Bridgeport Library- Money Smart Series: Everything You Should Know About Credit CardsBurroughs Saden Branch- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Monday,May 2 at 12pm
In this workshop the instructor will discuss different types of credit cards, pros and cons of having one, and useful tools and methods to eliminate credit card debt.
Financial Education workshops will be given by Liz Krebs, who is a Financial Educator at LifeBridge Community Services.
More information is available at http://bportlibrary.org/ or at (203) 576-7400
Appleseeds: The Life, Times and Music of Pete Seeger423 Park Avenue Huntington NY 11743 Sunday,May 1 at 6pm
An evening in tribute to the late great American folk artist will include clips and photographs, recorded narration and song samples.
More information is available at http://cinemaartscentre.org/ or at 631.423.7611
Ridgefield Gone Country/ BBQSaturday,Apr 30 to Sunday,May 1
The streets of Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sights and smells of pit-smoking, authentic BBQ this weekend. The grounds of the historic Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., will host the Kansas City Barbecue Society and New England Barbecue Society Competitions this year. The events will share the location with the Ridgefield Gone Country festival with lot’s of live music on both days.
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the festival.
Plenty of parking at Veteran’s Park and East Ridge schools.
Info at ridgefieldbbqct.com
The Palace Theatre – Jazz Night with the Wynton Marsalis QuintetThe Palace Theatre 61 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901 Saturday,Apr 30 at 8:00 pm
Wynton Marsalis’ career ranges from a jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, to advocate for the arts.
More information is available at http://palacestamford.org/ or at (203) 325-4466
Bridgeport Library- Sheri Miller ConcertBurroughs Saden Branch- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Apr 30 at 2pm-3pm
Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired songs. She also sings a wide range of popular classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke and Johnny Cash, among others.
More information is available at (203) 576-7400 or http://bportlibrary.org/
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra- The King of Instruments performanceChoate Rosemary Hall on North Elm Street, Wallingford Saturday,Apr 30 at 7:30pm
Stephen Main, Organist
Concerto for Organ, G. F. Handel
Adagio, Toamso Albinoni
Church Windows, Ottorini Respighi
Symphony No. 3 “Organ,” Camille Saint-Saens
As composer, Steve Main’s work has included the recent publication of new choral and symphonic works, multiple commissions, and the completion of the scores for several independent films.
More information is available at http://www.wallingfordsymphony.org
Javier Colon– Live in ConcertRidgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Apr 28 at 8pm
Connecticut native , Javier Colon has a fresh take on pop and soul.
More information is available at http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/ or at (203) 438-5795
New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan Tuesday,Apr 26 at 7:30 PM
The concert will feature Scott D. Miller’s Dutch Angle, for violin, viola, cello, and bass clarinet, featuring the noted violinist Miranda Cuckson. Kevin McCarter’s In Open Air, for flute and piano, David Picton’s Redwood Prelude and Fugue, for organ, and Eugene Marlow’s Agitation du Coeur, for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. Works by Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Frank Retzel, and Jennifer Griffith will also be performed. In addition, the performers will include Michael Laderman, flute, Allen Blustine and Alexander Negrutsa, clarinet, Liam Kinson, bass clarinet, Virginia Chang Chien, oboe, Gregor Kitzis, violin, Daniel Panner and Kallie Ciechomski, viola, Chris Gross, cello, Troy Rinker, double bass, Craig Ketter and Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano, and David Shuler, organ.
More information is available at 212-787-8309
Hollow Park- Woodbury Earth DayHollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 Saturday,Apr 23 at 11 AM to 4 PM
Woodbury is preparing for its 21st Annual Earth Day Celebration. The event features over hundred vendors, a Main Stage, a Community Stage, food trucks and more . The Regulators and HannaH’s Field will be performing live music.
More information is available at 203-263-0076 or at www.woodburyearthday.org
The Ridgefield Playhouse- Bruce Hornsby80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Friday,Apr 22 at 8pm
Bruce Hornsby will be performing at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday April 22nd
More information is available at http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/ or at (203) 438-5795
Cinema Arts Centre- The KennedysCinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Thursday,Apr 21 at Open mic at 7:30, Performance at 8:30
Pete and Maura Kennedy change the stereotypical notion of folk. The New York City-based husband-and-wife singer-songwriter duo has carved out its own niche in the indie music scene – somewhere between pop and acoustic rock.
More information is available at 631.423.7611 or http://cinemaartscentre.org/
Nanuet Public Library- The Levins with Tom Cardullo149 Church Street, Nanuet NY 10954 Sunday,Apr 17 at 1-4 pm
The Levins offer Guitar, piano and voices that provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements.
Tom Cardullo’s songs often speak to the human condition.
More information is available at http://www.nanuetlibrary.org/
Silvermine Arts Center- Opening Reception – Silvermine Faculty Exhibition 2016Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Sunday,Apr 17 at 2pm-4pm
Faculty members from the Silvermine School of Art will show new work in the 2016 Annual Faculty Exhibition opening Sunday, April 17. Every style and discipline will be on display in the Silvermine Galleries.
