ONE: Stonehedge Inn & Spa will be hosting a new monthly event, Friday Lunch Club. It kicks off this week at 12:45 p.m.! Enjoy a four-course meal paired perfectly with Tuscan wines by host Bobby Zohn, who has been a fine wine specialist at United Liquors for 35 years.
TWO: The Palace Theatre is putting on their version of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas starting this week through Nov. 12, but you can catch the first shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. This musical fictionalizes the account of Texas’s most famous bordello, the Chicken Ranch, which operated from 1905 until 1973.
THREE: See the legendary Art Garfunkel in concert at Cary Hall on Friday at 8 p.m. Best known as one-half of a chart-topping duo with Paul Simon, Garfunkel helped pen some of the most iconic songs of the ’60s — including “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
FOUR: The Salem, N.H. Tuscan Market location will celebrate the season with Toscana Fest on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a glass of apple cider, sample the market’s gelato and shop the wares of local vendors. Bring the kids for carnival games, pumpkin painting, a bounce house and more!
FIVE: The month isn’t over yet, so here comes another one: the Rotary Club of Concord’s take on Oktoberfest! Enjoy live music, mouth-watering local eats and great beer at Verrill Farm on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SIX: Join The MSPCA at Nevins Farm on Saturday as they hold the 11th annual Horses Helping Horses Fall Beach Ride to benefit the care of horses who have been surrendered to the organization, which has hit a record high this year. The registration fee includes a vegetarian pasta lunch from Borrelli’s Italian Deli and a special T-shirt.
SEVEN: Saturday night, dance the night away to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley at the Halloween Ball Fundraiser at 31 Green Street in Newburyport from 6 to 9 p.m. Get dressed up in your favorite costume, enjoy live music by Justified and sample a selection of local tastes.
EIGHT: Survivor is best known for their 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger,” which served as the theme song for “Rocky III.” After losing lead singer Jimi Jamison in 2014, the band has hired a fresh new face in the form of 22-year-old Nashville resident Cameron Barton to perform lead vocals. See the new lineup in action when they come to the Blue Ocean Music Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m.