The skeletons continue tumbling out of the closet on Saturday, Nov. 1. You worked way too hard on that costume for one night of showing off. Take to Bear River Casino's ballroom for the Halloween Hangover with DJs Pressure Anya and a bunch of other people in wild get-ups (free). Three cash prizes are on the block for best costume and first place is $500, so come correct.
If you're ready to let somebody else do the scaring, Murder by Dessert is back at it with a Day of the Dead Séance at the Hotel Arcata at 8 p.m. ($20, $15 advance, $10 students). The murder mystery night features ghost hunters who turn into suspects when somebody passes on to the other side.
A more traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration will be going on in Eureka's Old Town from 6 to 9 p.m. (free). Follow Danza Azteca and stilt walkers as they make their way down Second Street, stopping at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery, where the Ink People have set up a community altar to honor the dead. Keep the celebration going with mariachi music and a performance by Ballet Folklorico in the Romano Gabriel Courtyard.
— Jennifer Fumiko Cahill