Now that October is upon us, spooky season is about to be in full swing. There will be all sorts of gothic attractions and events for you to check out across the Greater Lansing area. Here’s a handy guide to get you started in anticipation for Halloween and all its nightmarish festivities.
Kids Halloween Baking Class
Allen Neighborhood Center is putting on a kid-friendly baking class where children can learn how to bake spooky-themed cupcakes.
Sunday, Oct. 10, 3 p.m.
Allen Neighborhood Center
1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing
Potter Park Fall Zoo-Tacular
Potter Park’s annual autumn celebration is full of colors, costumes, candy and more. Put on a Halloween get up and take a seasonal stroll through the zoo.
Zoo hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing
Trick or Truck at Royal Scot
Royal Scot Golf & Bowl is hosting a kid-friendly Halloween party featuring haunted golf cart rides, trick of treats, games, music, food and a costumer contest.
Saturday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4722 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing
Halloween Blues Cruise
Legendary Lansing blues band Root Doctor continues its yearlong string of farewell shows with a haunted Halloween cruise on the Michigan Princess.
Friday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
3004 W. Main St., Lansing
Smoothie Queen Spooktacular Halloween Mixer
Smoothie Queen is hosting a Halloween party and costume contest with a $25 entry fee featuring karaoke, giveaways, great food and all sorts of spooky fun.
Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Lansing City Market
325 City Market Dr., Lansing
Dr. Esophagus Presents: Pumpkin to Talk About
A Halloween concert is coming to The Fledge featuring frightening artists Lake Gonzo, Tangelo, The War Balloons, Vincie D and, of course, macabre headliners Dr. Esophagus and the Scoundrels.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
1300 Eureka St., Lansing
How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that features an exhibit hall packed with theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and fun live entertainment.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing
Audio Air Force Halloween Show
Audio Air Force is returning to the stage at The Robin Theatre for a performance of the radio versions of the classic Hollywood era horror films “The Birds” and “The House on the Haunted Hill.”
Sunday, Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m.
The Robin Theatre
1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing
The Broad is hosting a spooky afternoon of eight-legged fun for all ages. Arachno-Broadia is inspired by artwork from the museum’s vast archive and collection and will feature creepy insects from the MSU Bug House.
Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Broad Art Museum
547 E. Circle Dr., East Lansing
Drag Brunch at Ellison Halloween
Ellison Brewery’s REO Town location is hosting a Halloween-themed drag show featuring Alicia Moore, Bentley James, September Murphy, Cali Blaq and several others. Brunch will also be served.
Sunday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.
1314 S. Washington Ave., Lansing