3/4: Magic in the Making

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC (HAT)? It's one of the region's most popular breweries, and tonight you can enjoy an entire meal based on the beers of Magic Hat. The Wood-n-Tap in Farmington is offering a special five-course Magic Hat dinner tonight. Here's a taste of what you'll taste. The courses include assorted meats and cheeses paired with the classic #9, deviled eggs paired with Circus Boy, roasted clams with chorizo paired with Vinyl, lamb chops with Lucky Cat IPA and dessert features chocolate bread putting paired with the "Feast of Fools." Anyone else drooling? You can enjoy it all for just $45.

METAL MAMA: When you think of Heavy Metal music, you typically think of the front men as just that, men. But Otep Shamaya has definitely broken the metal ceiling. And she's a bit of a renaissance woman to boot. In addition to leading Ozzfest vets OTEP, Shamaya has a pair of poetry books to her credit and is an outspoken supporter of social groups like PETA, RAINN and Carbonrally. She even spoke at the '08 Democratic National Convention. Tonight, OTEP takes to the stage at the Webster in Hartford in support of the band's fourth album, "Smash the Control Machine." Tickets are $18. Show is at 7p.m.

SECRET TO HIS SUCCESS: It's been a book, a movie and an award-winning stage production. Tonight you can see "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," at the University of Hartford's Millard Auditorium. The show is a satire of the world of big business (as relevant now as it was when the book was written back in the '50s), as seen through the eyes of a young man looking to get to the top by any means necessary. Can he go from the mailroom to the boardroom (do businesses still have mail-rooms?) or will his scheme take him down in flames? You'll have to see the show to find out. Tickets for tonight's 7:30 p.m. show are $20. The show runs through Sunday.

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