Dispatch Weekend Planner: Oct 30th - Nov 2nd Dispatch Magazine's Trevor Geiger and Molly McGill dish the Halloween goings on. Purple Brainz
Thursday, Oct. 30 (9 p.m.)

Spend the evening with Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones at this Halloween-themed Prince tribute. Tonight’s performance features special guest Dr. Fink, one of the original members of Prince & the Revolution band. Attendants are encouraged to come in costume (which earns you an admission discount at the door), and be ready for a Prince-tastic evening of songs, dancing, and pre-Halloween celebrations.

Port City Music Hall
504 Congress St., Portland
Tickets:  $8 (adv), $10 (day of), $8 at door with costume

Friday, Oct. 31

Boo Ball with Tricky Britches & Hot Day at the Zoo (8 p.m.)
121 Center St., Portland
Costume contest $250 grand prize. www.portlandasylum.com
Tickets:  $10

Halloween Party with The Box Tiger
575 Congress St., Portland
Costume contests, prizes, live bands http://www.portlandempire.com/
Tickets:  $8

Maine “Cat” Stravaganza (6 p.m.)
Jonathan’s Ogunquit
92 Bournes Ln., Ogunquit
Costume & amateur drag contest, silent auction, benefits a local cat shelter http://jonathansogunquit.com/
Tickets:  $25

Mainestreet Hot as Hell Party (9 p.m.)
Mainestreet Ogunquit
195 Main St., Ogunquit
Contest for sexiest costume http://www.mainestreetogunquit.com/
Contact for price

Sid Tripp’s 19th Annual Halloween Bash (9 p.m.)
Mariner’s Church Banquet Center
368 Fore St., Portland
Costumes required, 21 , live bands, cash bar http://oldporttavern.com
Tickets:  $20

SPACE Halloween Party (9 p.m.)
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St., Portland
Three bands costumed as other bands, 21 http://www.space538.org/
Tickets:  $8 (adv), $10 (day of), $8 members

Nonantum Phantom Halloween Bash (8 p.m.)
Nonantum Resort
95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport
Costumes encouraged, 21 , cash bar http://www.reservationcounter.com/ Tickets:  $15
Pumpkin Bash
Binga’s Stadium
77 Free St., Portland
$1,000 costume contest, live bands http://bingasstadium.com/
Contact for price

Nov. 1, Saturday

2nd Annual CMCA Halloween Bash (8 p.m.)
Pascal Hall
86 Pascal Ave., Rockport
Costumes required http://www.pascalhall.com/
Tickets:  $20 members, $25 future members

Friday, Oct. 31

Topsham Parade (4:15 p.m.)
Topsham Fair Mall
49 Topsham Fair Mall Rd., Topsham
Trick or treats for all participants and special gifts

Portsmouth Parade (6 p.m.)
Peirce Island
Downtown Portsmouth
Everyone invited to walk in parade

Portland Parade (6:15 p.m.)
Reiche School Playground
166 Brackett St., Portland
Features circus-trained stilt walkers, belly dancers, live bands

Maine Microcinema presents Damnationland 2014
Friday, Oct. 31 (8 p.m.)

Tonight marks the grand opening of Guthries Independent Theater, in which they present the genre-defying original works of Damnationland 2014. Mainers produced these six short horror films in Maine, and they are dark, surreal, and fantastic. Each short offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine.

She Doesn’t Like Guthries
115 Middle St., Lewiston

The Mousetrap
Friday, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 (7:30 p.m.)

Written by Agatha Christie, this theatrical performance tells the tale of a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm, and one of them is a murderer. And just when you think you know which of them is the culprit, Agatha Christie throws the entire show into a twist tailspin. This is one of the world’s longest continuously-running plays, so come see if you can guess which of the characters is the murderer before the show’s final reveal.

City Theater
205 Main St., Biddeford
Tickets:  $20