FEST OF ARTS AND IDEASNew Haven , CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Saturday,Jun 28
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
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!
Martha Redbone Roots ProjectNew Haven Green Sunday,Jun 15
Martha Redbone Roots Project w/Cry You One
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Sun 6/15, 7pm- New Haven Green
Martha Redbone’s music is a fusion of her voice and a cornucopia of roots music—folk, country, piedmont blues, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Native. Roots Project comprises a collection of William Blake poems set to Redbone’s music of Appalachia.
The evening opens with music from Cry You One, a project by Louisiana-based ensembles Mondo Bizarro and ArtSpot. The concert features music and dances from the cultures of South Louisiana’s vanishing coastal communities.
BEFORE THE SHOW
Before the concert at 6:15pm, artists from Cry You One will lead the crowd in an “all-come” Louisiana dance class.
Lalah Hathaway/Ruben StuddardNew Haven, CT Saturday,Jun 14
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.
BERNIE WILLIAMSRidgefield, CT Sunday,Jun 8
The Ridgefield Playhouse presents
and former New York Yankees outfielder
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.
HIKE AT THE PRESERVEOld 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
Rain or shine, Free event, Family-friendly.
RSVP by June 4 to June Sgobbo at 203.777.7367, ext. 2, or
ROLLER GIRLSSaturday,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.
WPKN HAPPY HOURPatchogue, 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!!
ANN’S PLACE- Art ShowAnn'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: email@example.com to RSVP or with questions.
Ann’s Place, 80 Saw Mill Rd, Danbury, CT 06810
CHIRP-the RevelersRidgefield, CT Tuesday,Jun 3
CHIRP Jun 03, 7pm
Cajun & Zydeco with the Revelers
Ballard Park, Main St.
(check for possible weather relocation of the show)
Play- OLIVE & THE BITTER HERBSSTRATFORD,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
Lavender Lights VigilFairfield, 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 TOGETHERFairfield, 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
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.
BARNUM FESTIVALBRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Jun 14 to Thursday,May 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.
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
COFFEEHOUSE BENEFITDanbury, 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 LiebertRidgefield, CT Friday,May 23
The Ridgefield Playhouse presents
Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra on May 23!
More information- ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.
FARMWORKER VIGIL AND MARCHWyandanch & 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WAILERSRidgefield, 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.
“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 .
Igor SikorskyTrumbull, 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
Registration required at 203-452-5196 or online at www.trumbullct-library.org
Household Hazardous Waste CollectionNewtown, 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
WELL-STRUNGDanbury, CT Saturday,May 17 at 8pm
THE SINGING STRING QUARTET
MAY 17 @ 8:00 PM
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
Seeger Sing-AlongSouthhampton, 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
Info and reservations at 631-283-0774
The Poetry PlacePatchogue, 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
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION TRIOBrookfield, CT Saturday,May 10
Saturday, May 10th at:
189 Sports Cafe. 189 Federal Road Brookfield , CT 06804.
(Across from Costco)
Mother RoadNewtown, CT Saturday,May 10
Country, Rock originals and interpretations
(w/John Esposito (Disc & Dat)
One Eyed Pig, 71 S Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
Aztec Two-StepBridgeport, 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
STAMP OUT HUNGERUSA 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 2014New 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:
Dogwood FestivalFairfield, CT Friday,May 2 to Sunday,May 4
Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
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.”
Greenfield Hill Congregational Church
1045 Old Academy Rd.
RIDGEFIELD BBQ FESTRidgefield, CT Saturday,May 3 to Sunday,May 4
Ridgefield Gone Country Barbeque Festival
Community Center, Ridgefield, CT
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
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
Seeger songs w/George MannBayshore, NY Saturday,May 3 at 7:30pm
A night to honor and remember Pete Seeger with
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 FestFairfield 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 BenefitThursday,May 1
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
CONNECTICUT DRUM SHOWNewington, 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
Ali Ryerson QuintetRidgefield, 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)
Long Island Sound Citizens SummitIona College, New Rochelle, NY Friday,Apr 25 at 9am-3:30pm
“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
BENEFIT- “Give Back to Tony Rice”Saturday,Apr 19
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
Fairfield’s Rockin’Top TenThursday,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
Open Daily 10AM – 4PM
Chris Coogan QuintetMilford, 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 FestivalHartford 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 HallFriday,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.
Edmond Town Hall –
45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470,
Vigil on InequalityWalmart, Danbury, CT Tuesday,Apr 8 at 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
Tom PachecoRidgefield, 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
New Haven Film FestivalNew 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
ART SHOW- A Beautiful CrimeBridgeport, 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.
