OPERA: Eastman Opera Theatre's staging of "The Rape of Lucretia," a still-relevant tale of power, greed, inequity, and corruption, will take place at Visual Studies Workshop (31 Prince St.) tonight, 7:30 p.m. The show continues through Sunday and costs $20 to attend. For more info, call 454-2100, or visit esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php.
MUSIC: So many Halloween parties, so little time! RIPROC's annual Monster Mash-Up Halloween Costume Party will be getting the scary holiday's festivities started tonight at 9 p.m. at Dubland Underground (315 Alexander St.). The party is 18+ (21+ to drink, of course) and will run you $5 for overs and $15 for unders, but hey, at least you get to party with your older friends. RIPROC's new lighting rig will be up and going, and BRO SAFARI, PapiChulo, and Mario Bee will all be there, so you know you won't want to miss this one.
RECREATION: Halloween is almost upon us! Get in your costume, grab some friends, and head out to one of the many haunted houses in the area, such as Nightmare Manor in Southtown Plaza (3333 W. Henrietta Rd.), which offers thrills and chills tonight 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $13-$24. For more information, visit nightmaremanor.com, and for more spooky events, check out our Halloween Guide on page 32 of this week's paper.
MUSIC: Sure, Halloween may be a week away, but I'm sure you have your costume ready and raring to go, right? Well, lucky for you the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St., rochestermainstreetarmory.com) is throwing a hippity-to-the-hoppity Halloween party with Fright Jam, featuring the likes of Cash Out, Driicky Graham, and 38 Spesh. Party starts at 8 p.m., tickets run $20-$25.
THEATER: Through November 3, Geva Theatre Center (75 Woodbury Blvd.) will host a Festival of New Theatre, kicking off tonight with "The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence." The show goes on at 7 p.m. and explores the intersection of technology and romance. Tickets are free, but space is limited, so register for your spot: 232-4382, gevatheatre.org.
MUSIC: The acoustic classic rock duo of Frankie & Jewels will be starting off your week of Halloween celebrations with a kick-off Halloween Bash tonight at the Avenue Pub (522 Monroe Ave.). Best bring your A-game costume, as there will be prizes for the best one. The spooky times start at 7 p.m.
LECTURE: Hear Kenneth Tigar, who is currently starring in Geva's production of "Freud's Last Session," talk about the show today, 10-11 a.m., at Tower Fine Arts Center SUNY Brockport (180 Holley St., Brockport), as part of the Stage Whispers: Conversations with Theater Professionals programming. The event is free to attend. For more information, call 395-2787 or visit brockport.edu/finearts.
MUSIC: Ready to go down into the rabbit hole and have an adventure? How about heading down to the Rabbit Room at the Lower Mill (61 N. Main St., Honeoye Falls, thelowermill.com) to check out Adventure Day, a folk-meets-rock-meets-pop group. Grab some dinner while you're there, and just be prepared for it to be a true adventure. Music runs 7-9 p.m. No cover, but if you want food call ahead for reservations.
LECTURE: Bear witness to a particularly insidious way that the government tried to snuff out Aboriginal American culture in tonight's lecture, "Lost Identity: The Painful Legacy of the Native American Boarding Schools." The talk will explore how government-run residential boarding schools were used to "Americanize" Native children. The event takes place 7-9 p.m. in Nazareth College's Shults Center (4245 East Ave.), and costs $5-$15 to attend. For more info, call 742-1690 or visit ganondagan.org/programs/LectureSeries.html.
MUSIC: Locked in a creative cage and looking for your musical key? Eastman student-run group RESTisNoisewill be celebrating the birthday of composer John Cage with a birthday celebration concert made up entirely of his works. The concert is free and starts at 8 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (111 N. Chestnut St.). And there's cake. Sold.