MUSIC — ROCK: Local band My Man Friday and rap new-comers Mr. Ward’s Class will play at Powerhouse Gym (450 N. 900 East, Provo) tonight at 9. Costumes are optional but encouraged. Lots of fly skimmies will be there, whatever that means.
MUSIC — ROCK, ETC.: The Student Review will sponsor a “Halloweenie Party” tonight at 7:30 at Wrapsody Live (117 N. University Ave., Provo). Scheduled to perform are Richard Nixon (the band, not the guy), Collapsed, Moontubes, Raising Elvis, and others. Admission is $5, or $4 with college ID. Wear costumes and win free stuff, etc.
MUSIC — ROCK: Successful Salt Lake band Clover will perform with local boys Deep Ocean tonight at Club Omni (120 W. 100 South, Provo). Doors open at 6:30 with music starting at 7. Admission is $6.
COMEDY: The Garrens Comedy Troupe will host its first-ever Halloween party tonight at 7:30 and 9:15 in 205 JRCB. The show will feature popular sketches “Forceful Family” (aka “The Star Wars Family”) and “The Dating Game,” as well as some Halloween-themed material and improvisations. Admission is $4 at 7:30, $5 at 9:15. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 1321 ELWC. Call 379-8888 for more information.
PUBLIC FORUM: The BYUSA-sponsored Soapbox takes place every Friday at noon in the Checkerboard Quad. Today’s topic: married student concerns. Anyone is welcome to stand on the soapbox and rant into the microphone for the amusement of passersby.
MOVIE — VARSITY LATE NIGHT: Tonight’s midnight movie at the Varsity Theatre is the Goldie Hawn thriller “Deceived.” Admission is $1.50, and the film starts, yes, at midnight.
DANCE: There will be an LDS-standards dance tonight at the Capitol in Salt Lake City from 9 p.m.-midnight. Costumes are encouraged; no masks or cross-dressing allowed. Admission is $5.
THEATER — MUSICAL: The UVSC Drama Department will present Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit “Into the Woods” Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in UVSC’s Ragan Theater. The play features familiar fairy tale characters in a comical, poignant setting. General admission is $6.50. Call 227-4893 for more information.
MUSIC — CHORAL: The Sounds Choir of Idaho Falls will sing everything from madrigals to popular music Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. Admission is free; no children under 8.
MUSIC — ROCK: San Francisco singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson returns to Provo on Saturday with a show at the Vintage House (480 W. Center, Provo) at 8 p.m. Admission is $3.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MUSIC — TUBA!: All members of the tuba family (including the occasionally overlooked euphonium) will be well represented in the annual Octubafest, being held tonight and Saturday at 7:30 in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free. BYU’s tuba faculty will perform, as will the BYU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the Utah Tuba Quartet. Last year’s concert featured classical as well as popular pieces; the same sort of variety can be expected this time around as well.
THEATER — OPERETTA: BYU’s production of “The Merry Widow,” described as an “amusing love story,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. The story is full of plots, schemes, flirtations and romance. It will be performed in English, having been translated from German (“Die Lustige Witwe”), and has some dialogue mixed in with all the singing (making it an operetta, rather than an opera). Tickets are $9 general, $7 with student ID. Saturday is the final performance. Call 378-4322 for more information.
THEATER — COMEDY: The Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, will present Noel Coward’s classic comedy “Blithe Spirit” tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. It’s the story of a man whose dead first wife haunts him and his new wife. Hilarity ensues. The show runs through Nov. 22. Tickets are $5-$7; call 226-8600 for more information.
THEATER — SUSPENSE: The Springville Playhouse, 50 S. Main, Springville, will present “Wait until Dark,” a classic suspense-thriller, tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. In the play, a blind woman (played by Audrey Hepburn in the film version, by the way) is stalked by bad guys who think she has their loot. Tickets are $5 general, $4 for students and senior citizens, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Springville Public Library. Call 489-1067 for more information.
MOVIES — INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: Here are the films at International Cinema (250 SWKT) this week. “Picture Bride” (1994, 90 minutes) is a love story taking place during Hawaii’s plantation era. It is in Japanese with English subtitles and will be shown at 3:15, 6:55 and 10:30 p.m. today; 1:50, 5:30 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday. “El Sur (The South)” (1986, 94 minutes) follows a young girl who searches for clues about her family’s past. It is in Spanish with English subtitles and will be shown at 5 and 8:40 p.m. today; noon, 3:40 and 7:20 p.m. Saturday. Admission for all shows is $1, free with IC card.
MOVIE — VARSITY THEATRE: Disney’s most recent animated musical whoop-de-doo “Hercules” barges into the Varsity Theatre starting tonight. It’s the story of a god who accidentally gets mortal and then has to prove his heroic nature by killing bad guys. Showtimes are 7 and 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and all next week. Admission is $1.50.
SEMINAR: The Life Teen organization will host a free seminar Sunday at 7 p.m. on the subject of date violence. Miss Utah will be the speaker. The event will be at 172 N. 200 West in Provo, and all are invited.