Halloween at Emory brings zombies, mummies and more

Emory Report | Oct. 24, 2018

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A variety of events over the next week bring on the spooky spirit of Halloween at Emory, giving everyone more than a ghost of a chance to have fun and participate in interesting activities.

Here are some of the events from now through Halloween night:

Thursday, Oct. 25

Want to do some Halloween carving that’s not too scary? Sign up for Halloween with Carvey the Carver on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Come to the TechLab on the second floor of Cox Hall inside the Computer Lab there and learn how to use a 3D carving tool in the design and cutting of Halloween decorations, guided by a promised “master of mayhem.” Learn the basics of Computer Numeric Control cutting and object design to spruce up objects for holiday flair.

• Haunted Harris, a tradition in scary experiences, will be Thursday evening from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., held at Harris Hall at the Complex. This year, Haunted Harris is partnering with Emory HelpLine by initiating a suggested donation of $1 as an entrance fee, with all proceeds going directly to the Emory HelpLine. The event is geared toward ages 17 and up, but if younger ones come, guides are prepared to keep the tour a little milder.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Be prepared to run for your life Saturday morning as you try to escape zombies in Lullwater Preserve in GlobeMed's infamous Zombie 5k. Registration opens at 9:15 at the Student Academic and Activity Center. There will be breakfast and refreshments served and prizes are promised for the three fastest men and women racers. Price is $15 for Emory students who can pay via Venmo. It’s $20 for everyone else. All proceeds benefit the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP) Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 Mummies, Milkshakes and Meows — the Meows added this year for the Divine Felines exhibition — for kids is Saturday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Carlos Museum. Inside the museum, guests can explore the fascinating objects of the galleries, including cat and dog mummies in the exhibition Divine Felines and visit “very” old friends in the Egyptian galleries. Then, when the sky darkens, everyone is invited to get cozy on the Emory Quadrangle with blankets and/or lawn chairs for the hilarious Three Stooges short film "We Want Our Mummy"

and the classic Abbot and Costello’s "Meet the Mummy" up on the big screen outside in front of the museum. Jake’s Ice Cream will be on hand with hot dogs and milkshakes for sale to enjoy. Mummies & Milkshakes is free to Carlos Museum members; $5 for nonmembers; and children ages 5 and under are free. Contact Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519.

 The Media Literature and Arts Outreach House promises a “Saturday night to die for” at their Monster Mash on Oct. 27. Monster Mash has ghoulish treats to eat, music for dancing to wake the undead, a scary movie and a costume contest with prizes. Guests can also carve some crafts with Science.Art.Wonder. The Mash is free and open to all.

 Another party Saturday night, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., takes place at Bread Coffeehouse, located on Clifton Road at the North Decatur Road intersection. Join Emory NERD Club, along with Anime Club, Esports and Artisan Guild, for their annual Halloween Party. There’ll be food, drinks, board games, video games, movies and a costume contest with prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 28

 Sunday, Oct. 28, predicted to be mostly sunny, is the day for the 6th Annual Open Streets Emory Village. Everyone is encouraged to walk, bike or roll into Emory Village for family-friendly, car-free fun. Dress up to participate in the Halloween Parade, join the Glenn Trunk and Treaters, and watch the popular Dog Costume and Best in Show contests. Also scheduled are local musicians and performers, a puppet factory, circus performers and more. There will be a climbing wall to scale, food and opportunities to dance.

Halloween: Wednesday, Oct. 31

 There’s The Witching Hour, a celebration of witches and an introduction to their history, on Halloween day at the Center for Women. Guests are invited to drop in any time between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for “snacks & spooks.” The documentary "Witches: A Century of Murder" will be screened and you can create your own DIY decorative potions.

 Be prepared for witches, ghosts and blood at Bloody Shakespeare from Dooley’s Players, a spooky Halloween evening of Shakespeare scenes. Participants will meet at 8 p.m. at the Lawley Fountain, located between the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building and the James B. Williams Medical Education Building. Contact dooleysplayers@gmail.com for more information on this free adventure.