San Diego’s Top Weekend Events: Have An Arty Halloween
Friday, October 28, 2016
San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Have An Arty Halloween
Nina Garin, editor/producer, KPBS/Arts Calendar
If you'd like to celebrate Halloween without a pumpkin patch or haunted house in sight, here are some options.
Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Elfman's famous scores of Tim Burton's films will be brought to life on stage by the orchestra, with choral music performed by SACRA/PROFANA. The concert will be enhanced by visuals on the big screen of Burton's original film sketches, drawings and story boards. Highlights include "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Batman," "Big Fish," "Corpse Bride" and more.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday. Jacobs Music Center at Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown. $20 to $85; find tickets.
Art After Dark: Beauties Beasts
The Oceanside Museum of Art celebrates Halloween with a costume party inspired by its pop-up exhibition, "Beauties Beasts."
The evening also features food trucks, cocktails, music and more.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. $25 to $60; find tickets.
Spreckels Organ Halloween Silent Movie Night
Catch a screening of the silent film, "The Phantom of the Opera," featuring organ accompaniment by Christian Elliott at the Spreckels Organ Halloween Silent Movie Night.
Starting at dusk, there will be movie snacks for sale including popcorn, nachos, drinks, and other treats. The film, starring Lon Chaney, begins at dark.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park. Free; additional information.
Amigos del Rep's Historias Tenebrosas
“Historias Tenebrosas," which translates to spooky stories, is a show that highlights the similarities and differences between Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
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The theater will be transformed into a carnival funhouse hosted by Señor y Señora Muertos where you'll find a costume contest, face painting, fortune telling, music, a children’s corner, hot chocolate, pan dulce and lots and lots of candy.
There will also be old-fashioned storytelling featuring traditional characters like El Cucuy (the boogeyman) or La Llorona (the crier) and chilling local folklore by regional playwrights, as well as puppetry and bedtime stories for the kids.
Please feel free to bring something to add to the Altars de Muerto.
Details: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, downtown. Free; additional information.
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