Thursday October 13
Remember Gallagher? The guy whose comedy specials were once on regular rotation on VH1 so often that they were impossible to miss? The guy with witty observational humor? The guy who smashes watermelons? Yeah, now you remember. Gallagher is still at it, and he'll be at the Savin Rock Roasting Company tonight, along with his Sledge-O-Matic and piles of smashable fruit. Bring something plastic to cover yourself with, and don't wear anything you don't want covered in melon pulp. Savin Rock Roasting Company, 946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford. 8 p.m. $25. (203) 375-3037, treehousecomedy.com.
Friday October 14
HARD FUCKING CORE
Agnostic Front are hardcore vets. Since 1980, they've been thrashing their way around the world, bringing New York Hardcore (NYHC) to the masses. Come to the Heirloom tonight to see if they can keep the energy up after 31 seemingly-exhausting years. Remember how to pick up the change, windmill and confidently raise your fist in the air to your heart's content. Heirloom Arts Theatre, 155 Main St., Danbury. 6 p.m. $15. (203) 300-5270, heirloomarts.org.
Saturday October 15
OLD TIMERS CLUB
Last month, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre brought you the aging sounds of rock 'n' roll pioneers The Inkspots. And now they've got The Kingston Trio. The only surviving original member no longer tours, but you can hear the new lineup sing "The Wreck of the John B.," which led directly to the Beach Boys version of "Sloop John B." And anything that influenced and shaped Pet Sounds (and the Beach Boys sound in general) is AOK by us. Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. 5 & 8 p.m. $29.50-49.50. (203) 576-1636, downtowncabaret.org.
Sunday October 16
Theatre Artists Workshop needs to raise some funds, and they're going to go about doing so in the best way they know how — with a Playwrights' Festival, featuring seven local playwrights (including the Weekly's food writer Elizabeth Keyser) and 20 area actors. The Workshop was founded in 1983 by actor Keir Dullea (the guy from 2001: A Space Odyssey) as a safe haven for professional actors to hone their chops and experiment. Today is the last day of the weekend-long festival, your last chance to support it and see some high-caliber local one-acts. Theatre Artists Workshop, 5 Gregory Ave., Norwalk. 3 p.m. $20. (203) 854-6830, taworkshop.org.
Monday October 17
THEY ARE THE 1%
Rich people have nice stuff. It annoys us poor people who have crappy stuff, enough to make us protest in the streets of New York, yet we're still fascinated by it. Russian-born artist Alexander "Sasha" Sergeef paints the lavish homes of European aristocracy, using lush colors and creamy textures. He opened his show Celebrate, Festeggiamo! over the weekend at Wilton's River Road Gallery, but you can come today to escape the opening reception crowds and get lost in the paintings of completely awesome stuff you'll never be able to afford. River Road Gallery, 21 River Road, Wilton. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. (203) 762-3887, riverrdgallery.com.
Tuesday October 18
It's about time for a David Bowie fix, don't you think? And no, we're not talking about Labyrinth this time. A brand spankin' new 35mm print of The Man Who Fell To Earth is tonight's Programmer's Pick at the Avon Theatre, and Bowie has never looked so alienesque, having crashed his spaceship in a desert town. It was the '70s, and life and movie-making were open to experimentation like never before. Enjoy it in all its original, colorful, reckless beauty. 7:30 p.m., Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. (203) 967-3660, avontheatre.org.
Wednesday October 19
Jonathan Richman rose to prominence with his band the Modern Lovers in the '70s, with a raw sound that paved the way for punk in the latter half of the decade. Now he's 60, but he still plays with the same childlike innocence he was known for back then, now in an acoustic setting. See him tonight all up close and intimate-like at Fairfield Theatre's StageOne. Fairfield Theatre Company, StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. 7:30 p.m. $20. (203) 259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.