Thursday, October 18, 2007
All Saints Day
Abracadabra! Halloween is just around the corner and coming soon. So the calendar and advertising says so. It's All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, The Day of the Dead when ghosts and spirits appear. That scary, supernatural and mystical time of year when the the devil, Satan, Christ and the spirits of the dead come to town. When Pan and the Grim Reaper awakes and witchcraft and the witches and gargoyles and gothics come out to play and one when one gets to masquerade and play dress up for whoever they want to be. If only every day of the year could be Halloween then one could look however they want to when they go outside around civilization because hey, it's Halloween. And there will be lots of Halloween events around the city. Two events that come to mind are of course:
The Village Halloween Parade It's that big, major, grand. all out parade that takes place on 6th avenue every year this time of year. There will be hundreds of puppets, different types of music, dancers, artists and thousands of other people in costumes. And then there's the Theater For The New City Village Halloween Costume Ball that takes place every year this time of year also. I think I even heard stories that they were the original creaters of The Village Halloween Parade. They usually have this really cool painted fishpond upstairs that is painted all Halloween up for every Halloween and their downstairs walls are painted with those really col Halloween murals every year this time of year also. Their event is an all out grand event also with a slew of performers, artists, sculptures and designers. Some of their performers for that night are The Great Paprika Band, Hot Lavendar Swing Band, Penny Arcade, Steve Ben Israel, Epstein and Hassan, Eve Packer, Jonathan Weber, Walter Gurbo, Mark Marcante, Crystal Field, Judy Sky, David Willinger and a ton of other performers. There will be stilt danders, jugglers, fire eaters, theater, vaudeville, burlesque and more. Happy Halloween.