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It is the last weekend in October, which means lots of spooky fun can be found around the Historic Triangle.
In addition to trick-or-treating Saturday night, area families can catch a fashion show, puzzle over a murder mystery or take in a symphony this weekend. Don’t forget to set your clocks back for the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday.
Check out our guide to the localities’ trick-or-treat hours and safety tips.
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Music and Theatre
This week’s Thursday afternoon film at the Williamsburg Regional Library is “The Hurricane,” the harrowing tail of a man who escapes unjust imprisonment and faces a vicious storm on his journey back to his wife. The show starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free.
In anticipation of this weekend’s performance of Don Giovanni, Opera in Williamsburg is hosting a panel at the College of William & Mary about opera as a genre and Don Giovanni’s place in it. This free panel is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday in Morton 220, and the show will be performed at the Kimball Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets to the opera are $45 per person.
Historical crime enthusiasts won’t want to miss “Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge” at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Friday. Historian Carson Hudson will be undertaking an interactive recreation of one of the most controversial crime mysteries of 18th century Virginia: Was merchant Robert Routledge stabbed in public or was it tragic misfortune? Find out at 5 p.m. Friday. Admission is included in the price of a museum ticket.
The William & Mary Symphony Orchestra is performing a special Halloween concert Friday. Come enjoy the works of Bernstein, Gershwin, Gould and Copland, all while wearing a costume – and possibly winning a prize. The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Sadler Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for students and free for veterans or kids under 12.
Learn Something New
The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum for the candidates of House of Delegates District 93, incumbent Democrat Monty Mason and challenging Republican Lara Overy. Head over to the Williamsburg Regional Library at 7 p.m. Thursday to hear what the candidates have to say for themselves so you can be an informed voter Tuesday.
The William & Mary Law School is hosting leaders and experts on the topic of the global refugee crisis for a panel on domestic action and solutions to mass human displacement. This free panel will take place at the law school building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.
Endview Plantation is offering guided sunset tours of the historic plantation starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Take in the ambiance of Endview at night and learn a bit about its fascinating history. Tours are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Reservations are recommended.
Dr. Jacob Goodson, an assistant professor of philosophy at Southwestern College, will be giving a lecture on the 95 theses of Martin Luther at King of Glory Lutheran Church this Saturday. Find out what the words of this historic document means for us today. The lecture begins at 9 a.m. and admission is free and open to the public.
Head over to Wyndham of Williamsburg for the second year of Trunk or Treat to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Hampton Roads. Grab the kids and check out trick-or-treating with seasonal refreshments, music, raffles and auctions. Admission is $3 per child and the fun starts at 5 p.m. Friday.
It’s Halloween at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Bring the whole family and let the kids enjoy decorating pumpkins and collecting non-candy treats from throughout the market, all while shopping for the freshest local fall produce. The market will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in Merchants Square.
Posh Salon of Williamsburg and Blue Green Aqua Boutique are partnering up Thursday for “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” a fashion show to benefit the American Cancer Society. Head over to Legacy Hall in New Town for an evening of fashion and beauty, all for a great cause. Admission is $10 per person and complimentary wine and appetizers will be provided.
This Thursday Indigo Park is starting Halloween weekend off with a bang. The Indigo Boys will be rocking out, and the park is providing a nacho bar and adult beverages, so come out and celebrate at one of the oldest pools in Williamsburg. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Virginia’s Finest Chocolate’s is hosting an Adult Chocolate Camp on Friday. Participants can learn all about chocolate making, varieties and wine pairings – and, of course, some delicious chocolates will be served up. This event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Powhatan Secondary Club House and admission is $49 per person. Call Mary Griffith at 757-258-5465 for reservations.
Stop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, peruse the variety of items available at Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs and Heidi’s Home Grown. The market will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around noon.
This Sunday is the second fall car show in Merchants Square, featuring the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Come check out an array of different models from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Come celebrate the Feast of All Saints and All Souls at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. Sunday. The parish choir will partner with the choir of Our Savior Lutheran Church to provide music for this moving celebration, which is free and open to the public.