DO THEY PLAY "WE ARE FAMILY"?: They're one of the most popular wedding bands in the state, but you don't need a tux or a bridesmaid's dress to see The Cartells tonight. They are playing Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den. The group boasts the ability to adapt any style, from Toni Braxton to Tony Bennett. It's a free 21+ show. 8pm.
WHAT FOLIAGE MIGHT TASTE LIKE: Head to Bellini's tonight in South Windsor for their "Flavors of Autumn Wine Dinner." The four course meal includes pan-seared scallops, almond and chestnut bisque, braised pork belly and chocolate semi fredo. Of course what would a self-respecting wine dinner be without wine? Each course was carefully crafted to be paired with wines. Michael Petrizzo from Vias Imports will be your host for the evening. It's $49.50 per person, and reservations are required (call 860-432-3461). 6:30pm.
WILD THINGS: Tonight may be the perfect night to run to your local multiplex, and catch "Where the Wild Things Are." It may be a kids movie, but hey, we're all kids at heart (and who hasn't read the book?). It's playing across the state, on regular screens and the uber-screens, IMAX. By all accounts, it's a beautifully shot movie, and should look great on the big screen (we have a slide-show of images from the film). And going to a show on a school night will probably help you avoid all those wild and crazy kids!