KTW has rounded up a long list of Halloween-themed events for the weekend for grown-ups, kids and families alike.
Saturday, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Tumbleweeds Pub, 5220 Bogetti Pl.
Suzi Rawn Band will provide the music for this Halloween party. Cash given for best costumes, spooky drinks and shots available. Party begins at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m., Duchess Nightclub, 377 Tranquille Rd.
Themed drink specials, tunes from DJ Syncromatic and haunted tours of the hotel above the club will be on offer at the Duchess in its pre-Halloween parties. Cover is $5 at the door.
Saturday, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse, 843 Desmond St.
Want a chance to win a handmade carved house door modelled after Han Solo in carbonite? Of course you do — and this is your chance. Cash prizes for best costumes with music provided by DJ King Kong Finger. Party starts at 9 p.m., no cover charge.
Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., McCracken Station Pub, 1626 Valleyview Dr.
Halloween party featuring live entertainment by Noble Crew. Tickets $10 in advance.
Friday, Saturday, Wednesday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cactus Jack’s Nightclub, 130 5th Ave.
Jacks-o’-Lantern will take place over three days and will feature one $1,000 cash prize each day for best costume. DJ D!G D33P will provide the tunes. Tickets are $20 per night in advance and available online at kamtix.ca.
Saturday and Wednesday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Central Station Pub, 126 4th Ave.
Saturday and Wednesday Halloween karaoke in the Central’s Skaraoke event. Prizes and drink specials on offer.
Saturday, 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Duffy’s Neighbourhood Pub, 1797 Pacific Way
Wear a costume for Duffy’s Halloween Bash. Cash prizes for best costume. Buy a $5 ticket in advance for guaranteed seating.
ON THE ROCKS
Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., On the Rocks Pub and Grill, 1265 Rogers Way
OTR’s Halloween Bash features male and female categories for best costume with $250 cash prizes in each. Tickets are $5 in advance at the bar.
Saturday, 9 p.m., Bailey’s Pub, 1050 8th St.
Bailey’s is hosting its Alien Invasion party featuring a live DJ, dancing, cash prizes and drink specials. Tickets are $10.
Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Office Pub and Grill, 2020 Falcon Rd.
Come in costume and sing your favourite karaoke hits. Features food and drink specials and costumes for prizes.
Saturday, 2 p.m., behind The Grind, 125 4th Ave.
In its lucky 13th year, the Kamloops Zombie Walk lives on — or rather, dies on. The undead will walk the streets of downtown again this year, inviting ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, vampires, mummies, banshees, wraiths and zombies alike. To participate, just show up — though if you want to get some practise in on the planned Thriller dance jam, check out the Zombie Walk Facebook page ahead of time. For more information, contact Bonnie McLean, email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sagebrush Theatre, 821 Munro St.
The Kamloops Symphony Orchestra will present a Halloween-themed concert, including music from Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre and Orff’s O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. There will also be music from video games Outlast and Dungeon Hunter and the evening will feature 70 singers from the KSO chorus. Tickets are $42 or $39 for seniors and $10 for youth under age 19, available at the Kamloops Live box office, 1025 Lorne St., 250-374-5483 or online at kamloopslive.ca.
BROCK HOUSE CONTEST
Saturday to Wednesday, Brocklehurst homes
Brocklehurst residents will get a chance to vote on the neighbourhood’s best-decorated house on Halloween. The Brocklehurst Community Association has created a map for voters showing the location of all 12 houses that were entered into the contest this year. Houses will be on display from Saturday, Oct. 27, to Wednesday, Oct. 31. Voting will be held between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday and can be done online at the Brocklehurst Community Association Facebook page or in person at 1124 Schreiner St. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. A map of all locations can be found at facebook.com/brockcommunity.
Wednesday, 8 p.m., Juniper Park, 2150 Qu’appelle Blvd.
The Juniper Ridge Community Association has teamed up with Emerald City Fireworks to make explosions in the sky on Halloween night.
Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tobiano Golf, 38 Holloway Dr.
Dinner and fireworks are on offer at Tobiano’s Black Iron Restaurant. Fireworks after 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended. Call 250-434-5858 to book.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Stage House Theatre, 422 Tranquille Rd.
The Freudian Slips have planned a night of Halloween-themed improv comedy. Tickets are $15 in advance, available online at chimeratheatre.com/tickets or for $20 at the door, cash only.
Friday, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Let’s Move Studio, 831 Victoria St. (rear entrance)
The Voodoo Doll Ball will feature music from Doc and the Disorderlies, a costume contest, a scavenger hunt, grown-up gift bags and a dance party. Tickets are $20 in advance available online at eventbrite.ca, or $30 at the door.
Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., TRU Residence and Conference Centre, multimedia room, 1025 North University Dr.
Try out the Lindy Hop, enjoy some jazz and meet some new people in this Halloween-themed social swing dance night. Beginner lessons start at 7 p.m. and the social dance goes from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost of entry is $5 and no experience or partner is needed.
Saturday, 9 p.m., Zack’s Coffee, 377 Victoria St.
Get ready for a night of covers to rock and punk greats, featuring bands like Adolescents, Ramones, The Kids, Rudimentary Peni and Eyehategod. Cover is $5 or $2 with a costume.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Old Courthouse, 7 West Seymour St.
Kamloops Makerspace and TRU LEAP have teamed up to turn the Old Courthouse into something spooky. Admission is $5 and parental discretion is advised. Proceeds will go to Kamloops Makerspace.
Sunday to Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., 864 Gilmour Pl.
Up for a scare? Kamloops firefighter Jeff Freeze has a haunted house that will stop you in your tracks. Bring along a non-perishable food item or a donation for the Kamloops Food Bank and find out what spooky surprises await.
GRAVEYARD IN THE YARD
until Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., 649 Brentwood Ave.
Up for a spooky graveyard tour? Visit the yard of 649 Brentwood Ave. for a good scare.
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., McArthur Island skate park, 1525 Island Pkwy.
The Kamloops Skateboard Association and 808 & Bench and Brass Monkeys have organized the Halloween Jam skate event. Stop by if you’re hungry — there will be free pizza from downtown pizza shop Pizza Pi.
Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., McArthur Island Park, 1525 Island Pkwy.
Don your best costume and get set for a night of family-friendly scares with decorated routes, candy and draw prizes. Events include a 5K walk/run and a 1K creepy kids fun run. All ages are welcome. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and follow along the pumpkin trail markers. Go online to gethappyevents.net for more information and to register. Last minute registration is available on site from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall, 360 Nicola St.
Fairytale characters will be on hand to celebrate the spooky season. Bring kids in costume for games, dancing, face painting and crafts. Food available for purchase. Tickets are $20 per child, cash only. Call 778-220-0627 or send a Facebook message to Wishing Well Parties and Events for more information.
BOO AT THE ZOO
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., BC Wildlife Park, 9077 Dallas Dr.
The BC Wildlife Park has a lineup of events for its annual Boo at the Zoo theme nights. Events include the birds of prey encounter at 5:30 p.m., elk feeding at 6 p.m., historical swordplay by Lynx Armizare at 6:30 p.m., magic shows by Uncle Chris the Clown at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., candy stations for kids, costume contests, colouring contests, a haunted maze and a pumpkin scavenger hunt.
Tuesday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kamloops Museum & Archives, 207 Seymour St.
Find all the ghosts and ghouls hidden throughout the Kamloops Museum and Archives and win a Halloween treat. Free with museum admission.
FAMILY DANCE PARTY
Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St.
Western Canada Theatre will host a family-friendly Halloween dance party featuring healthy snacks, a spooky Halloween craft table, games and music. Admission is free with a donation to the Kamloops Food Bank suggested. For more information, contact Terri Runnalls, firstname.lastname@example.org.