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3/26-3/28: Rocking Out

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    Rock legends Bon Jovi are stopping in Connecticut this weekend, and giving a local band a break in the process.

    NOW OR NEVER:  They're one of the most successful rock bands of all time.  From "Slippery When Wet," to "Livin' On a Prayer" and "It's My Life" Bon Jovi has been topping the charts for decades.  This weekend, the Jersey Boys are heading north to Connecticut and the Mohegan Sun Arena.  The band is playing a pair of shows, one Friday night and one Saturday night.  If you head to Mohegan on Friday, you can even catch local band Columbia Fields.  They actually won a battle of the bands Wednesday night to open for Bon Jovi.  Tickets for the shows are $125 and $195.  7:30pm.

    JONESING FOR NORAH:  Grammy winning songstress Norah Jones is making a stop at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Friday night.  Since she made her big splash in the music world at age 20, Norah Jones has embraced influences ranging from country to jazz, to hip-hop and more.  On her latest album, "The Fall," Jones shows off her guitar playing, and teams up with the likes of Ryan Adams.  Tickets for Friday's show are $40-$60.  8pm.

    BILLY IDOL GETS IT:  It was a wildly popular movie in the late '90s.  Now, "The Wedding Singer" has been transformed into a wildly popular stage musical.  And this weekend, you can see the show at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.  The hilarious comedy tells the story of a down-on-his luck wanna be rocker-turned wedding singer who's left at the alter by his fiance.  Audiences will be rolling in the aisles and dancing in their seats to all the classic '80s hits.  Click here for show-times and ticket information.

    HITTING THE SPOT:  What better way to spend an evening at the end of a long week than with a glass of wine or a beer.  Head to Saint Mary School in Newington Friday night to do just that.  The school is sponsoring their second annual Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction.  Guests will get to dine on an array of hot hors d'oeuvres, enjoy live music and of course taste some fine wine and brews.   At the same time, you can bid on a large array of silent auction items.  Our very own chief meteorologist Brad Field will serve as the emcee for the auction.  It's $15 to partake, with proceeds benefiting the school.  6:30-8:30.

    IDOL WORSHIP:  Thanks to young Katie Stevens, Connecticut has most definitely come down with a case of the Idols.  Saturday night at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, you can get a cure for the "fever" with a dose of DaughtryChris Daughtry may not have won the big prize on the reality behemoth, but he's most definitely become one of the most popular artists to ever appear on the show.  His 2007 debut "Daughtry" (a little ego perhaps?) was the biggest-selling rock record of 2007.  And since then, not much has changed.  Tickets for tonight's show (along with Lifehouse) are $60-$90.  8pm.


    CASPER ON THE MENU:  Fans of all-things haunted have a reservation Saturday night in Marlborough.  The Connecticut Ghost Hunters Society is putting on an evening filled with the paranormal at the Marlborough Tavern.  The society will discuss the results of their investigation at the Tavern, and promise quite the experience for diners.  Dinner begins at 6:30, with a show to follow.  Tickets are $10. 

    WE CONFESS:  A West Hartford native is making a homecoming this weekend.  Chris Carrabba is bringing his band Dashboard Confessional to the Webster Sunday night.  Over the past decade, Carrabba and company have created a tight-knit fan base thanks to hits like 2002's "Screaming Infidelities," and 2007's "Vindicated."  The band is touring in support of their new album, "Alter the Ending."  Tickets for Sunday's show are $25.  6pm.

    INDIE FIGHT:  Sometimes all a band needs to go from the garage to the arena is a shot.  And that's just what's happening this weekend at The Space in Hamden.  Fourteen indie bands will take the stage to compete for the chance to play at the Hartford Stop of this year's Warped TourThe East Coast Indie Stage Battle of the Bands features some of area's best music.  Tickets are $12, and the show kicks off at 4pm.