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  • Storytelling & Songwriting

    Next Door, 175 Humphrey Street, New Haven, Ct Saturday,Mar 28 at 9pm

    NEXT DOOR is A COZY VENUE WHERE YOU ARE INVITED to join in for a monthly night of story telling & song writing; every fourth Saturday of the month. Enjoy some of the best talent in the state and beyond!

  • Bridgeport Portrait Project

    Schelfhaudt Gallery at The University of Bridgeport Thursday,Mar 5 to Saturday,Mar 28 at 9am - 4pm

    See the amazing, colorful denizens of Bridgeport, Ct at the Bridgeport Portrait Project!
    Visit the 150 photographs and many audio recordings photographed and curated by
    photographers Jay Mesincek and Geralene Valentine. Interested in being on the gallery wall?
    Contact misencik.images@gmail.com

  • Literature & Spirituality with Catherine Fox

    Miller Hall, 406 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT Thursday,Mar 26 at 5:30pm

    Dr. Catherine Wilcox is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Writing as Catherine Fox, she is the author of eight novels that explore themes of the spiritual and physical with insight and humor.

  • March Member Madness Kickoff Event

    Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, 470 James Street New Haven, CT Monday,Mar 23 at 4pm

    Join us for charades and other games, prizes, food, and drinks. Appetizers are on us! Open to the public.
    https://bearsbbq.com

  • HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ FEST

    NORFOLK, CT Sunday,Mar 22 at 1PM-6PM

    Infinity Hall Norfolk hosts the 2020 Southern New England High School Jazz Festival. Experience the amazing talent of New England’s talented high school musicians.
    The performances will feature meticulously-practiced jazz ensembles performed by four CT high schools!

    1:00 PM – WAMOGO and Farmington
    4:00 PM – Canton and Litchfield

    Infinity Hall Norfolk, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT 06058
    Phone: 860.542.5531

    https://www.infinityhall.com/Events/southern-new-england-high-school-jazz-festival-2020

  • TropiGay La-La Drag Brunch

    Soul de Cuba Cafe Sunday,Mar 22 at Seating 12pm & 2pm

    Dolores Dégagé will be at the helm for a spectacular brunch experience! Hang onto your Mimosa and enjoy the show!
    Soul De Cuba Cafe is located at 263 Crown Street, New Haven, CT View menu at souldecuba.com
    (Parent Advisory/Explicit Content)

  • ^FLAGPOLE RADIO- PETER YARROW^

    NEWTOWN, CT Saturday,Mar 21 at 7-9:30 PM

    Saturday, March 21- Peter Yarrow

    Now in its ninth season, The Flagpole Radio Café features an mix of music by the Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra and radio style comedy sketches by the Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre and a notable musical guest(s).

    Peter Yarrow is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group’s greatest hits, “Puff, the Magic Dragon”. He is also a political activist and has supported many causes ranging from opposition to the Vietnam War to the creation of Operation Respect, an organization that promotes tolerance and civility in schools.

    Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470

    https://www.flagpoleproductions.org/tickets/frc-904-3-21-2020

  • #CT Roller Derby#

    TRUMBULL, CT Saturday,Mar 21 at 4:30-9PM

    March 21, 2020 – SEASON OPENER
    Doubleheader –
    4:30PM – DOORS OPEN.
    5PM – Connecticut All-Stars v. Penn Jersey She-Devils
    7PM – Yankee Brutals v. Gotham City’s Diamond District

    Insports Centers, 29 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT 06611

    ctrollerderby.com

  • New Haven’s Six Degrees of Separation Through Music

    New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT Wednesday,Mar 18 at 6pm

    Jonathan Berryman, founder and director of the Heritage Chorale of New Haven (HCNH), will present “New Haven’s Six Degrees of Separation through Music” His presentation will focus on HCNH and serve as the foundation for a conversation on how music in New Haven connects communities, town and gown and ideologies, and includemusic clips. https://www.newhavenmuseum.org

  • Lavin, Larkin, Gorka, Wheeler & Eberhardt

    RIDGEFIELD, CT Sunday,Mar 15 at 8PM

    What happens when folk greats Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt get together on one stage? A night of music coupled with a comedic twist and storytelling. Part of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades, On A Winters Night celebrates the CD that was produced with many veterans of folk and Americana 25 years ago.

    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT
    ridgefieldplayhouse.org 203-438-5795

    https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org

  • Around The World SERIES: featuring Puerto Rico

    Davies Street School, 35 Davis Street, New Haven, CT Saturday,Mar 14 at 10 am

    Award-winning Puerto Rican guitarist Lorena Garay will join NHSO musicians as they merge classical and Latin music.
    Bring the whole family. Kids can touch, tap, and tickle real instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo!

  • BLACKLIGHT GLOW PARTY THIRSTY THURSDAYS AT THE STATE HOUSE

    310 State St, new haven, CT Thursday,Mar 12 at 8pm

    Get your glowsticks ready to get freaky for this neon blacklight glow party. Live Music with
    Nikita, Falconeer And The Forest Room https://statehousepresents.com

  • Avant-Garde Past of Clock Factory Exhibit

    New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT Tuesday,Mar 10 at 10am

    For more than a century, waves of humanity found their way to The New Haven Clock Factory. “FACTORY,” an exhibit at the New Haven Museum (NHM), documents the post-industrial, underground history of the massive building on Hamilton Street that housed visual and performance artists, punk bands, skateboarders, and a succession of music and adult-entertainment clubs in the decades following the factory’s closure. “FACTORY” will be on view during regular museum hours https://www.newhavenmuseum.org/visit/admission-hours-directions/ through August 29, 2020.

  • Spring Studio Recitals and Potlucks

    Music Haven, 315 Peck Street, Bldg. 5, 2nd Floor New Haven, Ct Monday,Mar 9 at 6pm

    Join us as our Music Haven students share their talents with their family and the community in an intimate studio recital at the Music Haven performance space. Join us afterwards for a potluck and bring a dish to share! https://www.musichavenct.org

  • GARDEN IN FILM- TULIP FEVER

    HAMDEN, CT Sunday,Mar 8 at 3PM

    On Sunday March 8 at 3 PM, at Best Video Film and Cultural Center, the Garden in Film series will continue with the screening of Tulip Fever. Set in the Netherlands in the 17th Century against a backdrop of desire, obsession and betrayal, this historical romantic drama illustrates the frenzy of tulip mania: a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which prices for certain bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionably prestigious tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed in February 1637.

    Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

    https://www.bestvideo.com/

  • PLAY- THE DINING ROOM

    STRATFORD, CT Thursday,Mar 5 to Sunday,Mar 8

    A.R. Gurney’s classic play, a finalist for the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, takes place in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household. Remember the ‘good ol’ days’ when families sat down around a dining room table, talking, reminiscing and getting caught up on family news and events? The Dining Room is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – but when taken together, the scenes create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants).
    The Stratford Academy is wheelchair accessible.

    The Dining Room performance schedule:
    Thursday, March 5 at 7pm (only)
    Friday, March 6 at 8pm
    Saturday, March 7 at 4pm (twilight matinee) AND 8pm
    Sunday, March 8 at 2pm
    Friday, March 13 at 8pm
    Saturday, March 14 at 4pm (twilight matinee) AND 8pm
    Sunday, March 15 at 2pm
    Friday, March 20 at 8pm
    Saturday, March 21 at 4pm (twilight matinee) AND 8pm
    Sunday, March 22 at 2pm

    Stratford Academy, Honeyspot Rd., Stratford, CT
    Ticket info- 203.375.8778(24/7), squareonetheatre.com

  • The Murder Ballad Project

    First Church UCC, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT Sunday,Mar 8 at 4pm

    On International Women’s Day, a concert will be held with female performers playing murder ballads, and also offering songs of empowerment.
    The performing artists will reframe these songs by having them sung by female voices and to bring awareness to the issues of violence that women all over the world regularly face.

  • WPKN’s MUSIC MASH RECORD FAIR

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Mar 7 at 8AM-6PM

    8AM to 6PM on Saturday, March 7th

    MUSIC MASH ’2020 presents 50+ vendors from all over the Northeast selling vinyl LP’s, 45’s, CD’s and music collectibles. There will be LIVE music, WPKN DJ’s and celebs spinning discs as well as food and drink options. Family friendly!

    Early Bird hours 8AMto 9:30AM.These tickets are $15. From 9:30AM-5:30PM, admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students. Children under 12 years old are FREE. Ticket proceeds benefit non-profit WPKN

    FREE outdoor parking across from Read’s Artspace with access to the lot from Cannon Street. FREE-on-street. Meters are NOT enforced in Bridgeport on Saturdays. Easy access to railroad and LI ferry.

    Read’s Artspace, 1042 Broad Street Bridgeport, CT

    https://www.wpkn.org/Posts/Music_Mash_2020b.pdf

  • WPKN’s UNDERGROUND MUSIC SERIES

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Mar 5 at 8PM

    23rd WPKN Underground Music Series at the Acoustic Thursday March 5th. The Underground Series is a monthly benefit concert on the 1st Thursdays of the month. April 2nd, May 7th and June 4th are the next 3 schedule event.

    The Bands-
    Meteor Head, New Average Standard, Creatures of the Sky and Rushing Spring

    $10 ADMISSION BENEFITS WPKN

    The Acoustic, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

    https://www.facebook.com/events/174890387114220/

  • LAVIN, WHEELER, GORKA, EBERHARDT, LARKIN

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY Thursday,Mar 5 at 7:30PM

    What happens when folk greats Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt get together on one stage? A night of music coupled with a comedic twist and storytelling. Part of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades, On A Winters Night celebrates the CD that was produced with many veterans of folk and Americana 25 years ago.

