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Your weekend: Halloween!

Submitted by on 1, October 24, 2008 – 7:45 amNo Comment

Alamedans take their Halloween fun very seriously. (That’s one of the many things we love about this Island.) We decorate, we welcome a goodly chunk of the East Bay for trick-or-treating, and we celebrate with a wealth of events. So here’s the stuff we know about; if we’ve left anything out, please feel free to add a comment with that information.

Rhythmix Cultural Works is hosting its Fright Night fundraiser on Saturday. The event kicks off with a haunted house and kids costume contest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then they’ll host the grown-up stuff, namely a “Haunted Cabaret” featuring an adult costume contest (with big prizes!) and music from Lee Presson and the Nails, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets for the kid stuff are $10 for adults and for kids entering the costume contest, $5 for kids who don’t enter it, and $35 for the adult event, $50 for costume contest entrants. All the info is here. Rhythmix is at 2513 Blanding Avenue.

Also on Saturday, the USS Hornet is hosting a Monster Bash from 7:30 p.m. to midnight this Saturday, October 25. The event will include live music from the Cocktail Monkeys plus a costume contest and children’s area. Admission is $20, $25 at the door, $10 for kids and free for Hornet museum members. For more information, call 521-8448 x282 or go to the Hornet’s website here.

The Alameda Recreation and Park Department is hosting a haunted house from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Veteran’s Building, 2203 Central Avenue. Admission is $3 for kids, $5 for adults. Proceeds will benefit the Alameda Teen Program. The flyer is here.

The First Presbyterian Church of Alameda’s also got some events this weekend: They’re hosting “Witches Fly & Devils Dance,” a classical and opera Halloween extravaganza, at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors and free for kids 13 and under. Child care will be provided. The church is at 2001 Santa Clara Avenue. More info here. Then on Saturday (didn’t I say we love Halloween around here?), the church hosts its seventh annual Halloween Screams sing-a-long party, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but they’ll be accepting donations. Costumes encouraged. More here.

On Halloween day, both Alameda Towne Centre and Webster Street will host trick-or-treat parties for the kids. Webster Street’s got tricks and treats from 1 to 5 p.m. They’ll have a costume contest, pumpkin giveaway, jumpy house, skee ball, tattoos (not commenting here) and candy for the kids. The flyer is here. Towne Centre’s trick-or-treat party runs from 3 to 5 p.m., and will feature candy and a costume contest for kids under 12, face painting, balloons and music by Hank Hooper. Info here.

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