SATURDAY, APRIL 23
‘PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.’ 8 p.m. Waterbury Symphony. NVCC, 57 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. $40.
THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. Country rock and music from the 1950s and 1960s. St. Gregory Parish Bristol, CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. BYOB and bring your own snacks. Set-ups provided. Selection of sodas available for purchase. $12 per person. Singles welcome. (860) 584-0187.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
THE M.R.D. TRIO. 2 p.m. Improvised arrangements of jazz standards. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. www.PlainvilleLibrary.org, (860) 793-1446.
CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION. 1 p.m. Accordion Plus open mic event. Vasi’s Restaurant, 1700 Watertown Ave, Waterbury. $5 for members. $10 for non-members. RSVP. (203) 272-1202. CTAccordion.com
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
SHEMEKIA COPELAND. 7:30 p.m. Oasis Room, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38. (860) 444-7373, ext. 1. GardeArts.org
SUNDAY, MAY 1
BRISTOL BRASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE POPS CONCERT: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE. 4 p.m. Richard Theriault will conduct musical selections from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Jupiter” from the Planets by Gustav Holst, “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland, and John Williams pieces, “The Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Special guests are pianist and Bristol musical icon, Al Caruso, and singer Blaise Tramazzo, who will serenade with familiar jazz standards. Prospect United Methodist Church, 99 Summer St., Bristol. Free. Donations accepted. (860) 965-7178.
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.