Happy Spook Week

The election may be over, but more horror awaits

Halloween | by Gregory Beatty

As if the six-week federal election campaign wasn’t scary enough, now we have to deal with Halloween. Oh well, here are some orange-and-black themed activities to further curdle your blood and freak you out. And for thrills and chills of a cinematic variety, remember to check out Shane’s movie listings. /Gregory Beatty

THURSDAY 24

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Remount of Richard O’Brien’s classic horror/camp musical. Presented by Sterling Productions, with audience participation encouraged. Conexus Arts Centre Convention Hall, Oct. 24-25, 8 p.m. See conexusartscentre.ca.

BOO! A MACABRE EXHIBITION This show of student art from the University of Regina explores themes relevant for Halloween. Fifth Parallel Gallery, until Oct. 30, with a closing reception from 4-6 p.m.

BLACK MUSEUM This Halloween-themed exhibition features artifacts collected by the RCMP over the decades tied to notorious criminals and criminal cases the force has investigated. RCMP Heritage Museum, runs until early November. See rcmphc.com.

GHOST TOUR This bus tour is hosted by Eco-Party and will visit various spooky sites in Regina over a 2.5 hour period. The tour departs from the College Ave. Campus on Oct. 24, 29 and 30 at 6 p.m. See ecoparty.ca.

AL BENESOCKY’S “SHOCK HOUSE” This is billed as Saskatchewan’s premiere haunted house attraction. 1230 Broad St., Oct. 24, 27 and 30-31 from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 25-26 from 7-11 p.m. See theshockhouse.com.

CLUB 66 SOCIAL DANCE Music at this Halloween dance is by Just Us. Regina Seniors’ Centre (2134 Winnipeg), 8 p.m. Includes a light lunch at midnight. See dancinregina.com.

FRIDAY 25

CM GHOST TOURS This family-friendly tour explores the paranormal history of Centennial Market. The tour runs on Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30 at 4 p.m., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. 1230 Broad St. See centennialmarket.ca.

FALL ONE ACT CABARET This annual Regina Little Theatre fundraiser has a Halloween theme. Features bar and food service along with several one-act plays and a costume contest. Performing Arts Centre, Oct. 25-26, doors at 6:30 p.m. See reginalittletheatre.com.

MAGIC AND MYSTERY This evening of magic is presented by International Brotherhood of Magicians. It includes close-up magic and stage shows. Wa Wa Shrine Centre, doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at 306-569-2294.

MONSTER BRAWL VI Live professional wrestling with guest luchadore grappler Super Crazy. Costumes are welcome. Hungarian Club, bell at 8 p.m. See hiwcanada.ca.

MUSIC:

HELLAWEEN PARTY with Bones To Dust, Satisfaction Overload at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

ZENHELLERS GORETASTIC HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR at Mercury Café, show at 9 p.m.

SATURDAY 26

ARTIST TRADING CARDS This group meets regularly at a local gallery to make and trade cards. Today, to mark Halloween, artists are invited to work on an exquisite corpse collage. Dunlop Gallery: Sherwood Branch, 2-4 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

MONSTER MASH FOR MS Halloween-themed party to support research into multiple sclerosis hosted by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Regina branch). Includes DJs, karaoke, costume contest and more. German Club, doors at 8 p.m. Tickets at 306-522-5600.

HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR LATENIGHTER Ghouls and goblins are invited to come out to play at this late night gaming session. Laser Quest (10A Hesse Ave.), 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

MUSIC:

EXTREME HALLOWEEN SCREAM featuring DJs Chester, Space Eagle and Patrick Blue plus macabre visuals at SCES Club. See theexchangelive.ca.

NIGHT OF THE DANCING DEAD featuring Lunar Lander Dance Commander and 2 Beats at Shannon’s Pub, 10 p.m.

HALLOWEEN BASH featuring Big Bad Storm at Broadway’s, 9 p.m.

HALLOWEEN BASH with The Otherz Band and Odd Man Out at the Italian Club, doors at 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 27

MONSTERS & MOUNTIES This family/costume-friendly event includes Halloween crafts, movies, games and more. RCMP Heritage Centre, noon-3 p.m. See rcmpheritagecentre.com.

ESCAPE CANCER This Halloween-themed escape room experience is co-hosted by Escape Manor and Canadian Cancer Society with proceeds to support cancer research. 1975 Broad St., noon-8 p.m. See convio.cancer.ca/goto/EscapeCancer.

LIGHTS OUT: ’TIL DEATH DO US PART This 20-minute escape room on a bridal theme features puzzles, actors and jump scares. 2237 6th Ave., Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 7-10:30 p.m. See district3.ca

MONDAY 28

HALLOWEEN HOWL This family-friendly party includes games, crafts and other children’s activities. Costumes welcome. German Club, 4:30-8 p.m.

TUESDAY 29

TALKIES Jayden Pfeifer and his guest gear up for Halloween by showing the 2011 Disney horror bloodfest Spooky Buddies where a group of puppies go on a murderous rampage. RPL Theatre, 6:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

SCARY MOVIES AT THE OWL This event features a screening of short horror films from the early 20th century with live musical accompaniment. The Owl, 9:30-10:30 p.m. Free admission.

TRIVIA NIGHT Tonight’s theme: Halloween episodes of the TV show The Office. Canadian Brewhouse (4820 Gordon Rd.), 7:30-10:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 30

BUMP IN THE NIGHT Family-friendly Halloween celebration featuring Victorian-era games, crafts, stories and a magic show. Costumed revelers welcome. Government House, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free admission. See governmenthousesk.ca.

SAMHAIN CELEBRATIONS: A HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN Family-friendly evening of treats and presentations on traditions and folklore associated with Halloween. Albert Library, 7-8:30 p.m. See reginalibrary.ca.

THURSDAY 31

FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY This come-and-go party includes crafts, games and hot apple cider. Hosted by Cathedral Area Community Association. Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission.

MUSIC:

A CELTIC HALLOWEEN The Tilted Kilts will supply the music, while Bushwakker supplies the Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale and prizes for a costume contest. Music at 8 p.m. See bushwakker.com.

FRIDAY 1

WASCANA CENTRE’S PUMPKIN WAY This event offers people one last chance to show off their Halloween pumpkins. Includes hot cider and treats. Queen Elizabeth Gardens, 6:30-8:30 p.m. See wascana.ca.

RINGSIDE: FRIGHT NIGHT Live professional wrestling with a Halloween theme. Eastview Community Centre, bell at 8 p.m.

MUSIC:

THE WOLF’S HALLOWEEN HOWL featuring The Wild!, W3apons, Excuses Excuses and Dead Levee at the Exchange. See theexchangelive.ca.

HALLOWEEN BASH with Wonderland and One More Time at Turvey Centre, doors at 7 p.m.

DEATH DISCO featuring DJs Thrashtalk and Robin Mang and visuals by Violet Rayes at the Cure, doors at 9 p.m.

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Dave ’n the Divers and Satisfaction Overload at Revival Music Room, show at 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 2

MUSIC:

HALLOWEEN COVER SHOW featuring local musicians playing sets devoted to The Clash, Turbonegro, Black Flag and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1, 2 and 3. The Cure, show at 9 p.m.