Saturday, Oct. 9

Jess Hilarious: Known for her appearances on MTV’s Wild ’N Out and Russell Simmons’ All Def Comedy on HBO, the stand-up comedian brings the hilarity to Foxwoods’ Great Cedar Showroom. 8 p.m. $40. Foxwoods Resort & Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. foxwoods.com

Jeff Pitchell, Texas Flood & The Fabulous Jeffettes: Singer-songwriter Jeff Pitchell, the Texas Flood band, and the Jeffettes two-piece vocal harmony group come together for a night of thunder-and-lightning blues, rock, funk and soul music. 8 p.m. $28–$38. Infinity Music Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford. 866-666-6306, infinityhall.com

Jimmy O. Yang: The actor, stand-up comedian and writer, best known for his portrayal of “Jian Yang” on HBO’s Silicon Valley, takes the Jorgensen stage for Family Weekend. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs. 860-486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu

Oct. 9 & 10

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The Garlic Festival in Bethlehem takes place Saturday, Oct. 9, and Sunday, Oct. 10.

Garlic & Harvest Festival: Take in garlic-cooking demonstrations and garlic-growing lectures, and sample and purchase garlic dips, spreads, cheeses and oils. Stop by produce stands for fresh garlic and other fall produce. And stuff yourself at the food court with homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, wood-fired garlic pizza, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $1 children under 12. Bethlehem Fairgrounds, 384 Main St. (Route 61). 203-733-4976, garlicfestct.com

Autumn Arts Festival: Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Gallery’s Autumn Arts Festival showcases representational and abstract painters, photographers, potters and jewelry designers, as well as artisans working in wood, mixed media, collage, glass and fabric. Sat. 10–5 p.m., Sun. noon–5 p.m. Free. Madison Town Green, Boston Post and Copse roads. 860-767-0742, spectrumartgallery.org 

Sunday, Oct. 10

Kenny Loggins: Loggins’ four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He’s had smash hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks and rocked worldwide stages with his smooth voice. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59. Palace Theater, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury. 203-346-2000, palacetheaterct.org

Oct. 12–17

Escape to Margaritaville: Venture to a tropical paradise for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers, Jimmy Buffett. See website for showtimes. Tickets start at $31. The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. 860-987-5900, bushnell.org

Ongoing

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Through Oct. 8: Jon Schueler abstract expressionism show: The exhibition Lost Man Blues: Jon Schueler — Art and War, with 26 paintings and selected writings by the prolific American abstract expressionist that reflect his war experiences, opens at the Housatonic Museum of Art. The exhibition takes its title from a piece commemorating the disappearance of a plane belonging to Schueler’s squadron. Curator Marissa Roth will offer a talk about the artist’s work on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. Free. Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. 203-332-5052, museum.housatonic.edu

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A diabolical clown makes a colorful scene at Fright Haven in Stratford.

Through Oct. 31: Fright Haven: It’s 20,000 indoor square feet of scare actors, animatronics, decorated mannequins, static monsters, clowns, frightening figurines, dolls and creatures of the night in all shapes and sizes. This year’s new attractions are Witching Hour (a horror-filled witch’s house), Psycho Ward 13 (an asylum with heinous methods of treating its patients) and Wasteland (a post-apocalyptic hellscape). Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m.–midnight, Sun. 7–10 p.m. $25. 411 Barnum Ave. Cutoff, Stratford. 203-795-4737, frighthaven.com

Through Nov. 8: Spectrum Gallery’s fall show: Changing Seasons is a seven-week exhibition at the Spectrum Art Gallery featuring select works by artists participating in the Columbus Day Weekend Autumn Arts Festival in Essex. Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store, 61 Main St., Centerbrook. 860-767-0742, spectrumartgallery.org

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