Free Book of Life Halloween Carnivals this weekend

A new vibrant fantasy-adventure called The Book of Life is coming to a theater near you next week. But before you purchase your movie tickets, check out the family-friendly Halloween Carnivals this weekend in Arlington and Grapevine.

At the free carnivals, get introduced to the world of The Book of Life. Children can participate in a costume contest, face painting and photo booth. You’ll also get a chance to win movie tickets and $100 gift cards. Plus, there will be free food and drinks! Here are the details:

The Book of Life Halloween Carnivals

Recommended for: All ages

Arlington: Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 11, The Parks at Arlington, 3811 S. Cooper St., Arlington

Grapevine: Noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 12, Grapevine Mills Mall Food Court, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine

About the film: The Book of Life tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village. The film opens on Friday, October 17. (Look for movie review on Mari’s Moments on Thursday, October 16).