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Richmond still has a few tricks and treats up its sleeve for Tuesday

Tricks and Treats

It's true, the thought of Wednesday morning could be a wet blanket, and many of this year's fright night celebrations took place over the weekend. But the people of this city get at most a few days a year to let their hair down and dress up like freaks, and they cherish the occasion. Richmond's Halloween fire will definitely burn through Tuesday night. So don't throw those fake teeth and cowboy spurs back in the closet just yet. Richmond still has a few tricks and treats up its sleeve. Clubs
— You won't see the same vampire and witch costumes at this party. At Babe's it's Country Halloween, and costume contestants are encouraged to wear their fancy Western duds for a two-step dance night with lessons starting at 8 p.m. Free. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330.
Cafine's — Flashing lights and a giant disco ball make you look like a good dancer and make your costume look oh-so scary. This Halloween party features DJ Karl Matthews from Buzz, a long-held rave in Washington, with DJs JP from Kulture Clothing and Joshua Urbandiver, with costume contest and prizes. 18 and older. $5-$7. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. 401 E. Grace St. 775-2233.
Baja Bean Co. — Jam band Global Chillage keeps Halloween groovy. Costume contest and prizes. 18 and older. 9:30 p.m. 1520 W. Main St.
Poe's Pub — Halloween, "That's the night we're going to give it all we've got," says Poe's promoter Chuck Wrenn. The Church Hill restaurant will be decorated to the nines, Wrenn says, and the party will feature the Richmond debut of The Shiners, the new project of Dirtball's Wes and Jyl Freed. With Used Carlotta, 9 p.m. $5. 2706 E. Main St.
Rock Falls Tavern — Tin Can Alley plays classic rock with costume contest and specials, 9:30 p.m. $3; ladies free. 2813 Hathaway Road. 272-9470.
The 9:30 Club — Halloween rock show features Richmond bands GWAR and Lamb of God with Amen. $15. 815 V St. N.W. Washington. (202) 393-0930. Attractions
Creepy Hollow Hayride
— This attraction begins with a haunted hayride, then proceeds on foot down a trail through the haunted wood. Last stop, an old, abandoned house full of scary surprises. Gates open at 7 p.m. Creepy Hollow is located six miles west of Interstate 295 on Staples Mill Road. $12. Visit for more information.
Escape From Bryan Park — The Jaycees offer a park full of scariness with this frightening tour through Bryan Park. $6. $4 with two cans of food. Children 4 and younger free. 7-10 p.m. 644-9607.
The Ghost Walk — A special Halloween addition to the regular Friday Richmond Walk. This 90-minute, one-mile walking tour of Shockoe Hill offers a lighthearted look at Richmond's legends and ghosts. Starts at 9th and Bank streets, 6 p.m. $10. Call for tickets, 673-WALK.
Nightmare Island — Mayo Island hosts the "Island of the Living Dead," with the promise (or threat) of wicked mazes, a 3-D psycho-chamber, chainsaw killers and lots of other freaky stuff, 7 p.m. $13. Where to Take the Kids
Chesterfield Towne Center — "Safe Halloween" lets kids 12 and younger trick-or-treat through the mall, 5-7 p.m.
Cloverleaf Mall — Trick-or-treating 6-8 p.m.
Regency Square — Halloween Treat Night for children 12 and younger, 7-8 p.m.
The Shops at Willow Lawn — Family trick-or-treating for kids and parents, with candy, a costume contest with prizes, free balloons and dinner specials in the food court, 4-7 p.m.
Southpark Mall — Trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m.

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