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    35+ Great Events Happening This Week in and Around Boston!

    It’s the week before Halloween, and there’s no shortage of spooky (and not so spooky) fun! Plus, there’s more great events like women in astronomy at the Museum of Science, The Lawn on D’s end of the season party – Pumpkin Palooza, Boston Public Market's Third Annual Harvest Party and a whole lot more. Check out this week’s picks:

    Monday, Oct. 22

    Pumpkin Carvin' Party at Loretta's Last Call

    Get crafty at Loretta’s annual Pumpkin Carvin’ Party. Tickets are $15 and include: a pumpkin, a pumpkin carving kit, one pumpkin beer, toasted pumpkin seeds and snacks. There will also be prizes for best pumpkin, live music and giveaways. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Loretta’s Last Call, 1 Lansdowne St., Boston.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St., Boston.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Tuesday, Oct. 23

    Halloween Toddler Tuesday

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center is celebrating Halloween during Toddler Tuesday. Learn to build a DUPLO pumpkin and other fun builds for the holiday. Tickets are $16 each. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Women in Astronomy

    Join Boston Museum of Science Planetarium educators as they explore the universe through the discoveries and contributions of women in astronomy and NASA at this free program. 7-8:30 p.m., Museum of Science Charles Hayden Planetarium, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Garbage at House of Blues

    Garbage returns to Boston’s House of Blues tonight for an all-ages show. Tickets start at $42. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Wednesday, Oct. 24

    Jack O’Lantern Journey

    Celebrate the season among thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes throughout the Franklin Park Zoo at this holiday event you don’t want to miss. While you’re there enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations and more interactive experiences. 5:45-9:30 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Thursday, Oct. 25

    Boston Public Market's Third Annual Harvest Party

    Enjoy an evening showcasing the best of New England with 30 BPM vendor food samples, 10 New England brewery & cidery pop-ups, live music and dancing, a $500 shopping spree for two lucky winners, auction prizes, swag bags, and photos with BPM’s annual giant “Pumpking.” Tickets are $50. 7-10 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Jack O’Lantern Journey

    Celebrate the season among thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes throughout the Franklin Park Zoo at this holiday event you don’t want to miss. While you’re there enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations and more interactive experiences. 5:45-9:30 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Witch’s Woods

    Witch’s Woods boasts seven haunted attractions at its haunted hayride and Halloween screampark. Thursday through Sunday nights in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $38. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 79 Powers Road, Westford.

    Boston Grown-Ups Museum: A Nightmare at the Museum

    Face your childhood fears in the haunted maze and go trick-or-treating inside the Boston Children’s Museum for this adults-only night. Be creative, scary, or totally kooky and you might win their costume contest and bring home an amazing prize. Tickets are $30. 7-11 p.m., Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Friday, Oct. 26

    Edaville’s Not So Spooky Halloween

    Looking for something a little less spooky for the family? Check out Edaville Family Theme Park’s first-annual “Not So Spooky Halloween.” Wear your favorite costumes and trick-or-treat at every ride including Thomas Land and Dino Land. Tickets start at $34. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. 5 Pine St., Carver.

    Market Test KITCHEN: Demo + Tasting: Beantown Pastrami

    Try something new on your lunch hour with the Market Test KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. Today Beantown Pastrami will be demoing their new warming soups for fall and winter. Noon to 1 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Pumpkin Painting for Kids with Jennifer Lee

    Grab the kiddos and join Jennifer Lee in raising food allergy awareness and trick-or-treating inclusion with a free, teal pumpkin painting event for kids in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project. Find her at the Market Table, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Jack O’Lantern Journey

    Celebrate the season among thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes throughout the Franklin Park Zoo at this holiday event you don’t want to miss. While you’re there enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations and more interactive experiences. 5:45-9:45 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Haunted Woods

    Located at the Harnden Tavern in Wilmington, roam the historic building and grounds now knowing what’s lurking and waiting for you around every corner. Friends Productions promises this year there are more gruesome actors and surprises than ever before. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Harnden Tavern, 430 Salem St., Wilmington.

    Witch’s Woods

    Witch’s Woods boasts seven haunted attractions at its haunted hayride and Halloween screampark. Thursday through Sunday nights in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $38. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 79 Powers Road, Westford. 

    Frightful Fridays: Spooky Tales in the Gore Mansion

    Enjoy an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities inside the centuries-old Gore Mansion in Waltham. Adult tickets are $15. Members and children 12 and under are $10. 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Gore Mansion, 52 Gore Place, Waltham.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Saturday, Oct. 27 

    Kids in the Kitchen: Sweet Apple Recipe

    Children ages 6-12 can explore and taste the food of the season at Boston Public Markets Kids in the Kitchen series. Today Emily from Red Apple Farm will teach them all about our favorite fall fruit and then they’ll bake a sweet apple recipe. $9-$15, 10-11 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston. 

