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Benchtalk: October 27, 2017


It is the week of Crested Butte’s big fall holiday — Halloween! Adults kick it off with the KBUT Zombie Prom this Friday, October 27 at the Talk of the Town starting at 9 p.m. There will be floating DJs, prom pictures, gruesome costumes and (most likely) a Saturday morning zombie walk of shame on the streets of CB.

Townie Books and Rumors will be hosting a Halloween story time for all ages on Saturday October 28 at 11 a.m., with readings of Halloweeny stories by a special guest, and some spooky activities!

Local students always have a costume parade at the school on Halloween and on Tuesday, the youngest youngsters get to march through town at the KBUT “Howl-O-Ween Fright Parade” on Tuesday October 31. Meet at 4:30 p.m. at First and Elk. Kids will parade down Elk Avenue and collect candy and treats. It all finishes at the Old Rock Library with hot drinks, snacks, and a surprise appearance from a very special surprise guest.

Off-season Chamber Music Friday

Join the Western Slope Chamber Music Series this Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at the CB Center of the Arts for a concert featuring conjugal percussionists Justin and Cassie Bunting, who will perform pieces for marimba, clapping hands and other instruments by Steve Reich, Wayne Siegel, Christopher Norton and Ivan Trevino, along with original compositions. The concert will also include a selection of tasty jazz piano standards and odd improvisations by David J. Rothman. This concert is the third in the New Western Slope Chamber Music Series, whose mission is to connect accomplished regional classical and jazz musicians with audiences in the Gunnison Valley, both through concerts and educational programs, in order to create a year-round, vibrant musical culture for all. For tickets and more information, call the Center at 349-7487, ext. 1, or visit

Help design a town playground

The town of Crested Butte will host an open house to present the site plan, play equipment, and landscape design of the new “pirate playground” renovation of the Mary Yelenick playground in Town Park. The open house will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall on Monday, November 6, with light refreshments, a chance to review the playground design, and an opportunity for Q&A with the design team. For more information about this project, click on the “Projects” link at or call Parks and Rec at 349-5338.

Murder Mystery event at the GAC

It’s time again for the Annual Skull Manor Costume Ball in the heart of Spider City, Saturday, October 28, at 8 p.m. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating through town. We hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon… Guests can play a character role or simply attend the mystery event and play along. Choose from a fun list of characters such as Betty Archer, Harlequin, Dark Vadoon and many more. The evening is complete with spooky desserts provided by The Local, music, drink specials and more. The cost is $25 per guest, and guests must pre-register.


October 26- Annie Coburn

October 27- Frank Glick, Jack Linehan, Raye Lynn Malzhan, Matt Smith, Maria Merritt, Amber Jeck

October 28- Jackson Cooper, Russ Lallier, Nick Lypps, Danny Stoneberg, Mike Fabbre

October 29- Katie Martin, Lois Rozman, Davis Velardi, John Brady, Dave Carson, Tommy Linehan, John Wright, Avery Pulley, Donald Pulley, Kaiden Marziano, Kane Hamilton. Gabriella Silva

October 30- Ross Tunkey, Naomi Bilow-Makler, Grant McFarren

October 31- Gulliver Murdaugh

November 1- Elsa Watkins, Dave Hindes, Bryan Hawley, Rob Lindsey

CONGRATULATIONS: Jonathan Brown and Louise Nelson were married at Rainbow Park on September 8, 2017. courtesy photo
WAKE UP AND DISCUSS: Socrates Café held a discussion on conflict at the Crested Butte Library on Tuesday, October 17. photo by Lydia Stern
POET LAUREATE: Dr. David Rothman shared poetry and gave a presentation on his latest book “Belle Turnbull: On the Life & Work of an American Master” at the Crested Butte Library on Monday, October 13. photo by Lydia Stern

Cameos: What gives you the spooks or creeps you out?

Dillan Hickey
Emmett Laggis
One run on opening day.
Jonah Moss
The It clown.
Kate Sherman
Sam Brethauer

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