Music, dance and theater combine for a pair of Halloween events this weekend at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth.
“A Haunted House Celebration” features ghoulish actors and a spooky tour guide from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at BAAY Theatre, 1059. N. State St. BAAY director David Post said groups of 30 at a time will see the show, which takes about 15 minutes.
“It’s really a hoot,” he said. “They kids dress up and really make it happen.”
There’s a “ghostly host” to act as a guide, followed by a zombie dance number, a walk through “zombieland,” and a chamber of horrors that includes a representation of the “Little Shop of Horrors” character Audrey II.
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“They’re interactive ghoulish scenes,” Post said. “For the faint of heart, we have an art project they can do, because not everyone likes that.”
With that in mind, BAAY also offers a “Protected Pumpkin Patch,” billed as a nurturing alternative celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, also at BAAY. Tots will meet storybook characters, engage in art projects, sample treats and hear stories read aloud.
“There’s such a big need for them, to have a gentle, whimsical fantasy,” Post said.
Admission is $5 for Saturday’s haunted house, and free with a suggested $5 donation for the Sunday event. Proceeds support scholarships at the nonprofit arts school and performance space.
Details: 360-306-8531 and baay.org.