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Oakland’s Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
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Driveway Follies Driveway Follies offers a rare opportunity to see the nearly lost art of marionette puppetry in an intimate setting. Driveway Follies is recognized for providing professionally staged family-friendly Halloween marionette performances each year in Oakland.
The repertoire celebrates and illustrates historic and cultural aspects of Halloween, some with an educational twist. Since inception, a diverse audience of over 10,000 Halloween revelers has enjoyed the performances. Driveway Follies is unique alternative to the gore and commercialism that has become a part of modern Halloween.
Driveway Follies 2018
Preview Nights: Monday-Tuesday, October 29 & 30, 2018 | Starts at Dusk
Halloween Night: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Dusk ’til late
3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland
FREE – Continuous shows after dark (start/end times may vary)
The two nights before Halloween, Driveway Follies opens the stage for neighbors and friends for “preview nights.” The shows start at dusk until the crew calls it a night.
On Halloween night they start at dusk and stay ” until the crowds disappear”
Larry Schmidt says, this free yard haunt is “a non-commercial, residential Halloween installation (usually in a front yard) which emphasizes the atmospheres of Halloween rather than gruesome shocks or repellent horror. They tend to be child-friendly. My interest in this uniquely American folk art, as well as my interest in the trick or treating custom, led me to the idea.”
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Address: 3854 Greenwood Ave., Oakland