Guilford Art Center411 Church Street, Guilford, CT 06437 Monday,May 23
Guilford Art Center will open its classrooms to anyone who would like to visit and observe a class for during the week of Monday, May 23 – Saturday, May 28. Classes are in a range of mediums, including blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber arts, metalsmithing, painting, drawing and more.
More information is available at www.guilfordartcenter.org or (203) 453-5947
Ridgefield Independent Film FestivalFriday,May 20 to Sunday,May 22
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22.
various venues, Ridgefield, CT
More than 70 movies from 23 countries will be screened this weekend during the inaugural Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, featuring everything from shorts and animated pieces to documentaries and narratives.
$10 per movie, but $15 for “Manhattan Night” (includes talk-back with director). All-Festival Pass, $50, includes all films, programs, classes. All-Access Pass, $75, covers everything, plus admission to three parties, including awards ceremony.
RIFF Central, Chamber of Commerce, 9 Bailey Ave., Ridgefield CT
Pet Adoption EventLock, Stock and Barrel, 770 Amity Rd Bethany, CT Sunday,May 22 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
STARelief & Pet Assistance- Doggy Day Palooza” Dog Wash and Pet Fun DayStamford Dog Park, 39 Courtland Avenue, Stamford Saturday,May 21 at 9am-3pm
Doggy Day Palooza is a family-friendly event. Clean canines will be coupled with assorted games and a doggie photo booth.
More information is available at http://starelief.org/ Or at 203-636-0971
Connecticut Choral Society- O Fortuna156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel, CT Saturday,May 21 at 8:00pm – 10:00 pm
A multi-media concert with 150 voices, percussion, and two pianos, featuring Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
More information is available at www.ctchoralsociety.com or at 888-927-2933
Westport Farmers’ Market- Opening Day50 Imperial Avenue, in Westport Thursday,May 19 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Westport Farmers Market nurtures an appreciation of real food and the work that goes into growing it.
Westport Farmers Market has vendors, food trucks, chef demos, yoga, organic eats and family programming.
Opening day is Thursday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Westport Farmers Market is located at 50 Imperial Avenue, in Westport.
More information is available at http://westportfarmersmarket.com/
Health360: Picture of Health Exhibit debutThe Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 Wednesday,May 18 at 5:30-7:00 pm
Picture of Health: features photographs and writing by students. Students chose one of five public health topics – Homelessness, Mental Health, Environment/Sanitation, Nutrition/Exercise, and Risk Behaviors – to address through their photographs and writing. The project aims to give students the chance to voice their unique perspectives, while encouraging them to make positive changes in their communities. The exhibit will run from May 18 to June 29 at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury. The exhibit’s debut on May 18 is open to the public from 5:30-7:00 pm.
More information is available at http://health360.org or at 203-758-1110 x 20
The Ridgefield Playhouse- Justin Hayward PerformanceThe Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 Tuesday,May 17 at 8pm
Justin Hayward is known as vocalist and guitarist with The Moody Blues.
More information is available at Ridgefieldplayhouse.org or at 203-438-5795
Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food DriveSaturday,May 14
Saturday, May 14th
The nation’s largest one-day food drive, providing letter carriers, other postal employees and thousands of volunteers across the nation the opportunity to meld their forces together to conduct the drive in their local communities.
Leave bags of non-perishable food by your mailbox this Saturday.
This year, the Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive will accept online food donations for hunger organizations in San Francisco, New York City and Greenwich, CT. For more information, visit ampyourgood.com
Fifth Annual Douglas Moore Organ Concert27245 Main Road in Cutchogue Saturday,May 14 at 3pm
The fifth annual Douglas Moore Organ Concert will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m.
Composer Douglas Stuart Moore, for whom the Douglas Moore Concert Series is named, was born in Cutchogue in 1893. He was the chair of the music department at Columbia University from 1940 to 1962,”.
Moore was an organist, he composed almost all of his music in a studio overlooking Downs Creek at his family’s home.
More information is available at (631) 734-7035
Branford Folk Music Society- David Littlefield1009 Main Street, Branford, CT Saturday,May 14 at 8:00 P.M
David Littlefield, a Mystic Seaport chanteyman and a member of the sea music quartet, Forebitter. Littlefield is a lifelong resident of the Old Lyme area. David began writing songs in the late 70’s. The songs he writes address the concerns and attitudes of those who live and work on and around the sea.
More information is available at 203-488-7715
Southampton Historical Museum- Maritime Walking Tour of Sag Harbor with Tony GarroSag Harbor NY Thursday,May 12 at 11AM
Tony Garro will lead a walking tour in Sag Harbor, stopping at points of interest related to the Harbor’s Maritime History.
