5 Things to Do in Los Gatos This Weekend

Halloween haunted forest and mansion at Oak Meadow Park and art events are all in the works this weekend.


Goblyns Glen, a fully interactive fun and creepy experience for children of all ages, but especially for the young ones, 12 and under, returns this weekend dusk to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18-21; Oct. 25-28 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween Day at Los Gatos Oak Meadow Park, 233 Blossom Hill Rd. General admission is $10, with kids under 2 being free. The event includes a train ride on the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad and a carousel ride to Halloween music. Globlyns Glen and Shadow Hills combined ticket is $21. The VIP ticket is $15 and allows you to bypass the general admission line. An unlimited pass is $35. If you purchase tickets online, bring your Paypal receipt and photo ID to ticket booth to pick up your tickets. Details: SkeletonCoastProductions@gmail.com, or 408-459-8509.


Shadow Hills' mansion opens a half hour after Goblyns Glen has escorted its last child out, with all new effects and scares and is NOT recommended for children or the faint of heart. The event is being held 9:30-11 p.m. Oct. 18-21; Oct. 25-28 and Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween Night. Groups will be limited to four people, thereby guaranteeing a more intimate, intense experience for those brave enough. General admission is $13 and a combined Shadow Hills and Goblyns Glen ticket is $21. The VIP ticket is $17 and allows you to bypass the general admission line. An unlimited Shadow Hills pass is $22. Details: SkeletonCoastProductions@gmail.com, or 408-459-8509.


The 4 Tail Ave., presents, “It’s Personal!Tales Visualized by Asian American Women,” art exhibition Oct. 17–Nov. 25. The show's opening celebration is scheduled for 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. The public will meet meet the artists, enjoy live performances and culinary delights. The exhibit documents a vignette of Asian American women artists that represent the confluence of the past and future with work that is relevant and approachable. The artists are descendants from at least five Asian cultures from China, Korea, Japan, India and the Philippines. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. Details: 408-395-7375. 


The Los Gatos High School varsity football team, a.k.a. the Wildcats, play Palo Alto High School's Vikings at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at 50 Embarcadero Rd. in Palo Alto. Coach Butch Cattolico is counting on parents to show up and give their support to the players. The team is now 3-0 in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League's De Anza Division. Details: 408-596-5678, or bobbi@losgatosfootball.com.


The Town of Los Gatos will unveil the Community Art Experience at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 on the second floor of the new Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave. The Art Experience is part of the celebration of the town’s 125th anniversary Jubilee Year and was created by more than 400 community members over a several month period. Details: 408-354-6891 or library@losgatosca.gov.


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