FRIDAY, MAY 12
SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington.
MOTOWN IS COMING TO PLAINVILLE. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Plainville Choral Society. 15 hits from “Motown: The Musical.” Middle School of Plainville, Northwest Drive, Plainville. Tickets at pcsmusic.org, Plainville Senior Center, and Saint’s Restaurant, Southington. (860) 992-4706.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
BRISTOL CHORALE SPRING CONCERT. 7 p.m. Featuring songs from Simon and Garfunkel, Aaron Copeland, John Rutter, Mark Hayes, and Irving Berlin. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol. Tickets at Michael’s Jewelers-Bristol Commons, Shannon’s Jewelers, Simply Hair, members of the choral society. BristolChorale.org
THE NUTMEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7:30 p.m. Music of Mozart and Martinu. Waterbury Chorale will be special guest. Also Connecticut soloists soprano Lisabeth Miller, alto Caroline O’Dwyer, tenor Matthew Surapine, and bass Chai-lun Yueh. Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect St., Torrington. $20 for adults. $10 for students. Tickets at door or at www.NutmegSymphony.org