Halloween is here, the weather promises to be nearly perfect, and all kinds of spooky happenings are going on. Check out the DARTable events this weekend.
Friday, Oct. 29
Ghost Tales for Adults is just as it sounds – tales of horror told by skilled storytellers from the Dallas Storytelling Guild. It’s free to attend (donations are welcome) at the Granville Arts Center, right next to Downtown Garland Station on the Blue Line.
Saturday, Oct. 30
Ghost Town takes place in Historic Downtown Carrollton. There’s a scavenger hunt for ghosts, a DJ spinning creepy tunes, a carnival midway, and even a Halloween movie. (That’s Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker). The costume contest starts at 6 p.m. Get there by taking the Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station.
Ghost Tour is another spectral event that lets you explore the paranormal history of Garland. Well, sort of – the event is family-friendly, and participants collect candy at each “ghost stop.” Registration happens from 5-7 p.m. at the Plaza Theatre, a short walk from Downtown Garland Station.
Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31
The Concert Truck is a cool concept: outdoor concerts, presented by Dallas Symphony Orchestra, from the back of a truck. The truck then rolls on to the next stop with its payload of chamber music. The concerts actually take place throughout the country, with two mainstay musicians collaborating with locals – here, they’re from the DSO and other area arts organizations.
There are lots of other performances over the next five weeks; check the website for details.
Sunday, Oct. 31
Dia de los Muertos is a full symphonic experience featuring traditional Latin American music and culture, colorful festivities, and family fun. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, a short walk from Pearl/Arts District Station on all four DART Rail lines.
Psycho, easily one of the most classic films ever, is perfect for Halloween. See the Bates Hotel on the big screen at the Angelika Film Center, just across the mezzanine from SMU/Mockingbird Station on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.