1 CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM: The High Falls Film Festival — a five-day celebration of independent films created by women — gets under way Thursday, Nov. 2 and runs through Monday, Nov. 6, with films screened at the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester. The Susan B. Anthony "Failure is Impossible" Award will be presented Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Little to Nancy Schreiber, one of the few female cinematographers in the industry; guests will view selections from the films she has shot and hear her speak about her experiences. Filmckets are available online until midnight the night before each screening at HighFallsFilmFestival.com, or one hour before showtime at the Little box office. Details and a full schedule: HighFallsFilmFestival.com
2 A "SUPER" SUNDAY: For the ninth year, Pulp Nouveau Comix presents the Canandaigua Comic Con — Can Con 9 — Sunday, Nov. 5, at The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua. In addition to a room full of comics and related-merchandise dealers, the con — which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosts special guests Nigel Carrington (graphic artist and founder of the Starr Skills Comics publishing house), Dave Chisholm (musician and independent comics creator), Jackie E. Davis (creator of online weekly diary comic Underpants and Overbites), Karl Slominski (independent comics creator), and Ken Wheaton (independent creator), plus a few surprises.
3 MAKING STRIKES FOR APF: Ability Partners Foundation will hold its ninth annual Bowling to Raise Bucks fundraising tournament Friday, Nov. 3 at Roseland Bowl, 4357 Recreation Drive, Hopewell. The event will feature bowling, music, food, candy and prizes. Proceeds will benefit APF and its programs and services offered through CP Rochester, Happiness House and Rochester Rehabilitation. Registration is open for the 8:30 p.m. shift. Each bowler must raise at least $40 in pledges, which covers two games, shoe rental, pizza and soda. Registration starts at 7:45 p.m. Details: 585-412-9010, firstname.lastname@example.org or bit.ly/2lg24b7.
4 A SPOOKY STROLL: Take a half-mile walk on the wild — though still family-friendly — side Saturday, Nov. 4, when Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park (151 Charlotte St., Canandaigua) hosts its Haunted Stroll. Postponed to this week due to weather, the stroll through the stately Sonnenberg Grounds features sights and sounds to startle and spook visitors — plus refreshments available for purchase. The stroll runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; enter the main gate at the intersection of Howell and Charlotte streets. Admission: $7 (free for children 5 and younger). Details: 585-394-4922.
5 PUFF'S PAPA: Joining with Noel Paul Stookey and the late Mary Travers as Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow was at ground zero of the 1960s folk explosion, writing or co-writing some of their best-known songs like "Light One Candle," "The Great Mandala" and, of course, "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Yarrow will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Hochstein School of Music and Dance's performance hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester, as part of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society's concert series. "In concert, he weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuated with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love," Golden Link states on its website. Tickets: $10-$35 ($1 children 12 and younger). Details: goldenlink.org. (For a separate $25, there's a special meet-and-greet reception with "choice" seating at the concert; these tickets are limited in quantity.)