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What’s On East Van: October 19th Edition

19 Oct

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming week.  Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Fright Nights – Playland – October 19-21

Fright Nights is now on at Playland nightly at 7:00 pm until October 31st (save for October 22nd and 23rd).  If you like things ghlouish, scary and to get your heart racing, this is your spot.  Advance tickets recommended, some evenings to sell out.

Election Day – City of Vancouver – October 20th

It’s voting day this Saturday at many locations throughout the City from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.  There are, in case you missed it, 158 candidates for 27 positions for Mayor, School Board, Council Members and Parks Board.  Even if you don’t know who to vote for in all positions, vote for the ones you want.  If you are unsure where to vote, the City has a Where To Vote. You only need to put in your postal code and it will give you the polling stations in that area. Remember to bring ID when you go to vote.

The Shakespeare Show – Havana Theatre – October 19th & 20th

Monster Theatre presents The Shakespeare Show filled with tragic heroes, a few witches Anne Hathaway and Queen Elizabeth at Havana Theatre Friday & Saturday night. Tickets are $15-20 and available online through Showpass.

East Van Opry – Rio Theatre – October 20th

This Saturday you are invited to the East Van Opry. Now in its sixth year, the event happens at the Rio Theatre this Saturday night. Expect an eclectic mix of this City’s stage performers. Advance tickets are $24, or at the door for $28.  Visit The Rio Theatre for tickets.

Pumpkin Carving & Beer – Parallel 49 Brewing – October 21st

Parallel 49 Street Kitchen invites you down for a day of pumpkin carving. They will supply the tools and the pumpkins. Of course the Street Kitchen has some great eats and beer as well. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.  Event happens 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Retro Design & Antiques Fair – Croatian Cultural Centre – October 21st

If you love collectibles, vintage, funky kitschy items, maybe a little art deco, the Retro Design & Antiques Fair is the place to be this Sunday. There will be a 175 tables at the Croatian Cultural Centre to browse.  Event happens 10:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 at the door, children under 13 are free.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for something new to check out? Reminder Caffe La Tana just opened next to Pepino’s Spaghetti House. Cafe is open 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. If it’s live music you are after, the Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

Two Farmer Markets happening this weekend – Saturday it’s Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm) and Trout Lake (9 am – 2 pm). To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

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Halloween Events In East Vancouver

24 Oct

HalloweenPumpkin&LanternIf you are looking for something to do for Halloween, there are no lack of events this year. We have set out a sampling of some of the events happening in East Van.  If you plan on staying in this Halloween and catching up on a scary flick or two,  we recommend stopping into Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive to stock up.   If you want to go out and play, here’s What’s On: 

Parade of Lost Souls. This popular East Van tradition is back on Saturday, October 28th. This year’s theme is Alter Ego. The exact location of the event will be announced at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website. As in past years, you can expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music by East Van’s own Carnival Band among others, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The event features the Parade of Lost Souls which takes place near the ‘to be announced location in East Vancouver from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This event is free and for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. For those wishing to carry on after the parade, there is an After Party at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:30 pm until 2:00 am.

Fright Nights. Playland is hosting 8 haunted houses including a new Keepers Doll Factory, 20 rides (5 more than last year we hear).  Fright Nights is on October 6th to October 31st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere). Tickets are available online at FrightNights.ca and can be purchased for a specific night.

Rio Theatre. The Rio has you covered leading up to Halloween. They kick things off on Friday night with Beetlejuice followed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Rocky Horror Picture Show rounding out the evening.   They’ve got you covered all weekend long two more showings of The Horror Picture Show on the Saturday and Sunday nights.  Plus Sunday a showing of Poltergeist and The Ghostbusters.

Halloween-Drive In Movie: Wesgroup Property and Fresh Air Cinemas brings you double feature drive-in movies to SE Vancouver along the Fraser River (Boundary Road and SE Marine Drive). Saturday, October 28th they will be starting off the evening with a showing of Casper followed by The Shining.  There will be a second round of movies Sunday, October 29th (rescheduled for the rained out event October 21st) with starts off with ET and is followed by Friday the 13th.  Perfect shows for Halloween weekend.  Cost if $20 per carload for 1 movie, $30 per carload for double feature.

