The leaves everywhere are exploding into technicolour, the wind is urging you to pull your coat just a little closer and—let’s be real, it’s spooky season.
As October comes to a close, one of the greatest weekends of the year’s social calendar approaches: Halloweekend. How many costumes do you need? What parties should you attend? How on earth will one have the energy to party for three days straight before heading into that final midterm? These are all questions that plague students nationwide. But fear not, the Tribune is here with the answer to, possibly, the most important one: What should I do this Halloweekend?
Connect with your community
What’s especially isolating about Halloween is the overrepresentation of white voices, scary stories, and presences in the holiday at large. The following clubs and services, working to combat these problems outside of the context of Halloween year round, can offer you the treat of community.
The Hong Kong Student Network and the McGill Korean Educational and Cultural Association, for example, are pairing up to host their “Boos and Booze” event at Muzique on Oct. 30.
On Oct. 25, Girls for Ghana will host a trivia night and social to support girls’ education and sustainable leadership in partnership with the Create Change foundation.
If you love the outdoors and have more than a pumpkin-spiced dash of competitive spirit, check out the Black Student Network’s (BSN) scavenger hunt. On Oct. 27, clues will be placed all over campus and players will have the chance to figure out the puzzle for a chance to win tickets to amusement park La Ronde’s annual Fright Night.
If you think treasure-hunting should be left to Luffy and his crew, perhaps a little scary movie night is more your speed. On Halloween, Oct. 31, the BSN will be hosting a scary movie night in collaboration with the Black Student Finance Society. The movie promises to be freaky and fantastical—plus, it’s produced by a Black director.
MASS’s Scary Stories Night
Maybe this round of midterms was a rough ride and you’re looking to kick up your feet and relax this Halloweekend. Hosted in the McGill African Students’ Society (MASS) office, the club will be having an African horror stories night. You can listen in to ghastly stories and then vote for the story you thought was scariest, with prizes available to the winners. This event promises to be cozy, cute, and just the right amount of freaky.
MASS’s VP Social, Fabie Mbodji, invites you to “come get cozy and scared with MASS!”
For anyone who might happen to find themselves on St. Laurent around the scariest weekend of the year, the clubs there will have plenty of options for you.
For the creative party-goers who love to pull out all the stops with a costume, Café Campus is hosting a Tim Burton Creepy Halloween party on Oct. 28 and 29. If the Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands or the Mad Hatter are calling your name this Halloween, then this is a party you shouldn’t miss.
For those who have been pushed to the edge of their seats—or thrones—watching HBO’s House of the Dragon, Muzique has the perfect party for you. The dance club is hosting a Muzique x Game of Thrones x House of Dragon-themed party. This is sure to be a memorable bash, so head over on Oct. 27…before winter comes.
For those who want to stretch their Halloweekend into more of a Hallow-I’ll-be-partying-this-whole-week, Bar Blue Dog is having a Midterm Mix party on Oct. 26. While not specifically Halloween-themed, this party is a great way to celebrate the end of this crazy exam season.
Finally, stop by Jet Nightclub on Oct. 28, 29 and 31, or Ecole Privée on Oct. 29 for more Halloween bashes.
Get out there this Halloweekend and do the scariest thing of all—socialize. With these great events, it’s sure to be a wild time.