    Trick or Treat Hayrides at Smolak Farms

    Join a fairy as she completes a quest to earn her full fairy powers and solve riddles with a mermaid, unicorn, dragon and a more on this fun adventure. Trick or Treat Hayrides at Smolak Farm depart from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Costumes are encouraged. Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover.

    Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo

    Trick or treat among the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo. While you’re there enjoy other haunted happenings including: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, a haunted maze and more. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest

    Grab your four-legged friend and head to Faneuil Hall for the annual Halloween Pet Parade and Costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Best Owner and Pet Combo, Most Creative, Spookiest, Best Group and Best Local Representation. The parade starts promptly at Noon and continues right into the costume contest. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston.

    Disney Store's Haunted Halloween Party

    Disney fans will love heading to the Disney Store for their special Haunted Halloween Party happening every Saturday in Oct. Dress up as your favorite Disney character and enjoy the most magically spooky party around, full of tricks, treats and even a few surprises. Saturdays at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations required.

    Edaville’s Not So Spooky Halloween

    Looking for something a little less spooky for the family? Check out Edaville Family Theme Park’s first-annual “Not So Spooky Halloween.” Wear your favorite costumes and trick-or-treat at every ride including Thomas Land and Dino Land. Tickets start at $34. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. 5 Pine St., Carver.

    End of Season Party: Pumpkin Palooza at The Lawn on D

    Head on over to The Lawn on D for its last special family event of the season – the annual Pumpkin Palooza. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities for all ages, live music, costume contest, pumpkin carvings, train rides and more. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, Noon, The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Nocturnal Animal Pumpkin Trail

    Visit the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Pumpkin Trail magical treat featuring more pumpkins on display than you can imagine! Enjoy this self-guided, non-scary event for children of all ages that combines fun and education in a unique way. Storytimes in the orchard will be held every 30 minutes. Costumes are encouraged. Oct. 27 and 28 at 5 p.m., The Stevens Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    Jack O’Lantern Journey

    Celebrate the season among thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes throughout the Franklin Park Zoo at this holiday event you don’t want to miss. While you’re there enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations and more interactive experiences. 5:45-9:45 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Haunted Woods

    Located at the Harnden Tavern in Wilmington, roam the historic building and grounds now knowing what’s lurking and waiting for you around every corner. Friends Productions promises this year there are more gruesome actors and surprises than ever before. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Harnden Tavern, 430 Salem St., Wilmington.

    Witch’s Woods

    Witch’s Woods boasts seven haunted attractions at its haunted hayride and Halloween screampark. Thursday through Sunday nights in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $38. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 79 Powers Road, Westford.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.

    Sunday, Oct. 28

    SoWa Spooktacular

    The final SoWa Open Market of the season closes with Boston’s biggest Halloween Party on Sunday Oct. 28. Enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, magic shows, spooky cupcake decorating and the SoWa costume contest (complete with prizes in several categories) and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 530 Harrison Ave., Boston. 

    Trick or Treat Hayrides at Smolak Farms

    Join a fairy as she completes a quest to earn her full fairy powers and solve riddles with a mermaid, unicorn, dragon and a more on this fun adventure. Trick or Treat Hayrides at Smolak Farm depart from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Costumes are encouraged. Smolak Farms, 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover.

    Edaville’s Not So Spooky Halloween

    Looking for something a little less spooky for the family? Check out Edaville Family Theme Park’s first-annual “Not So Spooky Halloween.” Wear your favorite costumes and trick-or-treat at every ride including Thomas Land and Dino Land. Tickets start at $34. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of the month. 5 Pine St., Carver. 

    Zoo Howl at the Franklin Park Zoo

    Trick or treat among the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo. While you’re there enjoy other haunted happenings including: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, costume contests, a haunted maze and more. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    End of Season Party: Pumpkin Palooza at The Lawn on D

    Head on over to The Lawn on D for its last special family event of the season – the annual Pumpkin Palooza. Enjoy Halloween-themed activities for all ages, live music, costume contest, pumpkin carvings, train rides and more. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28, Noon, The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Nocturnal Animal Pumpkin Trail

    Visit the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Pumpkin Trail magical treat featuring more pumpkins on display than you can imagine! Enjoy this self-guided, non-scary event for children of all ages that combines fun and education in a unique way. Storytimes in the orchard will be held every 30 minutes. Costumes are encouraged. Oct. 27 and 28 at 5 p.m., The Stevens Coolidge Place, 137 Andover St., North Andover.

    Jack O’Lantern Journey

    Celebrate the season among thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes throughout the Franklin Park Zoo at this holiday event you don’t want to miss. While you’re there enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations and more interactive experiences. 5:45-9:30 p.m. Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Witch’s Woods

    Witch’s Woods boasts seven haunted attractions at its haunted hayride and Halloween screampark. Thursday through Sunday nights in October and Halloween night. Tickets are $38. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 79 Powers Road, Westford.

    Haunted Boston Ghost Tours

    This 90-minute walking tour takes you through the historic and haunted streets of Boston by lantern light where you’ll hear all the tales of Boston’s most famous ghosts who are rumored to haunt the city. 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 62 and $13 for children under $16.