Boo-dacious days until Halloween

October 22, 2005|By ANNA EISENBERG

There's just nine more days to enjoy this time of year, when you can throw on a mask and some fake blood, act a little nuts and still get in pretty much any place you want.

If haunted houses aren't your style, there are plenty of other Halloween happenings to choose from in the days ahead. Here's a list to make sure your calendar is full this weekend and beyond:

Oct. 27

Poe and Pipes -- What could be better than brown-bagging with Edgar Allan Poe? At noon, the University of Maryland School of Law's "Lunch Under the Pipes" series of performances at historic Westminster Hall invites you to take your lunch, meet at Poe's Grave for a tour of Westminster Catacombs, then enjoy an organ medley and a theatrical presentation of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart by longtime Poe impersonator David Keltz. Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette St. Admission is free. Call 410-706-2072 for details.

Oct. 28

Creature feature -- Vintage horror meets classic comedy in a back-to-back sreening at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, at 8 p.m. First up is the 1925 silent film Phantom of the Opera, with live music by organist Ray Brubacher. Then it's Mel Brooks' 1974 spoof of horror movies, Young Frankenstein. Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for students and seniors. The box office opens at 7 p.m. Call 301-228-2828 or visit

Oct. 29

Dress up, get down -- The Sonar Club and Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St., is celebrating its three-year anniversary with a Halloween Party with DJs Lonnie Fisher, Derek Fenwick and Ed Ridgely. A costume contest offers a chance to win six months of free admission to Sonar shows. Admission is $5 per person; the party gets started at 9 p.m. Call 410-327-8333 or visit

Oct. 30

Sunday in the park -- Take the kids for an old-fashioned afternoon of Victorian-style fun in Columbia's Centennial Park South? From noon to 5:30 p.m., youngsters can wander through a cave maze, participate in a cake walk, whitewash a fence like Tom Sawyer and enjoy a Punch and Judy puppet show. And costumed kids are welcome on the Trick or Treat Trail. Call 410-313-7275 or

Oct. 31

Raven maniacs -- Spend Halloween (sort of) with Baltimore's baddest Raven, Ray Lewis. Grab a table at Ray Lewis' Full Moon Bar-B-Que, 2400 Boston St. in Canton, enjoy a Halloween party and watch the horror unfold as the Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with food and drink specials. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed fans. Call 410-327-5200 or go to

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