Best Date Ideas in Kingston this Weekend: Oct 27-29
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Friday, Oct. 27
Best Date Idea: Halloween Glowing Art Gallery – open 7pm-10pm – FREE – All Ages
Discover a magical display of spooky Halloween Art that glows in the dark! Meet local artists Douglas Vanasselstine & Melanie Wilhelm in this exhibit of Glow in the dark, Blacklight reactive 3D Art.
Best Group Idea: Fort Fright – Open 6:30pm-10pm nightly – $20 – All Ages
Fort Fright is a Halloween tradition! Discover the haunted fort with your friends, as scare actors jump out at you and mysterious sounds follow you along the path… you can even participate in an Improbable Escapes game on-site! Pro tip: buy your tickets online & save 1 hour of waiting in line to buy tickets once you get there). Admission is $20+tax/fees.
Runner-Up Best Group Idea: The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ The Screening Room – two screenings: 9:30pm and 11:55pm – All Ages
Let’s do the time warp again! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a magical phenomenon unlike anything ever before seen onscreen. Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) are forced to examine their own sexuality as the voluptuous doctor releases the hidden desires in each of them. Read more about the synposis here. Tickets available at the Box Office 2 hours in advance.
Best Solo Idea: Halloween at Flashback Friday – 10pm-2am – FREE – 19+
This is a solo idea because we know that you’re bound to run into someone you know at the Underground on a Friday night! Don’t forget to wear your favourite costume to compete in the FBF costume contest! The winner(s) will win FREE Underground hats!
Saturday, Oct. 28
Best Date Idea: Theatre – DSS: Embrace @ Theological Hall – two performances: 2pm and 8pm – $4 – All Ages
DSS is theatre that’s written, performed, and directed by Queen’s students. There are four short plays, “The Gay Agenda,” “Not As I Do,” “Olaf the Viking,” and “Isolation Was Welcome,” which explore what it means to embrace yourself, those around you and also embrace new beginnings. Tickets are only $4 to see all 4 shows. Get tickets!
Best Group Idea: The Haunted Mansion $1000 for Best Costume (19+) – 9pm-2am – $10
It’s here! Saturday, October 28th don’t miss the Haunted Mansion Halloween Party presented by 98.9 The Drive and Wolfe Island Spring Craft Brewery! $1000 FOR BEST COSTUME! Featuring a line-up of the best bands in town! Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door. 19+ only.
Runner-Up Best Group Idea: Theatre – BENT @ Baby Grand Theatre – 7pm-9pm
Bent is the story of Max–a homosexual living in Berlin, Germany during the Night of the Long Knives–who goes from living a free, licentious lifestyle to just trying to survive in Dachau. Bent tells of the struggle of accepting one’s identity and finding light in the darkest of places. Get tickets!
Best Solo Idea: Refugee Family Soccer Day – 2pm-5pm – FREE – All Ages
If you like community building and soccer, this is the event for you! This is your chance to gather with Kingston refugee families and Queen’s Students for an unforgettable afternoon at City Park, beside BioSci.
Honourable Mention: ♫ “Stage Villains” @ Grand Theatre – 7:30pm-9:30pm – $50-$60 – All Ages
If you like musical theatre, don’t miss this production directly from Broadway featuring performances of your favourite songs by villains and bad guys! Be engaged by frightening villains and their soul-torn victims singing music from Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll & Hyde, Little Shop of Horrors, Wicked and many more! Featuring a live orchestra and performances from top Canadian and American talents! Get tickets!
Sunday, Oct. 29
Best Date Idea: Juno Award-winning Mike Murley Trio (Jazz) at Chalmers United Church – 2pm-4pm – $20 at the door – All ages
Multi award-winning jazz trio is performing right next to campus (across from MacBrown/The Grad Club). Romantic! You can’t go wrong with jazz!
Runner-Up Best Date Idea: Fresh Air + Frontenacs
Start at the Memorial Centre Farmers Market (between 12pm and 1pm) to grab something to eat, chat with local farmers, and enjoy the fresh air. Then, take a walk downtown via York Street through the fruit belt neighbourhood (by Skeleton/McBurney park) to the Rogers K-ROCK Centre. Buy your tickets at the box office (or online in advance) for the 2pm Kingston Frontenacs vs. Saginaw Spirit hockey game. If you get there early, check out the shops in the concourse (puck drops right at 2pm, game goes until about 4pm).
Best Group Idea: FREE Monster Movies at the Isabel – 7pm-9pm – FREE – All Ages
In the spirit of Halloween, there are four chilling choices for you to vote on: Jaws (1975), The Addams Family (1991), Cabin in the Woods (2012) and Scooby Doo: Monster’s Unleashed (2004). Vote here!
Best Solo Idea: The Isabel String Quartet – 7:30pm-9:30pm – $10-$18 students – All Ages
Add some culture to your weekend with this performance by some incredible Queen’s faculty at the Isabel! Student tickets are $10, $14 or $18, depending on where you sit. Get tickets.
Coming up next week!
Lemon Bucket Orkestra – Thursday, Nov. 2 – This 13-piece band has toured worldwide… and if you like buskers fest, you’ll love this show! Tickets are $16 students, $32 faculty/staff, $39 public. All ages/19+.
Bonus: more date ideas!
Looking for more date ideas? Read this article we wrote for the Kingston Life magazine a few years back!