Five of the top haunted house Halloween attractions in the United States, in no particular order, as rated by party-goods company Shindigz.com.
v Bates Motel, Glen Mills, Pa.: From levitating spirits to pictures that follow your every move, the technical aspects of this haunted house are what make it stand out from the rest.
v The Dent Haunted Schoolhouse, Cincinnati: While some Halloween haunted houses are built specifically for the occasion, the Dent Haunted Schoolhouse is actually a classified haunted building that once housed a murderous janitor named Charlie. Some believe he still roams the halls.
v Bennet’s Curse, Baltimore: Bennet’s Curse is home to the House of Vampyres, Sanctuary of Insanity and Zombie Kingdom in 3D.
v Netherworld Haunted House, Atlanta: Because it was created by film and television professionals, it is filled with high-quality special effects and actors.
v The Asylum, Las Vegas: The Asylum transports visitors into an altered reality where they are literally a part of the scene.
“Steel magnolias” (9 p.m., lifetime): Queen Latifah heads an impressive all-black cast in a lovingly faithful remake of “Steel Magnolias.” Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard also appear. Our advice: Bring your tissues.
“curiosity” (9 p.m., discovery): The Season 2 opener of “Curiosity” is a complete wreck. Seriously. Experts use a remote control system to crash a full-sized passenger jet in the desert to learn more about chances of surviving a real air disaster.
“Upstairs, downstairs” (9 p.m., pbs): “Downton Abbey” doesn’t return until January, but you can appease your appetite for British period drama with Season 2 of “Upstairs, Downstairs.” The action resumes in the year before World War II.
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Glen Campbell in return concert
Glen Campbell will return to Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 for an encore concert in his farewell tour. Campbell last played Kent Stage in January. For tickets, go to kentstage.org or call 888-718-4253.
Campus theater to present ‘Earnest’
Kent Trumbull Theatre will present Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” Oct. 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors; $6 for children under 12. Call 330 675-8833.
Music at noon at Butler museum
Youngstown State University Dana School of Music will present free Music at Noon performances at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Butler Institute of American Art.
Here is the schedule:
Wednesday, new music; Oct. 17, percussion ensemble; Oct. 24, tuba/ euphonium recital; and Oct. 31, new music.
For information, call Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636 or go to web.ysu.edu/fpa.