Shop ’til you drop : This is no ordinary trip to the mall.
Find the latest in fashion and home decoration at a Shopping SPREE!, the Junior League of Raleigh’s annual four-day shopping showcase. The proceeds from the juried event support the Junior League’s Center for Community Leadership and community projects. $10/$12 at the door, varied hours, Thursday-Sunday, Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, jlraleigh.org/?nd=shopping_spree.
Pecan pickin’: Add pecans to your apple and pumpkin fall repertoire.
Historic Oak View County Park kicks off its monthlong harvest. Head out into the groves and harvest a small bag of your own. Think of the pies! Free, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.
Strike a pose: Explore the world of portraits at the N.C. Museum of Arts Family Day.
Pop into a photo booth with props and costumes, visit the self-portrait art station and check out the youth self-portraits in the Making Faces exhibit. The afternoon also features two dance performances by the Cary Ballet Company at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, East Building, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, ncartmuseum.org.
Remember, remember!: Bands and fire will be on Fayetteville Street.
Help the Oxford honor its roots with a visit to its annual Guy Fawkes Day party. While there won’t be underground explosives, you can count on live music, food trucks, circus performers, and, of course, a fire-shooting statue. 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 319 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, guyfawkesraleigh.com.
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song: A night of Halloween music at Ruggero Piano.
Looking for a low-key Halloween? No need to sit at home. Instead, revel in the dark, spooky and creepy tones of classical music. Don’t forget to dress up! Best costume takes home a prize. Free, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Bosendorfer Hall, 4720 Hargrove Road, Raleigh.