Friday, September 20, 8 p.m., A Night With Janis Joplin, Garde Arts Center, New London. $38-$125. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summertime," a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll's greatest legends. For tickets, call 860-444-7373, ext. 1 or visit www.gardearts.org.