Check out these Halloween events in Austin this month

Cabin in the Woods at French Legation

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and French Legation are proud to present you with outdoor movies on the beautiful French Legation lawn. Bring your fold out chairs, blankets, and beverage of choice for a night of entertainment.

When: Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street
Buy tickets here.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy the Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, our nocturnal animals, unlimited trips through the Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride.

Where: Austin Zoo
When: Oct. 21-22, 28-19

Backyard Story Night: Hocus Pocus 

The regular story night is back this month with a spooooooky theme. Bring a blanket, a chair, a snack, a friend or just yourself and settle in for some scary stories. If you’d like to tell a story, you can fill out this form.

When: Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Where: The Historic Scoot Inn. 1308 E 4th St.
Free entry

Juliette Nixon, 2, carries the perfect pumpkin to her mother Linsey as they make it a tradition for their young family. The Tarrytown United Methodist Church hosts their annual Pumpkin Patch benefiting their Youth Ministry on the front lawn through October 31 or until the large round and smooth squashes are all gone. Large crowds gathered after church services to find that special one Sunday afternoon October 5, 2014. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman)

Patio pumpkin carving at your favorite bar

Both Black Sheep Lodge and Haymaker are hosting pumpkin carving on their patios this month. You can bring your own pumpkin or buy one for $5. The bars will provide the pumpkin carving tools, have Halloween candy and do a contest for the best carved pumpkin. The winners of the carving contests will get passes to the upcoming Sound on Sound Fest.

When: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., 2108 S Lamar Blvd.
Where: Black Sheep Lodge

When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Haymaker, 2310 Manor Rd.

Free entry

Something Wicked: Tales of Horror Told by Local Authors

Hear Austin writers read their spine-tingling short stories. Featuring work by Owen Egerton, Felix Morgan and AJ Reyes. Content is for mature audiences, this event is recomended for ages 17 and up. Costumes are encouraged and light refreshments will be served.

When: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Old Quarry Branch Austin Public Library, 7051 Village Center Dr.

Alamo Drafthouse Presents Halloween Spelltacular

Alamo Drafthouse and Austin Parks Foundation invite the community to celebrate Austin’s parks and the season of witches with a special fundraiser event benefitting Austin Parks Foundation! Much more than the typical Movies in the Park, this event is a true Halloween Spelltacular featuring Westen Borghesi as DJ Skellyton hosting a Halloween dance party at Palm Park filled with a variety of activities, including broom races, photo booths, a candy corn wading pool and food trucks. The whole party is BYOB, so guests may bring anything in their cauldron that they’d like to enjoy. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest with special prizes for top adult and child costumes. To cap off the evening, guests are invited to sit back and enjoy Hocus Pocus on Rolling Roadshow’s giant outdoor screen. Tickets for admission are $20 for adults, $5 for children 4-17 and free for children 3 and under.

When: Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Palm Park
Buy tickets here

Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon) in Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in Disney Digital 3-D (Credit: Walt Disney Pictures) 1001scaryshows
Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon) in Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in Disney Digital 3-D (Credit: Walt Disney Pictures) 1001scaryshows

Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

The Austin Symphony Butler Pops series kicks-off with one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The film will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

When: Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Where: The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Buy tickets here

Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure 10th Annual Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetery

The free tours cover the chilling, untimely deaths of 13 “residents” of Oakwood portrayed by actors at their grave sites. The 45 minute tours highlight historical – not scary – events from 1842 through 1918 and showcase a wealth of information from the Austin History Center and local Austin sites. Tours start every 15-20 minutes between 10 am-3:15pm at the blue tents erected for the tour. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes.

When: Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where, Historic Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota St.
Free entry

PBS Kids at the Alamo: Halloween Special

Nothing says ‘Halloween’ like costumes, pumpkins and spooky stories – and this October, PBS KIDS is celebrating Halloween with friends from some of our favorite series including Nature Cat, Odd Squad, Peg + Cat and Wild Kratts. Families are invited to come in costume. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with all the treats and none of the scary tricks. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1 to 3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at KLRU.

When: Oct. 29-30
Where: Alamo Drafthouse locations
Buy tickets here

See a full list of Halloween-related events in Austin hereCreate your own event to add to the Austin360 “Things to Do” calendar here.

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