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A Halloween calendar for all ages

Fourteen events to make this week a spooky one

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Boo at the View.
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0202; www.clearviewmall.com — Kids celebrate Halloween with mall-wide trick-or-treating at participating retailers. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Columbia Street Halloween Block Party.
Columbia Street, Downtown Covington; www.covla.com — Covington's Halloween party includes live music, a jack-o'-lantern contest and a classic car show. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Deities and Demons Ball.
Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., (504) 304-0460; www.dadsballnola.com — Organized by New Age visual artists Alex and Allyson Grey, this All Saints' Day "Celestial Circus" includes live music and painting, dance, circus arts, storytelling, and a food and craft market. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dia de los Muertos Block Party.
Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 1600-1700 blocks; www.casaborrega.com — Casa Borrega celebrates the Day of the Dead with a multimedia altar installation. Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center presents a masquerade ball, with music by The Iguanas and Fredy Omar. Ball tickets $10. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

The Feast of All Saints and Sinners.
AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www.freaksheaux2geaux.com — Circus vaudevillians Freaksheaux to Geaux celebrate All Saints' Day with an act based on iconic Catholic martyrs, with live accompaniment. Tickets $15. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Ghostly Gallivant Gala.
Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — Costumed guests enjoy food and drink from French Quarter restaurants at the Friends of the Cabildo's Halloween party. Tickets $45 adults. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Costume Ball.
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — Rebirth Brass Band performs at this Halloween event, hosted by People United for Armstrong Park and benefitting the restoration of the park's Perseverance Hall. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Halloween Pub Crawl.
Hard Rock Cafe, 125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.pubcrawls.com/new-orleans-pub-crawls.php — Professional pub crawl organizers lead drinkers on a three-day Bourbon Street binge. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Jim Monaghan's 19th Annual Halloween Parade.
Molly's at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The annual parade proceeds through the French Quarter, featuring costumed riders in horse-drawn carriages and Halloween-themed throws. 6 p.m. Friday.

The Killer Krewe.
Bernie Baxter's Traveling Sideshow, 44 Vivian Ct.; www.berniebaxter.com — The neighborhood haunted attraction tells the story of the Krewe of Clockwork, a Mardi Gras krewe that turns to murder. By donation. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Krewe of Boo.
French Quarter & CBD; www.kreweofboo.com — Krewe of Boo, New Orleans' official Halloween parade, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, proceeding from Elysian Fields Avenue to Henderson Street. After, the Krewe holds a costume party at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, with music by Destructo and Big Sam's Funky Nation. Party tickets $50; free to Krewe members. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday.

Mortuary Haunted House Blood Drive.
Mortuary Haunted House, 4800 Canal St., (877) 669-3327; www.hauntedmortuary.com — The Mortuary partners with the Blood Center to collect blood donations. Donors receive a free VIP pass to the haunted house. Visit www.thebloodcenter.org for more information. Tuesday-Friday.

New Orleans Haunted History.
East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — Local ghost hunter David Laville discusses paranormal experiences and the city's ghostly history. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Yen Ve Lou Hallow's Eve Voodoo Ball.
Voodoo Spiritual Temple, 828 N. Rampart St., (504) 522-9627; www.voodoospiritualtemple.org — The temple hosts a Voodoo Ball at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with a lecture at 1 p.m. Ball tickets $50; lecture $25.

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