Goblins, witches, and ghosts, oh my!
Haunted Halloween Ball
What: AFI Dallas’s annual costume bash benefits Arts Fighting Cancer with cash prizes and live performances by Bobby Patterson and Shibboleth.
Why: A reel good time.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. (214-824-9933). Tickets online at tickets.granadatheater.com.
Melissa Joy Manning
What: A trunk show and personal appearance by the precious and semiprecious stone jeweler.
Why: The shining.
When: Fri. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Ave. (214-559-4510).
What: The men’s boutique is now open offering European shirts, Italian ties, and custom tailoring.
Why: Duty calls.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 8300 Preston Rd., ste. 310 (214-265-3900).
What: The local biz opens a temporary locale for the holidays with organic stocking stuffers (see the locally made Fraiche soaps) to solar-powered backpacks.
Why: It’s a short circuit.
When: Thru Jan. 5. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expy., b/t Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom, ste. 2116 (888-828-7736).
Katy Trail Days Dog Trot
What: A mile run/walk and post-race party at the West Village with music, portraits, doggy massages, food, and drinks.
Why: Tighten your leash.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: In front of Cork on Cityplace W. Blvd., across from the West Village (214-303-1180). Register online at katytraildallas.org.
What: The local indie band rocks live.
Why: The first 100 guests get a signed limited-edition CD.
When: Sat. Doors, 9 p.m.; set, midnight.
Where: The Cavern, 1914 Greenville Ave. (214-828-1914).