1. It is the opening weekend at Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm this Saturday. To kick off the pumpkin season, the venue will offer unlimited hayrides, corn maze entrances, a petting zoo experience, hay hill slides, photo opportunities and see-saws. Patrons will be offered a vast variety of pumpkins sales and over 10-acres of shaded fun for $10 a person. Ages four and under are free. Food and drinks are available at the farm, which is located at 1530 Indian Creek Dr. in Midlothian. The farm is open from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. For more information, visit, https://www.shadowcreekpumpkinfarm.com/. — Ashley Ford
2. The Canaan Bryce Band released their debut album, “HWY 287,” earlier this week, and this Saturday they’re hosting an album release party at the Rockett Café & Club in Waxahachie. Feel free to join them and jam out with great music, great drinks and great people as they perform live and sell copies of their album afterward. A New Braunfels band, The Lawless, opens at 8 p.m. — David Dunn
3. Austin Leach will perform at the White Rhino in Waxahachie on Saturday. His performance is set to take place from 7-9 p.m. Some of Leach's songs include "Mama," "Wished it was You," and "Looking." The White Rhino Coffee House is located at 414 W. Main Street in Waxahachie. — Andrew Branca
4. SAGU Theatre presents Jean Lenox Toddie’s “White Room of my Remembering” this weekend, Oct. 5-7. The play centers around two women, Margaret and Jessie, who visit Jessie’s childhood home to sell it after her parents’ death. While Margaret looks for a real estate agent, Jessie has conversations with her younger self, her late parents, and a former beau.
The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while Sunday's show is at 3 p.m. All showings are held in the Hagee Center Black Box on the SAGU campus. For more information, visit www.sagu.edu/events/2018-10-05-sagu-theatre-presents-white-room-of-my-remembering-by-jean-lenox-toddie.
5. In theaters this weekend is the action film “Venom” rated PG-13 an original story of the titular Marvel supervillain about a man who acquires the powers of an alien symbiote, then will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life; “A Star Is Born” rated R and a remake of the classic film, this time directed by and starring Bradley Cooper as a musician who helps a young singer and actress (Lady Gaga) find fame, even as age and alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral; and “The Hate U Give” rated PG-13 and based on the bestselling YA novel about a teenage girl who, after witnessing the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer, must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.