The movie, filmed a year ago in Santa Cruz, brings to life a love story, a bro-story and a story of our magnificent city. Catch it at the Regal Cinemas Riverfront Stadium Twin155 South River Street,1:00 1:45 4:00 4:45 7:00 7:45 9:45 10:30pm
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
$25 general, $19, senior and $10 student
Here's a showing of some classic silent horror films with a beautiful twist. The music will be played live by the New Music Works Ensemble. Come in costume and have a pre-cultural Halloween. The music includes scores by John Cage and Henry Brant.
"Rocky Horror Show"
8 p.m. (Also Saturday 7:30 and 11 p.m.)
$22 general, $18 seniors and students
What could be more Halloweeny than a live performance of the cult movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"? You can't go wrong with some great singing, dancing and comedy. Not to mention costume inspirations.
3RD ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tasting Kits, $9; Free to watch
Everyone thinks they can do a few things great: run a motel, manage a baseball team or make chili. Here's the place to put the last one to the test.
Dozens of competitors from all over enter their best chili, and on a breezy, cool day, there is no better food. There are sweet chilis, hot ones, organic chilis, grandma's recipes, restaurants' finest...all competing in various categories, including amateur, professional, vegetarian. One tasting kit gets you five sample bowls. They usually sell out, so get there early.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
2300 Portola Dr.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Talk radio station KSCO-AM (1080) is celebrating – what, it's 100th anniversary? – no, its 25th, of broadcasting local talk shows. All the hosts will be there to meet you. Not the demented drug addict misogynist, Rush Limbaugh, but local ones following in his footsteps, like Charlie Freedman.
There are also liberal hosts at the station that is working harder to represent its community, including Mark Silverman, Rachel Anne Goodman and sometimes, me.
Share a bowl of Marianne's ice cream with them and also meet station owner Kay Zwerling and her son, Michael. Nothing like ice cream after chili.
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
$27 advance/$30 door
Every day is Halloween for these trailer park denizens. They were cool long before Honey Boo Boo knew there was life outside the double-wide.