1. Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth
8 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Nov. 3-4. $15-$20. The Citadel Room at the Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. macbethinthedark.com.
Opening live on Halloween at the haunted Driskill Hotel, Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth is probably not like any theater performance you've experienced before, as an immersive horror show played out entirely in total darkness. The removal of your sight will help keep front of mind why Shakespeare is still performed 400 years after his death: because of the language. "Macbeth" is particularly suited for the pitch-black production, combining our innate fear of the dark with the supernatural and psychological horror of Shakespeare's writing.
2. "Zombieland" Beer Dinner at the Alamo Drafthouse
7:45 p.m. Oct. 31. $48.71. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. drafthouse.com.
The Alamo Drafthouse is giving the defining zombie road-trip buddy comedy of its time the three-course feast it deserves, with help from local brewpub Pinthouse Pizza. Enjoy "Zombieland" with dishes and beer pairings that include a beet salad with the Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout. Other featured Pinthouse brews include its most popular, the Electric Jellyfish IPA. "Zombieland" is about a group of surviving humans fighting off the very hungry undead, after a virus turns most people into zombies.
3. Tequila de los Muertos at El Alma
7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 31. $75. 1025 Barton Springs Rd. eventbrite.com/e/tequila-de-los-muertos-tickets-51533612422?.
Spooky good food and drink awaits at El Alma. The restaurant has teamed up with Playa Real Tequila for an intimate dinner — with only 20 seats available — on Halloween. The dinner features a four-course prix fixe menu with Playa Real Tequila-infused dishes and cocktail pairings created by Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas. Playa Real Tequila is a relatively new brand of fruit-flavored spirits, founded by Austin entrepreneur Matt Davis.
4. Halloween with Edgar Allan Poe
8 p.m. Oct. 31. $25. Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones Drive. eventbrite.com/e/halloween-with-edgar-allan-poe-tickets-50695815549.
Tickets to this spooky reading and performance have sold out in the past few years. The evening features macabre and mysterious poems and stories by Edgar Allan Poe. The romance, the passion and the fears of one of America's most distinguished writers are brought to life by actor Lucien Douglas in this dramatic presentation that includes performances of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven." Come in your Halloween costume. Seating is communal. Come early for dinner; making a reservation is recommended.