More Halloween events

• Dauntless Productions perform Dracula at the appropriately spooky Masonic Lodge (80 Broadway St., Asheville, 252-3924). Shows are on October 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Sunday, October 24 is “Pay What We’re Worth Night” – no reservations; first come, first served. Advance tickets are $10 and $8 online; $15 & $12 at the door. Info: 254-5146 or info@montfordparkplayers.org.

Says the theatre company, “Just in time for the haunting season, Dauntless Productions makes its theatrical debut with Bram Stoker’s immortal classic, “Dracula”.  This ghoulishly seductive show tells the story of Count Dracula as he leaves his home in Transylvania for England, where he both entices and terrorizes its inhabitants.”

The production stars Darren Marshall, Meg Hale, Chris Brunton, Sonia D’Andrea, Bradford Hale, Julia Manning, Emmalie Handley, Hamilton Goodman as Van Helsing, and Alex Brown in the title role.

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• The Grove House (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612) has days of Halloween festivities planned. The Ashtoberfest Music Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. with a lineup of local rock, metal, and punk acts. $7.

Swing Asheville and Tango Gypsies celebrate their third annual Halloween dance party on Tuesday, Oct. 26.with lessons at 6 p.m., dance at 8 p.m., costume contest at 10 p.m. $7.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 is the second Zydeco Halloween dance, with Bayou Diesel performing. 7:30-11 p.m., $5 for lessons and $8 to dance.

On the same night, Zumba Fitness presents In Da Club Halloween Costume Party, 7-11 p.m. All ages are welcome, $7.

The third annual salsa Halloween dance party takes place on Friday, Oct. 29, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 for ages 21+, $7 for ages 18-20.

Big plans are also in the works for Halloween Weekend, with festivities spanning the Grove House’s three levels (Club Eleven, Scandals and the Boiler Room). According to the club’s calendar, doors open at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 for the fourth annual Haunted House Inferno. Cover is $20 (ages 18 and up) with a $2 discount for club members in costume. There’s a costume contest with $1000 in cash and Prices at 1 a.m.

Doors open at 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 31 for the EDM Halloween Rave Party. Cover is $10 (ages 18 and up) with a $2 discount for club members in costume.

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• Pack’s Tavern (20 S. Spruce St., Asheville, 225-6944) hosts a Fright Night Halloween Costume Bash with live music by the Vinyl Brothers Big Band. Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. (upstairs in Pack’s Tavern Century Room). $5 cover — save $1 by bringing a canned good for MANNA Foodbank. Cash prizes from top three costumes. RSVP on Facebook.

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Also on Saturday, Oct. 30
• The Back Room (2701 C Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, 697-6828) holds its   fifth annual Halloween Party with Ten Toe Turbo

• Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern (185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, 232-5800) offers Unknown Hinson‘s annual Halloween Bash.

• TallGary’s (4 College St., Asheville, 232-0809) presents a Monster Halloween Dance Party

• White Horse (105C Montreat Rd., Black Mountain, 669-0816) has a Halloween party with The Business.

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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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