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Scare Up Something to Do for Halloween

October 27, 2000

Anaheim

A haunted house will be held at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd. Today through Tuesday, 4-9 p.m. $3. (714) 999-0888.

Brea

Actor John Astin stars in "Edgar Allan Poe: Once Upon a Midnight," a one-man show following the author's life from childhood to his mysterious death, at the Curtis Theatre, 1 Civic Center Circle. Tonight and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $17-$27. (714) 990-7727.

Buena Park

The 28th annual Halloween Haunt, featuring monsters, a ghost town, mazes, scare zones and live shows is at Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Tonight-Tuesday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $35-$40. (714) 220-5200 or (877) 858-7234.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament presents its annual "Haunted Castle," featuring a dungeon and other creepy thrills. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; tonight, 6:30 and 8:45; Saturday, 6 and 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 5 and 7:15 p.m. $25.95-$37.95, includes meal. 7662 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. (714) 521-4740.

Knott's Berry Farm presents its annual Camp Spooky family Halloween event. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Included with park admission, $15-$30. (714) 220-5200. http://www.knotts.com

Costa Mesa

"Little Shop of Horrors," the musical comedy by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken about a nerdy florist who cultivates a man-eating plant from outer space, continues at the Trilogy Playhouse, 2930 Bristol St. Tonight-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. $15-$17. (714) 957-3347, Ext. 1.

Garden Grove

The Regal Horror Nights series continues at Regal Cinemas Garden Grove 16, 9741 Chapman Ave. "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984) screens at 7:30, 10 p.m. and 12:05 a.m.; "It's Alive!" (1974) at 7:15, 9:45 p.m. and midnight; "Pet Sematary II" (1992) at 6:45, 9:10 and 11:45 p.m.; "Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth" (1992) at 7:05, 9:15 and 11:55 p.m.; and "Fright Night" (1985) at 7, 9:30 and 11:50 p.m. $5-$8. Tonight, Saturday and Tuesday; no midnight screenings on Tuesday. (714) 530-9864.

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel opens its Haunted House 2000 at the Rancho Niguel Shopping Center, Crown Valley Parkway and Greenfield. Tonight and Saturday, 8-10:30 p.m. Also a "Not-Too-Scary" haunted house tonight and Saturday, 5-7 p.m. $5. (949) 425-5100.

La Habra

An "Un" Haunted House will be held at the Children's Museum, 301 S. Euclid St. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-4 p.m. Fifty cents per visit. Ages 2-8. (562) 905-9793.

Newport Beach

The third annual Masquerade Ball for the Arts will be held at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive. Saturday, 8 p.m. $50-$75. Proceeds benefit Opera Pacifica, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory. (714) 56-2122, Ext. 546.

San Juan Capistrano

A Pirate Festival will be held at Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ortega Highway at Camino Capistrano. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. A costumed raid on the mission will take place at 4 p.m. Mission admission is $4-$6. (949) 234-1300.

Santa Ana

The 11th annual "Boo at the Zoo" will be held at the Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park, 1801 E. Chestnut St. Today-Sunday, 5:30 p.m. $4-$5. Includes a pumpkin-carving contest, costume parade, trick-or-treating. (714) 953-8555.

"Madame Guignol's Cabaret of Death," a collection of original short plays with macabre themes, is at the Hunger Artists Theatre, 204 E. 4th St. Tonight-Saturday, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. $10-$12. (714) 547-9100.

A Day of the Dead Family Festival will be at the Bowers Kidseum, 1802 N. Main St. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4-$8. (714) 480-1520.

--Compiled by CHRIS CEBALLOS

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