Terrifying events and awful activities for Halloween fiends and funsters

by Graveyard Gretchen and Gregory Beatty

Greetings, my morsels, and welcome to Planet S’ annual Halloween Fright Guide! Below you’ll find a calendar with the most horrific Halloween “ack-tivities” the Bridge City has to offer. Looking for haunted adventures, spooky tours, costumed creepiness or eerie enlightenment? Calendar editor “Ghastly” Greg Beatty’s chilling compendium of scary stuff to do has something for you. And if it doesn’t? Why, I’ll be happy to visit you personally and eat your eyeballs while you sleep! No, no, it’s no trouble at all! I simply can’t bear the thought of  anyone missing out on this year’s “fear-stivities”! And there’s no need to tell me your address; I know where you live. In fact, I’m watching you right NOW. Yeee-hee-hee haw-haw hee-HEE!

Thursday 25


KIDS FUN ZONE This Halloween scarefest is family-friendly. Berry Barn, Oct. 25–28, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Family admission $10, proceeds go to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. See berrybarn.ca.

CORN MAZE FUN Family-friendly maze hosted by Italian Cultural & Recreational Centre. Oct. 25–26 and Oct. 29–31, 4–8 p.m., Oct. 27–28, 1–8 p.m. On Halloween night there will be a flashlight maze from 8–10 p.m. See saskatoonicc.com or call 306-717-5650.

PUMPKIN MAZE This maze is suitable for young children (with parental accompaniment). Dutch Growers (1818 Central Ave.), Oct. 26–31, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. See dutchgrowers.com.

AL BENESOCKY’S “SHOCK HOUSE” This is billed as Saskatchewan’s premiere haunted house attraction. Marquis Downs, Oct. 25, 28 and 30–31 from 7–10 p.m., Oct. 26–27 until 11 p.m. See theshockhouse.com.

BAR TRIVIA Tonight: Zombies! Mana Bar, 7 p.m.


HALLOWEEN HOWL Concert by children’s entertainer Sylvia Chave. The Refinery, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Oct. 26 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $8 advance, $10 door, under 2 free. See ontheboards.ca.

Friday 26


JODY CASON: CREEPY COLD CASE FILES Halloween-themed presentation about grisly unsolved crimes in Saskatoon and area. Frances Morrison Library, 2 p.m. See saskatoonlibrary.ca.

GANBATTE HALLOWEEN STEAK NIGHT Includes a meal and costume contest, with proceeds to support the 2019 anime festival which will run July 13–14. Bridges Ale House, doors at 5 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. See ganbatte.ca.

RIVERSDALE SILENT CLASSICS SERIES Screening is the 1920 horror film Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 tale about a gentleman doctor (John Barrymore) who unleashes his dark side by drinking an experimental serum. Score by Saskatoon Goth rock band The New Jacobin Club. Roxy Theatre, 7:30 p.m. See rainbowcinemas.ca.

PEEK A BOO This show is presented by Rosebud Burlesque Company with special guest performers and an after-party with the band Jezebel. 224 25th St. W., Oct. 26–27, show at 9 p.m. 19+ See rosebudburlesque.com.

NIGHT OF THE WILD HALLOWEEN SHOW Live professional wrestling. Sutherland Hall, bell at 8 pm. See hiwcanada.ca.


SASKATOMB HALLOWEEN GHOUL BASH with host Fabian Dray and bands Pathetic, Hexensabbat, Denogginizer, Wrought and Mr. Awesome at Black Cat Tavern. $10 bones.

SHUTTING DOWN THE SCUZ: A SUICIDE SQUAD HALLOWEEN featuring Saskatchewan DJs. Sutherland Bar (810 Central Ave.), doors at 8 p.m.

MOBADASS HALLOWEEN! at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m.

A NIGHTMARE ON SLUITS STREET with Chuzwuzalla, Mr. Fudge, Toast and Johny Love Drunk at A.C.T. Building (107 105th St. W), doors at 9 p.m.

WENCHES & ROGUES (Halloween show) with King Mammoth and Black Magick at Capitol Music Club, doors at 8 p.m.

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE with Kmakze, Rarebreed, Raythenihilist and Nexgen at Saskatoon Indoor Skatepark, show at 8 p.m.

Saturday 27


BRIGHTON HALLOWEEN PARTY Family friendly party with treats, games and a Spooktacular photo booth. Brighton Information Centre (115 Secord Way), 1 to 3 p.m.

