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10 things to do on Devil's Night in Toronto

Devil's Night in Toronto adds an extra day of celebration to the Halloweekend. Whether you're looking to give your costume a trial run before the big day or just want to attend as many events as possible, there's more than a few options to keep you busy.

Here's what to do on October 30 in Toronto this year.

Solve a murder mystery at the Addison's
If you're a fan of Clue - the movie or the game - The Addisons is where to be on Devil's Night. The lounge-meets-club is throwing the ultimate murder mystery party, where you and your fellow attendees will attempt to solve the case by tracking down clues. If you aren't a super-sleuth, spend your evening indulging in food by The Food Dudes and perfecting your character acting.

Watch zombies wrestle
Humans, Zombies and Luchadores will duke it out in a "survival of the fittest" style battle on October 30th at Lithuanian House. You won't have to put hours of effort into a costume if you plan on attending; everyone's eyes will be glued to the fighters anyway.

Dress up as Jose Bautista
One of the most popular costumes this Halloween will undoubtedly be the sassiest bat thrower that MLB has ever seen, Jose Bautista. On the 30th, The Derby is encouraging you to don some Jays gear and scribble on a beard (or shave accordingly). They'll be awarding the night's best Bautista a prize. Need more costume inspiration than the man himself? Look no further than Mini-Bautista.

Be part of a freak show
If you couldn't bear to watch American Horror Story: Freak Show, you probably want to steer clear of 99 Sudbury the night before Halloween. The venue will be hosting a carnival themed bash, complete with all the weird and wonderful performers you could ask for.

Listen to famous bands do cover songs
Want to see the B-52's, Backstreet Boys, and The Strokes perform at the same party? Well, unfortunately, that's not gonna happen. But Lee's Palace is offering the next best thing; they've enlisted over 15 bands and musicians to play cover songs all evening long.

Watch the Simpsons
Double Double Land is throwing a pre-Halloween bash complete with DJs, artwork, and everyone's favourite cartoon family, The Simpsons. Costumes are optional, but if you've got a Marge wig or Homer ensemble, you'll fit right in.

Get frightened
If you'd rather avoid typical haunted houses, Artscape Youngplace is throwing an event that covers all the bases on the night before Halloween. Select rooms will be haunted, while others will host hypnotists, feature art installations, have dance floors, or something equally entertaining.

Get drunk at a brewery
Steam Whistle Brewing is kicking its Halloween festivities off a day early, with a full blown costume party at the Brewery. If you can't make it out on Devil's night, or you want to do the event twice, there will be a second party on Halloween.

Do the Rocky Horror Picture show
One of the most well-loved Halloween traditions is dressing up and watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Put on your finest pair of fishnets, slap on a full face of makeup and head to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema to be a part of the whole song and dance.

See a play
If you want to skip wading through crowds of riled up party-goers, spend the eve of Halloween watching plays at Wychwood Barns. In keeping with the spooky theme of the holiday, the performances will feature thrilling and chilling elements. Can't make it out on Devil's Night? There will also be shows on the 31st and 1st.

What did I miss? Add how will you be celebrating Devil's Night? Let us know in the comments.

Photo via Steam Whistle's Facebook page


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