This weekend’s Halloween happenings

Halloween is on Sunday this year, which translates to a weekend full of Halloween events leading up to the day itself. There’s no shortage of things to do, and if you know of more things going on, leave a comment or let me know and I’ll update this post.

  • Amalia’s Mexican restaurant in downtown Bend has several things going on, beginning with their two-day Day of the Dead Halloween Celebration Friday and Saturday. They’ll have an outside tented space on Brooks (the alleyway) behind the restaurant, and will be featuring live music, costume contests, drink specials and more.
  • On Halloween day Amalia’s has a Bike Scavenger Hunt with more costume contests and raffles to win prizes, starting at 1pm and running the rest of the day.
  • On Saturday from 4 to 8pm, the High Desert Museum is featuring Tales of Hallow’s Eve, in what sounds like a pioneer take on Halloween: historic readings (Edgar Allan Poe), jack-o-lanterns, puppet shows, all taking place at the 1880’s Homestead Cabin. It’s $5 per person (members are free).
  • McMenamins Old St. Francis School is having their Halloween party Saturday night, from 9pm on for 21 and older. Show up in costume, of course.
  • Don’t forget the Rocky Horror Picture Show showing at the Tower Theatre starting at 10! It’s $10 and 21 and older as well.
  • Sunday, Halloween, is the Halloween Party at the Riverside Market from 2 to 6pm. Costume contests and lots of activities will be featured.
  • Friday the 29th is the Power 94 Monster Ball, starting at 8pm at the Century Center over on the westside. Featuring live music, $1000 costume contests, a lingerie show, and a haunted house, it’s 21 and over only and costs $10 in advance or $15 at the door. (Advance tickets can be purchased at Spirit Halloween Superstore, Sounds Fast, Lava Lanes or Fusion Fitness.)