Emerging pop star who was a former church music director and finished third on "American Idol" brings his Hope Encounter Tour, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. $20-$75, smithstix.com or 800-888-8499.
The story of four guys trying to become their idols who are killed on the way to their first gig, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Monday, through Nov. 3 (2 p.m. matinee Nov. 3), On Pitch Performing Arts Center, 587 N. Main St., Layton. $12-$15, onpitchperformingarts.com.
See the cult horror classic "Return of the Living Dead," 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.
Show off your costume, sing and drink, 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Funk 'n Dive, 2550 Washington Blvd., Ogden. 801-621-3483.
Historian discusses the role of religion in politics based on the Constitution, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City. FREE.
"Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness" is one author's tribute to Edward Abbey, revered in red rock country for his shaping of the American idea of wilderness, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Booked on 25th, 147 25th St., Ogden. FREE.
Psychotherapist discusses his latest book that uses humor and case examples to help people with "Becoming Okay (When You're Not Okay)," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. FREE.
Seasonal food and craft vendors, plus pumpkins, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. nightly and noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25-27, Founders Park, 1904 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. Children's carnival is noon-5 p.m. Saturday, with bounce houses, face painting, games and more. FREE admission for pumpkin walk; $2 admission for carnival.
Francis Poulenc's opera based on true events of the lives and untimely deaths (beheadings) of the Carmelite Nuns during the French Revolution in Paris, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden. $13/adults, $8.25/students, $11/seniors and military, weberstatetickets.com, 801-626-8500.
Vendors and gluten-free treats abound at this Celiacs Disease fundraiser, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 26, 4637 W. 2400 South, Ogden. $5, at the door.
Check out this contest between a horse, rider and cow, 8 a.m. Oct. 25-Nov. 3, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. FREE.
Trio performs Grateful Dead songs and more, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. $59.50-$79.50, arttix.artsaltlake.org.
Andrew Litton and the Utah Symphony take you on an emotional roller coaster that is sure to be a thrilling experience, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. $15-$86, arttix.artsaltlake.org.
Country music singer-songwriter on his After the Sunburn Tour with Jordan Davis and Jillian Jacqueline, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $35, showclix.com.
A creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky, all-together ooky Halloween improv show that includes a costume contest — so wear your costume for a chance to win fa-BOO-lous prizes — 10 p.m. Oct. 26, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. $6, at the door.
Salt Lake City performer and musician, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Harp and Hound, 2550 Washington Blvd., Ogden. No cover.
Ogden's legendary blues man is still going strong at 99. Tables go fast, so make your reservations now, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St., Ogden. $5 at the door, 801-392-3901.
Professional guides tell you about Ogden's haunted history and lead you on a paranormal investigation, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $15, eventbrite.com.
A unique, adult-only experience featuring tasteful "birdlesque," adult beverages, shenanigans, dancing and more, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 26, Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. $20-$35, tracyaviary.org.
Pull together your best costume and come out to this contest where you can win cash prizes, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 26, Stockman's Bar, 80 N. Main St., Layton. 801-544-8102.
Gypsy jazz from the 1930s is the basis for this band's unique flavor of music, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. $12 suggested donation, reserve seats at eventbrite.com.
'Tis the season for witches! Shop, eat, dance, cackle and more, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Box Elder County Fairgrounds, 342 N. 1000 West, Tremonton. Admission is one can of food per person.
Celebrate the cult classic by dancing, singing and flinging toast. Pre-show entertainment and prop bags included. Don't forget your costume, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $16, smithstix.com.
Don't miss out on this annual party with a costume contest and photo booth, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Alleged, 201 Historic 25th St., Ogden. 801-990-0692.
One of the fast-rising comedians and hypnotists presents his thoughts on family, work and humor, plus hypnotizes subjects on stage, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Wiseguys Comedy Cafe, 269 Historic 25th St., Ogden. $12, wiseguyscomedy.com.
Cache Valley Civic Ballet presents the familiar story of the eponymous bloodthirsty count, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main St., Logan. $16-$18, cachearts.org.
All-ages haunted house at a real ranch, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Rees Ranch, 2225 E. Rees Lane, Morgan. $3-$5, at the entrance.
Add a little humor to your Halloween with a roast of one of the greatest horror thrillers. This event includes a costume contest and other Halloween activities, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. $10, frontrowfilmroast.com.
Hundreds of horseback riders round up hundreds of bison at this true Western experience. Food, music, educational booths and games will be available at White Rock Bay, 9 a.m. Oct. 27, Antelope Island, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. Park entrance fees apply, bring a can or box of food and get 20% off.
Decorate your cars, hand out candy, collect candy and get acquainted with some local authors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, Avis Car Sales, 3079 Wall Ave., Ogden. FREE.
Celebrate and honor a deceased loved one at this event featuring crafts, dancing, food, trunk-or-treating, contests and more, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, Ben Lomond High School, 1080 9th St., Ogden. FREE.
Heavy instrumental music and unforgettable performances, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Funk 'n Dive, 2550 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $5, at the door.
