Weekly Feature



2014-10-29 / Entertainment

Halloween

thurs. 30

Mall-o-ween — Families are encouraged to come in costume for trick-or-treating throughout the mall, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville; $2 donation per child will benefit Essential Care for Children. 633-1600, www.shopeasternhills.com

Haunted — Michelle Kratts will discuss her new book, “Haunted,” a collection of 16 local ghost stories, along with Niagara Falls Paranormal, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., Lewiston; Free admission and refreshments.

Trunk or Treat — A parking lot full of safe, Halloween family fun, festival-style. Visit “Main Street,” lined with decorated cars, each with a different theme, game or treat, drop by the bounce house, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster; Free. centerpointecommunity.net

Science Cafe: Investigate — Join the Eastern Paranormal Society for a live paranormal investigation of the gardens, along with a Q&A session that includes a reveal of the paranormal evidence they discovered at their previous visit there, 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Afterschool Creepy Crafts — They fly! They crawl! They can be kind of spooky! Come learn about some of our favorite creepy nature friends and make some fun take-home crafts, for ages 5 and older, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. Call 825-6397 to confirm walk is taking place. www.sciencebuff.org

Cult Movie Double Feature — Ed Wood’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” 7 p.m.; and Roger Corman’s “Bucket of Blood,” 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

Night of the Laughing Dead — Get your Halloween costume on and take a ride to Helium. It’s going to get real spooky, real fast, as your favorite Buffalo comics perform tribute sets as some of our favorite dead/undead comedians, including Chris Plumer as Sam Kinison; Jim Kurdziel as Mitch Hedberg; Travis Worth as George Carlin; Kate Anderson as Joan Rivers; Brian Herberger as Jerry Seinfeld; and others, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedy.com.

thurs. 30-sat. 1

Buffalo Central Terminal Ghost Tours — Presented by Beyond Ghosts LLC and the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, attendees will receive a guided 45-minute tour of select building “hotspots,” complete with evidence materials to inspect such as audio clips, photographs and some video, 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. www.beyondghosts.com

fri. 31

Village of Sloan Halloween Parade — All are welcome to watch as Village of Sloan residents parade, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 step-off at St. Andrew’s RCC and finishing at the John A. Piekarski Community Center, 140 Halstead Ave., Sloan; Free. 897-1560, www.villageofsloan.org

Night of the Living Dead/Halloween — George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” is at 7:30 p.m., followed by a special nationwide revival and newly remastered version of John Carpenter’s “Halloween” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net

The Phantom of the Opera —You are encouraged to come in costume as organist Garrett Martin accompanies the 1925 silent film in the sanctuary, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 884-9437, www.wpcbuffalo.org

Parkside Community Association’s Children’s Halloween Party — The Halloween party offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for youngsters, 12 and younger, with games, crafts, music and treats, 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, at Summit Avenue, Buffalo; Free. 838-1240, www.parksidebuffalo.org

Vamp — Third annual Witches Ball will feature guests at the masquerade ball roaming the ballrooms, the restaurants and the halls, in search of DJs, bands, and a wide range of spooktacular delights, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo; $30.

sat. 1

Buffalo Central Terminal Ghost Hunt — Presented by Beyond Ghosts LLC and the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, you will have the chance to try to collect evidence of ghostly activity, and participants are encouraged to bring any ghost hunting gadgets or tools they may own themselves. There will also be select devices available to borrow or purchase, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo; $. www.beyondghosts.com

sun. 2

An Afternoon with Spirit: Messages from the Other Side — With celebrity psychic Thomas John, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst; $50 per person in advance, $60 at the door. 347-637-8592, www.mediumthomas.com

ongoing: now-Oct. 31

The Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival — Features hayrides, midway food, games, entertainment, pumpkins, and special events each weekend, 10 a.m.-dusk daily through Friday, Oct. 31, at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence. 759-8483, www.GreatPumpkinFarm.com.

Haunted House — 8 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 31, at 6610 Goodrich Road, Clarence Center; $ (donation to ALS).

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