Here are just a few of the several dozen Quad-City region Halloween events taking place tonight through Sunday that go beyond basic trick-or-treating. For more, see pages 11 and 16 or go to qctimes.com/goanddo:

WHAT: Anime Halloween Costume Ball Dance, sponsored by Anime-Zing and the United Township Anime Club

WHEN: 6-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Mississippi Ballroom, RiverCenter, downtown Davenport

HOW MUCH: $7 at the door

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: A mixture of American Halloween themes with those of the Japanese Obon Festival, a Buddhist custom to honor the departed spirits of one's ancestors.

WHAT: Boneyard Boogie

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave., Rock Island (heated outdoor tent)

HOW MUCH: $5, with the first 200 people admitted free, with free coozies and pizza

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Costume contest, the Michael Jackson "Thriller" dance team (9 and 11 p.m.), DJ Neewollah and the band Unexpected

MORE INFO: (309) 283-1809 or www.DaiquiriFactory.com

WHAT: Boo at the Zoo

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 30-31

WHERE: Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley, Ill. (Shuttle buses run from SouthPark Mall in Moline, near the Firestone store)

HOW MUCH: Zoo admission - $6 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens (62 years and older), $5 for youth (3-17 years)

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Kids in costume going from booth to booth, each operated by a participating sponsor or a nonprofit organization, for treats.

MORE INFO: www.NiabiZoo.com

WHAT: Dancing Towards Death: All Hallows Eve Bash

WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport

HOW MUCH: $40 per person, including heavy appetizers by Thunder Bay Grille, tax, gratuity and two passes to the Figge

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Gothic décor, a costume contest, gallery tours and martini tasting

MORE INFO: (563) 326-7804, Ext. 1227; www.figgeart.org

WHAT: Davenport Halloween Parade

WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Downtown Davenport, on its usual parade route

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: The traditional assembly of costumed characters, with candy being handed out, not thrown, on parade route.

WHAT: Deadstock

WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29

WHERE: Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport (a new location)

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Art auction, with more than 70 donors; music exclusively by dead artists; "creepy costumes encouraged!"

WHAT: Dwyer and Michaels Halloween Costume Ball

WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 30

WHERE: The Lodge Hotel, 900 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf

HOW MUCH: $20 (advance tickets available at the radio station WXLP-FM 96.9 ("97X") studios, 1229 Brady St., Davenport; or Halloween Express, 3568 N. Brady St., Davenport); for 21 years and older

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: The 97X morning duo hosts music by Lynn Allen, a costume contest and free hors d'oeuvres

MORE INFO: (563) 823-2526 or www.2Dorks.com

WHAT: Fright Night

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. today

WHERE: The District of Rock Island

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Family-friendly activities, including a free treat bag for first 1,000 children; a costume contest (5-7 p.m., 14 years and younger); a creepy mystery hunt, with a map to downtown businesses and matching a secret potion to the business; scary stories; trick-or-treating and related activities; storytellers and magician Mark Yeager.

MORE INFO: (309) 788-6311 or www.RIDistrict.com.

WHAT: Pumpkin Extravaganza Halloween Party

WHEN: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31

WHERE: Quad-City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island

HOW MUCH: $5 for adults, $4 for those 60 years and older, $3 for those 5-12 years old, $1 for those 2-4 years; free for members of the botanical center and the IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: A costume contest, a candy hunt and awards for the best scarecrow.

MORE INFO: (309) 794-0991 or www.QCGardens.com

WHAT: Witches Walk

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Downtown LeClaire, Iowa

HOW MUCH: Free

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: A costume contest, a parade, children's games, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, treats, a witch's cackle contest and a dog costume contest.

MORE INFO: (800) 747-7800, Ext. 120, or www.VisitLeClaire.com

 

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