6/19-6/21: Ideas for Indoors

It’s the time of the week that everyone looks forward to, the weekend and it’s Father’s Day too. One minor issue though, the forecast.

Friday, Foxwoods Resort Casino is taking a trip back to the ’70s with a concert featuring Earth, Wind, & Fire and Chicago. The award-winning groups should promise to be an amazing production – and a throwback to your dad’s days. 

The flashback starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $65 to $85. Get tickets on Foxwood's website.

Also Friday, help out some kids and drink a beer. Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. and Harry's Bishop's Corner, in Bloomfield, have teamed up to provide all the beer you can drink and $1 slices from Harry’s. It’s all to benefit the Village, an organization that provides care and social services to more than 5,000 children and families in the Greater Hartford area.

It’s a great excuse to go out and drink ’til your heart desires because in the end it’s all for the kids.

Get ready for Saturday because the big concert of the weekend is at the Chevrolet Theater.

The Fray is headlining the show with guest Jacks Mannequin. The Fray will be singing songs from their self-titled sophomore record, along with the hit single, “How to Save a Life.”

You just better hope that the $20 lawn tickets are not the only ones left for sale because the rain doesn’t look like it will ever let up. You can buy tickets at Livenation.com

If you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated than an alternative piano rock concert, check out “42nd Street,” the Broadway fairy tale where the understudy becomes an overnight star. The show is playing at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.

Tickets cost $27.50 to $69.50 and the play goes on twice on Saturday, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday is Father’s Day and needless to say, most of the day will be filled with brunches and indoor barbeques, because yes, there will still be rain. However, if you’re looking for something interesting to do with Dad, stop by Foxwoods to see "Bodies Revealed."

The show takes an intimate tour of what a person looks like under his skin. There are even a few exhibits that show the damage done to your body after you polished off that rack of ribs you ate with your dad.

The exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults.

Finally, if your dad is a real car buff and willing to risk the rain, the Ninth Annual Concorso Ferrari Show is taking place at the State Capitol.

One hundred vintage Ferraris will be on display for you to “ooo and ahhh” over. It will also get your dad thinking about what he could have done with all that money he’s spent on you over the years and how it only would be fair if you reciprocated by purchasing a Ferrari for him – someday, anyway.

The show will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all proceeds go to support the Children’s Hospital.

Have a great weekend and try to stay dry!

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