12/17: Klezmer, Archuleta and a Holiday Toast

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IT'S KLEZTASTIC:  One of the most critically acclaimed klezmer bands (think traditional Eastern European/Jewish/folk music) is in Connecticut tonight.  In fact, The Klezmatics are the only Grammy-award winning klezmer musicians.  They've played around the world, and have molded eclectic musical influences like jazz and punk.  Tonight, they're bringing their sound to the Westport Country PlayhouseTickets are $35. 8 p.m.

IDOL MANIA:  Another night, another American Idol fave.  David Archuleta, the runner-up on season seven of "Idol" is coming to the MGM at Foxwoods for a "Christmas from the Heart."  Archuleta will be delivering a crowd-pleasing variety of holiday hits, as well as some of his other hit songs.  Tickets are $20-$40.  7 p.m.

CHEERS:  Celebrate the season with a Holiday Toast tonight at the Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Westbrook.  The evening will feature tastings of wine, martinis, beer, champagne and bourbon (we suggest you bring a designated driver).  There will also be hors d'oeuvres provided by area restaurants.  It's $15 to attend the toast, and proceeds will benefit Westbrook Youth and Family Services programs and initiatives.  5-9 p.m.

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