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New SteelStacks Zombie Ball Highlights 13 Spook-tacular ArtsQuest Halloween Events This Month

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It’s a graveyard smash! Join ArtsQuest as it celebrates Halloween with 13 terrifyingly fun events highlighted by the new SteelStacks Zombie Ball presented by Lehigh Valley Scream Park Oct. 28, 8 p.m., in the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling. Tickets for the Zombie Ball are available now at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378; they’re $13 and limited to the first 666 zombies.

The Zombie Ball features live music from local party band favorites Flowers for Taco and DJ Jamal Knight, as well as an eerie aerial performance by Aerial Minds. Get in the spirit with zombie-style dancing, see into your post-apocalyptic future with crystal ball readings, have infectious fun in the haunted bounce house and strike an undead pose in the selfie area. Guests are encouraged to don their favorite formal wear with creepy zombie makeup and prizes will be award for Best Dressed Zombie Man, Woman and Couple; however, all Halloween costumes are welcome. Not sure how to look like a zombie? Artists will be on hand to create bloodcurdling looks at a face painting station!

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Looking to trick or treat yourself with more Halloween fun? Check out the full list of spook-tacular events coming to ArtsQuest.

Dracula: Classic Horror Series
Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
In this 1931 classic, the dashing, mysterious Count Dracula travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon he begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires.

zombies-and-vampires Zombies vs. Vampires at First Friday
Oct. 6, 6 p.m.
The Banana Factory Arts Center
Join the Banana Factory Arts Center for a thrilling night of family fun. Kids will start by making mixed-media masks for Team Zombie or Team Vampire, then take part in a scary scavenger hunt that starts in the Visual Arts Classroom. While completing the activity, participants learn about artistic vocabulary while searching to see which Banana Factory Resident Artists are Team Zombie or Team Vampire! Children are invited to come in costume.

Hot Glass Experience at Oktoberfest
Oct. 6-8 & 13-15
PNC Plaza at SteelStacks
What’s better than carving a pumpkin? Making one with fire! Start your glass-making adventure with the ArtsQuest Glass Studio by signing up for a Hot Glass Experience at Oktoberfest! Each session takes 20 minutes. Ages 6 and up are welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Night of the Living Dead
Oct. 7, 9:45 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
Experience the original “Night of the Living Dead” on the big screen for one night only, part of our First Saturday Horror Series.

The Wolf Man: Classic Horror Series
Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
In this 1941 film, Larry Talbot kills a wolf with a silver walking cane. A gypsy explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry is now one himself.

Friday the 13th
Oct. 13, 9:45 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
The 13th of October falls on a Friday this year and that means one thing: ArtsQuest is screening the original “Friday the 13th” at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas! Horror fans will also enjoy an exclusive screening of “NothingFace,” a short film by Dan Maher.


Dawn of the Dead
Oct. 14, 9:45 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” is the sequel to his classic, “Night of the Living Dead,” and remains a masterpiece in the world of horror.

Not-So-Silent Cinema Performs: The Phantom of the Opera
Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
The 1925 silent movie comes to life at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas! While the film plays, the Not-So-Silent Cinema musicians will be performing the score live for this beautiful and haunting classic.

Halloween Candy Bowl
Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon
The Banana Factory Arts Center
Visit the Banana Factory Arts Center for this family workshop and see how creative you can be together by making a festive Halloween candy bowl perfect for Trick-or-Treating!

Shaun of the Dead
Oct. 21, 9:45 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
Starring Simon Pegg, this 2004 British horror comedy film is about a man named Shaun who decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to take him back. However, he times it for right in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Oct. 20, 27 & 28, 11:30 p.m.
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center
Catch this cult classic film on the big screen! All screenings include performances from the Sweet Translucent Dreams shadow cast! Costumes and props are encouraged, but no squirt guns, please!