Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a couple of weeks out to get you started.
1) Foreign Language Film Festival, through the end of Oct., Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, (860) 231-5555, check tickets.usj.edu for schedule.
2) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., $39 and up, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu.
3) CT Forum: The State of Women, Oct. 12, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909, ctforum.org.
4) Silversun Pickups, Oct. 19, The Webster, 31 Webster St., Hartford, (860) 525-5553, webstertheater.com.
5) Special Halloween Party with the Toasters (ska legends), Oct. 31, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.