Masked Children, 110th Street, NY, 1969, by Arthur Tress
Halloween is a lot of fun in Austin…
Want to know what’s going on Halloween-wise this fall in Austin? The Chronicle has a full section of great goings on for the season. Here are a couple that I want to check out:

October 27

Murder, Mayhem, & Misadventure Walking Tour

Every 20 minutes, Save Austin’s Cemeteries starts an hourlong tour of this historic graveyard, with costumed actors telling stories of untimely deaths, murders, and other tales to get you in a macabre mood. Sat., Oct. 27, 10am-4pm. Free (donations appreciated).

OAKWOOD CEMETERY, 1601 Navasota, 512/478-7152


This is going on the day of the second dinner, I think we’re going to go down early and check it out, then head to the Driskill from there.

October 28

Scores of Scares Halloween Concert

An orchestra gets inspiration from great horror and fantasy films like Psycho,Gremlins, and BeetlejuiceSun., Oct. 28, 2pm. $10 ($5, students).

ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL, 8403 Mesa, 414-2538


If you’re looking for Halloween stuff, check here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/calendar/halloween-and-dia-de-los-muertos/   What are YOU doing for Halloween?  Do you have any family or neighborhood traditions?  Every year we change it up.  Our decorations are never cute, we go for the morbid angle, or just plain confusing and eerie.  Last year I hit a pinnacle.  Our porch scene made a child cry.  Not that I’m about freaking little kids out on a regular basis, but on Halloween, totally acceptable.  Please feel free to post ideas here, and Happy Halloween!