DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATIONS
COSTUME PARTY IN THE HARBOR Oct. 31, 9 p.m. A live performance by Finhead will accompany a costume contest with prizes for both best and worst costumes. The Lookout Bar & Grill, 2800 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.thelookoutchannelislands.com.
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Art, altars and a free first Sunday of music, dance and crafts are the highlight, including traditional son jarocho music from the Veracruz region of Mexico played by the local group Proyecto Jarocho. $1-$4. The Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura. For more information, visit www.venturamuseum.org.
DOWNTOWN OXNARD’S PUMPKIN FUN DAY Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Plaza Park farmers market will offer mummy wraps and pumpkin bowling. At 2 p.m., there will be trick or treating as well. Downtown Oxnard Plaza Park and Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.downtownoxnard.org.
THE GHOSTS OF VENTURA’S CITY HALL Oct. 31, 8-10 p.m. Ventura’s City Hall, like many historic courthouses, has stories of ghosts. Such phantoms as the floating head of a long dead judge are rumored to appear here.
Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli St. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
GHOST TALES AT THE OLIVAS ADOBE Nov. 1, 8-10 p.m. Spooky tales of ghosts long-rumored to haunt the historic Olivas Adobe will highlight this ghost investigation hosted by Richard Senate. Cameras and tape recorders are permitted to record ghostly evidence. Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive. For more information, visit www.cityofventura.net.
GHOUL WINGS FILM CONTEST AND FESTIVAL Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. The Gull Wings Children’s Museum will host a Halloween-inspired short-film festival for children. Prizes will be awarded for Best Performance and Scariest Film, plus other categories. Gull Wings Children’s Museum, 418 W. Fourth St., Oxnard. For more information, visit www.gullwings.org.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Oct. 31, 2-5 p.m. Treats and tricks will be served up at this party featuring games and fortune telling. The Palms and Bonaventure, 111 N. Wells Road, Ventura.