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The 17th annual Pumpkin Festival Trick or Treat Night will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. A costume parade with fire truck will begin at 5:15 p.m. Meet, greet and be entertained by Nutzy, Shrine Klowns and demonstrations from Master Yi’s Taekwondo. Trick-or-treat from Gayton Crossing merchants. For details, visit www.gaytoncrossing.com.
Sandston Baptist Church’s annual Fall Festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, Trunk or Treat and more. For details, visit www.sandstonbaptist.org.
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream encore broadcasts of National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein” at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The show features Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.
Virginia Center Commons invites all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to the Kidgits Spooktacular from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the food court. For details, visit www.facebook.com/VirginiaCenterCommons.
Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Rd., will transform into a mad science lab with Frankenstein and Igor at this year’s Monster Mash from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Watch science come to life with performances by Mad Science of Central VA, feel your way through the creepy crafty “Sensational Laboratory” and take a trip to the Haunted Trail. Admission is free. For details, call 270-2161 or visit www.henrico.us/rec.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia will present El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Family Festival on Nov. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Dress up in your Halloween costume and bring the whole family for Halloween fun, music, arts and crafts, dancing, sweets and treats, vendors, and exhibits. Also, enjoy live performances by the Latin Ballet and the Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion. Admission is free. For details, visit www.latinballet.com.
TNT Entertainment will present Youth Impact 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, 2101 Maywill St. This youth and young adult conference is for ages 11-35 and this year’s theme is “I’m Worth the Wait.” There will be several speakers and musical guests Urban Doxology and C. Goss. Admission is free. Registration is required. For details, call 307-4660 or visit www.youthimpactrichmond.com.
The Eastern Henrico Ruritan’s Fall Spaghetti Luncheon will be held from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and homemade dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Tickets available from any club member and at the door.
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present pianist Jonathan Biss and violinist Miriam Fried at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The evening’s program will include Brahms’ Sonata in A Major, Op. 100, Bartók’s Sonata No. 2, and Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, Op. 96. Tickets are $18 to $36. For details, call 289-8980 or visit www.modlin.richmond.edu.
Virginia Opera will present “The Empress and the Nightingale” at 3 p.m. at Weinstein JCC. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic of the same name is a children’s story of a small bird sharing her gift of song. With a cast of three performing original music, this opera vividly teaches the value of music performed live and how humans cannot control nature. Tickets are $5 to $30. For details, call 285-6500 or visit www.weinsteinjcc.org.