If you are interested in making a trip to Annapolis Royal this weekend, there is quite a bit of Halloween-inspired events and theatrical fun!
The 300 year-old Sinclair Inn, one of Canada’s oldest wooden building’s that’s open to the public, is welcoming the brave-hearted to its first-ever Haunted House, Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. While the museum is renowned for its usual ghosts, this is an entirely new collection of phantasms. From the Gray Lady of Granville and the one-armed soldier to the Chequered Lady and the forerunner of Joe Holmes, many pieces of our frightening local folklore are on display. Some of these ghosts will also take the time to tell you their stories as you walk through the building. Be sure to keep your eye out for the one-armed soldier. He is rather a loud crashing lout with his chains and his infernal marching. Admission fee is a modest $3 per person. For additional info visit http://www.annapolisheritagesociety.com or call 902-532-7754.
The Historic Gardens is also offering a special Goblets and Ghosts event on Friday, October 29 from 7-9 p.m. where you can sip local award-winning wines, warm yourself by the fire in the Acadian House and tempt your tastebuds with some wickedly good treats. This event will take place come rain or shine so be sure to dress warmly because you’ll wander indoors and out. Goblets & Goblins tickets are $20 per person (price includes wine, food and fun). A special advance ticket price of $15 is available to 2010 Season Passholders if purchased by Wednesday, October 27. For tickets and additional information call 902-532-7018 or visit http://www.historicgardens.com
For young audiences, families and children of all ages (from tots through to seniors) King’s Theatre will present Dufflebag Theatre’s Robin Hood, Friday, October 29 at 7 -8 p.m. “Hilarious, zany and a whole lot of fun…” this interactive show brings children up from the audience to participate in leading roles. Experience, who needs experience? These children get up on stage and the story goes in all directions at once. Funny, cute and charming, don’t miss it.
On Sunday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. King’s Theatre features the Good Lovlies. “Sharp, sassy and funny ….” The Lovlies deliver. At a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and recovering from recession, these three women are the perfect antidote. Wonderful harmonies (reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters), terrific songs, and an evening full of gentle magic. The darlings of CBC and YouTube video. This is a show that you don’t want to miss.
For additional information and tickets to these two fun-filled shows contact King’s Theatre at http://www.kingstheatre.ca ot call 902-532-7704.
Last, but not least, the Annapolis District Drama Group’s presentation of Murder in the Cathedral at St. Luke’s Anglican Church is on tap for 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday October 28 and 29, as part of the 300th Anniversary commemoration of the first Anglican church service in Canada. For tickets please contact Brian Dickinson at 902-532-5568. $10 Adults or $5 for ages 18 or under.