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    Here’s five things for spook lovers and haters to do this Halloween

    Victoria Pereira

    The Fox Tucson Theatre is hosting Halloween Scream at The Fox on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m., which will include ghost hunting in the theatre and a screening of “The Shining.” The Fox has collected its share of haunted happenings over the years which will be the focus of the Halloween celebration.

    UA Dance: “Premium Blend”: 

    The UA School of Dance is full of incredible performers, eight of which will be exhibiting their skills on the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre stage on the opening night of “Premium Blend,” on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The dance is a mixture of ballet, modern and jazz that comes together through the choreography of internationally-renowned José Limón.

    The show features Limón’s piece on American Indian folklore and culture, entitled “The Unsung,” which is performed in silence. Each of the eight  male dancers will be featured in his own solo within the piece, as well. Just last week, this team of dancers was featured in the José Limón International Dance Festival and performed “The Unsung” for the Next Generation performances at The Joyce Theatre in New York City, so they are warmed up and ready for tonight’s show. Performances continue throughout this weekend and next weekend, and tickets can be bought online at

    23rd Annual Southwest Flair A-Fair: 

    Practically every weekend in Tucson boasts some sort of art or craft event, whether it’s a new exhibit opening at one of the many gallery spaces around town or a local artist displaying their work.  This weekend’s artsy attraction is the Southwest Flair A-Fair, a convention held at Plaza Palomino and featuring over 150 artisans and craftsmen. The event will feature high-quality art of all medias and appealing to a variety of tastes. A portion of the proceeds from the fair benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson as well, so there’s even more reason to check out the Flair A-Fair any day this weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Halloween Scream at The Fox: 

    After 85 years of being located in the center of downtown Tucson, The Fox Tucson Theatre has built a reputation for being a popular venue for shows and performances of all kind, including the paranormal. 

    This Halloween night, Fox will open its doors to believers of the supernatural and delve into some of the strange happenings that have occurred at the historic theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a public ghost tour offered at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the venue will screen Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” and to top off the night, a few members of the Tucson Ghost Society will lead a special private tour of the premises and use their equipment to hunt for apparitions from 10 p.m. to midnight.

    Nightfall at Old Tucson: 

    Far down west Speedway on the other side of Gates Pass is Old Tucson Studios, a recreated western town that has been used in hundreds of films since it was built in the late 1930s. The studio is open to tourists during the weekends, but every Thursday through Sunday night this October, the quaint western town has transformed into a ghostly version of itself for Nightfall at Old Tucson. 

    With access to a small town’s worth of old buildings, the folks at Old Tucson boast that Nightfall isn’t your typical haunted house. Friday and Saturday are the last two days to go through the haunted attractions and see the spooky live performances, which is open from 6 p.m. to midnight  on both nights.  

    “Rocky Horror Picture Show” 40th Anniversary: 

    Forty years and tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans later, and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is still going strong in all of its campy, cult-classic goodness. To celebrate this, The Loft Cinema is having their 37th annual Rocky Horror Halloween Bash Saturday night. The night begins at 7 p.m. with a special early evening screening of the sing-along version of the film. At 11 p.m., the party really kicks off with some pre-show games, prize giveaways and a costume contest with $100 for the winner. 

    After that, the film will be screened again at midnight for all the creatures of the night in attendance. Ticket prices vary based on the screening and can be purchased online at or in person.

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