FRIDAY, JAN. 4
SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers, 300 Middle St., Bristol.
SATURDAY, JAN. 5
MARK KILIANSKI AND NATE SABAT DUO. Presented by GuitartownCT. Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden. $15. Guitartownct.com
FRIDAY, JAN. 11
SHARP 5 JAZZ ENSEMBLE. 8 to 9 p.m. Jazz combo includes Bristol councilor Greg Hahn on trumpet. The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center, 605 Main St., Middletown. Buttonword.org. (860) 347-4957.