FRIDAY, APRIL 15
SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, 192 Pine St., Bristol.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
YOUTH CHOIR FESTIVAL. Sponsored by the Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Greater Hartford Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians. 2 p.m. Works by Paul Halley, Amazing Grace, and a Kyrie chant. St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Free.
HARTFORD SYMPONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS JAKE SHIMABUKURO’S UKE NATION. 7:30 p.m. The Bushnell, Mortensen Hall, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $19, $10 for students with ID. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSympony.org
RHONDA VINCENT AND THE RAGE. Presented by GuitartownCT Productions. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden. $45, general admission.$55, reserved front section. GuitartownCT.com
THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. The New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $12. (860) 585-5411, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org
THE CHURCH. Stage One, Fairfield.
WALTER TROUT. Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk.
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
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
JOHN MELLENCAMP. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
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.
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.