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Haunted houses, carnivals and a journey through the terrors of times gone by are among the activities planned for Halloween throughout North County. Friendly or frightening, the festivities begin this week and continue through Halloween night. Here are some of the events scheduled: CARLSBAD Youth Theater: The headless horseman rides again in the Carlsbad Youth Theater's production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" this Friday-Sunday at Carlsbad Community Cultural Arts Center, 3557 Monroe St.
September 30, 2010
Kids and their parents who aren't already experiencing their own version of "Spooky Science: Bug Invasion!" in their apartment mattresses can check out giant bug animatronics, a world-class insect collection and creepy-crawly interactive educational stations. See the world of bugs through their eyes, find out about "the good, the bad, the ugly" of the insect world and play with remote-controlled robotic bugs. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. through Oct. 31. Adults, $12.95; children ages 3 to 17, $9.95.
October 25, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween this year? If you feel like having a night out, there are plenty of restaurants and bars offering specials. Here are some of the Halloween festivities happening around town. If you know of an event or special we missed, please share it in the comments below: Free Krispy Kreme is offering a free Halloween or pumpkin spice doughnut to guests who visit a participating store on Oct. 31 in a costume. One doughnut per person, no purchase necessary and valid while supplies last.
December 19, 2013 | By August Brown
Onstage, 19-year-old Archy Marshall looked like a surly high-schooler on class portrait day: a too-big brown sport coat, a thrift-shop tie and a perpetual discontented sneer.  But whenever he opened his mouth at his headlining show Wednesday night, the wounded growl that came out had a rough wisdom all its own. Marshall's project, King Krule, doesn't have many peers in contemporary music. His gravelly slur gets him deserved Tom Waits allusions; his torrent of bummed-out, street-level lyricism puts him in the line of English greats like the Fall and the Jam. The music on his debut, "6 Feet Beneath the Moon," almost sounds like angry smooth jazz -- moody diminished and augmented guitar chords, played without distortion but with a post-punky panic.  He's got fans in Beyoncé and Frank Ocean, and Wednesday's set proved why many more are likely to follow them.
August 30, 1992 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
Every man has his price. What's yours? --Jimmy Hoffa If Danny DeVito were a rubber band, he'd be ready to snap. For two days, the director has been trying to shoot a complicated sequence in "Hoffa," which stars Jack Nicholson as Jimmy Hoffa, dark prince of the American labor movement. Nothing is going right. The sound is garbled. Extras knock over chairs. A flock of pigeons flies across the sound stage's cavernous rafters, making a racket.
August 29, 2012 | By Susan King
Filmmaker Sam Raimi has been in the news recently, talking about the coming remake of his classic cult horror film "The Evil Dead," but the man best known to mass audiences as the maestro behind the three "Spider-Man" movies starring Tobey Maguire is also talking up a spooky new thriller, "The Possession. " Opening Friday, the film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick as a recently divorced couple grappling with the increasingly erratic behavior of their youngest daughter after she purchases an ornate cabinet box at a yard sale.
October 15, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
A torture chamber, ghost-infested cemetery and black spiders are among the ghoulish highlights that will be featured at this year's Halloween Spooky House sponsored by the Woodland Hills Youth Club. Each night as the sun sets, starting Oct. 28 and continuing through Halloween night, youngsters and adults are invited to be scared out of their wits at the club's haunted house at 23812 Friar St. Admission fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
February 24, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
With dry ice and gauze, eerie lights and weird sounds, the Moulton Theatre will be transformed into a spooky Alabama swamp this weekend as the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Suzan Zeder's "Wiley and the Hairy Man," a funny and scary play for ages 7 and up, based on a folk tale of the Old South. Zeder, one of America's leading playwrights for young people, also wrote the Youth Theatre's big success of last season, the Depression-era drama "Mother Hicks."
October 25, 2000 | BOOTH MOORE
Once upon a time, there were three beautiful girls . . . Sunday's premiere of "Charlie's Angels" was such a hot ticket that two simultaneous screenings had to be held. The red-carpeted one at Mann's Chinese Theatre went off without a hitch, but an auxiliary showing at the nearby Galaxy Theater didn't.
"The Addams Family" is doubtless something to see, but after you've looked it over, you'll wonder if in fact you've seen anything at all. Because although this is a film where everything is visually correct, where endless arresting decorating details are piled one on top of the other like a Melrose Avenue shop run amok, all that physical splendor serves only to point up how lacking this film is in any other ways to hold our interest. The opening scene is a hint of things to come.
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