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October 1, 2013

Haunted Happenings Calendar

Recurring events

Salem Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., Oct. 3 to 6; Oct. 10 to 13; Oct. 17 to 19. Winner of the Tony Award for best play, this drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. Artistic Director John Fogle directs. Tickets cost $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $10 students. 978-790-8546,

Tales & Tombstones Trolley Tours, Oct. 4 to 6, 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, first tour departs at 6 p.m. from 8 Central St. Tour and explore Salem of the shadows. Presented by Salem Trolley. Tour is approximately one hour. Tickets cost $20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children ages 6 to 14. Reservations required. 978-744-5469,

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, Oct. 5 to 6, 12 to 13, 19 to 20, 26 to 27, noon to 6 p.m., 7 Lynde St. Entertainment abounds at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre with face painting and appearances by Hell Boy, Beetlejuice, Zombie George, and more. T-shirt and postcard giveaways to those waiting in line. Character appearances vary depending on availability. Weather permitting. 978-825-0222,

Tales and Ales, Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 25, and 26, 9 to 10 p.m., Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, 7 Lynde St. Join Sir Arthur Hennessey for a chilling late night event as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. Prior to the presentation, complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse will be served. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets $22, samplings included. 978-825-0222,

Messages from the Spirit World, Oct. 4 to 6, 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, events are 8 to 9:30 p.m. or 9 to 10:30 p.m., 184 Essex St. Step into the Spirit Parlor of Omen and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the ability to connect with loved ones on the other side. 978-666-0763,

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m. to noon., 7 Lynde St. Learn the basics of magic, cast exciting spells with Professor Wunders and receive a magic glow ring as a gift. $12 person. Free pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. 978-825-0222,

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