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Mumbo Gumbo plays for Fright Night Oct. 26.
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About 57 altars will be displayed at the fifth annual Altar Show 2002 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Northern Mines Building from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3.

Twenty-nine of the altar makers have entered previous Altares del Mundo shows of renewal and remembrance.

Viewing hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.

An opening reception is 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Anyone can honor their loves ones by placing ofrendas (offerings) at the show’s community altar. Ofrendas include art pieces, candles, poems, baby cups, photos, notes and other personal objects.

To accommodate field trips or groups, the Altar Show will open before 2 p.m. Oct. 28-31. Make reservations by calling 432-5746. Admission is free. The show is presented in association with the nonprofit American Victorian Museum.

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The Nevada-Placer Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America will present its 19th annual Cabaret Show Oct. 25 at Mount Vernon Grange Hall, off Bell Road in Auburn. It will also be on Oct. 26 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, off McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

The shows start at 7 p.m. both nights and will feature the Sierranaders, Barbershop Chorus and a lasagna dinner. The show only is $8; dinner and show are $12. Call 432-3158 for more information.

Mumbo Gumbo and the Ken Hardin Trio will provide dance music at the Fright Night fund-raiser on Oct. 26.

Sponsored by Foothill Theatre Company, the party includes a costume contest, prizes, go-go cages, a full bar and food from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.

Admission is $20 per person and $18 for designated drivers. Tickets are at the FTC Box Office at 265-8587 and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Nevada City Postal Co., Herb Shop Records, BriarPatch, Record Connection and The Bookseller.

For little ghouls, Kids’ Fright Night with contests, prizes, food, magic and more will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Admission is $5 per child at the door and free for parents or adult chaperons age 18 or older.

Clan Dyken, Bodhi Busick Band, Jackie Keeler and D’aowowga Intertribal Drum will perform at the Big Mountain Benefit Concert at Seaman Lodge Oct. 25.

The concert begins at 7 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. and drumming at 6 p.m. A suggested donation for the family event is $10 at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Call 292-9012 or 478-1503 for information.

– Carol Feineman

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