Red Sox Winter Weekend returns to Foxwoods

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., left, and left fielder Andrew Benintendi will join other players this weekend for the Sox’s sold-out fifth annual Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

It's been 81 days since the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, and spring training draweth nigh. What could be more fun that to experience the Sox' fifth annual Winter Weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino? From Friday through Sunday, most all of members of the championship...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Comic Bob Marley — Feb. 1 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $33.50-$58.50

Professor Louie and The Crowmatix — Feb. 9 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $26-$30

Plywood Cowboy — March 15 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $25

Gladys Knight — Feb. 16 at Jorgensen Center, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $20-$55

Gogol Bordello — March 16 at The Strand, Providence; tickets on sale now; $27.50-$35

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