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Posted: October 21, 2009

Best bets: Run with the boys and ghouls; there’s ice in the Pepsi (Center)

Check out events for sports fans, sci-fi fans and food fans this weekend

Lisa Ryckman

Fright films, fiction fans and farmer's final festivals -- there's plenty to choose from this weekend.

Friday

Come run with the boys and ghouls at the 10th Annual Scream Scram 5K in Wash Park and raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. with an Orange Carpet Costume Contest, followed by the run at 6 p.m. Food, fun, candy and prizes aplenty. Entry fee: $15-$29

Love ice in your Pepsi...Center? It's the Colorado Avalanche vs. Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. Tickets: $35-$226

Friday-Saturday

Take a blood-curdling stroll through the historic Byers-Evans House for Ghostlight, a reader's theatre presented by Colorado Homegrown Tales. It's different every year, but the hair-raising tales are based on the full-length script by Colorado playwright Michael R. Duran. Tickets: $10. Showtime: 7 p.m.

Sunday

Fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror - just about everybody, right? - are heading to the Hyatt Regency Tech Center on Sunday for MileHiCon 41, the Rocky Mountain region's largest science fiction literary convention. Come rub elbows with 80 authors and speakers and schmooze with fellow aficionados. Tickets: $44. 

Time to say goodbye to the Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market until next summer. Bring the kids for a Halloween Festival and fill your reusable grocery bags with the best of fall's harvest from Colorado growers on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. Admission: free

Coming up

If you like your films foreign and frightening, put the Fresh City Life Film Series: What in the World: International FrightFest on your calendar for Tuesday Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  at the Denver Public Library. See Nosferatu, the 1922 German film that set the standard for all vampire movies to come, and stay for the post-film discussion. Admission: free.

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Lisa Ryckman is the Associate Editor/Online at ColoradoBiz. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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