Halloween isn’t until next Monday but this weekend will be prime time for Halloween parties and gatherings. There are dozens throughout Anchorage for both adults and kids. Here are a few of the notable events:
APU Trick or Treat and Fall Feed: 5-8 p.m. Friday, APU Moseley Sports Center, 4400 University Drive.
This event features trick or treating, Halloween activities and candy booths with the APU Elite Team, Olympians and community partners and a haunted run.
Trunk or Treat: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Barnes & Noble parking lot, 200 E. Northern Lights.
Hosted by Team SRT and All American Camaro & Firebird Association, this event will feature some classic car trunks and tasty treats.
Costume Party at Alaska Dance Promotions: 9 p.m. Friday, Alaska Dance Promotions, 300 E. Dimond Blvd.
Plenty of dancing for everyone wearing their costume. Admission is $10.
Halloweemo 3: 9 p.m. Friday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.
Celebrate emo style with DJ Gre and The Millennial Falcons. Skip the line tickets on tier.com are $14.27.
Carnival of Tortured Souls: 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday-Sunday, Al’s Alaskan Inn, 7830 Old Seward Highway.
This three-night celebration features music from Beeone and DJ Cranked plus a costume contest, cash and prizes plus a specialty drink menu. Tickets are $10 for this 21 and older event.
Ghoul out the Vote: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Midtown Mall, 600 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
This event cohosted by a number of groups is a nonpartisan effort to get more people to vote regardless of their political leaning.
Trick or Treat Street: noon-4 p.m., Town Square Park, Peratrovich Park and E Street
Follow the map and stop at participating downtown storefronts. The event also includes food trucks, hay rides and the haunted Visit Anchorage cabin.
Haunted Halloween Fun Night at UAA: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, UAA Student Union Den.
This event promotes itself as Anchorage’s largest indoor trick-or-treat event for children and their families. Carnival ticket bundles are at the door and booths will charge 1-3 tickets per activity with 25% go to the Stone Soup Group.
Trunk ‘O Treat: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Moose Lodge, 4211 Arctic Blvd.
The Moose Lodge hosts this drive-thru event for kids that’s open to the public while supplies last.
Nocturnal: 8 p.m. Saturday, Fox Hollow Sports Dome, 11801 Brayton Dr.
The event is 18+ and is a full scale electronic dance music production featuring lighting and laser show, plus custom stage design. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Burtonesque Burlesque: 9 p.m. Saturday, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Road.
This events combines the fun of Halloween and the best of Tim Burton films. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Doors open and 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m.
It’s the Big Halloween Bash at the Carousel Lounge: 10 p.m. Saturday, Carousel Lounge, 3206 Spenard Road.
Music by Danger Money, plus contests, costume prizes and general debauchery.
Halloween Party at the Nave: 11 p.m. Saturday, The Nave, 3502 Spenard Road.
This event is 21 and over and includes DJ Ronnie Ron. Tickets are $45 and include food, drinks and alcohol.
Zoo Boo: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday; 5-8 p.m. Monday, Alaska Zoo, 4731 O’Malley Road.
Trick-of-treat stations and full event activities are available on Sunday only, with spooky trails open on Monday.
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