Cool Patch Pumpkins
Open now until Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., $10
8850 Currey Road or 8700 Sievers Road in Dixon
The record-breaking corn maze in Dixon is bigger than ever this year, and what better time to visit it than on Halloween night? Friends, acquaintances and love interests of all ages are bound to enjoy this lengthy, multi-purpose labyrinth. Frustration brings out the worst in people, so be sure to practice your persuasive ability before embarking on the journey with a big group. Bring a flashlight if you choose to go during the night, or leave it at home for even more confusion. Whether you bump into someone else around a corner or just plain lose it in the panic of finding the way out, you’re in for a scare. Hopefully you’re not claustrophobic.
—Justin T. Ho
Today, 10 p.m., $10
Think you’ve got the ultimate Halloween costume? Check out UC Davis‘ third annual Funkenstein Dance in Freeborn Hall tonight.
Last year’s dance attracted over 600 students. DJ Asuncion will return to spin popular hip-hop and top 40 hits that will be sure to entertain the crowd. There will be an area with a backdrop for photos, and mocktails will be provided courtesy of Red Bull energy drinks.
The dance will feature both a costume contest as well as a dance contest, so start planning your outfit and practicing your moves. The winners of the costume and dance contests will receive prizes.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Freeborn Hall ticket office. Student ID cards are required. The dance is from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and doors close at 11:30 p.m. For more information, visit campusunions.ucdavis.edu.
Davis Critical Mass Halloween Ride
Friday, 5 p.m.
Costume parties and trick-or-treating too tame for you? Add some exhilaration to your All Hallow’s Eve with Davis Critical Mass, an organized group bike ride which will meet Friday at 5 p.m. at Central Park. Dress in costume, bring your bike and prepare for a whirlwind ride with countless other cyclists throughout the streets of Davis – a “spokey” way to spend the spookiest night of the year.
Bumpin‘ the Night
Friday, 9:30 p.m.
TCS Building (Art Annex)
Brush aside those other Halloween house party invites, this year the technocultural studies department is throwing a multi-room electronic dance party in the Art Annex. With different rooms blasting music late into the night using the Entertainment Council’s $15,000 sound system, it’s guaranteed to be the loudest party on campus. The event will include a number of student and local DJs. Don’t miss the techno-party bus parked outside. If this sounds a bit strange, don’t worry – you’ll know it when you see it. Although the event is free, organizers are asking for donations to benefit KDVS 90.3 FM and the Whole Earth Festival. So keep with the spirit of Halloween and stuff your sexy-chicken outfit with a few extra dollar bills. Otherwise, it just might come back to haunt you.