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  • Celebrate the Season at The Barnum Museum

    The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Sunday,Dec 14 at 2pm

    Celebrate the Season is a journey back in time to festivities of bygone days. Museum Director Kathy Maher will present the evolution of the tales and traditions of the Victorian Age Christmas.

     

    For more information please call 203-331-1104

  • Pete Rushefsky & The Ternovka Ensemble- Branford Folk Music Society

    First Congregational Church of Branford 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Dec 13 at 8pm

    A special Hanukkah concert and dance party with internationally renowned klezmer musician and composer Pete Rushefsky and his Ternovka Ensemble. In addition, Branford Folk’s own renowned dance leader (and president) Willa Horowitz will teach dance steps at the end of the concert.

     

    For more information please call 203-488-7715

  • Bridgeport Public Library -Memoir Writing workshop

    Bridgeport Public Library 925 Broad St Bridgeport CT 06604 Saturday,Dec 13 at 2pm

    The Bridgeport Public Library will be holding a Memoir Writing Workshop in the History Center.

     

    Call 203-576-7400 ext. 7 for further information
     

  • It’s a Wonderful Life:

    Friday,Dec 12

    Live from WVL Radio Theatre
    Fri, Dec 12, 8 p.m
    Regina Quick Center, Fairfied University

    Live action “radio broadcast”of Frank Capra’s holiday film brings the audience back to the golden age of radio, complete with sound effects.

    Info: 877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com

  • Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas

    Sunday,Dec 7

    Mark O’Connor and Friends –
    An Appalachian Christmas
    Sun, Dec 7, 3 p.m

    Regina Quick Center, Fairfied University

    Fiddler and composer Mark O’Connor brings his favorite musicians to the Quick for a musical celebration of the holidays

    Info: 877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com

  • Annual Open House 2014 – Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators

    Yale Peabody Museum Community Education Center 230 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT 06477 Sunday,Dec 7 at 2-4 pm Student presentations at 3:00 pm

    Connecticut Natural Science Illustrators, in collaboration with the Yale Peabody Museum is hosting their Annual Open House and Student/ Faculty Exhibition on Dec. 7, at the Community Education Center

    For more information please call 203-934-0878

  • 12TH ANNUAL FABULOUS GUITAR NIGHT

    Saturday,Dec 6

    7:30 PM, DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
    ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 400 HUMPHREY ST., NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

    WITH MUSIC BY:
    ANDREW LEONARD, GEORGE BAKER & TONY DIOGUARDI,
    JUDY HANDLER & MARK LEVESQUE, NANCY TUCKER
    PRESTER JOHN (SHAWN PERSINGER & DAVID MILLER)
    RABINDRA GOSWAMI (SPECIAL GUEST SITAR MASTER FROM INDIA!)
    RON ANTHONY & DENNIS COLLIN, STACY PHILLIPS

    AND YOUR HOST, ROBERT MESSORE

    SUGGESTED DONATION: $10 + 1 ITEM OF WINTER CLOTHING FOR CHARITY
    GENERAL ADMISSION, NO SEATS SOLD IN ADVANCE

    CONCERT INFORMATION: 203-787-9642

    WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/ROBERT-MESSORES-ANNUAL-FABULOUS-GUITAR-NIGHT/285606721450840, OR GOOGLE “FABULOUS GUITAR NIGHT”

  • 4th Annual Wooden Wonderland – Suffolk County Historical Society

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 Saturday,Dec 6 at 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

    The 4th Annual Wooden Wonderland: Carvers’ Holiday Show is a special holiday event featuring handmade carvings and wooden items made by Long Island craftspeople plus carving and woodworking demonstrations.

     

    For more information please call (631) 727-2881

  • Cornwall Community Contra Dance

    Cornwall Town Hall, Pine St. in Cornwall, CT 06753 Saturday,Dec 6 at 7pm

    Live old time music by Still, the Homegrown Band and calling by Rachael Gall. All dances taught, all ages and left feet welcome!

     

    For information call Jane at 860-672-6101.

  • The Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus presents “Holiday Harmonies”

    Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford 06615 Saturday,Dec 6 at Start time 7:30pm

    The Coastal Chordsmen A Cappella Chorus will present its annual “Holiday Harmonies” show Saturday December 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Stratford Theater, 2422 Main Street, Stratford. The Chordsmen will sing holiday songs in their unique a cappella style that has come to be enjoyed by audiences throughout the region. The chorus is the oldest in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Northeastern District which comprises eastern New York State and all of New England plus Quebec and the Maritime provinces of Canada.

     

    Men who like to sing are welcome at rehearsals which take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 406 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

     

    For more information please call 203-816-0462

  • Digital Seminar- New Haven Chamber of Commerce

    Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 900 Chapel Street, 10th Floor New Haven, CT 06510-2811 Thursday,Dec 4 at Check in 11:30AM, Seminar 12pm - 2:30pm

    Free internet marketing seminar at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

    Personalized Digital Analysis for All Attendees

    Topics Include: •How the world has gone mobile. •Importance of responsive mobile websites. •The Power and accountability of search. •The effectiveness of display. •How to win the daily search wars and grow!

     

    Registration is required. To register, please call 203-710-0211 or email ryan.hollembaek@hibu.com

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter Paul & Mary- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 11743 Wednesday,Dec 3 at 7:30pm

    Highlights of New Documentary, Live Performance, Never Recorded Songs!
    Peter Yarrow will serve as a personal guide with commentary & live performance – from beloved anthems to selections from 13 never-before-recorded songs – through highlights of the brand new documentary, “50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary”. The celebration culminates in a reception signing of their new coffee table book chronicling the iconic trio’s epic journey of uplifting music that defined a generation, leaving a legacy that lives on today.

     

    For more information call 631-423-7611 or online at www.cinemaartscentre.org

  • SUNDAY J A Z Z at PIZZERIA LAURETANO

    291 Greenwood Avenue Bethel Connecticut Sunday,Nov 9 to Sunday,Nov 30 at 6pm

    “J A Z Z at the Pizzeria” series on Sundays at 6 continues this fall at Pizzeria Lauretano in Bethel Connecticut .

    Pizzeria Lauretano is located at 291 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel.

    Showtime is 6pm.
    November will have the following performances:

    Sunday, November 23
    Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

    Sunday, November 30
    Orgone Jazz Quintet

    For more information call 203-792-1500 or visit www.pizzerialauretano.com.

  • Ridgefield Screens Two Great Gatsbys

    Sunday,Nov 23

    Celebrating Ridgefield’s Town Wide BIG READ of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby!
    BOTH SCREENINGS FREE

    Sun, 11/23 – 4:00pm

    Francis Ford Coppola’s version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel was one of the most hyped movies of the summer of 1974. Robert Redford stars as self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby, who uses his vast (and implicitly ill-gotten) fortune to buy his way into Long Island society. Most of all, Gatsby wants to win back the love of socialite Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow). Also featuring Bruce Dern and Sam Waterston.
    The Great Gatsby

    Sun, 11/23 – 7:30pm
    The 2013 version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Bas Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carrie Mulligan with Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton.
    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    203-438-5795

    ridgefieldplayhouse.org

  • WPKN MIKATA BENEFIT

    Saturday,Nov 22

    MIKATA in Concert
    The Milford Arts Centre

    Saturday November 22nd, 8pm Show, Doors @ 7pm

    7-8pm- PKN Latino Programmers Spin the Tunes

    Admission $25

    Watch wpkn.org for updates on this event.

    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave South
    Milford, CT 06460

    milfordarts.org/

  • Christine Lavin & Don White at Voices Cafe

    Saturday,Nov 22

    Saturday,  8:00pm
    Voices Café at The Unitarian Church in Westport

    Voices Café is dedicated to building a community of spirit and action by presenting folk artists that have something to say…

    10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport

    voicescafe.org/

  • Holiday Gift Fair

    1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT Saturday,Nov 22 at 10am- 4pm

    Arts, Crafts, and Vendor Show
    Saturday, November 22nd
    10am-4pm
    Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church
    1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT

     

    For more information please call 203-374-6528 or online at www.fairfieldgrace.org

     

     

  • The New Haven Poetry Institute Featuring Christine Beck and Izikhotane

    The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT Thursday,Nov 20 at Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.

    Christine Beck holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of Blinding Light. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Connecticut Review, Passager, Connecticut River Review and Centrifugal Eye. She teaches poetry, creative writing and literature at The University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and in private workshops. Ms. Beck is a former president of the Connecticut Poetry Society, and is currently an officer and leader of local poetry chapters.

    Izikhotane is a Connecticut-based poetry/music project that sometimes borders performance art.  Musician Karl Warner utilizes a wide-range of instruments including keyboard, computer, guitar, harmonium, and toy piano.  Poet Jim Whitten reads from his books of poetry including his newest title, Benjamin Banneker’s Almanack.  Together they create the Avant-Garde in the Age of Auto-Correct.

    On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  There are outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).

    Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.

    For more information: thepoetryinstitute.com

  • “Of Mice and Men” Screening – Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY Wednesday,Nov 19 at 7:30pm start time

    James Franco and Chris O’Dowd star in the hit Broadway production, filmed by National Theatre Live for the big screen. A moving masterpiece based on one of the most important works in American literature about two migrant worker friends searching for opportunities during the great depression and the moral impasses they face in their ever-changing environment, “Of Mice and Men” screens on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY.

     

    For more information please call 631-423-7611 or online at www.cinemaartscentre.org

  • “West Meets East in a Unique Antarctic Voyage” – The Bruce Museum

    1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 Tuesday,Nov 18 at Doors open at 6:30 pm for a reception with light refreshments and open galleries, and the lecture begins at 7:00 pm

    Margie Turrin, Coordinator at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, will present West Meets East in a Unique Antarctic Voyage on Tuesday, November 18, at 7:00 pm at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.

    In late fall 2013, a small group from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory traveled to the Antarctica Peninsula with The Antarctic Forum, an interdisciplinary group of Chinese leaders and elites. Turrin will discuss how the magic of Antarctica served as a backdrop for conversations on entering a new era for Antarctica, with China and the world moving towards environmental conservation, harmonious social development, and societal responsibility.

     

    For more information call (203)-869-0376 or online at www.brucemuseum.org

  • Yale Concert Band presents “A Good Old-Fashioned Band Concert”

    Woolsey Hall (500 College Street), New Haven Sunday,Nov 16 at 2pm

    The Yale Concert band will be playing the following in their” Good Old-Fashioned Band Concert”:

    •  1812 Overture to commemorate Russia’s triumph over Napoleon, but this rousing piece has turned into a beloved American icon. Today’s audience members are invited to bring bells of any kind and participate in the celebratory finale.
    • Yiddish Dances is comprised of five movements that are all based on Klezmer music – the traditional music of Jews from Eastern Europe – each dance is harmonically rich and full of metrical asymmetries.
    • Molly on the Shore is based on two Irish folk dances: “Temple Hill” and “Molly on the Shore.” This boisterous piece is known for its tireless energy and rhythmic intensity.
    • You’re a Grand Old Flag, Commando March, and Third Alarm March are three American marches for band that are filled with patriotic spirit and excitement.

     

    • Scenes from The Louvre

     

    • Overture to Colas Breugnon

     

    For more information please call (203) 432-4111 or visit http://www.yale.edu/yaleband

  • BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL

    Thursday,Nov 13 to Sunday,Nov 16

    6TH ANNUAL
    CITY-WIDE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
    NOVEMBER 13-16,

    VIEW ART. TALK ART. ART FOR SALE.

    HAPPY HOUR KICK-OFF THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 at McLEVY HALL. Socialize with the artists. View a sampling of small works by artists city-wide. Tour historic McLevy Hall and the creative community of artists and entrepreneurs. Enjoy light refreshment and music courtesy of WPKN, 89.5 fm radio.
    Through the weekend…Events, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Films.

    Program Guide available on website and at many venues in Bridgeport

    Bike the Art Trail Saturday, 11/15

    bridgeport-art-trail.org

  • RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MTN. BOYS

    Saturday,Nov 15

    SATURDAY, 8 PM
    GUITARTOWNCT PRESENTS THEIR 50TH CONCERT: DR. RALPH STANLEY AND THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS. A FOUNDING FATHER OF BLUEGRASS, HIS VOICE EMBODIES THE “HIGH LONESOME SOUND”. HE’S EARNED 3 GRAMMYS, MADE OVER 200 ALBUMS,IS A MEMBER OF THE  IBMA HALL OF FAME, IS A NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS WINNER, A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND HAS AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM YALE.

    UNITARIAN SOCIETY HALL, 700 HARTFORD TURNPIKE, HAMDEN, CT.

