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October 30, 2013

Tonight Picks, Mischief Night Edition: Ghost Tours At Laurel Hill Cemetery, Terror Behind The Walls, Lobster Month At Route 6 And More

Good news, Philadelphia, Route 6's super popular Lobster Month promotion was supposed to end tomorrow night, but "Lobster Mania" was extended today for another entire month and will now run through November. Cheers! (Photo courtesy Route 6)

The city is brimming with Halloween spirit as the celebration of spook quickly approaches. From ghost tours to haunted houses this evening is anything but scare-free.

The night before Halloween calls for a creepy jaunt around Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls haunted house and an equally as creepy ghost walking tour around Laurel Hill Cemetery or Old City’s cobblestone streets. It is mischief night after all… but leave the tricks at home.

Faint of heart, take note, in addition to Halloween-themed events, Lobster Month continues at Route 6, which recently announced that its awesome promotion will run through November. Tonight, celebrate the news with a half-price lobster dinner and a craft beer. It’s also pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which encompasses a variety of art, film, discussion and even some trick-or-treating.

Read on for our top picks for this evening.

Soul Crawl: Haunted History Halloween Tours at Laurel Hill Cemetery: Tonight marks the final night of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s super eerie Soul Crawl: Haunted History Halloween tour. Explore some of the cemetery’s most historic and haunted sections on a flashlight walking tour beginning at 6 p.m. Hear tales from the crypt regarding infamous “residents” of Laurel Hill and take in the breathtaking architecture throughout the cemetery. After getting thoroughly creeped, relax as the tour ends with a bonfire, cider and snacks.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue
Cost: $20

Lobster Month at Route 6: In case you haven’t heard, the massively popular Lobster Month promotion at Route 6 has been extended through November! Celebrate the great news and tasty deal with a half-price lobster dinner this evening. Score lobster dishes like a lobster roll for $12 instead of $24, fried lobster tails for for $11 instead of $22, a 1.5 pound lobster for $15.50 instead of $31 and much more.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Where: Route 6, 600 N. Broad Street
Cost: 1/2 price lobster dishes; Pay as you go

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary: Okay, folks, it’s the night before Halloween, so it’s time to get in the spirit. The spirits come alive (no, really) at Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls haunted house. Venture through the former prison and said-to-be-haunted site as ghouls pop out from all corners.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue
Cost: Ticket prices vary

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: This evening, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes its well-loved pay-what-you-wish Wednesday event with a special Halloween twist. In addition to all of the art, film and yoga goodness we’ve come to expect, the museum is also celebrating All Hallow’s Eve with costume making crafts and trick-or-treating throughout the galleries. Pay whatever admission price your heart desires and take part in the festive programming set for this evening.

When: Wednesday, October 30
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish

Once at the Academy of Music: Tonight marks the second night of the launch of the 2013/2014 season of Broadway Philadelphia. Once, a Tony Award-winning show, takes the stage at the Academy of Music with a touching story, lush music and a talented cast of performers that sing, dance and play instruments on stage. Tonight’s show begins at 7:30 p.m.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost: $20.50-$105.50

Day of the Dead at Fleisher Art Memorial: Celebrate Day of the Dead at Fleisher Art Memorial as it hosts a full week of themed programming. Tonight, listen to Annabelle Rodriguez speak about Day of the Dead as part of the art center’s Sanctuary Series. In addition to the lecture, Fleisher hosts paper flower making workshops all day to decorate the attraction’s Day of the Dead altar.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Cost: Free

Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour: Visit more than 20 eerie historic sites on the Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour. Listen to haunting stories from a seasoned tour guide and visit sites like the Powel House, Independence Hall, Old Pine Street Church & Cemetery and the Liberty Bell. Stroll Old City’s cobblestone streets and hear tales about some of Philadelphia’s most mischievous residents. Tours depart from 4th and Chestnut streets at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online.

When: Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tours depart from 4th and Chestnut streets
Cost: $17.50 for adults, $12.50 for children under 12

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