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  • Palace Theater- Dan Pugach Nonet Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Aug 17 at 8 PM

    Dan Pugach Nonet, a 9-piece ensemble performs in the styles of Pop and Jazz.

    More information available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- Vanessa Collier and Heather Gillis Performance

    70 Sanford Street Fairfield CT Thursday,Aug 16 at 7:45PM

    Heather Gillis Band performs in the styles of Rock, Soul, Jazz and Roots.

    Vanessa Collier Band performs in the style of the Blues.

    More information available at www.fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-319-1404

  • Fairfield County SCORE -Marketing for Artists & Creatives

    40 Railroad Ave Milford, CT Thursday,Aug 16 at 6:30PM to 8PM

    The marketing workshop focuses on the following topics:

    • to create an effective social media strategy
    • to seek out opportunity
    • to analyze and track results
    • And more

    More information available at www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or at (203) 831-0065

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic Nite

    40 Railroad Avenue, Milford CT Wednesday,Aug 15 at Registration at 6pm, performances at 7pm-10pm

    Summer Series Open Mic Nite

    All performing arts are welcome.

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Ridgefield Playhouse- Jeff Daniels & The Ben Daniels Band Performance

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Aug 12 at 7:30pm

    Jeff Daniels would be joined onstage for a portion of his set by the Ben Daniels Band. The Ben Daniels performs in the styles of Blues, Jazz, and Rock.

    More information available at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • FOREVER GRATEFUL FESTIVAL

    Friday,Aug 10 to Saturday,Aug 11

    CELEBRATING THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND BEYOND!
    The festival included tribute sets to The Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead and original home grown acts.

    Ives Concert Park, Western CT State University (Westside Campus), Danbury CT

    https://www.ivesconcertpark.com/forever-grateful-music-festival-fri-sat-aug-10-11/

  • The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum- Plein Air Painting

    258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT Thursday,Aug 9 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Use acrylic and watercolor paint in this outdoor art workshop that conveys summer and nature.

    More information available at www.aldrichart.org or at 203-438-4519

  • Klein Memorial Auditorium- Lyle Lovett Band Performance

    910 FAIRFIELD AVE BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Aug 9 at 8 PM

    Lyle Lovett Band performs in the styles ranging from big band swing to contemporary songwriting.

    More information available at www.theklein.org or at (203) 259-1036

  • FORUM ON IMMIGRATION & CIVIL RIGHTS

    Monday,Aug 6 at 7:30-9PM

    Open Forum on Immigration, Civil Rights and Connecticut
    PANELISTS:
    William Tong: House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the son of immigrants and a first generation American.
    Chris George: Executive Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services of Connecticut
    Aimee Berger-Girvalo: Ridgefield educator and advocate for families and children.
    Sylvia Steinert (LCSW): Psychoanalyst who has provided counseling to refugees suffering from PTSD and an expert witness on applications for asylum.
    Moderator: Susan D. Cocco
    Space Is Limited! Registration Link

    Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

  • Creative Arts Workshop- Pottery Sampler Workshop

    80 Audubon Street New Haven CT Sunday,Aug 5 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    At the Pottery Sampler Workshop, be introduced to the studio and how to use the potter’s wheel with clay.

    More information available at www.creativeartsworkshop.org or at 203-562-4927

  • Bruce Museum- Blue Crabs Discussion

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Sunday,Aug 5 at 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Tim Visel, discusses the status of Blue Crabs in the Long Island Sound , along the East Coast and more.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • Pequot Library – Sketch a Scape Workshop

    720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT Friday,Aug 3 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Art and nature combine for the Sketch a Scape art workshop. Be able to create your own unique landscape sketches with a visiting artist.

    More information available at www.pequotlibrary.org or at (203) 259-0346

  • CitySeed- Fair Haven Farmers Market

    Quinnipiac River Park (corner of Front Street & Grand Avenue) Thursday,Aug 2 at 3pm – 6pm

    The Fair Haven Farmers Market includes fruits and vegetables, artisan breads and more.

    More information available at www.cityseed.org or at 203-773-3736

  • Milford Arts Council- Paint In Workshop

    81 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT Tuesday,Jul 31 at 7 pm - 9 pm

    Be led step by step to create a painting in an evening by an instructor.

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Fairfield County SCORE- Urban Farming Workshop

    800 Union Avenue Bridgeport, CT Tuesday,Jul 31 at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

    The Urban Farming Workshop focuses on the economics of Urban Farming, types of farming that can be done in the urban environment, the process of locating food production and more.

