DJ dance party for Dead Beatz this Halloween night
TODAY is Halloween and while in Australia we aren't known to celebrate this pagan holiday, it's a great excuse to dress up and head to a community event near you.
There's likely to be something going on at your local theatre, hall, school or pub, whether it be a fancy ball, trivia night or fun fair, so take the chance to get out of the house and enjoy some spooky Halloween fun.
Starting at 7.30pm, get out and let loose with a dress-up party to remember at the Starcourt Theatre in Lismore.
The Dead Beatz dance party will feature a number of DJs, dance performances and a dance floor.
Tickets cost $33.50 for adults and $29 for 16- to 18-year-olds.
There will be a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Eltham Hall to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show's release date.
Ticket prices are $15, which includes a Frank 'n Furt in a bread roll and a Rocky Horror cupcake.
Proceeds will go to the Eltham Community Foundation railway cottage project.
For the kids, Bexhill Public School will host a family fun night.
Put on a costume and come along from 6pm for a tractor ride, stalls and a jumping castle, then at 8pm enjoy an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania.
You can buy tickets from the school tonight for $6.
Bangalow Community Children's Centre is hosting an adults-only Halloween Ball at the A&I Hall in Station St.
The hall will be transformed into an abandon-ed grand ballroom for the event.
On arrival guests will receive a complimentary creepy cocktail.
Tickets are $40 at the door.
For a low-key Halloween targeted to older teens and young adults, Crimson Peak is now showing in cinemas.
In this movie, a young woman runs away from a family tragedy and marries a mysterious stranger from England.
Crimson Peak is showing at Ballina Fair Cinema tonight at 9pm.
Trick or treat safety
NSW Police have urged families and kids to act safely this Halloween.
"Ensure you respect people's decisions to participate in the festivities," chief superintendent Brad Shepherd said.
"Damage to properties will not be tolerated.
"It is also safest for kids to go trick or treating in daylight and be sure to stay together in groups.
"Younger children should be supervised by a parent, carer or responsible adult at all times.
"If you're a parent or carer heading out ... make sure your house is locked and secure."
NSW Police urged trick or treaters to stay in well-lit areas, cross roads safely, stay with a friend, carry a phone and don't ever enter a stranger's home, even if they invite you inside.