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    To get you through your Halloweekend …

    Thursday Oct. 28

    Buckelew Farm’s Terror in the Corn

    Haunted houses are one thing, but a haunted cornfield — in the dark — provides an entirely new thrill. Buckelew Farm presents the haunted corn maze, with horrors hidden behind every husk. Thursday, Oct. 28 is College Night at Buckelew Farm, so be sure to attend for $5 off the regular price of tickets and two beers from the beer garden. Terror in the Corn is also open Friday and Saturday nights, and regular price admission ($20) includes both the Terror in the Corn and the Corn Maze.

    Buckelew Farm

    17000 W. Ajo Way

    6:30 p.m. – midnight, $15

    Beowulf Alley Theatre: “”The Transylvanian Clockworks””

    Set in the heart of downtown, the small, intimate Beowulf Alley Theatre presents Don Nigro’s adaptation of Dracula, “”The Transylvanian Clockworks.”” This reworking of Bram Stoker’s original vampire tale sets itself in London, 1888, and is a dark and grisly exploration of the human mind. The psychological thriller is twisted and disturbing and pervaded by dark comedy. This version of the Victorian Gothic is positively demented, in the best of all possible ways.

    Beowulf Alley Theatre

    11 S. Sixth Ave.

    7:30 p.m., $23

    Friday Oct. 29

    Nightmare on Congress

    The nightmare returns this year with Club Congress’ annual Halloween rock-and-roll bash. This year will bring Halloween house music to Congress with performances by Gabe Sullivan and Taraf de Tucson, Mostly Bears, Holy Rolling Empire, The Generationals, Shaun Harris, Ghost of 505 and more. Dress in your best — a costume contest will reward one winner.

    Club Congress

    311 E. Congress St.

    8 p.m., $12, 21+

    “”Halloween Howl”” at Colossal Cave Mountain Park

    If you’re feeling adventurous, Colossal Cave Mountain Park is offering a creepy cave tours and haunted hayrides on the Friday before Halloween. Tour the caves by candlelight and watch the shadows lurch and lurk as you wander through the damp and dark. The haunted hayrides will be begin at 6 p.m. Admission is only $1, or free with a donation of one canned food item.

    Colossal Cave Mountain Park

    16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

    Vail, AZ 85641

    5 – 9 p.m.

    $7 each for cave tour and hayride

    Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

    Spooky, scary … boys becoming men, men becoming wolves and everyone becoming a part of Tucson’s biggest Halloween dance party. The lineup for the first Werewolf Bar Mitzvah includes Designer Drugs, the Control Freeks and Bart B More, among many other artists from across the nation. Six hours of Halloween monster mashing will be fueled by two stages of music, presented by PHAT Entertainment and O/W/L/S.

    The Rialto Theatre

    318 E. Congress St.

    8 p.m., $20

    “”Nightmare on Elm Street””

    ’80s teen screams are a staple of Halloween, and the Loft Cinema is offering the chance to experience one of the classics anew — “”Nightmare on Elm Street”” returns. In Wes Craven’s original horror flick that launched a hundred sequels, Freddy Krueger makes his demonic debut as the terrorizer of dreams. Creepy, campy and a cult classic, this 1984 film is even better on the big screen.

    The Loft Cinema

    3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

    10 p.m., $6


    Saturday Oct. 30

    The “”Rocky Horror”” Halloween Bash

    Back in its blood-curdling 32nd year, the Heavy Petting shadow cast presents a special Halloween live show of “”The Rocky Horror Picture Show””. A cult classic that celebrates everything ghoulish and grim, this show is the perfect way to revel in some Halloween madness. The screening will be preceded with a costume contest awarding a grand prize of $100 — categories include Best Zombie and Sexiest Horror. A virgin sacrifice will also take place, so prudes beware. The Heavy Petting shadow cast has prepared a night of sexy and scary surprises, so come let your freaky side reign with Dr. Frankenfurter and all the rest.

    The Loft Cinema

    3233 E Speedway Blvd.

    Midnight, $6

    Live Theatre Workshop presents “”Say You Love Satan””

    If the thespian in you is begging for a thrill this Halloween weekend, check out the Live Theatre Workshop’s late night presentation of “”Say You Love Satan.”” The romantic thriller follows Andrew, a studious and charming grad student studying Dostoyevsky, who happens to fall in love with Jack, a mysterious stranger he meets at the laundromat. Jack seems to be perfect — aside from the fact that he’s the Antichrist’s son.

    Live Theatre Workshop

    5317 E. Speedway Blvd.

    10:30 p.m., $10

    Fox Theatre Double Feature: “”Frankenstein””/””Bride of Frankenstein””

    Boris Karloff’s most iconic performance as Frankenstein’s monster is the highlight of this double feature. “”Frankenstein”” and the “”Bride of Frankenstein,”” both directed by James Whale, are two of the most critically acclaimed creature features of the 20th century. Dr. Frankenstein is obsessed by his desire to create life, driven mad by his scientific exploits and creating Frankenstein’s monster.

    Fox Tucson Theatre

    17 W. Congress St.

    7 and 9:30 p.m., $6 student admission

    Sunday Oct. 31

    Chipotle’s Boorito 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

    After 6 p.m. on All Hallow’s Eve, Chipotle Mexican Grill will salute the culinary creative elite with their Boorito night. Come dressed up in your most disgusting renditions of fast food and processed junk — think Twinkies and Funyuns — and get a burrito for just $2. Proceeds will go to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill

    905 E. University Blvd.

    6 p.m., $2

    Buckelew Farm’s Pumpkin Festival

    Halloween is the last day to enjoy a fall tradition at Buckelew Farm’s Pumpkin Festival. Tractor rides will take festival-goers to the pumpkin patch, where a huge variety of autumn gourds will be available for purchase at only 45 cents a pound. Take your time in picking the perfect pumpkin, and afterward the tractors will return you to the tent area where fair foods and arts and crafts will be available. The Pumpkin Festival is a low-key, family-friendly event to wind down your Halloween weekend.

    Buckelew Farm

    17000 W. Ajo Way

    10 a.m. – 5 p.m., $8 adult admission

    Corn Maze

    After night falls on Buckelew Farm, test your courage and your navigational skills in the corn maze after the Pumpkin Festival. The maze encompasses four miles of trails over 11 acres in two mazes, each about a one-hour venture. Twelve checkpoints throughout the maze help you keep track of your progress and your success. Bring your flashlights and get lost in this Halloween strategy game.

    Buckelew Farm

    17000 W. Ajo Way

    5 p.m. – midnight, $13

    Of Montreal

    Of Montreal’s sound is singular and surprising. A product of Kevin Barnes and the Elephant 6 Recording Company, Of Montreal combines indie rock with vaudeville, funk, and music hall peppered with psychedelic influences. The band is constantly transforming, and their latest record, False Priest, is a patchwork of cameos and organic sounds. Of Montreal is an apt choice to bring a Halloween concert to the Rialto Theatre; their style is experimental and eccentric and their shows are known to be eccentric, as well.

    The Rialto Theatre

    318 E. Congress St.

    8 p.m., $27

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