Giant puppets rock. And if you want giant puppets, Hartford's Anne Cubberly's your designer. Head to Night Fall (pictured) in Pope Park for said puppets, plus art, music, dance and autumnal frolicing by featured performers we know and love: musicians Ed Fast & Conga Bop, WNPR's Chion Wolf, Sea Tea Improv's Julia Pistell and Greg Ludovici, the Mark Twain House's Jacques Lamarre, dancer/choreographer Melissa Craig and many others. The whole thing ends with a procession of illuminated recycled-bottle lanterns. Bring a blankie.
Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., free, Pope Park, Hartford, nightfallhartford.org.