Spotlight YGK: Halloween edition

Spotlight YGK

“One … two … Freddy’s coming for you …”

This Week …


Fort Fright — Fort Henry, month of October
This season, Fort Fright tests your fears and phobias! From clowns, spiders to darkness and more, Phobia Arenas will make you face your worst nightmares! Scream, panic and run as you try to evade this dream gone wrong. Do you have what it takes to escape?

The Otherworld 2018— Fort Henry, month of October
This season, Fort Henry welcomes a new family-friendly experience, an enchanting place called The Otherworld. It’s a magical world revealed as summer fades to fall. Captivating places with fun activities and games suitable for families and the young-at-heart.

Haunted HalloWYNN —Friday & Saturday
2 nights a year our CORN MAZE turns into a Haunted HalloWYNN Maze. Travel through the corn in an effort to find 10 monsters. Experience fog, travel through a tunnel and be prepared to be chased by the monsters you will meet along the way…

Downtown Trick or Treating — Downtown Kingston, Friday (5pm)
We are once again inviting the young boys and ghouls of Kingston to trick-or-treat in Downtown Kingston! Trick-or-Treating locations will have pumpkins out front.

Fright NIGHT— Boys & Girls Club of Kingston, Friday (530pm)
Wear your costume for an evening of scary fun! Spooky Activities, Jungle Gym, crafts, Bouncy Castles and more!

Halloween Spooktacular — YMCA (Wright Cres), Friday (530pm)
Support our Strong Kids Campaign and have a Spooktacular time! Entry by donation and costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Dance Party — Playtrium, Friday (7pm)
Games, prizes and more!

First Annual Night of the Living Ales — Spearhead Brewing Company, Friday
Join us for our First Annual Night of the Living Ales! Start on our patio with the carnival that will be put on by Capers Custom Catering – Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, Caramel Corn, the works! Inside, we’ll be dancing to the tunes of DJ Razz until midnight, enjoying Mara’s Magical Mirror, a mirror photo booth, and giving away not one, not two, but THREE prizes for best costume: Most Unique, Best Group & Scariest! Show us what you’ve got!! Get your tickets early – not only do they include a pint of our beer, but the first 30 tickets purchased will get an Adult Trick or Treat bag!

HARS Halloween Bash 2018 — Renaissance, Friday
We’re back again for another evening of spooky fun! Music by DJ Crazy Alex, Prizes for best costumes, 19+ event. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. A fundraiser for HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)

PRE-Halloween Ladies Night Bash — Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Friday
Dress your Halloween best for a shot at Tim Hicks tickets! Ladies Night featuring Jordy Jackson LIVE, Dj Dan and hosted by Care of Country 93.5

The Hunt for The GREAT Pumpkin — Martello Alley, Saturday (10am)
The Search for the Great Pumpkin is On!!! Find pumpkins in 12 various DT Kingston locations to be entered into a draw for lovely gift basket. Ballots to enter will be at each location. This is a family friendly event! Locations online:

Dog-tober-Fest — Whozagoodog, Saturday (10am)
Facility Open House: Canine Olympics, Costume Photobooth and more

Reid and Ben’s 6th Annual Halloween Blood DRIVE —Bayridge School, Saturday (10am)
Once again we will have more beds and more space to try and save more lives. Also back again this year is live music from Mellow lily, games, crafts, and prizes, FREE pizza from Gino’s Pizza Bayridge, and FREE coffee and treats from Tim Horton’s. We promise this will be the most fun you’ve ever had donating blood. Last year we brought in 89 pints in 6 hours. Can we break 100? With your help we can.

Halloween Vendors Market and Craft Fair — Princess Street United Church, Saturday (10am)
Join us on October 27, 2018 from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Princess St United Church and treat yourself to a fun day out to shopping and raffles while supporting some great organizations.
We will have a donation station set up where we will be collecting new toiletries, socks, underwear, school snacks and nonperishable foods which will be distributed to local shelters and non-profit agencies we support. Make a $5.00 donation at the doors with proceeds going towards the shelters and nonprofit agencies we support and receive 3 tickets for our raffles

Hal-LEO-ween Curator Tour — The Pump House, Saturday (11am)
This is a curator tour like no other – a creepy Leo tour. This Halloween inspired tour takes you through the exhibit with the curator who designed it. He will give you the behind the scenes details of building an exhibit but also share more on Leonardo da Vinci. Come dressed up and let the PumpHouse be your first stop trick or treating.

