By Mike Stacy

MUSIC:

Roger Waters comes to XL Center in Hartford Sunday 8pm.  Tickets $31-$191.  www.xlcenter.com

At the Big E this weekend you can see the Sugarhill Gang or Smash Mouth Saturday and Sheila E Sunday!  www.thebige.com

Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Garde Arts Center in New London Saturday 8pm. Tickets $45-$75.  www.gardearts.org or call 1-860-444-7373

Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood and Peter Wolfe star in the Laid Back Festival at the Xfinity Theater (The Meadows) in Hartford Saturday 5pm.  Tickets are $32-$269.  www.livenation.com

Sammy Hagar and the Circle take the stage at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Friday at 8pm. Tickets $65-$90.  Daddy Yankee Saturday 8pm in the Grand Theater.  Tickets $58-$150 – 800-200-2882 or http://www.foxwoods.com

THEATER:

“Oklahoma!” is at the Goodspeed Opera House through Saturday.  Tickets start at $28.  860-873-8668 or http://www.goodspeed.org

“A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare plays Hartford Stage through October 8th.  Tickets start at $25.  860-527-5151 or http://www.hartfordstage.org

“Avenue Q” brings gasps to Playhouse on Park in West Hartford through October 8th.  *MATURE AUDIENCES*  Tickets $40-$50.  www.playhouseonpark.org or 860-523-5900.

“Tea at Five” the story of Katherine Hepburn shines at the CT Cabaret Theater in Berlin Fridays and Saturday at 8pm.  Kelly Broucher stars in this one woman show.  Tickets $30.  www.ctcabaret.com or 860-829-1248.

EVENT:

Fair season continues with…

The Big E is underway at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.  Livestock, food, parades, music, Avenue of the States, the famous butter sculpture and so much more!  www.theBigE.com

The Hammonassett Festival celebrating Native American Heritage at the Guilford Fairgrounds Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.  Tickets $5.  www.hammonassett.org

The Bristol Mum Festival Friday 5-10p, Saturday noon to 10p and Sunday noon to 6pm.  Carnival, vendors, crafts, food trucks, and lots of fun!  Free!  www.bristolmumfestival.com

Durham Fair is Friday 9a-10p, Saturday 9a-11p and Sunday 9a-7p.  Admission is $14.  Parking is $5.  www.durhamfair.com

The Spirit of the horse Native American Festival at the Farmington Polo Grounds Saturday and Sunday.  Native American dancers, singers, drummers, plus story telling, and crafters!  Admission is $10 per person/day.  860-428-7271

The Norfolk Land and Trust host a 5K and 10K trail race Sunday with the start and finish at the Barbour Woods trailhead at 75 Lovers Lane.  10K begins at noon, 5K at 12:30p.   Registration at the event is $20 and will be capped at 100 runners for each race.  Post race beer, chili and awards at Infinity Hall!  860-307-2693.

Classic Cars and Cocktails Saturday at 3pm at the Palmer-Warner House in East Haddam features classic cars, classic rock and throwback cocktails!  Tickets $125-$450!  860-247-8996 or ctlandmarks.org

1st Annual Forever in My Heart Charity Gala in Middletown Sunday 3-8pm at Wadsworth Mansion with live music, dining and auctions benefitting the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and the city of Middletown K-9 Unit. Presented by Mira Jewelry and hosted by Heidi Voight of NBC Connecticut. Tickets $75. http://www.bit.ly.FIMHCharityGala

From Page to Stage: Broadway Costumes from the Goodspeed Musicals Collection are on display now through Janauary 1, 2018 at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. See costumes from shows including Showboat, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Pirates of Penzance and Carousel! Tours offered Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy MLS soccer at Pratt & Whitney Stadium Saturday 3pm when the Houston Dynamo battle New York City FC.  Tickets $25-$150.

Sunday it’s American Football when UConn plays East Carolina at noon.  Tailgating begins around 8am.  Tickets start at $10. http://www.uconnhuskies.com

Don’t miss the Mark Twain House Brew Fest with 20 regional breweries Friday 5:30pm.  Tickets $50 at the door ($20 for designated drivers) Price includes food, drink and a commemorative pint glass.   860-280-3130 or http://www.marktwainhouse.org

If you’d rather drink wine, The Connecticut Wine Festival offers tasting from regional wineries is at the Hebron Fair Friday and Saturday 1-9pm and Sunday noon to 6pm.  Tickets Friday $12 and Saturday/Sunday $15.

Shopkins Live!  Shop it up! comes to the Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford Friday 6:30pm.  Tickets $25-$35.  www.oakdale.com or 203-265-1501

Ridgefield Prevention Council presents a fundraising Carnival at Ridgefield Parks & Rec 195 Danbury Rd, Ridgefield, CT Friday 6pm – 10pm, Saturday 4pm – 10pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Rides, games, food & fun! http://www.ridgefieldpreventioncouncil.org

The 24th Annual Apple Festival takes place at the South Britain Congregational Church, 693 South Britain Road, Southbury Saturday 9a-3p. Homemade pies and baked goods for sale plus barbecue luncheon featuring pulled pork, hamburgers, apple crisp, apple cider donuts, apple dumplings and gourmet caramel apples. Family friendly activities including dancing and music plus shopping! 203-264-5890 or http://www.southbritainchurch.org

The 1st Annual Softball Classic is Saturday 1pm at Dunkin Donuts Park and pits the Hartford Fire Department vs. the Hartford Police Department! Tickets are $10. http://www.juliolozada.org

Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide is Saturday beginning at 8:30am at Great River Park in East Hartford.

Drink that you May Live is a new Ancient Glass exhibit at the Yale University Art Gallery now through November 12th.  View over 130 pieces of ancient glass, some near 3,000 years old including cups, bowls, pitchers, flasks, bottles, cosmetic vials, jars and more.  The oldest pieces date back to Egypt from the 2nd millennium!  www.artgallery.yale.edu

Enjoy Creepy Tales at the Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford Fridays and Saturdays at 6, 7, 8, & 9pm. Reservations required.  Tickets $25.  Museum Members $20.  $17 for children.  860-247-0998 or http://www.tickets.vendini.com

Are you ready to try Yoga?  Yoga in the City takes place every day except Friday in Hartford for FREE!  The Vasu Tribe Studio of Hartford offers free outdoor Yoga weeknights at 5:30 Monday & Wednesday in Bushnell Park, Tuesday and Thursdays in Elizabeth Park. Saturday in Pope Park and Sunday in Colt Park are at 10am.  All levels welcome now through October 9th.

Catch a great new exhibit “Yankees-Red Sox” at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 W. Main Street, Waterbury.  News clippings, ticket stubs, action shots, hats, bats, uniforms and a copy of the Babe Ruth Contract from the Sox to the Yanks, a piece of the Green Monster and a seat from original Yankee Stadium.   The exhibit runs through November 12th.  www.mattuckmuseum.org

Take a spin on the Bushnell Carousel at Bushnell Park in Hartford for just $1. Saturday and Sundays 11am to 5pm.   860-585-5411 or http://www.thecarouselmuseum.org

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