Halloween-town: Get the little ones dressed up for the trick-or-treat safe zone with treats and candy from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 1000 S. Owens St. Admission is free.
Trunk-or-Treat: The Silver Creek Community Center, 7011 Harris Road, will offer treats and fun for the kids from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by a screening of the 2019 animated film “The Addams Family” in the park.
Trick or Tweet: Beale Memorial Library is hosting an indoor trick-or-treating event with more than 30 booths, Star Wars characters, spooky storytime, a free meal and snack, games and more. Children and adults welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the library, 701 Truxtun Ave.
Scare Valley/Halloweenville: Fear is back as visitors encounter the ghosts and mysterious dark energy of Lucian Morton’s mansion in the Scare Valley side of things. Families can enjoy more treats than terror in Halloweenville, which offers a pumpkin patch, Haunted Hayride, Ghosts vs. Ghouls laser tag, Tarantula Train Ride and Casper’s Zone bounce area. Brave souls can also shoot zombies. 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays (Scare Valley opens at dusk), now through Tuesday, Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. Free admission to pumpkin patch. Halloweenville: $10 (free for children 2 and under), includes 10 paintballs per paid entry (does not include the haunt). Scare Valley: $25 on Friday and Sunday, $30 on Saturday, good for one haunt walk-through, access to all Halloweenville activities. One-time-use Scare Valley fast pass available for $10 per person. Tickets available at scarevalley.com.
“Tunnel of Terror: CARnEVIL”: Brave The Stranglin Bros. Freak Show, which has taken over Ridgecrest’s Blue Rocket Car Wash to offer a drive-thru haunted car wash experience. Costumed employees embrace the spooky carnival theme while helping make sure your vehicle comes out squeaky clean. Proceeds benefit the Burroughs High School Marching Band. Get in on the scares from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Blue Rocket Car Wash, 141 S. China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest. $18, includes car wash and goodie bag; those with an unlimited car wash pass can make a $3 donation.
Cinema Under the Stars: Halloween Edition: The Outlets at Tejon will screen “Coco,” the Disney film about a young musician in search of his grandfather, for its drive-in experience on Oct. 30. The fun starts at 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating stations throughout the outlets, followed by the screening at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks including Pita Paradise, Get it Twisted and Gonzalez Tacos will sell snacks and dinner. 4 to 8:30 p.m., north parking lot of Outlets at Tejon, 5701 Outlets at Tejon Parkway, Arvin.
“The Monster Squad”: Audiences may squirm more at some of the outdated dialogue of this 1987 horror flick than at the actual monsters but this one is still screened for a reason. The PG-13 film follows a young group of monster fanatics who are trying to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theater, 2001 H St. Tickets are $7, are available at the box office weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by phone at 661-324-1369 or at thebakersfieldfox.com. Students and military can get buy one get one free on the night of the show. Note: This showing is capped at 999 attendees so proof of vaccination or negative COVID test are not required to attend.
Fourth annual Halloween Bar Crawl: National event organizer Crawl With Us is hosting a holiday-themed bar crawl through downtown Bakersfield. Attendees will check in between 4 and 6 p.m. at BottleShock Wine + Brew, 1002 19th St., Suite C. Other stops include 2nd Phase Brewing, Crash Lounge, Guthrie’s Alley Cat, Brimstone Bar at the Padre Hotel, The Silver Fox Starlite Lounge and Jerry’s Pizza & Pub, where an afterparty will be held from 10 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 (plus fee) or $20 (plus fee) if buying four or more at crawlwith.us/bakersfield/halloween. Admission includes three drinks and access to food and drink specials.
“The Mummy Knows Best”: The goofy spooky show plays at the Gaslight all weekend but the Sunday matinee will include a costume contest. Audience members who wear their costumes to the performance will be entered into the contest with prizes offered for the best ones. Matinee at 2 p.m. at the theater, 12748 Jomani Drive. Admission is $25, $23 for seniors and military, $14 for children 12 and under. Call 661-587-3377 for reservations.