    Landmark on Main Street, home of the Jeanne Rimsky Theater
    232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington, NY 11050

    516.767.6444

    http://www.landmarkonmainstreet.org/calendar.cfm

  • HAYES CARLL IN NORFOLK

    Friday,Feb 28 at DOORS 7PM, SHOW 8PM

    Alone Together: Hayes Carll Solo

    Hayes Carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor.
    Fri, February 28, 2020

    Infinity Hall Norfolk, 20 Greenwoods Rd W, Norfolk, CT 06058

    Phone: 860.542.5531
    https://www.infinityhall.com/Events/hayes-carll-solo-2-28-2020/

  • CJ CHENIER

    GEORGETOWN, CT Monday,Feb 24 to Thursday,Feb 27 at 8PM

    Milestone’s Mardi Gras Week kicks off with New Orleans Zydeco Legend CJ Chenier.
    CJ Chenier on Monday 2/24. Show starts at 8pm Tickets, cheaper in advance, available on www.seetickets.us.

    Fuzzy Gras on Thursday 2/27 at 8:30pm. Cover at the door with Fuzz, Cyrus, as well as Adrien & Chris from Kung Fu with special guests!

    King Cake and Hurricanes served on Tuesday and Thursday! Lassiez le bon temp roullez!

    Milestone, 2 Main Street, Redding, CT, 06896- 203-587-1700
    https://www.milestonect.com/happenings

  • Black History Month

    New Haven, CT Wednesday,Feb 26 at 6:00pm

    Presentations and displays of featured art exhibitors, photographers, crafters and creatives from the African American Community.
    https://allevents.in/new%20haven/black-history-month-visual-literacy-exhibition/1000087772512949
    Stetson Branch Library, 200 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

  • Lassiez le bon temp roullez!

    Tuesday,Feb 25

    MARDI GRAS!

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

    New Haven, CT Sunday,Feb 23 at 7:00pm

    Cinematic feast anyone?
    This year’s screenings feature inspiring action, environmental, and adventure themes.
    https://shubert.com/shows-events/banff-mountain-film-festival-world-tour-23_feb_2020
    Shubert Theatre, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT

  • -Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises- Essex, CT-

    ESSEX, CT Wednesday,Feb 12 to Sunday,Feb 23

    2/8/2020 – 3/15/2020

    February & March Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises will begin on February 8, 2020 through March 15 on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. RiverQuest depart from the Connecticut River Museum for winter cruises. Ticket holders will experience the river and its wildlife from the water and the Connecticut River Museum with it’s Eagles of Essex exhibit.

    As the river, lakes and ponds to our north freeze, Eagles and others make their way to the lower CT River for their favorite food – FISH. It’s 2-hour “on-the-water” cruise to search for eagles and other winter wildlife. In the past they’ve spotted up to 41 eagles, 3 types of grebes, fox, 3 types of swans, 3 types of mergansers, many different gulls, loons, golden eagle, coyote, deer, many hawk species, 3 types of seals, and even a bobcat. Naturalists on board to narrate.

    Connecticut River Museum, Steamboat Dock, Main Street, Essex, CT

    http://ctriverquest.com
    Contact Info: 860-662-0577 captainmark@ctriverquest.com

  • REMEMBERING DAVE BRUBECK

    WILTON, CT Friday,Feb 21 to Sunday,Feb 23

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz legend – and Wilton’s own — Dave Brubeck, the Wilton Historical Society will present Remembering Dave: A Brubeck Family Album, a new exhibition opening Friday, February 21st, 4PM (?). The exhibition will commemorate Dave Brubeck’s illustrious 70-year career as one of America’s most significant post-swing era jazz musicians, as well as materials that speak to Dave’s life in Wilton.

    Dave Brubeck 100 is the world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Dave Brubeck, the jazz composer, pianist, cultural ambassador, and visionary musician, which will take place on December 6, 2020.

    Free for Wilton Historical Society members; entrance fee for non-member adults, free for under 18. The exhibition will run through April 18, 2020. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00

    http://wiltonhistorical.org/
    Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897
    203-762-7257

  • SCREENING- THE BAND

    DANBURY, CT Saturday,Feb 22 at 6:30PM m&g, 8PM SREEENING

    ONCE WERE BROTHERS
    ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
    SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 Film Screening @ 8:00 PM

    Meet & Greet With Photographer Elliott Landy at 6:30 PM

    Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a compelling, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film documents the group’s formation, time on the road with Bob Dylan, late-1960s and early-1970s peak and legendary The Last Waltz final concert.
    THE PALACE, 165 MAIN STREET DANBURY,CT 06810

    https://thepalacedanbury.com/oncewerebrothers/

  • *SAMITE in W. Hartford*

    WEST HARTFORD, CT Saturday,Feb 22 at 1PM & 7:30PM

    Ugandan Musician and Humanitarian, Samite Mulondo returns to the University of Saint Joseph stage with a family-friendly matinee, The Story of Mutoto, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 1 p.m., followed by an evening concert with his band at 7:30 p.m.
    Ticket info- tickets.usj.edu or 860.231.5555
    Performances will be held in The Bruyette Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT.

  • #NAKUPENDA- I LOVE YOU#

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Wednesday,Feb 19 to Saturday,Feb 22

    CITY LIGHTS GALLERY
    The Nakupenda exhibit depicts love throughout the African diaspora. Images, stories and poems that express friendship, family, self love, community, activism and empowerment. Nakupenda is the Swahili word for ‘I love you’. This is a celebration of love in and for the journey and humanity of a people.

    CITY LIGHTS GALLERY, 265 GOLDEN HILL ST. BPT, CT 06604

    On view 1/25 through 3/6.
    Gallery Hours: Wed. – Fri., 11:30AM – 5PM, Thurs. till 7PM, Sat., 12PM – 4PM

    Sunday, 2/15- Artist Talk 4-6:30PM

    https://www.citylightsgallery.org/ 203-334-7748

  • MUSIC ON FILM- ARETHA

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Feb 20 at 7PM, DOORS @ 6:30PM

    WPKN’s Music on Film Series – Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and later realized by producer Alan Elliott. The film features Aretha Franklin recording her 1972 live album of the same name. It co-stars: James Cleveland, C. L. Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, and Charlie Watts.

    Thu · February 20, 2020
    Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7 PM
    $12. (BENEFITS WPKN)

    Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    https://bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com/e/wpkn-s-music-on-film-series-amazing-grace-92290899565/

  • HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD…

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Monday,Feb 17 at 7PM

    …AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS THAT CLIMATE CAN’T CHANGE

    WPKN’s Environmental Film Series

    Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
    Mon · February 17, 2020
    Doors: 7 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
    $12. (BENEFITS WPKN)

    Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    https://bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com/e/wpkn-s-environmental-film-series-91899376509/

  • ##PEQUOT LIBRARY MIDWINTER BOOK SALE##

    SOUTHPORT, CT Saturday,Feb 15 to Sunday,Feb 16 at 9AM-5PM

    The Midwinter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found. Live music by Mark Naftalin and many of the area’s noted blues players.
    Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT

    Pequotlibrary.org

  • *NAKUPENDA- ARTIST TALK*

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Feb 15 at 4-6:30PM

    CITY LIGHTS GALLERY

    Sunday, 2/15- Artist Talk 4-6:30PM

    The Nakupenda exhibit depicts love throughout the African diaspora. Images, stories and poems that express friendship, family, self love, community, activism and empowerment. Nakupenda is the Swahili word for ‘I love you’. This is a celebration of love in and for the journey and humanity of a people.
    CITY LIGHTS GALLERY, 265 GOLDEN HILL ST. BPT, CT 06604

    On view 1/25 through 3/6.
    Gallery Hours: Wed. – Fri., 11:30AM – 5PM, Thurs. till 7PM, Sat., 12PM – 4PM

    https://www.citylightsgallery.org/ 203-334-7748

  • +FILM- MARSHALL+

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Feb 13 at DOORS- 6PM, SHOW 7PM

    m>Marshall – Fundraiser for the Greater Bridgeport NAACP

    Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. Director: Reginald Hudlin
    Thu · February 13, 2020
    Doors: 6 PM / Show: 7 PM
    $10
    Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    https://bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com/e/marshall-fundraiser

  • *CT GUITAR FESTIVAL*

    WESTPORT,CT Friday,Feb 7 to Sunday,Feb 9

    Many classes, live performances, workshops and other events all packed into a weekend tailored to guitarists and fans of guitar. Events at Westport Library and Suzuki Music Schools.

    Friday, February 7th- “The CGF Weekend Kickoff Concert”
    ​The 2020 CGF officially begins on February 7th at 7pm, with a “Weekend Kickoff Concert” featuring Mak Grgic, Joe Carter, and Instruments of the People at Westport Library. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10.00

    Westport Library , 20 Jesup Road, Westport CT 06880

    Suzuki Music Schools, 246 Post Rd East, Lower level, Westport, CT
    phone: 203 227 9474

    https://www.connecticutguitarfestival.com/copy-of-2019-events

  • *LUNARFEST 2020*

    NEW HAVEN, CT Saturday,Feb 8 at 10AM-5PM

    Chinese New Year in Elm City

    On Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., New Haven Museum will partner with the Yale-China Association for Lunarfest 2020. The event offers activities and programs for all ages featuring art, music, literature, theatre and dance. All activities are free and open to the public.

