Now–Oct. 3

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Frank Vincent DuMond, Approaching Storm, ca. 1920, oil on canvas. Collection of Douglas and Marcia DuMond.

Frank Vincent DuMond exhibition: The Prismatic Palette: Frank Vincent DuMond and His Students celebrates the diverse works and teaching legacy of Frank Vincent DuMond (1865-1951), a founding member of the Lyme Art Colony. The first exhibition in 20 years to focus on DuMond explores the artist’s career in depth, with nearly 60 works drawn from private and public collections. Museum admission free through Sept. 5. Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London. 860-443-2545, ext. 2129, lymanallyn.org

Now–Aug. 24

Summer music series: The Gilson Café & Cinema hosts a featured performance every week, including Connecticut bands Joackamo, Potter’s Field and more, Aug. 3; folk-jazz-pop fusion band Twisted Pine, Aug. 10; “American Roots Music” band Neal and the Vipers, Aug. 17; and “queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul” Christine Ohlman and the band Rebel Montez, Aug. 24. All ages are welcome. $15–$30. Gilson Café & Cinema, 354 Main St., Winsted. 860-379-5108, gilsoncafecinema.com/liveperformances

July 29–Aug. 1, 6–8

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Connecticut Ballet will present its Ballet Under the Stars summer tour at various locations across the state including its first appearance at the SHAG Festival.

SHAG Festival: Spring Hill Arts Gathering, also known as the SHAG Festival, is a celebration of community and the arts. Events and performers include: jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Aug. 1; Pilobolus and Connecticut Ballet, Aug. 6; KT Tunstall and Matthew Whitaker, Aug. 7; and the Washington Town Party, Aug. 8. Tickets start at $45 for day passes, with free tickets available for the town party. Spring Hill Vineyards, 292 Bee Brook Road, New Preston. springhillartsgathering.com

July 29–Aug. 15

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Tonille Simone Watkis and Laura Sheehan will perform in As You Like It.

Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival: Capital Classics Theatre Co. celebrates its 30th anniversary season with an outdoor staging of As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies. The production will run for three weekends. $14–$20. University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. hartfordshakespeare.org or autorino.usj.edu

July 30–Aug. 8

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The Jurassic Quest Drive Thru Dinosaur Experience is at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, 615 Silver Lane in Hartford July 30 through Aug. 8.

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru: This family-friendly event brings more than 75 lifelike, paleontologist-approved, animatronic dinosaurs up close and personal in a drive-through experience. $49 per vehicle. Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford. jurassicquest.com/events/drive-thru-hartford-ct

Aug. 4–29

Nina Simone musical: The one-woman, two-act show Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical will play under the tent outside Goodspeed Opera House as part of this summer’s Goodspeed by the River series of outdoor concerts. Writer and star Laiona Michelle will be accompanied by a three-piece band of New York jazz musicians. Wed.–Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $45. Goodspeed Opera House, 6 Main St. 860-873-8668, goodspeed.org

Aug. 6, 13 & 20

Summer film series: Artist and Connecticut native Leonardo Drew curated a film series to be shown in the Wadsworth museum’s open-air courtyard. Each film is preceded by live music. Bring your own seating or rest on Drew’s interactive sculpture installed on the grass. Film lineup: A Raisin in the Sun, Aug. 6; Gloria, Aug. 13; and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Live music 7–8:15 p.m., film screening 8:15 p.m. Free. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford. 860-278-2670, thewadsworth.org

Aug. 7–28

Concerts in the Garden: Concert series features eclectic international and local singer-songwriters from jazz to bluegrass. Lineup: Tiny Ocean, Aug. 7; Gary Torello & Friends, Aug. 14; Butter Jones, Aug. 21; and Shorebreak, Aug. 28. All concerts 7–9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. BYOB and picnic. Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery, 1 Spring St., Chester. 860-526-2077, nilssonstudio.com

Aug. 8

Straight No Chaser: This isn’t your granddad’s “male a cappella group.” Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, nor are they vaudeville-style kitsch. Hear the nine voices come together to make sweet music. 7 p.m. $30. Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. 888-226-7711, mohegansun.com

Aug. 12

Kat Edmonson: The Texas-raised jazz singer-songwriter brings her self-labeled “vintage pop” to The Kate for a show featuring Roy Dunlap. 7:30 p.m. $34. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook. 860-510-0453, katharinehepburntheater.org

