FRIDAY, MARCH 25
SPIRIT SHAKER. Carmine’s, 389 Main St., East Hartford.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
HOLDEN IT TOGETHER. A fund raiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring Cajun Ray and the Steamers. Raffles, guest speakers. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Forestville. $20 for adults. $15 for children under 10. (860) 585-7485. Or reach out to Miss Forestville Allison Owsianko via Facebook.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
TOM CHAPIN. With special guest Eva. Benefit in honor of Mark Corcoran benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. 3 p.m. First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., in the meeting house, Southington. $20 for advance tickets. Reserved sitting, $50. FCCSouthington.org, (860) 628-6958.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
PLAINVILLE WIND ENSEMBLE. “Comics… Movies… Video Games… ALIVE!” 2 p.m. Concert of music based on popular graphic novels such as “Dr. Who,” “Superman,” movies like “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.” There will be the illustrator of the series for “Dr. Who” and a local Ghost Busters chapter will have a host of characters. Plainville High School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. Free. Donations will benefit the Connecticut Literacy Volunteer Group in New Britain.
JAM FRANCAIS-FRENCH FOLK MUSIC JAM. 7 to 9:30 p.m. First and third Wednesdays. All acoustic instruments and all skill levels welcome. Musicians and nonmusicians are welcome to be part of the soiree. City Sports Bar and Grille, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol.