Thursday, Oct. 11
ArtMix: Zombie at Crocker Art Museum
Crocker’s monthly ArtMix series teams up with Sacramento Zombie Walk for a night of horror and fun with movie shorts, live performances and DJs, make-up artists, an apocalypse photo booth, zombie bingo and more. 21-plus, 6–9:30 p.m., $10 for Crocker members, $20 for non-members. Crockerart.org for more.
Friday, Oct. 12
Dia de los Muertos Fiesta at The California Museum
Check out the brand new exhibit Celebracion de Almas: Día de los Muertos 2018 with appearances by artists Francisco Franco, John S. Huerta and I Love Sugar Skull’s Rob-O. Plus, a ceremonial blessing and performance from Maquilli Tonatiuh Aztec Dancers, bites and drinks from Mayahuel Restaurant & Tequila Museo, live music from Conjunto Liberacion, face painting and more. 6–10 p.m., all ages welcome, $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Californiamuseum.org for more.
Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 12–27
Ghost Tours: Mayhem in the Museum at Sacramento History Museum
On these one hour guided walking tours, who knows what you might find as you make your way through the creepy dark halls of Old Sacramento, hearing spooky stories from the past about how people lived (and died) in our city. Tours are $15 per person, and kids under 8 are not recommended. Tours start every half hour from 6:30–9 p.m., from Oct. 12 –27. Reserve your spot at Sachistorymuseum.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14
Sinister Creature Con at Scottish Rite Center
This year’s guest appearances at the fall installment of Sinister Creature Con are off the hook: Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Robocop), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Wraith), Bam Margera (Jackass, Viva La Bam), The Ladies of The Evil Dead and too many more to list. Check out Sinistercreatureconsacramento.com for tickets and to learn what to expect.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Screening of Nosferatu with Live Score at The Red Museum
Wear black and get ready for some truly dark vibes as you watch the legendary 1922 horror film Nosferatu while “gothic kosmische” duo, Venetian Veil, performs a new original score live! DJ Lady Grey will also be spinning before the screening. 8 p.m., $5 cover. Keep an eye on Facebook.com/theredmuseum for more.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Sacramento Rocktoberfest 2018 at Two Rivers Cider Company
The folks from The Silver Orange—a local nonprofit, multi-purpose art space and rec room for teens—are throwing their 2nd annual Sacramento Rocktoberfest, and Two Rivers Cider Company is hosting the shindig with two stages, visual artists, a haunted alley, costume contest, cider (obviously), food and more. Performing will be Tom Goyen, Roland Tonies, The New Crowns, A Waking Memory, Isaac Morris and others. $5 to $10 sliding scale, runs 2–9 p.m. Loop up Facebook.com/silverandorange for more info.
Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27
Haunted Fort at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park under the moonlight. Docents dressed in historic attire will share spooky stories from pioneer life in the 1800s at interactive stations throughout the fort, so bring your kids to remind them how good they really have it. Members from B Street Theatre will even be performing mini-plays inspired by the history of this iconic landmark. Check out Suttersfort.org for more info on times and ticket prices.
Friday, Oct. 26
Nekromantix Tricks No Treats Tour at Goldfield
With song titles like “Who Killed the Cheerleader?” and “Gargoyles Over Copenhagen,” it’s no wonder that psychobilly greats Nekromantix are known for their horror-themed lyrics and tunes. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live this close to Halloween! $16 in advance, all ages welcome, doors at 7:30 p.m. Hit up Goldfieldtradingpost.com for more.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Halloween Cover Show at The Press Club
Local bands get dressed up and cover some of your favorite groups on Halloween night! Get down to Vinnie Guidera and the Dead Birds performing as Misfits, Chrome Ghost as Nirvana, and Shotgun Sawyer as The Doors! 21-plus, $10 cover, 8 p.m. Check out Facebook.com/vinnieguideramusic
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**This article first appeared in print on page 6 of issue #276 (Oct. 10 – 24, 2018)**