    $50 GENERAL ADMISSION – $60 RESERVED

    GUITARTOWNCT.COM

  • “Becoming Tom Thumb” with Author & Professor Eric Lehman

    Burroughs & Saden Bridgeport History Center- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Nov 13 at 6pm start time

    Join University of Bridgeport’s Professor Eric Lehman for a discussion of his new book Becoming Tom Thumb.
    The definitive biography of an iconic American entertainer:

    When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum’s promotional skills and the miniature Stratton’s comedic talents, they charmed a Who’s Who of the 19th century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln

     

    For more information call (203)-576-7400

  • Archives Workshop- Litchfield History Museum

    Litchfield History Museum- 7 South Street Litchfield, CT 06759 Thursday,Nov 13 at Start time 7pm

    Richard Stenman is a Photograph Conservator and former Litchfield resident. He will talk about conservation and the physical nature of traditional photographs. Causes of deterioration and practices for extending their longevity will be discussed with an illustrated lecture. Attendees of the lecture are invited to bring photographs and their questions.

     

    For more information call 860-567-4501 or online at www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

  • The Honey Dewdrops- Branford Folk Music Society

    Branford Folk Coffeehouse First Congregational Church of Branford 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Saturday,Nov 8 at Start Time 8pm

    The Virginia-based Honey Dewdrops, Laura Wortman and her spouse Kagey Parrish will be performing at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse on Saturday November 8th 2014 at 8pm. Their music covers the ground between hand-crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals.

    The location is wheelchair accessible.

    For more information call 203-488-7715
    Email: branfordfolk@gmail.com
    http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/

  • TOM RUSH: NO REGRETS

    Friday,Nov 7

    DANBURY PALACE THEATRE
    MEET THE FIMMAKER SERIES
    FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7, 8PM

    Director Rob Stegman and legendary performer Tom Rush will be in attendance at the event.
    Folksinger, songwriter, and guitarist Tom Rush recalls his career in the film…archival footage, photgraphs, and clippings.

    The documentary features interviews with James Taylor, Elektra Records’ Jac Holzman, and DJ Dick Summer, and musical cameos by David Bromberg, Buskin & Batteau, Jonathan Edwards, and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

    A champion of new and emerging artists, Rush introduced the world to Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, who called Rush an “early hero and one of my main influences.”

    A complementary wine and cheese reception in the theatre’s lobby prior to the film.

    THE PALACE DANBURY, 165 Main Street  Danbury CT  06810
    (203) 794-9944

    thepalacedanbury.com

  • MARSH BOTANIC GARDEN- OPEN HOUSE

    Friday,Nov 7

    & FALL FESTIVAL
    FREE
    FRIDAY 11/7, 5PM-7:30PM

    GREENHOUSE TOURS
    LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
    LIVE MUSIC BY THE PEACH PIE BAND

    265 MANSFIELD AVE., NEW HAVEN, CT
    203-432-6320

    MARSHBOTANICALGARDEN.YALE.EDU

  • Westport Farmers’ Market

    50 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880 Thursday,Nov 6 at 10am-2pm

    Thursday, November 6th, will be the last opportunity for the outdoor Westport Farmers Market.  To end the season with our mission in mind, Chef and Instructor Cecily Gans students’, from the Advanced Culinary Arts will be the ‘guest chef’ demonstrators for the day from 10:15am – 11:00am .

    They will feature a recipe by former Staples’ student Sarah Rountree, who graduated in June, for the seasonality and the local availability for the key ingredients.

    For more information  please visit www.westportfarmersmarket.com

  • Stations of the Elevated- Cinema Arts Centre

    Cinema Arts Centre- 423 PARK AVENUE HUNTINGTON NY 11743 Wednesday,Nov 5 at Start time 7:30pm

    Stations of the Elevated will be showing at the Cinema Arts Centre on Wednesday November 5th at 7:30pm with Director Manfred Kirchheimer in person.

     

    Stations of the Elevated is a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. The film weaves together vivid images of graffiti covered elevated subway trains crisscrossing the gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York, to a commentary-free soundtrack that combines ambient city noise with jazz and gospel by Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin. Gliding through the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan – making a rural detour past a correctional facility upstate – Stations of the Elevated is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.

     

    For more information call 631-423-7611 or go online at http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/stations-of-the-elevated/

  • WPKN’S ANTIQUES & BLUES BENEFIT

    Thursday,Oct 30

     6:30PM-11PM
    ANTIQUES AND DESIGN CENTER, NORWALK, CT

    6:30pm-8pm

    -AL BELL SPINS FROM HIS COLLECTION OF BLUES 45S

    -LIVE BLUES WITH CHARLIE KARP AND BOBBY PALTAUF

    8pm-11pm

    -”BLUES IN THE EVENING” BOB SHAPIRO BROADCASTS LIVE ON 89.5FM, WPKN

    MORE THAN 100 ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES VENDORS PLUS FOOD FROM WILSON’S BARBEQUE
    AND WINE FROM FOUNTAINHEAD.

    $15 ADMISSION BENEFITS WPKN

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY ANTIQUES AND DESIGN CENTER, 19 WILLARD RD. NORWALK, CT

     

  • Halloween Parade & Party- Bridgeport Library (Blackrock Branch)

    Ellsworth Field & Bridgeport Library Black Rock Branch Tuesday,Oct 28 at 4:30pm - 7:00 PM

    The 6th annual Halloween Parade and Party will be taking place at the  Bridgeport Blackrock Branch  Library on Tuesday, October 28th starting at 4:30pm on Ellsworth Field.

     

    The Halloween Parade and Party is for the whole family and will include Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more.

    Costumes encouraged but not required.

    Gather at Ellsworth Field starting at 4:30pm for the 5:00pm parade to the library for the party.

    For more information contact the Bridgeport Black Rock Branch Library at (203) 576-7025.

  • CITY WIDE OPEN STUDIOS

    Thursday,Oct 2 to Sunday,Oct 26

    OCTOBER 2ND – 26TH
    New Haven, CT

    300 artists open their doors for an exhibition

    Opening Receptions
    October 2 & 3,  5 – 8PM  

    Keynote Event with Tom Eccles
    October 10, 6 – 10PM

    Alternative Space Weekend
    October 11 & 12, 12PM – 6PM

    Transported Weekend
    October 18 & 19, 12PM–6PM

    Erector Square Weekend
    October 25 & 26, 12PM–6PM

    www.cwos.org/

  • IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

    Tuesday,Oct 21 to Sunday,Oct 26

    OCTOBER 21-26th

    NEW HAVEN, CT
    THE NEW ENGLAND IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IS DEDICATED TO THE PROMOTION OF THE HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH THE EXHIBITION OF FEATURE FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, SHORTS AND ANIMATIONS. IT ALSO INCLUDES OTHER ARTISTIC WORK PRODUCED IN LATIN AMERICA, SPAIN AND/OR PORTUGAL. NEFIAC IS HOSTED IN NEW HAVEN BY YALE UNIVERSITY AND IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND BY BROWN UNIVERSITY.

    OPENING NIGHT- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21: ARTS HALL, 55 AUDUBON ST., NEW HAVEN

    SCREENINGS- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22 TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, THE WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER, 53 WALL ST., NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ON THE CAMPUS OF YALE UNIVERSITY.

    NEFIAC.COM

  • HAIR

    BRIDGEPORT,CT Thursday,Oct 9 to Saturday,Oct 25

    Presented by Bridgeport Theatre Company
    (Downtown Cabaret’s Community Theatre Project)
    Thursday, Oct. 9th thru Saturday, Oct. 25th

    The classic rock musical that is both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through tumultuous 1960s America. HAIR features a multi-cultural cast singing many hit songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.”  

    Age advisory: recommended for theatergoers 13+.

    The Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT

    Reserved tickets for performances: $18-$28

    Box Office: 203.576.1636

    mycabaret.org

  • CHOWDAFEST

    Norwalk, CT Sunday,Oct 12

    CHOWDER & SOUP COMPETITION

    NOON-4PM
    CHOWDAFEST IS A CULINARY COMPETITION AMONG AWARD WINNING CHEFS & RESTAURANTS AND THE ATTENDING PUBLIC IS THE JUDGE. ADMISSION INCLUDES 36 SAMPLES OF CHOWDER, SOUP AND BISQUE PLUS A BALLOT AND PENCIL! THERE’S THE ITALIAN SECTION CALLED “CIAO-DAFEST” AND THE NEW CHOWDA-MEX SECTION. YOU CAN SAMPLE CRAFT BEER, WINE & CHEESE, PREMIUM ICE CREAM.

    CHOWDAFEST HAS MOVED OUTDOORS TO CALF PASTURE BEACH, NORWALK,CT. ON-LINE TICKETS ARE $10 (ADULTS). $15 AT THE DOOR, $5 KIDS (6-12) AND KIDS 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE. CHOWDAFEST WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE. PARKING- $5 (FREE IF YOU HAVE A RESIDENT PASS). THINK GREEN AND CAR POOL.

    THE EVENT BENEFITS COMMUNITY PLATES COMMUNITYPLATES.ORG

    WWW.CHOWDAFEST.ORG

  • Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival.

    Bethlehem, CT Saturday,Oct 11 to Sunday,Oct 12

    Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival.

    Greetings fellow garlic fans!

    We would like invite you to join us for our Tenth Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival. It will be held on October 11-12, 2014 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). Visit our garlic cooking demonstrations, stay for a live band performance, and learn how to grow garlic at our informative lectures. Many garlic dips, spreads, cheeses, and oils will be available for purchase from our diverse garlic specialty food vendors – most offering FREE samples to try before you buy! Stop by our produce stands for fresh garlic and a variety of other fall produce. When you’re hungry, venture over to our food court.  Homemade roasted garlic sausage with peppers and onions, garlic marinated steak sandwiches, garlic roast pork sandwiches, deep fried garlic, and garlic ice cream are just some of the items you’ll find at our food court! Bring the kids for some fun with our rides and games! We hope that you will join us in 2014!

  • Tim DeHuff Group at the Fez

    Stamford, CT Thursday,Oct 2

     8-11 PM, FREE ADMISSION

    FEATURING: 
    TIM DEHUFF – GUITAR
    ROBERT ARIES  – KEYBOARDS
    DAVE ANDERSON – BASS
    TYGER MACNEAL – DRUMS

    THE FEZ , 227 SUMMER ST., STAMFORD, CT 06901
    203-324-3391

    THEFEZSTAMFORD.COM/

    WWW.TIMDEHUFF.COM/

     

  • “The Other Pakistan” w/Hazel Kahan

    Monday,Sep 29 at 5:30pm

    Roger Memorial Library, Southampton, NY

    WPKN host Hazel Kahan presents “The Other Pakistan” at the Roger Memorial Library, Southampton, NY on Monday, September 29 at 5:30 pm. In this multimedia talk, Hazel talks about her return after forty years to Pakistan, the country of her birth. Hear her tell two stories, the first about how international events shaped her Jewish family’s journey from Europe to British India and beyond; the second a short documentary about a grass roots movement started by young Pakistani in response to the devastating floods of recent years.

    91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
    631-283-8774

    www.myrml.org/

  • CT Blues Society- Solo/Duo Blues Challenge

    Berlin, CT Sunday,Sep 21 to Sunday,Sep 28

    Eleven blues acts will compete in the CT Blues Society’s 10th Annual CT Solo/Duo Blues Challenge, at the Pine Loft Café, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT, Sundays, September 21st and 28th, 5 PM. These performers from all over the state will play 25 minute sets in the Preliminary Rounds, and the two acts receiving the most votes each night from blues music-knowledgeable judges will return October 5th for the Final Round. ADMISSION IS FREE The winner of this event will be CT’s representative in the Solo/Duo Division of the International Blues Challenge, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee January 20 – 24, 2015. The winner of the CT Solo/Duo Challenge will be awarded a $600 prize to offset travel costs to Memphis.

    Participants this year are:
    Sept. 21h: John & Corina, Danny Sugarman Draher, Atlantis Red, Joel Blumert, and Richard Badowski & Michael St. George.

    Sept. 28th: Anna & Mike, Ed Accardi, Noah Kesselman, The Boogie Boys, Bob Miller, and The Coffee House Grinders.

    The two highest-scoring acts from each preliminary round return October 5th for the final round. The CT Blues Challenge is organized and run by the Connecticut Blues Society, a non-profit organization formed to preserve the blues as a unique musical form and to support Connecticut’s community of blues fans and musicians.

    www.ctblues.org

  • CFE & Save the Sound Annual Meeting

    Sunday,Sep 28

    CFE (CT Fund for the Environment) & Save the Sound
    invite you to their Annual Meeting!

