Eugene and Roseburg Weekend Planner: October 20-22, 2023

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EUGENE: 

FRIGHT! AT THE MUSEUM
The haunted house at Springfield History Museum makes a return this year to take you through local history in the spookiest manner. The kid-friendly hours are 4 – 6 p.m., then at 6:30 p.m. the real frights begin for the older kids and adults. Recover after your journey through the haunted house with a photo station and free snacks! 


HALLOWEEN LASER SPOOKTACULAR
Celebrate the spooky season with this sing-along Halloween Laser Spooktacular show at Eugene Science Center. It’ll include the popular Halloween hits like “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters” and “Purple People Eater.” Bring the family for a spooky good time.


THE SNOW QUEEN

Eugene Ballet’s dazzling, crowd-pleasing revival of The Snow Queen, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, opens the 2023/24 Season with Orchestra Next playing award-winning Portland composer Kenji Bunch’s score live at all performances. With dramatic costumes, sparkling sets, and Artistic Director Toni Pimble‘s exquisite choreography, The Snow Queen is “an audacious act of hope,” (Oregon Artswatch, April 2017) where the power of love melts even the coldest hearts.


HAUNTED MAZE
Come walk through a chilling, spooky Haunted Maze in a pet cemetery this Halloween season. Take a walk through the eerie woods over bridges and near ponds. Beware of creatures, human and nonhuman, waiting for you around the corner!  


DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EXHIBIT
The Maude Kerns Art Center will be displaying an exhibit celebrating Día De Los Muertos starting in October and going through early November. The exhibit will feature artwork by 29 artists, an artwork collaboration with Eugene Arte Latino showcasing Día de los Muertos photographs by five Mexican photographers, a Day of the Dead Gift Shop presented by Suzanne Algara of Buganvilla Imports, and community altars honoring loved ones who have died.


ROSEBURG:  


BOO-BASH

Calling all you creepy crawlies! Are you ready for our annual BOO-BASH Halloween costume contest? Get ready to unleash your spook-tacular selves as DJ Blahq Sage spins some bone-chilling beats as ThunderS’Truck BBQ is carving up your grub! So, grab your best costumes, and let’s get down to BOO BASHING like never before. Can you dig it?


UMPQUA VALLEY FARMER’S MARKET
Come support local small businesses at the Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market. Support hard-working families while enjoying fresh produce, specialty items, crafts, plants and more.


POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+   


OLD DADS

A cranky middle-aged dad and his two best friends find themselves out of step in a changing world of millennial CEOs and powerful preschool principals. (Netflix)

 
HOME ALONE
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day. (Hulu)    

 
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. (Disney+)


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