5 Safe Things to Do This Halloweekend: October 30-November 1

Judy HarperOctober 30, 2020
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Snap a Selfie with a Spider
Get tangled up in a web of creepy crawlers at Oh, Snap… A Spider. The art installations are on display through Oct. 31 near AMC Theatres at Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, shopdesertridge.com; and outside Harkins Theatres at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempemarketplace.com. 

Cruise the Boo Bash
Pile in the car for a spirited Drive-Through Boo Bash at Park West. Musical entertainment and Halloween vignettes – from Frankenstein’s laboratory and a gory ghost wagon – can be enjoyed along the route, with Halloween characters positioned at designated areas for family photo ops. Park West will donate $1 to St. Mary’s Food Bank for each participating car. 6-8 p.m. Park West, 9744 W. Northern Ave., Peoria, shopparkwest.com.

Celebrate the Harvest Moon
Stroll through lantern-lit pathways at the Japanese Friendship Garden under the glow of the full moon and learn about traditional Japanese arts at the Otsukimi Moon Viewing, Oct. 30-31. The annual event is transformed from a large two-day festival into an intimate and socially distanced exhibit this year, with admission limited to 50 guests every 30 minutes. 5-9 p.m. $25, adults; $7, children 3-12. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. Third Ave., Phoenix, japanesefriendshipgarden.org.

Dress Up Your Car (and Yourself) for a Not-So-Spooky Parade
Decorate your car, get decked out in your favorite costume and bring your treat bag for the Halloween Boo! Parade hosted by Mesa Main Library. There will be several stops to drive to in the parking lot with special treats at each place. Each car also receives a family pack of books from Kids Need to Read. 2-3 p.m. Mesa Main Library, 64 E. First St., Mesa, mesalibrary.org, 480-644-3100. Enter through the south parking lot entrance off First Street.

Put Your STEM Skills to Use
Celebrate Halloween with mystery, costumes, hair-raising activities and daring demos as Arizona Science Center invites guests to engage in science-related challenges to solve spooky mysteries. The family fun runs 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entry at 2:45 p.m. Face coverings are required for guests 2 and older and costume masks are not permitted. Advance tickets are required due to limited capacity. Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, azscience.org, 602-716-2000.

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