80s Halloween  Party – Federico’s Supper Club is hosting an 80s Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th. The evening includes a 3 course dinner with a live music show by Mark Olexson and The A-Deez which sets the night up for dancing to great 80s music.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES

Trout Lake Community Centre: Halloween Celebration – Saturday, October 28th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones. There is a cost of $4.00 per child.

Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch:  On Saturday, October 28th Hastings Elementary School is hosting their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Grab a pumpkin, a bite and enjoy some live music from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Spook-Tacular Science World On The Road: River District is hosting some Halloween down along the Fraser River Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm with a live science show happening from 1:00 – 1:30 pm after which they’ll have ‘science on the spot’ demo stations for everyone to experience.

Halloween On The Drive: Commercial Drive Business Improvement Society is hosting some family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday, October 28th with many local businesses participating and handing out Halloween candy. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Grandview Park, the Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting free family fun including face painting, balloon twisting, caricatures and photo booths for those that want pics on their costume. The night will be topped off with fireworks from 7:30 to 8:00 pm in Grandview Park.Halloween-SpiderWebs

 

What’s On East Van: October 20, 2017

20 Oct

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Lots happening in East Van this next week.  Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out cool events for the upcoming week. Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Eastside Flea – Harvest Market – October 20, 2017

Eastside Flea is back to hosting Friday night events featuring food, music and a handful of select artisans. Check out their space in the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. Things get under way at 6:00 pm and go till 10:00 pm. Admission is $3 or $5 for a weekend pass if you wish to stop by on the weekend and check out the 50 vendors that’ll be on hand.

Movie ‘Long Time Running’ – Rio Theatre – October 21, 2017

The Tragically Hip documentary LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles the emotionally epic iconic Canadian band’s now-legendary 2016 tour that captured the heart of the nation. Movie shows at 4:15 pm this Saturday at the Rio Theatre.

Halloween Drive-In Movie – River District – October 21, 2017

Looking to get a head start on the Halloween fun, you can take in a Drive-Movie at River District in SE Vancouver this Saturday night. Fresh Air Cinemas will be showing ET at 7:00 pm followed by Friday the 13th – Part 3 in 3D following at approximately 9:30 pm.   Cost is $20 per carload for 1 movie or $30 per carload for 2 movies. Buy tickets in advance online and receive $5.00 off with code RIVERDISTRICT.

Oktoberfest – The Alpen Club – October 20 & 21, 2017

This is your last weekend to get your fill of German beer and food along with some live music? Oktoberfest happens again this weekend at The Alpen Club.

Fright Nights – Playland – Now Until October 31, 2017 

If you are looking to be scared out of your wits, now is your chance while Fright Nights is on at Playland. This year includes 8 haunted houses and 20 rides.  Fright Nights is on nightly now until October 31st. Discounts for online purchases.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre 

If you are looking to take in some live jazz this weekend, Pat’s Brew Pub has the Ben Henriques Set on Saturday, October 21st from 3-7 pm.  Sunday Tangent Cafe features more live jazz with Nicholas Bracewell from 6-9 pm. If you are looking for live theatre, Viva is on Friday and Saturday night at Havana. It’s a story of unconditional love. The play follows two strangers, Alice and Graeme, whose lives become intertwined over the course of one night in Las Vegas, but it’s what you think.  To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

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Halloween Events Happening In East Van For 2016

13 Oct

halloween-night2Lots of great events happening for Halloween this year in East Vancouver. We have set out a sampling of some of the events we’ve come across so far and will add to this list. Of course, if you are staying in this Halloween to hand out candy to the wee ones, Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive has you covered for Halloween movies. If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free drop us a line at IliveInEastVan@gmail.com.

Parade of Lost Souls. This popular East Van tradition is back on Saturday, October 29th. The exact location will be announced at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website. As in past years, you can expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music by East Van’s own Carnival Band among others, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The Parade of Lost Souls will take place in East Vancouver on October 29th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This event is free and for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. For those wishing to carry on after the parade, there is an After Party at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am. The after party will feature performances by Leland Riiivr, The Tailor, Tripzy Leary, Helixza and include dancers Shannon Renae, Marley Skye, Kosmic Kitty, Kin Leung and Lotus.  Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and are now SOLD OUT.

Fright Nights. Playland is hosting 7 haunted houses including a new Keepers Doll Factory, 15 rides and 2 live shows. Fright Nights is now nightly starting at 7:00 pm. until October 31st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere). Tickets are available online at FrightNights.ca and can be purchased for a specific night.

