Thursday, Oct. 16-30: The spooky tales of Washington Irving are the basis for “The Ghosts of Sleepy Hollow.” The play is recommended for ages 11 and up, at the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.740.0051,, $12-$40

Friday, Oct. 16: Friday night football gets even more exciting for Wildcat fans. The homecoming game against rivals Highland Park is at Wildcat Stadium kicks off at 7 p.m. Reserved seats are sold out, but general admission tickets are $6 at the gate. You also can buy them Friday at the Lake Highlands High School foyer from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17: The biggest band ever to come out of Dallas (literally) turns 15 this month. White Rock area native Tim DeLaughter’s group that employs about 25 musicians at a time, even taking the whole crew on tour occasionally, at first seemed like a crazy idea. But the Polyphonic Spree made it. The band celebrates its milestone anniversary with an 8 p.m. performance at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, 214.824.9933,, $22

Saturday, Oct. 17: St. Patrick Harvest Festival is an annual tradition at Lake Highlands’ St. Patrick Catholic Church and school, located at 9643 Ferndale. Bring the family from noon to 5 p.m. for face painting, bounce houses, inflatable slides, rock climbing, a zip line, an array of food and drink vendors and more. Purchase a play-all-day wristband at the door or in advance from a St. Pat’s student. Proceeds benefit St. Patrick school.