Cornerstone Center for the Arts presents a variety of Halloween Shindigs this year – Muncie Journal

By Dee McKinsey—

MUNCIE, Ind.. – Not content to rest on its laurels, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., has added a Halloween variety show to its October lineup. The show is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 29.e, in the EB Ball Auditorium.

This is an event combining costumes and musical performances, following the very first Cornerstone Open Mic party on October 4th. About 40 people attended and listened to nine different artists, according to event producer Jonathon Bennett. It was the success of this first event that led to the creation of the Halloween weekend party.

“There is an appetite for this kind of entertainment in Muncie,” Bennett said. There are plans for future open mic parties at Cornerstone, according to Bennett.

For October 29e Halloween Variety Show, there are 10 performance slots available. For $ 20, artists can get a slot and 10 tickets for their guests. Participants can also purchase tickets for $ 6 at the door or $ 5 in advance.

Tickets can also be purchased at the reception on the second floor of the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

Other Cornerstone October events include:


“Experience 53” tells the story of three traveling friends who cross paths with a “not-so-ordinary” hitchhiker and find themselves fighting for their lives. ” The doctor. IS SIN, ”proclaims the threatening poster. The film will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Tickets are $ 7 each or two for $ 10. Tickets can be purchased at Cornerstone or at the door on the night of the premiere.

There will be a drawing and a grand prize awarded at the premiere. In addition, the first 100 participants will receive a gift bag.

“Experiment 53” is written and directed by Muncie native Thomas Peek in collaboration with Kyle Putra. They met in art class at Southside High, where they became friends through a mutual love of cinema. Before “Experiment 53” is shown, Peek and Putra will discuss the film, which was largely shot at Cornerstone. They’ve made films before but nothing of this magnitude, according to Peek, who is a banker during the day.


The Muncie Symphony Orchestra will perform live “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors”, featuring renowned composer and conductor Kermit Poling, as part of the Cornerstone Center’s “Historically Haunted October Series” for the Arts. “Nosferatu” is a 1922 black and white silent film that closely mirrors Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, with character names altered for copyright reasons.

The MSO screening of “Nosferatu” will take place during Halloween week in the EB Ball auditorium at Cornerstone at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 28th. Tickets are available online at Tickets are $ 15 until October 26 and $ 20 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at the reception on the second floor of Cornerstone. Profits will be donated to Cornerstone, the home of the symphony since June 2021.

Earlier, “The Wonderful World of Ouija – Popup Session and Museum” took place on October 9th. The first part of the evening included a guided tour of over 120 Ouija boards, boards, and other spirit devices, which Logan King, organizer of the Night’s Activities may still think is haunted. A session workshop followed.

People attending presentations or events at Cornerstone must wear a mask.

The Cornerstone Center for the Arts provides opportunities for creative expression for all through community and rental spaces in a historic setting. Thousands of area residents attend events, weddings and civic events, in addition to taking art, dance and music classes. Cornerstone is home to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, East Central Chamber Orchestra, America’s Hometown Band and The Bridge Church. For more information, visit or call 765-281-9503.

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