Attractions

Vincent Price's 100th Birthday

When: Thu., May 26, 6-9 p.m. 2011

The holiday weekend is all about celebrating American heroes, right? We're talking, obviously, about Vincent Price - the velvet-voiced king of schlock horror best known for the creepy voiceover in Thriller, who would be 100 this week. The good people at Playland Not at the Beach (10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito) are celebrating the "Vincentennial" on Thursday, May 26, by screening one of the actor's best movies, 1953's House of Wax, as part of their adults-only Playland After Dark series. Admission provides free access to Playland's exhibits and games, making this a rare opportunity to plumb the offerings at the self-described "museum of fun" without having to fight kids for a chance at the pinball machines. 6-9 p.m., $10. 510-592-3002 or Playland-Not-at-the-Beach.org

Ellen Cushing

Price: $10

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