Celebrate Halloween in the style of centuries past with ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire at Fort Nisqually’s “Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen” Oct. 26 and 27 inside Point Defiance Park, 7-9 p.m. Come find out what scared people in 1855 as you listen to ghost stories the way they are supposed to be told – outside and in the dark. Tickets at the gate are $6 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive. Visit www.tacomaculture.org.
ART AT WORK MONTH
Tacoma Arts Commission invites one and all to a free community celebration of the arts to kick off Tacoma’s 11th annual Art at Work Month (Nov. 1-30). Help honor the 2012 AMOCAT Award recipients – KeyBank, The Grand Cinema and Katy Evans – and recognize the 2012 Tacoma Arts Commission funding recipients. Enjoy stunning exhibits in the Tacoma Art Museum galleries, music by Tacoma Youth Symphony, appetizers, dessert and no-host bar. 6-8:30 p.m. at Tacoma Art Museum. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
‘ROCKABYE DEAD MAN’
See the premiere of Tacoma filmmaker Joseph Kephart’s film noir rock opera “Rockabye Dead Man” at Washington State History Museum, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Find out why this short film (26 minutes) is getting lots of buzz. Admission $3, and the cast and crew will be there.
DINNER WITH ZOMBIES
The place to be on Halloween night is 6th Avenue for the Zombie Flash Mob Crawl Dinner Tour with adult trick-or-treating and live music dance. Tours start at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Ticket purchased by Oct. 27 are $35, and $50 afterward. Choose your start time and meat or veggie dishes. Price includes all your food and fun at Six Olives, El Guadalajara, Studio 6 Ballroom and Legendary Donuts, plus surprises (drinks and tipping not included). Info at http://www.studio6ballroom.com.
MAIA’S MONSTER MASH
Also happening at Studio 6 Ballroom on Halloween night – Maia Santell & House Blend’s Monster Mash, 7:30-10 p.m. A DJ will take requests during breaks and after the band plays, and mini dance lessons will be given during the band break. Admission is $10 at the door! 2608 6th Ave. Info: http://www.studio6ballroom.com.