    Lunarfest begins at 10:00 a.m. with a colorful lion and dragon dance parade from the corner of Church/Elm to the corner of Whitney/Trumbull, and a lion dance “meet and greet” on Whitney Ave. near Trumbull St. at 11:00 a.m.

    The festival moves indoors at 1 p.m. Activities will be offered at: William L Harkness Hall ,Affinity Federal Credit Union , Ely Center of Contemporary Art, Rosenfeld Hall , and New Haven Museum
    Activities include children’s arts and crafts; music; dance; Tai Chi and Qigong; shadow puppetry; theatre; exhibits, and more.

    For more information- www.yalechina.org/lunarfest 203-432-3427.

  • *The Bridgeport Portrait Project*

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Feb 6 to Friday,Feb 7 at M-F 11AM-4PM


    Free

    Exhibit of portraits, video and storytelling . . . A cultural heritage documentary project highlighting people of Bridgeport who make the city more than just a place. Creators and photographers, Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine, have been photographing and interviewing since 2015 and will be displaying more than 150 portraits.
    On view January 21st through March 28th (GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm).

    Schelfhaudt Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Center, University of Bridgeport
    84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604
    http://sasd.bridgeport.edu/schelfhaudt-gallery/

    Jay Misencik- misencik.images@gmail.com
    http://www.misencik-images.com

  • FOLK FRIDAYS- BELLE OF THE FALL

    Friday,Feb 7 at 7:30PM

    Belle of the Fall w/ Brian Dolzani(opening)

    Belle of the Fall is Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford, and indie folk rock pop alternative Americana duo from Northwest CT. Brian Dolzani is an American troubadour, traveling the country singing his deeply personal blues, hopes, and stories.

    First Presbyterian Church Hall, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven,

    https://ctfolk.com/event/belleofthefall/

  • *David Dorfman Dance- New London*

    New London, CT Friday,Feb 7 at 7:30PM

    David Dorfman Dance’s bodies propel themselves through space and time, attempting to pass the barrier of reality and personal plight into the realm of positivity and growth.

    Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave
    Myers Studio, 3rd Floor, Crozier Williams Building, New London

    http://www.daviddorfmandance.org

  • *WPKN Underground Music Series Vol 22 *

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Thursday,Feb 6 at 7PM- DOORS, 8PM- SHOW

    at The Acoustic, Thursday February 6th
    WPKNs Underground Series is an ongoing benefit concert series at the Acoustic in Bridgeport featuring local and emerging artist across all genres.

    7PM Doors // 8PM Show // $10 Suggested Donation

    Volume 22 features:
    Electric Beast (Stamford Ct): A Stoner Metal Band consisting of Ryan Michael on Guitar, Jeff Hoffecker on Bass, and Dan Persaud on the drums. https://www.facebook.com/electricbeastmusic/
    barbra (barbra, ct): you are barbra we are barbra with barbra-sax/rants barbra-bass/synths barbra-drums. barbra.bandcamp.com
    Vinny the Space Cowboy (pangersville, long island): A sweet mix of funky bluegrass, jam, and the blues. https://www.facebook.com/Vinny-The-Space-Cowboy-109890653730997/
    John Paul Louis (Babylon , Long Island) the beautiful original music by John. a composer, musical writer and piano savant! https://www.johnpaullouis.com/

    The Acoustic, 2926 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    http://www.theacoustic.rocks/info

  • KLEIN- FREDERICK DOUGLASS

    Thursday,Feb 6 at 10:30AM & 7PM

    Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

    2 Shows! 10:30AM & 7:00PM

    Written by Daniel S. Campagna, Ph.D., directed by Maureen Hamill, and starring Bridgeport native Tenisi Davis. Includes post-show Q&A with them and Author & Historian Christine Kinealy, and Craig Kelly, collector of slave artifacts.

    You can celebrate Black History Month and discover the life story of one of the prominent leaders of the abolitionist movement; it’s a revealing look at who Frederick Douglass was as a man, beyond him as a historical figure.
    To reserve tickets to the special performance for schools & groups on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:30AM, email info@theklein.org
    Snow date: Thursday, February 20th
    THE KLEIN – 910 FAIRFIELD AVE, BRIDGEPORT CT 06605

    https://www.theklein.org/buy-tickets/upcoming-events/frederick-douglass-an-american-slave/

  • RECYCLING-WHAT’S IN/WHAT’S OUT

    WILTON, CT Tuesday,Feb 4 at 7-8:30PMPM

    WLA/WGG Green Speaker Series – Recycling: What’s In? What’s Out? What’s Up?

    Tuesday, February 4 @7pm
    Wilton Go Green present Sherill Baldwin of CT DEEP and RecycleCT to learn all about recycling in Wilton including: what goes in the bin, what stays out, should I still recycle? and the impact of China’s ban of US recycled material.
    Q & A at the end of the presentation.

    The speaker, Sherill Baldwin has been involved in sustainable materials management for over 30 years and at DEEP since 2008. Ms. Baldwin’s current projects include the RecycleCT Foundation, CT WRAP initiative and product stewardship programs. She facilitated the creation of a universal list of acceptable recyclables in the state of Connecticut for the “What’s IN? What’s OUT?” campaign and helps promote the campaign.

    Wilton Library, Brubeck Room, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
    Registration online or call 203-762-6334.

    https://wiltonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=1792

  • SCHMIDT, KREGER & DOCTOROW

    HAMDEN, CT Sunday,Feb 2 at 6:30PM

    Claudia Schmidt with Cathy Kreger & Caroline Doctorow Duo Sun., Feb. 2, at 6:30 PM.
    The show starts at 6:30 PM and the Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow Duo opens.
    Whole lotta’ folkin’ goin on!

    Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517
    https://www.bestvideo.com/

  • KREGER & DOCTOROW

    MIDDLETOWN, CT Saturday,Feb 1 at 8-10PM

    Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow “Songwriters in the Round”

    February 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Swapping songs & stories, long-time veterans of the acoustic music scene, Cathy Kreger and Caroline Doctorow join forces to perform a seasoned set of folk. Cathy’s powerhouse blues-style vocal blends with Caroline’s delicate, more sorrow-filled soprano. Both women are excellent guitar players and can deliver any song they choose to perform. Their songwriting is notable.
    The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457
    (860) 347-4957

    https://buttonwood.org/

  • -IRVINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL

    IRVINGTON, NY Friday,Jan 31 to Saturday,Feb 1 at Friday evening and Sat.- all day

    Common Ground and Irvington Theater present the first annual Irvington Folk Festival, to be held on January 31-February 1, 2020, featuring Dar Williams, Dustbowl Revival, Joe Crookston, Antje Duvekot, Nora Brown, Divining Rod, and more! It will be two evenings and one afternoon of live music, l VIP workshops and Q&A sessions at Irvington Theater and elsewhere in Irvington, NY.

    The Irvington folk Festival offers performances by internationally-touring and emerging artists alike. The festivial begins with a Q&A and reception with Dar Williams — and then her performance. Williams will be joined by the award-winning Boston-based singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot.

    Irvington Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington NY

    https://commongroundconcerts.com/the-irvington-folk-festival/

  • -ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

    DANBURY, CT Saturday,Feb 1 at 1PM-8PM

    Saturday February 1 ~ ALL DAY LONG

    ALL the 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts at The Palace Danbury!

    The Academy Award nominated short films are often the most creative and surprising films of any kind. However, they are not regularly shown in theaters. This year, film buffs can watch the full slate of nominees in one marathon day at The Palace! On Saturday, February 1, see all 15 Oscar® Nominated Short Films in one spectacular and exclusive theatrical release.
    1:00 PM ANIMATION ~ 3:00PM LIVE ACTION ~ 6:00PM DOCUMENTARY

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

    https://thepalacedanbury.com/6467-2/

  • SWITCH FACTORY- HOOTENANY

    LITCHFIELD,CT Friday,Jan 31 at 7:30-10:30PM

    Friday night, CT Bluegrass bands Switch Factory and guests, Wires and Wood, will be pickin’ and singin’! You can do the dancin’ and hollerin’!

    The music starts at 7:30. It’s BYOB. The Litchfield Community Center is located at 421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT.

    tickets info- https://thecommunitycenter.org/register.php?id=11598

    Phone 860-567-8302

  • REQUIEM OF RAVEL’S BOLERO

    FAIRFIELD, CT Friday,Jan 31 at 6:45PM TALK, 8PM PERFORMANCE

    Award-winning choreographer and social justice activist Gregory Maqoma’s company, Vuyani Dance Theatre, presents Cion – an innovative, visually stunning full-length performance that brings literature to life.

    Drawing inspiration from the character Toloki in South African author Zakes Mda’s novel Cion, and music from French composer Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, Cion is a universal story that reveals our ability to band together to share the burden of grief.

    Maqoma will lead a pre-show discussion with the Quick Center audience at 6:45 P.M., prior to the 8 P.M. performance of CION: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero on January 31.

    Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
    (See website for directions)
    http://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/season-calendar/dance/vuyani-dance-theater.html

  • CT ROLLER DERBY BOOTCAMP

    Thursday,Jan 30 at 7:30PM-9:30PM

    Are you interested in roller derby tryouts, but feel unprepared? Do you want to see what roller derby is all about? Do you enjoy refereeing? Do you simply want to cross roller derby off your bucket list? If so, you can sign up for the 2020 New Skater Bootcamp!

    This bootcamp is an on-skates program providing attentive training to prepare attendees to join our league or just get fit! Taught by the CT All Stars, you will learn the basic skills of roller derby that will be assessed at our May 28 tryout.

