This October is bringing lots of fun events to Bowling Green and the Hill.
On campus, students will have the chance to watch the Major Redz, learn more about the International Year of Cuba and enjoy the outdoors with ORAC.
In the Bowling Green community, Circus Square Park will feature a Zombie Walk and Harvest Festival while the Capitol Arts Theatre will show several Halloween movies including “Hocus Pocus.”
We hope you enjoy this October and have a candy-filled Halloween.
Illustration by Madalyn Stack
Thursday, Oct. 4
“Lives of the Stars” at the Hardin Planetarium
This free, 45-minute show focuses on the life cycle of a star from birth to death. Show times are at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. every Sunday. “Lives of the Stars” will be shown through Nov. 20.
WKU Bands Concert
The Department of Music will host a WKU Bands concert at 7:30 p.m. in Van Meter Hall. General admission is $5 or $3 with a WKU student ID.
Friday, Oct. 5
Showing of “Hocus Pocus”
What’s better than watching the Sanderson Sisters in “Hocus Pocus” at the Capitol Arts Theatre? How about only paying $2 for admission? The 7:30 p.m. showing is the first in a series of Halloween movies the theatre will be playing this October.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Mammoth Cave Mountain Bike
This is the chance to view Mammoth Cave National Park from a different perspective: from the seat of a mountain bike. This beginner-friendly ride includes bikes, helmets and transportation, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own set of wheels. The all-day adventure begins and ends at Preston.
Sunday, Oct. 7
WKU Soccer game
The Lady Toppers will take on the University of Texas El Paso at 1 p.m. on the WKU Soccer Field. The game is free to the public.
Monday, Oct. 8
International Year of Cuba : Lou Perez : Cuba from the 19th century to the Present
Dive back into the International Year of Cuba with a presentation by Louis Perez, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Perez’s current research focuses on the society and gender of 19th century Cuba, according to the UNC website. The presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Ogden College Hall Auditorium.
Monday, Oct. 8
Front Porch S’mores
Make your Monday a little better with some nighttime s’mores. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Preston.
Monday, Oct. 8
Creative Writing Open Mic
Join the English Department in Cherry Hall 125 and enjoy some poetry and creative writing. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
From the Mind of John Carpenter : Volume 3
Head to the A-Frame for a night of horror with “From the Mind of John Carpenter: Volume III.” You’ll have a chance to browse artwork inspired by the “Master of Horror” and his films such as the “Halloween” series. The event is free and begins at 5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
Harvest Festival / Zombie Walk
Join a horde of zombies at Circus Square Park for the 2018 Zombie Walk and Harvest Festival. The festival starts at 5 p.m., and the walk begins at 7 p.m. Registration for the walk is $10 per zombie.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Enjoy yoga at the A-Frame for the discounted price of $5 with a student ID. The vinyasa yoga class taught by WKU alumnus Lauren English begins at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Major Redz – Major Madness Talent Show
Watch the talented dancers of the Major Redz in a performance that’s away from the football stadium in the Downing Student Union Auditorium. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19
“The Addams Family” movie showing
Head back to the Capitol Arts Theatre for a 7:30 p.m. showing of “The Addams Family.” Admission is $2.
Saturday, Oct. 20
BG Pride 2018
Bowling Green’s second pride festival will be held in Circus Square Park from noon to 5 p.m. Last year’s event included live music, drag performances and vendors, and this year’s event is sure to be just as fun. Admission is free.
Friday, Oct. 26
Tidball’s Halloweekend Costume Party
Celebrate the weekend before Halloween by dressing up and heading to Tidball’s for live performances from horror movie-themed bands. The cover charge is $5, but if you wear a costume, it’s only $3. The 21 and older party starts at 9:30 and will last until early morning.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Sugadaisy and Tribal Hoose
Enjoy a pre-Halloween party with bands Tribal Hoose and Sugadaisy. The event starts at 10 p.m. at Tidball’s. The cover is $5, and the show is only open to people ages 21 and older.