Thursday, Oct. 2: John Ford Coley and Terry Sylvester, lead singer of the Hollies, in concert at Kowloon. Yes, the giant Chinese restaurant in Saugus. $25. 781-233-0077 for tickets and the time the concert starts.
Saturday, Oct. 3: Harvest Fest, which will "bring together some of the finest artistic, culinary and musical talents from in and around the city of Somerville. Samples and demonstrations from local microbreweries will be presented throughout the day." Plus music/multimedia by, among others, Zebbler (better known as one of the Lite-Brite guys). 1-8 p.m., wristbands are $12. More info.
Sunday, Oct. 4: This must be snack-food month in Union Square in Somerville. The weekend after the annual What the Fluff festival comes Going Nutty, in which several local bakeries and restaurants show off their skills in making foods with, well, nuts. $5 donation goes to a high-school music scholarship fund. 2-4 p.m. More info.
Sunday, Oct. 4: Rozzie rats and political junkies will line Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale for the Roslindale Day parade, which kicks off at 1 p.m. at Adams Park in the Square, wends its way through Roslindale, takes a detour through West Roxbury by Holy Name and then ends up at Fallon Field. More info.