The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 31–Nov. 2

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" will be showing on the big screen at Century theaters this weekend.

Treat Trail Halloween Celebration (Friday)
Little ghosts and ghouls can trick-or-treat in downtown Davis, catch free screenings of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at the historic Varsity Theater and watch for pop-up dance performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Free. 2 p.m. Downtown Davis. 530-756-8763.

Boo at the Zoo (Friday)
The Sacramento Zoo will be brimming with spooky fun, with a costume dance party, about two dozen trick-or-treat stations and an “Under the Sea” room, where children will be greeted by pirates and can meet a mermaid or fish for candy. $12. 5 to 8 p.m. Sacramento Zoo. 3930 West Land Park Dr. 808-5888.

Frankenstein (Friday)
This Halloween, Resurrection Theatre presents the final showing of its original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 19th-century gothic novel, which examines mankind’s relationship to nature and the complicated role of science in society and tells the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he produces while experimenting with the creation of human life. $20. 8 p.m. R25 Arts Complex. 2509 R St. 223-9568.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Friday and Sunday)
Tim Burton’s stop-action classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, which tells the story of how Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, seeks to take over Christmas, returns for a special big-screen run this Halloween weekend. Times and prices vary. Century Theatres in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin and Elk Grove.

Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento (Saturday)
To conclude a month of cultural events and workshops, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and Sol Collective invite you to their grand Día de los Muertos fiesta. Costumed Aztec dancers, Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh, will lead a colorful procession through Old Sacramento to the lighting of the main altar. Guests are then encouraged to celebrate the spirit of the dead with interactive community altars, pop-up art, games, calaveras face painting and traditional live music. Free. 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sacramento History Museum. 101 I St. 808-7059.

5th Annual Panteón de Sacramento (Saturday and Sunday)
For two days, La Raza Galeria Posada will recreate the enchanting cemetery ambiance of Oaxaca, Mexico for this immersive Día de los Muertos experience. The grand lighting of the altars on Saturday will allow an opportunity for an expected 6,000 guests to leave offerings of flowers, candles and keepsakes before the celebration kicks off again on Sunday with La Danza de la Viejada, a processional dance from the state of Veracruz, and the competitive La Catrina Y Catrin Look-Alike Contest. Panteón attendees will also enjoy live mariachi performances, banda music from Michoacán, costumes, food and themed vendors throughout the weekend. Free. Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2020 J St. 446-5133.

Related Links
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