1. 1. An In-Person Conversation with Kathy Najimy plus “Hocus Pocus”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $24-$44. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org
The 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus” has helped countless kids and adults alike get into the Halloween spirit. See it in a whole new way with this event that will bring at least one of the Sanderson sisters back to life. Actress Kathy Najimy takes the stage for a live discussion and Q&A before a screening of the movie. She’ll be telling behind-the-scenes stories, among other topics, as one of the witches in an evil coven who are accidentally freed.
2. J.D. Souther at One World Theatre
8 p.m. Oct. 29. $30-$103. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org
Born in Detroit but raised in Amarillo, Souther is most commonly associated with the Southern California folk-rock scene, circa 1970, that produced the likes of Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles, both of whom recorded songs Souther wrote. He’s released four new records since 2008, a welcome return of a singer-songwriter with a golden tenor voice and a gift for gracefully melodic songcraft. — Peter Blackstock
3. “Rennie Harris Funkedified”
7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $10-$40. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org
Hip-hop dance pioneer Rennie Harris presents new work, “Rennie Harris Funkedified,” for one night only. Praised by the New Yorker as “the most brilliant hip-hop choreographer in America,” Harris’ latest work is a multimedia collaboration that celebrates funk music and street dance of the 1970s, set against the landscape of a video montage of African American communities of the era. Harris is teaching at UT.
4. Cider Dinner with Austin Eastciders at Kemuri Tatsu-ya
7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29. $80. 2713 E. Second St. facebook.com/events/511162509431684
Kemuri and Austin Eastciders have partnered up for a seven-course dinner featuring expert cider pairings by Eastciders’ Collaboratory manager Marc Brenton Smith. The pairings showcase some of the cider flavors that are available exclusively at the tasting room in East Austin, fresh off the tap. The menu will be jam-packed with smoked pairings like Kemuri's classic smoked fish collar, plus Chef's Choice menu items. All guests will leave with a commemorative glass.