    This is the first of two bootcamps that will run before tryouts. If you are interested in refereeing/officiating and do not know how to skate, you are welcome to sign up for the bootcamp.
    **Space is limited**
    Bootcamp Dates:

    Thursdays from January 30 to March 26*, 7:30-9:30 P.M.
    email- training@ctrollerderby.com
    ctrollerderby.com

  • -BAND CENTRAL- FLASH BACK 80’s & 90’s

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Jan 25 at 6:30-9:30PM

    Band Central will play music of the 80’s & 90’s to Benefit Sterling House at Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre. Party at 6:30. Show at 7:30. BYOB & snacks.

    Downtown Cabaret Theatre 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport, CT, 06604

    For ticket information please call or email Patty Calabrese at
    203-378-2606 ext.107, pcalabrese@sterlinghousecc.org

    https://www.sterlinghousecc.org/special-events/2020/1/25/night-of-entertainment

  • -MO ROCCA

    WESTPORT,CT Saturday,Jan 25 at 7-8:30PM

    Trefz Newsmakers Series with Jeff Pegues Presents Mo Rocca
    Sat, January 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Westport Library presents radio personality, CBS News Correspondent, podcaster and author, Mo Rocca in conversation with CBS News Correspondent, Jeff Pegues, at the Westport Library.
    Tickets are available online (The cost of a general seating includes a copy of Mo Rocca’s Mobituaries book, and there is an additional cost for a VIP reception and reserved seating).
    Jeff Peguesis an Emmy Award-winning Justice and Homeland Security correspondent for CBS News.

    Sat, January 25, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    The Forum, The Westport Library
    20 Jesup Rd. , Westport, CT 06880 United States

    https://westportlibrary.org/events/

  • TAMBOR & CAVETT

    RIDGEFIELD, CT Thursday,Jan 23 at 7:30PM

    Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent, “Arrested Development,” “Larry Sanders Show”) brings his podcast live to The Playhouse stage with an interview of Emmy Award winner Dick Cavett. Over the course of his five-decade career, Cavett has conducted in-depth interviews with some of the greatest talents of our time including Salvador Dali, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, John Lennon and more! This performance will be recorded for Tambor’s “Acting Schmacting” podcast.

    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT
    ridgefieldplayhouse.org 203-438-5795

    https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/jeffrey-tambors-podcast/

  • HOLIDAY SONGS W/C. DOCTOROW

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY Saturday,Dec 14 at 7:30PM

    Holiday Songs with Caroline Doctorow

    You can sing some holiday songs with Caroline and friends (Fiddle, pedal steel, bass, guitars and cookies too). Special guests as well! Sat. Dec. 14 at The Archives Building, of the Bridgehampton Museum. (on Main st. across from the Topping Rose House)

    The Archives Building of the Bridgehampton Museum. Main St. (Rte 27 east of Ocean Rd)
    https://bhmuseum.org

    https://www.facebook.com/events/728544870948446/

  • DANCE-Enduring Silence

    NEW HAVEN Thursday,Dec 12 at 6:30PM

    Two Dance Performances: “Enduring Silence” and “All That’s in Between”

    Inspired by the Indian classical dance form called kathak, the New York City-based dancer and choreographer Parul Shah will perform Enduring Silence, an exquisitely stunning solo piece which explores tradition and modernity and considers the resilience of women from different cultures. All That’s in Between is a lively group dance that explores the human condition and our interconnectedness with one another. Both dance pieces will be accompanied by live music.

    Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510

    Phone: (203) 432-2828
    https://britishart.yale.edu

  • SNEAKERHEADZ FILM NIGHT

    WATERBURY, CT Thursday,Dec 12 at 6:30-8:30PM


    Meet sneaker enthusiasts, show off your new kicks, and watch Sneakerheadz @ Tristans Clothing on 86 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702.
    Athletes, rappers, and other sneaker fanatics show off their sprawling sneaker collections as experts trace the evolution of a pop culture phenomenon in this documentary. After the film, viewers are invited to participate in a facilitated discussion with Dee Wells founder of Future Focus Media Co-op & Youth Training Institute.

    Rated TV-MA: This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17.

    Tristans Clothing on 86 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702.
    Presented by The Mattatuck Museum, 63 Prospect St., Waterbury, CT 06702
    P (203) 753-0381

    https://www.mattmuseum.org/calendar/sneakerheadz-film-night-2/

  • A WOMAN IN ANCIENT EGYPT

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Sunday,Dec 8 at 2PM

    Exploring the Life of A Woman in Ancient Egypt

    Presentation by world-renowned Paleo-Radiologist Dr. Sahar Saleem at the Barnum Museum.
    Following the forensic facial reconstruction of the Barnum Museum’s Egyptian mummy, we are about to learn more about what her life might have been like 4000 years ago! Since 1894 the mummy was known as “Pa-ib,” a male priest from Luxor, but this interpretation changed in 2010 when diagnostic imaging showed her to be a woman, about 30 years old. Dr. Sahar Saleem has studied CT scans of the Barnum’s mummy and will interpret the evidence that provides information about age, gender, health, trauma or disease, and even clues about diet and physical activity that point to social status and possible occupation.

    Her presentation will place the evidence in the context of ancient Egyptian culture circa 2000 BCE and, in particular, discuss women’s roles and compare them with other civilizations. An Egyptian herself, Dr. Saleem will also talk about her female ancestors’ family life, status, education, and career opportunities.

    Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com/, or by calling (203) 331- 1104 ext. 100. On-street parking is free on Sundays. Enter from the plaza doors around back; the building is handicapped accessible.
    Barnum Museum | 820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 | phone: 203-331-1104
    https://barnum-museum.org/events/

  • VOICES FROM PRISON

    NEW HAVEN Sunday,Dec 8 at 4pm

    Incarcerated Men Re-imagine Dante’s The Divine Comedy
    Fragments of Dante’s poem adapted by men in prison and performed by the students in Professor Ron Jenkins’ course “Sacred Texts and Social Justice.” A group of incarcerated men at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution have spent the last few months re-imagining Dante’s journey from hell to paradise as it might apply to their own life journeys. They have collaborated with Yale students on writing theatrical adaptations of fragments from Dante’s “Divine Comedy” that will be performed in New Haven. The performance will be followed by a moderated discussion about mass incarceration, transformation, and the arts.

    Open to the General Public. Free; no tickets or registration
    Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ ), Marquand Chapel See map (link is external)
    409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
    https://ism.yale.edu/event/special-theater-event-voices-prison

  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE- LIVE RADIO PLAY

    DANBURY Saturday,Dec 7 at 2PM & 8PM

    IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE performed as a 1940’s style radio play.

    Five seasoned actors will bring George, Clarence, Mary and all the residents of Bedford Falls to life on that fateful Christmas Eve. Featuring Rick Hodder, Timothy Huber, Christine Hruska, Lisa Tancredi, and Frank Beaudry in over 40 different roles! Plus Valerie Huegel will delight as a Foley Artist as she executes live sound effects from howling wind to ice cracking, car doors, fist fights and thunder!
    “It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play”: written by Joe Landry, produced by Pamme Jones, and directed by Erik Tonner.

    SATURDAY DECEMBER 7 ~ 2PM & 8PM
    The Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street Danbury CT 06810
    BOX OFFICE AT 203 794-9944

    https://thepalacedanbury.com/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play/

  • THANKSGIVING DAY FEAST FOR ALL

    WESTPORT Thursday,Nov 28 at 11AM-2PM

    All Are Welcome to the Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Westport Saugatuck Congregational Church
    Thanksgiving Day Feast 11AM-2PM

    245 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880

    To Volunteer or need a ride:
    203-227-1261
    http://saugatuckchurch.org/about-via-banner/contact-us/

  • PEACE THROUGH PIE

    NEW HAVEN Sunday,Nov 24 at 4-6PM

    Peace Through Pie- The Winter Holiday Edition

    Artist and Chef Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet has created a special participatory holiday pie party to eat and celebrate the winter season! You can sample pies from around the world – and share your own with others- raise a glass of good cheer, while touring the Melted Pots & Cooked Books exhibit.
    The Institute Library Board is hosting a bake sale table where pies can be purchased just in time for your other holiday celebrations! Funds raised from the bake sale event will go towards much-needed Library repairs.This event will have an RSVP and participation information available shortly. Interested in donating a pie to the bake sale or Peace for Pie Party? Let us know by emailing eva@institutelibrary.org

    The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510 | (203) 562-4045
    Hours: M-F: 10-6 / TH:’til 7 / SAT: 10-2

    institutelibrary.org

  • PLAY- ADMISSIONS

    Friday,Nov 22 to Sunday,Nov 24

    Admissions
    November 7 – 24

    by Joshua Harmon

    Sherri Rosen-Mason heads the admissions department of a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play!

    Performances at Stratford Academy 719 Birdseye Street Stratford, CT 203-375-8778
    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • HARVEST GOSPEL CONCERT

    FLANDERS Saturday,Nov 23 at 8PM

    Harvest Gospel Concert Series

    This non-denominational celebration of song connects many community members together sharing the joy of music from the soul. Don’t miss the volunteer choir of over 75 perform an eclectic mix of gospel music that should not be missed. Harvest Gospel Concerts attract an audience of all ages from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, celebrating community through music. This concert series directed by vocalist and choir director Reverend Maryanne McElroy. A non-denominational celebration music!

