Theater & dance
"Nevermore: the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe." The Austin revival of this haunting play about one of America's most iconic writers, as produced by Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company, blurs the line between fact and fiction. "Nevermore" explores the events that shaped Poe’s character and career before his unexplained death at age 40. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, with additional 8 p.m. Halloween performance, through Nov. 10. $15-$30. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road. penfoldtheatre.org.
Movies in the Wild: "Coco." The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is transforming into a theater, screening the animated movie "Coco" in honor of Dia de los Muertos. Spread your blanket or set up chairs on the lawn to enjoy “Coco,” a vibrant, adventurous family film. Come early for live music, crafts and other activities. Mariachi Amor plays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Then, play games, make sugar skull-inspired masks and origami monarchs, learn about the Day of the Dead tradition and more before the film plays at 7:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. doors Oct. 31. $8-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Night of True Ghost Stories. Do you have a personal paranormal experience to share? Austin Film Festival and the Night Owl Podcast have asked that people submit their ghost story for the chance to share it live on stage on Halloween night. The ones chosen will be featured at the event. Story sharing will come before a screening of the original "The Amityville Horror." You don't have to have a festival badge or film pass to attend. 9 p.m. Oct. 31. $13. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.
Halloween at Malverde. For one night only, the private event space above La Condesa will open its shackled doors for all souls who wish to enter. There will be a cash bar overflowing with spirited potions, a costume contest and tunes so groovy that they could raise the dead. Two deejays, DJ Chicken George and DJ Ariel Quintans, provide the beats. An RSVP does not guarantee entry; the event will be one in, one out once capacity is reached. 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31. Free. La Condesa, 400 W. Second St. facebook.com/events/706688549702848/.
Brown Sabbath at Mohawk outdoor. Austin’s premier Latin funk ensemble never intended their Ozzie-assimilating side project to grow into a three-year endeavor loaded with two album releases and extensive touring, but the people went crazy for their worldly renditions of classic metal jams. Last year, they set the project aside to focus on originals, but they’ll be back to summon darkness for a special Dia de los Muertos show. Henry + the Invisibles and Chulita Vinyl Club open. $20-$25. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith