1. Trade campus for a pumpkin patch at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm. Cut pumpkins straight off the vines, attempt a two-acre corn maze, see the animals or take a spin on the hayride. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm. Until Oct. 31. Free.
2. Unleash your inner art critic and visit the Dallas Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “International Pop.” Including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha and many others, the exhibit “chronicles the global emergence of Pop.” DMA. Through Jan. 17. $16 (but free with points easily earned through the DMA Friends program).
3. “Creep,” the thriller musical by Dallas’ Donald Fowler, makes its world premiere with the WaterTower Theatre. Focusing on lovely topics like Jack the Ripper and dehumanization. Addison Theatre Center. Runs until Oct. 25. $27.
4. Take a break from studying Western civilization to enjoy Eastern culture at Otsukimi. Celebrating the full autumn moon, the event features calligraphy, haiku poetry, an outdoor picnic, and Japanese music and dance. Klyde Warren Park. Oct. 27. Free.
5. Ben Rector writes “pop music with a purpose,” and is coming to Dallas with Judah & the Lion. South Side Ballroom. Oct. 23. $22.
6. Walk the same steps as Elvis (and many other performers) at Deep Ellum’s Adair’s Saloon, with some of the best burgers in Texas and free live music every night. Adair’s Saloon. Daily. Free. 21+.