Weekend Guide - October 29-31

{*Images via In Style Parties}

It’s that time of year again. When those impossibly cute little gremlins and vampires come a-knockin' on your door. Hands outstretched…they scream 'trick or treat'! Until the kiddies arrive on Sunday evening, have a ghoulishly good time this weekend with Halloween parties and spooky happenings.

Still need a costume? Here's your guide to costume shopping madness.

Sitting Scared
FREE Halloween Portraits
What: Take your kids, friends, and yourself to Cindy Gannon’s photography studio for FREE Halloween photos.
Why: Have the talented Cindy Gannon snap your annual fright night photos.
When: Sunday, October 31 from 10am – 5pm, FREE with a minimum $10 donation (food or cash) to the Food Bank.
Where: Cindy Gannon Photo Studio (#127, 10309 107 Street) (map)

Dead Sexy
Century Grill
What: Adults only Halloween party.
Why: Put on your costume and pumpkin party all night.
When: Saturday, October 30 at 8pm
Where: Century Grill (3975 Calgary Trail South) (map)

Scare Tactics
Edmonton Ghost Tours
What:
Stroll the haunted streets on Edmonton a Ghost Tour,
Why:
Hear true stories of ghosts, hauntings and the unknown – and really scare yourself silly for Halloween.
When: Edmonton Ghost Tours occur nightly at 7pm. $10 per soul or $30 per family. No advance booking required, just show up at meeting spot.
Where: 10322- 83rd Avenue in Old Strathcona (meeting spot)

UnHalloween
All Black Party
What: A party for those who love to Dress but hate to dress up! No disguises needed.
Why: Finally, a perfect night out on the town for those trying to escape Halloween.
When: Saturday, October 30 – call for reservations 780.757.6688
Where: Lit Italian Wine Bar
(10132 - 104 Street)

Haunted Theater
Studies in Motion:
The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge
What: View a world invisible to the naked eye, and explore our culture's obsession with images.
Why:
Halloween Sunday, October 31st is ‘Pay What You Can’.
When: Production runs 7:30pm nightly from October 30 – November 14.
Where: Citadel Theatre

Deadmonton
Scream Fest
What: Thrilling haunted houses, conorionists, freaks and carnival games.
Why: Your worst nightmares come true with spine-tingling haunted houses. All these nightmares in one night – The Black Hole, The Ghetto, Dead End, Bates Motel, and Saint Anne’s Hospital.
When: Thursday, October 28 – Sunday, October 31 from 6pm-12am. Tickets start at $20.
Where: Hall A – Northlands (7424 118 Avenue).

Ghosts of Edmonton’s Past
Spooktacular
What: A family fright night at historic Fort Edmonton Park.
Why: The eerie streets of 1905 and 1920 will be full of scares and treats (remember your trick-or-treat bag!)  When: Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 30 from 6-11pm. Tickets are $17.
Where: Fort Edmonton Park (map)

Fields of Fear
Farm of Fear
What: The Edmonton Corn Maze transforms into fields of terror.
Why: It’s really scary. The screams from the corn fields are enough to make you wait in the truck.
When: Wednesday, October 27 – Saturday, October 30 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $12.
Where: Edmonton Corn Maze (map)