Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Oct. 17-23

This week, you can see an opera, watch scary movies, trick-or-treat from your car or run the SLC Haunted Half.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Andrea and Rob Byron trick or treat with their kids Harvey, 1, and Leo, 5, as they pull treat bags off a fence from a household agreeing to abide by CDC Covid safety standards on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 in Sugar House.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 — Saturday, Oct. 23

See BYU Opera’s “Beauty and the Beast”:

BYU Opera presents “Zémire et Azor, or Beauty and the Beast” by André Grétry at the de Jong Concert Hall. The opera is sung in French with dialogue and supertitles in English. Tickets start at $10 for the public and can be bought at bit.ly/3j1Fm1N. No babies or children under age six are allowed. Per University guidelines, masks are required at all BYU Arts venues regardless of vaccination status.

Watch scary movies at HorrorFest International 2021

HorrorFest International 2021, presented by the Film and Media Alliance of Southern Utah, is now in its 19th year. For four days at the historic Electric Theater in St. George, it shows classic horror movies and films made by people all over the state — and starting last year, films made by people all over the world. The festival also features filmmaker panels, live script readings, a costume competition and horror trivia. Tickets range from $10 for individual events to $50 for an all-access pass and can be purchased at bit.ly/2X8HEV8.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Trick-or-treat without leaving your car

The Springville Museum of Art invites the public to its Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wear your costumes and stay in your car as you drive by the museum’s entrance. There, you’ll meet characters and creatures who will give you candy and a take-home art kit.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Run the 2021 SLC Haunted Half, 5K or Kids’ race

There aren’t any monsters to run from, but you can still tackle the Salt Lake City Haunted Half Marathon, which starts at the summit of Little Mountain (up Emigration Canyon) at 8 a.m. If a 5K is more your speed, that starts at 8:30 a.m., and for kids ages 1 to 12, there’s a Kids’ Run at 11 a.m. Registration is at bit.ly/3ADXpkw and is $100 for the Half Marathon, $37 for the 5K and $13 for the Kids’ Run. There will be plenty of fun at the finish line in Sugarhouse Park, too: music, food trucks and face-in-the-hole cartoon signs.

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