Author Events at Left Bank Books 7 p.m. Thurs. Aaron Teel: "Shampoo Horns," at LBB, 7 p.m. Thurs. Susan McBride: "Very Bad Things" at Schlafly Library, 225 N. Euclid, 10:30 Sat. Ellen Fischer: "If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant" 399 N. Euclid.
Grand Opening of Holiday Inn Express Thurs. 5 to 8 p.m., Originally constructed in 1957, newly renovated, "Party Like it's 1957" theme, tours, samples from milkshake bar, photo booth, and 50's appetizers, 4630 Lindell. Rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween in the CWE Saturday! 11 a.m., Kids Costume Parade & After Party; Noon,Trick or Treating at neighborhood businesses; 1 p.m., Dog Parade & After Party (meet at Euclid & McPherson); 6 p.m. Adult party begins & Costume Contest Registration opens; 8–10 p.m., Adult Costume Contest, Euclid & Maryland.
Zumba Classes with Noelle Lopez at Mahler Ballroom 5:30 to 6:30 Mons., 9 to 10 Tues., fun workout, no dance experience necessary, $10 per class, or $8 per if you purchase a 5/10 class card, 4915 Washington (just west of Euclid), parking available. Click on link for more info.