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Halloween fun for all this weekend

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Halloween is a huge holiday for adults and kids alike. Costumes, candy and spooky fun are all part of the fall festivities. With Halloween on Monday, the holiday will be celebrated heavily this weekend. Here are a few of the area’s top events:

family-friendly fun


Trick-or-treat Parade at Summit on the Park, 4-7 p.m. Fri. $5-$10. 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton. (734) 394-5460 or

Trunk-or-treat at the Learning Experience, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri. Free. 13860 Canal, Sterling Heights. (586) 566-4685.


Rock O’Ween: children’s songs done rock ‘n’ roll style with Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 9:30 a.m Sat. $12. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Boo at the Nature Zoo with trick-or-treating at Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Belle Isle, Detroit.

Trick-or-treat at Rochester Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-noon Sat. E. Third and Water, Rochester.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs “Halloween at Hogwarts” at Orchestra Hall, 11 a.m. Sat. $15-$20. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.

Halloween Family Party with trick-or-treating at Arab American National Museum, 2-4:30 p.m. Sat. $7, $5 members. Adults don’t need a ticket; children must be accompanied by parent/guardian. 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 582-2266.

Ghost stories at the Cady-Boyer Barn, 6-7:30 p.m. Sat. $4. Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge, Canton.


Treats in the Streets, trick-or-treating in the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit at Detroit Historical Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-7935.

adult events


Halloween-themed adult night at LEOGLAND Discovery Center, 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $23.50. Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4240 Baldwin, Auburn Hills. (866) 622-0605.

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” at Penn Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs. $3. 760 Penniman, Plymouth. (734) 453-0870.


“Dracula” at Hilberry Theatre, 7 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri. and 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. (Nov. 3-6). $25-$30. 4743 Cass, Detroit. (313) 577-2972.

“Evil Dead the Musical” at City Theatre, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. $30. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

Dead Again at Magic Bag, rock, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $12. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. (248) 544-1991.

Damned Art Exhibition and Masquerade at Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom, Thurs.-Sat. $15 and up. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Main Art, midnight Fri.-Sat. $7. 118 N. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 542-5198.


Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat with local bands performing cover songs at Crofoot Ballroom, variety, 7 p.m. Fri. $5. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. (248) 858-9333.

Dia de los Muertos: the Halloween Experience at Garden Theatre, 8 p.m. Fri. $25 and up. 3929 Woodward, Detroit.

Covenfest with Kommander, Nique Love Rhodes Experience, Queens of Noise, the Scrappers and School of Rock at Small’s Bar, rock/hip-hop, 8 p.m. Fri. $10 donation to Turning Point domestic violence shelter. 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. (313) 873-1117.

Halloween party with DJs Godfather, Chrome, Cue, Quest and many more at Vintage House, 8 p.m. Fri. $45 (includes drink tickets and pizza buffet). 31816 Utica, Fraser. (586) 415-5678.

Oddities Expo with taxidermy, creepy dolls, haunting photos and more at North Main Tattoo Studio, 9 p.m. Fri. Free. 418 N. Main, Plymouth. (734) 927-7155.


Carnevale di Venezia: The Grand Masquerade Ball at the Townsend Hotel, 8 p.m. Sat. $60, $110 couples. Black tie dress code. (248) 955-3009 or

Monster’s Ball at Fillmore Detroit, 9 p.m. Sat. $10-$65. 2115 Woodward. (313) 961-5451.


Ghost of Piquette Tour at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, 3 p.m. Sun. $18. Tours leave every 20 minutes until 7:40 p.m. 461 Piquette, Detroit. (313) 872-8759 or

Melody Baetens