Kaleideum Presents Truck & Treat BOOsted and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Workshop Performance
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 2, 2019) —Truck & Treat BOOsted, Kaleideum’s annual Halloween fundraiser, will take place on Sun., Oct. 20, from 1-5 pm at Kaleideum North, 400 W Hanes Mill Road. Modern Automotive is sponsoring the event, which draws up to 1,000 visitors each year.
Modern Automotive Sponsoring the Popular Annual Event
Participants will trick-or-treat for candy and novelty items among a wide variety of trucks and other specialty vehicles. Guests can also:
- Jump in the bounce house.
- Participate in “Spooky Live Science” programs.
- Amp up costumes with face painting and a balloon accessory.
- Create Halloween-themed crafts.
- Experience “Halloween Fun” laser shows in the Planetarium.
During the event, visitors will also have the opportunity to see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Workshop Performance at no additional cost. Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre collaborated with local high school students to bring this new script to the stage for the very first time. (Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.) The play is recommended for ages 6 and above.
Truck & Treat BOOsted is a fundraiser for educational programming at Kaleideum. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.kaleideum.org or at the door. Cost is $7 per person for members and non-members. EBT cardholders may purchase tickets for $3 per person on the day of the event. Kaleideum North is located at 400 W Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem. To assist visitors, Modern Chevrolet is sponsoring trolley transportation to and from nearby parking lots.
To accompany Peppercorn Theatre’s adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Kaleideum has opened a new exhibit in The Studio at Kaleideum Downtown. As visitors enter the room, eerie sights and sounds make them feel as if they are walking into a forest late at night. Tree-covered windows and walls set the mood as an animation of the Headless Horseman plays and German waltz music fills the air. While in Sleepy Hollow, guests can:
- Learn an improvised waltz by following dance steps printed on the floor.
- Pretend they are the Headless Horseman and toss “jack-o-lanterns” to scare the book’s three main characters: Brom, Ichabod, and Katrina.
- Don a bonnet or a tricorn hat and see their own faces projected as a ghost.
- Create creepy sound effects at the Foley station, where a coconut becomes horse hooves and old jeans become the wings of an owl flying overhead.
In addition to performances at Truck & Treat BOOsted, Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre will present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Workshop Performance Oct. 18 and 19 at Kaleideum Downtown. The story is familiar: When schoolteacher Ichabod Crane moves to the town of Salem, he finds a quiet settlement with an impressive collection of local ghost stories. But strange happenings in the nearby woods of Sleepy Hollow lead Ichabod to wonder… are the stories just local legend, or are they something more? Tickets for these performances are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance at www.peppercorntheatre.org. Kaleideum Downtown is located at 390 S Liberty Street, Winston-Salem. For additional information about these and other special events, visit www.kaleideum.org.
Kaleideum was formed by the merger of The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks in July 2016. Kaleideum Downtown (formerly The Children’s Museum) was founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem and opened its doors in 2004. Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks), also founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem, opened its doors as the Nature Science Center in 1964. The two museums merged into a single organization with a new mission – “Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery” – and the goal of eventually opening a combined building in downtown Winston-Salem.