Old-School Pumpkins. You shouldn’t need an engineering degree to carve a pumpkin.
Burrowing Owl at National Aviary. Come visit with the unofficial companion of wizards. 700 Arch St., North Side. www.aviary.org
Bloomfield Halloween Parade. Your best chance to see scary Frownies, friendly politicians and way too many Elsas. 7:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 29. Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield
All-Seeing Eye. Available in a convenient door-knocker version.