FRIDAY, DEC. 18
SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleacher’s, 300 Middle St., Bristol.
SUNDAY, DEC. 20
CHRISTMAS CANTATA. 10:45 a.m. “A Star to Follow.” Presented by combined choir from Bristol Baptist/ Synergy Church and St. Joseph Church. “A Star to Follow” written by Carlton Buck and Douglas Wagner. Bristol Baptist/ Synergy Church, 43 School St., Bristol. Cantata also will be presented at St. Joseph Church at 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve as prelude to 11 p.m. mass.
‘AN EVENING OF BLUES, FOLK, ROCK WITH A TOUCH OF TULL.’ Martin Barre, guitarist for Jethro Tull. Phoebe Legere opens. 7:30 p.m. The Ballroom at the Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (203) 288-6400. www.TheOuterSpace.net/ballroom.php
HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH TENOR MICHEAL CASTALDO AND SOPRANO MARISSA FAMIGLIETTI. 3 p.m. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $15 for members. $20 for non-members. (203) 753-0381 ext. 130. MattatuckMuseum.org
THURSDAY, DEC. 31
LITTLE BIG TOWN. 7:30 p.m. With Holly Williams. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $49. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.