Also in Weekend:

We gather the best events this weekend, including a wine tasting for neophytes and the rare opportunity to run, walk or bike the Intercounty Connector before it opens to car traffic.

Enjoy epic portions of deep-fried vegan soul food at the Everlasting Life Cafe.

It’s almost time for Halloween and, naturally, Halloween parties. Here are some festive celebrations that will appeal to your kids, your friends and even your dog.

David Malitz profiles Zola Jesus and looks at how 22-year-old singer, composer Nika Roza Danilova has stripped down her sound to reveal a striking vulnerability.

Also, see record reviews of rising R&B singer Ledisi, groove-based salsa act Bio Ritmo, Lo-fi indie popers Dum Dum Girls, Brazilian dance pop group CSS and post-wave trio Future Islands.

Get an inside look at “Barrymore,” a play at Howard Community College about the legendary actor John Barrymore.

And as always, get the latest movie reviews, including the 3-1/2 star review of “Margin Call,” a thriller set in the early stages of the financial crisis in 2008.