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    JOKING WITH JERRY: You loved him in the '90s as the face and name of one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.  You even seem to like him as the man behind the couples' reality show "The Marriage Ref." But this weekend, Jerry Seinfeld is returning to his stand-up roots. The Sein will take the stage at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods for a pair of shows. While Saturday night's performance is sold out, there are still a select few seats left for Friday night. Tickets are $82.50-$150. Show's at 8 p.m.

    LAUGH TRACKS: Can't afford to find the funny with Jerry? Fear not. Head to Trinity-On-Main on Saturday night for an evening of comedy. Stand-ups Peaches Rodriguez (that's gotta be one of the all-time great names), Joe Vega and Chris Clark will provide an evening of entertainment. Peaches is from Connecticut and won the Funniest Comic in Connecticut contest (plus was actually a world-class break dancer in the '80s). Besides doing stand-up, Vega was a writer for the George Lopez show, and has appeared in films like "Rounders" and "Punchline." Clark is actually known as the King of Christian Comedy and uses his upbringing in the church as inspiration for his jokes. Tickets for the show are $20. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    COLORFUL: First it was a Pulitzer-prize winning novel by Alice Walker. Then Oprah and Danny Glover made it into an Oscar-winning feature film. This weekend, see the Color Purple adapted for the stage. The musical version of the classic story is showing at the Palace Theater in Waterbury. Set to a joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, the Color Purple promises to provide a show filled with hope, love and a celebration of life. Tickets are $55 to $75. There are shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more info.

    GOING OLD SCHOOL:  Fans of the old school can rejoice this weekend because your nights will be filled with some classic acts from decades past. Friday Night, grab two tickets to paradise and head to Mohegan Sun to see Eddie Money perform a free show at the Wolf Den. On Saturday night, the Wold Den stage will be home to a free-show from Grammy-award winning country/blues singer/song writer Delbert McClinton. Sunday night, it's time to change casinos for the two-and-only Hall and Oates. The hit-makers will perform at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. Tickets for that show are $40 to $65.  All shows are at 8 p.m.

    OH MAMA:  In case you forgot, this Sunday is all about Mom. And if you're like so many, breakfast in bed for mom has the potential to turn into a visit from the fire department. Why not grab the clan and enjoy a nice meal out. Head to Chester, and Restaurant L&E for a special Mother's Day price-fixe menu. For $35 a person, you can a great tasting menu and even get a complimentary glass of wine. Click here for reservation information. From 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

    MOM'S MUSIC:  Perhaps Mom deserves more than just your run-of-the mill brunch. Why not treat your cool mama to some live music. In Hartford, check out Black-eyed Sally’s 12th annual Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch. Enjoy world-class gospel and blues from the Mary Taylor Soul Band, while stuffing your face with a full southern buffet. Brunch costs $28.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. There are seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. 

    Or you can bring Mom to Hamden for a Mother's Day Show at The Space. Armed with a pile of instruments, a repertoire of sophisticated songs with a sense of humor, the Good Lovelies are sure to please the crowd with their Pop, Folk and Rockabilly stylings. Tickets are just $10. Show is at 7p.m.