On Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, the Haunted Field of Screams (HFOS) will be turning off the attraction lights for its first-ever blackout event, Pitch Dark: A Ride to the Riverdale Gates of Hell. Guests are invited to venture through all-new, uncharted haunt territory with solely a glow stick in hand for an intense outdoor haunt and hayride experience never before seen or heard at the Haunted Field of Screams. For more information visit www.hauntedfieldofscreams.com.
Celebrate Family History Month with an all-ages showing of Disney’s award-winning film Coco at Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 Irving St. on Saturday October 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Full of color, culture and music, this movie exploring Mexican family traditions will have the whole family laughing and crying together. The movie will be in English with Spanish subtitles. Visit https://bit.ly/2CkZfwu for more information.
As basking light through the trees surrounding Denver Zoo fades at twilight, the darkness beckons us to return. The temperature cools and a forest comes alive with the nocturnal calls and stirring rustles of a shadowy world. Travel an eerie trail where the darkness has almost all but taken hold, echoes of the roots of Halloween, creatures and spirits infamous in stories and lore, rise to life in the new Woodland Hollow night walk experience. Enchanted Hollows begins Friday October 19 at 6 p.m. and continues, October 20, 26, and 27. Visit https://bit.ly/2NJ9759 for more information.
What makes a monster? Find out as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein at the Fort Colins Museum of Discover, 408 Mason Ct. in Fort Collins. Put on your mad scientist lab coat and delve deep into the world of Dr. Frankenstein, his monster, and the writer who created them both. Re-animate worms from the dead, explore electricity, and consider what the monsters we create tell us about ourselves. It might just send shivers down your spine. Museum Takeover is a monthly series where we deep dive into a particular subject with fun and educational activity stations in the exhibit gallery. Museum Takeover activities are included with admission/membership.
Join writer Gustavo Arellano for another installment in our Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series. Mexican food in the United States is popularly thought of as a static thing that’s either “authentic” or “fake.” But the reality is far more complex—and delicious! Gustavo Arellano, writer of the syndicated “Ask a Mexican!” column and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, gives a talk about the history of Mexican food in the United States, with an emphasis on how Mexican food evolved in Colorado. Coffee and biscochitos on Thursday, October 18, at 6 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m. Visit https://bit.ly/2AbYPXs for more information.