Five Must-See Events This Week
We know, the beginning of the work week sucks. But if you take a quick look at the calendar, you'll see we're off to a pretty good week of art events, sports games, dance parties, and more. Here are our must-see events from now to the weekend...
Monday, October 15: "Things That Go Bump In The Night: An Exhibition of Monsters and Mayhem" @ Vision Gallery
"Sweet Nightmares" by Tim Wong at Visions Gallery
As an adult, it's easy to look back on our truly traumatic experiences as children fondly. "Oh, me," you think. "How could I ever be so silly?" But when you're convinced a demon from another dimension is staring at you through the cracked doors of your bedroom closet, it's difficult to accept that one day you'll look back on it with a hearty chortle.
As it turns out, those experiences are necessary for our transition into adulthood, where we become the official defenders and monster-checkers for the generations that follow. "Things That Go Bump in the Night: An Exhibition of Monsters and Mayhem" portrays those nightmares and nighttime visions artfully by regional artists who have a hard time forgetting their childhood haunters, from ghosts to clowns. Because, hey - you never forget the first time you were paralyzed with paranormal fear. It's cute, really. -- Christina Caldwell
Tuesday, October 16: Stacy London Book-Signing @ Changing Hands
We know that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is the latest in addictive reality programming from TLC. But ,we consider ourselves purists when it comes to the network, and that means our loyalty lies with Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of What Not To Wear.
London has a tough-love-meets-fashion-therapist way about her, with a keen ability to seek out what prevents women from embracing a more stylish self. In her new book, The Truth About Style, the former Vogue assistant dishes on her own struggles with fashion and hooks a few ladies up with makeovers. Price: Free; book costs $32.95 -- Becky Bartkowski
Wednesday, October 17: Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze @ Tolmachoff Farms
Yeah, it's sort of cooling off out there. But we're still sporting shorts and flip-flops. And that means the main tell-tale sign of fall is the return of the pumpkin spice latte. Jack-o-lantern supplies are sprouting up, too, almost as quickly as temporary Halloween shops. That means the time's right to buy a nice, ripe pumpkin. Tolmachoff Farms celebrates the gourd with Pumpkin Days, a fam-friendly event featuring a corn maze, petting zoo, train ride, and, of course, pumpkin picking. Guests can also race pedal carts and play around in a hay pyramid. Price: $8.00 each ages 2 & up. -- Melissa Fossum
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