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Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.: McCoo and Davis Jr., the original stars and lead singers of The 5th Dimension, are coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Among many hits with the group, they also made TV history as the first African American married couple to have their own variety show. 7:30 p.m. $62. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Friday, Oct. 1–Sunday, Oct. 3

Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven 7: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 78th season with performances of Beethoven 7, part of the 2021–22 Masterworks Series. Concerts will feature Joseph Young as guest conductor and Clarice Assad as a guest composer and vocalist. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Tickets start at $38; $10 for students with ID. Belding Theater at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. 860-987-5900, hartfordsymphony.org

Oct. 1–31

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Ghouls aren't shy at Fright Haven in Stratford these days.

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

Sunday, Oct. 3

New Haven Symphony Orchestra offers Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony: Music director Alasdair Neale leads a concert program featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Coleman’s Fanfare for Uncommon Times, Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America and Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto with guest soloist Tai Murray at 3 p.m. at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Later in the month, the NHSO Pops return with Principal Pops conductor Chelsea Tipton leading Get Happy! A Judy Garland Tribute on Oct. 22 at the Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at Shelton High School. Ticket prices vary by performance. 203-693-1486, newhavensymphony.org

Monday, Oct. 4

Regional Hospice Memorial Golf Classic: Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut will hold its 10th annual fundraising Memorial Golf Classic. Enjoy socializing, foursomes, lunch, cocktails, dinner, auction, raffle items and live music. For information on costs, sponsorship levels and/or to register, go to makingthebestofeveryday.org, call 203-702-9128 or email ckoveleski@regionalhospicect.org. Salem Golf Club, North Salem, New York

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Chicago live in concert: The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $65. Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. 203-325-4466, palacestamford.org

Ongoing

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Black, Red and Blues, New York, 1985, 50 x 79 in

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

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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