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The 2015 Chick Flicks Film Festival is happening Thursday October 22 at the Angelika Film Center and Café.

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It is a Family Fun Weekend this weekend at the Dallas Arboretum with a Wild Kingdom Animal Presentation and Trick-or-treating throughout the gardens with costumed characters and other family fun activities. Dress those kids up and take them to the Arboretum!

This is one of my favorite events of the year….and our own Chris Sommer is hosting the awesome howling contest. Check out the 2015 Basset Hound Shuffle and Games at Chisolm Park Saturday October 24.

Lionel Richie is playing Winstar Casino Friday October 23.

Luke Bryan’s “Kick up the Dust” Tour is so awesome it is two nights. Check it out Friday and Saturday October 23, 24 at Gexa.

I have been waiting for this event for MONTHS! The 2015 World Steak Championship is at Billy Bob’s Texas Saturday October 24. There are over 60 competitors in this thing. A freaking beef buffet. I can’t wait.

Another great reason to visit Billy Bob’s this Saturday night…Gary Allen will be there Saturday October 24.

Hanson’s “Roots and Rock and Roll Tour” is at the House of Blues Saturday and Sunday October 24 and 25. So nice they booked them twice.

Jackson Browne is playing Winstar Casino Saturday October 24.

Winery Dogs playing Gas Monkey Bar and Grill Saturday October 24. The group is a side project of Mr. Big, DLR and Talas bassist Billy Sheehan, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and guitar god Richie Kotzen.

See Alvin and the Chipmunks Saturday and Sunday October 24 and 25 at Verizon.

Josh Groban is playing Music Hall at Fair Park Sunday October 25.

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival is Saturday October 24. Tons of stuff to do including a lantern-lit twilight parade, a pumpkin patch and trunk-or-treating for the kiddos.

The 5th Annual Trinity River Wind Festival is in Fort Worth Saturday October 24. Awesome kite teams, a full line-up of free activities and the thing is bike and dog friendly.

The 25th Anniversary Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering is Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 23-25 at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Celebrate all things cowboy and watch as 12 famous ranches compete for the title of best ranch with a cook-off, rodeos and more.

The Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship is Sunday October 25 in the parking lot of Sunnyland Furniture at the corner of Spring Valley and Coit. This sounds pretty cool. The National Cuisine of Texas meets the Dietary Laws of the Bible in the inaugural Kosher BBQ Championship. KLUV’s Jody Dean will be one of the celebrity judges.

See costumed members of the Society for Creative Anachronism as they show off their medieval skills at the Medieval Arts Festival Saturday October 24 at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

I love pitties. I have three Pitbull rescues that are my loves…so you know I am excited about Saturday’s Pit Pride Festival at Main Street Garden. They’ll have a dog fashion show, music, food and tons more.

Steinfest 2015 is set for Sunday October 25 on 15th Street in Plano.

The Plano Symphony Orchestra: Spooky Symphony at the Eiseman Center in Richardson is Sunday October 25. This afternoon concert features songs from a selection of Halloween and children’s movies.

If you are looking to get freaked out…there are a ton of Halloween haunts in the metroplex. Be sure to check out one of the freakiest… Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus, in Trader Village in Grand Prairie.  This deal is made from 25 freakishly tricked out semi-trailers that take you an hour to walk through.

Screams Halloween Theme Park in Waxahachie will reveals the all new Castle of the Doomed to kick off its 20th season! This new addition features a post-apocalyptic world with dehumanized inhabitants. If that doesn’t freak you out, Screams has 3 Haunted Houses and other Haunted Attractions like the Ghoulish Graveyard and the CarnEvil Clown Maze that are sure to scare you. Screams will be open every Friday & Saturday Night throughout the month of October culminating on Halloween night, Saturday October 31, 2015.

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Creekside Manor Haunted House in Midlothian runs through October 31

Fright Fest 2015 at Six Flags Over Texas runs through November 1

Cutting Edge Haunted House 2015 in Fort Worth runs through November .Cutting Edge is located just south of 1-30 in Ft Worth across the interstate from downtown… located in an abandoned meat packing plant built in 1908.

Dark Hour Haunted House 2015 in Plano runs through October 31.  Carefully crafted in 47,000 square feet which once housed a major sporting goods retailer, Dark Hour provides over 30,000 sq. feet of terror to be explored by willing guests.

Fearaphobia in Bridgeport is open through October 31.

The Boneyard Haunted House in Arlington runs through November 1…located in the heart of the Metro-plex at 360 and Division across from Six Flags.

Hangman’s Haunted House in Fort Worth runs through October 31 celebrating its 27th Anniversary as the top charity-benefiting haunted house in the WORLD!

Moxley Manor Haunted House 2015 in Bedford runs through October 31.

The Parker House Haunted Attraction 2015 in Denton runs through October 31.

Dan’s Haunted House gives you a chance to take a journey into Japanese Culture and Folklore.

Reindeer Manor Halloween 2015 runs through November 7 in Red Oak.

Slaughter House 2015 on Elm Street in Dallas runs through November 1. They promise you 16,000 square feet of terror.

The Dark Path Haunt Goatman’s Bridge haunted event in Denton runs through October 31. They say this deal is located in the REAL haunted woods adjacent to the legendary “Goatman’s Bridge” in Denton, TX.

Thrillvania 2015 runs through October 31 at Thrillvania Thrill Park. According to legend, Verdun Manor was the home of a werewolf, Baron Michael Verdun, and his vampire wife, Lady Cassandra. Herein lies the dark and twisted tale that led to the haunting of Verdun Manor and the nearly 50 acres surrounding it.

Nightmare at the Wax Museum 2015 at Madame Tussaud’s Palace of Wax and Ripley’s Believe it or Not runs now through October 31

Tarrant County’s largest black tie/masquerade party benefiting various veteran service organizations is Friday October 23. The Monster Mash Masquerade Ball honors our wonderful Vietnam Veterans.

Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo is this weekend… Thursday through Sunday October 22-25

The 2015 Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth Zoo is this weekend as well Friday October 23 through Sunday October 25. They say fun has nowhere to hide…

A Very Hitchcock Halloween at the Granada is Thursday October 22 with The Birds or as we refer to them in Texas…The Grackles…and everyone’s favorite mama’s boy Norman Bates in Psycho.

Tonight’s Action pack film at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson is “Beetlejuice”.

Midnight Madness at Inwood Theater Friday October 23 is one of my all-time faves…the Dr.Pepper guy! Kids, ask your parents about David Naughton. It is An American Werewolf in London.

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