1. CAPA presents Tango Fire (Oct. 18, 7 p.m.)
Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St.
Twelve dancers and four musicians comprise the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, a group that traces the history of tango from its Brazilian roots to the modern day. http://www.capa.com
2. Opera Project Columbus presents Masquerade (Oct. 18-20)
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd.
The first production of Opera Project Columbus’ 2013-14 season is a collection of opera scenes about masks and mistaken identities. http://www.operaprojectcolumbus.org
3. Buddy Guy (Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.)
Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Guitarist and singer Buddy Guy, a huge name in the blues world, brings his legendary sound to the McCoy Center. http://www.mccoycenter.org
4. New Music Salon at Short North Stage (Oct. 23, 7 p.m.)
Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St.
This contemporary classical music series, sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, debuts with a performance by a sextet consisting of David Niwa, Olev Viro, Ken Matsuda, Belinda Reuning Burge, Luis Biava and Michael Carrera. http://www.shortnorthstage.org
5. HighBall Halloween: Masquerade on High (Oct. 25-26)
Short North Arts District
Central Ohio’s biggest Halloween party returns for another year, offering a parade, costume contests, a couture masquerade, a costume fun run, live music, real-time UV murals, a drag show and more. http://www.highballhalloween.com