1. Truly gifted singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen are teaming up for a rare acoustic performance.
The Grammy Award-winning Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 15 albums.
Keen has released nearly two dozen records. BMI presented him with their first ever Troubadour Award for excellence in songwriting.
These hard-boiled Texans will get toes tapping at The Grand, 818 N. Market St., in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Saturday. COST $56 to $59. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or call 800-37-GRAND.
2. When a cute pig realizes he’s destined to be served on a silver platter, an unlikely creature tries to prevent this fate in the classic tale “Charlotte’s Web.”
Of all the barnyard creatures, Wilbur the pig’s staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises a clever plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse. Although Charlotte’s efforts, through words written in her delicate web, seem farfetched, there’s a chance it just might work.
Second Street Players’ young performers will adapt E.B. White’s famed children’s tale to stage for the entire weekend.
“Charlotte’s Web” opens at the Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., in Milford at 7 p.m., Friday. Additional shows are at 7 p.m., Saturday and 1 p.m., Sunday. COST Pay-what-you-can donation on Friday only; general admission is $5 for kids and $10 for adults. INFO secondstreetplayers.com or call 800-838-3006.
3. “Monster Mash Murders Dinner Theatre” is a new way for folks to get into the Halloween spirit, while munching on hearty food, not just candy.
Audiences will encounter monsters, princesses and modern superheroes as a villain named “X” is on the loose with plans of world domination in this interactive thriller.
Dinner will include pork with apple stuffing, sweet potatoes with walnut praline, vegetable medley, coleslaw and pumpkin cake.
You can join the “Monster Mash” at the Premier Centre for the Arts, 110 Union Street in Milton at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $48. INFO pcade.com or call 684-3038.