Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! Man, this fall is basically kicking me in the rump but I will charge on and whoo boy, I am excited for the weekend! If you’re looking for something to do, check out this roundup of 43 event ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration. Also, be sure to check out this roundup of nearly 40 Halloween happenings in Boston and beyond!

1. Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show offers a “musical moving storybook” that is equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie (Arlington)

2. Meet other parents of young children at this Fall Baby Brunch (Arlington)

3. Enjoy family art-making activities all day at MassArt’s Family Day (Boston)

4. Come dressed for Halloween and Celebrate! with Alex the Jester (Boston)

5. Da Vinci - The Genius opens at the Museum of Science (Boston)

6. The Boston International Fine Arts Show puts more than 3,000 original works of art on display (Boston)

7. The Canine Promenade invites dog owners to dress their pets in festive costumes and parade around the park (Boston)

8. Midnight Zoo partners with Puppet Showplace Theater to surround visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination (Boston)

9. A Cappella all day when 30 groups compete at the 20th Annual A Cappella Competition (Boston)

10. Find your way to the Frog Pond Halloween Pumpkin Festival (Boston)

11. Enjoy free admission, food sampling, kids’ activities, and educational presentations as the Boston Veg Food Fest brings together an array of vegetarian food providers and top chefs (Boston)

12. Juggler and magician Scott Jameson performs his live show “Magic” (Brookline)

13. Sing some of the silliest songs known to man and monster at this Spooky Sing-a-Long (Brookline)

14. It’s time for the 52nd Annual Head of the Charles River Regatta (Cambridge)

15. Sing-a-long, dance, jump, and play when Wayne Potash performs at Club Passim (Cambridge)

16. Check out a garden of endless carved pumpkins at Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow (Carver)

17. Trick-or-Treat at The Street in Chestnut Hill offers live music, a pooch costume contest, sweets, and kids’ activities (Chestnut Hill)

18. Check out the the debut of Art in the Square (Chestnut Hill)

19. It’s a Halloween Boo Bash with arts, crafts, candy treats, and Monster Mash music (Chestnut Hill)

20. Meet middle grade authors Ali Benjamin, Megan Frazer Blakemore, and Anna Staniszewski (Dedham)

21. Partake in live music, clown and juggling shows, a petting zoo, and lots of Halloween fun at this Fall Festival (Dedham)

22. Join Wayside’s 7th Annual 5K4Kids Run/Walk and Halloween Festival (Framingham)

23. Check out Ocean Spray’s 7th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration at Patriot Place (Foxborough)

24. Visit the Ghosts of Hammond Castle on this haunted tour (Gloucester)

25. Cheer on the cyclists at the Fruitlands Cyclocross Race (Harvard)

26. Rust Never Sleeps performs at Appleton Farms’ Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series -- families can also enjoy a pumpkin contest and farmyard trick-or-treat (Ipswich)

27. Join more than 4,000 people at sunset for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade (Jamaica Plain)

28. Go on a candlelit tour and listen to ghost stories at the Old Burying Ground and Buckman Tavern (Lexington)

29. Take a walk through the Halloween Hay Maze at Wilson Farm (Lexington)

30. Theater in the Open creates its annual Maudslay is Haunted outdoor event (Newburyport)

31. It’s time for the Smolak Farm Children’s Festival and narrated Alice in Wonderland Hayride (North Andover)

32. The Children’s Museum in Easton hosts a sensory-friendly Family Autism Event (North Easton)

33. Have a Halloween Romp with chilling crafts, ghoulish games, and spine-tingling science experiments (North Easton)

34. Enjoy a walk along the Winslow Nature Trail’s Halloween Octoberfest Kids’ Trail (Norton)

35. Watch a spooky movie under the stars (Salem)

36. Take a twirl on a midway ride or play games at the Derby Street Carnival (Salem)

37. Join the Witches of Salem Family Scavenger Hunt (Salem)

38. Get a Halloween head start at Trick or Treat on the Wharf (Salem)

39. It’s Halloween Brick-or-Treat every weekend this month at LEGOLAND™ (Somerville)

40. Trick-or-treat among the animals, make creepy crafts, and play ghoulish games during this year’s Boo at the Zoo (Stoneham)

41. Get spooked with The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Old SturbridgeVillage (Sturbridge)

42. Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

43. Enjoy more than a thousand lit jack-o-lanterns and activities like spooky science, trick-or-treating and free planetarium shows at The Great Pumpkin Fest (Worcester)