50 things to do Oct. 11, 12, 13 and 14
From concerts and comedy to fall festivities, there’s plenty to do in Connecticut this weekend. Incubus, the rock band known for such hits as “Drive” and “Wish You Were Here,” kicks off the music with a Friday night show at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Also Friday, Black Violin plays at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. This classical-meets-hip-hop duo will share inspiring new music from its upcoming album, “Take the Stairs.”
Saturday brings Sara Bareilles to Mohegan Sun Arena, where she’ll play all your favorites plus tunes from her new album. It’s called “Amidst the Chaos,” but there’s nothing chaotic about it. The songs are beautiful, especially “Poetry by Dead Men” and “A Safe Place to Land,” the latter of which features John Legend.
Saturday is also when song-and-dance man Derek Adams, who grew up in Monroe, debuts his new show, “Bringing Back The Baritones,” at The Palace Danbury.
On the comedy front we’ve got Louie Anderson and Rita Rudner at The Bushnell in Hartford; the two legends perform Saturday. That’s also when improv master Colin Mochrie and hypnotist Ased Mecci bring their “Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis” show to Waterbury’s Palace Theater. Mecci hypnotizes volunteers from the audience. Mochrie then provides suggestions for activities onstage. The results are hilarious.
Fall festivities include the opportunity to take a short ride in a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch. This annual family event runs Saturdays and Sundays. For more outdoor fun, visit Newtown’s Little Red Schoolhouse Sunday. In addition to tours, there will be 19th century games on the lawn or inside, depending on the weather.
Prefer a Tony Award-winning musical? “An American in Paris” is onstage at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, N.Y., and runs through Nov. 24. Meanwhile, “Jersey Boys,” the show which tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is onstage at The Shubert in New Haven, Friday through Sunday.
That’s just a small sample of what’s going on. Click through the slide show to see what else you might enjoy.