FRIDAY, JAN. 15
SPIRIT SHAKER. Hungry Tiger, 120 Charter Oak St., Manchester.
SUNDAY, JAN. 17
TOO BLUE. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Presented by the Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston. Bluegrass band. First Congregational Church, 135 Main St., Thomaston. ThomastonFineArts.com
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘BATTLE OF THE BATONS.’ Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Three assistant conductor finalists will conduct the HSO. The Bushnell’s Belding Theater, 1166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $33. (860) 987-5900. HartfordSymphony.org