Spooky. Canary's tips for Halloween-themed events in Philly
Spooky. It’s that time of year again and Halloween is fast approaching. Canary is handling media relations for several Halloween-themed events happening in Philadelphia this year. If you are looking for a fun activity to celebrate Halloween this week and next, the Rosenbach Museum & Library’s annual Dracula Festival rages on with a full line-up of programs from Dracula DIY, a free Dracula-inspired crafting workshop for adults where you can things like this chic Vampire Bite Necklace, to the kid approved Halloween Party for Families.
Looking for humor? Sean from Geekadelphia.com went to see BRAT Productions’ Carrie last week and nearly suffered a laughing-related injury. The campy black comedy adaption of Stephen King’s twisted 1974 novel, made famous by Brian De Palma’s movie of the same name, evokes a 70s theme, features quirky design elements, Carrie White in drag (yes, it’s true!) and a laugh-out-loud script by playwright Erik Jackson.
PS: I’m going as a Flamingo this year. - Emaleigh
Dracula Festival @ the Rosenbach
Halloween Party for Families
Saturday, October 23, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Held at Fitler Square, Pine Street between 23rd and 24th Streets
Meet us at Fitler Square for an afternoon of Halloween fun for the whole family. Hunt for pumpkins, get your face painted, make a Halloween craft with the help of staff from the Fairmount Art Center, and listen to spooky music by the famous family group The Cat’s Pajamas in one of Philadelphia’s most charming settings. This free event is co-hosted by the Fitler Square Improvement Association. No RSVP required, Free Event.
Saturday, October 23, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Held at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place
Local crafters and Rosenbach staff will guide you step-by-step through Dracula-inspired crafts that will be sure to mesmerize your friends. Authors Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar of Witch Craft, will help visitors craft their own spooky cupcake toppers (cupcakes provided by Whipped Bakeshop) and Vampire bite necklaces. Silkscreen a Dracula t-shirt with Candy Depew, owner of the StudioSchool for Decorative Art, or assist in a Dracula publication with the guys from Hive76.No RSVP or crafting experience required, Free Event.
There’s more at the Rosenbach! View Bram Stoker’s hand-written notes for Dracula or take a Dracula Hands-On Tour. For complete Festival details, view the full Dracula Festival press release. For more about the museum, call the Rosenbach at (215) 732-1600 or visit www.rosenbach.org.
BRAT Productions’ Carrie
Looking for a fun event to go to with a group of friends? BRAT Productions’ Carrie will have you clutching your sides from laughing. Go with a big group and enjoy the show.
- “Carrie is nearly two hours of fun filled physical comedy…” - Phillyist.com
- Director Michael Alltop talks with The Intelligencer: Brat delivers a new twist on ‘Carrie’
- Michael Alltop and Erik Ransom AKA Carrie White talk shop thePhiladelphia Gay News.”It’s definitely high camp,” says Erik in the interview. Read more: Horror classic gets ‘dragged’ to stage
- “The play cleverly mashes up the classic novel with the ingenious film and yet has enough of its own gumption to throw in a couple of elements all its own,” says the horror website Kinder Trauma
- View the Carrie press release for more production details.
Carrie is running now thru November 7, 2010
@ Underground Arts at the Wolf Building
340 North 12th Street (at Callowhill), Philadelphia
Tickets are $23 – $29 and available online here or at the door!
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