Weekend Best Bets: Halloween Edition, Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Celebrate Halloween across the Twin Cities—from ”Hocus Pocus” in CHS Field to tales of terror online
Traditional Day of the Dead decoration.


Creepy Car Wash

What: Spooktacular Suds at Soapy Joe’s
When: Oct. 28-30. 6-9 p.m.
Where: Soapy Joe’s Car Wash, 1340 W. Seventh St., St. Paul

Soapy Joe’s Car Wash in St. Paul is offering a novel Halloween-themed experience this year—and the chance to get a sparkly clean car. The business’s “Soapy’s Spooktacular Suds” event, perfect for families, is a creative and coronavirus-safe take on a classic haunted house. Visitors who dare to drive through the car wash will be met with ominous fog, flashing lights, spooky clowns, and blood-colored soap, followed by a chance for kids to pick up some Halloween treats. Organizers encourage participants to bring a bag of non-perishable food items to donate to Neighborhood House-Francis Basket to receive a free car wash coupon for a later date. –Liv Martin

Haunted Parking Lot

What: Deadly Drive-In
When: Through Nov. 1
Where: Rosedale Center, 1595 MN-36, Roseville

This new, socially distant experience takes place from the comfort of your own car. Monsters will torment you and your fellow passengers for 30 minutes. Warning: It’s possible you’ll get some blood on your car, though if you do, they’ll clean it off afterward.

Double, Double, Plath, and Trouble

What: The Macbeth Project
When: Oct. 29
Where: Podcast

Rough Magic Performance Company, a Twin Cities theater company dedicated to supporting women artists and telling their stories, is premiering The Macbeth Project in the form of a podcast. The spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale is intermingled with a Sylvia Plath poem, featuring an all-women cast.

Tales of Terror

What: Theatre of the Macabre
When: Oct. 29-31
Where: Park Square Theater, Online

Park Square Theatre presents an online, three-chapter series of horror stories. Included are songs and scenes from the works of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and more. Local actor Craig Johnson hosts three nights of the live and pre-recorded performances.

Hocus Pocus in the Outfield

What: Flicks ‘n’ Treats
When: Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St., St. Paul

The St. Paul Saints are hosting a Halloween showing of Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters this Friday night. Treat giveaways and costume contests are part of the fun.

Macabre Market

What: Día de Los Muertos & Halloween
When: Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Día de Los Muertos), noon-3pm. (Halloween)
Where: Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis

If you’re looking for a way to support independent businesses this Saturday, join Midtown Global Market for an all-ages celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), as well as Halloween. The events are free to the public and will offer a Halloween treat bag giveaway, traditional Mexican dishes, and music.