Today, Ballet West launches 10 days of events leading up to the opening of its season premiere production of Dracula.
Ballet West's "Dracula Fest" begins today at Sandy Library (10100 S. Petunia Way), where a full day of children's crafts and contests will culminate in a live appearance by Ballet West dancers at 7 p.m. to sign autographs and discuss the production. But that's just the start, as a series of lectures, film screenings and other events continue right up to the Oct. 21 opening of Dracula. Also on the schedule:
* University of Utah faculty member and silent-film expert Sam Dunn discusses the Dracula myth at the City Library auditorium (210 E. 400 South) on Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., followed by a screening of the 1922 classic Nosferatu (free to the public).
* American Red Cross blood drive in the Capitol Theatre (50 W. 200 South) lobby, Oct. 17, 2 - 7 p.m.
* Wasatch Paranormal Investigators talk about Utah's haunted places in the Capitol Theatre lobby, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
* Double feature at the Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 E. 300 South) of 1979's Werner Herzog version of Nosferatu, followed by Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., $5 at the door for both films.