FRIDAY, APRIL 29
SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington.
APRIL 29, 30
JASON ALDEAN. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Featuring A Thousand Horses. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
‘A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF DOO-WOP.’ 8 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Legendary Teenagers, Jimmy Gallagher and the Passions, the Dubs, and Classic Sounds. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $55. PalaceTheaterCT.org, (203) 346-2000.
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.
27TH ANNUAL VAL JOHNSON MEMORIAL SPRING CONCERT. Held by Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church and Queen Ann Nzinga Center. 4 p.m. Performers include The Anointed Voices of Praise, Nzinga’s Daughters, Hank Bentle, Mr. Bill Beverley, Toni Ligon, D’Asia, and a variety of gospel and contemporary musicians. Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 110 Whiting St., Plainville. $10 donation.
SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT. 3 p.m. “Songs of Redemption.” Directed by Christopher Hartel. Accompanied by Miguel Campinho. First Lutheran Church, 232 Bristol St., Southington. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and teens. $25 for families of four or more. Children under 12. Reception follows.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol.
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.