Check out the Halloween scene in the Treasure Valley

Statesman staffOctober 25, 2013 

Ghosts, goblins and things that go “boo!” will be everywhere this weekend. Here are some ways to get in the spirit.

• Take your little monsters to “Boo At the Zoo,” the annual trick-or-treat event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Zoo Boise, 355 Julia Davis Drive. Kids can get their face painted and enter costume contests. Free with admission.

• Get your chills at “Thrill the World,” the annual international performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The global simultaneous performance by community zombies is at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 in The Grove plaza.

• Frightened Felons turns the Old Pen, 2445 Old Penitentiary Road in Boise, into one fun and scary place.

On Oct. 25 bring the kids (10 and older) for games, a haunted cellhouse, costume contests, and performances by Boise Rock School and “Thrill the World.” You’ll find food trucks and goodies at the Bishop’s House and more. On Oct. 26, it’s adults only, with all of the above — plus the scary goes up a notch. You’ll find Crooked Fence, wine, food trucks, palm readings and more. $15 general both nights ($12 for 11 and younger on Oct. 25) at BrownPaperTickets.com.

• Few bars go as all out for Halloween as Hannah’s, 621 W. Main St., Boise. On Oct. 26, dress for the blood-red carpet at Dusk till Dawn Zombie Prom. Then on Oct. 31 it’s the Exotic Exotica Ball. You’ll find costume contests, prizes and the Rocci Johnson Band both nights. 7 p.m. doors. No cover.

• Rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) brings his full-on, high-powered stuff to the Revolution Center, 4983 Glenwood St., Garden City, for an all-ages gig Oct. 31. You’ll find costume contests with cash prizes and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 general, $49.50 VIP, $69.50 VIP meet-and-greet. Ticketfly.

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