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Shows You Don't Want To Miss Near Hartford This Week

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Thursday: Jedi Mind Tricks, $15-$18. 9 p.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton; Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris, 7 p.m. Real Art Ways, Hartford; Rustoes Presents American Graffiti Rap Showcase, Sullys Pub, Hartford

Friday: Al Jarreau in Concert, $10-$55. 8 p.m. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs; Spirit Shaker, Hungry Tiger, Manchester; Local Hip Hop Artists Night, The Blackboard Cafe, Windsor Locks

Saturday: Ani DiFranco, $32.50-$42.50. 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Northampton; Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville; Rustic Overtones and Lakshmi, Up or on the Rocks, Hartford

Sunday: Jake Shimabukuro with Ilo Ferreira, $35-$51. 7:30 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk; Amy Gallatin, Firebox Restaurant, Hartford

Monday: Puddle of Mudd w/Dead Sara, Lansdowne, 7 p.m. The Webster, Hartford; Hartford Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. Arch Street Tavern, Hartford

Tuesday: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog (pictured), $15-$20. 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton; Katy Perry — The California Dreams Tour 2011, $40.50-$50.50. 7:30 p.m. XL Center, Hartford

Wednesday: Joe Lally (of Fugazi), Mick Barr, Helen Money, 9 p.m. BAR, New Haven; Cover War II, Local weekly battle of the bands, Up or on the Rocks, Hartford

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