When you were younger, Mischief Night was about sneaking around after dark, embarking on some light vandalism. We live and we learn. Now, as adults, the night before Halloween, this year landing on Friday, Oct. 30, is reserved for some equally wicked parties.
Not on Mischief Night itself, but the day before, Thursday, Oct. 29, this party at the Mütter Museum (19 S. 22nd St.) includes beer — the museum's special fennel ginger saison and a new sugar pumpkin brew — tunes and bites. The party starts at 6 p.m.
The dead rest no more at Laurel Hill Cemetery (3822 Ridge Ave.), where you'll learn about those laid to rest at the burial ground with the wildest stories. Bring your own flashlight and wander through the headstones and tombs as actors relay the spooky stories. Tours depart every half hour starting at 7 p.m. with the final tour leaving at 9:30 p.m.
Fishtown boutique Toile (1333 Frankford Ave.) hosts a bewitching evening of tarot card readings, tattoo and taxidermy shows, 13 percent-off discounts, music, cocktails and more starting at 7 p.m.
Let your vices come to life at Infusion Lounge (16 S. 2nd St.). Doors open at 9 p.m. for the party featuring DJ Mo Kobeissi, drink deals and other high-rolling amenities.
Come in costume for the Mischief Night edition of Bodyrock, where DJs Mr. Sonny James, lil'dave, Phillee Blunt, Skipmode, Panek and Matthew Law will get you moving well into the night. It starts at 9 p.m. at Franky Bradley's (1320 Chancellor St.).
Costumes are encouraged at the Dolphin Tavern (1539 S. Broad St.) for Unknown Pleasures, the club's goth, post-punk and Joy Division night. Get there before 10 p.m. and you get in for free.
DJ Royale and Francisco Collazo provide the hip-hop, electronic, club and soul soundtrack for a costume dance party at Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.), starting at 10 p.m.
For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.