Tony Garro will meet walkers on the Long Wharf by the windmill.
More information is available at 631-283-2494. or at
Westville Village ArtWalkWestville Village and Edgewood Park, New Haven, CT Friday,May 6 to Saturday,May 7
The Westville Village ArtWalk is an annual, community-based arts festival that spans three blocks in Historic Westville Village and Edgewood Park, New Haven, CT. The Westville Village ArtWalk features a full day of live music, art exhibitions and demonstrations, theater performances, walking tours, and more.
The Palace Theatre- Olivia LaneThe Palace Theatre 61 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901 Saturday,May 7 at 8pm
Olivia Lane is a Houston native singer/songwriter, Olivia’s sound is a combination of country elements – mandolin, banjo and lyrics with pop and rhythms.
More information is available at https://www.palacestamford.org or at (203) 325-4466
Betty Buckley – Live in ConcertRidgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Saturday,May 7 at 8pm
Betty Buckley, musical theatre actress has a career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work
More information is available at http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/ or at (203) 438-5795
Silvermine Arts Center- Artisan’s Trunk Show and Art Materials FundraiserSilvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Saturday,May 7 at 10 am to 4 pm
On Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 4 pm, Silvermine Arts Center will host its Artisan’s Trunk Show and Art Materials as a fundraiser for School of Art Scholarship Fund.
For those who would like to donate art materials to the Artisan’s Trunk Show , donation drop-off dates are Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5 from 10 am to 5 pm.
More information is available at (203) 966-9700, or www.silvermineart.org
The Institute Library- South Haven Event847 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut 06510 Thursday,May 5 at 7pm
Hirsh Sawhney, A New Haven resident will have an event for his book, South Haven with guest Amy Bloom.
More information is available at http://institutelibrary.org or at (203) 562-4045
Bridgeport Library- Money Smart Series: Everything You Should Know About Credit CardsBurroughs Saden Branch- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Monday,May 2 at 12pm
In this workshop the instructor will discuss different types of credit cards, pros and cons of having one, and useful tools and methods to eliminate credit card debt.
Financial Education workshops will be given by Liz Krebs, who is a Financial Educator at LifeBridge Community Services.
More information is available at http://bportlibrary.org/ or at (203) 576-7400
Appleseeds: The Life, Times and Music of Pete Seeger423 Park Avenue Huntington NY 11743 Sunday,May 1 at 6pm
An evening in tribute to the late great American folk artist will include clips and photographs, recorded narration and song samples.
More information is available at http://cinemaartscentre.org/ or at 631.423.7611
Ridgefield Gone Country/ BBQSaturday,Apr 30 to Sunday,May 1
The streets of Ridgefield, CT will be filled with the sights and smells of pit-smoking, authentic BBQ this weekend. The grounds of the historic Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., will host the Kansas City Barbecue Society and New England Barbecue Society Competitions this year. The events will share the location with the Ridgefield Gone Country festival with lot’s of live music on both days.
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the festival.
Plenty of parking at Veteran’s Park and East Ridge schools.
Info at ridgefieldbbqct.com
The Palace Theatre – Jazz Night with the Wynton Marsalis QuintetThe Palace Theatre 61 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901 Saturday,Apr 30 at 8:00 pm
Wynton Marsalis’ career ranges from a jazz musician, trumpeter, composer, bandleader, to advocate for the arts.
More information is available at http://palacestamford.org/ or at (203) 325-4466
Bridgeport Library- Sheri Miller ConcertBurroughs Saden Branch- 925 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Apr 30 at 2pm-3pm
Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, Beatles-inspired songs. She also sings a wide range of popular classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke and Johnny Cash, among others.
More information is available at (203) 576-7400 or http://bportlibrary.org/
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra- The King of Instruments performanceChoate Rosemary Hall on North Elm Street, Wallingford Saturday,Apr 30 at 7:30pm
Stephen Main, Organist
Concerto for Organ, G. F. Handel
Adagio, Toamso Albinoni
Church Windows, Ottorini Respighi
Symphony No. 3 “Organ,” Camille Saint-Saens
As composer, Steve Main’s work has included the recent publication of new choral and symphonic works, multiple commissions, and the completion of the scores for several independent films.
More information is available at http://www.wallingfordsymphony.org
Javier Colon– Live in ConcertRidgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877 Thursday,Apr 28 at 8pm
Connecticut native , Javier Colon has a fresh take on pop and soul.
