In the mood for a film? A day of fun with the kids? Rocking out in your spooky finest? Take a look...
Wednesday, October 30
La Festividad de Los Muertos: A screening of Metamorfosis Documentation Project's documentary La Festividad de los Muertos /Lanii Xtee Tugul, about a Zapotec community and their Day of the Dead traditions, rooted in pre-Hispanic indigenous cultures and in pagan and Catholic rituals. 2 pm, free with museum admission. New Mexico History Museum. 113 Lincoln Ave. 476-5100
Thursday, October 31
Bring the kids or someone special to enjoy trick-or-treating, a haunted house, games, face painting and cakewalks. Proceeds go to the Students Helping Students scholarship. Bring some canned goods to donate. 3-6 pm, free admission, haunted house $1. Santa Fe Community College. 6401 Richards Ave. 428-1000
Halloween Costume Dance Party: Nothing like ghouls dancing with the caffeine jitters! Live performances by Evarusnik, Luke Carr's Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand and Grove of Baal. 7:30 pm, $5-$10 sliding scale. Iconik Coffee Roasters. 1600 Lena St. 428-0996.
Night of Horror: A specially arranged screening of the original 1953 House of Wax, in 3-D stereoscope. Dress up as your favorite 1950s Hollywood horror character and join the costume contest, or just enjoy. 6:30 pm, $15-$30. Jean Cocteau Cinema. 418 Montezuma Ave., 466-5528.
Weird Science Carnival: Fun family event with weird experiments, a costume parade, a bouncy house, crazy photo booth, family portraits and a performance of "Thriller." 4-7 pm, museum admission. Santa Fe Children's Museum. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359.
Big Screen Halloween Classics: Watch the classic 1976 sci-fi flick, The Man Who Fell to Earth, where David Bowie plays an alien trying to save his dying planet. 7 pm, $5. Lensic Performing Arts Center. 211 W San Francisco St., 988-1234.
Love Gun: The return of Santa Fe's KISS tribute band for a Halloween bash of wigs, platforms, fake blood and real fire. 7:30 pm, 9:30-close, $5-$7. El Paseo. 208 Galisteo St., 992-2848.
Friday, November 1
Día de Los Muertos Celebration: Live music, dancing and art projects for kids, New Mexican food and hot cocoa. Bring a photo for the altar or a message for the prayer wall. 4-6:30 pm, free. Gerard's House, 3204 Mercantile Court, 424-1800.
Bellatrix & Treats: Santa Fe's beautiful, giant drag performer Bella Gigante goes live with special guest Bob Fox on the piano. Come see the wicked bitch of the Southwest! 8:30 pm, $10. La Casa Sena Cantina, 125 E Palace Ave., 988-9232.
Saturday, November 2
After Halloween Costume Party: An excellent option for those who have a busy week but still want to squeeze the last bit of awesome from this year's Halloween. Come for a beautiful and spooky dance party under the stars with DJ Luna. 6 pm, $10. Chalk Farm Gallery, 729 Canyon Road, 983-7125.
And there you have it. What will you be up to this Halloween?