John Fries & the Heat release their "U.S. 50" EP with a party Saturday at Waterford's Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Guests include Nancy Parent, Black Marmot, Daphne Lee Martin, Kerry Pulaski, Doug Woolverton and Rich Lataille. Festivities kick off at 8 p.m., and the cover's $5; (860) 443-5378. The band also plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Mystic Arts Center, 9 Water St., as part of Art After Dark.
- RICK KOSTER