Look to the skies for more than bats and witches this Halloween--the Haunted Planetarium will offer a night of spooky science and a trip to the unknown. Visitors will have the opportunity to travel through time, tour a ghostly hall of astronomers and explore an extra-terrestrial robot base. Oct. 29 & 30, 6-9:30 p.m., Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 549-6863. www.moreheadplanetarium.org. $10.
What's that noise?! The Deep Dish Theater Company and United Methodist Church are hosting Pipe Screams, a spooky evening of pipe music and dramatic readings sure to send chills down your spine. This year's costume theme will be Animalia. 7:30 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 929-7191. $5 suggested contribution.
Children 12 years and younger are invited to trick-or-treat safely at Hallow-Eno, an evening of campfire stories and songs, hayrides (and yes, candy) presented by the Durham Parks and Recreation Department. Young ghouls will also be treated to performances by the Young People's Performing Company. 6-9 p.m. West Point on the Eno Park, 5101 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham. 471-1623. Free.
See what it takes to produce a work of art, come out to network with local artists, or just get inspired. More than 60 artists will open their studios for the 9th annual Orange County Open Studio Tour. Nov. 1 & 2, 8 & 9, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Maps with directions are available at the Arts Center in Carrboro or www.openstudiotour.com. 933-7880.
Prepare for take off--but no need to worry about airport security on this flight. Glide through a contemporary art exhibit celebrating the centennial of the Wright brothers' 1903 flight. Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight includes more than 90 works inspired by aviation. Nov. 2, 2003-March 7, 2004, N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 839-6262, www.ncartmuseum.org. Wed.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Step back inside the box with musician/visual artist Craig Colorusso. CUBEMUSIC, a sound and light installation, was born in an attempt to create a separate visual environment for music to exist, and for the listener to explore. Nov. 3 & 4 only, 7-10 p.m. LUMP Gallery/Projects, 505 S. Blount St., Raleigh. 821-9999, www.lumpgallery.com.
Virginia Holman will talk about Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories from a Decade Gone Mad, her unflinching, loving, and sometimes humorous memoir of growing up with a schizophrenic mother. 7:30 p.m., Pittsboro Memorial Library, Reeves Auditorium, 158 West St., Pittsboro. 542-7369. www.beachsite.com/friends.