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Halloween Events in Edmonton

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Nocture: A New Masked Affair
Where: Art Gallery of Alberta
When: Saturday, October 26, 8 pm – 1 am
Cost: $150 (fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Alberta; includes food and drinks)
About: Don a mask and enjoy the “spirit” of Halloween during this evening of glamour inspired by the occultism of the Victorian era. Don’t have a mask? They’ll be plenty of supplies available to craft your own! Explore a haunted house, sip on witch-crafted potions (of the alcoholic variety), dance to music by DJ Mitchmatic, have your fate revealed by a fortune teller, go for a scavenger hunt, and watch some spooky films — sure to be a memorable and bewitching evening!
More Info: www.youraga.ca/nocturne

Can’t make it to the soiree? The Intellection of Lady Spider House instillation exhibit is on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta through January 12, 2014. Renowned multi-media artist Geoffrey Farmer, in collaboration with other international artists, has designed an interactive haunted house exclusively for the Art Gallery of Alberta that guests can engage with and explore.

For the little ones in your life, take them to Halloween at Your AGA on October 30, 10 am – 11 am, to build a mask and explore the gallery while keeping an eye out for goblins!

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror 
Where: Winspear Centre
When: Thursday, October 31, 9:30 pm
Cost: $29
About: Dress up and celebrate Halloween with an unforgettable evening of music and a classic horror film! Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922) was an unauthorized film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Nearly all copies of the film were destroyed under court order, but one print survived and came to be regarded as a masterpiece. Young German organist and composer Mathias Rehfeldt makes his Canadian debut to accompany this bizarre and chilling classic, performing his own original score on the Winspear’s renowned Davis Concert Organ.

Scary-Nasty Improv Show
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: Thursday, October 31, 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 General Admission; $45 Dinner & Show Package
About: The performers from the Die-Nasty improv troupe bring you a Halloween Special full of laughs and screams!
More Info: www.winspearcentre.com

Halloween Ghost Tour
Where: Meet at Walterdale Playhouse, 10322 83 Ave.
When: October 14 – 31, Mon – Thu, 7 pm
Cost: $10
About: Explore the spooky side of Edmonton during a 1 hour and 20 minute walking tour through Old Strathcona. Learn about the history of some historic buildings All tours are outside so dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
More Info: edmontonghosttours.com

Where: Fort Edmonton Park
When: October 25 – 26, 6-10 pm
Cost: $20 per person (Children 2 and under are Free); tickets should be purchased in advance.
About: Fun and fright await children of all ages — come in costume enjoy a walk through the haunted houses, fortune tellers, trick or treating, storytellers, street performers, kids crafts, bonfires, and more! Not afraid of things that go bump in the night? Bigger kids (16+) may want to take part in extra spook-tacular events, like a frightening tour that utilizes strobe lights and smoke effects, extremely loud noises, tight spaces, scary performers, and blackouts (additional charge and registration required).
More Info: www.fortedmontonpark.ca

Where: Walterdale Theatre
When: October 16 – 26
Cost: $12 – $18
About: This lyrical play adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel is provocative, whimsical, and chilling. The vengeful creatures in this story are definitely not the Twilight kind of vampires — prepare to be scared!
More Info: walterdaletheatre.com

Spooky Science
Where: Telus World of Science
When: October 12 – 14, 12:30 – 4:30 pm; October 26 – 27, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Cost: FREE with General Admission ($16.95 Adult; $14.95 Youth (13-17)/Senior (65+); $12.95; Child (3-12)).
About: The spirit of Halloween and science combine in a series of silly experiments! Try some dry ice chemistry and make some gooey slime the first weekend, then meet Shelob the Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula, Dwayne the Emperor Scorpion, and some other creepy, crawly critters.
More Info: www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com

Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Where: Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm
When: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Cost: $12.60 General Admission
About: Enjoy a fall outing to the pumpkin patch and enjoy over 50 family activities including a haunted house, make-a-scarecrow, live music and entertainment, and more! Plus, pick your pumpkin from the patch to take home and carve — additional fees apply based on the size.
More Info: www.prairiegardens.org

Edmonton Corn Maze & Farm of Fear
Where: Highway 627, Spruce Grove, AB
When: Regular Maze open through October 19: Tue – Thu 4 pm – 9 pm; Fri 12 pm – 9 pm; Sat 10 am – 9 pm; Sun 1 pm – 5 pm; Closed Mon.
Farm of Fear Maze: October 23 – 26, 29 – November 1, 7 – 1 0 pm nightly.
Cost: $10 Adults; $8 Child (5-11); Children Under 5 are Free
About: Get lost in the fun of a 15 acre corn maze and use your “passport” to find your way out through the twists and turns. Want to make your outing a little more spooky? Visit the Farm of Fear next door — a neighbouring farmyard, an old barn, and parts of the corn field transform into a spook-tacular walk-through attraction with actors, spooky surprises, and props designed to scare bigger kids (12+).
More Info: www.edmontoncornmaze.ca

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Where: Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre
When: October 26, 11:59 pm
Cost: $12 General Admission
About: It’s a Halloween tradition! Watch this weird yet wonderful cult film favourite on the big screen, with audience participation led by Edmonton’s Shadow Cast group in a musical tribute to B-movie favourites.
More Info: www.metrocinema.org

DedFest Film Fest
Where: Metro Cinema at Garneau Theatre
When: October 16 – 20
Cost: $12 General Admission
About: Edmonton’s insane genre film festival returns with screenings of 16 feature films and various short films from the genres of horror, sci-fi, twisted comedy, and Asian cinema. Some are scary, some are quirky, some are just bizarre… perfect for the silly, scary vibe of Halloween.
More Info: www.dedfest.com

Halloween Theatresports and ChImprov
Where: Citadel Theatre
When: October 25, 7:30 pm & 10 pm; October 26 10 pm
Cost: $12 General Admission
About: Get scared silly at these Halloween-themed improv shows! The hilarious improv troupe Rapid Fire Theatre and “Uncle Zombie” host Halloween Theatresports on Friday night featuring improv and some extra silly, gross-out stunts and tricks. On Saturday night, watch as the improvisers perform Nightmare: The Video Improv Game — a longform improv show. The shows are always unpredictable, but the laughs are guaranteed.
More Info: www.facebook.com/events/1411019062459192/?ref=22 and www.facebook.com/events/223738551117532/?ref=22

World’s Largest Trick or Treat Festival
Where: West Edmonton Mall
When: October 31, 5 – 8 pm
Cost: Free!
About: Little ones dressed in Halloween costumes can follow a Candy Map (pick up at Centre Stage) to find all the treats throughout the mall.

Boo at the Zoo!
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
When: October 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Cost: $13.25 Adult; $11 Youth (13-17); $8 Child (2-12)
About: Don a costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag for an evening of family activities including a Spooky Treat Stop Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Patch Prize Hunt, and a spooky walk through the Extinct Animal Graveyard and Witch Den!
More Info: www.edmonton.ca

Murder Mystery at Muttart: Shaken Not Stirred
Where: Muttart Conservatory
When: Saturday, November 2, 7 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $79 per ticket
About: In a time where Global Warming has become a threat to mankind’s existence, a scientific discovery is made in our very own city that could save the planet… but only if it falls into the right hands. Your night starts with a stroll through the Pyramids, perhaps a drink at the cash bar, and then a delicious buffet style dinner as the intrigue unfolds. Come in costume, prepare to interrogate suspects, and enjoy a night of mystery at this dinner theatre experience.
More Info: www.edmonton.ca

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