Arts preview: Drink and be scared at a reading of Thurber's "The Night the Ghost Got In"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

What’s the best way to get into the Halloween season? Why ghost stories at happy hour, of course. Sit back with your favorite libation and listen to a reading of James Thurber’s tale of a ghostly encounter in “The Night the Ghost Got In.”

The short story isn’t exactly the scariest tale out there, but it’s damn funny — like all of Thurber’s musings — and conveys some interesting themes that are relevant today.

The story is inspired by events that actually took place in Thurber’s childhood home.

Thurber's Bar at Westin Hotel

5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29

310 S. High St., Downtown

thurberhouse.org