10 Free Events Happening This Week

Tuesday, October 27
Dia de Los Muertos Altar Workshop


Historic Casa Navarro hosts a crafting workshop to shed light on traditional Día de los Muertos altars (bring a copy of a photo of a dearly departed loved one). Free, 5pm, Tue., Casa Navarro State Historic Site, 228 South Laredo, (210) 226-4801, visitcasanavarro.com

Tuesday, October 27
St. Mary's University 28th Annual Boo Bash

Each year, St. Mary's University invites families from the surrounding neighborhood to come and enjoy trick-or-treating, carnival games, haunted house tours and more. Each dorm will be decorated as a haunted house in scary and non-scary to be fun for anybody of any age. Free, 6pm, Tue, St. Mary's University, 1 Camino Santa Maria, (210) 436-3053, facebook.com
Thursday, October 29
ET: The Extra Terrestrial

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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Join the fun Halloween festivities throughout the museum. View ET-like sculptures in Miró: The Experience of Seeing; then trick-or-treat on the grounds. Bring a blanket to enjoy an outdoor screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial! 21+ ghouls and ghosts stick around in costume for the Halloween Dance Party. Free, 5:30pm, Thu., McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org

Thursday, October 29
Comedia A Go-Go's Halloween Horror Short Film Showcase

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Comedia A Go-Go

Comedia A Go-Go’s newest short film, "Get the Hell Out," is a dark comedy about a group of cunning men who travel around the country performing exorcisms for money on behalf of any religion. Come out for a night of several Halloween inspired short films all written and produced by the award winning comedy group. The show will be hosted by Comedia A Go-Go members Regan Arevalos, Jess Castro, Larry Garza and Joel Settles who will be doing a Q&A about all the hilarious short films. Admission to this event is FREE as long as you RSVP. Free, 7pm, Thu., Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe, (210) 351-7787, guadalupeculturalarts.org

Thursday, October 29
Vibe with Donnie Dee - Halloween Edition

Join the music, mayhem amd costume contest! Hosted by: Southtown 101 Dj Donnie Dee, BBW Club Envy and the Original Bahamian Jerk Chicken and Waffles. The winner of the costume contest gets a $50 bar tab, with second prize getting a $25 bar tab, and third prize getting a Southtown 101 T-shirt. Turn your favorite Halloween costumes into a monster-fied version of themselves. Add fangs, fur, blood, and any other frightful touches you can think of to make a scary version of a traditional costume. Free, 10pm, Thu., Southtown 101, 101 Pereida, (210) 263-9880, facebook.com

Friday, October 30
Hocus Pocus by Slab Cinema

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Hocus Pocus

Slab Cinema is screening the 1993 Halloween classic about resurrected witches and the teens that are brave enough to stop them. Bring the whole family to the park and sing along. Free, Fri., 6pm, Dignowity Park, 701 Nolan, (210) 212-9373, facebook.com

Friday, October 30
Silver Screen Classics in the Garden: Night of the Living Dead

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Night of the Living Dead

Come to the grounds of Villa Finale the evening before Halloween for the George A. Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead (1968). Lawn chairs, small coolers and pets on leash welcome. A raffle and a prize for the brave “soul” who shows up in the best zombie costume will precede the film. Hungry like a zombie? GETLY Delivery presents “Dinner and a Movie” with a special menu from local restaurants. Order and have your fresh meal delivered to your seat for show time! Free, 6pm, Fri., Villa Finale, 401 King William, (210) 223-9800, villafinale.org

Friday, October 30
Villela & DJ Plata All Hallows' Eve Bash

It is All Hallows' Eve & the Villela Band will be spooking things up for all you ghouls & gals with some ghoulish grooves, brews, & a Halloween Costume Party like no other. There will be drink specials all night: $3 Chamoy/Pickle Shots and $2 Lonestar Light & PBR. Music by DJ Plata spinning classic rolas all night on the new patio area. Free, 9pm, Fri., Bar America, 723 S. Alamo, (210) 223-7462, facebook.com

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