LOCAL BANDS ONLY: Sure you could go see O.A.R. at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, or you could see Sugar Ray in Stamford (little know fact, lead singer Mark McGrath was born here in Hartford before ditching us for Southern Cal), but we think you should help out some truly local bands. Toad's Place in New Haven is hosting a local band showcase. For just $10 at the door you can see eight bands including Distorted Paradox, Ice Brothers, Myopia, Just Hits, Goodbye Terminal, Beyond Her Eyes, King Cloud and Taiga (that's eight right?). Doors open at 7PM.
COOL YOUR JETS: Elton John isn't coming to Connecticut (or anywhere really even close) for quite some time, but this is probably the next best thing. Bennie and the Jets, a premiere Elton John Tribute Band are playing at Infinity Hall in Norfolk. Lead singer Greg Ransom even sounds, plays (and actually kinda looks) like Elton himself. Tickets are $30 and under. 8PM.
FARM FRESH: The chefs are leaving the kitchen and heading to the farm. Max Restaurant Group is hosting a series of meals that celebrates all the food grown right here in the state. Tonight, Chef Mike Lefebvre from Avon's Max a Mia will bring his culinary skills to Simsbury's Rosedale Farms. The dinner begins with a tour of the farm and then it's on to the food! 6:30PM.