October 27, 2011

Where to scare up some good Halloween fun

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Family-Friendly Halloween Dance Party, kids can wear costumes and enjoy games, crafts, refreshments and dancing, Space Gallery, Portland. $6; free for children under 2. space538.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Goth Ball, dress as a goth or steampunk character and join Gothic Maine for a 21-and-older fashion show, costume contest and dancing, Asylum, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door with costume; $12 at door without costume. gothicmaine.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

"Rocky Horror Picture Show," film screening and live on stage, children must be with adult, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $8, $10. 564-8943. 8 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday.

Haunted Schoolhouse, not suitable for young children, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Sebago Lake. $8; $5 for ages 12 and younger. schoolhousearts.org. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival, kids' activities, entertainment, food, costume parade, 6,000 jack-o-lantern display and more, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. 655-3800. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Yarmouth Pumpkin Run, kids, adults and pets in costume race to benefit Yarmouth Food Pantry, Yarmouth High School. $10 to $45. tiny.cc/pumpkinrun. 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Midcoast Youth Theatre Costume Party and Karaoke Night Fundraiser, costume contest with prizes, cookie decorating and games, Midcoast Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. $10; $25 per family. youth-theater.org. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

"Damnationland," six horror film shorts made by Maine independent filmmakers, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Price not given. rocklandstrand.com. 10 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

Banned Book Film Festival, screening of film "Carrie" (1976; rated R), Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted House and Costume Ball, with music from The Cramps, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10 at the door. mayostreetarts.org. 7 to 10 p.m. (haunted house), 10 p.m. (costume ball) Saturday.

Family Fright Night at the Gardens, treats, costume parade with prizes, live characters, Haunted Fairy Village, crafts and more, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $15; $10 for members. 633-4333. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Dance Party, wear a wild costume, enjoy photo-booth debauchery and dance to local performers, Space Gallery, Portland. $10. space538.org. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Sid Tripp's 16th Annual Halloween Bash, costumes are required (theme is zombies); dance to music from Under the Covers; Mariner's Church Banquet Hall, Portland. $20. Search "Sid Tripp's Halloween Bash" on Facebook. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Three Ring Nightmare Halloween Party, join PortSports for dancing, a costume contest, games and prizes, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $10. http://bit.ly/ql6AU1. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted House and Costume Ball, with live actors; theme is "Science Experiments Gone Wrong"; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Harvest, scarecrow decorating and costume contest, face painting, games, hay and tractor rides and more, Raitt Homestead Farm, Eliot. $3. raittfarmmuseum.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Horrors Spooky Tours, Old Fort Western, Augusta,. $1. 626-2385. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Spooky Car Day, Seal Cove Auto Museum. $4.50, $5; free for children under 12. sealcoveautomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Symphony Spooktacular, hear some of the best-known spooky music by the Portland Symphony Orchestra with the Portland Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $10. tickets.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Dress Up Halloween Bash, mask making, trick-or-treating, slime making, Halloween parade and Monster Mash, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $9; free for children under 18 months. 828-1234. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Unity College Drama Club's Haunted House, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. Free. unity.edu. 5 to 7 p.m. (kid-friendly version); 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Haunted House, Sanford Elks Lodge. Free. 651-5236. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Zombie Night, dress in your zombie finest and take part in the Zombie Walk from Monument Square to the State Theatre, then watch screenings of "Dawn of the Dead" and "Shaun of the Dead," State Theatre, Portland. $8. statetheatreportland.com. 6 p.m. (zombie walk), 7 p.m. (show) Monday.


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