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Old Town Halloween Variety Show

Saturday, October 31, 6:00 PM

$10 adults, $5 kids under 12

Halloween Variety Show

Old Town Halloween Variety Show - Halloween Pre-Party Bash
Saturday, October 31, 6:00 PM

Have you made your Halloween plans yet? Need a place to celebrate? Would you like to be entertained by poets, musicians, magicians, vampires, ghosts, and all sorts of characters on this special All Saints Eve night? Old Town Center for the Arts along with Apollo Poetry is hosting a special variety show, pre-party Halloween Bash that will get your night started with fun, amusement, treats, entertainment, and you can even attend a mask making workshop and create your own mask for this and future costume events. The show starts at 6:00 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM, but you are invited to arrive earlier at 5:00 to be a part of a parade into Old Town, led by master drummer Three Trees. The parade will return to OTCA for the grand entrance and beginning of the show.

The Halloween Show will feature ghoulish poetry, macabre music, astonishing magical tricks, a mask parade, and prizes for best costumes. Interspersed amongst the acts will be some of the “scariest and creepiest sounds of the underground” provided by two veteran migrant DJ’s from the Midwest: Mr. Fritz & DJ Stlinder, who will be putting together a compilation of fright and dance music just for this event.

The special guest for the evening is Apollo Poetry, who has just returned to Arizona from his “Traveling Poet Tour” that took him all around the U.S., to spread peace, love and the art of the spoken word. During his travels, Apollo gave away Free Hugs, volunteered at schools, worked with the inner city youth, the homeless, and the dying. He made his way around the country dependent on the pure generosity of complete strangers, including finding places to stay through CouchSurfing.com.

Apollo Poetry has been featured on MTV, ABC, Arizona News, Green Lifestyles Magazine, and has performed at the 2007 Billboard Awards. He has become the new face of integrated spirituality for the younger generation and after being seen by millions around the world, the Traveling Poet Tour is being deemed as one of the largest peace pilgrimages of our time. Apollo is in the process of capturing many of his amazing road stories in his upcoming documentary and book: The Traveling Poet.

Throughout the evening musicians John Dumas and Three Trees will present several “dreamtime excursions” on this hallowed eve, exploring the boundaries of space and time. John Dumas is an internationally renowned artist, musician, inspirational teacher, shamanic astrologer, and pioneer in sound healing. He performs concerts and leads workshops internationally with his unique handcrafted flutes and didgeridoos. Three Trees has been a musician, artist & student of spiritual studies for the past 25 years. His work uniquely integrates music, art & spirituality for healing & growth. He is also a builder of professional quality African drums, Native American flutes and Australian Didjeridoos that feature customized sacred artwork.

In addition to Apollo Poetry, poets Sean and Kayt will perform spoken word. Locals will recognize Sean, originally from North Carolina, as a participant on the Sedona Slam Team. Kayt Perlman, just in from Vermont, is the co-founder of Women Divine Acapella & Rhyme, a collaborative installment of all-women expression. She has also created the Sound Foundation, an organization for universal connection and cross- cultural understanding through word and sound.

Magical Michael Steele will be on hand to perform mystifying magic, amazing yo-yo tricks and juggling. Celebrating his 30th year of performing in the Verde Valley Michael has a vast repertoire to draw from, and he’ll perform more of his magic amongst the guests as the evening unfolds.

If you would like to make a custom mask for the occasion you’re invited to a special mask making workshop led by master mask-maker Pash Galbavy at Studio B (right next to Old Town Center for the Arts) from 1 to 4:30 PM. No art experience is required, and you can wear your mask and embody its character at the pre-party bash. You will have the opportunity to have it witnessed during a stroll across the stage and have your picture taken wearing it with stage lighting provided! Anyone attending the mask making workshop will have free admission to the show. To learn more about Pash’s work, and the mask making process visit www.unmaskit.com.

To top it all off, La Bella Café, on the OTCA property, will provide special dinners and treats for the evening. Come in costume or come as you are.

Mask Making Workshop with Pash 1:30-5:00 PM at Studio B

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