SPIRIT SHAKER. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol.
WOMEN IN FOLK. 8 p.m. Co-headliners Caroline Doctorow and Lara Herscovitch. Opening is Connecticut state troubadour Kate Callahan. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30, general admission. $75, with dinner. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9767.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTERS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by GuitartownCT Productions. Ballroom at Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. $15 for row seating, $25 for front table seating. GuitartownCT.com, (203) 430-6020.
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.
STARS OF ‘NASHVILLE.’ 8 p.m. Featuring cast members Clara Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $35. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT. College Street Music Hall, New Haven.
ELIZA GILKYSON. 7:30 p.m. Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Rd., Canton. $25 in advance, $30 at door. (860) 693-0263, RoaringBrookConcert.org
MENTAL HEALTH BENEFIT CONCERT. 2 p.m. Where We Once Stood, The Fallen Prodigy, Speak Well of the Dead, SWOTD, Imperium Mortis, Disguise the Curse, Insano Vision, Fear the Masses, DEATH RATTLE, Lightsbane, Lobotomobile, and I within I. Benefit to raise awareness for mental health issues. Cherry Street Station, 491 North Church St., Ext., Wallingford. 21-plus. $10 minimum donation.
THURSDAY, MAY 12
THE STRAWBS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com
‘ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF.’ Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Belding Theater, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $33, $10 for students with ID. HartfordSymphony.org, (860) 987-5900.
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.