Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some highlights from Madison Magazine's Weekend 608.

Friday, October 3:  

  • The countdown is over … Madison officially has a Nordstrom Rack! To celebrate, Nordstrom is throwing a grand opening party with raffle prizes, music, food and more. nordstromrsvp.com/2GAA2C3U
  • “Musical Theater” is the theme for the last of Broom Street Theater’s Delicious Festival. This month-long event gives writers and actors a chance to produce vibrant and fresh theater each week. In their final show, the group is utilizing six books to create six short musicals. October 3–4. bstonline.org
  • Rock out with alt-country classic Old Crow Medicine Show at the Overture Center. The string band was recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and will perform classics like “Wagon Wheel” as well as work from their new album Remedy. overturecenter.org/events/old-crow-medicine-show
  • Billed as Wisconsin’s largest beer dinner, the Mallards and the Wisconsin Brewing Company team up for Ducktoberfest, a four-course German meal served on the centerfield of the Duck Pond. The feast is accompanied by live polka music, games and, of course, plenty of beer. northwoodsleague.com/madison-mallards
  • The annual Harvest Moon Festival is a night of classic outdoor fun, with s’more-making over a roaring bonfire, stargazing and bluegrass music. After you’ve explored the torch-lit trails, hunker down with food from the SLIDE, SoHo and Cupcakes-A-Go-Go food carts. friendsofcapitalsprings.org

Saturday, October 4:

  • What do cheese, yogurt, sauerkraut and wine all have in common? Not only are they delicious, but they’re also made using fermentation. Celebrate these and other foods at the Wormfarm Institute’s Fermentation Festival, “a live culture convergence” showcasing a massive art tour and a week jam-packed with classes. ThroughOctober 13, fermentationfest.com
  • There’s something for Golden Delicious, MacIntosh, Granny Smith or Gala fans alike at AppleFest. This annual North/Eastside Senior Coalition fundraiser, held at the Warner Park Rec Center, is a family-friendly day filled with a kiddie carnival, upbeat music and performers. Bookworms will revel in the three-day used book sale. nescoinc.org
  • Tis the Oktoberfest season! Celebrate at Stalzy’s Oktoberfest with a mix of imported German beer and locally brewed suds,plus bits from Stalzy’s like kraut, soft pretzels and Bavarian sausages. Local music and corn dogs for the kids make it a family event. stalzysdeli.com
  • Support the Aldo Leopold Nature Center at the Pipers in the Prairie fundraiser. Food, drink, crafts, Irish Dancers and a Celtic music performance from West Wind await you! aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org
  • Singer of the classic “American Pie” Don McLean and famous folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins come together for a night of musical harmony. The two melodic forces will be performing at the Wisconsin Union Theater. uniontheater.wisc.edu
  •  Indulge in some Shakespeare with American Players Theatre’s final performance of the season of Romeo and Juliet, the world wind love story that took place over three days and resulted in six deaths. americanplayers.org

Sunday, October 5:

  • Art comes in all shapes and sizes at the Little Mifflin Gallery. This teeny tiny art space will be occupied by the video work of local artist Chele Issac. The exhibit offers a nineteenth century theater technique that helps viewers visualize “ghosts” on stage. A spooky way to get into the Halloween spirit! October 5–30. littlegalleries.org
  • The Java Jive brunch and coffee tasting is the perfect wind-down to a packed weekend. This jazzy event at the Brink Lounge features a silent auction and raffle, with proceeds benefiting the Rape Crisis Center. danecountyrcc.org

There's more of Weekend 608 at MadisonMagazine.com. For a complete list of local events for every day of the week, check out the Channel3000.com Events page.