Happy Halloween! Although this spooky day is—technically—next week, the North Dallas Corridor is celebrating early! Take your pup to a special Howl-o-Ween dog costume contest, participate in an adult costume contest or Trunk and Treat bash yourself, and help solve a gruesome murder at Keith and Margo’s Murdery Mystery Texas comes back to town! You can also find the best places to score pumpkin-themed food, live entertainment and local events in our guide of 8 Things To Do This Week!
Find spooky happy hours and parties in Addison this week.
- Start your weekend off with happy hour at Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub, which hosts happy hour from 2-9 p.m. every Monday-Saturday. These specials include $3 wells, $4 select calls, $6 Crown Royal, $4 house wine and more. And on Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m., come back to experience great drinks and haunting fun—Sherlock’s is hosting another Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Texas dinner! This Halloween-themed event features professional actors surrounding you as suspects, monsters, ghostly decor, and, you know, a murder that needs to be solved! This event is $54 (plus tax and tip) and includes a three-course dinner.
- Dress up as your favorite character and visit the Halloween Party at the Duck this Saturday night from 7-11 p.m.! Mucky Duck is hosting this party, including a costume contest with cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. The night will also be MC’d by Sterling Masters. Also, be sure to check out Mucky Duck’s daily happy hour specials, including $7 specialty cocktails, $3.50 wells and draughts and $5 appetizers from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- For a limited time, Pumpkin Patch Crepes are available at the Original Pancake House! These delicious treats are filled with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with pecans, pumpkin drizzle and powdered sugar. Other great options are the Seasonal Pumpkin Pancakes, made with real pumpkins, or the Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast, dipped in egg wash with heavy whipping cream, cinnamon highlights, brown sugar and powdered sugar.
- Pumpkin Spice is so basic—at the Egg & I in Addison, you can score Pumpkin Pecan Waffles instead! This is a pumpkin-batter Belgian waffle topped with housemade candied pecans, powdered sugar and cinnamon butter, and served with eggs and bacon! Another seasonal option for those with a savory palate is the Autumn Hash, featuring hardwood-smoked bacon, sausage, kale, house-roasted crimini mushrooms, onions, Cheddar and Jack on seasoned ranch potatoes, eggs and an English muffin. Is your mouth watering yet?
6. Bring your furry friend to Sidecar Social this Saturday night at 4 p.m., as the bar is hosting Howl-O-Ween! This doggie-themed costume contest will be a barking good time for all! The best-dressed pup will go home with a fancy dog bagged filled with goodies, and everyone else will be filled with awe at the cute dogs! Later, Good Question Band will take the stage, playing a mix of classics to today’s contemporary hits. It’s sure to be a good time for all!
7. Praise the Lord – Sister Act is coming to WaterTower Theatre this week! This divine comedy is about disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, who is put in protective custody after witnessing a murder. She hilariously finds herself at odds with the rigid convent life, until discovering her talent for bringing flair to the choir! However, this excitement blows her cover and her newfound sisters rise up to protect her from harm. This musical, based on the hit film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg, will have you laughing, dancing and appreciating your best friends. The show runs from Oct. 24-Nov. 10.
8. Calling all superheroes, monsters, princesses, pop culture icons and anyone else—it’s time for the Addison Athletic Club’s Annual Halloween Bash and Trunk or Treat! This Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Les Lacs Linear Park, wear your favorite costume and visit the park to play games, win prizes, enter your car in the trunk decorating contest, listen to live music and get lots of candy!
9. Help raise money for a good cause by signing up for the Dallas Out of the Darkness Walk at 7 a.m. Saturday at Addison Circle Park. Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, this walk works to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. There will be on-site resources, a memory wall to place pictures of loved ones lost to suicide, food trucks and more. It’s a great chance to get outside, support the community and help those affected by suicide.