Best Bets: Halloween fun starts earlyPublished 12:49pm Friday, October 26, 2012
Halloween isn’t officially on this weekend, but there will be time to celebrate with plenty of local opportunities for entertainment. Not everything has to be scary to be entertaining, though. Take a note: Here’s what is happening.
1. Free magic
Magic may not be the spookiest thing in the world, but it can and will fit into the scheme of Halloween festivities on Friday night. The Village Cooperative is hosting a free magic show at its location behind Walmart at 2301 10th St. NW.
2. Rockin’ Halloween
Get ready to rock for Halloween at the Paramount Theatre, 125 Fourth Ave. NE. Caravan du Nord, a rock show featuring 4onthefloor, Me and My Arrow and Angel will hit the stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $5 at the door.
3. Haunted greenhouse
Not scary enough for you? Then try a haunted house. The Mower County 4-H ambassadors are hosting a haunted greenhouse from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Super Fresh garden center, 2101 Fourth St. NW. Tickets are $5.
4. An early Thanksgiving
Skip Halloween for second; the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center is thinking Thanksgiving. The Nature Center is hosting its Thanksgiving feast from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at St. Edward’s Corcoran Center, 2001 Second Ave. NW. Tickets are $35.
5. Car show benefit
Is it too late in the season for a car show? No. A car show benefit for Tim Davidson, who has been battling cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, will be held on Sunday at the Austin Eagles Club, 107 11th St. NE. Registration for the car show is $10 per car and begins at 10:30 a.m. The car show runs from noon to 3 p.m. along with the benefit from 1 to 4 p.m.
For those who are still looking to get their early Halloween on, check out Trunk R Treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Augustine Church or Halloween at the YMCA from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the AustinDailyHerald.com homepage.