Sports continue to plan our weekends, as the Sox, Pats, Celts, and Bruins could all potentially be vying for our attention. But as they’re suiting up in jerseys, you should be suiting up in your own ridiculous Halloween outfits. You only get to dress up and look intentionally uncool one night a year, so why not take advantage of a judgment-free eve? I guess if that’s not for you, you could always check out “Last Vegas,” but I’d have to imagine that would come with some judgment, as well.
Movies: Harrison Ford stars in “Ender’s Game,” the big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s famous sci-fi novel. “Free Birds” is the latest computer animation flick to hit the big screen and ought to make kids feel too righteous to eat turkey this Thanksgiving. It may not be a Pixar, or even Dreamworks, but it does have the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, and more. An all-star cast of old-timers (Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, and Kevin Kline) team up for “Last Vegas,” which if you’re judging off cast alone, should be unbelievable. Unfortunately, aside from perhaps the only opportunity to see the always-classy Freeman play drunk, it looks like a complete waste of time. And only appealing to the AARP crowd.
Other notable movies opening this week: Rachel McAdams stars in the time-traveling love story “About Time” and for all of you karate/Keanu Reeves film buffs, check out Keanu in “Man of Tai Chi” with Tiger Hu Chen.
TV: For all the Food Network regulars in the audience, Sunday is the premiere of “Restaurant Express,” yet another new cooking competition. This one is hosted by Robert Irvine and takes nine aspiring chefs on a culinary road trip across the west. But we’re guessing that your eyeballs will be on sporting competition, not cooking competition. The Red Sox could potentially be playing Game 7 of the World Series on Thursday (also HALLOWEEN!), the Celtics host their home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, and the Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday.
Oct. 31: RadioBDC Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s
Join RadioBDC’s Julie Kramer and Adam12 as they provide the soundtrack to a throwback Halloween bash. RSVP online for free entry, come in costume for your chance to win some sweet ass prizes, and fuel your night with drinks from Coors Light and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Get your dance on, get your freak on, and get in the Halloween spirit. (9 p.m., 21+, free)
Oct. 31: Dia de Los Muertos at Russell House Tavern
Mezcal is becoming one of the trendier drinks out there and what better time to try it for yourself than on Dia De Los Muertos? (It technically begins Friday, but eh, who’s keeping score?) Head to Russell House Tavern to try some tasty mezcal cocktails and treat yourself to some mezcal-inspired h’ors doeuvres. (9 p.m., 21+, $25)
Oct. 31: All good. #costumeparty
Good Life’s monthly dance night, All good., happens to fall on Halloween night this month. Naturally, this raucous DJ night will join in the spirit with a costume party featuring classic ’90s dancehall, hip-hop, and house jams, as well as a photo booth to capture all of the sweaty goodness. (9 p.m., 21+, free)
Nov. 2: 3rd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration at Taza Chocolate
Somerville’s finest chocolatiers are hosting an all-ages party for Dia de los Muertos. Join in the fun and get your fix of spicy hot chocolate, tequila samples, Clown Shoes beer, local tacos, and mariachi music. Sounds like a fiesta. (Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St., Somerville; 1 p.m., all ages, free)
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