Really, you should just anticipate wearing your Halloween costume all weekend. There's just so much going on, you won't even want to take it off to sleep.
Zoo Boo—We mentioned to Zoo Boo in our Freaky Seven's this week, but I just wanted to let you know that the city is offering a park and ride service from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. The shuttles will be picking up little trick-or-treaters with their adult companions at the Aquarium/Botanic Garden west parking lot (at Tingley and Central) to be transported to a safe and fun Halloween event at the Rio Grande Zoo. Remember not to feed the monkey's any candy. Or the fish. Or the sea lions.
Ski Swap and Snow Show—I'm going ... you should go. Come get your new or used ski and snowboard gear at EXPO New Mexico in the Manual Lujan Building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, plus a ski and snowboard rail jam, Ice Carving Demo and YMCA supervised Kidz Zone. For more info, visit the Ski Swap and Snow Show's website.
Pre-Dia de los Muertos Celebration—Santisima Art Gallery in Old Town is having a grand opening/pre-Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Here's the scoop: a Dia de los Muertos costume contest, a live performance by Folklorico from 7 to 8 p.m., artwork on display by local folks and refreshments. (Don't forget the pet parade and dog costume contest at Bow Wow Blues from noon to 3 p.m. earlier in the day.)
O'Neil's Goes Belly-up—No, no ... not out of business, just full of beautiful belly dancers—Crystal and Victoria of Las Gitanas and Tribe Orient/Golden Ohm to be exact. It's a Halloween Hafla from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.
'80s vs. the Future—Rap and The Booty Green are going to make you shake your groove thing during their Halloween Dance Party at Burt's Tiki Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 28. Dance, synth, rock 'n' roll.
Fire Family Halloween All Womyn Dance Party—Get on over to the Martini Grille at 8 p.m. for a night of dancing on Saturday, Oct. 28. There'll be a costume contest at midnight with a $100 cash prize—that's more than a few jade martinis.
Futures for Children Benefit Par-tay—Come to the Billet Grill from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, in your Halloween best for this free event to benefit Futures for Children. There will be a raffle of more than 100 door prizes, a few costume contests and a surprise entertainer. Bring the fam.
Fears and Beers—The Santa Fe Brewing Co. is hosting a big Halloween bash for the whole family on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The events start at 6 p.m., including a costume contest for adults and kids, a Halloween treasure hunt, food, Oktoberfest beer and live music by the Georgie Angel Blues Band. $5 adults, kids under 12 are free.