    Sunday, September 28th 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT

    Guest Speaker: Fabien Cousteau
    French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer

    RSVP: 203-787-0646 x104 or mlemere@ctenvironment.org
    by September 21st

  • Milford Arts Council Performance: Sherri Miller Friday, September 26th

    Friday,Sep 26 at 8pm

    The Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse opens its 2014-15 season with a performance by Sherri Miller

    $15 for MFAC members and $20 of non-members. Doors open at 7:30pm and show at 8:oopm

    milfordarts.org/

     

  • 25th Annual Maritime Festival

    Greenport, NY Friday,Sep 19 to Sunday,Sep 21

    25th Annual East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation

    September 19th, 20th, and 21st

    Greenport, New York

    3 days of activities kicks off with “A Land and Sea Greenport Gala.” Which will be held at Claudio’s on the waterfront at the foot of Bootleg Alley. The Gala will be an homage to the historic village of Greenport and its seafaring community. Attendees will celebrate the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation along with guest of honor Otto Schoenstein, one of the extraordinary craftsmen responsible for the rebuilding of Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (listen to WPKN’s Hazel Kahn’s interview with Schoenstein) There will be 25 local restaurants, 6 wineries, 3 spirit sponsors, and 1 craft brew company as part of the Gala festivities. There will also be entertainment, auction items, and locally designed memorabilia commemorating the Maritime Festival’s Silver Anniversary. (info on GALA)

     

    The weekend festivities include Saturday’s Opening day parade and Blessing of the Waters at Mitchell Park Marina. From 11am to 5pm the surrounding streets are closed to traffic with 100’s of artisan vendors, craft demos, tastings and entertainment options on display. There’s also A Taste of the East End Food Court on Main Street and Central Avenue. Weekend music takes place at Claudio’s Clam Bar, the Blue Canoe and Front Street Station. There’s more of the same on Sunday including Oyster Shucking Contest, the full street fair and Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser. Gene Casey & Lone Sharks will play Sunday from 1pm to 5pm at Claudios Waterfront.

     

     

  • JOIN US AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in NYC

    New York City Sunday,Sep 21

    JOIN US AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in NYC  

    Sunday 21st September! 

    Billed as the biggest climate march in history (see this article in the

    UK’s Guardian newspaper), the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday will send a clear message that the time for change is NOW.  See here for details of the event.

     

    FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! You know how important this is – spread the word to others! 


    People all over New Haven and Connecticut have been busy getting the word out about the march.  Non-profits, environmental activists, faith groups, labor – we’re all coming together on this issue. See here for a
    New Haven Sound School student talking at a press conference about
    the march, and here for news of the commitment made by CT
    politicians, faith leaders and labor leaders.

    CHEAP TRAIN TICKETS! Buy your metro north tickets at CTclimatetrain.org before Wednesday at 11pm and get a discount!

    And find out even more about what’s going on in New Haven and how you can spread the word at the New Haven Leon Sister City project.

    Taking the Healthy City/Healthy Climate challenge is the best first step to address climate change. You know that – tell your friends and family to take the pledge, and join you at the march on Sunday.

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  • Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda at Morse Recital Hall

    Morse Recital Hall, Yale University Saturday,Sep 20

    Yale Bands and Creative Concerts Inc. will present a concert featuring Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St.

    Castaneda will perform solo and with his trio, which also features Marshall Gilkes on trombone and Dave Silliman on drums and percussion. Special guest will be vocalist Andrea Tierra. Tickets are available online at music-tickets.yale.edu/, in person at the box office, 470 College St., or by phone at 203-432-4158

     

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  • Legends of Rock Live presents ROD STEWART: THE EARLY YEARS.

    Stamford Wednesday,Sep 17

    WPKN to be a ‘Media Partner’ for the Avon Theatre and Shelley Archives presents ‘Legends of Rock Live’ -a monthly series of films at the Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT. Shelley Archives has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-take and home movies. Bill Shelley hosts and narrates these events. On Wednesday, September 17 Legends of Rock Live presents ROD STEWART: THE EARLY YEARS.TheAvon-Stewart

  • Jazz in the Garden, Weir Farm

    Sunday,Sep 7

    Honors Dave & Iola Brubeck
    Sunday September 7th, 3 to 5pm.
    Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton and Ridgefield, CT:

    Jazz in the Garden features the Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet with a special appearance by Wilton High School’s own Black Tie Affair. Proceeds benefit the Artist-in-Residence program managed by the Weir Farm Art Center, which draws talented artists from around the world, giving them a chance to create in the inspirational landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    The Brubeck Institute Alumni Quintet includes Glenn Zaleski on piano, Chris Smith on bass, Brian Chahley on trumpet, Lucas Pino on tenor saxophone, and Colin Stranahan on drums.

    These young musicians are graduates from a musical jazz studies program started by Dave and Iola Brubeck through the University of the Pacific, their alma mater. Each musician (as a high school-aged player) had already earned a national reputation as being an outstanding talent on his respective instrument. While completing the 2-year program at the Brubeck Institute, these players honed their skills with performances at venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

    All parking for the event will be at the Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road, Ridgefield. Free shuttles will run to and from Weir Farm National Historic Site between 2:00 and 6:00 pm For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to: www.jazzatweir.com

    Tickets, if still available, also will be sold the day of the event. Adult tickets are $20. Tickets for students 13-18 are $10. Children 12 and under are free. The concert will go on rain or shine.

    The Weir Farm Art Center is a private, nonprofit organization and a partner of Weir Farm National Historic Site.

    For more information: www.weirfarmartcenter.org
    www.nps.gov/wefa
    203-834-1896
    Facebook @ www.facebook.com/WeirFarmNHS

  • CHIRP- Ruthie Foster Band

    Tuesday,Aug 19

    CHIRP Concert Series

    Tuesday, 4-19, 7pm Ruthie Foster

    FREE.

    CHIRP is a series of free Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts in Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT. Dogs are not permitted.

    In the event of bad weather, check the CHIRP website for indoor locations.

    chirpct.org

  • FEST OF ARTS AND IDEAS

    New Haven , CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Saturday,Jun 28

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
    June 14th-28th

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a 15-day extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. More than 80% of Festival events are completely free!

    artidea.org/

  • Lalah Hathaway/Ruben Studdard

    New Haven, CT Saturday,Jun 14

    7pm
    New Haven Green- FREE

    Lalah Hathaway is a supremely gifted vocalist and pianist, whose style effortlessly fuses elements of R&B, jazz, and pop. Her voice, soulful and resonant, has carried her through a Grammy winning career lasting over two decades.

    Hathaway is joined by special guest Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season of American Idol, who has charmed audiences with his big voice and R&B/jazz style ever since.

     

    artidea.org

  • BERNIE WILLIAMS

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Jun 8

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    jazz guitarist

     and former New York Yankees outfielder

    Bernie Williams

     on June 8 for an evening of art, wine and jazz –

    including a wine and cheese sampling before the show

     and an afternoon charity softball game!

     

    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

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  • ROLLER GIRLS

    Saturday,Jun 7

    The Stepford Sabotoge and The Yankee Brutals vs The Long Island Roller Rebels
    (The last home game of the travel season.)

    June 7th, Doors open 5pm

    CT Sports Center (21 S. Bradley Rd., Woodbridge, CT)

    6pm Stepford Sabotage vs Long Island Roller Rebel All-Stars
    7:30pm Yankee Brutals vs Rock-A-Betty Bruisers

    $12 adults, $5 ages 7-12, free ages 6 and under.
    Discounts available at the door for veterans.

  • HIKE AT THE PRESERVE

    Old Saybrook, CT Saturday,Jun 7

    The Trust for Public Land & The Old Saybrook Land Trust
    A nature hike at The Preserve, The 1,000 Acre Forest.

    Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m.–Noon
    Meet at M & J Bus lot, 130 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook
    Shuttle bus to the forest available from the north end of Ingham Hill Rd.,
    starting at 9:30 a.m.

    The Preserve’s woodlands—which run through Old Saybrook,
    Essex, and Westbrook—include miles of trails, vernal pools, and
    acres of wetlands providing home for many species of birds and wildlife.
    Join Alicia Sullivan, State Director, The Trust for Public Land, and
    Judy Preston, a local ecologist, for a guided nature hike through this
    natural area.

    Rain or shine, Free event, Family-friendly.

    RSVP by June 4 to June Sgobbo at 203.777.7367, ext. 2, or
    june.sgobbo@tpl.org.

  • WPKN HAPPY HOUR

    Patchogue, NY Thursday,Jun 5 at 4-7pm

    Long Island Listeners – Please Save the Date!!!
     
    WPKN is hosting a Happy Hour Meet and Greet on Thursday, June 5th
    at Brickhouse Brewery in Patchogue from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
     
    It will be a cash bar with complimentary appetizers.   Please come hang out
    with us so we can meet you face to face and say thanks for your support.
     
    Brickhouse Brewery is located at 67 W. Main Street in Patchogue, NY.  
    More details coming very soon!   Hope to see you there!!

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  • ANN’S PLACE- Art Show

    Ann's Place, Danbury, CT Thursday,Jun 5

    Lives Interrupted: Art by Those Affected by Cancer

    The exhibition features work that reflects the artist’s experience with cancer, either as a survivor or as a caretaker to a loved one who is affected by cancer. The show will feature artists from the Ann’s Place art program, as well as artists from around our community.

    Reception: June 5, 6 to 9 pm
    Speaker: Gail Pezzimenti
    Weekend Hours: Sundays June 8 & 22, Saturdays June 14 & 28
    1 to 4 pm

    Email: robbie@annsplace.org to RSVP or with questions.

    203-790-6568
    Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

    annsplace.org

  • CHIRP-the Revelers

    Ridgefield, CT Tuesday,Jun 3

    CHIRP Jun 03, 7pm
    Cajun & Zydeco with the Revelers
    Ballard Park, Main St.
    Ridgefield, CT
    (check for possible weather relocation of the show)
    chirpct.org

  • Play- OLIVE & THE BITTER HERBS

    STRATFORD,CT Friday,May 16 to Saturday,May 31

    Square One Theatre Presents

    Olive and the Bitter Herbs

    May 16th-May 31st

    (by Tony nominated playwright Charles Busch)

     

    Directed by Tom Holehan, Olive and the Bitter Herbs,

    opens Friday, May 16 and continues Fridays, Saturdays

    and Sundays through May 31st at the Stratford Theatre.

     

    Olive and the Bitter Herbs is a wacky comedy

    about connecting to the people in our lives –

    those with us and those who have passed on.

    Set in NYC, the play details the evolving relationships

    among the embittered Jewish actor Olive,

    her slightly demented caregiving friend Wendy,

    two bickering gay neighbors and the twice widowed Sylvan.

     

    Stratford Theatre, 2422 Main St.,Stratford, CT

    Performances are: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays (5/18 & 5/25) at 2pm.

    There is an additional performance at 4pm Saturday, May 31st

    Tickets are $20 adult & $19 for senior citizens & students

     

    More Info- 203.375.8778(24/7),  squareonetheatre.com

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  • Lavender Lights Vigil

    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 30

    (In remembrance of all lgbtq teens who have lost

    their lives to anti-gay bullying and suicide.)

     

    Friday, May 30th , 7:30pm

    First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT.

    The tragedy of a teenager taking his or her own life is

    heart breaking. There’ve been many news stories about young lgbtq

    (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning)

    teenagers killing themselves.

     

    Rev. Jennifer Campbell, Associate Pastor of First Church and

    Dr. Liane Nelson, Chief Psychologist of Westchester Jewish

    Community Services facilitate a youth group at The Community House

    in Fairfield called The Loft. The Loft meets every Friday from 4-5:30pm.

    It’s a community for lgbtq teenagers, young adults and their friends

    who come together to laugh, rage, dream, and plot a better life together.

     

    The Loft is holding it’s annual Lavender Lights Vigil in remembrance

    of all lgbtq teens who have lost their lives to anti-gay bullying and suicide.

    Members of the Loft will welcome all and speak about their own experiences.

     

    New members are welcome at The Loft. For more information,

    call Jen at 203.543.8108.

  • LATIN DANCE PARTY – BAND TOGETHER

    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 30 at 7:30pm

    Fairfield Theatre, StageOne

    Band Together founders Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito team up

    with Latin music all stars Rick Reyes, Meredith Dimenna,

    Marcos Torres Jr., Jean Sandoval, Jesse Gibbon, Chris Stanley,

    Hommy Ramos and Brian Wallace to host a Latin music benefit for

    Hall Neighborhood House, CT Burn Care Foundation, Hand For A Paw

    and WPKN.

    It’ll be a night of JLo, Santana, Ricky Martin, Buena Vista Social Club,

    Shakira, Gypsy Kings, Miami Sound Machine, Madonna,

    Mark Anthony and more that will keep you dancing and singing.

