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Did you just open a show? Is your band playing somewhere? Are you staging a dance recital or sponsoring an event? Let us know. Send photos and relevant information to: Current editor, P.O. Box 3069, 1400 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030; or fax to: (201) 798-0018.

The Center for the Performing Arts at DeBaun Auditorium will host fortune tellers, ghouls, a silent auction, a horror movie screening room, a costume contest and more at its first annual Halloween Costume Ball on Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $35 at the door. The venue is located on Fifth and Hudson streets on the Stevens Institute campus. For information call (201) 216-8937 or visit

Hoboken's annual Ragamuffin Parade will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Washington Street on Oct. 31. Sponsored by the city's Department of Human Services, the event will feature floats, bands, antique cars, clowns, and prizes for the best costume. For information call (201) 420-2012.

The Halloween Costume Ball will be held at the Bissinger Room on the Stevens campus in Hoboken on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. There will be a live band, a costume contest, and finger food. Admission runs from $35 to $75. For information call (201) 216-8937 or visit

The Gaslight Restaurant and Bar presents "Spooktacular," a Halloween Costume Party on Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $40 and it includes open bar and food. The person with the best costume wins a $100 gift certificate. For information call (201) 217-1400 or visit

The art show "Universal: American Virus," a work on Mylar by the artist Vargas-Suarez that explores the techniques and possibilities represented by the planning of architecture, will be exhibited at the Jersey City Museum at 350 Montgomery St. in Jersey City. For information call (201) 413-0303 or visit

The Hoboken Ski Club will meet at Willie McBride's at 616 Grand St. in Hoboken on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. For information call (201) 610-1522 or visit

The Hoboken-North Hudson fundraiser A Taste of Hoboken will be held on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. for the champagne preview and 7 p.m. for general admission. Tickets range from $50 to $75. Participating restaurants include the Gaslight, East L.A., Chart House, City Bistro, Ganache, India on the Hudson, Three A's, Vale, La Isla, Leo's Grandevous, Liberty Bar and Grill, the Madison Bar and Grill, Maxwell's, Wolfgang Puck Express, Da Vinci's, Amanda's, and Karma Kafe. It will be held on the campus of Stevens Institute and it is sponsored in part by the Palisade Medical Center, Hudson United Bank, Applied Companies, Fresh Idea's Kings, PNC Bank, Haven Savings Bank, St. Mary's Hospital and The Hudson Reporter. For information call (201) 963-4100.

David Theresa will perform Frank Sinatra standards on Nov. 7 at 10:30 p.m. at Lorenzo's Restaurant in Secaucus. For information call (201) 798-1301.

The Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Sound of Music through Dec. 14. The Tony award-winning musical revue, made popular by the award-winning film, is the second show of the 2003-04 season of musicals at the theater on Brookside Drive in Millburn. For information call (973) 376-4343 or visit

The Hoboken Historical Museum hosts its second annual fundraiser on Nov. 1 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This year's theme will be "Hot Night in Havana." Hoboken's very own beach at the former Maxwell House Coffee Factory will be transformed into a Latin American paradise, complete with a casino, sizzling dancing, entertainment, tropical decorations, and Cuban-inspired cocktails and food. Tickets start at $150. For information call (201) 656-2240 or visit

The "Built to Form" art exhibit will continue to showcase local artists every Saturday evening at Victory Hall at 186 Grand St. in Jersey City through Nov. 1. Participating artists include Caroline Burton, Joe Chirchirillo, Kelly Darr, John Donovan, Marcello Duarte, Maggie Ens, BJ Ervick, Jenny Krasner, Barbara Landes, Chris Lesnewski, Michelle Loughlin, Tyrone Mitchell, Robert Pfitzenmeier, Michelle Provenzano, James Pustorino, Jeremy Smith, Paul Sullivan, Loura van der Meule and Aaron Yassin. For information call (201) 209-0510 or visit

Pictured: - Be ready for a scare as the Loew's Theater in Jersey City presents a screening of the Abbott and Costello classic Hold That Ghost on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., followed by a late screening of The Shining starring Jack Nicholson at 10:15 p.m. There will be an encore presentation of Hold That Ghost on Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. The theater is located at 54 Journal Square in Jersey City. For information call (201) 798-6055 or visit

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