Take out your slutty nurse and Pocahontas outfits ladies and gents, Halloween is upon us yet again. I'm sorry for making that line kind of rhyme, but it's hard not to harmonize about the best holiday of the year. Later this week, we'll be putting up a round-up of Halloween parties around Baltimore. If you're throwing something, let me know and soon. Elsewhere this week: shows by Odd Future, Jacuzzi Boys, Ani DiFranco, and Sting.

On Monday, Odd Future gets more press, they probably have more Tumblr followers, and generally make a much louder ruckus than Jacuzzi Boys, but the fresh from CMJ Miami trio will be the more lighthearted show. And, the show is free. Talking Head, 407 East Saratoga Street. 10:30 p.m. Odd Future plays Sonar at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, Ani DiFranco plays Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW, Washington. The question is, how many songs will she dedicate to Occupy Wall Street? Also: Gunky's Basement screens David Cronenberg's "Videodrome." Let's hope for the bloodier "Scanners" next season. 9 p.m. $5 at the Charles.

On Wednesday, Baltimore's Blood Baby and Dope Body perform at the Floristree. Consider it a Halloween primer. 405 W. Franklin St. 9 p.m. Price of admission not listed.

On Thursday, concerts at the new Joe Squared at Power Plant Live are now underway. Singer-songwriter Matt Koziol performs at 7 p.m. at 30 Market Place. Free. 

On Friday, Halloween parties start. Later this week, we'll have a round-up of the ten best. Also: Station North holds its monthly Final Fridays event, which we wrote about recently. Starts at 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Sting performs at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. N.W., Washington. He doesn't have a new album out, he's just promoting the awesomeness of 25 years of Sting. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45.

On Sunday, Flying Dog Beer holds a tailgate party at Tommy's Downtown Tavern, 839 W.Cross St. Starts at 10:30 a.m.