Rio Theatre. The Rio has you covered not only on Halloween Night, but days leading up to the big night starting with The Critical Hit Show Comedy Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 26th. On Thursday, October 27th, 28th and 29th  Geekenders hosted by Richard O’Brien hosts the Rocky Horror Show. Saturday’s show is followed by a personal favourite, the original Ghostbusters movie and a Halloween Party.  Sunday, October 30th, the Rio has a spooky good line up of movies with Blood Lions at 12:30 pm, followed by The Witches at 4:00 pm, then The Addams Family at 6:15 pm and finishing the day with Rosemary’s Baby at 8:30 pm. For Halloween, they are featuring Beetlejuice at 6:30 pm, followed by The Exorcist at 8:30 pm and finishing up the evening with, but of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Edition at 11:30 pm. Advance tickets are available online.

Morgue-A-Rita Madness – Sips Cocktail Emporium is hosting a Halloween bash on Friday, October 28th with Gravely & Sons.  Tickets are $20 per person which includes 2 complimentary drinks as well as a ballot in their costume contest.

The Zombie Hotel At The Waldorf. This is a multi room affair featuring DJs, dancing and much more.

80s Halloween  Party – Federico’s Supper Club is hosting an 80s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th. The evening includes a 3 course dinner with a live music show by Mark Olexson and The A-Deez which sets the night up for dancing.

Halloween Drive-In Movie – River District in SE Vancouver is hosting a number of Halloween movies on the weekends of October 21st/22nd and October 28th/29th. You can load up the car (up to 8 people) for $20 and watch Beetlejuice, Scream, Hotel Transylvania 2, Alien, Edward Scissorhands, The Blair Witch Project, Monsters Inc. and Halloween. Gates open at 5:30 pm each evening and snacks and food trucks will be on hand. For more information or to purchase your advance ticket, visit River District.

Halloween On The Drive – There will be lots of free family fun on Commercial Drive on Monday, October 31st. The day starts off with an offering of FREE Margherita Pizzetta’s at Famoso from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, but note you must be under 12 years of age. From 4:30 to 6:00 pm, there will be trick or treating at a number of merchants on the Drive from Venables to 13th Avenue. To see which merchants are participating, visit TheDrive.ca. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Grandview Park, the Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting free family fun including face painting, balloon twisting, caricatures and photo booths for those that want pics on their costume. The night will be topped off with fireworks from 7:30 to 8:00 pm in Grandview Park.

Dia De Los Muertos – 33 Acres Brewing is hosting an evening to celebrate the Day of the Dead on Friday, October 29th. You are invited to dress up, bring you dancing shoes and an appetite, there will be tacos. Oh and live music from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.

Rocky’s Halloween Party – Rocky Mountain Flatbread is hosting a Halloween Party for families on October 3oth from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at their Main Street location.  They are planning to have monster face pizza making for $8.50 per child, creepy crawly candy bar, face painting and a few other surprises. Costumes of course are encouraged!

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES:

Trout Lake Community Centre: Halloween Celebration – Saturday, October 29th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones. There is a cost of $4.00 per child.

Britannia Community Centre: Halloween Howl – Saturday, October 29th (1–8 years). You are invited to a FREE spooky community event with entertainment and ghostly games and, of course, tricks and treats.  Event takes place in Gym D from Noon to 2:00 pm.

Britannia Community Centre: Family Pumpkin Carving – Sunday, October 30th.  Come carve a pumpkin for $6.00 which includes 2 pumpkins for a family of 4, additional pumpkins can be purchased for $3.00. Pumpkins must be carved at the centre and children under 12 must have a parent or caregiver present. Registration is required prior to October 22nd.

Sunset Community Centre: Haunted Halloween – Friday, October 28th  6:30 to 9:00 pm.  Come check out their spooky haunted houses, crafts and trick or treating. This is a free event for all ages.

Renfrew Park Community Centre: Halloween Party – Saturday, October 29th. You are invited to an afternoon of games, crafts, costumes, treats and a bouncy castle from Noon – 3 pm. Cost is $5 per child.

