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A Spooky Night at the Museum

There are many indicators that signal the onset of All Hallows' Eve. From candy corn to paper ghosts hanging from trees, nothing spells Halloween like a good, old-fashioned spook fest. But another sign that the fateful day is approaching is a frightful, adults-only extravaganza, in the form of the 3rd annual Fright Night at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (1801 Mountain NW).

It's time to get into those costumes you've been conjuring since that first leaf fell from that high branch and boogie the night away with live music by Soul Kitchen, a full cash bar (but take some dollar bills; there's no ATM on the premises), never-before-seen planetarium shows, night sky viewing in the observatory and cocktails with a curator. Basically, let the museum become your playground for a night. This 21-plus shindig happens tomorrow night, starting at 6:30pm. The event goes until midnight, so it'll do you good to get a sitter for the young'uns. Tickets will run you $9 (general admission), $8 (museum members) and $7 (students). For more info head to nmnaturalhistory.org. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science • Fri Oct 24 • 6:30pm-midnight • $7-$9 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar