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     October 26, 2018      #21-299 PB1

5 things to do this weekend (10/26-10/28)

1. Scaredy cats?

This weekend, every bar, restaurant and club, it seems, has some kind of Halloween celebration afoot. But for the four-footed friends — I mean to say your pets — there is Leashes and Leads' Howl-O-Ween Party, a costume contest and celebration for pets that takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Registration required. Register online: www.leashesandleads.com/party

2. Haunted high school

Have a fun day out with your kids and help raise money for the Rochester Public Schools at BooFest, a Halloween-themed carnival with games and entertainment. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Century High School. Learn more: Read Lindy Lange’s Family Time column.

3. It’s a hootenanny

What a great word, hootenanny. If your event is a hootenanny, you’ve increased your chances of getting in Five Things five-fold. And the 5th annual Halloween Hootenanny, at “The Farm” just east of University Center Rochester, is a Five Things-worthy event regardless of name. Two bands, a haunted house, huge outdoor fire pit, potluck dinner and camping. Is this event for real? Costumes encouraged. $10.

4. Hunt through history

Put your understanding of Rochester history to the test Saturday at the History Center of Olmsted County’s 5th annual Adult Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger hunts are right up there with hootenannies, and this is a good one. Hurry up, though, and form your team of four and register ahead of time, via Facebook or email programs@olmstedhistory.com. Limited to 25 teams, and ages 21 and up.

5. Mind-blowing movie

If you haven’t seen “Get Out” — or even if you have — you might enjoy Sunday’s screening event at Rochester Civic Theatre. Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning creepout is shown at 5 p.m., followed by a discussion, “Bioethics at the Cinema,” organized by the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Rochester Public Library. Free, but RSVP first.

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