28 MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY october 26-november 1, 2023 www.montereycountyweekly.com Send ideas to calendar@mcweekly.com HOT PICKS Burlesque, costumes and a good cause all converge at Carmel Delights’ Halloween show “Boolesque for Boobies”—a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Assistance Group. Brian Mack Trick or treat! Put on a costume and hit the streets this weekend—trick-or-treating events take place in neighborhoods and business districts (like Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey) across Monterey County. SheldonChang will also be face painting, a photo booth and fun water activities (hello, water slide!), as well as light snacks available for purchase at the Sports Cafe. Kids ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. [RM] 5:30-7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 28. Monterey Sports Center, 301 E. Franklin St., Monterey. $20. 646-3730, montereysportscenter.org. Boobs for a Cause Maybe you think of Halloween as a time to cover your body with something extra…a wizard’s cloak, a mummy wrap, a mask. Maybe you think of it as a time to show a little more skin than normal as a sexy fill-in-the-blank. The performers of The Carmel Delights are already masters at the fun and showmanship that comes with concealing and revealing the body as an element of their burlesque performances, and they deliver that in this Halloween show, “Boolesque for Boobies.” Yes, there are pretty good odds you’ll see some boobies—this is, after all, a burlesque—but it’s the thought that really matters here. The event is a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Breast Cancer Assistance Group, which supports Monterey County residents with expenses during breast cancer treatment. Doors open at 7:30pm, the burlesque show starts at 8pm, and DJ Alejandro follows. The evening wraps with a costume contest at 10pm, so wear your most sensational outfit. [SR] 7:30-10:30pm Saturday, Oct. 28. Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $20. Carmeldelights. com. Sunday, Oct. 29 Honor and remember Sol Treasures in King City hosts a full day-long Día de los Muertos community event. Actually it all begins on Saturday, Oct. 28, with altar setup at the Pavilion building at the Salinas Valley fairgrounds. Community members are invited to display an ofrenda to honor family members and loved ones who have died. The following day, Sunday, Oct. 29, the real festival begins—there will be face painting at the cemetery, followed by a parade from the cemetery to the fairgrounds. Once at the Fairgrounds there are performances (music, dancing) and activities—including a Catrina and Catrin contest with cash prizes. Join in, and celebrate this opportunity to remember those who have passed. [TCL] 9am-4pm Sunday, Oct. 29. Sol Treasures, 519 Broadway St., King City and Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., King City. Free. soltreasures.com. Tuesday, Oct. 31 To The Ball Nepenthe’s Halloween Bal Masque is a longstanding Big Sur Halloween tradition—an opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy live entertainment (this year that means performances by 60 East Band and BiGSuRCuS) while supporting a good cause: Big Sur Fire. Attendees do really take the costuming bit seriously, so maybe you’ve been working on your costume all year. If not, there are still a few days to whip up something. Godspeed, and good luck. [TCL] 6pm-midnight Tuesday, Oct. 31. Nepenthe Restaurant, 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur. $40. 667-2347, nepenthe.com/bal-masque/balmasque-tickets. Hot Picks by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier, Dave Faries, Celia Jiménez, Pam Marino, Rey Mashayekhi, Agata Pop˛eda, Sara Rubin and David Schmalz. be dressed up in other ways, perhaps with a stare of abject humiliation. Dog owners, do not be fooled by this look: It’s a negotiating tactic. Just give them some treats and dress them up how you please. Do it for the children, and take that pup to the “howl-o-ween” dog costume contest that takes center stage at Carmel’s Forest Theater from 10-11am on Oct. 28, where there will also be vendors, live music and a cuteness factor that goes up to 11. And there may be no better way to follow up such a show than with some pumpkin-rolling down Ocean Avenue, a longstanding Halloween tradition in the city by the sea. No need to bring your own—save them for the actual holiday—as the city will provide pumpkins to pick up. Should be a smash. [DS] 10-11am and 11am-1pm Saturday, Oct. 28. Canine costume contest at Forest Theater, Santa Rita Street and Mountain View Avenue; pumpkin rolling pickup at Ocean Avenue and Santa Fe Street, Carmel. Both events are free. 624-4447, ci.carmel.ca.us/post/spookyseason-almost-here. No Tricks, Only Treats Yes, Sally, the Great Pumpkin comes on Halloween Night, visiting the most sincere pumpkin patches to bring treats to all good children who believe. But you’ll have to give up trick-ortreating with the rest of the gang that night. Don’t cry! On Saturday, Oct. 28, there’s plenty of candy to be found for all the kids in costumes (accompanied by adults) in a variety of locations. There’s trick or treating, music, a Halloween Safe Zone and more in downtown Pacific Grove. Stop by the P.G. Museum of Natural History for its workshop, “Science Saturday: Bats, Spiders and Snakes.” In Salinas, the National Steinbeck Center hosts the “Steinbeck Spooktacular Trick or Treat Trail” inside the museum, along with pumpkin painting and spooky stories. More candy can be found at participating businesses along Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey. Plus “trunk or treating” from decorated cars with other fun activities in Carmel Valley and Castroville. It’s all free, and we promise, no rocks! [PM] Downtown Pacific Grove Trick or Treating: 10am-3pm Saturday, Oct. 28, 373-3304. Steinbeck Spooktacular Trick or Treat Trail: 11am-2pm Saturday, Oct. 28, National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas, 7754721, steinbeck.org. Trick or Treating on Lighthouse: 2-5pm Saturday, Oct. 28, Lighthouse Avenue, Monterey, 655-8070, lighthousedistrict.net. Carmel Valley Trunk or Treat: 5-7pm Saturday, Oct. 28, Carmel Valley Youth Center, 25 Ford Road, Carmel Valley, cvcyc.org. Halloween Fun Nite: 5-9pm Saturday, Oct. 28, Castroville Recreation Center, 11261 Crane St., Castroville, 633-3084. Take the Plunge Sure, we’ve all heard of a pumpkin patch, but are you familiar with the concept of a pumpkin…pool? Well, Monterey Sports Center just so happens to have one, and it invites you to come check it out. The fitness center is once again holding its annual Pumpkin Plunge in honor of this week’s Halloween festivities, which will see its pool turned into a floating pumpkin patch. Bring a swimsuit, take the plunge and pick your pumpkin. There