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A Fun, Spooky and Musical Halloween Kicks Off in The District Detroit

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A sinister musical, a freaky masquerade and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize are among several events scheduled to spook fans and concertgoers during the Halloween season in The District Detroit.

Evil Dead: The Musical plays at City Theatre October 25-27. The rock musical play, based on the horror film franchise by Sam Raimi, returns to Detroit for its 10th consecutive year.

The following day, the Fillmore Detroit will conjure spooky spirits once again during the Monster's Ball, one of the largest annual Halloween parties in The D. The much-anticipated event will feature a midnight pizza bar, a freak show, dancers, stilt walkers, aerialists and other performers, along with sets by DJs Cue, Nass and SKYrise.

Around the corner on Adams Avenue, The Annex will host “Trap or Treat,” an event the nightclub is calling “Metro Detroit’s biggest costume party.” Organizers will award a $1,000 cash prize to the attendee donning the best costume and will introduce a surprise celebrity guest during the festivities.

Saturday will be busy with events planned from morning ‘til nighttime. The special affairs include a dog-friendly costume contest; rock, electronic and dubstep concerts and parties at Beacon Park; Grand Circus Park; The Masonic Temple; The Fillmore and two restaurants at Little Caesars Arena.

Detroit Music Hall will round off Halloween Day with offerings for fans of R&B/Soul at “Hot Happening” in the newly-named Aretha Jazz Café.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s Halloween events in The District Detroit:

Evil Dead: The Musical at City Theatre
2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. $28+

Annex Fridays Presents “Trap or Treat:” Metro Detroit’s Biggest Costume Party at The Annex
24 Adams Ave. W., Detroit, MI 48226
Friday, Oct. 26, 10 p.m. $1,000 cash prize for best costume. Everyone is free until 11 p.m. with costume. Guest list tickets $25+. 

Monster's Ball at The Fillmore
2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Friday, Oct. 26, 9 p.m. $40+

Halloween Family Fun Day at Beacon Park
1901 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Free. Family-fun activities. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Annual Halloween Costume Contest at Grand Circus Park
Woodward Avenue near East Adams Avenue
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Free.

Mike’s Masquerade at Mike’s Pizza Bar at Little Caesars Arena
2515 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Free cover. Post-game drink specials, live DJ, awesome Halloween decorations, costume contest and more.

Spooky Sports at Sports & Social Detroit at Little Caesars Arena
28 Henry St., Detroit, MI 48201
Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m. Free cover. Post-game drink specials, live DJ, awesome Halloween decorations, costume contest and more.

Freaky Deaky Halloween Concert at The Masonic Temple
500 Temple St., Detroit, MI 48201
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m. $35-40. Midwest Halloween concert event featuring dubstep and electronic performers.

MC50 Presents Kick Out The Jams, The 50th Anniversary Tour at The Fillmore
2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. $24+. Wayne Kramer, founding guitarist and leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, will celebrate the anniversary of its group’s 1969 debut album, Kick Out the Jams.

“Hot Happening” Halloween Event at the Aretha Jazz Café at Detroit Music Hall 
350 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

About The District Detroit
The District Detroit is a dynamic urban destination in the heart of Detroit. One that includes something for everyone—a dense neighborhood experience with a variety of developments alongside Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment venues. Connecting downtown Detroit to growing nearby neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown and Brush Park, The District Detroit is having a dramatic economic impact on Detroit and is a driving catalyst of the city’s remarkable resurgence. The District Detroit represents $1.4 billion in new investment to Detroit including the new Little Caesars Arena, Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University and Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additionally, new office, residential and retail spaces will continue to add momentum to Detroit’s amazing comeback for years to come.