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11/20-11/22: Stand-up, Holidays and LEGOS

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    11/20-11/22: Stand-up, Holidays and LEGOS
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    Sitcom king Jerry Seinfeld will return to the state.

    LOVE THE SEIN:  It's been more than a decade since his classic show about nothing stopped anchoring NBC's Must See TV lineup.  (We miss it too, believe me!) But people still can't get enough of Jerry Seinfeld.  Jerry will master his own domain this weekend in Connecticut.  See Seinfeld Friday and Saturday night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods as he performs the stand-up comedy that made him a household name.  Tickets are $82.50-$150.  Friday and Saturday's performances are at 8pm.

    STANDING UP:  He's not quite on Seinfeld's level, but Brian Regan is making quite a name for himself in the comedy world.  With his blend of writing and physicality and two Comedy Central specials to his credit (including the hit "The Epitome of Hyperbole")  Regan is making audiences and critics laugh out loud.  Saturday night, you can see him at the Warner Theatre in Torrington.  Tickets are $39.50 and $100.  8pm.

    FANTASTICAL:  We've almost made it to Thanksgiving (otherwise known as Black Friday Eve).  Why not get into the spirit of the season with a drive down to New Haven?  The annual Fantasy of Lights at New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park is kicking off Friday Night.  Drive your car through 50 holiday light displays set to music, narration and information.  Passenger cars and family vans are $10.  Bigger passenger vans and small buses are $25 and full-size buses are $50.  Proceeds benefit Easter Seals.  The display runs through December 31.  Click here for more info and the hours.

    HOLIDAZE:  The holidays come to life (literally) this weekend at the MGM Grand at FoxwoodsCirque Dreams Holidaze has two showings on Sunday.  Witness the magical imagination and astonishing feats that only Cirque can create.  Ornaments will come to life, gingerbread men will flip through the air, toy soldiers will march on thin wires, penguins spin, puppets carol, reindeer soar high above the holiday landscape and much more.  And there's even a 24-foot-tall magical tree.  Tickets are $30 and $69.  2pm and 7pm. 

    BUILDING BLOCKS:  Need something for the family this weekend?  Who doesn't love LEGOS?  The LEGO Kidfest is running all weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  Attractions include life-size and miniature LEGO models, building stations, racing and play booths, live demos, competitions, interactive games and much more (it's going to take all weekend to see and do it all.)  If that wasn't enough, there will be local celebrity building contests, fashion shows (we're intrigued by the idea of LEGO-wear) and live entertainment.  Tickets are $12-$14, and everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Friday 4pm-8pm.  Saturday 10am-5pm.  Sunday 10am-4pm.

    CHEESEBURGER IN CONNECTICUT:  Parrotheads rejoice!!  Jimmy Buffett is back in Connecticut this weekend.  Along with the Coral Reefer Band, Buffett is taking over Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday Night.  Jimmy's new album is set to drop in December, so fans most likely will hear some new music mixed in with their old favorites.  Tickets are $126 and $181.  8pm.

    STRIKING:  Caryl Churchill's play, "The Striker," is playing tonight at Wesleyan University in Middletown.  In the play, The Striker (an ancient and shape-shifting portent of death) enlists the help of two friends, one pregnant and one who has killed her child, in her search for love, revenge and human understanding.  The play explores global ecology through gender, storytelling, distorted language and modern urban life.  (Sounds perfect for a college campus right?)  A little warning here, the play has some adult material not suitable for children.  Tickets are $5 and $6.  The show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday.