Thursday | 18
Amber Cohen and Tom Anthony are freshmen at Princeton University. They flirt after class and find themselves at the same raucous kegger party. Although the connection seems innocent at first, the next day Amber accuses Tom of rape.
Friday | 19
Staged performances of macabre works by Edgar Allan Poe and other authors of the phantasmic. Readings include Poe’s narrative poem “The Raven,” in which a talking raven mysteriously visits a distraught lover, tracing his slow fall into madness; “The Pit and the Pendulum,” in which a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition is sentenced to death and tormented; “The Cask of Amontillado,” in which a man at an Italian carnival takes fatal revenge on his friend who, he believes, has insulted him.
Saturday | 20
Hike and harvest
Six and a half mile hike will follow a creek downhill to the Santa Ysabel Indian Mission. Padre Sanchez traveled this trail in 1821 and chronicled it in his diary. Pass by White Alder forest and stop to pick the last few remaining blackberries along trail. After hike, enjoy a harvest celebration: park staff will have a nature touch table and “make your own hiking stick” station.
Day of the dead
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
La Vista Memorial Park,
3191 Orange Street,
$5 - $50
Dia de los Muertos celebration inside a cemetery. Artisan exhibits, rituals, and invocations from Danza Mexi’cayotl, followed by processions of folk dancers. Contest for best traditional catrina (elegantly dressed woman skeleton) and most elaborate altar. There will be a community altar that guests are welcome to decorate with picture of their departed. David Linares, nephew of the Linares family seen in Great Masters of Mexican Folk Art, will be visiting from Mexico City to showcase his alebrijes (brightly colored folk art sculptures of creatures). Music by Colombian group La Sonora Dinamita, who helped popularize the musical genre of cumbia in the 1960s.
Sunday | 21
- Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8 p.m.
Belly Up Tavern,
143 S. Cedros Avenue,
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall filled her shelf full of European awards before taking break from the concert trail a few years ago and relocating to Los Angeles to work on film soundtracks. Her fifth studio album in 2016 proved surprisingly successful in the US. New full-length dropped last week, Wax, co-written and produced by British rock star Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and preceded by single for “The River.” Support tour features her accompanying herself onstage with loop pedal.