Return of the Bride of the Holiday of the Damned! 

The dead can dance, exercise and snack for the Halloween weekend.

See! Visual artwork, fire-wielding, video projections and Eric Miller's "Mark of the Damned," plus minstrelsy by The Rachel Nevadas, The Gaskets and The Rising Sons, at Gallery5's "Fire and Brimstone: A Night at the Gallery of Horrors," Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. $5 (or $7 without a costume). 644-0005.

Obey! The dress code and wear a costume for Plant Zero's Kook and Spook, where the dancing in disguise benefits hurricane relief efforts, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. $6. 726-4442.

Redirect your attention! From the hideous bassist in drag to the lurid temptations of the lady dancers at Nanci Raygun's Neighborhood Friendly Halloween Show, with costumed covers of The Ramones, Screeching Weasel and White Zombie, plus the wonderful, terrible dancing ladies. Two shows Oct. 29, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. 353-4263.

Digest patiently! The surreal mini-musicals of Special Ed and the Shortbus' Halloween Spectacular, with blood, brainwashing … and snack cakes. Cary Street Café, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. $12. 353-7445.

Scream bookishly! At the Edgar Allan Poe Museum's Poe Film Festival, featuring classic flicks "Tales of Terror" and "The Black Cat," Oct. 28-29 at the Byrd Theatre. $5-$8. 648-5523.

Remember allergy medicine! For the Creepy Hollow Hayride, a tractor-drawn descent into the haunted woods of Dr. Ulysses S. Farrington in Glen Allen, Oct. 26-31 starting at 7 p.m. $13. 752-6992.

Wear comfortable footwear! In Scream Forest, a walking tour of terror and evil-packed cabins in the woods off Staples Mill Road, Oct. 26-31, starting at 7 p.m. $13. 752-6992.

Witness pies! At the Community Halloween Carnival, a wholesome festival of evil games, crafts and baked goods, Oct. 29 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, noon-5 p.m. $1 -- Brandon Reynolds


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