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Rock me ‘Amadeus or rock’n roll all night

I am definitely too old to trick-or-treat. And I don’t have kids to take trick-or-treating. So I can’t think of a better way of celebrating Oct. 31 than with a scary movie.

I’ll find my treats in the discount candy aisle on the first.

My dad loves scary movies, so they really don’t bother me. Finding someone to watch a scary movie with is the challenge. Most people I know tell me they hate them. Or they think I’m weird for liking them. I know, they can cause nightmares. But I have nightmares about being in Justin Bieber’s band.



Freddy Krueger has nothing on that.

I am particular about the scary movies I enjoy, though. I prefer the old-school “Nightmare on Elm Street, “Children of the Corn,” and “Amityville Horror” varieties as opposed to anything with a saw in the title.



The graphics can’t seem too realistic, or I may really have nightmares.

I also like any scary movie of the paranormal-themed variety. I’m hoping the Discovery Channel with air its share of “A Haunting” and FX will accommodate with “American Horror Story” episodes. I may be too old to trick or treat, but I can certainly watch a scary movie or TV show. I just need someone to watch it with so I don’t have nightmares.

Maybe a night out dressed in something scary is in order instead.

Friday

The only thing scary about Loyal Brothers’ Grease Lightning 1950s Party will be the amount of hair grease it takes to slick back the hair. This rocking sock hop will be a fun way to prepare for the tricks and treats of Halloween week. The party starts early at 6 p.m. Be there or be square.

Saturday

SoL Theatre Company: Fall fundraiser

As a kid, I always loved “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Nothing reminds me of my childhood more than Snoopy fighting the Red Baron and Linus in the pumpkin patch. Luckily, the valley is home to a children’s theatre company that brings this beloved “Peanuts” Halloween treat to the stage. Friday night the SoL Theatre group presents the stage adaptation at The Warehouse in Carbondale. To support this year-round youth-empowering program, Sol is hosting a fundraising dinner with a private live performance of “Charlie Brown,” staring with a cocktail hour with live music and a delicious organically grown and locally sourced meal. The event is starts at 6. Visit for more info and tickets.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Colorado Mountain College Theatre opens its 2012-13 season by rocking “Amadeus,” the Tony Award-winning fictionalized play about the rivalry between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri in 18th Century Vienna. The play takes place on the Spring Valley’s New Space Theatre, an experience in itself, and shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights wrapping with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. This is the last weekend of the Brad Moore-directed performance, so catch it now before Mozart officially leaves the building.


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