This Halloween weekend is witch brewing with plenty of dark and ghoulish sci-fi/fantasy activity! It’s a weekend of haunted libraries, live “living dead” music, haunting musicals, and zombie and vampire festivity. For more details on an event, please visit the clanking chain links provided. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in Sacramento. Happy Halloween everybody!
Friday 7 p.m.
Tsakipoulus Library Galleria at the Central Library
828 I Street
This annual Halloween event features a classic horror movie and “an after-hours tour through the Sacramento Room in the old Carnegie Library.”
Warp 11 Halloween Show: Battle of the Bands
Friday 9:30 p.m.
The Blue Lamp
1400 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento Star Trek inspired rock band Warp 11 and Papua New Guinea’s Star Wars inspired rock band “Hyperdrive 12 compete in this double feature concert. Guest band Skeleton Voodoo Monkey will open the show. Ages 21 and up only.
Sacramento Zombie 5k Run
Sat. 8 a.m.
Near 2790 Marina View Drive
Come run with the zombies . . . or more like from them! This run-a-thon features a 5-k obstacle course infested with people posing as the undead. There will be a “Quarantine” party with food trucks and entertainment at the end of the race. To register, please visit the website.
Halloween all month long part four: Zombie Graveyard 40K Tournament
Sat. 12 p.m.
Comics and Collectibles
1904 Fruitridge Road
This game tournament will be zombie themed and is one of many 40K tournaments that will decide the winner of the Armory Wars swords in the next three months.
Zombie Scavenger Hunt II: The Necromancer’s Plot
Saturday 6 p.m.
Sacramento Central Library
828 I Street
This after-hours event is a zombie themed scavenger hunt in which all five floors of the library will be used to seek out “items and save the world” from a zombie apocalypse. For sign-up and other information please visit the Sacramento Geeks calendar page or the library’s website. Ages 14 to 24.
Shannon McCabe’s Vampire Ball
Saturday 8 p.m.
Placer County Fairgrounds
800 All American City Boulevard
This annual vampire masquerade will be themed “All Things Anne Rice”. Its new location will be set up to resemble scenes from “The Vampire Chronicles” books and movies. Activities include interactive sets such as Louis and Lestat’s Plantation Mansion and the Graveyard, a vampire pin-up pageant in which you can vote online for your favorite model for Vampire Queen, carnival vendors, several bars, three bands playing on the outdoor stage and much more. For ticket information please visit Shannonmccabe.com.
“The Rocky Horror” Steampunk-style live stage show
Sunday 8 p.m.
The Grange Performing Arts Center
3823 V Street
This is Green Valley Theatre’s annual live production of “The Rocky Horror Show” with a steampunk twist. See your favorite “Rocky Horror” characters in alternative Victorian garb! The event features a live band, pre-show entertainment, and, of course, audience participation. And so costumes are encouraged. It is suggested to order tickets early which you can do at the theater’s website. There will be no late seating. 18 and over only.
“Evil Dead: The Musical”
Sunday 8 p.m.
Sutter Street Theatre
717 Sutter Street
This live production combines elements of cult films “Evil Dead” 1 and 2 and “Army of Darkness” into a comical tale. A group of young friends vacationing in the woods are pursued by demons and tree monsters. Please visit the theater’s website for ticket information.
Big screen sci fi/fantasy movie releases
Friday, various times and locations. Please visit Fandango.com for details.
- “Cloud Atlas”
- “Silent Hill: Revelation”
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