Join the party when Southside Johnny & his 8-piece band the Asbury Jukes return to The Ridgefield Playhouse! (Is that not the best band name ever? Southside Johnny, all by itself is a huge name, but the Asbury Jukes? That's not just a home run name, it's a World Series Winner name. Asbury equals Bruce Springsteen. Top shelf, that, but what about the Jukes? This from their website. "When I grew up, I wanted to be a Juke... I still want to be a Juke. - Jon Bon Jovi." For more than 30 albums, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have delivered their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, and have become known for huge hits like “I Don't Want To Go Home”, “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town”, “The Fever”, “This Time It's For Real” and “Got To Get You Off My Mind”. They play the Ridgefield Playhouse, 8 p.m., 80 East Ridge Road.
What's next? How about a Lebanese food and music festival at St. Anthony's Church. This is a once-a-year event celebrating the Lebanese culture of Western Connecticut Friday and Saturday, from noon to midnight each day. The details are all here. Admission is free. Grab some hummus, a kebab, stuffed grape leaf.
Interested in Indian culture? The "Jai Ho India" festival takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is free to this family-friendly event on Danbury's CityCenter green that features food, music and art. Cultural programs are set to take place between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and a Bollywood Concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and last till 10 p.m., according to the Indian Association of Western Connecticut, which is the event organizer.