5 ways to put a howl in Halloween

Looking for something different this Halloween? Check out these options:

Edgar Allan, part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival

1.Twin Cities Horror Festival

Southern Theater in Minneapolis hosts this second annual festival celebrating all things spooky and scary.

7 p.m. -- The Harty Boys (Comedy Suitcase)

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8:30 p.m. -- Edgar Allan (The Coldharts)

10 p.m. -- The Murderer Did It! (Four Humors)

11:30 p.m. -- Hear No Evil (RawRedMeat)

2. Jandek at the Cedar

Experimental musician Jandek brings his eerie crooning to The Cedar for an evening of haunting improvisation.

3. Trick-Art-Treat at the MIA

Families are welcome for an evening of artsy Halloween fun at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Kids can go searching for black cats and pumpkins, make bats and snack on cider and cookies. Costumes are encouraged, but for security reasons, no face masks are allowed.

4. "Hausu" at the Trylon Cinema

Take in a really creepy movie directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, featuring, among other things, a bloodthirsty piano.

5. Scary Ink 2 - Halloween Poster Show

Local Twin Cities poster artists use their skills to create grisly, ghastly and ghoulish artwork for your walls. The opening reception runs from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The show runs through Nov 16.

Happy Halloween!