Picks of the Week
By Shane Cohn and Michel Miller 10/25/2012
ZOMBIE 2012 APOCALYPSE AND THE ABYSS Saturday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Nov. 4. Fears Gate presents two haunted attractions, “The Abyss” (a world of total darkness) and “Zombie 2012 Apocalypse” (a trip through the “plaza of the undead”), plus a “double-wide” coffin ride, in the old Ace Hardware Building, 816 Ventura Road, Oxnard. Hours are 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-10 p.m. other days. Less scary “Lights On” tours are available 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $13 each attraction; combo tickets cost $20-$25. Coffin rides are $5 singles, $9 doubles. For more information, call 424-262-3327 or visit www.fearsgate.com.
REIGN OF TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26, 28, 30-31; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27. The 10,000-square-foot haunted house features live actors in four scary settings. A “lights on” tour for kids is Friday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m. Janss Marketplace, 197 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. $15 general, $25 express line. Lights On tickets are $5. For more information, www.rothauntedhouse.com
SEVEN GABLES CEMETERY AND MORTUARY Oct. 27 and 31. Artfully created Haunted House by a bunch of twisted music entertainment producers who started it many years ago, because they got too old to go ask people for candy. Last year it served 2,000 people in five hours! gets bigger every year. 922 Grand Ave., Ojai, www.facebook.com/7gableshauntofojai.
DE COLORES Oct. 27 through Feb. 17. The 19th annual celebration of Latino culture, heritage and iconography, founded by artist/musician Xavier Montes, returns to the Santa Paula Art Museum with new artists, textural surprises and nostalgia. Reception on Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. with musical entertainment by Angels on Harps and food by La Cabana. $10. 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula. 525-5554, www.santapaulaartmuseum.org.