13 things to do in Indy on Friday the 13th

Spooky season is back for one day only — spend it well.

A black cat sitting in a cat cafe

Meet Tequila — a 7-month-old looking for a home at Nine Lives Cat Cafe.

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Feeling superstitious? We’ve rounded up a checklist of local activities on Friday the 13th (commonly known as the most unlucky day of the year). Do one or all of them — just don’t attempt them under a ladder.

Adopt a black cat.

Did you know that black cats are the least likely to be adopted? You can do your part to fix that stat by stopping by Nine Lives Cat Cafe, Indy Humane, or Indianapolis Animal Care Services and making a new furrever friend.

Find a good luck charm.

Might we suggest stopping by Silver in the City to peruse its collection of pendants, which includes an assortment of Hoosier themes?

Get a baker’s dozen.

Make the most out of an unlucky day by treating yourself (and the office) to a baker’s dozen of donuts from Long’s Bakery or 13 croissants from Amelia’s.

Find a building without a 13th floor.

Yes, it’s a thing in Indy. There are several hotels around town that abstain from having a cursed floor, including The Conrad and the JW Marriott.

Take part in a superstition.

Check out IndyStar’s list of made-up local superstitions for 13 ways you can avoid disaster that are just too real. Our fave? Check out No. 7 — “What goes around, comes aroundabout.”

Swap your clothes.

Looking for a wardrobe refresh? Market Vintage is hosting a one-day-only Freaky Friday Clothing Swap from 6-8 p.m. with tarot readings and a small biz pop-up.

Cheers to an unlucky day.

Head to 8th Day Distillery for its Friday the 13th event, during which it will feature specialty cocktails and serve pizza from Pi Indy.

Get a flash tattoo.

Commemorate this day forever. We heard that Big Lew’s Tattoos is having a special deal on $31 tats starting at 11 a.m. today, as well as Infamous Tattoo Studio.

Go on a haunted tour.

Grab a copy of Irvington Haunts and take a self-guided tour around the historic east side neighborhood.

Look for a four-leaf clover.

Make your own luck by hunting down a shamrock in White River State Park during your lunch break or stop by Eagle Creek Park on your way home from work.

Get your cards read.

We see a psychic in your future. If you’re into that sort of thing, we’ve put a roundup of a few local spots to get some insight.

See a spooky movie.

Kan-Kan Cinema & Brasserie is showing the new horror movie Skinamarink for one week only starting today.

Stay at home and read a book.

We’re not saying you’ll run into harm if you venture outside the house on this unlucky day, but if you’d rather be safe than sorry, we recommend reading up on the Circle City’s legends with Mythic Indy.

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