Kingston’s Best Kids – Second Annual “Trunk or Treat” — 710 Front Road, Saturday
Join us in the Reddendale plaza (next to Kingston’s Best Kids) on October 27, 2018 for our second annual “Trunk or Treat” event! Trunk or Treat is a family friendly, fun and safe environment for kids to trick or treat! Parents, local businesses and halloween enthusiasts decorate the trunks of their cars with age appropriate decor and hand out candy! This keeps kids away from traffic, in a safe environment and what’s better than another chance to get more use out of those Halloween costumes? In addition to trick or treating, we will also be hosting a costume contest, trunk decorating contest and much more! Winners will receive amazing prizes such as Lego sets, candy and trophies! 

Halloween Horror at the House of DysFUNction — 1274 HWY-15, Saturday
One Day Only! You’ll jump, you’ll laugh and you’ll do something awesome by supporting The Jack Trust Fund and baby Jack! Silent Auction and snacks for sale at the end of 8 Scare Stations! Parking on Biscayne Street and Innovation Drive. Indoor / outdoor with some steps. (In case of rain all indoor.) $10 Entry with all proceeds helping launch The Jack Trust Fund!

Halloween Trick-or-Treating — Fairmount Home, Saturday (1pm)
Bring your little goblins and ghouls to Fairmount Home for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, fun games and crafts!

Halloween Ceili — École Catholique Cathédrale School Council, Saturday

Halloween Party — General Wolfe Hotel, Saturday
Saturday night with James Kirkman and all our friends. Be there to scare!!

Halloween — The Merchant, Saturday
Kings Of The Cold return to The Merchant Tap House for a night of Rock and Roll!

Halloweekend at The Spot— The Spot, Saturday
There will be a photographer, so wear a costume!

Halloween — The Public House, Saturday
Chris Jackson Live! Cheap Drinks, Prize for Best Dressed

Halloween Rock Show — Little Texas Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Saturday
$500 Prize for best costume and lots of other fun things in store. Richard Cranium performs live!

Halloween Party — The Mansion, Saturday
Presented by 98.9 The Drive and Wolfe Island Spring Craft Brewery! $1000 prize for best costume! Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door! Listen to 98.9 The Drive for your chance to win tickets and VIP passes! Featuring Funky Monks and Project 29 live in concert!

Halloween Show — Inner Harbour Tattoo, Saturday
It’s a Monster Mash! Come party with us. Get another use out of your costume! Boom Creek, Mississippi Grover, Hunger Ones perform.

Halloween Party — BluMartini, Saturday
Tickets are $5 and every bit of that goes towards Joe’s M.I.L.L. Performers: Lotus Shaker, Tyson Sullivan, Cory Ede, Bon Evans, ToneKats. We are celebrating the debut release for ‘Middle of the Night’ – video releasing October 23rd by Bon Evans feat. Cory Ede

HoozHear? Hallowe’en Dance — Kingston Lakeshore West Lions Club, Saturday
This is our annual Hallowe’en Dance featuring HoozHear? and Friends! Bring YOUR friends and family, get your costume on and come enjoy this family friendly night of music and dancing!

Halloween Party — Manhattan Grill & Sports Lounge, Saturday
Live Music featuring Harold Harvey

The Rocky Horror Picture Show — The Screening Room, Saturday
Let’s do the time warp again! The Screening Room, Kingston’s Downtown Movie Theatre, is hosting 6 screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the weekend leading up to Halloween, including midnight shows on the Friday and Saturday! Audience participation, costumes and props encouraged!!!! ALL TICKETS $13 (no Member or Student discount due to extra cleanup costs!)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show — The Screening Room, Saturday
Let’s do the time warp again! The Screening Room, Kingston’s Downtown Movie Theatre, is hosting 6 screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the weekend leading up to Halloween, including midnight shows on the Friday and Saturday! Audience participation, costumes and props encouraged!!!! ALL TICKETS $13 (no Member or Student discount due to extra cleanup costs!)

Cinematica Presents Suspiria (1977) — The Screening Room, October 31st
To celebrate Halloween and the upcoming November release of Luca Guadagnino’s arty Suspiria remake, we are playing Dario Argento’s horror classic SUSPIRIA (1977)! Thanks to a stunning new digital restoration, you can experience it on the big screen as it was meant to be seen & heard!

12CAT Halloween Show — 12Cat Arts Collective, October 31st
Come celebrate Halloween at 12CAT! We’ve got a bunch of awesome locals lined up to play cover sets of all your favourite artists, while dressed up as said artists! You won’t wanna miss this one! Afterwards DJ LK will spin us off into the night. Doors at 8:30, music at 9, $10/PWYC, 12 Cataraqui St

HallowKweens — The Grad Club, October 31st
Join Flesh and Blood Productions for a Halloween night extravaganzaaaa! The spooky, almost certainly haunted, and definitely fabulous Grad Club is your main stop this Halloween! Drag kings, queens, and in-betweens, new and seasoned, Babadooks, Frankenfurters, Sharon Needles impersonators, and everyone who needs a night dedicated to celebrate your inner you in all its fabulousness, mark your calendar for October 31! We’re going to celebrate you in all your youey youness, henny. FEATURING: live entertainment, “red-light, green-light” stoplight party, Ouija, and tarot, spooky sexy good times. $10 online in advance. Tickets will be available at the door for minimum $10 donation, while quantities last.Proceeds go towards funding the upcoming season of Flesh and Blood Productions!

Halloween Boo-Bash — Life Yoga, October 31st (3pm)
A free, all-ages, community event in celebration of Halloween! Wear your costume and stop by the studio for crafts, music, face painting by Not So Amateur Amateurs, games, treats and more surprises to come.

Stay & Play Halloween Howl — Whozagooddog, October 31st (6pm)
A Halloween Themed stay & play evening. Come in costume for a Halloween treat. Special Stay & Play activities just for this night     

Lush Crafternoon DIY TrickorTreat Totes — LUSH Cosmetics Cataraqui Centre, October 31st
Join us at LUSH Cataraqui, Kingston for an afternoon of spooky fun! Decorate your very own tote with Lush-themed stamps and coloured ink for the cutest trick-or-treat bag, and check out our otherworldly Halloween creations. First come, first served while quantities last.

Trick or Try Me, Witch! — Theatre on King, October 31st
Haus of Accounting & You’re Welcome present a Queer Variety Night Spooktacular! Come on out and get your Halloween on with drag queens, burlesquers, circus acts, and more! This is an accessible event for 18+.

Corbin’s Halloween Haunt III — 511 Alfred Street, October 31st
Actors will frighten and follow your every move, the lights and ambiance will leave you intrigued and wanting more. Ghost and ghouls, monsters and zombies. It won’t be all the candy that won’t make you sleep. Save yourselves if you can! Come if you dare! When you arrive and walk in to my haunt, you’ll surely receive a scare.

Halloween Costume Party, Open Mic + Tom Savage’s Birthday — Rose & Crown, October 31st 

Halloween Circus Party — Kingston Circus Arts, October 31st
Get creepy with Kingston Circus Arts! Come party with us on Halloween. We’ll have demos, candy and some open house time where coaches will guide you through some basic aerial skills. Have you always wanted to try aerial arts? This is your chance. Or just come and watch and make new friends. All people welcome! Demos start at 7pm. Free!

Hallowe’en Night — Sydenham Barn, October 31st
Come visit the Haunted Barn in Sydenham on Hallowe’en Night! This annual community event is absolutely FREE! Donations accepted at the door for a local charity!

Bare Bones Halloween — Stages, October 31st
Stages Nightclub presents Bare Bones Halloween! Wednesday October 31st enter Stages at your own risk where you will have a bone-chilling good time! Don’t forget your costume!  

