CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The annual HallowEast celebration, sponsored by East End Main Street, celebrates its fifth year of frightening fun this weekend. It kicked off Thursday with the "Artmares" opening reception and continues through Saturday. Find out more about any event and buy tickets at www.halloweast.com.
'Artmares': This fifth annual horror-themed art show, featuring works by more than 40 local artists, is on display at Contemporary Galleries, 1210 Smith St., from 6 to 9 p.m.
"Dinner at the End of the World": Limited tickets remain to this murder mystery party by the No Pants Players at the Woman's Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St. E. It features a PG-13 rated storyline and food and drinks from six East End restaurants. Advance tickets are $40; it's unlikely any will be available at the door, but if there are, they're $45.
'Artmares': A closing reception runs 6 to 11 p.m. with live music by Sean Sydnor, plus beer, wine and food.