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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com or
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
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
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.
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
Westport Farmers Market 10AM-2PMThursday,Sep 19
May 30-Nov. 7
50 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
(by the Library)
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 PaviliionLevitt Pavilion, Westport, CT Wednesday,Jul 10 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.
A fun program for everyone !!! 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