    TICKETS- $29

    bandtogetherct.com

    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824
    fairfieldtheatre.org/ 203.319.1404

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  • BARNUM FESTIVAL

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Thursday,May 29

    JUNE 14-29

    The Barnum Festival celebrates the great showman.
    The festival focuses on many of Barnum’s
    imaginative concepts such as the Jenny Lind Concert,
    Champions on Parade, a Children’s Wing Ding Parade,
    the Great Barnum Street Parade, and fireworks at Seaside Park.

    Wing Ding Parade!- Saturday, June 14th
    CT’s Beardsley Zoo
    Registration- 9AM, Parade at 11AM
    FREE admission to the Zoo until 12 noon.
    FREE face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, music,
    various street performers, clowns, magicians and more!
    Kids can dress in costume, and decorate strollers, wagons, boxes
    – anything you can push or pull – PRIZES for the best and most creative floats.

    Barnum Pub Fest- Friday, June 20th
    Event begins at Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad St., 5:30 PM to 8PM
    After Party at the Bijou Theatre

    Barnum Pub Fest celebrates  downtown area restaurants, bars
    and The Bijou Theatre. A map and passport is provided
    for bar hopping through the social scene! Participating restaurants
    and bars will be serving up “Ringmaster Red” beverages at special prices
    and have light buffets.  Local radio personalities and a band at the after-party
    at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets: $20

    The Ringmaster’s Ball,Saturday, June 21st
    Volo Aviation at Sikorsky Memorial Airport
    Cocktails at 7PM, Dinner and Dancing follow with NYC Swing.
    Tickets: $175
    A creative black-tie event honoring 2014 Ringmaster Paul S. Timpanelli..
    Live music by NYC Swing Presents Big City Swing, and a special musical guest!

    Skyblast Fireworks- Friday, June 27th, Seaside Park. FREE.

    Fireworks begin at dusk Concert begins at 7:30 PM. *Rain Date Sunday, June 29th

    barnumfestival.com

  • COFFEEHOUSE BENEFIT

    Danbury, CT Saturday,May 24 at 8pm

    Dovetail, a father-daughter duo performing originals and
    interpretations of classic tunes, will be featured at a
    coffeehouse benefitting Danbury Arts in Action. Dovetail
    (Bill and Bonnie Wisnowski) will pay tribute to former collaborator,
    Walter Oller by revisiting the repertoire of their 1980’s-’90’s band,
    Walking the Dragon. Joining them on horns will be Steve Asetta.
    New Haven singer-songwriter Lys Guillorn (lysguillorn.com)will open.
    An open mic (7:30 sign up) precedes the scheduled performances.
    Entertainment will begin at 8pm. Refreshments available.

    A Common Ground Community Arts and Dance Center,
    33 Crosby Street, Danbury, CT

    More information: acommonground.net or (203) 791-9850.

  • Ottmar Liebert

    Ridgefield, CT Friday,May 23

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    Flamenco Guitarist

    Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra on May 23!

    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

  • FARMWORKER VIGIL AND MARCH

    Wyandanch & Riverhead, NY Thursday,May 22

    Jobs with Justice and Justice for Farmworkers
    A Day of action to bring attention to the plight of Farmworkers.
    Participants will be gather at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
    (1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch) at 11:30 am on May 22nd,
    for a vigil and march to the local supermarket (Compare Foods).
    That evening, There’ll be a meeting, vigil and dinner at Grace Episcopal
    Church (573 Roanoke Rd Riverhead) at 8pm.

    Issues: Access to basic labor rights:  a day of rest,
    overtime pay and the right to collectively bargain.

    More Info: Nathan Berger 516-660-2773 or Nathan.berger91@gmail.com

  • THE WAILERS

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,May 18

    The Ridgefield Playhouse presents

    The Wailers in a tribute to Bob Marley

    and celebrating the 30th Anniversary of

     the “Legend” Album – by performing it in its entirety

    on May 18th!

    More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

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  • WELL-STRUNG

    Danbury, CT Saturday,May 17 at 8pm

    THE SINGING STRING QUARTET
    MAY 17 @ 8:00 PM
    Danbury Palace

    WELL-STRUNG, an all-male string quartet which features
    classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of
    Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more!

    First violinist, Edmund Bagnell
    Second violinist, Christopher Marchant
    cellist, Daniel Shevlin
    Violist, Trevor Wadleigh.

    “The hottest things with a bow since
    Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games”
    ~NY Daily News

    Danbury Palace,165 Main Street, Danbury,CT  06810

    203-794-9944
    thepalacedanbury.com

  • “ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE”

    WestConn, Danbury, CT Saturday,May 17 at 7:30PM

    MAY 17TH , 7: 30 pm, IVES CONCERT HALL

    MIDTOWN CAMPUS, WESTERN CT STATE UNIVERSITY

     

    AN EVENING OF A CAPPELLA WHEN THE FIVE-TIME SMALL

    CHORUS CHAMPION, DANBURY MAD HATTER CHORUS, PRESENTS

     “ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE” WITH FEATURED ARTISTS:

    -VOCAL SPECTRUM, THE 2006 INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CHAMPIONS

     -GUEST QUARTET, SUREFIRE, 2013 YANKEE DIV. QUARTET CHAMPIONS

     -AND THE AWARD WINNING QUARTETS OF THE

    DANBURY MAD HATTER CHORUS: TRAVELING MEN,

    LOCO FEDORA, AND REAL CHEMISTRY

     

    IVES CONCERT HALL, 181 WHITE ST. DANBURY,

    TICKETS- $20 GENERAL ADMISSION, $18 FOR SENIORS AND STUDENTS.

     

    INFO- 203-837-TIXX OR  www.wcsu.edu/tickets.  

     

    www.madhatterchorus.org

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    Newtown, CT Saturday,May 17 at 9am-2pm

    The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority
    Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    Newtown Public Works Facility, 4 Turkey Hill Rd, Newtown

    Available for residents of: Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield,
    Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield

    Information on eligible hazardous materials: www.hrra.org

  • Igor Sikorsky

    Trumbull, CT Saturday,May 17

    Igor Sikorsky: The Man

    A Historical Talk presented by Tom Pieragostini
    Trumbull Library, Trumbull, CT

    Saturday, 05/17, 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Fairchild Branch Program Room
    1718 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull, CT 06611

    The Trumbull Library will host a talk by Tom Pieragostini about
    the inventor of the helicopter,Igor Sikorsky. Sikorsky gave us
    one of the most important inventions of our time
    while living in various homes in Trumbull, three in the
    Nichols Neighborhood!

    Registration required at 203-452-5196 or online at www.trumbullct-library.org

  • Seeger Sing-Along

    Southhampton, NY Thursday,May 15 at 6pm

    Sing-Along in Memory of Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi
    with The Musical Suspects: Terry Sullivan, Dan Koontz,
    Bill and Ben Chaleff

    Thursday, May 15, 6PM
    Rogers Memorial Library
    91 Coopers Farm Road – off Windmill Lane
    Southampton, NY
    Info and reservations at 631-283-0774

  • The Poetry Place

    Patchogue, NY Wednesday,May 14 at 7pm

    Poetry Workshop & Reading

    Long Island Poetry Archival/Arts Center will be conducting
    a workshop Wednesday, May 14th @ 7pm. It will be followed by
    a Poetry Reading @ 8pm with featured poets and an open mic event.
    Featured poets are Susan Pilewski, Barbara Reiher-Meyers &
    Tom Karlson.  You don’t have to attend one event to attend the other.

    More information- Robert 631-521-0277.

    The Poetry Place, 58 Waverly Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772

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  • Aztec Two-Step

    Bridgeport, CT Saturday,May 10 at 8pm

    Music Under the Stars Concert Series

    The Discovery Museum

    Bursting on the scene in 1972, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step

    became a staple of progressive FM and college radio with their

    self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA.

    Recording and touring non-stop since the ‘70s, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman

    have accumulated over forty years of accolades.

     

    Their performance is part of a series where renowned artists and rising

    stars perform in the museum’s DuPont Planetarium. The audience is

    treated to thrilling acoustics and a magical, celestial display of

    galaxies and light in the full dome planetarium.

     

    4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604

    (203) 372-3521

    www.discoverymuseum.org

  • Mother Road

    Newtown, CT Saturday,May 10

    Country, Rock originals and interpretations
    (w/John Esposito (Disc & Dat)
    May 10th
    One Eyed Pig, 71 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
    (203) 270-0391

  • SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION TRIO

    Brookfield, CT Saturday,May 10

    Saturday, May 10th at:
    “189”
    189 Sports Cafe. 189 Federal Road Brookfield , CT 06804.
    (Across from Costco)
    10PM-1AM
    Trio

    www.189sportscafe.com/

  • STAMP OUT HUNGER

    USA Saturday,May 10 at Morning

    National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive

    Collect and bag non-perishable food items.
    Place them by your mailbox and letter carriers
    will pick them up and deliver them to a local food pantry.

    Fill a bag. Feed Families.

  • THE GREAT GIVE 2014

    New Haven, CT Tuesday,May 6 to Wednesday,May 7

    Today and tomorrow, May 6th & 7th
    Your donation will make WPKN-FM eligible for
    additional funds from the Community Foundation
    for Greater New Haven and the Valley Community Foundation.

    Every little big helps!

    Your gift of $25 can help us remain sustainable
    and bring the unique programming mix to New Haven
    that we have been known for- over more than 50 years!.

    But you have to act fast.

    The Great Give will be over tomorrow at 8pm!
    Make your donation here:
    https://www.thegreatgive.org/#npo/wpkn

  • RIDGEFIELD BBQ FEST

    Ridgefield, CT Saturday,May 3 to Sunday,May 4

    Ridgefield Gone Country Barbeque Festival
    Community Center, Ridgefield, CT
    Saturday, 11am-9pm
    Sunday, 11am-5pm

    The Streets of Ridgefield will be filled with the sights and smells of award-winning

    pit smoking, and authentic BBQ as the Ridgefield Rotary and Community Center

    host the NEBS and KCBS barbeque contests.

    Games, live music, lots of food, rides, vendors

    $10 adults, $5 students, under 12 free

    316 Main St, Ridgefield, CT

    ridgefieldbbqct.com/

  • Dogwood Festival

    Fairfield, CT Friday,May 2 to Sunday,May 4

    Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
    Admission: Free

    Thousands of dogwoods usher in CT’s spring season.
    Events include Friday luncheon, Saturday evening barbecue and
    dance, children’s crafts and games, Dogwood Dash (2-mile fun run).
    Dogwood Mini-Dash (for young dashers 2-7 year olds), walking tour,
    art show, juried craft show, plant and garden boutique, concerts in the sancturary.

    In 1938, after a weekend visit to CT, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt writes
    in her “My Day” column: (there) “is an avenue of pink and white dogwood
    on Greenfield Hill such as I have never seen anywhere else in this country.”

    Handicap accessible

    Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
    1045 Old Academy Rd.
    Fairfield, CT06430

    (203) 259-5596
    www.greenfieldhillchurch.com

  • Opening- “Over there”

    Washington, CT Sunday,May 4 at 1-3pm

    “Over There: Washington and The Great War”

    Opens Sunday May 4, with a reception from 1-3pm.

    Admission to the exhibit is free

    The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of

    WWI (this year) and shares the dramatic stories

    of Washington CT’s residents in the war years.

    WWI themed programs scheduled thru the year.

    The exhibit on view until Jan. 18th, 2015.

    Gunn Memorial Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT

    860-868-7756 www.gunnlibrary.org

     

  • Seeger songs w/George Mann

    Bayshore, NY Saturday,May 3 at 7:30pm

    A night to honor and remember Pete Seeger with
    George Mann

    Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk

    Folksinger and activist Pete Seeger died in January at the age of 94.
    The UUSSS is hosting an evening of music, stories and songs of peace,
    struggle and triumph over adversity, featuring songs Pete Seeger
    wrote and made popular. George Mann performed with Pete several
    times and Pete narrated “The Almanac Trail,” a CD George produced
    with Rik Palieri last year that honors the labor songs of
    Pete’s first group, “The Almanac Singers.”

    Suggested donation $5 -$10
    All welcome, no one turned away for lack of funds!
    Atendees invited to bring a song, poem, or story to share with the audience.

    For more info: 631-902-2173

    UUSSS, 28 Brentwood Road, Bayshore, NY

  • Cinefest Student Film Fest

    Fairfield U. Friday,May 2 at 6:30pm

    Fairfield University will present Cinefest 2014,

    a student film festival, on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at

    the University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

    This event is free and open to the public and will be preceded

     by a 6 p.m. pre-show event including light refreshments in

    the Quick Center lobby.

     

    Cinefest features student short films that have been accepted to

    be screened during the event. The evening also includes

    the presentation of 13 awards, including the

    Audience Choice Award, which will be presented after

    all the films have been screened, and live interviews

    with the student filmmakers.

