Spooks and kooks will be out in full force this weekend, the last before Halloween arrives, providing thrills and chills throughout the area.
For those who are not in for a great scare, there is trick or treating at Heckscher Farm in Stamford, Howl-O-Ween in Bridgeport, Halloween on the Green in Danbury, the Enchanted Castle and Enchanted Forest in Fairfield, Halloween Happenings in Greenwich, Treat or Treat Street in Bethel, “trunk or treats” in New Milford and Darien, Spooky Tales in Katonah, N.Y., Halloween Spirit with Rolie Polie Guacamole at the Emelin Theatre, a Scare Fair in Weston, a holiday happening in Woodbury, a holiday open house in Westport and Newtown, and “History Ablaze” in Trumbull. Older kids and teens may want to check out some events happening in Stamford, Greenwich and Norwalk.
For those who want to be spooked, check out a number of haunted happenings at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, the haunted tours at the Mill Hill Historic Park graveyard, the horror movie marathon in Bridgeport, Haunted Attractions in Bethany, the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce, a special screening of “The Phantom of the Opera” in Greenwich.
Or, get into the spirit by celebrating the annual fest that surrounds the film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” with screenings (some have live floor shows) in Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, New Milford, and Bridgeport. See a live show in Norwalk.
Halloween is not the only game in town, however. There are plenty of other opportunities to enjoy this fall weekend.
If you like music, then make your way over to Wallingford where Fitz and the Tantrums will be performing. Tim Reynolds and his trio will be making a stop in Ridgefield. Almost Famous will be in Stamford, as will Joe Robinson and Redhot and Blue. Tom Brousseau visits Hamden. Roxy Perry’s Traveling Roadhouse Blues Jam will be in Bridgeport. The Loose Cannon Band performs in Redding. Eight to the Bar is in Weston. Lynn Henderson will put on a cabaret night in New Milford. Ted Vigil returns to Bridgeport with a John Denver tribute. There are days of music planned at Western Connecticut State University. Matt Schofield and Richard Schindell will be in Fairfield. You also can check out a guest conductor in Bridgeport, enjoy chamber music in Danbury, hear Disney’s “Fantasia” in concert in Hartford, see the Trio Con Brio in Newtown, nejoy the Imani Winds in Purchase, N.Y., raise funds as you hear New York Philharmonic musicians in concert and see winners of the J.C. Arriaga Competition in concert in Stamford.
Looking for treasures? The Wilton antiques market returns this weekend or check out the antiques for sale in Westport. Or, see how much it is worth at Appraisal Day in Greenwich. You can also enjoy some cars and cannoli in Bridgeport.
Looking for laughs? The Pink Collar Comedy Tour comes to Bridgeport.
Looking for dance? Get yourself to Holy Trinity Greek Community Center, 4070 Park Ave., to see Germany’s Matthias Kruschel and Christina Schlegel perform. Evening kicks off at 7 p.m. Call 203-374-7308 for information. Savion Glover, meanwhile, will present STePz in Purchase, N.Y.
Looking for live theater? The circus comes to Bridgeport. “Godspell” arrives in New Haven. “Snapshots” comes to Chester. “The Three Little Pigs” will be in Ridgefield. “Porkenstein” will entertain in Milford. “How I Became a Pirate” continues in Bridgeport. “A Streetcar Named Desire,” continues its run in Stamford, as does “The Underpants” in New Haven. “Room Service” enters its final weekend in Westport.