HALLOWEEN AT SCYAP This art exhibition at the youth arts centre features several scary installations curated by Silvana Shamo. It’s on until Nov. 9, and there’s a Halloween-themed reception tonight at 7 p.m. SCYAP Art Centre (253 3rd Ave. S). See scyapinc.org.


VAMPIRE BEAT This Blackflash magazine fundraiser includes music by Brenda Machine, Dani-Hell, Drab Wrath, and Dan Watson, costume contests, games and scary movies. PAVED Arts, 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. See blackflash.ca.

HALLOWEEN SINGLES featuring Heidi Munro, Scott Patrick, Brad King, Grant Sotkinow and Kim Krivoshen at Village Guitar, doors at 8 p.m. See villageguitars.ca.

HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring Who Made Who at Dakota Dunes Casino, show at 8 p.m. See dakotadunescasino.com.

WILLY WONKA’S HORROR FACTORY presented by Vibe Music Festival at Coors Event Centre. See coorseventcentre.com.

LEN GADICA (Halloween dance, costumes encouraged) at Royal Canadian Legion, 8 p.m.

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Halloween party hosted by Saskatoon Wildlife Federation, with food, games, a costume contest and music by Bone Daddy. Saskatoon Wildlife Federation (Main Office), 7:30 p.m. See saskatoonwildlifefederation.com.

MOBADASS HALLOWEEN! at Somewhere Else Pub & Grill, 9 p.m.

AU BAL MASQUÉ with Tefrondon and DJs Kidalgo and Chan-L (VBRTR) at the Melody Bar, 10 p.m.

HALLOWEEN FOR HUMANITY 7 featuring local musicians covering songs by The Stray Cats, The Cars, Ween, Neil Young and Death at Black Cat Tavern. Proceeds support Saskatoon Crisis Nursery.

HALLOWEEN FUNKFEST Late night dance party with live music and DJs. Casa del Gato (2606 Lorne Ave.), doors at 10 p.m. Tickets at showpass.com/halloween-funk-fest.

Sunday 28


BOO BRUNCH! Child-friendly brunch with costumes encouraged. Prairie Ink Restaurant, 9:30 a.m. $10. Tickets at mcnallyrobinson.com.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Child-friendly dance party, with dances from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by King’s Castle. Western Development Museum. Tickets at Picatic.

CINDERELLA’S PERFECT PUMPKIN HALLOWEEN PARTY Child-friendly party hosted by Enchanted Garden Character Co. Forestry Farm House, 10:30 a.m. to noon., with Snow White’s Frightfully Fun Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and The Haunted Garden from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See theenchantedgardencc.ca.

BOO AT THE ZOO Family-friendly Halloween carnival with proceeds to support the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo’s outreach programs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. By donation.

Monday 29


HALLOWEEN HOWL Family-friendly Halloween celebration with games, crafts and refreshments. German Cultural Centre, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children $5, Adults Free. 306-244-6869.

TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Harry Potter. Hudsons Canada’s Pub, 7:30 p.m.

Tuseday 30


BOO TOWN This Halloween-themed event promises scary fun for the whole family, with games, stories, a wagon ride and performance by Off the Cuff Improv. Costumes are encouraged. Western Development Museum, 5:30–8:30 p.m. Regular admission. See wdm.ca/stoon.html.

CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE University of Saskatchewan Geography and Planning professor Ryan Walker delivers a special Halloween-themed talk “The City: A Veil Between Worlds” that explores the idea of people living and dead, past and present, residing together and interacting through a city’s buildings and public spaces. Winston’s Pub, 7:30–9 p.m.

THE CROW: DEVIL’S NIGHT SCREENING A dead rock musician (Brandon Lee) is revived from the grave to avenge his death and the rape and murder of his fiancé. Broadway Theatre, 8 p.m. See broadwaytheatre.ca.

Wednesday 31


FRANKENREADS AT THE U OF S Discussion about the ongoing relevance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on the 200th anniversary of it being published in 1818. Upper Place Riel, noon. See artsandscience.usask.ca.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW This is a special non-costume, non-interactive screening of the 1975 musical comedy. Just kidding! You’re free to channel your favourite character. Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. (all ages) and 10:30 p.m. (19+). See broadwaytheatre.ca.

PUB TRIVIA Tonight’s topic: Simpson’s Tree House of Horrors Episodes. Open to teams of up to six people. Woods Alehouse, 8 p.m.


HALLOWEEN RAGER with Rage Against The Machine (Sammy Lee & members of Bombargo) and White Blood Cells (White Stripes tribute) at Capitol Music Club, doors at 9 p.m.

ECILA (Halloween show) at Buds on Broadway. See buds.dudaone.com.