    Peview of this year’s event: http://youtube/dK2cc5AwQ2A

  • WPKN Bluegrass & Roots Benefit

    Thursday,May 1

    (3rd Annual)

    Music by

    Lisa Furman & Friends; Good Night Blue Moon; Five in the Chamber

    Thursday, May 1st, 8 pm (doors at 7 pm)
    Acoustic Cafe – Bridgeport

    $15 at the door

    The Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport.
    For more information on this event and others at the Acoustic Cafe,

    www.acousticafe.com or 203-335-3655.

  • Free Screening of “A Bronx Tale.”

    WestConn, Danbury, CT Wednesday,Apr 30 at 6:30pm

    Western CT State University
    “Substance Abuse Prevention Program” Presents

    (Robert DeNiro’s directorial debut)

    After the screening, actor from the film, Lillo Brancato will
    appear at a Q&A at the Midtown Campus Student Center and discuss how
    substance abuse and poor personal choices destroyed his life.
    Ira Joe Fisher, EMMY award winning TV journalist, will host the evening’s events.

    Admission is free and seats are on a first-come basis.

    Presented in partnership with “Choices” ,
    HVCasa – Housantonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse”
    and “MCCA” – “Help and Hope Overcoming Addictions.”

    Student Center Theater, 181 White St., Danbury, CT

  • Ali Ryerson Quintet

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Apr 27

    JAZZ MASTERS SERIES
    Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield, CT
    6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Featured for almost a decade among the top jazz
    flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll,
    she is touring to promote her CD, “Con Brio!”.

    Ali Ryerson, flute
    Pete Levin, keyboards
    Mike DeMicco, guitar
    Mark Egan, bass
    Karl Latham, drums

    $22 cover charge (includes CT tix tax)

    Reservations:  203-438-8282

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  • CONNECTICUT DRUM SHOW

    Newington, CT Sunday,Apr 27 at 10am-5pm

    Sphinx Shriners Center, Newington, Ct

    30+ Dealers, Consignments, Free Parking, Door Prizes and Food

    Live clinics with:

     3:30 PM- JIM RILEY- Drummer & Band Leader, RASCAL FLATTS

    (‘Best Country Drummer’ 4 years running!, Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll)

    12 NOON- SHAWN PELTON, Drummer with Saturday Night Live-

    Live From Daryl’s House- Sheryl Crow – Rosanne Cash – Shawn Colvin-

    Bob Dylan – Bruce Springsteen – Rod Stewart

    Sphinx Shriners Center, 3066 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT 06111

    Admission – $15, Under 12 free, Active Military Free

    CTDRUMSHOW.com    (860) 523-1850

  • Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY Friday,Apr 25 at 9am-3:30pm

    23rd Annual

    “Sound Discoveries: Celebrating Long Island Sound’s Past & Charting
    its Future On the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block’s Voyages of Discovery”

    John Cronin is this years keynote speaker. As Time Magazine’s
    “Hero for the Planet,” John gained international attention as the
    Hudson Riverkeeper, has worked as a lobbyist, writer and filmaker
    and currently teaches as a senior fellow for environmental affairs at
    Pace Academy and is active in water policy reform.

    The conference is loaded with experts from the scientific, cultural
    and community fields. It will feature Long Island Sound advocates,
    agencies and particpation from the public to discuss the Long Island Sound’s
    past, present and future.   The objective is to prioritize goals and strategies
    for the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”).

    Iona College, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
    715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

    Conference Link

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  • BENEFIT- “Give Back to Tony Rice”

    Saturday,Apr 19

    benefit concert
    Saturday, 7PM
    Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT.

    This concert is to raise money for legendary bluegrass guitarist
    and singer Tony Rice. Featuring Rob Ickes, Josh Williams,
    Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Luke Bulla, Tim Stafford,
    Jesse Brock, Cody Kilby, Dominick Leslie, and Sam Grisman.

    Rice lost his voice years ago to a condition called muscle tension
    dysphonia, but he kept performing, focusing on his guitar playing.
    Now, due to a crippling condition called Lateral Epicondylitis —
    an inflammation more commonly known as tennis elbow —
    the legend has been unable to perform.

    Tickets- $50 and $65

    www.guitartownct.com

  • Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten

    Thursday,Jan 16 to Friday,Apr 18

    Fairfield’s Rockin’Top Ten
    January 16 – April 28, 2014

    Fairfield’s Rockin’ Top Ten celebrates 10 musicians who have helped create our region’s musical legacy, including Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, The Remains, Leonard Bernstein, David Brubeck, Jose Feliciano, Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth, Richard Rodgers, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, Keith Richards, and Donna Summer.
    The exhibit will open January 16th (6-8PM) with a reception and roundtable discussion hosted by some of the region’s most talented performers, including: Chris Frantz, drummer for the Talking Heads, and Tom Tom Club, guitarist and Latin Pop icon Jose Feliciano, funk/disco legend, and producer Nile Rodgers, among others.
    Throughout the exhibition, explore the history of this region’s rich musical heritage through lectures, performances, and events presented with our community partner Fairfield Theatre Company.

    Fairfield Museum and History Center
    370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
    Tel: 203-259-1598
    Fax: 203-255-2716
    Open Daily 10AM – 4PM
    www.fairfieldhistory.org

  • Chris Coogan Quintet

    Milford, CT Saturday,Apr 12 at 8pm

    He has been called “A masterful pianist…” by the New York Times.

    The Milford Arts Council presents the Chris Coogan Quintet Saturday,
    April 12 at 8pm.  Chris Coogan, composer, performer, teacher,
    choir director and producer; is rooted in jazz and gospel traditions.
    Chris performs original and traditional music as a pianist and singer.
    His repertoire includes strait-ahead jazz, jazz fusion and boogie-woogie.

    The Quintet: John Mobilio, bass; Jim Clark, sax; Rex Denton, trumpet;
    Jim Royle, drums; Chris Coogan, piano and vocals

    Tickets are $25 ($20 MFAC members)
    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford CT 06460
    For more information: 203.878.6647  www.milfordarts.org

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Hartford Saturday,Apr 12

    The Connecticut Sierra Club
    Trinity College, Cinestudio, Hartford
    Saturday, April 12th, Doors at 6:30PM, films at 7 PM.

    13 inspiring and adventurous films about: hydraulic fracturing,
    people who made a difference, rock climbing kids, and people
    who took a skiing accident and turned it into kayaking genius.

    Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 at the door
    if you join Sierra Club at the Fest
    Kids under 13: $5 in advance or at the door.
    (We want the kids to see something different!)

    For more information: www.connecticut.sierraclub.org
    Tickets at: action.sierraclub.org

  • LOW ANTHEM, Edmond Town Hall

    Friday,Apr 11

    Live at the Edmond Town Hall

    THE LOW ANTHEM

    with Mark Barden and Alternate Universe

    Friday, April 11, Doors: 6:30 pm,  Show: 7pm

    Proceeds from Live at the Edmond Town Hall shows go towards

    improvement efforts at Newtown’s historic Edmond Town Hall.

    Profits from bar sales at the Low Anthem show will be donated to
    Brown Bird’s Dave Lamb to help him in his battle with leukemia.
    #DrinkforDave

    Edmond Town Hall –
    45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470,
    (203) 216-8207

    Ticket info- www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=e31e682ed27876caabe464a41631c616

  • Vigil on Inequality

    Walmart, Danbury, CT Tuesday,Apr 8 at 6pm

    Tuesday, 6pm

    CT Citizen Action Group, CT Working Families, SEIU International,
    American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees,
    Occupy Danbury, CT MoveOn.org Councils and others will be
    holding Vigils for Inequality in towns across Connecticut.
    It’s a statewide day of action to highlight growing
    inequality in Connecticut. Events will be in cities and
    towns all over the state to demand action to create an economy
    that works for everyone, not just the rich.

    Walmart, 67 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

    MoveOn.org

  • Tom Pacheco

    Ridgefield, CT Sunday,Mar 30 at 4pm

    Acoustic Celebration, 4pm.
    Temple Shearith Israel, Ridgefield, CT

    Tom Pacheco is a prolific songwriter, a poet who was influenced by
    the writers of the Beat Generation. Pacheco ‘s songs have been
    covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko,
    Ritchie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ruler, John Hall
    and dozens of European artists.

    Tickets-$20 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org.
    $25 at the door of 46 peaceable St., Ridgefield, CT

    www.tompacheco.com

    www.acousticcelebration.org

  • New Haven Film Festival

    New Haven , CT Friday,Mar 28 to Saturday,Mar 29

    Downtown New Haven – All Events Close And Walkable
    Complimentary Guest Parking At Gateway CC
    More Than 100 Films & Two Parties.  16 Film &
    Television Industry Workshops, Panels & Keynote Address. 

    Sponsored By Sacred Heart University
    Film and Television Masters Program

    ctfilmfest.com/newhaven/about

  • ART SHOW- A Beautiful Crime

    Bridgeport, CT Friday,Mar 21

    Graffiti, Street and Pop Art Show
    Read’s Art Space
    Ground Floor Gallery
    1042 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT
    March 21 to May 2 (opening Friday March 21st, 5PM-10PM)

    The show features work by some of the most celebrated artists in
    the genre, including Jah, Dmitry Gubin, TERRIBLE T-KID 170, and many more.

    facebook.com/beautifulcrimeshow

  • Keb’ Mo’ at Norwalk Concert Hall

    Friday,Mar 21

    Doors open at 7PM, and the show starts at 8PM

    The modern standard bearer of Delta tradition,
    three time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ brings a big back beat,
    and an injection of soul to country blues.

    203-259-1036 & fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/keb-mo
     
    Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT  06851
     
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  • BAND TOGETHER: FUNKY TOWN

    Friday,Mar 14

    A BENEFIT FOR ALZHEIMER’S ASSOC. CT CHAPTER

    StageOne, Fairfield Theatre

    Friday, Doors @ 6:30PM (pre-party and silent auction),

    Show @ 7:30PM

    203.259.1036 and

    fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/band-together-funky-town

    Tickets $40
    Fairfield Theatre, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT 

    act.alz.org

  • Public Hearing On Common Core

    Wednesday,Mar 12

    Wednesday, March 12th, 12 PM, room 1E,

    Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

     Many parents, students, teachers, and administrators have concerns

    about the simultaneous implementation of the Common Core standards

    and new teacher evaluation methods. A number of bills were submitted

    to the Education Committee that would have changed these programs or

    at the very least call for accountability.

    CT Republicans recently submitted petitions forcing the committee to

    raise two bills – one delaying the implementation of the Common Core

    standards, and another forcing the adoption of the Performance Evaluation

    Advisory Council’s recommendations on teacher evaluations..

     

    For a general description of how to testify in front of the committee, click here.

     

    To read the full text the bill to delay the implementation of Common Core,

    House Bill No. 5078, click here.

     

    To read the full text the bill to enforce the recommended revisions

    to the teacher evaluation program, House Bill No. 5331, click here.

     

    Education Committee instructions for testifying:

    Written testimony will be accepted in Room 3100 of the LOB until 9:30 A.M.

    on the date of the hearing. Please submit 35 copies Sign-up for the hearing

    will begin at 8:30 A.M. in First Floor Atrium of the LOB, will be by Lottery,

    and will conclude at 9:30 A.M.

     

    All testimony will be available at http://cga.ct.gov/ed.

  • American ID Film Series- “Pollock”

    Monday,Mar 10

    “American Identity: Visions And Revisions” 

    Free Film Series

    Fairfield University

     

    A film seriessponsored by the American Studies Program

    at Fairfield University includes four films highlighting American

    history and culture. The series is free and open to the public. 

    The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Multimedia Room

     of the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Each film

    will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty,

     who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

    The next film is:

    Monday, March 10 is Director Ed Harris’ “Pollock” (2000),

    with Oscar-winning Marcia Gay Harden opposite Harris

    in the starring role as American painter Jackson Pollock.

    Tuesday, April 8, “Milk” (2008) Directed by Gus Van Sant,

    the film features Oscar-winner Sean Penn as Harvey Milk,

    the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.


    For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at epetrino@fairfield.edu.

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  • Film- “All The Labor: The Gourds”

    Thursday,Feb 27

    FREE  7pm, Thursday

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum & CTFF Film Series

    The Music at The Aldrich Exhibition:
    The relationship between music and visual art has been
    both sustained and profound.

    “All The Labor: The Gourds”
    wraps up the music film part of the program in the closing days
    of the exhibition.

    For nearly two decades, the Gourds have been the musical
    distillation of Austin itself: A label-defying, unpretentious,
    gregarious gang of friends whose primary motive is to have fun and
    create great music together. ALL THE LABOR captures The Gourds’
    enduring brotherhood and magnetic musicianship through candid
    conversations, raucous performances, on-tour media interviews
    and reflections and insight from friends and family.

