Fright Night -- Scaring Up Some Halloween Fun
Pumpkins, ghouls and lots of Little Mermaids, Batmans and clowns are out today - and much of the weekend - to celebrate Halloween.
Whether you're a kid, a parent or just someone who likes to get into the spirit of things, there's plenty to do.
We've gathered the best of family and adult Halloween fun of the weekend. Take your pick!
-- Pacific Science Center Hallmark Haunted Halloween - A Chamber of Chills and eerie spirits in the maze, clue badges to treasure stations, pumpkin decorating, mask-making, story-telling, a Halloween laser show and more, at Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow ($5.50 to $7.50, includes Science Center admission, 443-2001).
-- Woodland Park Zoo's Boo at the Zoo II - Face-painting, mask-making, games, Halloween photos, free goodies and more. Costume parade at 1 p.m. Animal keepers talk about nocturnal animals, including bats, owls, snakes and vultures. Buck 'n' Hank's Immobile Road Show from KMPS radio broadcasts live. The zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; festivities end at 3 p.m. (50 cents to $5, 684-4800).
-- Community Haunted House - A graveyard, spider stew, witches and more (but no violent gore) are part of the parent- and student-built family haunted house, 1 to 8 p.m. today, Pavilion Mall, 17900 Southcenter Parkway. Benefits Tukwila's South Central School District (75 cents).
-- KZOK Haunted House - More scary and probably not for the very little ones, this Des Moines Rotary Club haunt is open from 7 p.m. to midnight, 22030 Cliff Drive S., Des Moines ($3.50).
-- Malls and Other Public Haunts - Many area malls, community centers and other places host treats and tricks for the kids today. Costumes are encouraged, and many also have entertainment.
-- Fremont District, today from noon to 5 p.m., includes live music, contests, ghost stories and face-painting plus treats in the neighborhood around North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North.
-- West Seattle, trick-or-treat The Junction, today from 1 to 3 p.m., for kids 12 and under. Pick up treat bags and maps in Jefferson Square at 42nd Avenue West and Southwest Alaska Street. Also, Fauntleroy YMCA hosts a Halloween Carnival, 6:30 to 9 tonight at 9620 California Ave. S.W. ($1).
-- Factoria, Tia's Quacker Tunes leads off the fun at Factoria Square in South Bellevue, where there's a Halloween Haunt today from 4 to 6 p.m. (FREE).
-- Lake Forest Park Towne Centre at Ballinger Way and Bothell Northeast hosts a Haunted Park, today and tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m. ($2.50).
-- Monroe, family Halloween party with games and treats today from noon to 5 p.m. at Old City Hall, 207 E. Main St. (FREE).
-- Phinney Neighborhood Center's Halloween Carnival, today from 3 to 5 p.m., 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (FREE).
-- Auburn North Shopping Center has a Halloween Costume Parade at noon today followed by merchant trick-or-treats (from 1 to 4 p.m.), 15th Street and Auburn Way North. (FREE).
-- Northgate Shopping Center, trick-or-treating, booths, games and entertainment, today from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (FREE).
-- SeaTac Mall in Federal Way, trick-or-treating and entertainment, today from 4:30 to 7 p.m. (FREE).
-- Totem Lake Mall in Kirkland hosts games and prizes, today from 3 to 5 p.m. (FREE).
-- Bothell, entertainment, face-painting, treats and more, today from noon to 6 p.m., downtown Bothell at Main Street.
-- Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers host carnivals tonight at Alki (684-7430), Ballard (684-4093), Bitter Lake (684-7524), Delridge (684-7423), Loyal Heights (684-4052), Meadowbrook (684-7522) and Van Asselt (386-1921) community centers. Times and admission prices vary (up to $2).
-- Franklin High School Halloween Carnival and Haunted House for elementary students, tonight from 5 to 8 o'clock, 3013 S. Mount Baker Blvd. (canned food donations accepted).
-- Bellevue Parks and Recreation Halloween Carnival, tonight from 5 to 9, North Bellevue Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. (FREE; 451-4106).
-- Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Halloween Party and Swim, today from 4:30 to 7 p.m., 18900 44th Ave. W. ($3; 771-4030).
-- Land of Orange Pumpkin Fest - Remlinger Farms in Carnation has "Barnyard Frolics," puppets, animals, a hay maze and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow ($1; 451-8740).
FOR THE BIGGER FOLKS
-- All Hallows' Eve Concert - Orchestra Seattle plays spooky music including "Symphonie Fantastique," and "Danse Macabre," 8 p.m., Kane Hall, University of Washington. Post-concert costume party ($10-$12, 682-5208).
-- Things that Go Bump in the Night: Chicken Soup Brigade sponsors this yearly Halloween hilarity where the wildest costumes and the liveliest folks gather to dance, parade and otherwise get crazy. Entertainment by The Weather Girls and Ranch Romance. Ages 21 and older. Benefits services for persons living with AIDS; 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Seattle International Trade Center, 2601 Elliott Ave. ($22, 322-2273).
-- Monster Mash - Washington Dance Club sponsors a costume ball with games, entertainment and food, 8 p.m., 1017 Stewart St. ($10, 628-8939).
-- Howl at the Moon Cruise - Haunt Port Gardner Bay aboard the River Queen. Dancing and prizes, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Board at Everett Marina's South Visitor's Dock ($5; 259-2743). Seattle Harbor Tours also has a Halloween costume cruise, 8 to 11 p.m. ($26; 623-1445).
-- Drop Zone - Calvary Temple Seattle hosts ethnic R&B singers The Katina Boyz in a Halloween concert for ages 18 to 35, 8 p.m., 6810 Eighth Ave. N.E. (FREE; 525-7473).
-- Halloween Bash - Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth, ages 14-22, are invited to join in games, contests, music and food, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. St. Co-sponsored by American Friends Service Committee ($3 donation; 322-2735 or 782-2304).
-- Revolutionary Witchcraft - Radical Women host "Revenge of the Dykes, Choicers, Single Moms, Working Moms and Related Rebels," featuring "anti-capitalist cuisine, feminist fortune-telling, non-monogamous dancing, proletarian no-host bar and prizes for the most outrageous political costumes." 7:30 p.m., 5018 Rainier Ave. S. ($3 for dance, $10 for dinner; 722-6057).
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