The Rome Comedy Club, founded by an Italo-American expat, is the city’s only English-speaking stand-up group. Its monthly open mic nights bring together Rome’s funniest characters (expats and Italians) and you can be sure the club will have some particularly ghoulish entertainment in store for Halloween evening. Reserve your table here.
Teatro Douze: Trastevere Via del Cipresso 12, Rome, Italy, +39 3476753522
Kick off the weekend with a dance party at Goa, a gothic techno and house nightclub in the Ostiense neighborhood. The club will host DJs Rhadoo from Romania and Domenico Rosa from Italy as part of its RA in Residence evenings. If you’re into electronic music and an underground vibe, it’s an evening you won’t want to miss.
This underground club located close to Termini Station is one of the hippest venues in the city. Exceedingly dark, covered in mirrors and featuring a smokey atmosphere, Vicious attracts a trendy low-key crowd that arrive well past midnight and dance until the morning. Young Roman talents Inherent and Owl will provide the soundtrack to Saturday night’s fest.
The hip and secretive event planning collective Doppia Palma is hosting a special evening, in a yet-to-be-announced location, in collaboration with the Cinematic Folks film community. There will be a screening of cult classic Donnie Darko followed by food and drinks provided by the Testaccio Food Market and then a DJ set of new wave and electronic music. Sign up for the event on Facebook for more details.
Few things say dark and moody autumn evenings quite like The Cure. Catch the beloved English rock band playing live in Rome at the Palalottomatica auditorium in the EUR neighborhood, with Scottish post-punk indie rock band The Twilight Sad opening the show.
Teatro Quirinetta, a historic café-theater from the 1920s, hosts a select number of events and performances each year, including an invigorating Halloween party. This year, the theme is based on paranormal and supernatural activity, paying nod to the psychological horror film The Ring. More info here.
Teatro Quirinetta: Via Marco Minghetti 5, Rome, Italy, +39 06 69925616
Celebrate Halloween during the closing night of the Outdoor Festival with ‘Spanish Night‘, a collaboration with the ASALTO International Urban Art Festival held each September in Zaragoza. The evening will include a DJ set by Francesco Tristano, an experimental pianist and composer from Luxembourg who composes classical and electronic music.