Activities for your visit

Coyote Den offers special Halloween show tonight, new fall events

Kate McNally. Photo by Peter Vankevich

Singer-guitarist Kate McNally will join Marcy Brenner and Lou Castor, who are Coyote, for a special Halloween show at 7:30 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 20) in Coyote Music Den in the historic Willis House in Community Square.
Brenner said the concert will feature all Halloween-themed material, and Heather Johnson will design face make-up for the musicians.
 
Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door; $10 if in costume.

The concert is among new offerings in October in the Den.

Open music jam sessions will begin Tuesday evenings. Youth are encouraged to attend at 6:30 and adults at 7:30.

The success of a community open mike during the power outage July 27 to Aug. 3 prompted Brenner and Castro, proprietors of the Den, to add monthly sessions, open to all ages, on a Tuesday.

The open mic this month will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24). Performers should bring their instruments.

Paul Jordan performed at the open mic session during the power outage. Photo by Peter Vankevich

The spoken word will be showcased regularly this year with “Word Play” from 7 to 8:30 on Wednesday nights.

Both open mic and spoken word events are free, although donations will be accepted.

Brenner and Castro began these evenings this past winter and these evenings are for anyone to share the written word—poetry, prose or stories.

Fridays are reserved for islander Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories” with special guests each week from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Garrish, whose eclectic repertoire includes stories about growing up on Ocracoke, received the Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Cultural Award last November.

Art for the Coyote Music Den Halloween show Oct. 20 is by Mark Brown.