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.
Autumn arts : Welcome November with a trip to the Rolesville Fall FunFest.
Browse handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and pottery at the Rolesville Community Center. If you’re feeling very brave, you can even start your holiday shopping. One item sure to please everyone on the spot? The free hotdogs with all the fixings. Free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 514 Southtown Circle, Rolesville.
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.