Zombie Crawl, Cemetery Tours, ‘Red Masquerade’ Are Creeping up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Saturday before Halloween will bring a crypt full of delights to revelers, including a festival, cemetery tours, a pub crawl and some unique theatrical experiences.

The annual Zombie Crawl lurches back to life on Oct. 26, with festivities from noon to 8 p.m. at B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., and the pub crawl starting immediately afterward.

The event will include vendors, entertainment and the introduction of Penguin City Brewing Co.’s John Young Apple Ale, which will be available to purchase.

The Zombie Crawl itself will begin at 8 p.m. Registration is $10 and includes unlimited rides on a trolley that will loop to all participating bars until midnight, as well as specials at each stop. The first 100 people to complete the pub crawl will receive a special T-shirt designed by Youngstown Clothing Co.

Participating bars are the B&O Station, Boxcar Lounge, Youngstown Maennerchor, Draught House, Imbibe, Ryes, O’Donold’s, The Federal, V2, Whistle and Keg, Avalon, Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, the Kitchen Post and the Royal Oaks. More bars could be added to the list.

The “Thriller” Dance, in which dancers costumed as zombies recreate the dance from the Michael Jackson video, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the B&O Station grounds.

“Thriller” dance workshops will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 at the Boxcar Lounge, 534 Mahoning Ave., for those who want to learn the dance. For information, go to thrilltheworldyoungstown.com.

The Zombie Crawl isn’t the only thing going on that day.

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will lead tours of Oak Hill Cemetery from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. The cemetery entrance is just a few blocks away from the B&O grounds.

Many noteworthy persons in the city’s history are buried at the cemetery.

Tours are scheduled every 20 minutes, beginning at noon. Tickets are $7 ($5 for senior citizens and children under 13) and available in advance at mahoninghistory.org or by calling 330 743 2589.

Each tour will begin with a brief orientation, followed by a stroll through the cemetery during which a guide will share stories.

In the evening, Rust Belt Theater Company, 755 Mahoning Ave., will present “Living Dead: The Musical,” its original and comic horror movie spoof, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students); call 330 507 2358.

“The Red Masquerade” will begin at 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the B&O Station.

Presented by Rust Belt Theater Company, “The Red Masquerade’’ is an immersive and interactive theater experience derived from the world of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.”

The chilling masquerade ball puts guests in the middle of the action. Tickets are $10 at the door. There will be a cash bar. Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Guests who complete all of the tasks by midnight have a chance to win prizes, including gift certificates and theater tickets.

“The Red Masquerade” is sponsored by Opera Western, as a part of the ‘Murder, Mayhem & Macbeth’ fest; a month-long celebration of all things “Macbeth.” The opera company will perform Verdi’s “Macbeth” on Nov. 15 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

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