GateWay Community College is celebrating the arts the week of Oct. 24 with a number of performances, some even spooky, and all are family friendly, free and open to the public.

Desert Dance Theatre will host a special performance at GateWay, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 24, in the Main (MA) Building, Room 1100 N/S. For information, contact Susan Mills at (602) 286-8487.

Later in the week, it will be a night of comedy, cars and costumes on Oct. 28, as GateWay Community College hosts Night at the BOOvies, an extension of the "Silent Saturdays" silent film features, and a collaboration among GateWay's Liberal Arts Division, Center for Student Life and Phi Theta Kappa.

The Halloween-themed evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the northeast parking lot outside the Center for Health Careers Education (CHCE) Building. Festivities planned include a car show, a trunk or treat for children and a costume contest where participants are encouraged to show off their scariest or most creative attire for a chance to win prizes.

Then at 7 p.m. a screening of two Buster Keaton silent comedies, "The Haunted House" (1921) and "Sherlock Jr." (1924), which will be shown in the auditorium of the CHCE Building, Room 1106. Acclaimed musician Ron Rhode will serve as house organist during the films.

For information, contact Jessie Palacio at (602) 286-8141 or Don Hall at (602) 286-8730.

Both events are part of the GateWay to the Arts series, which strives to bring a diverse, enriching lineup of performances, exhibits and workshops to GateWay's students and surrounding communities.



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