    All performances start at 8:00 PM
    Suggested $10 donation at the door

    Saturday, November 23, 2018
    FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
    59 Anchor Street, Flanders NY
    https://www.eastendarts.org/programs/harvest-gospel.html

  • HARVEST GOSPEL

    MATTITUCK Friday,Nov 22 at 8PM

    Harvest Gospel Concert Series

    This non-denominational celebration of song connects many community members together sharing the joy of music from the soul. Don’t miss the volunteer choir of over 75 perform an eclectic mix of gospel music that should not be missed. Harvest Gospel Concerts attract an audience of all ages from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, celebrating community through music. This concert series directed by vocalist and choir director Reverend Maryanne McElroy. A non-denominational celebration music!

    All performances at 8PM
    Suggested donation at the door

    Friday, November 22, 2019
    MATTITUCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
    12605 Main Road, Mattituck NY

    https://www.eastendarts.org/programs/harvest-gospel.html

  • BAND CENTRAL FOR ANN’S PLACE

    DANBURY Friday,Nov 22 at 7PM

    Band Central for Ann’s Place and the Festival Of Trees – ROCK & SOUL SHOW serving cancer survivors featuring: Butch Taylor, Stephanie Harrison, Crispin Cioe, Thierry Arpino, Jeff Batter and Rob Fried.

    Danbury Sports Dome, 25 Shelter Rock Ln., Danbury CT

    Learn more about Ann’s Place here: https://www.annsplace.org

  • UNITED WE LAUGH

    SOUTHHAMPTON, NY Thursday,Nov 21 at 7PM, DOORS @ 6PM

    United We Laugh – Stand-Up To Break Through

    The event is a cutting-edge new concept that brings comics together to take down racism with humor. Moderator James Banks, Host Richie Byrne and Comedians Gina Brillon, James Goff and Mark DeMayo perform an evening of that hopes to bridge the racial divide through laughter and conversation. Presented by Southampton Village, Southampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force and Southampton Cultural Center.

    tickets- 631-287-4377 or online at scc-arts.org
    Thu, Nov 21, 7PM, Doors at 6PM.
    Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane

    https://www.scc-arts.org/united-we-laugh-nov-21

  • PLAY- ADMISSIONS

    STRATFORD, CT Friday,Nov 15 to Sunday,Nov 17

    Admissions
    November 7 – 24, 2019

    Admissions

    by Joshua Harmon

    Sherri Rosen-Mason heads the admissions department of a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play!

    Performances at Stratford Academy 719 Birdseye Street Stratford, CT 203-375-8778
    https://www.squareonetheatre.com/

  • FILM- THE HELLO GIRLS

    AMAGANSETT Wednesday,Nov 13 at 6-7PM

    The Hello Girls: The 100-Year-Old Story of America’s First Female Soldiers

    In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War. They wore Army uniforms and swore Army oaths. By war’s end, these women, known affectionately as the Hello Girls, had connected over twenty-six million calls. The last of the Hello Girls returned home in 1920, only to be told they had never been soldiers after all. For sixty years, these women fought the U.S. government for recognition. Told through 100-year-old letters, photos, rare archival footage, the only known audio of a real Hello Girl, and interviews with family and historians, The Hello Girls brings to life a story that was stuck in the nooks and crannies of American history.

    Director, James William Theres
    56 minutes, B/W
    Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, PO Box 2550. Amagansett NY, 11930.

    www.amagansettlibrary.org

  • EXPOSING HATE

    STAMFORD Tuesday,Nov 12 at 6:30PM-9:PM

    Along with the screening of the documentary Alt-Right: Age Of Rage, organized by the Fairfield County Greens, Daryle Lamont Jenkins will speak as part of the Exposing Hate series. He has been engaged in monitoring the events and movements of white nationalists, -supremacists and other domestic extremist groups since 2000. In 2018, Daryle Lamont Jenkins earned an Academy Award for co-producing a short film, Skin.

    “Exposing Hate” is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. The event will run from 6:30 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the:

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Social Room (round the back)
    20 Forest Street, Stamford, CT (parking across the street)

    https://onepeoplesproject.com

  • NERFA Conference

    STAMFORD Thursday,Nov 7 to Sunday,Nov 10

    The NERFA conference features several jam-packed days and nights of music showcases, song swaps and jam sessions; informative workshops and panel discussions (most pertaining to the business of performing or presenting folk music); one-on-one mentoring and peer group sessions; an exhibit hall; open mics; communal meals, and lots of informal conversation and networking.

    Crowne Plaza Stamford, 2701 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06905
    Stamford, Connecticut USA

    https://nerfa.org/

  • BRIDGEPORT ART TRAIL

    BRIDGEPORT Thursday,Nov 7 to Sunday,Nov 10

    Many Bridgeport arts venues. Studios to see, artists to meet. Connect with the creative community. Local art for sale. Parties, concerts, peformances.

    Sunday,Bridgeport Art Trail Finale – PECHAKUCHA at the The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

    https://bridgeport-art-trail.org/

  • FLAGPOLE RADIO- SLAMBOVIANS

    NEWTOWN Saturday,Nov 9 at 7PM & 9PM

    Flagpole Radio Cafe: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

    The Flagpole Radio Café features a mix of music by the Flagpole Radio Café Orchestra and radio style comedy sketches by the Flagpole Shakespeare Repertory Theatre. The ensemble comprises musicians Jim Allyn, Rick Brodsky, Howie Bujese, Candence Carroll, Dick Neil and Francine Wheeler, as well as, actors Martin Blanco, Barbara Gaines, Kate Katcher, and David Wheeler.

    Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470
    (203) 270-4285

    https://www.flagpoleproductions.org/overview
    https://www.edmondtownhall.org
    slambovia.com

  • NORTH FORK BLOOD DRIVE

    SOUTHOLD Wednesday,Nov 6 at 2:15PM-8:15PM

    New York is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of blood, with reserve levels lower than they have ever been. North Fork residents can respond to this appeal for blood donations from the New York Blood Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2:15-8:15 p.m. at the Southold Fire House on Main Road just east of Young’s Avenue light, 55135 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971). Free firehouse spaghetti dinner to all donors after 5 p.m.

    https://nybloodcenter.org/

  • CITY-WIDE OPEN STUDIOS

    NEW HAVEN Saturday,Nov 2 to Sunday,Nov 3

    Artists from across CTt open their doors to their studios and exhibit their work, or at the creative complex Erector Square in Fair Haven, or at the Yale West Campus. Thousands of visitors and over 400+ artists participate each year in this exhibition the size of a city.

    Alternative Space Weekend November 2 & 3:
    Artists from across the state of Connecticut take over the a space at Yale West Campus (410 West Campus Drive, West Haven). This weekend also includes interactive commissioned projects and many site-specific installations. Free and open to all.

    This year’s City-Wide Open Studios festival explores the theme Older, But Younger, featuring 13 commissioned projects that mobilize intergenerational collaborations between artists who seek to explore a range of topics related to the questions longevity, renewal, where memory resides, and how it might be passed from one person to the next.

    UNITED WE LAUGH: STAND UP TO BREAK THROUGH

    Bridgehampton, NY Wednesday,Oct 30 at 7:30 PM

    The Southampton Town Anti Bias Task Force presents: “United We Laugh: Stand Up to Break Through (Bridging the Gap with Laughter and Conversation)” on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. This event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork in Bridgehampton.

    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork
    977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
    Bridgehampton, NY

    For more information, please call:
    631-276-5251

  • Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Danbury Palace Friday,Oct 25 at 8PM

    THE ORIGINAL FILM VERSION
    Friday October 25 @ 8:00 PM

    Rhea Ruggiero will be at the Palace screening. She was the LIPS, VOICE AND MOUTH of the film’s iconic trailer. She’ll be sharing insider stories about the film as well as signing autographs and photographs.

    The film is a musical parody of B-movies, science fiction, and horror films. Directed by Jim Sharman, Rocky Horror launched the careers of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meatloaf.

    Rocky holds the record for the longest-running release in film history – a whopping 44 years and counting! Interestingly, the film bombed when it was first released in 1975. When it was re-released as a midnight movie, the film really took off! It was a midnight mainstay at The Palace during the 1980’s. It’s back in Danbury although now IT starts at 8PM.

    (203) 794-9944
    DANBURY PALACE, 165 MAIN STREET DANBURY,CT 06810
    https://thepalacedanbury.com/rocky-horror-picture-show/

  • RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY BOOK SALE

    RIDGEFIELD, CT Friday,Oct 18 to Monday,Oct 21

    General Sale October 18-21

    The sale offerS more than 30,000 items, conveniently arranged in nearly 70 categories. We offer books for adults, DVDs, CDs, and the remaining books for children.

    Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Early Bird $10 entry (free to Friends members)
    Friday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5/grocery bag—bring your own bag
    472 Main Street
    Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT 06877

    203 438-2282
    https://ridgefieldlibrary.org/services/in-the-library/friends-book-sales

  • OTTERS IN THE LONG POND GREENBELT WITH WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST MIKE BOTTINI

    Bridgehampton, NY Sunday,Oct 20 at 2:00 P.M.

    The river otter was once found on most rivers, lakes, ponds and
    shallow estuaries throughout North America, and through conservation efforts, they have made a remarkable comeback.
     
    Learn about the Long Island River Otter Project Survey and how to get involved. This event includes a lecture followed by a field visit to several otter sites.
     
    Mike Bottini is a wildlife biologist whose research projects, in addition to river otters, have included elk, spotted turtles, and piping plovers.
     
    The Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center is at 1061 Bridgehampton/ Sag Harbor Turnpike and is handicap accessible. All Sundays at Two events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served.

