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Art&Seek Jr: Halloween Happenings You Won’t Want To Miss 9

Halloween is creeping in on little black cat paws. Check out our Superlist of Halloween Happenings and you won’t miss any of the howling good times in our neck of the woods.

Here’s a sample of the creepy, spooky, and extra fun events that we’ve hand picked just for you.

Have yourself a merry little Edgar Allan Poe Halloween this Saturday at the Children’s Center at the downtown Dallas Public Library. The Steampunk style event will celebrate the works of Poe and other tales of assorted Victorian monsters with Halloween games and activities. Kids can visit Frankenstein’s Lab, see scenes from Poe stories in the haunted dungeon, or have their fortunes read by the Mysterious Madame Maria. Also, there will be a costume contest and an opportunity to meet Janet Fox, author of “The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle.”

Photo: City of Dallas

Photo: City of Dallas

After you’ve finished tapping on the chamber door at the library, fly across the street to City Hall Plaza for Pumpkins on the Plaza. This pumpkin-polooza  includes a costume contest, pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting, story time, interactive games, music, entertainment, food trucks and oodles of floating pumpkins in the fountain at City Hall. After the sun goes down, stick around and get your groove on, at a Glow Party. New this year, it’s a dance party on the Plaza complete with glow sticks from 7 – 8 p.m.

Photo: Lawrence Jenkins/Dallas Children's Theater

Photo: Lawrence Jenkins/Dallas Children’s Theater

If a little bit scary is what you’re craving, then check out Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of “Ghouls and Graveyards.” The multi-talented DCT Teen Scene Players bring to you a collection of stories from horror’s greatest authors—Edgar Allan Poe and W. W. Jacobs—plus their own Texas ghost lore. To get you in the Halloween mood, the Studio Theater is transformed into a frightfully foggy and fun spookfest as a ghostly figure on stage welcomes you into the theater. This show is best for kiddos 12 and up, so leave the tiny monsters at home. The show runs weekends through Sat. Oct. 29 so get your tickets today.

photo: Celina Main Street

The Force will be strong in Downtown Celina this Saturday for the 3rd Annual Star Wars on the Square. Highlights of the free family-friendly event include a trivia contest, an inflatable obstacle course, themed music and free hot dogs. The little Ewoks can participate in light saber training, a costume contest, and a spaceship contest (build it at home and bring for judging). After the sun goes down, set up your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free outdoor showing of ‘Rogue One’ (PG-13).

If there was a soundtrack for Halloween it would have to include music from ‘Harry Potter.’ Hear the magical sounds of everyone’s favorite wizard this Saturday at White’s Chapel in Southlake as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Halloween with Harry Potter, a concert featuring–you guessed it–favorite themes from the ‘Harry Potter’ films. It’s an afternoon of magic and music as you listen to such songs as “Hedwig’s Theme,” and  “Nimbus 2000.” Concert-goers are invited to attend in their Hogwarts-regalia or their muggle clothes. Be sure to get there early for a kid-friendly instrument petting zoo.