It’s World Octopus Day, celebrating one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet. Their fossils date back over 300 million years, which means they predate dinosaurs. They are also very intelligent. The UW-Parkside Noon Concert Series continues its fall semester program today with a performance of Mermaids Mariachis, Chicago’s first all-female mariachi band. Noon concerts are held at Bedford Concert Hall on the west side of campus, 900 Wood Road. Tickets are free but MUST be reserved in advance, online at www.uwp.edu.
Unleash your inner artist today at the Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Artists Kelly Witte and Amy Klein will help attendees create abstract artwork in “Unconventional materials: abstract painting”. They will use everything except a brush! 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you must register for the course. Register on www.mykpl.info/events or call 262-564-6142.
Department of Theater of the College of Carthage welcomes members of the public to the Wartburg Theater with drama for four “Treason.” The last two performances will take place from October 8 to 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 14 for adults, $ 10 for seniors (55 and over) and $ 8 for students. Please note: masks are mandatory. www.carthage.edu/billets
The color of fall is starting to show up, making it a great time to take a cruise. The Cruise line on Lake Geneva offers a variety of cruises. For more information, log on to www.cruiselakegeneva.com.