Plan Ahead: 5 Shows Coming to the Hartford Area

Kenan Thompson (COURTESY KENANTHOMPSON.NET)

Why wait until the last minute to get your act together? Here are six events at least a week out to get you started.

1) Oliver Lake Organ Quartet, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $5-$15, Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, (860) 242-6688, hartfordjazzsociety.com.

2) Macbeth, Nov. 16-18, $10-$12, Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org.

3) John Mayock and the Homesteaders, Nov. 17, 9 p.m., $7-$10, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.

4) Kenan Thompson, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., $10-$15, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu.

5) Life as a Ghost w/Letter to the Exiles, Vena Amoris, Built by Machines, December Sky, Dec. 8, Webster Theater, 31 Webster St., Hartford, (800) 477-6849, webstertheater.com.