More information is available at (203) 966-9700, ext. 20 or at http://www.silvermineart.org
Mortensen Hall- Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Jake Shimabukuro’s Uke NationMortensen Hall at The Bushnell- 166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT Saturday,Apr 16 at 7:30pm
Jake Shimabukuro comes from the process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical, the same process by which the ukulele was created and developed. He has combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.
More information is available at http://www.hartfordsymphony.org/
The Bijou Theatre- The Puerto Rican Songbook275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Apr 16 at 7pm
Rick Reyes and Campo de Humo performing for a special tribute to the music of Puerto Rico.
More information is available at 203.332.3228.
Woolsey Hall- A “Classic” Concert: From Rome to AthensWoolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven Friday,Apr 15 at 7:30 pm
The Yale Concert Band will be performing the following musical pieces:
· Dances from Crete. Adam Gorb sends listeners on a musical tour of Crete through four dynamic movements
· Aegean Festival Overture reflects the metrical asymmetry of Greek music.
· Greek Folk Song Suite (Franco Cesarini). A delightful collection of tunes based on Greek folk music.
· In October, Eric Whitacre music’s simple, pastoral melodies and lush harmonies evoke the clear autumn air and changes in light that characterize the transition from fall to winter.
· Urbino. The United States premiere of Michele Mangani’s celebratory fanfare and march, commissioned to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Urbino Wind Orchestra.
· Stand the Storm (Julian Work). Work’s goal was to develop his own style of orchestration, using whatever compositional devices might best serve the needs of his current musical piece. Describing himself as a composer influenced by the music of Debussy and Ravel, Work deliberately tried to avoid falling into predictable patterns.
More information is available at http://www.yale.edu/yaleband or 203-432-4111
Friday Night Folk – David Allen Hammond, Jeanie Putnam and the Hoolios19 Jay Street, New London, CT Friday,Apr 15 at Concert starts at 7:30 PM. Doors Open at 7:00 PM.
Opening act The Hoolios are steeped in the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico: Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas Folk and Zydeco.
For more than twenty years, David Allen Hammond has been writing and performing his songs in venues from coast to coast as a multi-instrumentalist.
Jeanie Putnam is a classical singer and songwriter from New York City.
More information is available at 860-447-9580
Bruce Museum – Expert Paleo-Artist Reconstructs Face of Ancient Human Ancestors Family WorkshopBruce Museum 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 Sunday,Apr 10 at 11am-12:30pm
John Gurche will lead “Facing the Human Past” Family Workshop sharing the story of how he studies hominid fossils and recreates faces above the skeletal structure. This family friendly hands-on program encourages family members to build their own reconstruction of an early human. John Gurche will help guide the sculpting. No sculpting experience or scientific training is necessary.
More information is available at www.brucemuseum.org
Branford Folk Music Society- Stacy Phillips1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Apr 9 at 8:00 P.M.
Stacy has assembled a select group of bluegrass pickers for this night of “folk music in overdrive” including members of his regular “Bluegrass Characters” band as well as fiddler Kenny Kosek and Marty Cutler on the banjo.
Kenny Kosek and Marty Cutler will augment Stacy’s regular group of “Bluegrass Characters” that includes Phil Zimmerman on mandolin and banjo; Andy Bromage on guitar, and Pete Kelly on bass.
More information is available at 203-488-7715
Bridgeport Library- Tai Chi Class with Jonathan Davis2705 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 Tuesday,Apr 5 at 6:30 PM-8PM
This class is designed for all ages and all fitness levels.
More information is available at http://bportlibrary.org/ or at (203) 576-7025
Partners in Health Fundraising event1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut Saturday,Apr 2 at 7pm to 10 PM
Partners in Health is a non-profit organization which builds quality sustainable health systems in impoverished areas including Haiti, West Africa and the Navajo Nation. There will be a fundraising event to support Partners in Health at the Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut, Saturday, April 2 from 7 to 10 PM. The event will include live music, a silent auction, brewery tours and light buffet. Tickets available at the door.
More information about Partners in Health is available at www.pih.org.
Cinema Arts Centre- David Bowie in Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From MarsCinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Saturday,Apr 2 at 10pm
Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs as Ziggy Stardust with his band, the Spiders From Mars. The film is devoted to the music played onstage, which includes album cuts and covers of Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground songs.
More information is available at http://cinemaartscentre.org/ or 631.423.7611
CT Roller Derby- opening of the 10th anniversary seasonInsports Centers - 29 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull CT Saturday,Mar 26 at Doors at 5:30, event begins at 6
The double event will have the Connecticut All-Stars facing off against Albany All Stars Roller Derby of Albany, N.Y., and the Yankee Brutals playing Pioneer Valley Roller Derby of Northampton, Mass.
More information is available at www.ctrollerderby.com