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    Thursday, October 30, 2008

    5 things to do this weekend, 10.30.08

    1. For starters, if you're looking for something genuinely frightful, you can always go to the Fright at the Fort, the annual haunted extravaganza at Fort Knox in Prospect. From 5:30 to 9 on Friday and Saturday you can get seriously creeped out - and I mean seriously creeped out. They do an amazing job with this one. Admission is $5, and it's best suited for thsoe 12 and over, so maybe don't take the little ones.
    2. If that's not your thing, then try one of the not one, not two, but three midnight screenings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the area on Friday. The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, the Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor and the Center Theater in Dover-Foxcroft will all show the campy classic at midnight. Bring your underwear, your fishnets, your toast and rice and mascara and do the time warp again. I think everyone, regardless of age, sex or tastes in movies, should go to a midnight screening of "Rocky Horror" at least once in their lives.
    3. Feel like rockin' instead? Check out any of these options on Friday - Irish pub rock with the Bar Stewards at 9:30 p.m. at Paddy Murphy's in Bangor, River Bottom Funk performing two sets of all ACDC and Led Zeppelin, starting at 9:30 at Carolina's, also in Bangor, the Eric Green Party at 9 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Blues Authority, or The Brew at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, starting at 8 p.m. All shows encourage people to wear costumes, and with the exception of the Brew, they're all 21 plus. Sorry, kids.
    4. The day after Halloween, check out Paradigm East, one of several belly dance groups in the Bangor area, perform from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles Inn in downtown Bangor. It's a special Halloween show, and Paradigm East has a slightly alternative, modern take on Middle Eastern dance, so it should be a spooky, interesting night.
    5. And, rounding out your weekend festivities, weekend two of the Grand Players production of "Dracula," is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a midnight performance on Friday, at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth. It's a super creepy, super action-packed telling of the classic tale, and it's some perfect late fall fun. Admission is $10; for more info, visit

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