Aug. 12–15 & Aug. 19–22

Hey Stamford! Food Festival: Food, drink and live music are on tap for the festival’s return to downtown Stamford. Seventy-five food trucks are expected. Thu. & Fri. 3–9 p.m.; Sat., Sun. 1–9 p.m. $15–$30. Mill River Park, Washington Boulevard, Stamford. heystamfordfoodfest.com

Aug. 13–15

Hasan Minhaj: Comedian Hasan Minhaj, creator and host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, takes the stage for a three-day run of his one-man show Experiment Time. Aug. 13, 14, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Aug. 15, 2 p.m. $44.50. Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. 203-787-4282, longwharf.org

Aug. 14

Tanya Tucker: The country music veteran embarks on her Bring My Flowers Now Tour. Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’ won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, and “Bring My Flowers Now” from that same album won Tucker a shared-songwriting Grammy for Best Country Song. 8 p.m. $45. Rescheduled from 2020. Foxwoods Resort & Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. 800-369-9663, foxwoods.com

Aug. 20

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Jeff Dunham and Walter

Jeff Dunham: The comedian/ventriloquist has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world, with many standup specials under his belt. 7 p.m. $39–$69. Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. 888-226-7711, mohegansun.com

Aug. 20

Korn and Staind: These stalwarts of the nu metal genre — a blend of heavy metal and other musical styles — join forces for what’s sure to be an explosively loud concert. 8 p.m. Xfinity Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford. Tickets start at $29.50 for lawn seats. livenation.com

Aug. 20

The Stone Cold and Jackal Show: When Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson aren’t playing the roles of Jason Morgan and Damian Spinelli on ABC’s General Hospital, they’re touring the country performing a show of music and comedy. 7:30–9 p.m. $49-$99. Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St., Newtown. 203-270-4285, edmondtownhall.org

Aug. 21

Three Dog Night: Time will tell if the legendary rock band will bring Jeremiah or his bullfrog, but they’ll no doubt sing about them during their latest tour celebrating five decades together. 8 p.m. $95. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Aug. 21

Highly Caffeinated 5K + Music Festival: This event combines the love of athletics, music, fundraising and coffee to raise money for Connecticut’s chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The fundraising goal for the inaugural event is $20,000, which is expected to grant wishes for two Connecticut children. 5K, 10–11 a.m.; music festival, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. $35 5K only; $45 5K and music festival; $40 music festival only. Tickets at bit.ly/3z1CAjs March Farm, 160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem. trimorebemore.com

Aug. 22

Hollywood Medium: The star of E!’s Hollywood Medium, Tyler Henry debuts his new live show, An Evening of Hope, Healing and Closure. This exclusive show will feature Henry discussing his unique gift and how it affects his everyday life, plus live audience readings and a Q&A. 7 p.m. $35–$65. Foxwoods Resort & Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. 800-369-9663, foxwoods.com

Aug. 26

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Steve Martin and Martin Short are back at it again.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: The comedy legends’ The Funniest Show in Town at the Moment follows their celebrated sold-out tour An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, which was made into a Netflix special. The Martins will be joined by singer Paul Shaffer and The Steep Canyon Rangers. $125–$275. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. 203-325-4466, palacestamford.org

Aug. 27

Greta Van Fleet: The Grammy Award-winning, classic rock-steeped band performs their only Northeast-area concert and one of only four headlining performances in the U.S. The rockers won the Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2019. 7 p.m. Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater, 500 Broad St., Bridgeport. livenation.comhartfordhealthcareamp.com

Aug. 28

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Alanis Morisette, Liz Phair, and Shirley Manson of Garbage

Alanis Morissette with Garbage and Liz Phair: You oughta know that Alanis Morissette is back to celebrate 25 years of her album Jagged Little Pill. Morissette will perform her iconic album in its entirety, as well as tracks from her latest album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road. She will be joined by Garbage and New Haven native Liz Phair. Xfinity Theatre, 61 Savitt Way, Hartford. Tickets at livenation.com, info at hartfordtheatre.com

Aug. 28 & 29

Litchfield Art Festival: This outdoor juried fine art show will feature functional and non-functional art on display and on sale, plus a food court, raffle and music. Also viewable virtually. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St., Goshen. 203-379-0015, thevoiceofart.org

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