Location: UAA Cuddy Quad
Date and time: Oct. 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Okay, so this isn’t a Halloween event, but it’s important anyway. Come out to show your support for Seawolf Hockey and Volleyball. Hockey will be playing against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Seawolf Sports Complex at 6 p.m. on the 15th, and volleyball will square up against Montana State University Billings at 7 p.m. in the Alaska Airlines center. The rally will include games, snacks, and inflatables. Don’t forget to dress warm!
Location: The Alaska Botanical Garden
Date and time: Sept. 17 – Oct. 24, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Alaska Botanical Garden has some impressive scarecrows protecting their garden. Fall is a great time to visit the garden and see the leaves changing. Come take a look at their spooky creations. Admission is $8.00. Anyone under 6 and members can get in for free. Learn more at www.alaskabg.org
Haunted Fairy Gardens
Location: The Alaska Botanical Garden
Date and time: Oct. 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m. $45.00
This workshop, put on by the Alaska Botanical Garden, shows you how to create your own Halloween-themed flower-pot fairy garden. Tickets are $45 and includes a 6” wooden pot, plants, soil and figurines. Up to two people can share in one creation. The fairy garden makes for a great Halloween decoration on your front porch or in your dorm room. To buy tickets visit www.alaskabg.org
Haunted and Enchanted Trails
Location: Goose Lake Park
Dates and time: Haunted Trails Oct. 21, 7 – 9 p.m. and Enchanted Trails Oct 22, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Located right in UAA’s backyard, there will be two trails to pick from at this Halloween event happening at Goose Lake Park. The Haunted Trail is later in the evening on Oct. 21 and includes scares and frights intended for people 9 and up. The Enchanted Trail in in the afternoon on the 22nd and is aimed at younger children, with an assortment of characters out of a fairy tale: knights, kings and queens, wizards and fairies. Both events include live magic, food trucks, and music. Admission runs $10 - $20. Learn more and register at www.anchorage.net
Haunted Halloween Fun Night
Location: UAA Student Union
Date and time: Oct. 29, 1 – 6p.m.
The UAA Haunted Halloween Fun Night tradition is back! Described as Anchorage’s biggest indoor trick-or-treat event for children and families, the event is put on by UAA Club Council and Student Organization Services. Tickets for activities will be sold at the door to the Student Union and 75% of funds raised will go back to the various clubs and organizations who are participating in the event. The remainder will go to the Stone Group, a local charity.
Stars of the Alaska Sky: Monster Edition
Location: The UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater
Date and time: Oct. 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater is putting on a Halloween-themed version of their impressive Starts of the Alaska Sky show. Learn how to find and identify major constellations of the Alaskan night sky. Also, see how to identify visible planets and look for the moon. Get your tickets at uaatix.com
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” Screening
Location: Student Union, The Den
Time and date: Oct. 31 4 – 6 p.m.
A lost innocent couple, a sweet transvestite, and a musical appearance by Meat Loaf – need I say more? This cult classic will be screened on Halloween in the Student Union. Do you want to do the time warp again? Then come down to The Den. I see you shiver with antici … pation.
Trick or Treat Street
Location: Downtown Anchorage, 4th, 5th and 6th Ave
Date and time: Oct. 29, 12 – 4 p.m.
Participating store fronts will be handing out treats in Downtown Anchorage from 12 – 4 p.m. on the 29th. Put on by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, the event will feature performances, food and beverages, and costume contest for kids and pets. Enter to win 4 round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines by visiting Alaska Airlines’ booth and at least 10 other participating business. More information can be found at anchroagedowntown.org
5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl Anchorage
Location: Downtown Anchorage, check in at Avenue Bar
Date and time: Oct. 29th, 4 p.m. – Midnight
Starting at the Avenue Bar in Downtown Anchorage, the Halloween Bar Crawl includes 5 other participating venues: Fat Ptarmigan, Pioneer Bar, The Broken Blender, The Gaslight Bar, and Williwaw Social. The cover charge for the event includes exclusive drink specials, snacks, waived cover charges at all venues, and professional photographs. There is an after party and costume contest, with a grand prize of $1000. More information can be found at www.crawlwith.us/anchorage/halloween
Mighty Monster BooFest
Location: Alaska State Fair’s Raven Hall in Palmer
Date and time: Oct. 29, 1 – 6 p.m.
Come sample beers from the Mat-Su Valley and across the state at this brewfest being held on the state fairgrounds in Palmer. Brewers participating include 48th State Brewing, King Street Brewing, Glacier Brewhouse, and Midnight Sun Brewing, just to name a few. Activities include a costume contest, live music and silent auction. Tickets are $35 and come with 20 3-ounce samples. More information can be found at www.alaskastatefair.org