Mark your calendar: Halloween events

• From Friday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 30 (every Friday and Saturday night) Blowing Rock’s Tweetsie Railroad offers rides on its Ghost Train. Says a press release, “Make sure you don’t miss this hauntingly good time. The Ghost Train Halloween Festival’s high-energy entertainment has made it the most popular Halloween celebration in the High Country.” 7:30 p.m., $27.

• The fourth annual Ashtoberfest Zombie Walk lurches into Asheville on Sunday, Oct. 10. 5-7 p.m. “Zombies and the dead gather at Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co., 77 Coxe Ave., and march through Asheville. Then “enjoy delicious food and libations all evening.”

• Holiday Childress of The Goodies puts on a show at The Diana Wortham Theatre (Pack Place, Asheville) on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Childress writes, “Storytelling and music above the orchestra pit as the auduence is seated on the stage. It will be upside down and inside out! Do not miss this. 120 seats available. Tickets available on Diana Wortham website.”

• The Discordian Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Halloween Bash and Dead Sexy Costume Contest at Mo Daddy’s (77 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 258-1550). Sunday, Oct. 31. Poly Opto opens, $5 at the door.

• It’s a Latin/funk Halloween with Grupo Fantasma at the Grey Eagle (185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, 232-5800). Xpress interviewed the band when they came through Asheville last year. Sunday, Oct. 31, 8pm. $10 advance/$15 day of show.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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