Make Halloween a piece of cake.
Spooktacular Cupcake Decorating Workshop
What: Score a coveted seat to Tart Bakery’s reveal of tricks for Halloween treats. (There’s a lot of buttercream involved.) The confectionary has three spots to the sold-out event just for DailyCandy readers.
Why: Goblins or gobbling?
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: 5219 W. Lovers Ln. R.S.V.P. to 469-335-8919 and mention DC. Cost is $40.
Halloween Creep Show
What: Mockingbird Station gets its freak on with a costume contest (slackers beware — judges are from Dallas Theater Center) and free outdoor screening of The Monster Squad.
Why: Catch the preshow performance by variety troupe Circus Freaks.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Angelika Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. (214-841-4712).
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Doggies in the District
What: Trick out your dog for a pooch parade and canine costume contest, and then kick back for doggie yoga, a paw print art activity, and photo shoot with Dawg Daze Pet Photography.
Why: Other treats include a DIY cookie-decorating station and relaxing paw-dicures.
When: Sun., 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. (214-922-1200); Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St. (214-979-6430).
Dia de los Muertos
What: Bishop Arts Foundation honors the dearly departed with live music, storytelling, ballet performances, skull-themed crafts, authentic Mexican food, and a candlelight processional at the end of the night.
Why: The nonprofit supports art and culture through educational programs and public events.
When: Sat., 3-8 p.m.
Where: North Oak Cliff Library, 302 W. Tenth St., Oak Cliff.
D.I.V.E. Coat Drive
What: Clean out your closet and take new and gently used outerwear to one of thirteen venues set up to donate them to the Genesis Women’s Shelter and Austin Street Centre.
Why: You’ve got a warm heart and a hankering for a new jacket.
When: Thru Nov. 23.
Where: Locations online at granadatheater.com.
Photo: Kristel Jax / Flickr