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    Tel 203.438.4519

  • Band Together Motown

    Saturday,Feb 15

    7:45PM, doors open at 6:30PM.
    Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT.

    All proceeds will benefit Sterling House, and their programs to support the educational, and recreational needs of low income families and young people in Stratford, CT.

    This Motown Concert features Carole Sylvan, Tracy James, Soul Tempo, Bill Harris, Tim DeHuff, Steve Gaspar, Mike Marble, Jerry Vigorito, and Rob Fried.

    Ticket info: Patty Calabrese at 203-378-2606, ext 107, or email at pcalabrese@sterlinghousecc.org.

    bandtogetherct.com
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  • The Lifeguard (POSTPONED)

    Sunday,Feb 9

    SHOW POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

    Sunday, February 9th, 6:30pm,

    Presented by the Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society

    It’s written and directed by former Ridgefield, CT resident, Liz Garcia.The film stars Kristen Bell, Joshua Harto (actor/producer), Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter), Martin Starr and Academy Award winner, Amy Madigan.

     In The Lifeguard, a former valedictorian quits her job as a reporter in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. At age 29, Leigh (Kristen Bell) decides, rather quickly and rather selfishly, to move back in with her parents. She is having an existential crisis and life just hasn’t turned out the way that she had hoped it would. “Dramedy” ensues.

     Q&A with writer/director Liz Garcia, actor/producer Joshua Harto, and producer Mike Landry

    Adults $10 • Seniors $7.50 • Students $5.00

    For information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877

  • Beatles- “IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY…”

    Friday,Feb 7 to Sunday,Feb 9

    Bay St. Theatre, Sag Harbor, NY
    Special weekend celebrating the arrival of THE BEATLES to America!

    Fri., Feb. 7  8 pm
    LEGENDS: THE BEATLES, a film by Joe Lauro. $15

    Sat., Feb. 8  8 pm
    CELEBRATING THE BEATLES , a concert with East End Musicians playing songs from The Beatles. $25 advance; $35 day of event. The evening is hosted by Cynthia Daniels (host of Monk Music Radio)

    Sun., Feb. 9  7 pm
    THE BEATLES ON ED SULLIVAN, watch the original 1964 show on the big screen! $5

    (FAB 4 FAN Pass that gives you access to all three nights for  $40)

    www.baystreet.org or 631-725-9500

    Bay St. Theatre, The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, NY, 11963

    Box Office (Tues. – Sat.,11am-5 pm)

  • Buskin and Batteau

    Sunday,Feb 9

    4p.m.
    Acoustic Celebration, Ridgefield CT

    David Buskin and Robin Batteau will be back in Ridgefield
    performing for the Acoustic Celebration on Sunday, Feb 9 at 4p.m. 
    The duo, which actually consists of three, includes percussionist
    Marshall Rosenberg. They have been making music together
    since  the late 1970s.  While they spring from the folk tradition,
    today their music is more pop than folk, more lush than spare. 
    Both are master musicians apart from their songwriting abilities,
    David on keys and Robin on violin. The Washington Post describes
    them as “…an amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit.”

    Buskin & Batteau will be performing at Temple Shearith Israel,
    46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield .   

    $22 tickets are available online at www.acousticcelebration.org. 
    Remaining tickets at the door $25.

    www.buskinandbatteau.com/

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  • BEAUTIFUL SPECTACLE 3

    Friday,Feb 7

    8PM to Midnight

    Presented by The FC Beat Magazine and The Factory Underground Studios

    Spectacle 3 celebrates a diversity of arts, and has food and, libations from area restaurants. This year, four live music acts: Edisun, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Karen Zimmer, and JPiFF, (plus DjGroove Seven spinning in the gallery all night), with dancing, and drawings for tickets to: FTC, The Capitol Theatre, and Ridgefield Playhouse. Also, pole performance by Work It Dance & Fitness, and Belly Dancing by Tava.

    Preview “A Beautiful Crime II,” an exhibit of works by some of the east coast’s most renowned street artists. The full show will open in March, at Read’s Art Space, 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT.

    Beautiful Spectacle III at F.U.S., 16 Isaac St Norwalk, CT 06850

    Ticket info: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559464

    www.fcbeat.com/

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  • Band Together- “A Night In Funky Town!”

    Friday,Mar 7 to Friday,Feb 7

    Friday

    ROCKIN’ AROUND THE DECADES II

     6PM Cocktails/Silent Auction; 7PM Dinner and Music

    Rockin’ Around The Decades returns with “A Night In Funky Town!”
    at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport for a fun filled night with M.C., Fred Garrity, Jr.,
    great food and music by Band Together.

    Benefits The Center for Family Justice.  The Center provides free
    and confidential services to victims of Domestic Violence,
    Sexual Violence, and severe child sexual and/or physical abuse.

    Tickets- $75 Per Person. Cash bar.
    Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, CT

    Info-Sarah Lubarsky at 203-334-6154, ext. 31 for more information.

    centerforfamilyjustice.org/

    http://centerforfamilyjustice.org/

  • CLANNAD

    Thursday,Feb 6

    Thursday, 8PM
    The Ridgefield Playhouse

    In a career spanning four decades, Irish musical group Clannad has created a musical style that entwines traditional and modern elements with their native country’s past and future. The group has sold more than fifteen million records worldwide. Clannad has won awards including: a GRAMMY, a BAFTA, an Ivor Novello, and Billboard’s “World Song of the Year.”

    For information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org, or call 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Avenue, Ridgefield,  CT 06877

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  • Women’s Center- “Hearts of Hope” Breakfast

    Wednesday,Feb 5

     Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 AM

    (Snow date: Thursday, February 6th)

    Fox Hill Inn, 275 Federal Road, Brookfield, CT

    $25 per person, or $250 to host a table of 10

    Special Guest Speaker Cathy Bristow, founder & principal of NYC-based consulting firm BRIDGES, was the first woman, and African American Chief Union Negotiator, in the wine industry, and first African American woman to receive a Daughters of American Revolution Award.

    Tickets at: 203-731-5200, or www.wcogd.org

    The Women’s Center provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault, and other major life transitions to thousands of women, children, and men annually.

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  • Amnesty, Human Rights Concert

    Wednesday,Feb 5

    Amnesty International
    Bringing Human Rights Home Concert

    Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY

    Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home concert
    at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will take place, Wednesday, February 5 at 8pm ET
    and features Imagine Dragons, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara,
    The Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake – each will perform,
    with Madonna introducing members of Pussy Riot. Blondie, Bob Geldof,
    Yoko Ono and Susan Sarandon will be on hand. Expect more guests and surprises.
    Pre-taped video messages from Peter Gabriel and Sting will be shown as they
    pass the torch of human rights activism to a new generation of artist-activists.

    Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist
    organization with more than 3 million members in more than 150 countries
    campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates
    and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works
    to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.

    www.amnestyusa.org
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  • Caravan of Thieves- Huntington Folk

    Saturday,Feb 1

    Saturday, Open Mike at 7:30PM – Performer at 8:30PM

    If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton’s house, New England’s Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories.

    General Admission $25
    Membership Admission $20

    First Saturday Concerts
    Congregational Church of Huntington
    (Wheelchair Accessible)
    30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY

    For more info: fmsh.org/events/event/caravan-of-thieves/, or call 631-425-2925

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  • The Audio Video Experiment Film Festival

    Friday,Jan 31 to Saturday,Feb 1

    The University of Bridgeport’s Schelfault Gallery

    A first annual new media show presenting experimental film and video. This multimedia show features video and film running on many different screens; different formats of film, for approximately 3 to 4 hours or the duration of the event. Screens will be put up at different points of the room. Filmmakers can bring their films for an impromptu screening.

    Artists presenting include:

    * The Convent of the Sacred Heart Film Club, * DeMilio music,
    * Lisa Seidenberg * Rob Parkman, * Greg Catalano, * Doug Poger,
    * Luna Vigilo Productions Liquid Nitrate Films * NuMedia & you!

    Remaining Dates:
    Friday Jan. 31st 6PM-10PM
    Saturday Feb. 1st 6PM- 10PM

    The Schelfhaudt Gallery Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD)
    University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC)
    84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604
    RSVP: e-mail konsterlie@yahoo.com

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  • Playwriting Contest

    Wednesday,Jan 1 to Friday,Jan 31

    Slant of Light Productions
    OPEN TO ALL AGES

    Slant of Light Productions is currently accepting submissions for its SNAPSHOTS Program Writing Contest. The winning pieces will receive a complete workshop of the piece within Slant of Light Productions, as well as a space in the 2013/2014 SNAPSHOTS Program, with it’s writer credited as playwright.

    “SNAPSHOTS” teaches students the value of a high self-worth. High self esteem in teens promotes emotional and physical safety by combatting dangerous personal behaviors and belief systems. They educate students about relevant social issues including eating disorders, domestic violence, bullying, sexuality, and drug abuse, providing snapshots of these epidemics in theatrical form.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • *submissions are accepted from ALL ages, we encourage high school, and college age students to submit pieces*

    • *they must be approximately 45 minutes in length*

    • *and they must explore specific social topics, focusing on elementary, middle, high school, or college age students*

    Please contact Stacy at: sruttenberg@soflproductions.org with any questions.

    Phone number: 203-605-5367
    Deadline: January 31

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  • Author Max Blumenthal on Middle East

    Monday,Jan 27

    Monday,  5pm

    “Declining Prospects for Peace in the Middle East,”
    Central Connecticut State University,

    New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal, whose most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, was dubbed by Chris Hedges as “one of the most fearless and honest books ever written about Israel.” The event is free and open to the public.

    Founders Hall (inside Davidson Hall – Administrative Building)
    Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

    www.thestruggle.org/founders_ccsu.htm

  • Texas Shorts

    Thursday,Jan 1 to Wednesday,Jan 22

    7pm, Wednesday
    “Texas Shorts Program II”
    TEXAS IS BIG, but the films are short!
    A selection of some the best short film projects funded by: The Austin Film Society, Texas Film Commission and The Houston Film Commission
    Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT

    -Katrina’s Son- www.exodusfilmworks.com
    -Love Bug (6:00 min., Hi-Def) www.candlerproductions.com
    -Der Vater (The Father) (15:16 min., Canon 5D Mark 2)
    -Mnemosyne Rising (20:08 min., 35mm)
    estebandido.com
    -The Natural Order Of Things (31:49 min., RED ONE/4K)
    www.vabvideo.com
    -Never Do This (2:15 min., Hi-Def)  scottricefilms.com

    Bonus Short Film Made In CT
    Filmmaker: Cal Robertson
    Dog Ghost (13:00 min)
    Tickets For The Texas Shorts Program II: Gen Adm. $10.00

    Seniors & Students $8

    For upcoming monthly screenings: www.ctfilmfest.com/monthly
    www.bethelcinema.com or Visit The Box Office at 269 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT
    203-778-3100

  • Acoustic Celebration- Tim Grimm

    Sunday,Jan 19

    Tim Grimm from Indiana has toured and recorded with his friend,  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott,
    appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger,
    and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording,
    The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in 2006 at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles. 

    Tim will perform along with Ben Bedford (www.BenBedford.com)  for the Acoustic Celebration, Sun. Jan 19 at 4:00 p.m. in North Hall of St. Stephen’s Church, 351 Main St, Ridgefield, CT.

      
    Tickets are $20 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org.  $25 at the door.
     

  • WPKN Music on Film- Gram Parsons

    Monday,Jan 13

     WPKN Music on Film Series Presents:

    Gram Parsons Fallen Angel 

    The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

    On September 19, 1973, the musician and heir to a million-dollar fortune died under the influence of drugs and alcohol near his favorite place – the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Californian desert. As the founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, a member of the hit-making, legendary Byrds, an important influence on the Rolling Stones and the man who catapulted Emmylou Harris to fame, Gram Parsons made music history in only a few years.

    Mon 1/13- Doors Open at 6:00pm, Show Starts at 7:00pm

    General Admission: $15

    The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

    thebijoutheatre.com

  • “Live Magazine at the Falls”

    Sunday,Jan 12

    Derek Bolcer is with us at “Live Magazine at the Falls” at Cobb’s Mill on Sunday, January 12, 4pm. Derek is one helluva talented guy whose incantations on love and hurt and life are profoundly true and touching. He calls it “Slam” poetry. We call it, “Stop ad Listen” material. It will be an afternoon of stories, a staged play, a word game from “found art” and original music.  WPKN’s Richard Epstein will be making his first appearance on alto sax with Duncan Christy, who composed the original music and plays piano and guitar.