    More information available at www.fairfieldcounty.score.org or at 203-831-0065

  • PEQUOT LIBRARY BOOK SALE

    Friday,Jul 27 to Tuesday,Jul 31 at See Website

    One of the Largest Book Sales in New England. OVER 100,000 BOOKS, plus CDs, DVDs, and RECORDS, plus unique Specials.
    Admission is FREE and open to the public. Proceeds directly fund Pequot Library’s annual programs and events.
    Exit 19 off I-95 south to 720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT
    (203) 259-0346 ext. 115
    http://www.pequotlibrary.org

  • Early Guilford Days Family Festival

    Various Locations throughout Guilford, The Henry Whitfield State Museum , The Hyland House Museum, The Thomas Griswold House Museum , The Medad Stone Tavern Museum , The Dudley Farm Museum. Saturday,Jul 28 to Sunday,Jul 29 at 11:00-4:00

    Five Historic Guilford Museums are providing traditional activities, craft demonstrations, and more. The Henry Whitfield State Museum has craft demonstrations , including tinsmithing on both days. The Hyland House Museum has hearth cooking (Saturday only), and storytelling. The Thomas Griswold House Museum has weaving both days. The Medad Stone Tavern Museum has stenciling and games each day. The Dudley Farm Museum has weaving,and feature lacemaking demonstrations by the New England Lace Guild.

    More information available at (203)-453-2457

  • Bridgehampton Museum – Caroline Doctorow & The Ballad Makers Performance

    Bridgehampton Museum Archives Barn- 2539A Montauk Highway at Ocean Road. Bridgehampton NY Saturday,Jul 28 at 7:30 PM

    “Summer Songs” Performance

    – With Caroline Doctorow & The Ballad Makers,
    featuring Twin Fiddles and Mariann Megna opening.

    More Information available at 631 537-1088

  • WESTSIDE REGGAE FESTIVAL

    Saturday,Jul 28 at 1 PM- ?

    Westside Reggae Festival is back at Ives Concert Park, Western CT State University, Danbury. Doors open this Saturday, July 28 at 1pm.
    Musical acts: Culture (with the lead vocals of Kenyatta Hill) Mykal Rose (formerly of Black Uhuru), Wayne Wonder, Half Pint, Derrick Barnett & Statement, Anthem Band, Tales Of Joy, Owen Knibbs, and Mario Cheef!
    Info at www.ivesconcertpark.comstrong>

  • Fairfield Library- Job Search Workshop

    1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT Thursday,Jul 26 at 9:15am- 10:30 am

    The workshop focuses on job search skills and strategies. Learn about different topics such as interviewing, networking and resumes.

    More information available at www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or at 203-256-3155

  • The Ridgefield Playhouse- Femi Kuti & The Positive Force Performance

    80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT Thursday,Jul 26 at 7:30pm

    Femi Kuti & The Positive Force perform in a style that blends soul, funk, jazz, R&B and African folk

    More information available at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at (203) 438-5795

  • Fairfield Theatre Company- ZZ Ward Performance

    70 Sanford Street , Fairfield CT Tuesday,Jul 24 at Doors Open at 7pm. Show at 8pm

    ZZ Ward performs in the styles of Blues and Rock.

    More information available at www.fairfieldtheatre.org or at 203-259-1036

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Screenwriters Discussion Group

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Monday,Jul 23 at 7:30 PM

    Screenwriters Discussion Group discusses and reads various Screenplays. Screenwriters Discussion Group also provides information for anyone interested in writing for film and related media.

    More information available at www.cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Bridgeport Library- Memoir Writing Workshop

    925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT Saturday,Jul 21 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Writer and Professor Elizabeth Hilts leads the workshop which includes writing exercises, an exploration of the nature of memoirs, and examining perspective.

    More information available at www.bportlibrary.org or at (203) 576-7400

  • Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council- Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks Performance

    101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson,NY Wednesday,Jul 18 at 6:30 PM

    Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks perform in the style of Rockabilly.

    More information available at www.gpjac.org or at 631.473.5220

  • Westport Fine Arts Festival

    Downtown Westport CT Saturday,Jul 14 to Sunday,Jul 15 at 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and Sunday

    The Westport Fine Arts Festival features a variety of art, food and live music throughout the weekend. The festival takes place on July 14 and 15 in downtown Westport, and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    More information available at (203) 505-8716

  • Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council – Jackalope Junction Reunion Concert

    Harborfront Park, by the Village Center, 101A East Broadway, Port Jefferson NY Wednesday,Jul 11 at 6:30pm

    The Jackalope Junction Reunion performs in the styles of Rock and roots-country.

    More information available at www.gpjac.org or at 631-473-5220

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic Nite

    40 Railroad Avenue, Milford CT Wednesday,Jul 11 at 7pm-10pm

    Summer Series Open Mic Nite.