Austin-based band that melds classic rock sounds like Clapton and Hendrix, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St., Ogden. $5, at the door.
Rockers from the 1990s on The Reason 15th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $30, showclix.com.
This dance cover band puts on a wild show, 10 p.m. Oct. 27, Brewski's, 244 Historic 25th St., Ogden. $5, at the door.
Heavy metal band on their 30th anniversary tour, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $35, showclix.com.
Beer yoga returns with a special Halloween edition. Wear your costume for an all-levels yoga class followed by a beer tasting, 10 a.m. Oct. 27, Talisman Brewing Company, 1258 S. Gibson Ave., Ogden. $10, 385-389-2945.
Join witches, zombies, monsters and more at this annual event featuring live entertainment, food, vendors, a zombie crawl, monster bash and more, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27, Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden. FREE.
Games, treats, a costume contest and more, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Nurture the Creative Mind, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. FREE.
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
Games, candy, fun and prizes for kids, costumes welcome, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27, WSU Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton.
Platform 9 3/4 opens for one night with butterbeer, a zip line, your favorite characters and more, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 27, 6101 Spring Canyon Road, Ogden. FREE.
The train is spookified for Halloween. Bring the whole family down for some frightful fun, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Meadow Park, 631 E. Peterson Parkway, South Weber. FREE, donations appreciated.
Have a scary good time with a live DJ, games, a buffet and more, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road. Reservations recommended. $19-$38, 801-620-1021.
Desert Journey School of Dance wants to help you celebrate All Hallows' Eve with spooky performances, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $5, at the door.
Enjoy covers from 1.21 Gigawatts, a rib dinner, drinks, prizes, a photo booth and more, 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Eagles Lodge & Campground, FOE #2472, 975 Wall Ave., Ogden. $8, at the door.
Preemptively work off your sugar, in your costume, 7 a.m. Oct. 27, Utah Military Academy, 5120 S. 1050 West, Riverdale. $29.99-$54.99, thehalloweenhalf.com/Ogden.
Adults-only Halloween party featuring food, drinks, live DJ and more, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27, Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. $18/advance, $20/door, eventbrite.com.
Hunt for Halloween eggs filled with prizes and candy, noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27, Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North, Willard. Park entrance fees apply.
Family fun Halloween-style with live shows, bounce houses, shopping, candy and more, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Davis County Fairgrounds, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington. FREE.
Re-enactors will share the stories of people who reside in the Post Cemetery, 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Fort Douglas Cemetery, 405 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City. FREE, donations welcome.
Celebrate the season with traditional games, crafts and treats, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Weber County Library Southwest Branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy. FREE.
See the birds and enjoy Halloween activities, crafts and more, 9 a.m. Oct. 27-28 and 31, Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. $7.95-$11.95, free for age 12-under in costume, tracyaviary.org.
Watch the Disney Halloween classic for free while you brunch, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Brewvies Ogden, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.
Celebrate Halloween, 18 years in business and a new location with costumes and pumpkin carving, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28, Jessie Jean's on Historic 25th, 195 25th St., Suite 4, Ogden.
Local musician delivers unique sounds while you enjoy brunch and libations, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 28, Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St., Ogden. FREE admission, 801-392-3901.
Fun family party featuring treats, games, crafts and more, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City. Don't forget to wear your costume. $5 per family, preregister at bcfineartscenter.org or 435-723-0740.
Global superstar on his fall 2018 arena tour with Idina Menzel, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 S. Temple, Salt Lake City. $32-$196, ticketmaster.com.
Member of My Morning Jacket brings his articulate, pensive yet energetic sounds on tour in support of his third solo album, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. $24, ticketfly.com.
Catch this horror classic at the Film Buff Free Movie, 10 p.m. Oct. 29, Brewvies Ogden, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.
Doughnuts, hot chocolate, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin walk and other fall favorites, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Harrisville Main Park, 1350 N. Highway 89. FREE.
Journalist discusses her book "The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative," 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Weber County Main Library, 2464 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. FREE.
Cutting edge technology, special effects lighting, dancing robots, world champion acrobats, and a musical backdrop, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. $31-$76, arttix.artsaltlake.org.
BROWN BAG FACULTY ART TALK
Each week, faculty members discuss ideas and inspiration behind their work, noon Oct. 30, Kimball Visual Arts Center's Shaw Gallery, WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. FREE.
The WSU Jazz Ensemble's Swing Spectacular features the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and more, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden. $4.50-$7, weberstatetickets.com, 801-626-8500.
Show off your costume and dance the scares away. You can learn Thriller and win prizes, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $8, at the door.
Come out for trunk-or-treating, pumpkin walking and scarecrow decorating, plus food trucks and candy, 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Roy City, 5051 S. 1900 West, Roy. FREE.
Bring your goodies, wear your costumes and enjoy this annual event featuring candy, refreshments and a spook alley, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Leavitt's Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St., Ogden. FREE.
Meet the Uintah City Fire Department, play Halloween games and collect candy, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Uintah City Fire Department, 2405 E. 6600 South, Uintah. FREE.