    Cobbs Mill, 12 Old Mill Rd., Weston, CT

    www.mousemuse.com

  • Access Health CT- Bethel

    Wednesday,Jan 8

    MoveOn Civic Action

    Host: Mary L.

    Where: Bethel Library, 189 Greenwood Ave (in Bethel, CT)

    When: Wednesday, January 8th, 4:00 PM

    What: Certified Assisters and Brokers from Access Health CT will be at Bethel Library 1/8/14 to answer your questions and help you enroll for the new health care insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Attendees can ensure that they get covered under the new health care law!

    Contact: Adult Services 203-794-8756 ext. 4

    adult@bethellibrary.org

  • NEW HAVEN TOYS FOR TOTS

    Saturday,Nov 16 to Sunday,Dec 22

    Long Wharf Theatre will be a Toys for Tots drop-off center from now through December 22, 2013.

    Members of the community can drop new, unwrapped toys in collection boxes at Long Wharf Theatre, from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, or up until show time on performance days. Marines pick up these toys and store them in central warehouses where they are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, the United States Marines, with the assistance of local social welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distribute the toys to the less fortunate children of the community.

    Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT  06511

    Call: 203-787-4282, or visit: www.longwharf.org

    For information about the Toys for Tots program, visit: www.toysfortots.org

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  • Film & Discussion “Our Children At Risk”

    Wednesday,Dec 11

    Wednesday, 7 PM

    Open to the public

    Milford Library, Milford,CT

    The Film’s focus is on toxic chemical exposures, such as pesticides, and the ill health effects to children, infants, and our environment. Dr. Jerry Silbert, trained in pathology, laboratory medicine, and environmental health, will facilitate the discussion.

    Milford Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford, CT  06460

    RSVP Joyce: soulprints@icloud.com

    203-306-8544

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  • Cornwall Contra Dance

    Saturday,Dec 7

    Swing into the Holidays at the Cornwall Community Contra Dance on Saturday, December 7th, 7:00PM, at the Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, CT. Live old timey music from Still the Homegrown Band, with teaching and calling by Patricia Campbell. All ages welcome. No partner, OR experience necessary! A donation is requested to pay the caller. For information call Jane at: 860-672-6101.

    Town Hall, 26 Pine Street, Cornwall, CT  06753

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  • TARRYWILE ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR

    Sunday,Dec 1

    10 AM – 3 PM

    The Friends of Tarrywile are hosting their annual Artisan Craft Fair just in time for holiday shopping.

    Tarrywile Park is 537 acres of mostly dense forest and open fields, sprinkled with streams, ponds, and orchards. Tarrywile Mansion and Hearthstone Castle are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

    Entry Fee: $5

    Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT  06810

    Visit the Park

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  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

    Saturday,Nov 30

    Small Business Saturday is an American shopping “holiday” held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

    In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. OK, it was conceived by a mega-multinational but, it’s still a good idea. A good day to buy from and support the small merchants in your community.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Business_Saturday

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  • Music of Grappelli

    Sunday,Nov 24

    Sunday, November 24, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

    On November 24th, an homage to the music of Stephane Grappelli,
    jazz violin virtuoso. Along with Django Reinhardt, Grappelli
    founded The Quintette of the Hot Club de France, active from 1934 to 1948.

    Music of Grappelli is led by bassist Jon Burr (www.jonburr.com), who
    performed with the Stephane Grappelli Trio from 1986 through 1997.
    Joining him are Howard Alden (www.howardalden.com), who created and
    performed the guitar style of the Django Reinhardt in Woody Allen’s film,
    “Sweet and Low Down”; Jonathan Russell (www.jonathanjazz.net),
    jazz violinist and composer; and Bria Skonberg, the
    trumpeter/cornetist/vocalist, the Downbeat Rising Star of 2013.

    The first set begins at 6:30PM.

    $22 cover charge (includes CT tax)

    Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane/Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    Reservations Recommended: 203-438-8282
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  • Bridgeport PAL Christmas Village

    Saturday,Dec 7 to Saturday,Nov 23

    A wonderland of beautiful Christmas trees, animated Christmas scenes and visit with Santa Claus.

    Open Dec. 7th – Dec. 23rd   from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. daily

    Special Opening Day Event

    Holiday Parade for children ages 11 and under

    Saturday, December 7th at 12:30 p.m. with

    Registration from 10:30 a.m. to noon

    *Wear a costume* Make a Float* Prizes*

    Infants and children to age 11 will receive a gift from Santa

    Admission – $2.00 per person    Photo with Santa – $10.00

     

    For more information:

    Bridgeport Police Activities League  

    7 Quarry Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

    (203)-576-7604

     Email: paltrumbull@aol.com

  • SURVIVING MOMMIE DEAREST

    Saturday,Nov 23

    A Conversation with CHRISTINA CRAWFORD

    American Legend Series, Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

     

    The Edgerton Center presents Surviving Mommie DearestA Conversation with Christina Crawford–  on the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut on Saturday, November 23, 8pm.

    Christina Crawford, Joan Crawford’s daughter, will introduce her bio-pic film documentary, the after the screening she’ll return to the stage for a Q&A. Christina Crawford is an internationally recognized, best-selling author and advocate for adoption reform, the rights of women and children, and a pioneer in making family violence an issue of national concern.

    Tickets to the event are: $25- General Public, $15- Senior Citizens/Faculty/Staff, $10 – Students

    Ticket info: 203.371.7908 (Mondays through Fridays from noon-4pm), at box office of the Edgerton Center or Online at EdgertonCenter.org

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  • JOCELYN MEDINA QUARTET

    Friday,Nov 22

    8pm
    
    
    The Milford Arts Council presents vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina.
    Her music crosses cultures, creeds and continents.  Jocelyn’s original music fuses 
    elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, funk grooves 
    and adventurous improvisations delivered through compelling lyrics and a distinct sound.
    
     For more information on Jocelyn visit www.jocelynmedina.com
    Tickets $25 ($20 MFAC members)
    Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford CT 06460
    
    203.878.6647  www.milfordarts.org 
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  • FILM: “Brilliant Mistakes”

    Wednesday,Nov 20

    7pm Wednesday

    Directed & Produced In CT

    Film, Q&A and After Party

    Marcus Wright (Daniel Dambroff), a young English teacher from a quiet New England town is in love with Gabby (Elise McNamara). In a strange twist of fait, their lives are ripped apart by tragic events, spiraling Marcus’s life out of control. He stumbles into a new friendship with a young author named Elliot.  Marcus and Elliot are drawn together at a support group where they are forced to meet the realities of their own personal tragedies. Here, they forge a strong kinship, neither of them knowing they each share a connection much closer than they realize.

    Tickets: $15. Film, Q&A and Party, $10. Film Only

    Bethel Cinema 269 Greenwood Ave Bethel 06801

    Tickets: 203-778-3100   www.bethelcinema.com

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  • “America’s Music”: Film History Series

    Monday,Nov 18

    Fairfield University invites the public to “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway,” a series of documentary screenings and scholar-led discussions on 20th century American popular music at the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Events are free and open to the public.

    Designed for a general audience, “America’s Music” will introduce genres of American popular music that are deeply connected to the history, culture, and geography of the United States. 

    Each hour-long session focuses on a uniquely American genre, including Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock ‘n’ roll, and hip hop. They will take place in the Library’s MultiMedia Room.

    • Monday, November 18, 7:30 p.m. – Laura Nash, Ph.D., professor of music, will present Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop.
    • Monday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Nash will introduce Country and Bluegrass.
    • Monday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. – Brian Torff, director of the Music Program, will present Swing Jazz.
    • Monday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Torff will discuss Rock.

    For more information, contact University Librarian Joan Overfield at: jtoverfield@fairfield.edu or Dr. Nash at: lnash@fairfield.edu.

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  • TAJ MAHAL – WORLD BLUES

    Saturday,Nov 16

    with Vusi Mahlasela and Fredericks Brown
    Quick Center for Arts

    Saturday, 8 pm

    7:15 p.m. – Pre-performance discussion with Brian Torff, Fairfield University professor of music

    World Blues is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin.

    Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock-and-roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a New Zealand-based band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal.

    Quick Center for Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06824

    $45, 40, 35

    http://www.fairfield.edu/arts/quickcenterforthearts/events/concerts/worldblues
    http://www.fairfield.edu/arts/quickcenterforthearts/events

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  • Gypsy Jazz with Swing de Jour

    Friday,Nov 15

    (the fabulous 4-some)

    Howie Bujese- violin

    Norman Plankey- rhythm  guitar

    Larry Urbon- guitar

    Eric Van Leer- Bass

    Fairhaven Furniture/River Street Gallery

    Friday, Nov 15th, 7pm

    72 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, Connecticut 06513

    800 404 4754

    www.fairhaven-furniture.com/riverstgallery/

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  • FILM- “CASTING BY”

    Friday,Nov 15

     Friday7:30pm

    The Ridgefield Playhouse Film Society presents “Casting By,”.  The feature documentary, puts the spotlight on the casting director and takes us on a fast-paced journey through the last 50 years of Hollywood history.

    “Casting By” received awards at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the 2012 New York Film Festival and the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the 2013 Sebastapol Film Festival. 

     The documentary includes interviews with major casting directors including: Gretchen RennellAmanda MackeyLynn Stalmaster, Marion Dougherty and many of the actors they discovered: Dustin HoffmanJeff BridgesRobert DuvallClint EastwoodDiane LaneRobert RedfordGlenn CloseAl Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep.

    At the Q&A following the screening, producer/director Tom Donohue, editor Jill Schweitzer, executive producer John Balis, and casting director Gretchen Rennell, will discuss the importance of the casting director in filmmaking.

    Information: ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

    The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Ave., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

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  • Author Event-“Lincoln in the World”

    Tuesday,Nov 12

    Books on the Common and the Ridgefield Library are pleased to host another evening In a series featuring distinguished Ridgefield High School graduates.  This Tuesday the speaker will be Kevin Peraino who, after reporting for Newsweek all over the Middle East for more than a decade, turned his efforts to historical scholarship—focusing on Lincoln.  He will discuss and read from his recently published book “Lincoln in the World” which reveals how Lincoln dealt with  several major foreign policy goals despite being direly pressed by domestic matters.

     The event will begin at 7:30 at the temporary headquarters of the Ridgefield Library.  Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for signing by the author.

    Ridgefield Library, 21 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    203-438-2282

    www.ridgefieldlibrary.org/

  • Benefit Concert for Black Rock School and Sandy Hook Promise

    Sunday,Nov 10

    Featuring

    Amber & G

    Boulevard Swing

    The Bobby Paltauf Band

    Sunday, November 10th 4pm.

    Donation- $10, $5 (under 12)

    (Note: Those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian)

    The Acoustic Café, 2926 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. 

     Information on this event and others at the Acoustic Café:
    www.acousticafe.com or  203-335-3655.

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  • BRIDGEPORT ARTS TRAIL

    Thursday,Nov 7 to Sunday,Nov 10

    (See the WPKN Home page (www.wpkn.org) for links and more information)

    bridgeport-art-trail.org/

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  • Band Together- Country & Southern Soul

    Friday,Nov 8

    BENEFIT CONCERT

    7:30pm, Fairfield Theatre Company

     

    All proceeds will benefit Connecticut Challenge in Fairfield CT http://www.ctchallenge.org and their programs to support cancer survivors.  

     

    The concert of Country & Southern Soul  features: 

    Christine Ohlman, Laura Merrill, Eric Bleile, PJ Pacifico, Scott White, Ada Pasternak, Tyger MacNeal, Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried.   

     

    Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield

    Tickets info: (which are $29) 

    http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org/ or 203-259-1036

     

    www.bandtogether ct.com

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  • North Fork Audubon Society Holiday Celebration

    Sunday,Dec 8 to Friday,Nov 8


    Sunday, 4-7 Pm

    Founders Landing, Terry La. At Hobart Rd., Southold, NY
    $35 Per Person

    Buffet Dinner, Dessert And Coffee (BYOB)

    Live music, silent auction and our traditional game of ”Jepbirdy”

    Please RSVP By December 1, 2013.
    Contact: info@northforkaudubon.org or

    631-477-6456

  • Film- Good Old Freda

    Friday,Nov 8

    7:30 pm

    Danbury Palace, Danbury CT

     

    50 years ago, a shy Liverpudlian named Freda Kelly was asked to work for young local band who were hoping to make it big. Although she had no idea how far they would go, Freda had faith in them.  In GOOD OL’FREDA, Freda shares her insider’s perspective on the Beatles… the band that changed the world.