Keb’ Mo’ at Norwalk Concert HallFriday,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
BAND TOGETHER: FUNKY TOWNFriday,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
Fairfield Theatre, 70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT
Public Hearing On Common CoreWednesday,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
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 email@example.com.
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
Band Together MotownSaturday,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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 BatteauSunday,Feb 9
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.
BEAUTIFUL SPECTACLE 3Friday,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
Band Together- “A Night In Funky Town!”Friday,Mar 7 to Friday,Feb 7
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.
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
Women’s Center- “Hearts of Hope” BreakfastWednesday,Feb 5
(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.
Amnesty, Human Rights ConcertWednesday,Feb 5
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.
The Audio Video Experiment Film FestivalFriday,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!
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 email@example.com
Caravan of Thieves- Huntington FolkSaturday,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
30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY
For more info: fmsh.org/events/event/caravan-of-thieves/, or call 631-425-2925
Playwriting ContestWednesday,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.
*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: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Phone number: 203-605-5367
Deadline: January 31
Texas ShortsThursday,Jan 1 to Wednesday,Jan 22
“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)
-The Natural Order Of Things (31:49 min., RED ONE/4K)
-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
Acoustic Celebration- Tim GrimmSunday,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 ParsonsMonday,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
“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
Access Health CT- BethelWednesday,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
NEW HAVEN TOYS FOR TOTSSaturday,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
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: email@example.com
Cornwall Contra DanceSaturday,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
TARRYWILE ARTISAN CRAFT FAIRSunday,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
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAYSaturday,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.
Music of GrappelliSunday,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
SURVIVING MOMMIE DEARESTSaturday,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 Dearest – A 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
Bridgeport PAL Christmas VillageSaturday,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
JOCELYN MEDINA QUARTETFriday,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 *****************************************************************************************************************
FILM: “Brilliant Mistakes”Wednesday,Nov 20
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
“America’s Music”: Film History SeriesMonday,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.
TAJ MAHAL – WORLD BLUESSaturday,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
Gypsy Jazz with Swing de JourFriday,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
FILM- “CASTING BY”Friday,Nov 15
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 Rennell, Amanda Mackey, Lynn Stalmaster, Marion Dougherty and many of the actors they discovered: Dustin Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Diane Lane, Robert Redford, Glenn Close, Al 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.
Benefit Concert for Black Rock School and Sandy Hook PromiseSunday,Nov 10
Amber & G
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.
Band Together- Country & Southern SoulFriday,Nov 8
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
Film- Good Old FredaFriday,Nov 8
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
North Fork Audubon Society Holiday CelebrationSunday,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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Greg Trooper- acousticelebrationSunday,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 .
Free State-Sponsored Forum : Long-Term Care InsuranceNorth 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 FelicianoSaturday,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-4PMTuesday,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.
THE NEWTOWN ARTS FESTIVALThursday,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
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.
Band Together: Motown ConcertSaturday,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!
Doors open at 7:00pm with pre-party and
complimentary wine bar.
Westport Farmers Market 10AM-2PMThursday,Sep 19
May 30-Nov. 7
50 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
(by the Library)
BETHEL FARMERS’ MARKET 4-7PMThursday,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
East Side Farm Stand, B’port 10am-2pmWednesday,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 ’13Saturday,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 & BBQSunday,Sep 1
Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
Levitt Pavilion, Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880
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
BLUES VIEWS & BBQ- Levitt Pavilion – Westport CTLevitt Pavillion, Westport CT Saturday,Aug 31 at 7 pm to 8:30 p.m.
Sat, August 31st- September 1st, 11am – 9pm
Jesup Green, Westport, CT 06880
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
CHIRP- Los TexmaniacsThursday,Aug 29
(Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks)
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
On concert days call 203 431-2760 after 4:00p.m. to confirm location if weather is “iffy”
Dena DeRose Piano TrioSunday,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
Drive In Movie (Finding Nemo) at Trinity Church in SouthportTrinity Episcopal Chruch, Southport, CT Saturday,Aug 24 at 7:30 P.M.COMMUNITY-WIDE DRIVE-IN MOVIE TO BE HOSTED BY TRINITY CHURCHNeighbors Welcome to Watch “Finding Nemo” Under the Stars at Free,End-of-Summer Get-TogetherBack 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 ChurchTrinity 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 AfinkeThursday,Aug 22
Fairfield Summer Concerts- Big Beat OldiesSherman 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 GUNSMOKESherman 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 PavilionLevitt 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 TALENTDarien 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