Asia is celebrating its 30th year of existence with a tour and a new album featuring all four original members (original lineups often being a difficult thing to preserve in the land of rock 'n' roll). Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton will all be on hand Thursday playing their hits, and a Guiness Black Lager tasting in the lobby at 7:15 will provide a soul-and-tastebud-pleasing transtion from another work week into show-going weekend mode. (The weekend starts on Friday, right?)
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m $80. (203) 438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.