Halloween Happenings 

Friday 25

Comedy Alley presents its annual "Spooktacular," a Halloween-themed improv show, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Continuing in the Halloween spirit, the players will perform a full-length horror movie Saturday at 10 p.m. Reservations are required. 7115 Staples Mills Road. 266-9377.

Masquerade Ball Celebrate the season with the Latin Ballet of Virginia while dancing authentic Latin dances in your dream costume. Ball begins at 8 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Tickets are $10. Teenagers welcome. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.

Party with the Real Witches Come out to the Avalon Center's second Halloween Masquerade Ball and join them in the celebration of the great mystery of life and death. Explore past-life connections, show off your costume, participate in a drum circle and more. Tickets: $10. Call 560-7675 or visit www.avalonrichmond.com for more information. 9848 Midlothian Turnpike.

Richmond Walk "The Ghost Walk," which offers a lighthearted approach to ghost stories of downtown Richmond, departs at 6:30 p.m. from Ninth and Bank streets. $5-$8. Reservations required. 673-9255.

Saturday 26

Boo at the Barn at Maymont's Children's Farm is a great way to introduce your little ghouls and goblins to favorite Halloween traditions. Kids can compete in a costume contest, participate in crafts and enjoy a hay wagon ride. Tickets are $5 per child. From noon to 5 p.m. 1700 Hampton St. 358-7166.

Cartoon Capers and Action Adventure The Central Virginia Business and Professional Guild's Halloween Party will benefit the Fan Free Clinic and Team St. Mark's 2003 Tour de Friends, Riders and Crew. Prizes for best 3-D replication of your favorite cartoon character. Tickets: $20-$25. 8 p.m. to midnight at the Holocaust Museum. 2000 E. Cary St. Call 649-1757 for more information.

Hallow's Eve at Agecroft Bring the kids and travel by torch and candle light through the Agecroft grounds while servants from the 1600s tell English legends at 7 p.m. Recommended for children age 7 and older. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Admission: $5. Reservations are required by Oct. 24. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.

Richmond Ballet will present their Halloween Spooktacular, a morning of dances and fun for children. The ballet will perform a special program for the children at 10 a.m. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $7.50-$9. 407 E. Canal St. 344-0906, ext. 244.

The Bewitching Hour Presented by the Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers, these frightful Halloween tales will surprise, scare and make you shiver. The ghostly fun begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $3-$6. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-6200.

Trick or Treat Street Looking for a safe place to take the kids this Halloween? Come out to the UR Trick or Treat Street. There will be a haunted house, dunk tank, moonwalk, face painting and more. Admission: $5 per child, adults are free. Fraternity Row, off Boatwright Drive. 289-8504.

Sunday 27

The Ghosts of Richmond Tour Find out about the things that go bump in the night around the capital city. From Hollywood Cemetery to the Church Hill train tunnel, learn about local hauntings, untimely deaths and ghost stories during this spirited two-hour bus tour. Bus leaves at 2 p.m. Tickets: $16-$22. Valentine Richmond History Center. 1015 E. Clay St. Call 649-0711, ext. 334 for reservations.

Monday 28

The Richmond Philharmonic will elicit emotions, fears and screams during a hair-raising holiday concert titled "Halloween Scream" at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. 2880 Mountain Road.


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