Western Conn. State U. Midtown Coffeehouse, Thur. at 8 (open mic), featured act at 9; in the Colonial Corner, Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury; free adm., donations accepted; info., 203-837-8486: The Band Dakota, April 6; open mic all night, April 13; Natalie Gelman, acoustic folk, rock, indie, April 20; Rhett Price, contemporary violinist, April 27
Milford Arts Council Open Mic Nites, 2nd Wednesdays, Oct. 12-May 10, 7-10 p.m.; reg. starts at 6; all performing arts welcome; door fee $5, performers free; Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave South; info., milfordarts.org or 203-878-6647. Live @ the Mac: Emily Haviland Baker, fiddler, singer, songwriter, Fri., April 14, doors open 7:30 p.m., show at 8, $15, $10 MAC members, $5 with valid student ID.