    For more info: longpondgreenbelt.org

  • CITY-WIDE OPEN STUDIOS

    NEW HAVEN Saturday,Oct 19 to Sunday,Oct 20

    Artists from across CT open the doors to their studios and exhibit their work, or at the creative complex Erector Square in Fair Haven, or at the Yale West Campus. Thousands of visitors and over 400+ artists participate each year in this exhibition the size of a city.

    Erector Square Weekend October 19 & 20: Erector Square acts as a hub of artistic activity in Fair Haven. A high concentration of artist studios—housed in a former Erector Set factory—make it an especially exciting place to be during Open Studios. Free and open to all.

    This year’s City-Wide Open Studios festival explores the theme Older, But Younger, featuring 13 commissioned projects that mobilize intergenerational collaborations between artists who seek to explore a range of topics related to the questions longevity, renewal, where memory resides, and how it might be passed from one person to the next.

    https://artspacenewhaven.org/cwos-home/about-cwos/

  • THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV THEATRE FESTIVAL: THREE UPCOMING SHOWS

    Ridgefield, CT Friday,Oct 18 to Saturday,Oct 19 at 8:00 P.M.

    The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival announces their three upcoming shows to be presented October 18th and 19th, 2019 at the Ridgefield Theater Barn. The Michael Chehov Theatre Festival is celebrating its eleventh year. Inspired by the innovative, imagination-based technique of Michael Chekhov, the festival is dedicated to discovering and welcoming original artists, presenting their creative work and offering sanctuary to experiment and explore new theatre in Ridgefield.

    Friday, October 18 at 8:00 pm
    THROW PITCHFORK written and performed by Alexander Thomas. Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover

    Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm
    UNNATURAL ACTS by Plastic Theatre Company. Directed by Tony Speciale. A staged reading.

    Saturday, October 19 at 8:00pm
    HONDURAS by Sara Farrington. Directed by Evan Zes

    The Ridgefield Theater Barn is located at 37 Halpin Lane. Tickets for the festival can be purchased at  ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org/chekhov

  • Forum: The Fascist Threat

    Saturday,Oct 19 at 12:30PM- 3:30PM

    Public Forum: The Fascist Threat and Effective Resistance in the Era of Donald Trump

    Jason Stanley, Yale professor of philosophy and author of “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them”

    Christopher Vials, director of American Studies at University of Connecticut and author of “Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left and the Fight Against Fascism in the United States”

    Parish House of the United Church on the Green
    323 Temple St., New Haven
    Suggested contribution. Seating is limited.

    (203) 268-8446.
    https://btlonline.org/

  • BAND CENTRAL- BRITISH INVASION

    Fairfield, CT Friday,Oct 18 at 7:30PM

    Band Central for CLASP – Providing homes and support for people with disabilities. British Invasion show featuring Jeanmarie Rivera, Bill Wilson, Gray Fowler, Cyrus Madan, Jim Clark, Mike Marble, Andy Kadison and Rob Fried.

    Stage One FTC, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield CT

    http://www.clasphomesofwestport.com

  • UB Symposium- Healthcare Solutions to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain in CT

    Arnold Bernhard Art and Humanities Center – University of Bridgeport Thursday,Oct 17 at 8am

    The opioid crisis has hit Connecticut hard. As a result, opioid prescriptions for pain are diminishing, leaving pain patients with fewer treatment options. A long term public health strategy is required to treat pain, improve quality of life for patients and reduce lost productivity. This symposium will foster a deeper understanding of the opioid problem in the context of chronic pain, as well as to promote a pragmatic discussion about integration of conventional and complementary approaches for pain and addiction.
     
    This important event will be a forum for approximately 150 leaders in health care, research, education, public health and policymaking who aim to improve knowledge, practice and legislation concerning pain and addiction in Connecticut. To maximize the impact of the discussion, we have recruited nationally recognized speakers who will address the opioid problem from multiple disciplines and perspectives.

    This symposium will take place on Thursday, October 17th 2019 in the Arnold Bernhard Art and Humanities Center on the beautiful University of Bridgeport (UB) campus.

    UBSymposium.Bridgeport.edu

  • SCREENING: CONSCIENCE POINT

    SOUTHHAMPTON, NY Monday,Oct 14 at 12PM

    Hamptons International Film Festival Film Premier: Conscience Point

    For decades, the home of the Shinnecock Nation has been the subject of a brutal fight for ownership in the Hamptons, with an increased push for real estate development coming to a head against both the safety margin of Long Island’s environmental equilibrium and ties to ancestral homelands throughout the region. Following longtime Shinnecock activist Becky Hill-Genia and those fighting by her side, CONSCIENCE POINT takes a ground-level approach to documenting the almost two-decade-long battle for preservation that has come to encompass not only questions of land ownership, but the moralities of environmental use and income inequality within one of America’s wealthiest zip codes.

    Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
    Info at 631-283-0967

    https://hamptonsfilmfest.org/

  • SCREENING SHINNECOCK FILM: CONSCIENCE POINT

    Sunday,Oct 13 at 3:45PM

    Hamptons International Film Festival Film Premier: Conscience Point

    For decades, the home of the Shinnecock Nation has been the subject of a brutal fight for ownership in the Hamptons, with an increased push for real estate development coming to a head against both the safety margin of Long Island’s environmental equilibrium and ties to ancestral homelands throughout the region. Following longtime Shinnecock activist Becky Hill-Genia and those fighting by her side, CONSCIENCE POINT takes a ground-level approach to documenting the almost two-decade-long battle for preservation that has come to encompass not only questions of land ownership, but the moralities of environmental use and income inequality within one of America’s wealthiest zip codes.

    Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St. Sag Harbor, NY
    Info at 631-725-9500

    https://hamptonsfilmfest.org/

  • THE ACOUSTIC 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

    bLACK rOCK Sunday,Oct 13 at Doors at 3PM, SHOW 4 PM

    Pocket Hotties, Jen Durkin and the Business, Rick Reyes and Cosmic Jibaros and more tba!

    The Acoustic, 2926 Fairfield Ave Bridgeport, CT

    203-335-3655
    http://www.theacoustic.rocks/

  • CITY-WIDE OPEN STUDIOS

    NEW HAVEN Saturday,Oct 12 to Sunday,Oct 13

    Artists from across CTt are invited to open their doors and exhibit their work in their studios, or at the creative complex Erector Square in Fair Haven, or at the Yale West Campus. Thousands of visitors and over 400+ artists participate each year in this exhibition the size of a city.

    Westville + Private Studios Weekend October 12 & 13: Artists in the Westville section of New Haven will open their doors as will artists in their studios across Greater New Haven. Artspace organizes bike tours and routes to help visitors see the breadth of art on display. Free and open to all.

    This year’s City-Wide Open Studios festival explores the theme Older, But Younger, featuring 13 commissioned projects that mobilize intergenerational collaborations between artists who seek to explore a range of topics related to the questions longevity, renewal, where memory resides, and how it might be passed from one person to the next.

    https://artspacenewhaven.org/cwos-home/about-cwos/

  • BLACK BEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL

    GOSHEN, CT Friday,Oct 11 to Sunday,Oct 13


    35+ BANDS, 4 STAGES,
    3 DAYS OF MUSIC
    During the peak fall foliage season in the Litchfield Hills

    October 11-13th, 2019 • Goshen, CT Fairgrounds

    https://www.blackbearmusicfest.com/

  • NORWALK WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

    Sunday,Oct 13

    All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    Registration- 8:30am, Ceremony- 10am, Walk- 10:30am

    Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT 06855

    https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/CT-Connecticut?pg=entry&fr_id=12122

  • RIDGEFIELD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

    RIDGEFIELD, CT Thursday,Oct 10 to Sunday,Oct 13

    The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) celebrates independent films from around the world that enlighten, entertain, and inspire moviegoers through compelling visual storytelling. RIFF brings innovative films and filmmakers to the culturally vibrant community of Ridgefield, Connecticut for an annual four-day festival that includes screenings, panel discussions, special events, and nightly parties.

    https://www.riffct.org/

  • HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    Thursday,Oct 10 to Sunday,Oct 13

    HamptonsFilm was founded in 1992 to celebrate the art of film and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences with an annual film festival each October.

    https://hamptonsfilmfest.org/

  • Marty Goetz Music Concert

    Simchat Yisrael Congregation-870 1st Ave, West Haven, CT Saturday,Oct 12 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Marty Goetz performs melodic and fresh acoustical/classic arrangements. Marty has been recording music steadily since 1985, and today lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

    More information available at: (203) 932-9929

  • MINKS TO SINKS SALE

    WILTON, CT Saturday,Oct 5 to Monday,Oct 7

    Saturday, October 5 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Sunday, October 6 | 12 – 4 p.m. (Bargain Day)
    Monday, October 7 | 9 – 11:30 a.m. (Bargain Day)

    Proceeds benefit family and Children’s Agency: Building better lives and strengthening our community by providing essential human services to children, families, adults, and seniors.
    *Bring a shopping bag!*

    395 Danbury Road, Wilton CT 06897

    https://familyandchildrensagency.org/minks-to-sinks.aspx

  • redding food pantry benefit

    Sunday,Oct 6 at 12pm-5pm

    “Music, Food, Love”

    Live Music. Family friendly.

