Halloween Treats!

Even if you are out trick or treating tonight (or chaperoning some small ones on their candy collecting outing), you can still enjoy some local live music. The nice folks at Java Good Day Cafe (Main Street, East Greenville) will be handing out treats for young and old all afternoon and evening, while the Open Mic Ukulele Jam begins at 7 p.m.

Too old for trick or treating? Not a fan of haunted houses?

Consider going to the theater;

Allentown Symphony Hall is showing London’s National Theater Live’s 2011 production of Frankenstein, starring Johnny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, at 7 p.m. tonight.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

This is the final weekend for Muhlenberg College’s murder mystery musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. As of this morning, some seats were still available for tonight, Thursday, October 31st.

The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud, in turn, is engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. Edwin disappears mysteriously one storm Christmas Eve.

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