Upcoming nightlife events around Boston

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HALLOWEEN ON THE HARBOR Don’t let the kids have all the trick-or-treating fun. Don a costume, pick up a wristband at Tamo, and eat and drink ghoulish goodies like crispy bat wings, garlic eyeballs, zombie intestines, and bloody eyeball punch. From there, duck boats shuttle you to participating stops for more special cocktails, appetizers, and treats. Locations include Atlantic Beer Garden, Daily Catch, Strega Waterfront, and Whiskey Priest. Prizes for best costume will be awarded. Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. Tamo at the Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. Tickets: $5 to benefit Friends of Fort Point Channel. 21+. www.friendsoffortpointchannel

GREAT PUMPKIN ALE FESTIVAL It’s the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, including beer. At Cambridge Brewing Company’s fifth annual event, choose from a dozen pumpkin brews (Stout at the Devil, anyone?) and 30 varieties from guest breweries including Allagash, Smuttynose, and Iron Hill. Pumpkin and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine will be served. Stick around for the 10 p.m. tapping of the Great Pumpkin (a 300-pound pumpkin hollowed out and filled with Great Pumpkin Ale). The theme for the evening’s decor will be — what else? — a haunted farm. Oct. 27, 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission $10, food and drink tickets extra. Proceeds go to Food for Free. 21+ after
5 p.m. Cambridge Brewing Company, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge. www.cambridgebrewing

SINNERS & SAINTS HALLOWEEN BASH It’s not so important whether your costume is naughty or nice, as long as it’s good. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: best sinner, best saint, and best overall. All attendees are rewarded with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, body painting, and dancing the night away. Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+. The Estate,
1 Boylston Place, Boston.


CALLING ALL ZOMBIES Don’t be a candy-consuming couch potato this Halloween season. Instead, let your spirit (and body) arise and learn the line dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The 7:30 p.m. lesson is followed by a party with swing dancing to music by the Red Hook Ramblers, and a “Thriller” segment where you get to show off what you learned. Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Tickets: $22, $17 students, those in costume $2 off. Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland St., Charlestown. www.bostonswing

Milva DiDomizio


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GOREFEST X: 28 DAYS LATTE ImprovBoston has been splattering comedy fans with blood and gore for a decade with its annual comedic horror musical, “GoreFest.” This year, the show will scare with zombies and cold coffee. Through Oct. 31. $20-$25, $18-$20 students. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253, www.improv

HALLOWEEN SHOW: THE STEPHEN KINGS OF COMEDY Improv Asylum offers its spooky tribute to Halloween with its signature mix of sketch and improv, plus costume contests Saturday night and on Halloween. Oct. 25-28 and 31. $20-$25. Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston. 617-263-6887,

RUDE BOYZ PRESENT: LAUGH TIL YOU DIE! Chief Rude Boy and Boston comic heavyweight Lamont Price hosts this Halloween-themed show, complete with costume contest and candy, and featuring Kyle Ploof, Dan Crohn, Bigg Nez, and Julie Kityama. Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m. $15. Sweetwater Tavern, 3 Boylston Place, Boston. 617-351-2515,

BANG THE DUMB SLOWLY: THE LONG ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead delivers her take on the presidential election in a comic multi-media presentation, from the primaries to the current headlines. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $20-$24. Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club,
17 Holland St., Somerville.
617-776-2004, www.johnny

Nick A. Zaino III