     

    All Tickets $12

    The Palace Danbury 165 Main Street  Danbury Ct  06810  

     

    http://www.thepalacedanbury.com/ or (203) 794-9944

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  • Greg Trooper- acousticelebration

    Sunday,Nov 3

     Greg Trooper will sing his own songs when he makes his first appearance in ridgefield at the acousticelebration on Sunday, nov 3 at 4pm. The concert takes place in the intimate library of temple Shearith Israel located at 46 peaceable st. , Ridgefield, CT.

    Greg Trooper’s eleventh album, “Upside-Down Town” was released in 2011 to widespread kudos. His songs have been recorded by Steve Earle, Vince gill, Billy Bragg and many others.  His music is a combination of roots rock and Americana with bluesy overtones influenced by the sounds of Memphis, greenwich village and Nashville.

     

    Tickets are $18 in advance at www.acousticcelebration.org .

     

    www.gregtrooper.com    

  • Free State-Sponsored Forum : Long-Term Care Insurance

    North Haven Tuesday,Nov 12 to Saturday,Oct 12

    Free State-Sponsored Forum

    on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

    You can learn about planning for future long-term care costs at the public forum, The Missing Link in Retirement Planning – Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.  It will be held November 12th , 6pm, at the North Haven Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven.

    The State of Connecticut and the South Central CT Area Agency on Aging, will present this free, two-hour session.  The program is open to the general public.  No insurance sales will take place.

    Attendees will gain a better understanding of: (1) the risks and costs of nursing home and home care and why it’s important to consider these factors in retirement planning; (2) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance; and (3) the State’s innovative program, the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. 

    The forum will benefit those between 40 and 65 years of age that have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home).

    You can register for this forum on long-term care insurance at 1-800-547-3443 or visit www.ctpartnership.org.

  • José Feliciano

    Saturday,Sep 28

    8 p.m., Saturday

    Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

    International superstar José Feliciano performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 28, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

    José Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. He’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records; he has won nineteen Grammy nominations, earning nine Grammy Awards, including the LARAS Award for Lifetime Achievement. WPKN (89.5 FM) is a media partner. Tickets are $75, $65, and $55.

     Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office.

     The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University

    1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT.

     For further information and directions:l (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, ort www.quickcenter.com

  • St. Vincent Farm Stand- B’port, CT NOON-4PM

    Tuesday,Sep 24

    Every Tuesday, July-October, 12pm-4pm.
    07/09 To 10/29

    Located in main entrance of St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    (2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT)

    Info- 203-226-1112, Email-Leah@wholesomewave.org

    WIC and SNAP accepted at double value (spend $5 in SNAP, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, WIC or Senior Farmers market Nutrition Program checks, and get $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables). Debit and Credit also accepted.

    wholesomewave.org

  • THE NEWTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL

    Thursday,Sep 19 to Sunday,Sep 22

     

    THURSDAY, September 19, 7PM
    “BROADWAY SINGS FOR NEWTOWN”
    A Benefit Performance for HealingNewtown

    Walnut Hill Community Church – 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel, CT

     

    FRIDAY, September 20, 7PM

    Rooster Ball

    The Music Tent – Newtown Arts Festival – Fairfield Hills, Newtown, CT

     

    Newtown’s newest tradition under the big tent at the Arts Festival’s

    Fairfield Hills site on Trades Lane. Cocktails (get it), dinner, and dancing

    to the music of Eugene Dobb’s Nu Cullers band.

    Come dance the night away and celebrate the arts!

     

    Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm

    NEWTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL

    Fairfield Hills, Newtown, CT

     

    The Newtown Arts Festival offers a diverse selection of artistic presentations and learning opportunities in an effort to connect the community with the artists that live among them.  Many demonstations, workshops and family activities.

    www.newtownartsfestival.com/

  • Band Together: Motown Concert

    Saturday,Sep 21

    8pm – 11pm
    The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

    Band Together is back again and will be performing
    in concert to support the Cardinal Shehan Center’s
    After School and Sunday Program.
    Show’s theme: Motown!
    General: $35
    Doors open at 7:00pm with pre-party and
    complimentary wine bar.

    thebijoutheatre.com

    bandtogetherct.com

  • Westport Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

    Thursday,Sep 19

    Thursdays, 10am-2pm
    May 30-Nov. 7
    50 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
    (by the Library)

    westportfarmersmarket.com

  • BETHEL FARMERS’ MARKET 4-7PM

    Thursday,Sep 19

    The Municipal Center Community Marketplace & Farmer’s Market is held every Thursday (rain or shine) from 4pm to 7pm. on the lawn of the Municipal Center.   June through September.  You can make Thursday evenings your downtown night by shopping the market, dining at the market or downtown at any of our eating establishments, enjoy music or other activities each week.

    Interested in becoming a vendor? Email Contact: FarmersMarket@bethel-ct.gov

    C.J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801   

    Market Coordinator:  Dionne Craig
    Email: farmersmarket@bethel-ct.gov

    Questions: 203-794-8501

  • East Side Farm Stand, B’port 10am-2pm

    Wednesday,Sep 18

    07/10 To 10/30
    Every Wednesday, July-October, 10am-2pm

    752 East Main St., Bridgeport, CT

    info.: 203-226-1112 or wholesomewave.org

    WIC and SNAP accepted at double value (spend $5 in SNAP, WIC Cash Value Vouchers, WIC or Senior Farmers market Nutrition Program checks, and get $10 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables).

    Debit and Credit also accepted.

  • WPKN- MUSIC MASH ’13

    Saturday,Sep 7

    A Record Fair and Sale

    LPs, CDs and Memorabilia

    Fairfield Theatre Company Annex, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT.

    Early Bird hours– 8 to 10am with $20 admission for hardcore collectors.

    The show opens at 10 and runs ‘til 5:30pm. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free.

    We’re expecting the regions top vendors. WPKN has roughly 1000 LP’s and CDs to sell, including a private gift of near mint collectable LP’s that are valued at around $10,000. 

    Vendors- there  tables are still available but get in touch now to insure a spot!

    There’ll be music by PKN programmers, gourmet food trucks, a vintage clothing vendor and many special guests at the WPKN booth: Chris & Tina Weymouth  from the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Hilton Valentine from The Animals, Rusty Ford of Lothar & the Hand People, Charlie Karp a member of the Buddy Miles Express and others.

    The FTC Annex is an easy walk to the MetroNorth train Station and unlimited, free weekend parking.

    Check out wpkn.org  for information, news and updates on WPKN’s MUSIC MASH 2013. 

  • BLUES VIEWS & BBQ

    Sunday,Sep 1

    TICKETED EVENT
    Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
    Levitt Pavilion, Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880

    Sunday, 9/1

    11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Petey Hop
    12:40 PM-1:40 PM: Murali Coryell
    1:50 PM-2:50 PM: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
    3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Debbie Davies featuring Crispin Cioe from the Uptown       Horns
    5:35 PM-6:50 PM: The London Souls
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Cactus

    www.bluesviewsbbq.com

     

  • BLUES VIEWS & BBQ- Levitt Pavilion – Westport CT

    Levitt Pavillion, Westport CT Saturday,Aug 31 at 7 pm to 8:30 p.m.

    TICKETED EVENT
    Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
    Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880

    Saturday
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Paul Gabriel
    1:50 PM-3:00 PM: Clarence Spady
    3:10 PM-4:25 PM: Sugar Ray Norcia & The Bluetones
    4:35 PM-5:50 PM: Stooges Brass Band
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
    7:45 PM-9:15 PM: Royal Southern Brotherhood

    www.bluesviewsbbq.com

     

  • CHIRP- Los Texmaniacs

    Thursday,Aug 29

    (Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks)
    2013 Concerts
    Free Concerts * 7:00 P.M. * Ballard Park
    Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Picnic and blanket recommended
    LAST CHIRP SHOW OF THE SEASON
    Thurs. Aug. 29: Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs

    www.texmaniacs.com/

    On concert days call 203 431-2760 after 4:00p.m. to confirm location if weather is “iffy”

    http://chirpct.org

  • Dena DeRose Piano Trio

    Sunday,Aug 25

    JAZZ MASTERS SERIES
    Sunday, August 25, 2013
    6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Dena DeRose Piano Trio
    Martin Wind, bass
    Matt Wilson, drums

    cover charge  and minimum food and drink

    Bernard’s, 20 West Lane /Route 35, Ridgefield, CT 06877
    Reservations Recommended
    203-438-8282

  • Drive In Movie (Finding Nemo) at Trinity Church in Southport

    Trinity Episcopal Chruch, Southport, CT Saturday,Aug 24 at 7:30 P.M.
    COMMUNITY-WIDE DRIVE-IN MOVIE TO BE HOSTED BY TRINITY CHURCH
    Neighbors Welcome to Watch “Finding Nemo” Under the Stars at Free,
    End-of-Summer Get-Together
      Back by popular demand, Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport is one again hosting an old-fashioned “drive-in” movie with a free showing of the Disney/Pixar family classic “Finding Nemo” under the stars on Saturday night, August 24th, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
        Residents of Fairfield, Southport and the surrounding area are welcome to attend the drive-in, which will be held in Trinity’s spacious parking lot on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street.  No affiliation with the Church is required.
    Timed at the end of the summer and just before school starts, this free event marks the second time that Trinity will be holding this community-wide event.  The movie, which will appear on two giant screens outdoors, tells the story of the over-protective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his abducted son Nemo (Alexander Gould) all the way to Sydney Harbour. The film received universal critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated in three more categories including Best Original Screenplay.  A sequel is currently in development, set to be released in November 2015.
        “ Our first Drive-In Movie Night last year was fantastic,” said Dawn Stegelmann, Associate Rector at Trinity Church. “It brought people — and classic car models — in our community together in a good old-fashioned style with a beloved family movie for all ages. This year’s event builds on that success and gives our neighbors even more reasons to come out and celebrate the end of summer as a community.”
         Trinity is partnering together with local community businesses to make the evening a success – from the pizza to the popcorn to the soda and ice cream and even the film.  Bring your pick-up or pack the kids up in the station-wagon, minivan, or car. Don’t forget a few lawn chairs and maybe a blanket or two for some old-fashioned fun the whole family can enjoy!
         The summer, drive-in movie is part of a series of community events sponsored by Trinity called, “Southport Sound and Vision.” Additional events will be announced in the weeks ahead. 
    About Trinity Episcopal Church
    Trinity Church has been a center of worship and Christian community since 1724. Trinity offers many occasions when parishioners of all ages come together as a community for fellowship and friendship. Our Community is about what we do and what we offer that benefits not only our Trinity community but also the community at large. Trinity welcomes all people: our doors are open every day, all day, for prayer and rest.
  • MC LEVY CONCERTS- Orquesta Afinke

    Thursday,Aug 22

    DOWNTOWN THURSDAYS
    FREE
    6pm to 8pm – McLevy Green Bridgeport – through Aug. 29

    McLevy Green (between Bank St. & State St.), Downtown Bridgeport, CT ·

    Aug. 22 – Orquesta Afinke (Latin dance / Salsa)

    www.afinke.com

    Aug. 29 – Lovewhip (high energy dance)

    www.downtownthursdays.com

  • Fairfield Summer Concerts- Big Beat Oldies

    Sherman Park in Fairfield. Thursday,Jul 11 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

     

     

    Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2013 presents an evening of Big Beat Oldies at the Sherman Green Gazebo. Don’t miss it!

  • Fairfield Summer Concerts present GUNSMOKE

    Sherman Green downtown Fairfield Wednesday,Jul 10 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

     

     

    Fairfield Summer Concert Series 2013 presents GUNSMOKE.  Enjoy an evening of country music in the park.

  • Ray & Jay’s Music for All at the Levitt Pavilion

    Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT Wednesday,Jul 10 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

    A fun program for everyone with lots of fun music!

  • DARIEN’S GOT TALENT

    Darien High School on High School Lane Saturday,Jun 29 at 7:30 p.m.

    The Darien Arts Center will be holding its second annual Darien’s Got Talent event on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., at the Darien High School on High School Lane in Darien. Twenty contestants will compete for cash prizes and the chance to get discovered!

    This is a fund-raising event for the Darien Arts Center. This nonprofit organization offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre, and music, as well as productions from its performing arts wing, DAC Stage. Proceeds from the event, as well as private donations, tuition fees, and ticket sales, go toward funding these creative endeavors and help to continue the ongoing efforts of the DAC.

    Darien Arts Center
    2 Renshaw Road
    Darien, CT 06820

  • The Buttonwood Tree

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT Friday,May 24

    North End Arts Rising, Inc. (NEAR) is a nonprofit arts organization located in the Historic North End Arts District of Middletown. Known as The Buttonwood Tree (TBT), we serve the community by providing unique arts programming in the areas of visual art, music, poetry, dance, film and more. Check out the Events Calendar and list of upcoming events to find out who’s playing when, and to reserve your seat. Some events fill up fast, so don’t delay!

    More info at: buttonwood.org or call at 860-347-4957.