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Plan Ahead: 6 Great Shows Coming to the Hartford Area

Jerry SpringerPalace TheaterHenry RollinsBushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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

1) CT Forum: The State of Women, Oct. 12, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909,

2) Black-eyed Sally's JAMbalaya on the River Blues Cruise, Oct. 14, 4-8 p.m. on the Lady Katherine (boat leaves from Charter Oak Landing, Hartford), $60. Features entertainment by Ryan Hartt and The Blue Hearts and River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs. Purchase tickets at

3) Toad the Wet Sprocket, Oct. 14, Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, Route 44, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306,

4) Phoenix Theater Company's "The Rocky Horror Show," opens Oct. 18, (special midnight performances on Oct. 20 and 27), $15-$26, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, Refreshments and cash bar available. Free parking.

5) Henry Rollins 2012 Tour, Nov. 2, The Webster, 31 Webster St., Hartford, (860) 525-5553,

6) Jerry Springer, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Palace Theater, Waterbury, (203) 346-2000,


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