Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

October 26, 2012

Plenty of seasonal delights on the vine this Halloween

Get ready for a spooktacular time

Trick or treat Halloween night

Get those bowls of candy ready.

Andover will host trick-or-treating on Halloween night itself, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Big band masquerade ball

Andover adults can enjoy big band music and dancing the Sunday before Halloween.

The newly formed Andover Senior Community Friends is hosting a masquerade ball as the latest installment in the popular Crystal Ballroom dance series.

The masquerade will be at the Town House, also known as Andover’s Old Town Hall, 20 Main St., on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. Costumes are optional, but there will be many dancers adorned in masks, according to organizers.

The Crystal Ballroom series is meant to evoke the feeling of a former Andover dance attraction that brought the likes of Duke Ellington to perform for residents decades ago.

Big band era music for listening and dancing will be provided by D.B.’s Orchestra, with dance instruction by Dance New England during the first hour.

Free parking is available behind the building.

Advance tickets are $10 for singles and $18 for couples and are available from ASCF at the Andover Senior Center (978-623-8321) or the Andover Bookstore (978-475-0143). Limited tickets will be available at the door for $12 and $20.

Singers try to knock ‘em dead

Andover High School Vocal Music is presenting its third annual cabaret, with the theme “Songs from the Dead.”

The night before Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. some of the high school’s most talented singers will perform “signature songs of performers who have gone to the other side,” according to organizers. “Conjure up Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lennon and many others and enjoy what promises to be a spirited evening of song.”

The price won’t haunt you. Admission is $5 and tickets are sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the Andover High Vocal Music Department.

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