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CRAWLING WITH THE CREEPS. Ghosts, witches, blood and gore.

Macbeth might just be the perfect play to open on October 31.

Horror Unspeakable presents the Shakespeare tale in a production that's got to fit your budget.

Tickets cost just $6 at the door at Cabaret Theater at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Performances are at 8 p.m. nightly through November 3. For more information, call 884-4353.

HALLOWEEN HOOTS. Red Barn Theater has a few treats for your kids.

Thirteen, a humorous play about superstitions; Fletch and his fantastic squiggle pictures; Dave and his rockabilly guitar; Monica and her tap dancing; and Rosemary and her fiddle are among the presentations lined up for a very special Halloween show.

Food, music, laughter and a costume parade round out the offerings in an event that starts at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Barn, 948 N. Main Ave. Tickets cost $3 adults, $2 kids under 13. For more information, call 622-6973.

TREASURES GALORE. Even if you can't afford to buy anything, the Tucson Museum of Art League's annual Treasure House sale is a wonderful opportunity to see a few things of real beauty.

The event will showcase a variety of china, furniture, porcelain, silver, linens, fine art and collectibles.

The sale is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7169-71 E. Kolb Road, at the northeast corner of Kolb and Speedway. For more information, call 297-9956.

DREDGING UP THE PAST. In 1996, Obsidian Gallery gathered up some beautiful artwork -- and buried it.

Thomas Mann's Oxidation/Burial Project enlisted the participation of galleries and museums in 15 communities. Artists contributed work to be placed in boxes and "buried"--to be retrieved this year and evaluated in terms of aging, decay, aesthetics and value.

Mann, who is among the best known practitioners of contemporary craft in the United States, will be present Saturday for a ceremonial "unburial" and reception at Obsidian Gallery.

The event coincides with an exhibition of Mann's new work. The show is to run through December 29.

The reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Obsidian in St. Philip's Plaza, Suite 90. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 577-3598.

WEST MEETS EAST. Big title, long name and important lessons on campus.

Jefferson Gray is a visiting instructor of political science at the University of Utah. On Thursday, he'll deliver a talk titled Civil Society and Its Tribal Discontents: Clan and Effective Associational Life in Contemporary Kuwait, Jordan and Yemen.

In light of the current world situation, Gray's presentation just might be worth a listen.

If you can't catch Gray's talk, learn a bit more about the Middle East during the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies' 11th annual photography exhibit, Popular Culture in the Middle East: Vignettes of Everyday Life. View photos taken by CMES friends, faculty and colleagues.

Co-sponsored by the UA political science department, the lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday on campus in the center's conference room, located at the Franklin building, Room 202H. For more information, call 621-5450. The exhibit is open to the public through May 10. The show, also in the Franklin Building, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.