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8/9: Bluegrass, Indie and Huck Finn

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    8/9: Bluegrass, Indie and Huck Finn
    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Mark Twain's Huck Finn tonight.

    THE GRASS IS ALWAYS BLUER: Didn't get enough bluegrass music at the Podunk Festival this weekend? We totally understand. So, to satisfy your pluckin' cravings, head over to Old Saybrook and the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center to check out Banjo Dan & the Mid-nite Plowboys. Since 1972, Banjo Dan and the boys have been a constant in the New England bluegrass music scene. Tonight's show is at 8 p.m. and will run you just $20.

    WHITE HOUSE MUSIC: LA indie alt-rockers The Lincoln Bedroom have made their way across the country just for you tonight. They're playing the Webster Underground in Hartford. Joining them on the bill are Stamps The Goat, Tension, Thrift Store Catastrophe, Midnight Snack and Ink Bleeds (now if that isn't the greatest set of band-names in one sentence, then we're quitting show biz).  Tickets are $10 at the door. The show starts at 6 p.m.

    I'M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY: One-hundred-twenty-five years ago, America's greatest writer penned one of America's greatest pieces of literature. And, starting tonight in Hartford, the celebration is on. Head to the Mark Twain House & Museum to see "Yours Truly, Huck Finn," an exhibit celebrating Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The exhibit includes rare editions, a look at the controversy surrounding the book's language and a look at how the book became part of TV, movies and pop culture. There's even an activity area for kids. The exhibit is free  with admission to the museum and will be on display through Jan. 11.