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Halloween Events In East Vancouver 2015

21 Oct

halloween-night2Lots of fun events coming to East Vancouver for Halloween for the big kids and the wee ones.  We have set out a sampling of some of the events. Of course, if you are staying in to hand out Halloween candy to the wee ones, Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive has you covered for Halloween movies. If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free drop us a line at IliveInEastVan@gmail.com

Parade of Lost Souls. This popular East Van tradition takes place on October 31st. The exact location will be announced at midnight on October 30th on the Dusty Flowerpot website. You can expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music by East Van’s own Carnival Band among others, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The Parade of Lost Souls will take place in East Vancouver on October 31st 7:00 – 10:00 pm. This event is free and for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. For those wishing to carry on after the parade, there is an After Party at The Hall on Venables Street. The after party will feature performances by The Tailor, Sweet Anomaly, Orkestar Slivovica, Bone Rattle Burlesque and much more.  Tickets are available in advance and at the information booth the night of the parade.

Fright Nights. Playland is hosting 7 haunted houses, 15 rides, a fire show, Monsters of Schlock and the Radiant Heat Show. Fright Nights is now on until November 1st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere) tickets are available online at FrightNights.ca.

Rio Theatre. On Saturday, October 31st, the Rio Theatre has you covered for scary movies.  They are starting the night with Jack Nicholson in The Shining at 6:15 pm, then Halloween at 9:15 pm and ending with From Dusk Till Dawn at 11:30 pm.  Advance tickets are available online.

7 Deadly Sins At The Waldorf. 7 Deadly Sins is happening at The Waldorf.  This is a multi room affair featuring DJs, dancing and much more. The event gets underway at 8:00 pm and tickets are $35 and going quick.

Dogwood Brewing – Costume Kegger. The fine folks at Dogwood Brewing in SE Vancouver are throwing a Costume Kegger this Halloween. As the name depicts, costumes are encouraged.  Tickets are $30 and includes meal ticket for Disco Cheetah, beer tickets, a DJ, games and shuttle transportation to and from Cambie/Marine Skytrain Station.  The event kicks off at 8:00 pm and will go till 1:30 am.  Tickets are available online at Eventbrite.

Halloween Drive-In Movie Night. You are invited to check out a Halloween Drive-In movie series which will be held this weekend and next at River District in SE Vancouver.  Load up the car with your family and/or friends for the early movie which is family friendly at 7:00 pm on October 24th which is showing Hocus Pocus OR you can opt for the later scary movie for the adults at 9:00 pm which features The Thing.  On Friday, October 30th, they will be doing it all over again. On this Freaky Friday they will be showing The Nightmare Before Christmas at 7:00 pm and for the adult scary movie it will be The Lost Boys at 9:30 pm. The drive-in theatre is located at Boundary Road and East Kent Avenue North. Cost is $20 per car load plus taxes.  Free popcorn for the early movie and 4 food trucks and a snack bar will be on site. You can purchase tickets in advance online.

Halloween On The Drive – The Commercial Drive Business Society invites you and your family down for a FREE family event on Saturday, October 31st. From 12:30 to 4:30 pm, kids under the age of 12 can stop by Famoso Pizzeria on Commercial Drive for a free Margherita Pizzetta. From 4:30 to 6:30 pm, there will be ‘trick or treating’ along The Drive from Venables Street to 13th Avenue.  Participating merchants will have a “TREATS HERE” sign in their windows. Stop by the Southwest corner of Grandview Park between 6:00 and 7:30 pm for a chance to win a prize pack from local merchants.  And to top things off, there will be a fireworks finale at Grandview Park between 7:30 and 8:00 pm.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES:

Trout Lake Community Centre: Halloween Celebration – Saturday, October 31st 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones. There is a cost of $4.00 per child.

Britannia Community Centre: Halloween Howl – Saturday, October 31st (1–8 years). You are invited to a FREE spooky community event with entertainment and ghostly games and, of course, tricks and treats.  Event takes place in Gym D from Noon to 2:00 pm. Treats for the first 100 kids.

Britannia Community Centre – The Ghost Caravan – Kids Theatre Show – Sunday, October 25th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Local children are invited to come out and be a part of The Kids Theatre Show at the Parade of Lost Souls.  They ask that you imagine two ghostly figures riding two white bicycles.  Behind them, like a horse drawn carriage, there is a portable theatre from which costumed characters emerge which will be played by local children.  To learn more, stop by the Cafeteria at Britannia Community Centre and check out what’s happening.

Sunset Community Centre: Haunted Halloween – Friday, October 30th  6:30 to 9:00 pm.  Come check out their spooky haunted houses, crafts and trick or treating. This is a free event for all ages.

Sunset Community Centre: Halloween Skate – Thursday, October 29th 3:00 to 4:15 pm. Dress up in your Halloween costume and skate this spooktacular event. Regular admission and rental fees apply.

Happy Halloween

 

Upcoming Halloween Events In East Vancouver

23 Oct

halloween-night2Lots of fun events coming to East Vancouver for Halloween, that includes for the big kids and the wee ones.  We have set out a sampling of some of the events happening in East Van. This is by no means a comprehensive list.  If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free to add a comment below, or email us directly at createveinvan@gmail.com:

Encore 80’s Night Halloween Party with Mark Olexson and the A-Deez at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, on Friday, October 31st. Three course meal for $50 (includes dinner, show fee concert & dancing). Dinner from 6:30 pm, Performance 10:00 pm.  To make your reservation T:  604-251-3473.

Variety Show ‘Showcase From The Crypt’ at the Rio Theatre. You are invited to put on your costume for a spooktacular show at the Rio Theatre on Friday, October 31st at 8:00 pm.   The Cryptkeeper, along with his co-hosts The Vault Keeper and the Old Witch to name but a few, will keep things going through out the night. These ghoulish hosts will be holding costume contests and trivia games. Then The Fictionals take over to do some ghastly Improv. As well, you can expect some Burlesque from the fiery ginger Dezi Dezire. Also on deck are the burning fire dancing skills of Vesper Sephony. Last but not least, The Gentlemen Hecklers bring you a special tale that promises to make your sides split. Advance tickets are available for $12 and tickets at the door will be $15.  Note, this is a 19+ event with bar service

Halloween Night Tribute Terror at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, with a long line up of music including The Ramores, The Dirty Magazines,  The Manglers, The Spasms and featuring members of The Jolts – SNFU – Go for Three – Cast of 1000s – Dirt – Death Sentence – Swank – The Hip Type – The Enigmas – The New Black – Nervous Talk – Insex – The Pasties – The Choir Practice – The Cadaver Dogs – Jackalope – Thrill Squad – The Cane Toads – The Ballentynes – The Excessives – Little Guitar Army.  Doors open at 8:00 pm, music at 9:00 pm SHARP! This is a 19+ event. Tickets are $15 and available at The Wise Hall & Lounge, Red Cat Records & Highlife Records .

Parade of Lost Souls. This is a beloved East Van event with the location to be announced at midnight October 31st on the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. Expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The Parade of Lost Souls will take place in East Vancouver on November 1st 7:00 – 10:00 pm. This event is free, all ages. Costumes are encouraged.

Fright Nights at Playland, 2901 E. Hastings St.  Seven haunted houses, 13 rides, a fire show, sideshow comedy and Monsters of Schlock. Fright Nights is now on until November 1st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere) tickets $29 – $63 and available at FrightNights.ca.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES:

Trick Or Treat in the East Village:  October 25th Sat. Noon – 3:00 pm.  Come dressed in your Halloween finest and trick or treat your way along the stretch from 2100 to 2800 East Hastings Street.

Trout Lake Community Centre: Saturday, October 25th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Calling all Halloween costumers. You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones Registration required. $4.00 per child

Britannia Community Centre: Halloween Howl – Sat. October 25th  (1 – 8 years). You are invited to a FREE spooky community events with entertainment and ghostly games and, of course, tricks and treats.   Event takes place in Gym D from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Britannia Community Centre: Family Pumpkin Carving – Sun, October 26th (1:00 – 3:00 pm). You are invited to come celebrate Halloween by carving a pumpkin with your family. Cost is based on a family of 4 and will include 2 pumpkins. Additional pumpkins can be purchased for $3 but must be done at the centre. Registration is requested.  Hot chocolate and carving utensils will be provided. All children under 12 years of age must have a parent or guardian present. Cost is $6.

Sunset Community Centre:  Haunted House & Carnival – October 24th  6:30 – 9:00 pm.  Haunted House, carnival games, trick or treating & concessions. This is a FREE event for all ages.

Happy Halloween!

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