    Black Cat Grille, 58 Redding Rd., Georgetown (Redding), CT

    Suggested $5 donation or 5 non-perishable food items

    facebook.com/LauraShulerMusic

  • ART OPENING @ ALDRICH

    Sunday,Oct 6 at 3-5PM

    Exhibition Openings: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A–J)

    Free; RSVP encouraged to Jamie Pearl at jpearl@aldrichart.org
    Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Weather Report and Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A–J). At 4 pm Weather Report artist Sean Salstrom will perform Indefinity Box. Participate in an all ages art-making activity in The Studio. Enjoy complimentary beer and wine on the front patio. Lunch can be purchased from the Twins BBQ Co. truck.

    Shuttle from NYC available—tickets at shop.aldrichart.org.

    The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    aldrichart.org

  • FILM- GIRL RISING

    Friday,Oct 4 at 6:30PM -(Doors 6PM)

    A feature film screening followed by a conversation with producer Kayce Jennings and Lynn Sherr. FREE EVENT. Refreshments will be served.

    Girl Rising is a feature film about a global campaign for girls’ education. Viewers will meet nine girls from around the world who confront the obstacles to opportunity and their dreams. Award-winning authors from the girls’ home countries put their compelling stories into words, acclaimed actors give them voice, and an Oscar-nominated director gives them shape.

    Trailer- https://girlrising.org/the-film

    Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center, 551 Sag Harbor Tpk., Bridgehampton, NY

    RSVP to Deb McEneaney mcsanzo@hopeworksltd.com 917-741-6257

    https://girlrising.org/

  • SANCTUARY CITY BLOCK PARTY

    New Haven Thursday,Oct 3 at 6-8PM

    In conjunction with the exhibition: Sanctuary Cities and The Politics of the American Dream, Curated by Luciana McClure: Bringing together immigrant artists practicing in New Haven and around the country, Sanctuary Cities will explore issues of place, cultural identity and dislocation.
    Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audobon St. New Haven.

    http://creativeartsworkshop.org/gallery/upcoming-exhibitions/

    WPKN Table- Luis Luna will DJ, with Michelle Morgan assisting with tabling.
    Audubon Street, New Haven

    Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2483412728344747/

  • LONG-TERM CARE & RETIREMENT

    Hamden (Keefe Community Center) Tuesday,Oct 1 at 6PM, DOORS @ 5:30

    Free State-Sponsored Forums
    on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

    How to plan for future long-term care costs.“The Missing Link in Retirement Planning – Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.” For those who are 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home). The State of CT and the Hamden Keefe Community Center will present this FREE sessions.

    (1) the State’s innovative program, The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to long-range financial security;

    (2) the risks and costs associated with nursing home and home care use and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; and

    (3) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance.

    To register: 1-800-547-3443 or www.ctpartnership.org and click on the Public Forum link.

  • NEW HAVEN- WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

    Sunday,Sep 29

    All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    Registration- 8:30am, Ceremony- 10am, Walk- 10:30am

    Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road New Haven, CT 06512

    https://act.alz.org/site/TR?sid=23932&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=12120

  • NORWALK FILM FESTIVAL

    Saturday,Sep 28

    The inaugural Norwalk Film Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28th, at six different venues throughout Norwalk, CT.

    The Festival was founded by a grassroots community of volunteers, comprised of filmmakers, cultural leaders, and movie lovers living and working in Norwalk. The Festival’s mission, “Unity through Diversity through Film,” celebrates and highlights the unique multicultural spectrum of Norwalk residents and focuses on issues of representation and inclusivity.

    Screenings will be FREE and open to the public.

    In an effort to promote environmental sustainability, NFF will be limiting printed materials and providing digital news updates, including screening times & venues, sponsors, and special announcements online at norwalkfilmfestival.com

  • SUFFOLK WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

    Saturday,Sep 28 at 10:30AM

    All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    Registration- 9am, Ceremony- 10am, Walk- 10:30am

    Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank, NY 11980

    https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/NY-LongIsland?pg=entry&fr_id=12564

  • Katharine Heburn Theater – Mary Fahl with Band Concert

    300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475  Friday,Sep 27 at 8:00pm

    Mary Fahl performs in the styles of folk-pop.

    More information available at: www.katharineheburntheater.org

  • BAND CENTRAL LATIN ALL-STARS

    Norwalk, CT Tuesday,Sep 24 at 6PM

    Band Central Latin All-Stars for the benefit of INTEMPO – Providing music education to underserved children in Fairfield County. Latin show featuring Rick Reyes, Jeanmarie Rivera, Tony Cintron, Rob Volo, Cyrus Madan and Rob Fried.

    Norwalk Yacht Club, 10 Nathan Hale Dr, Norwalk, CT 06854

    https://intempo.org

  • jewish film festival

    Sunday,Sep 22 to Monday,Sep 23

    A film festival to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

    There will be guest speakers, snacks and concessions.

    Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St North, Southbury, CT 06488

    Main Telephone: 203-267-3177
    www.jffwct.com

  • DANBURY IRISH FESTIVAL

    Friday,Sep 20 to Sunday,Sep 22

    The Danbury Irish Festival is a 3-day indoor/outdoor event. There’s live music all weekend, cultural activities & events, a shopping village, fun kid’s entertainment & games, a raffle, food, drinks & more!

    Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd., Danbury CT

    https://danburyirishfestival.org/

  • Stratford CT- Harvest Festival of Arts and Crafts

    Paradise Green in Stratford, C Sunday,Sep 22 at 10am-4pm

    Dozens of local artists, crafters, and vendors of all types. There will be live music and food throughout the day.

    This event will take place on Paradise Green in Stratford, CT from 10am-4pm. Rain or shine!

  • HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAMP CHALLENGE

    ASHFORD, CT Saturday,Sep 21

    The day combines Camp’s scenic bike routes (62.5-mi, 30-mi and 15-mi) and our traditional Bandit 5K run/walk through Camp trails! Cyclists will ride through the hills of Northeast Connecticut, and find fully staffed rest stops and SAG vehicle support. All are invited to join the Challenge finish festival with Camp tours, activities, food trucks, mini golf, archery and live entertainment!

    Every dollar raised helps bring “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families through The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s year-round programs. All camper services are provided free of charge.
    Ride- 9AM and 5K- 10:30AM
    565 Ashford Center Rd., Ashford, CT 06278
    Tel: (860) 429.3444

    http://getinvolved.holeinthewallgang.org/site/TR?fr_id=1476&pg=entry

  • KLINGBERG VINTAGE MOTORCAR SERIES SHOW

    Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood St., New Britain, CT 06052 Saturday,Sep 21 at 9:00 a.m. to noon

    Twenty-seventh Annual Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series Show. Trophies will be awarded at 11:30 for car show and Concorso. Activities for children and families include face painting, lawn games, etc. Food trucks will be on hand with breakfast and brunch. Event takes place with Klingberg Family Centers Other activities include the Klingberg Orphanage History Museum and the Klingberg Hall of Honor, memorializing leaders in local automobile preservation history.

    Klingberg Family Centers
    370 Linwood St.
    New Britain, CT 06052

    More information available at www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org or at 860-832-5524.

    www.KlingbergMotorcarSeries.org

  • Jewish Film Festival

    Sunday,Sep 15 to Monday,Sep 16

    A film festival to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

    There will be guest speakers, snacks and concessions.

    Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St North, Southbury, CT 06488

    Main Telephone: 203-267-3177
    www.jffwct.com

  • Golf Outing to Benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

    Bridgehampton, NY Monday,Sep 16 at 10:00 a.m.

    A golf outing to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center is taking place on Monday, September 16 at the Atlantic Golf Course in Bridgehampton. The driving range opens at 10:00 a.m., and tee time is at noon. There will be brunch, 18 holes of golf, open bar and dinner available, plus a silent auction. For more information, log on to: BHHCRC.org or call (917) 741-6257.

    At the Atlantic Golf Course, Scuttlehole Road, Bridgehampton

    BHCCRC.ORG
    OR call 917-741-6257

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Opening Reception: Native People of the Eastern Woodlands: Art and Artifacts.

    300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901 Saturday,Sep 14 at 1:00 pm

    The Eastern Woodlands is a cultural area of the indigenous people of North America, consisting of tribes inhabiting the United States and Canada, east of the Mississippi.  Though their region was vast, the people of Eastern Woodland tribes lived in similar ways, and their art and artifacts are a reflection of their deep-rooted culture, still evident through their descendants. This exhibit of art, artifacts, carvings, portraits, and tribal dress of the Eastern Woodlands people celebrates the artistic skills they shared as a people. Exhibit curated by Jamie Reason. In our Grand Staas Gallery. Opening reception admission + light refreshments.

    More information available at: www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

  • Rock The Sound

    Saturday,Sep 14

    Rock the Sound! A free live music, arts and educational festival

    https://www.facebook.com/events/seaside-park/rock-the-sound

    Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT

  • GREEN WHEELS EXPO

    Saturday,Sep 14 at 10AM-2PM

    Fairfield Marks National Drive Electric Week with “Green Wheels Expo” on Sept. 14

    The event will include cars, bikes, motorcycles, boats and buses for the public to have a fun, informative look at the growing impact and appeal of “emissions-free” transportation. The free, fifth annual event will bring together local car dealers, electric car club members, and EV owners from Connecticut and throughout the Tri-state region to display the current state of the technology. The “Green Wheels Expo” will also will feature exhibits on the environmental benefits of carpooling and bike sharing, mass transportation, and biking, hiking and walking.

