Laser Metal Hallowscream — Skull-banging and bone-rattling jams to help celebrate the dark side of Halloween. Our cutting edge projection system from Laser Fantasy mesmerizes with vibrant colors cutting their way through the fog to our 360-degree wrap around screen-all while our laser engineers fly through the universe in beat to favorite jams; 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder.
Mornings at the Museum — Mornings at the Museum provides a hands-on introduction to the wonderful worlds of science, literacy and nature. Have fun learning together while examining museum specimens, making crafts, hearing a story and even making new friends. The program is free and will feature a different theme each week; 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Museum of Natural History, Henderson, Boulder.
Craft Storytime — A combination of storytime readings and craft activities with hands-on fun; 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder.
All Hallow’s Read — If you love to read, visit us on Halloween to get a free book! Participate in an All Hallow’s Read book swap game and leave with something new to read. Costumes welcome, spooky snacks provided. For grades 6-12; 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder.
Trick or Treats at Locust— Swing by our taproom on Halloween for special treats and a $1 off all pints for anyone in costume; 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Locust Cider, 5446 Conestoga Court, Boulder; free; 303-356-8151.
Brews & Boos — Join us this Halloween at the Rayback’s first-ever Brews & Boos costume party; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder.
All Saints Day Celebration — A Halloween Celebration with live music, delicious food and a costume contest; 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Asher Brewing Company, 4699 Nautilus Court, Suite 104, Boulder; free.
Games at Meadows — Enjoy board games, Wii and Xbox; 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder.
First Friday Food Lab: Pumpkin Spice — Do you have a discerning palate? Or do you just like to eat? Either way, join us at First Friday Food Lab to try out new flavors. Good, gross or in between — vote for your favorites; 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder.
Calaveras Facepainting — Sign up required for face painting. Stay for the free Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Calavera (skull) makeup is a modern interpretation of the ancient Aztec calavera mask, used in rituals of communion with spiritworlds and celebration of the cycle of life. Face painting by artists Jessica Quintanilla, of Boulder Face Painting; 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, The Collective, 201 N. Public Road, Lafayette.
Viva Arts-Dia de los Muertos — Join us for our closing celebration. Lively traditional dance by Latir de Mexico Folklorico and Mayan dance by Balam Na. Enjoy the bright costumes and energetic dancing of these local troupes, which celebrates Mexican and Mayan heritage. Dancers will several times throughout the evening. Free and open to the public. Wine available for purchase; 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, The Collective, 201 N. public road, Lafayette.