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Masquerade of Macabre Horror Poetry Show: Welcome with live music, special guests and open mic, costumes and fancy dress. 8 in the evening. Oct. 26 at Eluvium, 810 W. Third Ave. $5 at the door, no one turned around.
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DJ Smuve-Halloween Edition: DJ Smuve cuts it and syncs music to videos on the giant screen, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Blairally Vintage Arcade, 245 Blair Blvd. $5 at the door.
Spooky Night at the Museum: The Springfield Historical Museum hosts a haunted house fundraiser, turning the museum into a spooky journey through local history and water management. The Haunted Museum will be family-friendly, with less scares and more lights from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Then, from 6 p.m., the lights will be dimmed to scare older children and adults. If you make it through, there’s a “recovery station” with photos and free snacks. Cost is $5, $3 free for ages 5 to 18 and under. A family of five or more is $20. The museum is at 590 Main St. For more information, call 541-726-2300.
Ghost Golf: Gather your favorite ghost foursome for 18 holes at Camp Putt, 4006 Franklin Blvd., Eugene. $36 for a group of four from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Register online at willamalane.org.
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Night of the Living Dead: South Eugene Theater will present a play by Autumn Joule from a script by George Romero and John Russo. 7 in the evening. October 27-30. $7 for students, $10 for adults at southeugenetheater.org or at the box office half an hour before the performance. South Eugene High School Theater Auditorium, 400 E. 19th Ave.
Halloween Costume Contest: Down to Earth is hosting an event with three categories (Best Garden, Weirdest Plants, and Best Pet Costume) with a $25 gift card for each winner. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Down to Earth Garden Department, 532 Olive St. at downtoeartheugene.com
Pumpkin Carving and Movie: Gardenway Church hosts a screening of The Paints’ It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Free pumpkins, treats, cocoa and cider. 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the church, 231 N. Garden Way. gardenway.net.
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Halloween Bike Party and Dance Party: Critical Mass hosts a “Petro-Zombies” bike ride. Meet for the trip at 6:30. Oct. 28 at Casey Square (Willamette Street and Broadway), with a dance party at the end of the ride.
Halloween Show at WOW Hall: Candy Picnic, Left on Red, KidKid, Nothing Ever Happens and Mothra play an all-ages Halloween party. Doors open at 19:00, shows at 20:00. at WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door from ticketweb.com
THS Haunted Hallways: Students at Thurston High School have created suggestions and clues to turn every outdoor hallway at Thurston into a truly haunted experience. Students design, direct and execute. Organized by Thurston Theater students as a community initiative. Funds will directly benefit the Thurston Theatre. Oct. 28 at Thurston’s, 333 58th St., Springfield, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 for students, recommended for middle school and older or high tolerance elementary school students.
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Halloween Laser Spectacular: Laser sing-along with Halloween songs, $7, 7pm Oct 28. Eugene Science Center, 2300 Leo Harris Parkway, Eugene. eugenesciencecenter.org
Murder Mystery Party – Who Killed Randy?: Wetlands Brew Pub & Sports Bar hosts a mystery party with a DJ, girls ready for tastings, takeout, prizes, costume contests. 21 and over. 7 in the evening. Oct. 28 at Wetlands, 922 Garfield St. facebook.com/events/842042786811559
Halloween Show at John Henry: Hiding Jekyll, Alamance, House of Dorothy Gale and Re Follem. Costumes are encouraged. Doors open at 20:00, shows at 21:00. Oct. 28 John Henrys, 881 Willamette St. 21 and older. $10 at the door.
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Halloween: Kids can dress up and learn about wildlife at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. Activities, including a scavenger hunt, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 28-31, free with admission. Instead of collecting candy and toys around the zoo, participants can purchase pre-filled goodie bags that are collected at the end of their scavenger hunt (select goodie bag add-ons when making reservations). oregonzoo.org/visit.
Haunted Lagoon: Come dressed in costume for a stroll before changing and diving into the ‘lagoon’. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28-30 at Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St., Springfield. $3 to $10, regular admission. No pre-registration is required. willamalane.org
Halloween Market: Saturday’s market offers Halloween activities, with some stalls offering autumn and Halloween themed products for sale, some trick or treating and costumes will be welcome. Consider face painters and henna artists on the market to complete your costume or cosplay. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Saturday Market, Eighth Avenue and Oak Street.
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Halloween ComicFest Eugene: Radar Toys is hosting the event with special guest artist Ray Friesen, free candy, comics and cosplayers ready to hand out gift cards. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at Radar Toys, 3061 W. 11th Ave. But for free. radartoys.com
Downtown Halloween: A family-friendly Halloween celebration featuring trick-or-treating, costume fun, a spooky fun scavenger hunt, a live DJ, food and craft vendors, a photo booth, a flash mob and even a pet parade. It’s noon until five in the evening. Oct. 28 on West Broadway between Charlton and Oak. eugene-or.gov/4643/Halloween-Downtown
Teal-O-O-Lantern Chest or Trinket: Teal is the food allergy warning color. An inclusive, non-food event for children with food allergies or sugar sensitivities. Items like stickers, pencils, erasers, etc. will be removed from the stems. Come in costume. October 29th from 2:30-4:00pm in the parking lot of Grace Community Fellowship, 989 Country Club Road.
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Trunk or Treat: Hosted by Neighborhood Assembly of God, a family-friendly event featuring treats, a painting area, games, crafts and raffles from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Irving Food Pod, 815 Irving Road, Eugene.
Halloween Bar Crawl: More than five locations, including Doctor’s Pad Tap House, The Barn Light, Horsehead Bar; $25 for single, $20 for group of four or more. Tickets include drink vouchers, promotions. 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Doc’s Pad Taphouse, 710 Willamette St. register Crawl 4-10pm, 10pm-midnight Barn Light After Party. crawlwith.us/eugene/halloween
Suspicious Robes Halloween Bash: Costume party and contest 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Friendly Gardens Food Pod, 2758 Friendly St., Eugene. thegardenonfriendly.com
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Tokes N Treats 2022 Concert: Live music by Resonance, Natsukashii Soul, Ratie D&Band with special guest Mona Mambira, costume contest, fire dance performance, pop-up burlesque show by The Wax Poetry Revue, late night with DJ Tina Dance party . Turner. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., performance at 7:00 p.m. on October 29.