Friday, Oct. 27 Halloween Bash Consider joining a Halloween celebration at La Mirada, Monterey Museum of Art’s most mysterious location, and prepare for an evening of eerie elegance, historical haunts and bewitching beats. They will have a speakeasy cash bar—step back in time and quench your thirst in a Prohibition-style bar. Let the music take you away as a live DJ spins tracks in the grandeur of the drawing room, brought to life by shimmering chandeliers overhead. Immerse yourself in the mansion’s eerie ambiance and partake in its legendary lore. This event is for those ages 21 and over; proper ID required for entry. Elegant Halloween attire is encouraged. [AP] 6-9pm Friday, Oct. 27. Monterey Museum of Art, La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. $25. 375-5477, montereyart.org. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28 Fright Night Think of all the horrifying movies. Now pack them into one Museum of Horrors—Titanic, Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels, Little Fockers, Adam Sandler… OK, we seem to have made an incorrect assumption. While that list is pretty terrible, Hollywood also specializes in the terrifying. Think chilling monsters, chain saws, zombies, creepy music, hockey masks, the Anaheim Ducks. In putting together their fourth annual haunted house, the folks at the Artichoke Festival drew from scary movies—and did their worst. It’s so suspenseful, so shocking that only those 12 and up will survive, so leave the younger kids in the neighboring pumpkin patch or kiddie maze. And be prepared. Hollywood may use a little dun-dundunnn! to tip you off. These guys won’t. [DF] 6-10pm Friday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 28. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. $20; $15/seniors, active military. 372-5863, artichokefestival.org. Saturday, Oct. 28 Ruff n’ Roll If dogs could speak, perhaps they’d tell their owners what they want to dress up as for Halloween this year: Barbie, Batman, a ballerina. As it is, they might communicate the message that they do not want to 26 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY october 26-november 1, 2023 www.montereycountyweekly.com Ralph Pace Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History presents Kelp Grizzlies: The Secret Lives of Sea Otters by Ralph Pace. Pace is a freelance underwater and environmental photojournalist living in Monterey. He holds a graduate degree in marine conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Using his education in science, Pace hopes to act as an interpreter to simplify scientific messages through imagery to tell science stories. During the winter months, Pace works on the Hawaiian island of Maui with the nonprofit Whale Trust, documenting humpback whale research with Flip Nicklin. On display until Thanksgiving (Nov. 23). [AP] HOT PICKS october 26–november 01 To see more local events, and add your own, visit calendar.montereycountyweekly.com Ralph Pace, NMFS permit # 37946D Estate of Armin C. Hansen VISUALS Armin C. Hasen “The Clipper” (aka “Clipper in Moonlight”) by Armin C. Hansen (1886-1957) is part of the In the Still of the Night: Nocturnes exhibit in the Monterey Museum of Art. Come see a diverse selection of works from the permanent collection depicting both the dramatic and tranquil aspects of nightfall. Capturing the lost enchantment of night skies from before the age of electric light, In the Still of the Night explores the nocturnes of artists such as Charles Rollo Peters, Will Sparks and Jules Tavernier—who captured the beauty of illuminated late-19th-century nights—as well as the perspectives of contemporary artists today such as Barry Masteller and Roland Petersen. On display through Dec. 17. [AP] Playing dress-up isn’t just for kids. Hot dogs don cool costumes for Carmel’s annual dog costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 28. You’ve picked a pumpkin in a patch. But have you ever picked a pumpkin in…a pool? The Monterey Sports Center’s Pumpkin Plunge offers just that. Jordan Ataide Spooky Season