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Out and About in Greater Peoria: DIY Halloween Decor, Trick-or-Treating and a murder mystery

Here are 3 things to do for the weekend of Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, 2023, curated by WCBU's Meagan Ruger-Smith. You can find more coverage on our Out & About - Arts & Music page or by subscribing to WCBU's Weekend Fanfare email newsletter, which goes out every Friday.

DIY Halloween decorations: Tonight, join Art at the Bodega from 7 to 9 p.m. for their Halloween and Horror Paint Night! Choose from a variety of DIY art projects while enjoying a fan favorite horror movie. From stacked skulls, mugs, pumpkins, witches and wood signs, these are sure to increase the spookiness of your space.

Trick-or-Treating with Communication Junction: From 3:20 to 6:20 p.m. tomorrow, join Communication Junction at Keller Station for for Sign + Fun Trick or Treat. Bring your little kids dressed in Halloween costumes and come sing, dance, read books and trick-or-treat. Check out local, vendors at the event as well, including Peoria Playhouse, Peoria Public Library, Trefzgers Bakery and others!

Murder Mystery at The Barn III: WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT? This weekend, head to The Barn III for dinner and a show for Clue on Stage! Tonight and tomorrow, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday the show starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $25, not including dinner.

Meagan Ruger-Smith is a sports communication major at Bradley University, with minors in ethics and journalism. Meagan joined WCBU in 2023.