    All performing arts are welcome.

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Corvette Show

    80 Carter Drive, Guilford CT. Sunday,Jul 8 at 9 am to 3 pm

    Club Corvette of Connecticut holds its Corvette Show on Sunday, July 8, from 9 am to 3 pm at 80 Carter Drive, Guilford CT.

    The event features Corvettes representing all facets of the model’s history.

  • Suffolk County Historical Society Museum- Opening Reception: The Silver Screens of Suffolk

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Saturday,Jul 7 at 1pm

    The exhibit celebrates Suffolk County’s role in the history of film, illustrating the early connections to Suffolk County and the area’s local theaters, while also outlining cinema history through a showcase of private collections of movie posters, programs, heralds, theater window cards and more.

    More information available at www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at (631) 727-2881

  • Barnum Museum- Barnum’s Birthday Bash

    Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Thursday,Jul 5 at 11 am- 1 pm

    Barnum’s Birthday Bash features a variety of family friendly events.

    More information available at www.barnum-museum.org or at 203-331-1104

  • Bruce Museum- Everything Except Honey: The Diversity of Wild Bees Lecture

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Sunday,Jul 1 at 2 pm

    At 2:00 pm, Nick Dorian, a PhD candidate at Tufts University studying native cellophane bees, talks about the diversity of wild bees in New England and more. Part of the First Sunday Science program.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • The Connecticut Audubon Society- Nature Sketching and Journaling Workshops

    Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Saturday,Jun 16 to Saturday,Jun 30 at 10am-noon

    Learn from Instructor Justine Lee Hirten how to sketch birds, improve your observation skills, record your insights in an illustrated nature journal, and more. All skill levels welcome.

    Workshop topics are:

    Sat. June 16 (10am-noon): Sketching Birds from Life

    Sat. June 23 (10am-noon): Field Sketching in the Larsen Sanctuary

    Sat. June 30 (10am-noon): Nature Journaling

    More information available at : www.ctaudubon.org or at 203-259-6305 ext. 109

  • Caroline Doctorow & The Ballad Makers Performance

    2539A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY Saturday,Jun 30 at 7:30 pm

    WPKN’S Caroline Doctorow and her acoustic band, The Ballad Makers perform with an opening act, The Spaghetti Westerners at Summer Songs presented by The Bridgehampton Museum.

    More information available at 631-537-1088

  • Shinnecock Museum- Strawberry Harvest Festival

    Shinnecock Museum at Montauk Highway and West Gate Road, Southampton NY Saturday,Jun 30 at 11AM-4PM

    The Strawberry Harvest Festival features Museum and Canoe tours, food, Native American art and more.

  • Palace Theater- Jim Ridl Quartet Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Jun 29 at 7pm

    The Jim Ridl Quartet performs Jazz Music.

    More information available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • CitySeed- Downtown Farmers Market

    New Haven Green — Corner of Church St. & Elm St. Wednesday,Jun 27 at 11am – 2pm

    Downtown Farmers’ Market includes a variety of lunch options , soups , baked goods and more.

    More information available at www.cityseed.org or at 203-773-3736

  • Bruce Museum- Conservation Conversation

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Tuesday,Jun 26 at 6pm - 8pm

    Conservation Conversation: A Live, Interactive Discussion- A conservation-themed panel discussion.

    In association with the exhibition National Geographic Photo Ark, the Bruce Museum hosts a panel discussion with experts.
    These experts include:

    ∙ Gregg Dancho
    ∙ Jim Knox
    ∙ Peter Gottesman
    ∙ Dara Reid
    ∙ Tim Walsh

    The interactive discussion would be driven by audience questions.

    Please note reservations are required for the event.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • Norwalk Art Festival

    Mathews Park, West Avenue, Norwalk CT Saturday,Jun 23 to Sunday,Jun 24 at Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

    The Norwalk Art Festival includes a variety of arts such as photography, drawing, ceramics, painting, mixed media, printmaking and more. There would also be some performing artists as well as a food court.

  • Bruce Museum- Grand Re-Opening Bruce Museum Seaside Center & Greenwich Shellfish Commission’s Experience the Sound Event

    Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich CT Sunday,Jun 24 at 1pm - 4pm

    Grand Re-Opening of the Bruce Museum Seaside Center and Greenwich Shellfish Commission’s Experience the Sound event.
    Held throughout Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich.
    No reservation required.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203-869-0376

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- Pepperland Performance

    247 College Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Jun 21 to Friday,Jun 22 at 8:00pm for Both June 21 and June 22

    The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” has turned 50. To salute the milestone in musical history, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas partnered with arts organizations from around the world to commission the Mark Morris Dance Group’s creation of Pepperland.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The Barnum Museum- Make Music Day Event

    820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT Thursday,Jun 21 at 4PM – 5PM

    Ukuleleist Nina Lesiga would hold an outdoor pop up concert of songs for easy listening and singing along in front of The Barnum Museum. A few demonstration ukuleles are available for those interested in learning the ukulele.

