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Weekend Best Bets

It a spooky edition of Weekend Best Bets with fun for boils and ghouls of all ages.

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Friday
Misquamicut Beach wraps up its drive-in movie series with the classic creature feature Gremlins. This pitch-black comedy follows a pair of teens and their lovable mogwai, Gizmo, as they stop the titular monsters from ravaging their small town. Deftly combining wit, violence, and just a hint of holiday cheer, Gremlins is a perfect way to kick off a weekend of festive mischief. $10 per car. 8pm. Wuskenau Town Beach. 316 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut. More info...

Sell your soul to rock n' roll this Halloween weekend with Klassik Kiss, a full-blown Kiss tribute band complete with make-up, costumes, and legendary pyro-technics. These gods of thunder will make sure you rock and roll all night. $21-$26. 8pm-10pm. 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. More info...

If you need another excuse to show off your Halloween costume, head to the Halloween Dance at The Dancing Feeling. Couples and singles are equally encouraged to ballroom dance and feast on refreshments throughout the night. Dancers with the best costumes will also receive prizes, so make sure to don your spookiest attire. $7-$12. 8pm-11pm. 2429 Post Road, Warwick. More info...

Saturday
For festive fare that isn't simply candy, head to Ebisu and participate in their Halloween Costume Party while indulging in sushi, ramen, and more. Customers with an original costume design, the getup of their favorite anime character, or just simply the best Halloween costume will be entered to win a gift certificate worth $100. Free. 38 Pontiac Ave, Providence. More info...

Capture some history at the Photographing Stones and Souls walking tour through Newport's Common Burial Ground. Learn different photography techniques while soaking in the burial ground's unique history. The abundance of aging stones that fill the site also provide a perfect opportunity to take some unconventional and eerie snapshots that are perfect for this time of the year. $15. 11am. Brick Market Museum & Shop. 127 Thames Street, Newport. More info... 

Get some preemptive exercise before the inevitable sugar binge at the 2015 Halloween Hike Walk-A-Thon in Roger Williams Park. Featuring face painting, crafts, goodie bags, and even a costume contest, this charitable event is even better knowing that proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. No pre-registration is needed, so arrive early to join in on the fun. Free, donations encouraged. 9am-1pm. 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. More info...

Delve deep into the life and works of one of Rhode Island's most treasured icons on the Lovecraft Halloween Walking Tour. Led by webmaster of the H.P. Lovecraft Archive and "Lovecraftian geography" specialist Donovan K. Loucks and featuring over 30 points of interest related to the horror scribe's vast literary mythos, this walk aims to be both spine-tingling and educational in equal measure. $10. 2pm. The Arcade. 130 Westminster Street, Providence. More info...

Sunday
Celebrate creativity and community at the Providence Street Art Festival, a lively combination of music, local food, and neighborhood vendors. The centerpiece of this inaugural outing is a competition featuring twenty artists as they design and complete their own personal works on the walls of the factory adjacent to the Fête Music Hall. The winner will receive $500 and bragging rights as the top street artist in Providence. Free. 12pm. 103 Dike Street, Providence. More info...

The George Hail Library cordially invites you to the Downton Abbey Tea Fundraiser this Sunday evening, featuring a silent auction filled with lovely jewelry, fine dining gift certificates, and more, all donated by local merchants. Afterwards, enjoy a classy tea service as elegant as the British drama series itself, hosted by actors Lady Cora and Lord Grantham. $25. 3pm. George Hail Library. 585 Main Street, Warren. More info...

Take in some pitch-perfect pop exuberance at the Park Theatre's Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson. With a supporting cast of Grammy Award-winning vocalists, dancers, and musicians, this mixed media salute to the King of Pop will thrill audiences with renditions of his most iconic songs, including "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and "Smooth Criminal." $35-$45. 8pm. 848 Park Avenue, Cranston. More info...

All Weekend
Taking over the Cable Car Cinema this weekend is the 1st Annual Art & Design Film Festival. Honoring various artistic disciplines and those that create within them, this new festival provides an impressive slate of screenings the entertain, educate, and reflect on the influence of art and design. Make sure to check out a couple of the films being presented, whether it be a documentary on sneakers or a collection of shorts on humiliating online-dating stories. $7.50-$10. Times vary. 204 South Main Street, Providence. More info...

This Saturday and Sunday, head to the Tiverton Four Corners for a Harvest Open House with the Amy C. Lund Handweaver Studio and Gallery. Enjoy cider and caramels while browsing artisan, handwoven textiles usable in creating home decor and festive clothing. If you're looking for a way to create a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, sign up for a weaving class. Free. 2pm-5pm. 3964 Main Road, Tiverton. More info...

End the month in the company of some truly freaky creatures at the Spooky Aquarium and Exploration Center event at Easton's Beach. Save The Bay hosts a weekend filled with scavenger hunts and stories, as well as some hands-on action with ancient sea monsters. Kids can get up close and personal with jellyfish, mantis shrimp, and even some sharks. And with Newport's only ocean-facing beach across the street, the experience doesn't end when you walk out of the door. $8, $7 for costumes. 10am-4pm. Easton's Beach. 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. More info...