8 Things to Do: Barktoberfest, Young Frankenstein & more

Sheri Walker • Updated Oct 27, 2017 at 7:39 AM

It’s a special spooky edition of our weekly Things to Do. Here are eight ways to enjoy life in the Tri-Cities:

1. Inaugural Barktoberfest at Founders. The inaugural Barktoberfest at Founders Park, 225 S. Commerce St. will be held today beginning at 5 p.m. with a “Howlaween Wonderland” for children and furry four-legged family members: Monster Dash Glow Walk, live entertainment, costume contest, face painting, puppy bowl and more. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. (humanesociety@hswctn.org, 423-926-8533).

2. Rocky Horror. Johnson City Community Theatre is back with its production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The theater has four more showings of the cult classic — Friday at 8 p.m., two showings on Saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight, and a Halloween showing at 8 p.m. Call the JCCT box office at 926-2542 for tickets.

3. Young Frankenstein. Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is putting some laughs back into the scares with its production of The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein. The show runs on Oct. 27, 28, 29 and Nov. 3, 4 and 5. Visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com for tickets.

4. Capone’s Halloween. The 8th annual Zombies Ate My Waffles Halloween Show with Demon Waffle and Us, If, will be held tonight at 10 at Capone’s, 227 E. Main St. and doubles as a CD release show. Costume contest, cash prizes and more. $10. On Saturday: Halloween Show with Field Notes, HAAL, Daybreaker. Both shows at 10 p.m., for ages 18-up. (928-2295, www.caponesjohnsoncity.com)

5. JCSO Musicale Masquerade. The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will host “Musicale Masquerade” tonight at 6:30 at the Blackthorn Country Club, 1501 Ridges Club Drive, Jonesborough. Music with JCSO musicians and vocalist Rebecca Myers; heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, masks and mystery bags, silent auction and more, proceeds to benefit JCSO. (423-913-3164, www.blackthornclub.com)

6. Blue Ridge Orchestra. The Blue Ridge Orchestra will present “Mendelssohn’s Dream,” with works by Mendelssohn and Vivaldi on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Lipinsky Hall auditorium (Room 107), 300 Library Lane, University of North Carolina, Asheville. $15 general, $10 friends, $5 students (www.blueridgeorchestra.org, 828-782-3354)

7. Haunted Theatre tours. Capitol Theatre, 104 S. Main St., downtown Greeneville will offer Haunted Theatre Guided Tours for Halloween, beginning tonight and continuing through Tuesday from 7-9 each night and 7-11 p.m. on Saturday. Built in 1934, the theater has its fair share of spooky stories. $10 adults, $5 children under age 12 (www.capitolgreeneville.org, 423-638-1300)

8. St. Paul band at Niswonger. Soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones will play Saturday at Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville. Openers are Americana band, Early James and the Latest. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 orchestra seating, $35 mezzanine, $30 balcony. (423-638-1679, www.npacgreeneville.com)

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