THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK­END Oc­to­ber is a great month: there’s har­vest and pump­kin-themed fun in­doors and out, all lead­ing up to the spooky shenani­gans and fes­ti­vals at month’s end. Here’s a few week­end op­tions to help you em­brace au­tumn’s of­fer­ings.

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EEK FEST

Where: St. Al­bert Place, 5 St. Anne St., St. Al­bert When: To­mor­row, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: Free gen­eral ad­mis­sion; $8-$20 for mu­si­cal per­for­mance

Here’s a show for those who love comics, video games, pop cul­ture, sci-fi and cos­tumes. This year’s Eek Fest also of­fers Hal­loween-themed fun, with a haunted house es­cape room, video game zone, in­ter­ac­tive LEGO dis­play and ex­hibit by the Hearse Club of Ed­mon­ton. The Hal­loween Vaude­ville show, Frank’n’Wolf Fol­lies, is a fam­ily friendly 90-minute ex­trav­a­ganza of mu­sic, com­edy, dance, magic and scares. IS­TOCK IS­TOCK

FES­TI­VAL OF WITCH­CRAFT AND WIZ­ARDRY

Where: Dr. Wil­bert McIn­tyre Park, 8331 104 St. N.W.

When: To­day, 2-9 p.m.

Cost: Free and tick­eted events ($5-$20)

Put on a cos­tume and en­joy charms, spells and fan­tasy, all in sup­port of the Stollery Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion. You’ll be greeted with food trucks, a photo booth and a Dragon Al­ley mar­ket with ven­dors sell­ing mag­i­cal wares and hand­made goods. Take in the Quid­ditch prac­tice, wiz­ard yoga and li­brary ac­tiv­i­ties, and try a cold but­ter beer or warm spicy pump­kin juice. RAM OPEN­ING

Where: 9810 103A Ave.

When: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $15 and up

If you missed the open­ing week of the new Royal Al­berta Mu­seum, no wor­ries. The much-an­tic­i­pated and now largest mu­seum in West­ern Canada that houses “2.4 mil­lion uniquely Al­ber­tan sto­ries” is wel­com­ing vis­i­tors daily. Check out the grand lobby and gal­leries on nat­u­ral his­tory and hu­man his­tory, the bug gallery, fea­ture gallery, chang­ing ex­hibits, dio­ra­mas and the mu­seum shop. It’s been a long time com­ing, but vis­i­tors say it’s been worth the wait. CODIE MCLACH­LAN/STARMETRO ED­MON­TON

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