Florida Philharmonic: Florida's premier classical music organization, led by music director and conductor James Judd, officially opens its 1996-97 season tonight at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts (174 E. Flagler St.) with two of the most beloved works in the classical repertoire. Violinist Jon Carney joins the orchestra to perform Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. The same program will be performed tomorrow night at the Florida Atlantic University Auditorium (off Glades Road, Boca Raton) and Thursday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Tickets range in price from $17 to $75. All three concerts take place at 8:00 p.m. Call 930-1812. (GC)
Witches' Ball: Ring in Halloween with an evening of ghoulish fun at Squeeze (2 S. New River Dr., Fort Lauderdale), beginning at 10:00. Enjoy thumping music by Mercy James while carving pumpkins, making scarecrows, and participating in a Celtic Samhain (pronounce Sow-an) ritual at midnight. Find out if your Halloween will be happy or horrible when you have your tarot cards, astrology chart, rune stones, numbers, and palms read. Admission is six dollars. Call 954-522-2151. (GC)
Florida Philharmonic: See Tuesday.