Thursday, Oct. 24

What: Reese Hall Haunted House
Where: Reese Hall
When: 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Price: $3
Cortney's Take: Instead of waiting around outside Strong Hall for creaks and shadows, visit the Reese Hall Haunted House tonight. You are guaranteed a scare and all proceeds go to charity. Your $3 will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Friday, Oct. 25

What: The Tales of Hoffman Opera
Where: Tennessee Theatre
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $10+
Cortney's Take: "The Tales of Hoffman" is an opera described as "a thrilling Halloween appetizer." Hoffman is a poet lusting after an opera diva who battles four villains on a journey to win her heart. Directed by Keturah Stickann, the play includes "The Barcarolle," "The Diamond Aria" and "Olympia's Doll Song."

Saturday, Oct. 26

What: Cereus Bright with Guy Marshall
Where: The Square Room
When: 8 p.m.
Price: $7 - $10
Claire's Take: This local folk-rock duo has been gaining popularity as of late. Bringing an unprecedented freshness to the genre, this is a great chance to spend a night downtown with some good music.

Sunday, Oct. 27

What: R.B. Morris Reading from "The Mockingbird Poems"
Where: Union Ave. Books
When: 3 p.m.
Price: Free
Claire's Take: This Knoxville poet will be sharing his diverse array of local poetry at Union Ave Books. He was quoted in the Metro Pulse as saying "I'm from East Tennessee and I'm writing my own story." Spend your Sunday afternoon hearing the poetry of a master storyteller.