More information is available at http://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/ or at (203) 438-5795
New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan Tuesday,Apr 26 at 7:30 PM
The concert will feature Scott D. Miller’s Dutch Angle, for violin, viola, cello, and bass clarinet, featuring the noted violinist Miranda Cuckson. Kevin McCarter’s In Open Air, for flute and piano, David Picton’s Redwood Prelude and Fugue, for organ, and Eugene Marlow’s Agitation du Coeur, for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, and double bass. Works by Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Frank Retzel, and Jennifer Griffith will also be performed. In addition, the performers will include Michael Laderman, flute, Allen Blustine and Alexander Negrutsa, clarinet, Liam Kinson, bass clarinet, Virginia Chang Chien, oboe, Gregor Kitzis, violin, Daniel Panner and Kallie Ciechomski, viola, Chris Gross, cello, Troy Rinker, double bass, Craig Ketter and Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano, and David Shuler, organ.
More information is available at 212-787-8309
Hollow Park- Woodbury Earth DayHollow Park, 43 Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 Saturday,Apr 23 at 11 AM to 4 PM
Woodbury is preparing for its 21st Annual Earth Day Celebration. The event features over hundred vendors, a Main Stage, a Community Stage, food trucks and more . The Regulators and HannaH’s Field will be performing live music.
More information is available at 203-263-0076 or at www.woodburyearthday.org
Cinema Arts Centre- The KennedysCinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Thursday,Apr 21 at Open mic at 7:30, Performance at 8:30
Pete and Maura Kennedy change the stereotypical notion of folk. The New York City-based husband-and-wife singer-songwriter duo has carved out its own niche in the indie music scene – somewhere between pop and acoustic rock.
More information is available at 631.423.7611 or http://cinemaartscentre.org/
Silvermine Arts Center- Opening Reception – Silvermine Faculty Exhibition 2016Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Sunday,Apr 17 at 2pm-4pm
Faculty members from the Silvermine School of Art will show new work in the 2016 Annual Faculty Exhibition opening Sunday, April 17. Every style and discipline will be on display in the Silvermine Galleries.
More information is available at (203) 966-9700, ext. 20 or at http://www.silvermineart.org
Nanuet Public Library- The Levins with Tom Cardullo149 Church Street, Nanuet NY 10954 Sunday,Apr 17 at 1-4 pm
The Levins offer Guitar, piano and voices that provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements.
Tom Cardullo’s songs often speak to the human condition.
More information is available at http://www.nanuetlibrary.org/
The Bijou Theatre- The Puerto Rican Songbook275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Saturday,Apr 16 at 7pm
Rick Reyes and Campo de Humo performing for a special tribute to the music of Puerto Rico.
More information is available at 203.332.3228.
Woolsey Hall- A “Classic” Concert: From Rome to AthensWoolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven Friday,Apr 15 at 7:30 pm
The Yale Concert Band will be performing the following musical pieces:
· Dances from Crete. Adam Gorb sends listeners on a musical tour of Crete through four dynamic movements
· Aegean Festival Overture reflects the metrical asymmetry of Greek music.
· Greek Folk Song Suite (Franco Cesarini). A delightful collection of tunes based on Greek folk music.
· In October, Eric Whitacre music’s simple, pastoral melodies and lush harmonies evoke the clear autumn air and changes in light that characterize the transition from fall to winter.
· Urbino. The United States premiere of Michele Mangani’s celebratory fanfare and march, commissioned to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Urbino Wind Orchestra.
· Stand the Storm (Julian Work). Work’s goal was to develop his own style of orchestration, using whatever compositional devices might best serve the needs of his current musical piece. Describing himself as a composer influenced by the music of Debussy and Ravel, Work deliberately tried to avoid falling into predictable patterns.
More information is available at http://www.yale.edu/yaleband or 203-432-4111
Bruce Museum – Expert Paleo-Artist Reconstructs Face of Ancient Human Ancestors Family WorkshopBruce Museum 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 Sunday,Apr 10 at 11am-12:30pm
John Gurche will lead “Facing the Human Past” Family Workshop sharing the story of how he studies hominid fossils and recreates faces above the skeletal structure. This family friendly hands-on program encourages family members to build their own reconstruction of an early human. John Gurche will help guide the sculpting. No sculpting experience or scientific training is necessary.
More information is available at www.brucemuseum.org
Partners in Health Fundraising event1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut Saturday,Apr 2 at 7pm to 10 PM
Partners in Health is a non-profit organization which builds quality sustainable health systems in impoverished areas including Haiti, West Africa and the Navajo Nation. There will be a fundraising event to support Partners in Health at the Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, Connecticut, Saturday, April 2 from 7 to 10 PM. The event will include live music, a silent auction, brewery tours and light buffet. Tickets available at the door.
More information about Partners in Health is available at www.pih.org.