Weekend Picks Sept. 27-29

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  • Connor Christian PR

    8:30 p.m. Friday; The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th St., Sarasota; $5; 388-7539; blueroostersrq.com.

    Rock 'n' roller band Connor Christian & Southern Gothic

    Rock 'n' roll band Connor Christian & Southern Gothic with Top 20 country album is making Sarasota debut. Read my interview with Christian.

  • chinatown_courtesy

    6 p.m. Friday; South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton; $5, $3 (member admission); 746-4131; southfloridamuseum.org.

    Film classic 'Chinatown'

    One of the greatest films of all time, Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir classic “Chinatown” is set in 1930s Los Angeles with Jack Nicholson playing a private detective who uncovers a scandal involving murder, incest and corruption regarding the local water supply. A sizzling Faye Dunaway adds to the excitement. The movie will be screened in the all-digital domed theater in the Bishop Planetarium as part of the South Florida Museum’s Film Friday series. Each week there's beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks available for purchase.

  • Artie Lange CROP

    8 p.m. Saturday; Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S., St. Petersburg; $39-$65; (727) 892-5767; themahaffey.com

    Comedian/actor/radio personality Artie Lange

    Comedian Artie Lange talks candidly about leaving "The Howard Stern Show," battling heroin and the best part of sobriety before performing Saturday at the Mahaffey. Read my interview with Lange.

  • Chase-Rice

    7 p.m. Saturday; Joyland, 5520 14th St. W., Bradenton; $10 (advance); $15 (at the door); 756-6060; joylandcountry.com

    Country singer Chase Rice

    Chase Rice is a country music singer/songwriter perhaps best known as the runner-up on “Survivor: Nicaragua” and for co-writing the Florida Georgia Line smash “Cruise.” Rice had a minor hit single of his own earlier this year with “How She Rolls.” Michael Ray will also perform.

  • Electric Car AP photo

    10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota; 400-0548; pluginday.org.

    Electric car show

    Electric vehicles and other eco-friendly technologies will show their power at this free event dubbed “Electrify the Island” that’s part of National Plug In Day and taking place on the grounds of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on City Island. Electrify the Island will feature a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) expo, ride-and-drive sessions that allow visitors to test EVs, including cars from Tesla, Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan. There will also be vendors focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, educational booths, food and a special discount at The Aquarium at Mote.