Boston-area to do list

Ernest Gregory


Jazz masters

Between the two of them, keyboardist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton have more than 20 Grammys. The former apprenticed with Miles Davis; the latter made his recording debut with Chet Atkins. These jazz giants plus the resident ensemble in the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program perform at Chick Corea and Gary Burton: Hot House Tour With the Harlem String Quartet. Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. $30 and up. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 617-482-6661.


Count on it There’s nothing like a Newport mansion to get you in a Halloween mood, especially when the mansion hosts a production of “Dracula.” Island Moving Co. dances in the stone galleries, salons, and ballrooms of Newport’s largest privately owned mansion.
4 and 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 21 at 2 and 6 p.m.). $90, $100. Seaview, 207 Ruggles Ave., Newport, R.I. 401-847-4470.

Rebels with a cause New Orleans jazz meets R&B, funk, and hip-hop for the group the Village Voice has called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong.” The Soul Rebels got its name from Cyril Neville when the group opened for the Neville Brothers. 8 p.m. doors. $18. 18+. Middle East Downstairs, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.


Family affair For his album “Older Than My Old Man Now,” Loudon Wainwright III recorded songs with his kids Martha, Rufus, and Lucy. The Grammy-winning folk singer, songwriter, humorist, and actor has said: “I’ve been playing the family card for a long time. I’ve written about my kids, my parents, grandparents, and sister. . . . It certainly made sense to get the family members on the record. They all happen to be good singers, so that helps.” 8 p.m. $35. Bull Run Restaurant,
215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. www.bullrun

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Orbs on parade Carved jack-o’-lanterns are invited to float down Davenport Creek to the Neponset River at the Pumpkin Float. (Bring a pumpkin larger than 8 inches, and you risk a sinking orb. ) Costumes are also invited — for you, not the pumpkins. Floats and candles provided. 5:30 p.m. (rain date Oct. 21). Free. Pope John Paul II Park, Hallet Street entrance, Dorchester. 617-333-7404.


Why the Lon face? For the 1925 silent horror film “The Phantom of the Opera,” Lon Chaney applied his own makeup. The actor painted his eye sockets black, pulled up the tip of his nose and pinned it in place with wire, and made his nostrils look larger with black paint. The screening will be accompanied by live music improvised and performed by Jeff Rapsis. Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. $15. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville.

Young, old, and older For “Reflected Glory,” the young Discovery Ensemble musicians play pieces by composers who honor those who composed before them. For example, Mozart’s Symphony No. 28 gives a nod to Haydn, and Piazzolla evoked Vivaldi for “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.” The chamber orchestra is conducted by Courtney Lewis. Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
(2 p.m. talk). $20-$40, $10 student and senior discount. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston.