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There are several opportunities to don Halloween costumes and join the revelry in the French Quarter this weekend. The annual Jim Monaghan's Halloween Parade departs from Molly's at the Market (1107 Decatur St.) at 6 p.m. Friday and winds its way through the historic district.

Boo at the View.

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0202; www.clearviewmall.com — Kids celebrate Halloween with mall-wide trick-or-treating at participating retailers. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Columbia Street Halloween Block Party.

Columbia Street, Downtown Covington; www.covla.com — Covington's Halloween party includes live music, a jack-o'-lantern contest and a classic car show. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Deities and Demons Ball.

Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., (504) 304-0460; www.dadsballnola.com — Organized by New Age visual artists Alex and Allyson Grey, this All Saints' Day "Celestial Circus" includes live music and painting, dance, circus arts, storytelling, and a food and craft market. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dia de los Muertos Block Party.

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 1600-1700 blocks; www.casaborrega.com — Casa Borrega celebrates the Day of the Dead with a multimedia altar installation. Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center presents a masquerade ball, with music by The Iguanas and Fredy Omar. Ball tickets $10. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

The Feast of All Saints and Sinners.

AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 758-5590; www.freaksheaux2geaux.com — Circus vaudevillians Freaksheaux to Geaux celebrate All Saints' Day with an act based on iconic Catholic martyrs, with live accompaniment. Tickets $15. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Ghostly Gallivant Gala.

Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — Costumed guests enjoy food and drink from French Quarter restaurants at the Friends of the Cabildo's Halloween party. Tickets $45 adults. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Costume Ball.

Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; www.pufap.org — Rebirth Brass Band performs at this Halloween event, hosted by People United for Armstrong Park and benefitting the restoration of the park's Perseverance Hall. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Halloween Pub Crawl.

Hard Rock Cafe, 125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617; www.pubcrawls.com/new-orleans-pub-crawls.php — Professional pub crawl organizers lead drinkers on a three-day Bourbon Street binge. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Jim Monaghan's 19th Annual Halloween Parade.

Molly's at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The annual parade proceeds through the French Quarter, featuring costumed riders in horse-drawn carriages and Halloween-themed throws. 6 p.m. Friday.

The Killer Krewe.

Bernie Baxter's Traveling Sideshow, 44 Vivian Ct.; www.berniebaxter.com — The neighborhood haunted attraction tells the story of the Krewe of Clockwork, a Mardi Gras krewe that turns to murder. By donation. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Krewe of Boo.

French Quarter & CBD; www.kreweofboo.com — Krewe of Boo, New Orleans' official Halloween parade, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, proceeding from Elysian Fields Avenue to Henderson Street. After, the Krewe holds a costume party at Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, with music by Destructo and Big Sam's Funky Nation. Party tickets $50; free to Krewe members. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday.

Mortuary Haunted House Blood Drive.

Mortuary Haunted House, 4800 Canal St., (877) 669-3327; www.hauntedmortuary.com — The Mortuary partners with the Blood Center to collect blood donations. Donors receive a free VIP pass to the haunted house. Visit www.thebloodcenter.org for more information. Tuesday-Friday.

New Orleans Haunted History.

East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — Local ghost hunter David Laville discusses paranormal experiences and the city's ghostly history. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Yen Ve Lou Hallow's Eve Voodoo Ball.

Voodoo Spiritual Temple, 828 N. Rampart St., (504) 522-9627; www.voodoospiritualtemple.org — The temple hosts a Voodoo Ball at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with a lecture at 1 p.m. Ball tickets $50; lecture $25.