Halloween is almost here and there are lots of great events for you and your dog around Santa Monica today through Monday.
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Friday, October 28
4th Annua l Howl-O-Ween Bash, will be held at Healthys pot at 7 p.m. with gift bags for the first 100 dogs, costume contests for best dressed dog, owner, and pair. Raffles, silent auction, refreshments, and appetizers. All donations will benefit Thumping Tails Animal Rescue Bill Foundation. 1110 Wilshire Blvd. 310.458.2004, healthyspotonline.com
Saturday, October 29
House of Restless Spirits, will be open in 2011 for three nights only, today Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday and Monday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitors follow a self-guided route around the outside of the house. Free. 1008 Euclid St. houseofrestlessspirits.com
Pumpkin Decorating, will be held at Santa Monica Pico Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown, bright orange round pumpkins are the perfect canvas for glitter and googly eyes. Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave. 310.458.8712
Sunday, October 30
2nd Annual Pet Halloween Parade and Costume Contest, there will be a Doggie Halloween parade from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Register at pet boutique at 1123 Montana Ave. $5 per pet. unleashthebeach.org/2011/10/doggie-halloween-parade.html
Monday, October 31
20th Annual PAL-loween, Palloween provides a fun and safe place for kids to be on Halloween, featuring costume contests, trick-or-treating, games family fun and more from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Barker Hangar. 3021 Airport Ave. www01.smgov.net/hsd/PAL.htm
Halloween Celebration at The Market, visit Santa Monica Place for a family-friendly Halloween pre-party before sundown. Fun activities and entertainment for children, and pets, plus specials throughout The Market from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. (3rd level Dining Deck). 395 Santa Monica Place. 310.260.8333, themarketsmp.com
Haunted Theater Party, at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater. Grab your capes and jump on your broomsticks for Westside Comedy’s Haunted Theater at 8 p.m. There will be a parade of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins until 12 a.m. 1323-A 3rd Street Promenade. 310.451.0850, westsidecomedy.co