What are you doing for Halloween?

People have been asking me this for the past couple of weeks and I have to say, for the most part, I don't understand the question. I'm a grown up. Without children. Who doesn't drink. What on earth would I be doing on Halloween? It strikes me largely as a holiday for kids and drunken young adults to dress up and annoy the shit out of normal folk. But now I have an answer to the question and a rather cool one at that! I'll be attending a showing of The Phantom of the Opera at the Michigan Theater. Not the screechy Andrew Lloyd Weber Broadway crapfest, but the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film. The theater's organist will be playing the soundtrack live and -- get this -- my friend Maggie Grady will be singing the heroine's arias live, along with the film.

How cool is that? Very. Suitably Halloween-y for a grown up. And no costume required. If you're in Ann Arbor, you should totally go.