On Friday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m., the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will host fairytale princesses and villains for a family-friendly Halloween ball at Columbia Manor, 3300 Central Ave. NE. Tickets are available now at www.minneapolisparks.org. $25 for Minneapolis residents and $30 for non-residents. (One adult admission is included with each paid child.) “Your favorite princesses are throwing a royal Halloween ball, but wait, the Horned Sorceress and other villains crash the party and declare it their night. In order to banish the villains before the end of the ball, the princesses turn to their guests for help!” The event will feature a dance and DJ, princess and villain photo ops, and other themed activities, recommended for ages 3-13. Costumes are encouraged. The villain’s Halloween ball is presented in conjunction with Occasions with Character LLC. You can learn more about the character group at www.OccasionswithCharacter.com.