    More information available at www.barnum-museum.org or at 203-331-1104

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- The Meadows Brothers Performance

    270 Temple Street New Haven, CT Wednesday,Jun 20 at 5:30pm

    The Meadows Brothers have a distinct brand of roots music that combines folk, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas-Kaki King Performance

    470 College Street New Haven, CT Wednesday,Jun 20 at 8:00pm

    Kaki King combining her imagination with virtuoso technique, The Neck is A Bridge to the Body is Kaki King’s storytelling as she celebrates the guitar through an audio-visuals.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- Ruth B Performance

    Festival Stage on the New Haven Green Saturday,Jun 16 at 7pm

    Ruth B combines a soulful voice with powerful lyrics that are both universal and unmistakably her own.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • Maritime Aquarium Auto Show

    10 N. Water St. Norwalk, CT Saturday,Jun 16 at 10AM - 5PM

    The Aquarium’s first-ever Auto Show would feature cars all named for marine animals, including a 1954 Bangert Manta Ray, a 1962 Tiburon (Shark) Roadster, plus Marlins, Barracudas, Sting Rays and more.

    More information available at www.maritimeaquarium.org or at (203) 852-0700

  • Southampton Arts Center -The Paper Bag Project

    25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY Friday,Jun 15 at 2 PM-5 PM

    Attendees have the opportunity to help paint and cut hundreds of brown paper bags that become part of Fall 2018 Installation artist Francisco Alvarado-Juárez’s fall exhibition, Light of the Ocean.

    More information available at www.southamptonartscenter.org or at 631-283-0967

  • Bruce Museum-Symposium. Native Bees of Connecticut

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT Wednesday,Jun 13 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    In this mini-symposium, Bee expert Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, delivers the keynote address, Beyond the Honey Bee – Native Bees of Connecticut.

    Please note reservations are required.

    More information available at www.brucemuseum.org or at 203.869.0376

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio Performance

    230 Temple Street New Haven, CT Wednesday,Jun 13 at 8:45pm

    The international trio is well versed in the various Brazilian styles of music—Samba, Bossa Nova, Baiao, Choro. By combining this music with straight-ahead Hard Bop Jazz the trio creates a style known as Brazilian Jazz.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- The Coastal Reeds Performance

    230 Temple Street New Haven, CT Tuesday,Jun 12 at 7:30pm

    The Coastal Reeds performs for communities throughout Connecticut, showcasing the unique sounds of the double reed instruments. Learn the history of these instruments, how double reeds work, the interesting sound they make and more.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- Elegant Primates Performance

    425 College St New Haven, CT Tuesday,Jun 12 at 8:45pm

    Elegant Primates perform original world beat pop music with Latin, African and Caribbean influences. They blend four-part vocal harmonies with percussion.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • The International Festival of Arts & Ideas- Flor de Toloache and Las Cafeteras Performance

    Festival Stage on the New Haven Green Sunday,Jun 10 at 6pm

    Flor de Toloache combines many different influences to create an edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional mariachi music.

    Las Cafeteras brings together traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Afro-Mexican rhythms, the traditional dance zapateado and more.

    More information available at www.artidea.org or at (203) 498-3771

  • Klein Memorial Auditorium- New England Ballet Company Performance

    910 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT Sunday,Jun 10 at 5pm

    Retrospective Renewal” would be a look back at Artistic Director Victor Trevino’s choreography with the purpose of looking forward to renewing and revitalizing the future of New England Ballet Company.

    More information available at www.theklein.org or at (800) 424-0160

  • Resilient Bridgeport Public Information Meeting

    Schelfhaudt Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Wednesday,Jun 6 at 6-8 PM

    Resilient Bridgeport is a prototype for the region’s coastal areas. It consists of a resilience strategy and pilot projects focused on protecting homes, businesses and infrastructure in the South End of Bridgeport from chronic and acute flooding.

    The evening begins promptly at 6 PM with a presentation on project progress, the EIS process and design alternatives. Following the presentation, attendees are able to stay for an open discussion on the design alternatives. Open to the public.

    More information available at www.resilientbridgeport.com

  • Milford Arts Council- Paint in Workshop

    81 Naugatuck Avenue Milford CT Tuesday,Jun 5 at 7pm - 9pm

    Be led step by step to create a unique painting in an evening by an instructor

    More information available at www.milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647