Picks of the Week - Happenings
By Chris O'Neal and Michel Miller 10/24/2013
THE COLLECTION’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Oct 26, 2-5 p.m. Featuring pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, a magic show and a Color Me Mine Halloween ornament making station. The Collection at RiverPark, Park View Court, Oxnard. For more information, visit www.thecollectionrp.com/.
DEAD RUN 805 Oct 24-27, 5-10 p.m. Escape from Zombie Village! Runners will navigate a 10,000-square-foot maze in an attempt to escape zombie infection. $10. The House of Magic, 5353 Walker St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.deadrun805.com.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 26-27, 10:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Several varieties of pumpkin will be on display, with lessons on proper carving and care as well as performances by spooky bands. $12. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. For more information, visit www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com.
FARMERS MARKET PUMPKIN FUN DAYS Oct 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A multitude of Halloween events, including a mummy wrap and pumpkin seed spitting contest. Channel Islands Certified Farmers Market, 3350 South Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, call 643-6458.
15TH ANNUAL GHOST TOUR IN STRATHEARN PARK Oct 26-27, 7 p.m. Featuring 24 actors portraying the ghosts of one-time Simi Valley residents in docent-led walking tours to hear the ghostly apparitions tell their tales of life in Simi Valley. $8-$10. Strathearn Park, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. For more information, call 526-6453.
HALLOWEEN ZOMBIE TRAIN PARTY Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m. A Fillmore & Western Railway train will take visitors out to a zombie village for dancing, fun and food. $55. Boarding at the Fillmore Depot (free parking behind Fillmore City Hall), 250 Central Ave., Fillmore. For more information, visit www.fwry.com.
HAUNTED HOTEL AT THE MISSION Oct 25-26. Kid-Friendly Hour 5:30-6:30 p.m; general admission 7-9 p.m. The San Buenaventura Mission Youth Group presents a tour of a real-life old abandoned and haunted hotel. $3-$5. Mission’s Hotel, 211 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.downtownventura.org.
HOMEGROWN SURF SHOP HALLOWEEN FEST Oct. 26, noon-7 p.m. All-ages Halloween show and party featuring musicians Brilliant Machine, Die Evil Die and Kapeesh. Taco truck and art. $5. Homegrown Surf Shop, 811 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. For more information, call 642-7873.
NOSFERATU Oct 27, 7 p.m. The American Guild of Organists presents a screening of the original vampire film accompanied by a live organist. Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. For more information, call 231-2697.
ROCK CITY HALLOWEEN SHOW Oct. 24-27. 7 p.m. Featuring a professional musical performance, a haunted asylum tour and more than 30 vocal students performing classic villain songs. Rock City Studios, 2258 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo. For more information, visit www.rockcitystudios.org.
SANTA PAULA GHOSTWALK Oct 26-27, 6:30 p.m. An hour-long guided tour of vintage Santa Paula, featuring historical and architectural history of the city of Santa Paula. $8-$15. Santa Paula Airport, 28 Wright Taxi Way, Santa Paula. For more information, call 525-3073 or visit www.ghostwalk.com.
SOMETHING SPOOKTACULAR FEST Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free arts and crafts, pumpkin pie eating and costume contests followed by downtown trick or treating for kids. California and Main streets, Downtown Ventura. For more information, visit www.downtownventura.org.