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5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Knoxville Zoo. $5-$6.
The annual spookfest, with music, games, and the Scary-Go-Round.
5:30 p.m. Friday, Roane State Community College. Free.
Freaky-film specialist April Snellings runs through 100 years of scary movies, with clips.
5:30-10 p.m. Friday, 100 Block of South Gay Street. Free.
A costumed block party with trick or treating and face painting for kids, food, etc.
7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Children's Theatre of Knoxville. $10-$12.
Roald Dahl's fiendish tale, adapted for the stage. (Recommended for ages 8 and up.)
7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Blount Mansion. $10.
Guided tours of downtown Knoxville, with true tales of murder and madness.
7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday, the Square Room. $7-$10.
A stage adaptation, performed by the Roane State Community College Playmakers.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Knoxville Downtown. $10.
Three spooky one-acts by Don Nigro.
Noon-4 Saturday, UT Gardens (Neyland Drive). $5 per child.
Trick or treat in UT's gardens, learn about pumpkins and spiders, make scary crafts.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Valarium. $10.
The annual Halloween dance party, with costume contests.
Friday the 13th plus Ghost Tour
8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Bijou Theatre. $6.
Screenings of the slasher flick will be followed by tours of the allegedly-haunted theater.
10 p.m. Saturday, Patrick Sullivan's. $10.
Cabaret to tingle your spine, and other parts.
4 p.m. Sunday, Cox Auditorium, UT campus. Free.
UT Symphony Orchestra plays seasonal selections, including "Dream of a Witch's Sabbath." With guest Ying Feng.
10 p.m. Sunday. $10.
As usual, assorted local rockers play dress up as their favorite bands. This year: TT Rexx, Thhe Claash, and Plaasmaatiics.
Oct. 29-Feb. 13, Knoxville Museum of Art. Free.
Powerful new exhibit of paintings depicting Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
6 p.m. Friday, Knoxville Museum of Art. $6-$10.
New Orleans bluesman brings the museum Alive After Five.
7 p.m. Friday, East Tennessee History Center. Free.
Popular young-adult author will speak and sign books.
7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, St. John's Cathedral. $15.
Tennessee Valley Players present a Rodgers and Hammerstein revue.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Clarence Brown Lab Theatre, UT campus. $10.
A family-friendly show based on the childhood diary of naturalist Opal Whiteley.
8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Tennessee Theatre. $32-$77.
The "Broadway at the Tennessee" season opens with a touring show of the hit stage adaptation of the hit movie. If you can follow all that.
8 p.m. Friday, Laurel Theater. $12.
Showcase set from local hot swingers.
9 p.m. Friday, the Valarium. Free.
'90s modern-rock warhorses return. The show is free, but you need a ticket. For details see the link.
Hackensaw Boys with Jordan Burris
10 p.m. Friday, Barley's Taproom.
Newfangled old-timey outfit from Charlottesville, Va.
8 p.m. Saturday, the S&W Grand. Free.
If you haven't seen him, you should. If you have, you know it.
9 p.m. Saturday, Bistro at the Bijou. Free.
Randall Brown's quirky rock is hard to categorize, but easy to take.
10 p.m. Saturday, Preservation Pub. $5.
Two old local faves reunite. Not quite a Halloween show, but pretty scary.
3 p.m. Sunday, Immaculate Conception Church. Free.
Local brass quintet brings the horns.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Valarium. $15-$18.
A good, grimy metal bill to close out a big weekend.