Halloween Turns Musical Oct. 25 at Triangle Family Events

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Photo courtesy of Northgate Mall
Paperhand Puppet Intervention's Fire Dragon entertains crowds.

Are you ready for Halloween? If you’re in the mood to head out for family fun, you can start celebrating ahead of Oct. 31 at events that educate, entertain and aren’t scary for your little ones.

In Durham, Northgate Mall will feature a lineup of fabulous entertainment at its free Halloween Spooktacular event, 4-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, outdoors on the Plaza. Enjoy performances by Durham Symphony Orchestra (led by Maestro William Henry Curry) and Paperhand Puppet Intervention, which creates plays that use giant puppets, masks and shadows. Little River Cloggers will offer an intermission performance, and the High Strung Petting Zoo will invite children to learn about instruments in a hands-on way. Don your Halloween costumes and enter the "Best Costume" contest. Deli-icious and The Wandering Moose will provide food truck fare. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to Northgate’s Center Court.

In Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Philharmonia — an all-volunteer community symphony orchestra — invites all to a free "Halloween Treats" children’s concert at Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall at the University of North Carolina campus starting at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Guest conductor Evan Feldman will use music to conjure up fantastic holiday characters, from goblins and skeletons to Caribbean pirates. Composers will include Beethoven, Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Strauss, as well as Leroy Anderson and Adam Glaser. 

Find many more ways to celebrate Halloween and the Harvest season in the Triangle and further afield in our roundup of Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes, Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Events. Choose from Not-So-Scary Events for Boys and Ghouls or, if your kids are older, check out the Thrills and Chills section.

Photo couRtesy of Northgate Mall

Don't have a costume ready for Halloween yet? Check out these DIY ideas for making fairytale character costumes from clothes already in your closet. The tips from NC Theatre Wardrobe Supervisor Kimberly Genna Bryant can save you money and make your costumes unique and authentic. 

Photo below courtesy of N.C. Theatre

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