Beat Ya Feat, an urban dance that originated in Washington that involves percussion-filled go-go rhythms.
The event begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE, Washington. Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. For more information, call 202-269-1600 or go to danceplace.org.
CreepyWoods Haunted Forest
Walk through the terrifying trails at CreepyWoods Haunted Forest. The outdoor attraction, which was named one of the "Top 10 Hallow Screams" by the Weather Channel, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Enjoy an extended trail with more action, monsters, and scares. Located at Hubers Farm in Kingsville.
The attraction is open Oct. 26-28, 30 and 31. Friday and Saturday hours are 7:30 to 11 p.m., Sunday and all other hours are 7:30 to 10 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $30 and can be purchased online, or cash only at the door. For more information, call 410-538-6461 or go to creepywoods.com.