Mason Celebrates Halloween with Beach Party

Posted: October 31, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erica Pirrung

George Mason’s Fairfax Campus celebrates Halloween this year with the first Halloween Beach Party. Sponsored by University Life, the Program Board, and the Institute of the Arts (IOA), the event is held tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. next to the pond on the Center for the Arts Concert Hall lawn.

The event is an effort to enhance nightlife on campus and to celebrate the arts. It features a variety of entertainment provided by Mason faculty, staff, and students.

The alternative rock band Grommit provides the musical entertainment, and Cyburbia Productions presents the multimedia spectacle SPLIT: Hive Mind by Kirby Malone and Gail Scott White. SPLIT is an outdoor installation that employs dual sixty-foot video projections onto the Concert Hall towers. Grommit performs an original soundtrack created especially for SPLIT.

Also on the agenda, Frank Paparozzi, an IOA student, performs magical tricks, and Artery, the visual arts student organization, provides outdoor sculpture and decor. Attractions include the Mason Pond Monster, the Haunted Staircase, and a huge steel spider.

The event offers free food, including funnel cakes, cotton candy, cider, and candy apples. Free hayrides are available from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The evening ends with a presentation of the movie Seven in the Concert Hall lobby at 9 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. For more information, contact University Life at x32884.

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