SATURDAY, APRIL 9
CARRIE JOHNSON, LIBBY JOHNSON, PAUL SACHS. 7 to 9 p.m. Concert to benefit the Philippines Mission Fund. Musicians will perform and share their creative process in putting words to music. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol, auditorium level. $20 per person.
GREATER BRIDGEPORT SYMPHONY: ‘NORTHERN LIGHTS: A CELEBRATION.’ 8 p.m. The Klein, 446 University Ave., Bridgeport. $29 to $59. BPTSYM.org, (203) 576-0263.
COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS CONCERT. 7 p.m. RJ Storm and Old School. After a jam session for all playing pickers. First Assembly of God, 133 Junction Rd., Brookfield. $10. (203) 746-7531.
EARTH, WIND & FIRE AND CHICAGO. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $80, $60. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
DEREK MONAHAN, GUITAR. 4 p.m. Performing songs by Heitor Villa-Lobos, J.S. Bach, Lennon/McCartney, Francisco Tarrega, more. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 27 Judd St., Bristol.
MILE TWELVE. 4 to 7 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. (860) 232-7827. TheHalfDoorHFD.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
‘THE BILL OF RIGHTS: TEN AMENDMENTS IN EIGHT MOTETS.’ 4 p.m. Benefit concert for journalist Steve Collins, led by Wesleyan University composer Neely Bruce. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. Reception follows. To advertise in program or sing with the chorus or sponsor, contact (860) 523-9632, or email BillofRightsBristol@gmail.com
SATURDAY, MAY 7
BRISTOL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT. 7 p.m. Music from Broadway, the American Song Book, Ray Charles, patriotic, and contemporary music. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. www.BristolChorale.org, tickets at Michael’s Jewelers, Shannon’s Jewelers, Simply Hair, and members of the Bristol Choral Society.
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.
NOW thru APRIL 10
MOZART AND HARTT. With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kwan and will feature members of the Hartt School’s Connecticut Youth Symphony and HSO principal bassoonist Yeh Chi Wang. Belding Theater, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35, $10 for students with ID. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSymphony.org
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.