Sep 10, 2014

Lyle Lovett

Nothing says “Texas” quite like a night at Bass Hall with Lyle Lovett. With his charming anecdotes to his genre-defying ballads, Lovett reigns supreme. 4th and Calhoun, 817.212.4280, www.basshall.com

Sep 04-18, 2014

Uptown Jazz Dallas

Live on the Lawn at Klyde Warren Park returns every Thursday night in September with vibrant bands. Grab a blanket and pack a picnic for a night under the stars. 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, www.uptownjazzdallas.com

Sep 26, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

With legions of fans and countless hits, both Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood have been tearing up the charts and bringing down the house for decades. They return to the American Airlines Center in support of Petty’s new album, “Hypnotic Eye,” for one night of rocksoaked rebelliousness. 2500 Victory Ave., 214.222.3687, www.americanairlinescenter.com

Aug 23, 2014

College Football Hall of Fame

Kicking off college football season is the grand opening of the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Only five years after the National Football Foundation announced the move of the location from South Bend, the Hall is set to open Aug. 23, just a few days before the first games of the season. This museum honors distinguished college football players, contains memorable artifacts, interactive displays, and encompasses event spaces and meeting amenities. Tickets will be available Aug. 1 and range from $16.99-$19.99.

Sep 06, 2014 - Jun 27, 2015

The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston

Indulge in as many of the 100 different chocolate-laden desserts as you can at this favorite Saturday afternoon ritual. Get ready to savor the chocolate-cherry-pistachio gateau and the chocolate cylinder stuffed with smoked chocolate praline cream. 11 am-1:30 pm. 250 Franklin St., 617.451.1900, www.boston.langhamhotels.com

Sep 12, 2014

Jason Segel

Actor, writer and musician Jason Segel reads from his new preteen novel "Nightmares!," co-written by New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller. It's the first book of a trilogy about an imaginative boy named Charlie. Tickets: $20 (book included). 7 pm. First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, www.harvard.com

Sep 05 - Oct 11, 2014

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Lyric Stage Company, Boston’s oldest professional theater company, produces contemporary productions written by both acclaimed and emerging playwrights. Artistic director Spiro Veloudos directs Stephen Sondheim’s thrilling musical masterpiece. Shows: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F at 8 pm, Sa at 3 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm. Tickets start at $25. 140 Clarendon St., 617.585.5678, www.lyricstage.com

Sep 04-14, 2014

The Forgetting Curve

Local theater company Bridge Repertory Theater opens its sophomore with this world premiere about a neuroscientist who has spent her career studying the case of a young man who had undergone experimental brain surgery to cure his epilepsy and instead lost the ability form new memories. As she's about to receive an award for her work, she struggles with what she's sacrificed. Show times: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F-Sa at 8 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tickets: $22.50-45.

Sep 07, 2014

Cambridge Carnival International

Rooted in African tradition, this colorful festival celebrates the diverse heritage of the Caribbean islands and their people through dancing and parades, costumes and masks, food, crafts and wire-bending. Festivities take place in Kendall Square; parade route begins at Blackstone and River streets and ends at Kendall Square near MIT. Noon-7 pm. Takes place rain or shine. www.cambridgecarnival.org

Sep 27, 2014

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

This local jazz festival spreads out across the South End with three stages featuring contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul. The roster of acts includes Kneebody, Yoron Israel, Snarky Puppy and Miguel Zenon. Noon-6 pm. Free. Columbus Avenue, between Burke Street and Massachusetts Avenue, www.beantownjazz.org

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