1 VINE TIME: This weekend the Naples community celebrates all things grape and all things Naples with the annual Naples Grape Festival, a feast of arts and crafts, wine, food, live music and more — plus the fest's centerpiece, the grape pie contest. Presented by Naples Rotary, the festival is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, at the Memorial Town Hall and the Naples High School grounds on Main Street. It includes a wine tasting tent behind the Memorial Town Hall with 14 wineries and brew crafters represented ($15 admission to wine tent; bring ID); live music by Milkweed, The Crooked North, Upward Groove, King Chro and the Talismen, Ed Iseley, Dirty Blanket, Noble Vibes and Count Blastula; arts and crafts vendors of many genres; and food ranging from pizza to crepes, portobello sandwiches to fudge, and lots of grape products, including grape pies. And speaking of grape pies, contestants may enter their pies anonymously (drop off at Memorial Town Hall) to be judged on Saturday afternoon. Pie judging begins at noon. Details/schedule: naplesgrapefest.org
2 A TALE AS OLD AS TIME: Cobblestone Players this weekend will present "Beauty and the Beast," based on Disney's take on the classic story of Belle and the Beast, a young prince trapped under an enchantress' spell that transformed him into a bestial creature. If he can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he'll be transformed into his former self — but time is running out. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at Cobblestone Theater, 1622 state Route 332, Farmington. Admission: $15-$18. Details: 585-398-0220, email@example.com, cobblestoneartscenter.com.
3 'WELCOME HOME': American Legion Post 256, at 454 M. Main St., Canandaigua, will be the site of a "Welcome Home" event Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for active-duty military members, reservists, post-9/11 service members, veterans and families. Those attending may enjoy music, food and games while learning about community resources for military members. It's presented by the Canandaigua VA and the Canandaigua NY Squadrom 256 Sons of the American Legion. Admission: Free. Details: 585-393-7169, 585-474-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
4 FINAL DAYS OF FRINGE: Only a few days remain for the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, a panoply of performance art at more than 30 venues in downtown Rochester, including dance, music, theater, comedy and more. A sampling of highlights includes Loop Painting by Seth Faergolzia at 6 p.m. Thursday at Abilene, 153 Liberty Pole Way, in with Faergolzia will simultaneously create a large painting while improvising with acrobatic voice and loop pedal to create choral landscapes; "Stand-Up Through the Ages," a comedy showcase featuring performers in their 20s through 70s, at 8 p.m. Friday at School of the Arts: The DS Comedy Club, 45 Prince St., Rochester; and the Cirque du Fringe: Eclectic Attraction" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Spiegeltent, featuring foot jugglers, Chinese pole acrobats, original rock-classicial fusion music and mind-bending physical feats. Complete schedule and details: www.rochesterfringe.com
5 PEACE SELLS ... BUT WHO'S BUYING?: The thrash metal band Megadeth — formed in 1983 by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine with bassist David Ellefson — was a big part of the popularization of thrash metal in the late 80s and early 90s, along with Anthrax, Slayer and, of course, Metallica. Various issues — a disbanding, health and substance problems, legal action — behind them, Megadeth is up and running with Mustaine and Ellefson both in the band, and they play Thursday night, Sept. 21, at the Dome Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Unearth, a metalcore band formerly named Point 04, opens the show. Tickets: Range from $39.50 to $350 at ticketfly.com.