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Ongoing: A Century of Creativity: Connecticut Art from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club is an ongoing exhibition at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London that celebrates the history and continuing legacy of one of the oldest active art clubs in New England. It’s an exploration of our region in the form of paintings, prints and drawings. On display through May 10, lymanallyn.org, 860-443-2545

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March 5: Al Franken is a comedian, an Emmy and Grammy winner and a New York Times bestselling author. He also worked on Saturday Night Live for 15 seasons and was a U.S. senator for eight years. So when he comes to New Haven’s College Street Music Hall, you may hear stories about John Belushi, Mitch McConnell, Chris Farley or Bernie Sanders. 8 p.m., collegestreetmusichall.com, 203-867-2000

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March 5-8: The Jurassic World Live Tour stomps into Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for seven shows over four days. Blue the velociraptor, a 40-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex and two dozen of their dinosaur buddies will take the audience back 65 million years. Times vary; websterbankarena.com, 203-345-2300

March 14: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony welcomes one of America’s foremost Uilleann pipers, Jerry O’Sullivan, at The Klein Memorial Auditorium for There and Back Again. Maestro Eric Jacobsen will run the show, which will also feature violist Sofia Gilchenok of Columbia, one of three winners of the GBS Young Instrumentalists’ Competition in 2019. 8 p.m., gbs.org, 203-576-0263

Note: Due to precautions being taken around the state related to the COVID-19 outbreak, most of the events listed below this point have been cancelled or postponed.

March 14 & 21: (BOTH EVENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE VENUE'S WEBSITE) Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield has a pair of unique winter activities this month. The Cardboard Box Sled Race — yes, you have to make your own — will take place March 14 from noon to 3 p.m. The following Saturday will feature the seventh annual Slush Cup, also noon to 3, in which skiers and snowboarders try to make it all the way across the slushy pond at the base of the mountain. Costumes are encouraged. powderridgepark.com, 860-349-3454 

March 19: (POSTPONED) The Connecticut Forum will present multiple views on a single stage with Debating Immigration, hosted by Connecticut Humanities at The Bushnell in Hartford. Gen. John Kelly, former White House chief of staff and homeland security secretary under President Trump, will join Loretta Lynch, former attorney general under President Obama, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas in a live, unscripted conversation. The moderator will be political journalist Evan Osnos. 7:30 p.m., ctforum.org, 860-509-0909

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March 20: (POSTPONED) Adam Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide, but he started out as a stand-up comedian when he was 17 and made it onto Saturday Night Live at 23. He’s back on the road performing in front of live audiences and will make a stop at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. His first comedy special in 20 years, 100% Fresh, was released on Netflix in 2019. 8 p.m., mohegansun.com, 888-226-7711

March 21-22: (POSTPONED) Selden Wells, owner of Wells Sugar House, decided to do a fundraiser back in 1990 to benefit the Hebron Library. What began as a gathering at his home soon became the Hebron Maple Festival and included other local sugar houses. Thirty years later it’s a two-day event with vendors, activities and more maple goodness than you can smack your lips at. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., hebronmaplefest.info, 860-423-6389

March 24: Infinity Hall Norfolk is once again hosting the annual Southern New England High School Jazz Festival. The event will showcase meticulously practiced jazz performed by four Connecticut high schools — Wamogo and Farmington at 1 p.m. and Canton and Litchfield at 4 p.m. infinityhall.com, 866-666-6306

March 28, April 4 & 5: (POSTPONED) The oldest Gilbert and Sullivan group in Connecticut, and one of the oldest in the country, the Simsbury Light Opera Company is launching its 75th year. The first show of the season will be The Pirates of Penzance — the troupe’s ninth production of the comic opera since 1946 — at Eno Memorial Hall. A gala will be held in May to celebrate the platinum jubilee. March 28, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; April 4, 7:30 p.m.; April 5, 2 p.m., sloco.org

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This article appeared in the March 2020 issue of Connecticut Magazine. You can subscribe here, or find the current issue on sale hereSign up for our newsletter to get the latest and greatest content from Connecticut Magazine delivered right to your inbox. Got a question or comment? Email editor@connecticutmag.com. And follow us on Facebook and Instagram@connecticutmagazine and Twitter @connecticutmag.

Mike Wollschlager, editor and writer for Connecticut Magazine, was born and raised in Bristol and has lived in Farmington, Milford, Shelton and Wallingford. He was previously an assistant sports editor at the New Haven Register.