Fright Night w DJ DurrEckshun — Barcadia, October 31st
Visit your favourite arcade on October 31st for $6 pints (any and all!), $4 whiskey and tunes from First Capital Entertainment DJ DurrEckShun! Dress to impress for the costume contest (19+). We won’t give away the mystery…but there is a CHILLING prize up for grabs


Rocket Surgery @ The Toucan

You’ve Got a Friend – The Music of James Taylor & Carole King @ Isabel Bader

Destroyer @ Overtime Sports Bar

The Lovely Luke from Dublin @ P J Murphy’s Pub


Rocket Surgery @ The Toucan

John McDermott Trio @ The Grand Theatre

Oktoberfest with Picket Fences @ ANAF


Clem Chesterfield & The La-Z Boy Recliners @ Little Texas Roadhouse

Other Events This Weekend:

Thank You for Being a Friend

Thank You for Being a Friend is the Ultimate Golden Girls Experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you’d expect! Prepare for an evening of laughter, spectacular put-downs and familiar friends as Miami’s four favourite Golden Girls – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose and Blanche – reunite in puppet-form for this lovingly hilarious live tribute show! As a wonderful introduction to the hit television series for first timers it’ll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!
Friday @7:30; Grand Theatre

An Evening with Jean Chrétien

The tenth annual celebration isn’t over yet! Kingston WritersFest presents The Right Honorable Mr. Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, with his new book My Stories, My Times.
Saturday @7:30; Kingston Writer’s Fest

Our Nations Heroes Hockey Night

International Heroes Hockey Night in Kingston aims to bring together the Veteran Community for a fun day of hockey. The Montreal Canadiens Alumni are scheduled to play against Our Nations Heroes. Our Nations Heroes team will be made up of Soldiers, Veterans and Civilian First Responders. The hockey game is a fundraiser for the Portraits of Honour Foundation started by artist Dave Sopha and his daughter Terri Sopha. As a Foundation Dave Sopha donates a portion of the funds, he receives to a number of organizations that aid in Veterans and First Responders recovery from Operational Stress Injuries. Kerri Tadeu, a Registered Psychiatric Nurse is organizing this event with a personal mission and focus on Mental Health to combat the epidemic of suicide among Veterans and First Responders.
Sunday @2; Leon’s Centre

The World Remembers

Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the City of Kingston will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War with special programming and events to pay tribute to the more than 1 million lives lost during the war effort.
Various Dates; City of Kingston

Moonlight Corn Maze Walk

Grab a flashlight and find your inner GPS! The Wynn Farms Apple Orchards is open this weekend, and many more Fridays and Saturdays late to give you a chance at solving this classic fall labyrinth! Be sure to warm up with an apple cider by the fire when you’ve successfully completed your mission!

And even more to choose from …

Queer Circus — Kingston Circus Arts; TOMORROW
Kingston Circus Arts is running circus classes specifically for members of the LGBTQA+ community. Explore mainly aerial fabric, with an intro to partner acrobatics, trapeze and more with instruction from a queer instructor.

Pancake Sunday — Playtrium; Sunday

CRCA Mushrooms 101 Presentation — Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Sunday

High Tea by Top Tier Bakery — Hochelaga Inn; Sunday
Experience High Tea by Top Tier Bakery in the beautiful setting of Hochelaga Inn. We work closely with makers and artisans from Kingston, Ontario to give you a true taste of this beautiful city.

Curvy Pole — Sensual Serenity; Sunday
Sensual Serenity’s Curvy Pole series focuses on building confidence, body positivity and sensual movement to reclaim your sensuality. We will teach you the foundations of pole movement in a safe, judgement free environment. Make some new friends and be a part of a sisterhood of woman who empower each other.

Live Pub Quiz — The Mansion; Every Sunday

On Sale Now …

The Ale House:

Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) – November 18
Gord Bamford & Jojo Mason – November 21
Busty & The Bass – November 28
The Beaches & Goodbye Honolulu – December 2

The Grand Theatre:

Jeremy Hotz – November 2
Dean Brody – November 9
A Tribe Called Red – November 20
Royal Wood with Elise LeGrow – November 29
I Mother Earth with Finger Eleven – January 19

Leon’s Centre:

Tim Hicks with Tebey – November 17
Luke Combs – March 30
Paul Brandt with High Valley – February 21
Luke Combs – March 30

Don’t forget!

Wolfe Island Corn Maze is OPEN SATURDAYS! 

Care is the National Evening Announcer on #1 For Country, broadcasting live from Country 93.5 with Bobby Bones weeknights from 7-11pm. You can also hear her Dad jokes Sunday mornings 6 – 10am on KRock 105.7.
Find her online (in all the usual spots) @careonair
And don’t be surprised if you see her chasing a tequila shot with a rye n coke on her many Downtown Princess adventures any given weekend.

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