Halloween is just around the corner, which means that this weekend will be far from dull. Experience the city’s favourite fall happenings, whether you’re looking for pumpkins, ghosts, or even a little comedy.
1) Casper | Oct 25
What better way to get into the Halloween mood than experiencing a spooky classic on the big screen? Metro Cinemas is bringing our favourite friendly ghost to audiences this weekend! Tickets are available for the Sunday matinee viewing, making it a perfect family outing!
2) “Boo!” at the Zoo! | Oct 24 & 25
Looking to get an early chance to don your costume and trick-or-treat with the family in a safe and secure way? Edmonton Valley Zoo has times available this weekend through the end of October for trick-or-treaters to get started on Halloween festivities with your favourite critters and crawlers!
3) Bookings now available for Ghost Tours
Something’s going bump in the night at the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Frights are guaranteed as staff guide guests through the haunted history of a site listed as one of the Most Haunted Places in Alberta! You might want to hit up the Ghostbusters for a proton pack, just to be safe. Spots in the main tours are filled up, but private tours are available through the end of October.
4) Memories of Murder | Oct 25
This weekend, Metro Cinema audiences have the opportunity to experience the more mature side of this season’s frights. Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s masterpiece details two detectives on the hunt for South Korea’s first serial killer. Thrills and kills abound.
5) Kenny Robinson | through Oct 25
Canadian comedy legend Kenny Robinson brings irreverence to the Comic Strip for a final weekend that will have you remembering this truly unique act for years to come. His cutting observations and unapologetic hilarity combine to create an experience that shows why he’s been described as a staple of venues across the country.
6) Halloween Haunts in YEG
This is the season of changing leaves, spooky events, and getting into the Halloween spirit! In case you missed it, we’ve outlined several ways to get into the Halloween spirit, including haunted houses, adults-only parties, and family-friendly fun.
7) Final weekend of Litfest
Check out this final weekend of exciting programming! Canada’s original nonfiction festival returns with an online format. Get the chance to hear from leading Canadian authors, from renowned nonfiction writer Ann Freidman to the University of Alberta’s very own Jordan Abel.