1. Dawn Maracle and Rachel Tishara Stacy will take the In The Music Room stage on Saturday for a singer-song swap for the first time ever. The owner of the music room, Randy Tredway, said, "these two girls knocking your socks off with their great songs and guitar playing. It's liable to be a rockin' night in the music room." To reserve a seat for the intimate Waxahachie studio concert, log onto www.inthemusicroom.com or call 972-938-9990. — Ashley Ford
2. Shrek and Donkey are back, and this time they’re bringing their friends to Waxahachie! Join Shrek and the rest of his fairy tale friends at Waxahachie Community Theatre’s “Shrek: The Musical.” Starring Marcus Hooper, Erika Ripley, Dani Chambers and Kevin Roberts, this live-action retelling of a classic fantasy adventure is so exciting, you will never get “ogre” it. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Getzendaner Park. Call 972-646-1050 for more information. — David Dunn
3. The Crocker Brothers will be performing at the White Rhino Coffee House on Saturday and will perform from 10 a.m. - Noon. The Crocker Brothers are a country duo from Dallas. In 2016 the Crocker Brothers released their first two singles "Airstream" and "This Isn't Us" and will be featured in their upcoming record. The White Rhino Coffee House is located at 414 W. Main Street in Waxahachie. For more information about the Crocker Brothers go to their website at www.thecrockerbros.com. — Andrew Branca
4. The new movies in theaters are: “Johnny English Strikes Again” for comedy fans this PG-13 sequel has Rowan Atkinson return in the titular role as a bumbling spy forced out of retirement to hunt down a cyber-hacker; “Indivisible” a PG-rated war drama based on a true story about Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather as they battle to save their marriage; and “Hunter Killer” rated R starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman, about an American submarine captain who teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
5. Halloween is on Wednesday, making this weekend the prime time to get to a haunted house. Speaking of Halloween, it’s not too late to carve a pumpkin. Hit the market Friday or Saturday for the perfect pumpkin and let your children carve their scariest jack-o’-lantern. If you need pattern suggestions, head to the Internet, where you’ll find a host of ideas.