1. It’s time for the playoffs. Main Event is hosting a watch party Saturday at 7:30 p.m. as New Mexico United begins the postseason against Sacramento. Attendees will get a free United flag and sticker.
2. Paradise Hills Community Center is hosting a Halloween Festival Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The free event is open to all ages and will feature a costume contest, candy, food, prizes and games.
3. The Rio Rancho Fall Festival returns Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Campus Park. There will be live music, a trunk or treat, pumpkin carving, games, a beer garden and 20 food trucks.
4. The competition is about to get trashy. The Albuquerque Solid Waste Management Department and its Keep Albuquerque Beautiful program will be hosting a competition in the Bosque to clean up litter and illegal dumping. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday participants can pick up litter, or “plog,” while jogging in two different routes near Central and Sunset. After the event, KAB will award prizes to the top three individuals and top three groups that collect the most bags of litter.
5. The public has the opportunity to make enrichment items for the ABQ BioPark. From 6:30-8 p.m. Friday attendees will design and create Halloween-themed enrichment items for the zoo animals. Before the end of the night, education staff will test some of the creations, such as tiger scratching posts or an armadillo puzzle, on the BioPark’s ambassador animals, and animal care staff will vote on the best visitor-made designs. The BioPark will be placing enrichment items in animal habitats for Boo at the Zoo. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and run $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under and seniors 65-plus. They can be purchased at HoldMyTicket.
6. Head over to the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW, for the Noche de Familia. From 5-9 p.m., enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, art making, music and a free screening of “Coco” at 7 p.m. The event is free, but advance registration can be made here.
7. Catch the one-man musical “’33(A Kabarett)” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Fusion, 700 First St. NW. The show is written and performed by Bremner Fletcher Duthie with original direction by Dave Dawson. It is about an actor who tumbles onto the dark stage of a ruined theatre, finding himself alone when the lights come up. His friends and colleagues have disappeared, arrested by the authorities, with only their glittering, torn costumes remaining. In tribute, he recreates the acts of the missing company. The message “is about choosing to speak up in the face of censorship and oppression.” For tickets, click here.