What's Up In WPG: Oct. 27-29

October 27 | Osborne Village Brew & Wine Festival | 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Osborne Village is kicking off fall with a new event, and it sounds delightful. For $30, you get admission to the pre-reception at the Gas Station Arts Centre along with a tour of the 20 participating sample businesses – along with wine and beer samples along the way. Each business will showcase sales, specials, and quirky themes. For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

October 27 + 28 | Fright at the Fort: Haunted Circus | 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The performers have fled, the ringmaster is missing and the animals are on the loose! Wander at your own risk through the macabre menagerie at Lower Fort Garry (but watch your back for eerie entertainers hiding in dark corners of the stone fort walls!). Tickets cost $13.60 and are available here (suitable for ages 16+).

October 28 | Comedy Supernova III | 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Winnipeg’s weirdest top secret comedy show is back. Hosted by Benji Rothman and featuring laughs courtesy of Spencer Adamus, Florence Spence and more, the the event’s top secret location will be revealed the day of the show on Facebook.  There will be prizes for best costumes and cover is $6.

October 28 | Hocus Pocus Halloween Party | 9 p.m.

More than 300 years ago, three witches were sentenced to die in Salem … The witches are back at the Pyramid Cabaret this Saturday night, along with a night of drinks, dancing and yet another excuse to get dressed up. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.

October 28 | A Nightmare on Donald Street | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Winnipeg’s classic costume party returns to the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre this Saturday night. Get dressed up, have a few drinks and dance the night away with some of the city’s top DJs (and zombies!). The event will also feature $2,000 in prizes for categories like Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume and Best Group Costume. The event is 23+ and general admission is $25.

October 28 + 29 | Trick or Treat at the Assiniboine Park Zoo | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, get the kids dressed up and take a trial trick-or-treating run at the zoo. There will be seven stations set up for kids to collect goodies, as well as creepy animal keeper talks, a hay bale maze and a haunted house.

October 29 | Movies at the Handsome Daughter | 7 p.m.

Cap off your Halloween weekend with a bone-chilling double feature at the Handsome Daughter. They will be screening The Thing at 7 p.m. followed by Night of the Living Dead at 9 p.m. The event is free and will feature trivia between movies. There’s also, of course, a costume contest.

October 29 | Oh! For Craft’s Sake | 10 a.m.

This Sunday, The Park Theatre hosts the fifth installment of the cutest little sale you ever did shop at. Peruse the goods of hand-selected vendors and get a head-start on your Christmas shopping in a fun and intimate shopping environment – all while supporting our local makers. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

All Weekend | Stage Frights: A Haunted House Experience

With Halloween taking over the city this weekend, even the Burton Cummings Theatre is getting in on the action. The experience centres around the ghost Mabel Hackney, a theatre performer from England who has apparently been haunting The Burt since the 1900s. The show features professional local actors and promises to leave you right frightened. Check the Burt’s website for prices, times and more.

All weekend | The Haunted Forest at A Maze in Corn 

With A Maze In Corn closing on Oct. 31, this is the last weekend to creep around the Haunted Forest. If you can’t handle the scares, there’s also a corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides and tons of fun for the whole family. Check their website for hours and more information.

All weekend | Central Canada Comic Con

Cosplayers rejoice! C4 takes over the RBC Convention Centre for another year of nerd culture featuring workshops, panels, gaming, Q & A sessions, Artist Alley and other attractions. Guests include John Rhys-Davies, Renee O’Connor, LeeAnna Vamp, Todd Haberkorn and more. For more details and ticket information visit C4 online.

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