Nov. 1: Scaring the Children at the Napa Valley Opera House

You can’t accuse the members of Grateful Dead of not trying to engage world leaders. As a member of the Bohemian Club, Bob Weir has the opportunity to kibbutz with the top dogs of insider politics and corporate profiteering; as a member of Scaring the Children, a side project with bassist Rob Wasserman and drummer Jay Lane, he has the opportunity to engage the Global Security Institute, which was founded by Alan Cranston and includes Mikhail Gorbachev on its board of directors. Scaring the Children plays this weekend in an acoustic concert presented by the GSI to resurrect the terrifying truth that nuclear weapons are destructive and immoral, preceded by a forum including Kim Campbell, the former Prime Minister of Canada, disarmament expert Thomas Graham Jr., and GSI president Jonathan Granoff on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. Forum at 4pm is free; concert at 7:30pm is $75. 707.226.7372.Gabe Meline