Boston-area to do list

“Chicago” National Tour


You gotta have Hart

After you finish the kids’ Halloween candy, head to the theater for some eye candy and eye-catching dancing and singing in “Chicago.” Christie Brinkley (above) stars as murderess Roxie Hart, and John O’Hurley plays lawyer Billy Flynn in the Tony-winning musical set in the 1920s. Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 4). $48.75-$128.75. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston. 866-348-9738.


Mulvey mixer

The Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey changes musical partners every night for six nights at the Lamplighter Sessions. Halloween treats include Mulvey, Tim Gearan, and Paul Cebar. Some of the music happens in the round, all of it happens at Club Passim. 7 p.m. through Nov. 5. $20. All ages. Club Passim,
47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 617-492-7679.

Seeds of dysfunction

Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer-winning “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” is presented by the Boston Center for American Performance. 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 18). $20, $15 students, seniors. Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-933-8600.

Viles about vampires


There’s a lot to soak up from University of Florida professor Dragan Kujundzic at “Bram Stoker’s Dracula: The Rich Vein of Vampirism in Literature and Cinema.” The lecture is part of the Dracula Centenary Celebration, which also features simultaneous screenings of “Dracula,” “Nosferatu,” and “Shadow of the Vampire.” 6 p.m. (7:30 p.m. screenings). Free. (Costumes encouraged; RSVP to Northeastern University, 120 Forsyth St., Boston (“Shadow of the Vampire” screens at 376 Huntington Ave.). 617-373-4960.

Brain drain

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Put on whatever outfit is appropriate for a staged reading of the cult film “Night of the Living Dead.” Maybe a black cape, blood-red leggings, and a matching pedicure? Happy Medium Theatre presents this scary tale about zombies who eat human flesh.
8 p.m. $3-$5 suggested donation. Sloan Community Center (upstairs from the Factory Theatre), 791 Tremont St., Boston. www.happy


Jazz trio

Boston’s jazz scene is a scene thanks in part to the triumvirate of radio hosts Steve Schwartz and Eric Jackson and promoter Fred Taylor. At “Harvard Honors Jazz Heroes,” the school pays tribute on Thursday at the panel discussion “The Hub of Swing: A Look at Boston’s Jazz Scene With Steve Schwartz, Eric Jackson and Fred Taylor,” and Friday at the “Live From Lowell Hall: Harvard Honors Jazz Heroes” concert. Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. (Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.). Free (Nov. 2 $10, $5 students and seniors). Harvard’s Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge (Nov. 2 at Lowell Hall, 11 Kirkland St., Cambridge). 617-496-2222.

Curb and comfort

Actor and producer Jeff Garlin (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is in town to deliver his stand-up routine Jeff Garlin: “Built for Comfort.” Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. $27-$39. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000.

Correction: The “Live From Lowell Hall: Harvard Honors Jazz Heroes” concert is Friday, Nov. 2 (not Nov. 1).