Rock The Casbah: Head down to The Red Door in Watertown tonight for a rockin' good time. It's open mic night, which they're mixing up with a Battle of the Bands. The winning band gets $1,000. You get $2.50 drafts all night, along with partial deafness.
Hard Hitting: It's a night of heavy metal in Toad's Place in New Haven. Taproot is bringing their Spring '09 headline tour to the club to push a fourth album. It's the one with the track you may have heard of called "Take It." Or maybe not. It's $20 to get in, unless you bought tickets in advance.
Mmm, Tasty: Rizzuto's in West Hartford has a delish prix-fixe menu tonight. It's $25 for the food, or $35 with a wine pairing. The apps include wood roasted scallop and grilled quail, entrees include braised Spanish mackerel and wood grilled NY strip steak, and there are some sweet dolce options of apple strudel or chocolate meringue tart. Boo-ya.