There’s plenty of events for both day and night dwellers in Whitehorse this weekend.
The Heart of Riverdale Community Centre is hosting a kids’ haunted house on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Mild scares in the afternoon amp up to full throttle on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. ($2 minimum donation)
The Canada Games Centre is hosting a family Halloween on Saturday.
A glow skate (1 to 3 p.m.); bouncy castle and indoor trick-or-treat (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.); and circus performance (1:30 and 2:30 p.m.) will all be free.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is showing at 4 p.m.
There’s also a carving contest — drop off your pumpkin before 6 p.m. on Friday and vote on Saturday.
Spooky films are showing at the Yukon Theatre all weekend:
The Shining on Friday at 9 p.m.;
Corpse Bride on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.;
Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday at 10 p.m.;
and John Carpenter’s Halloween on Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Head to the Beringia Centre in costume on Saturday for free admision and “brave the haunted halls of Boo-ringia” from noon to 5 p.m.
Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb is playing at 1 p.m.
The Riverdale Baptist Church is serving candy and hot chocolate at its trunk-or-treat on Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
There’s a Halloween bouldering competition at Porter Creek Secondary School on Saturday at 9 a.m. for Climb Yukon members and includes a costume competition.
A Mount Lorne Community Centre kids’ halloween dance party is also happening on both Saturday and Sunday.
All weekend, the MAD Wood Street Centre is showing Terror at the Big Top, a combined show and haunted house. It’s happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. There’s also a kid’s version on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Boys & Girls Club haunted walk is by donation on Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve’s trick-or-treat on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature a scavenger hunt, bonfire, carnivore feedings and spooky story time for the cost of regular admission.
The Mini Makerspace in Horwood’s Mall is hosting mini haunted house, spooky outhouse and glow-in-the-dark skeleton-making on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Night-time events also abound.
On Friday: The Boiler Room transforms into a Haunted Raveyard at 9 p.m. ($5);
the Local Bar hosts the Bowie Beatles Bash at 8:30 p.m. ($20);
Lefty’s Well is doing 80’s Halloween at 8 p.m. ($22);
the Legion is hosting spooky karaoke from 7:30 to 9:30
and Wood Street Ramen’s got noodleposession: halloween techno at 9 p.m. ($5).
On Saturday: Major Funk’s Halloween at the Local starts at 9 p.m. ($20);
and Lefty’s Well is serving ghoulish drag at 8 p.m. (pay-what-you-can).
Lefty’s Well is also hosting WELLoween Karaoke on Monday at 6 p.m. (No cover)
If Halloween isn’t your thing, attend a Night of Taiko at the Yukon Transportation Museum on Friday at 6 p.m. or Saturday at 2 p.m.