(West Seattle’s “Great Pumpkin”: 400+ pounds and hungry, says Nick. Near 48th/Dawson)
Stormy Saturday, but lots going on because it’s Halloween. The FULL list of what’s up is in our West Seattle Halloween Guide – so please go there to see it all – we’re featuring some highlights here, followed by the non-Halloween highlights:
BUSINESS TRICK-OR-TREATING: Until 1 pm, a costume gets you candy at HomeStreet Bank (4022 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor) – no masks, for security reasons … White Center business trick-or-treating at noon, participant list here , and don’t miss Kimya Dawson in concert at Full Tilt Ice Cream, 1 pm! … West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) will have candy 1-5 pm and “adults in costume or those with a race bib from Run Scared 5K will enjoy 10% off all purchases.” (2743 California SW) … Westwood Village shopping center’s trick-or-treating is 5-7 pm. (2800 SW Barton)
FAMILY HALLOWEEN ON THE PORCH: 1-3 pm, for the first time, the Log House Museum welcomes you to Family Halloween on the Porch, with trick-or-treating, story time, cider & cookies, more. (61st SW & SW Stevens)
TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT: Trick-or-treating with food allergies/sensitivities? Find alternative treats at some local homes. Read about it here, including the crowd-sourced map of where to go.
HAUNTED HOUSES: 5-9:30 pm, “Visit Chris & Jessica Meed’s all ages Halloween Night Haunted House at their new location. Admission is free but they ask that you bring non-perishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank.” (5415 49th SW, at Brandon) … 7-9 pm, Haunted House presented by Clown Mania. (5007 Erskine Way)
(Photo courtesy Skeleton Theatre)
SKELETON THEATRE: 6-9 pm (directions and show info here). The crew says that this year it’s “a retrospective with skeletons from different casts singing songs from previous shows. The show is about 10 minutes long and will run continuously.” (36th SW & SW Hanford)
NIGHTMARE ON 44TH: Animatronics and more in a spooky West Seattle yard. 6-9 pm Halloween night only – check in via Twitter and Instagram to see what’s new this year. (44th SW between Charlestown and Andover)
KIDS’ KARNIVAL: 6-8 pm tonight at West Side Presbyterian Church, for kids through 5th grade. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank. (3601 California Ave SW)
TRUNK OR TREAT: 6-8 pm at Grace Community Church: “There will be a variety of trunks and various vehicles creatively transformed in family-friendly themes. Suitable for all ages. Each trunk will distribute treats for costumed visitors. Bring cans of food or dry goods to donate to the White Center Food Bank barrels located on the patio.” (10323 28th SW)
HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: Presented by the folks behind West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm or so, featuring a 4-foot Singing Pumpkin, a 6-foot dancing skeleton, and a full-size animated Wicked Witch of the West. (4120 38th SW)
LIVE MUSIC: The Skylark‘s famous “Come As You Aren’t” battle of the bands, 7:30 pm, $10 cover, 21+ (3803 Delridge Way SW) … At the Poggie Tavern, Hamnivore plays the music of Ween, no cover, 21+ (4717 California SW) … Halloween Spectacular at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
‘WEREWOLF’: Spend Halloween night at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) playing the “classic guessing and bluffing game WEREWOLF“! Starting at 8 pm. See the Meeples announcement for details. (3727 California SW)
And in non-Halloween events …
HIGH-SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT: Metro League games from morning through night at Chief Sealth International High School, which is competing, too, with a loser-out game under way right now vs. West Seattle High School. (2600 SW Thistle)
DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT! Tuesday night is your deadline to vote – big decisions include your first-ever District 1 City Councilmember, the $930 million city transportation levy, and more. You can mail your ballot for the cost of a stamp OR drop it off for free at the ballot dropoff vans you’ll find today, 10 am-5 pm, at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) and outside Greenbridge Library (8th SW just south of SW Roxbury). They’ll be back Monday and Tuesday.
OSBORNE & VOSS: 7:30 pm, Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne perform Jazz Age music live at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)
TIME FOR A CHANGE: At 2 am tonight (technically early Sunday), Daylight Saving Time ends and clocks “fall back” an hour.