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Hey Halloween lovers, this is your weekend to dress up and the costume of the year is the zombie. Seriously, all you need are a few sweat and grass stains, a little moss and maybe a tire track or two and you can zombie anything from a Prom Queen to a Policeman. And once you're all zombied-up, you can dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller, go on a Zombie Scavenger Hunt and take part in the Zombie Pub Crawl. Enjoy!

Nevada State Museum Carson City Dollar Exchange

On Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., the Reno Coin Club and Nevada State Museum will have a special celebration for Nevada Day. All the new U.S. coins will be available at face or cost. Presidential dollars and national park quarters including four of the San Francisco mint quarters. 2012 coins will be 50 cents for quarters and $1.25 for dollars because they are no longer distributed to the bank by the mint or Federal Reserve. There will be a display of ancient and obsolete U.S. coins. Free foreign coins for kids (and kids at heart) as well as the Old Coin Press minting a new medal. Admission is $8 for adults and children under 18 are free.

www.renocoinclub.org 

Halloween Howls Movie Night at the May Museum

Settle in for some hair-raising fun at the May Museum's first annual Halloween Howls movie night. Choose between Wallace and Gromit: The Were Rabbit and Hocus Pocus. Wear a costume! Starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 26th.

www.maycenter.com 

Safe Trick or Treating at Circus Circus Midway

The whole family is invited to dress in their boo-tiful and scary best and come down to the Hotel-Casino's Midway on Friday night for free candy, treats, games and drawings for great prizes. The event, which takes place between 5-8pm, also includes a free Child ID program for children up to 17. Admission is free, but you can help out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada by bringing non-perishable food items. For details call 329-0711 or go to circusreno.com

Nevada Day at Lattin Farms

Celebrate the fall harvest at Lattin Farms! Pick your own pumpkin, ride the cow train, meet the farm animals, navigate the 2012 corn maze, purchase local produce and home-baked goods, and so much more. It's guaranteed fun for the whole family. 

www.lattinfarms.com

Nevada Hopes Foundation Carnival of Hopes at Harrah's

Annual Fund raiser to support Northern Nevada Families with children battling a devastating illness. $50 Tickets include hosted food, beverage, entertainment, silent and live auctions. 

www.givehopeonline.org

Rocky Horror Picture Show at CommRow

This Halloween, don't miss the iconic cult-classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Two showings. 8pm (all ages welcome) Midnight showing (18 and over). This is an extremely special event because the music will be played live by local punk band, Pinky Polanski. Each showing will include a costume contest and shot specials. Props are highly encouraged so come in costume and ready to Party!

www.commrow.com

USO Dance to Honor Veterans

It's a night of 1940s fun at the Carson City Nugget. Dig out your bomber jacket or your zoot suit and hit the dance floor. Doors open at 6 p.m.

www.ccnugget.com

Zombie Prom at Silver Legacy

Silver Legacy and Lacey Damron are hosting our own Zombie Prom, complete with a costume contest, a slot tournament for 5 lucky winners and a $10,000 cash and FreePlay giveaway with a chance at $1,000,000! On Friday night from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., exclusively for you a special hot seat drawing will take place as you play! Plus, on Saturday, October 27th at 8 p.m. enjoy Lacey's Zombie Prom and dinner, where you could win a chance at $1,000,000 on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine!

Zombie Scavenger Hunt for the Crisis Call Center

The Crisis Call Center in Reno can handle anything, even a Zombie Apocalypse! In fact they plan to raise money with one this weekend. They'll have Zombies stationed about town. You pay $5 ($10 for families) and chase down the zombies. (There are prizes!) And the money goes to fund the Crisis Call Center. Saturday, Oct. 27th.

www.crisiscallcenter.org

Halloween Hallow on the Riverwalk

Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the 6th annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event. Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, entertainment, live music, a doggie costume contest, free trick-or-treating for children and pets during the West Street Plaza Halloween Weekend. You'll find bounce houses for the kids, spooky read-aloud story time, live entertainment, concession stands and plenty of fun for everyone. Enjoy a special performance by the band "Drinking with Clowns" on the main plaza stage. The group's dual meaning lyrics routinely have audiences smiling in no time. Plus a doggie costume contest and special dog trick-or-treating for your pet.

www.renoriver.org

Discovery Museum's 2nd Annual Halloween

Celebrate Halloween the fun and educational way at The Discovery's 2nd Annual Trick or Treat! Visit the museum in costume and trick or treat from gallery to gallery on Saturday, Oct. 27th. There'll be clever Halloween-themed art projects, spooky science demos and treats for everyone!

Note: Avoid the line, purchase tickets online.

Admission: $2 (Member and nonmember children and adults)

Times: Members-only 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; General admission 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Note: For the safety of all museum visitors, no costumes with weapons of any kind please.

www.nvdm.org

Fright Fest at CommRow

Amplified Entertainment Presents the 5th Annual 18+ Fright Fest Halloween Party! CASH & PRIZES As Amplified Searches For The Scariest Couple, Naughtiest Nurse & Most Creative Male & Female!!!

www.commrow.com

Howl-w-ween Doggie Costume Contest

Enjoy tail wagging fun when you enter your dog in the Doggie Costume Contest for a chance to win the funniest, scariest or most original costume. A special dog costume contest is set for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27th the proceeds will support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Register at the main booth located in the West Street Plaza. It's a $10 entry fee per dog and all money goes to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Poodle princesses, butterfly Bulldogs, Monster Mutts and devilish Dachshunds, whatever your costume may be, we want to see your pups dressed-up and ready to trick or treat for free! Does your dog love wearing costumes and being the center of attention? Then join us October 27th for a special Halloween Hollow Pup Crawl and Costume Contest. Free Trick-or-treating for your pup begins at 4 p.m. Our guest judges will pick the winner at 7pm October 27th on the big stage. Deadline to enter is October 27, 2012. Register throughout the month of October online at pupcrawl.eventbrite.com.
Take your dog trick-or-treating from 4 to 6 p.m. During the 6th annual Halloween Hollow. Special Pup treat stops will be identified on the official map. A portion of the candy has been generously supplied by the Kimmie Candy Company & Shakespeare Animal Fund.

www.renoriver.org

Pumpkin Walks at the Wilbur May Museum

Come take an evening stroll along a set path glowing with a grand display of hundreds of lighted, carved pumpkins and festive Halloween decorations. Along the way, you'll meet dozens of costumed characters passing out candy. This event is stroller friendly, not too spooky, and appropriate for all ages. $4 per person suggested donation.

www.maycenter.com 

Freakers Ball at Bruka

A $10,000 cash prize and a wild night full of surreal costume get-ups that are guaranteed to make more than a few heads spin returns to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (www.montbleuresort.com) with Lake Tahoe's legendary Halloween event, the 34th annual Freaker's Ball, Saturday, Oct. 27th.

Spread out over three MontBleu venues — Opal, Blu and the Convention Center — partygoers can get one admission ticket and get in on the lunacy that drives this freaky gathering of costumed misfits until the sun comes up.

Besides all the flare, farce, crack-ups and contests that give the Freaker's Ball its attitude, MontBleu will unleash new venues including The Haunted Zone and Party Pit to add to the already outrageous lineup. And of course it wouldn't be a Freaker's Ball without exotic go-go dancers, spooked-out decor, freakish cocktail concoctions and the funky fashion costume contest with a $10,000 purse.

The revelry is wild with past costumes known to feature the likes of a 16-foot clown, Lady Gaga lookalikes, the entire Addams Family, decks of playing cards, a human lobster bib and dozens of zombified super heroes. With more than 2,500 party-goers expected, the event will sell-out fast.

www.bruka.org

Halloween Hoedown at John Ascuaga's Nugget

Saddle up and get on down to John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks for the Halloween Hoedown. Saturday, Oct. 27th 9 p.m. - midnight

www.janugget.com

Nevada day parade in Carson City 10 am

It's Nevada's birthday and you're invited to the celebration. The parade through Carson City Starts at 10 a.m. and will include a tribute to Nevada's military past and present.

www.nevadaday.com

Reno Zombie Crawl

Right after the Thriller dance under the Arch, it's time to hit the downtown bars for this year's annual Reno Zombie Pub Crawl. Cups are just $5. The fun lasts all  night long!

www.renozombiecrawl.com

Thriller Dance Under the Downtown Reno Arch

Calling all Zombies! Rehearsals have been going on and it's time for the show. Dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller under the Reno Arch as an official kick-off to this year's Reno Zombie Pub Crawl. Dress up, bring the kids and dance your brains out! It's Free!

www.renozombiecrawl.com

The Light Circus

Celebrate a bygone era during this exhilarating presentation of vintage neon signs that once graced some of Nevada's most iconic restaurants, casinos, hotels, and business establishments. From flashing incandescent bulbs to candy-colored neon tubes, the nostalgic pieces featured in The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon Signs have not been seen publicly since they illuminated street side locales decades ago. Presented in the Museum's Feature Gallery.

The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and late on Thursdays until 8 p.m.

www.nevadaart.org

Ferrari Farms Pumpkin Patch

Ferrari Farms pumpkin patch offers fun for the entire family! You don't have to leave town to enjoy a day of autumn adventure. Conveniently located along the Truckee River, Ferrari Farms invites you to come get lost in a corn maze, pick through the pumpkin patch, ride our mechanical bull, take a hayride, jump around in the bouncehouse and see our farm animals!

ferrarifarms@gmail.com

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