Author Claire Messud discusses "The Burning Girl" Wednesday in Mystic

Author Claire Messud (WW Norton)

How many times a day do we cheerfully make the drive to the convenience store or a Dunkin' Donuts or the gas station or the cinema or ... ? We don't even think about such things. Take a few minutes, then, Wednesday to stop by Bank Square Books to meet and listen to author and Guggenheim...

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Daryl Hall and John Oates — Nov. 17 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale 10 a.m. today; $95-$250

Miguel — Aug. 24 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$79.50

Cherish the Ladies — Dec. 21 at Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $28-$48

Steven Page Trio — Sept. 30 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale 10 a.m. today; $38

Elvis Costello & The Imposters — Nov. 9 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale 10 a.m. today;$35-$125

Panic! At the Disco — Jan. 19 at Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence; tickets on sale 10 a.m. today; $27.75-$67.75