    140 Mill Plain Rd., Fairfield, CT (at the small commuter parking lot)

    https://www.fairfieldct.org/news/?FeedID=2870

  • OPENING- MELTED POTS/COOKED BOOKS

    New Haven Saturday,Sep 14 at 4-6PM

    Melted Pots and Cooked Books is the fall/winter exhibit at the Institute Library focusing on Melted Pots and Cooked Books is the fall/winter exhibit at the Institute Library focusing our collective shifting and intersecting food experiences. This exhibit features over 30 contributors from the community and will including artworks, utensils, photographs, textiles, videos, recipes, cookbooks, food-related objects and ephemera from all over the globe.

    Curated by Martha Wilette Lewis

    Opening Reception: 4-6 pm, September 14th

    Exhibit- Sept 14-Dec 14, 2019

    Institute Library, 847 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
    www.institutelibrary.org · (203) 562-4045

  • BRUBECK BROTHERS

    TARRYTOWN Friday,Sep 13 to Saturday,Sep 14 at 7 & 9:30PM

    Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—over a half-century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck.
    …featuring Chuck Lamb, piano, and Mike DeMicco, guitar!

    Jazz Forum Arts, 1 Dixon Ln., Tarrytown, NY

    jazzforumarts.org

  • WESTONSTOCK

    Saturday,Sep 14 at 2-8PM

    Six Hours of Peace, Festivities and Music

    Sixties Music, Sixties Cars, Food & Family Fun

    In celebration of this year’s historic 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the Weston Historical Society will host Westonstock,a six-hour music festival with a 60s car show, and kids crafts and activities on Saturday, September 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Coley Homestead at 104 Weston Road, Weston CT. Rain or Shine.

    https://www.westonhistoricalsociety.org/westonstock-2019/

  • LONG-TERM CARE & RETIREMENT

    Norwalk Public Library Wednesday,Oct 9 to Monday,Sep 9 at 6PM, DOORS @ 5:30

    Free State-Sponsored Forum
    on Long-Term Care Insurance and Retirement Planning

    How to plan for future long-term care costs.“The Missing Link in Retirement Planning – Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance.” For those who are 40 and 65 years of age and have (or plan to have) assets of at least $75,000 (excluding car and home). The State of CT and the Norwalk Public Library, will present this FREE session.

    (1) the State’s innovative program, The Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care, and how it can add to long-range financial security;

    (2) the risks and costs associated with nursing home and home care use and why it’s important to consider these long-term care factors in retirement planning; and

    (3) what you need to know before buying long-term care insurance.

    To register: 1-800-547-3443 or www.ctpartnership.org and click on the Public Forum link.

  • JEWISH FILM FEST

    Sunday,Sep 8 to Monday,Sep 9

    A film festival to create greater cultural understanding, promote tolerance and understanding, and encourage artistic development and excellence by strengthening communities through the arts, and by provoking thought through film.

    Opening reception (Sunday 9/8) with guest speakers, live entertainment and snacks and concessions.

    Jewish Federation of Western CT, 444 Main St North, Southbury, CT 06488

    Main Telephone: 203-267-3177
    www.jffwct.com

  • Ridgefield jazz/funk/blues Weekend

    Thursday,Sep 5 to Sunday,Sep 8

    A four-day event in Ridgefield, CT. Throughout the weekend, a lineup of jazz, funk, and blues artists will perform all over town.

    Thursday, Sep 5- Fairfield Counts – CHIRP (Concert Happenings in Ridgefield Parks), Ballard Park 7-8 p.m. FREE. No registration.

    Friday, Sep 6- Ike Sturm – The Aldrich Museum – 3-4 p.m. FREE. No registration.
    Friday, Sept. 6 Jane Monheit – The Ridgefield Playhouse 8-10 p.m.

    Saturday, Sep 7- Litchfield Jazz Camp -Town Hall- 12:30-3:30pm FREE. No registration.
    Saturday- Carlos Manuel Gomez Quartet – Ridgefield Library 4-5pm. FREE, Please register.
    Saturday- Jazz Vespers St. Stephen’s, 5:30 pm- A jazz-and-funk infused vesper service FREE. No registration.
    Saturday- Mavis Staples – The Ridgefield Playhouse 8-10pm

    Sunday, Sep 8- Brian Butler Quartet – The Lounsbury House 2-4 p.m. The Brian Butler Quartet is a straight-ahead jazz group featuring the wonderful singer Noreen Mola.

    https://www.jazzfunk.org/

  • STRATFORD ARTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL

    Friday,Sep 6 to Sunday,Sep 8

    “The Phoenix Season: Art from the Ashes”.

    From September 6th through September 8th, the Shakespeare property will be transformed into a multi-media music, theater, arts and community festival, all with a focus on local Stratford arts and culture.
    The weekend-long event will include art installations, an artisans village, historical walks, food trucks, and Will’s pub/lounge area. In addition, three stages will be located on site: a main stage for theatrical performances, a music stage for local musicians, and a children’s stage. The event will also host the unveiling of an outdoor art exhibit constructed from remnants of the Shakespeare Theater.

    Location: Shakespeare Theater Site, 320 Shore Rd, Stratford, CT 06615

    http://www.townofstratford.com

    StratfordPhoenix.com

  • CT FOLK FEST & GREEN EXPO

    Saturday,Sep 7 at 11AM to 10PM

    The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is a full-day celebration in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. The event includes music from across the region, food and vendors, plus fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids Activities area. The Festival/Expo is dedicated to creating a festival experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices — including a zero waste plan and water fill stations.

    Free will suggested donation to continue CT Folk’s efforts.

    Songwriting Competition, Christine Sweeney, Susan Cattaneo, Quarter Horse, Jim Allyn Band, Amythyst Kiah Trio, Ghost of Paul Revere, Birds of Chicago, Donna the Buffalo

    Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St, Cliff St., New Haven, CT
    September 7 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

    https://ctfolk.com/ctfolkfest/

  • SciFi SHORTS FILM FEST

    Friday,Sep 6 at 8PM


    International Best Sci Fi Film Festival at The Palace Danbury.

    In Science Fiction the possibilities are endless and this festival gives audiences the opportunity to see short films from across the universe. The festival’s selection team watched over 1000 films and chose the best 7 shorts featuring films from Italy, Israel, Serbia, India, France, United Kingdom, and USA.

    The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury CT 06810

    (203) 794- 9944
    https://thepalacedanbury.com/best-sci-fi-international-film-festival/

  • Housatonic Museum of Art – Exhibit Opening: Close to the Line

    900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604 Thursday,Sep 5 at 6-7:30 p.m.

    Close to the Line: Mari Rantanen and Kirsten Reynolds, an investigation of geometric abstraction through a performative lens. Curated by Barbara O’Brien, the exhibition will be on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the Housatonic Museum Art September 5 – October 12, 2019. A reception with the artists and curator will be held on Thursday, September 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
     
    Close to the Line pairs paintings by Mari Rantanen (b. 1956, Finland) and sculptural installation by Kirsten Reynolds (b. 1972, United States). Paired for the first time, both artists utilize an ambitious, formal vocabulary of intense color relationships, and swooping, geometric line.

    More information available at: http://www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum/

  • CHIRP- the fairfield counts

    Thursday,Sep 5 at 7PM

    The first event in this year’s Jazz, Funk and Blues Festival This 18 piece swing band plays the music of the big jazz bands of the 30’s and 40s, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and so much more.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • MARK TWAIN LIBRARY BOOK FAIR

    Friday,Aug 30 to Monday,Sep 2

    FREE ADMISSION

    Labor Day Weekend, August 30th to September 2nd
    Over 65,000 books for sale organized in 75 categories! Plus records, CDs and movies.

    Free parking and refreshments available for purchase.

    Friday: 9AM-6PM prices as marked
    Saturday: 10AM-4PM prices as marked
    Sunday: 10AM-4PM half price day
    Monday: 9AM-4PM $10 for a box full of books

    The Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding CT

    https://marktwainlibrary.org/fundraising/book-fair/

  • The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center – Robert Silverman/Bobo Lavorgna: 50th Anniversary Concert

    605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Saturday,Aug 31 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    An evening of original and traditional jazz & blues music, celebrating 50 years of friendship and musicianship. Pianist, trumpeter, vocalist, composer Robert Silverman was born in New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of the jazz studies department of the New England Conservatory of Music and did graduate work with Jimmy Heath at Queens College.

    More information available at:www.buttonwood.org

  • CHIRP- pine leaf boys

    Thursday,Aug 29 at 7PM

    Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country, and Soul. The Boys have garnered one Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) and four Grammy® Nominations, as well as six invitations from the U.S. State Department to present their music to 23 countries throughout Europe and Asia.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    chirpct.org

  • COMPOSTING CLASS

    Pequot Library Thursday,Aug 29 at 7PM

    Sustainable Fairfield Task Force member Mary Hogue and Fairfield resident Dan Martens as will demonstrate how to compost food scraps at home. Attendees will receive a free under-sink composting bin and sample composting bags and can also receive a 20% discount on a backyard composting bin that can be purchased at the Solid Waste and Recycling Dept.

    Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890

    https://www.pequotlibrary.org/event

  • CHIRP- marcia ball

    Tuesday,Aug 27 at 7PM

    Tues. Aug. 27: Marcia Ball- She is “the Queen of Gulf Coast party music…good time boogie and blues”. (Time Out Chicago) Rain venue:TBD

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    http://marciaball.com/index.shtml

    chirpct.org

  • The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center – Anything Goes Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude

    605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Monday,Aug 26 at 7pm

    Sign up opens at 6:30pm, and the open mic starts at 7:00pm. From 8:00pm-8:15pm, we host Moments of Gratitude: Sharing our gratitude to build positive energy and encouragement!

    More information available at:www.buttonwood.org

  • BLACK ROCK PORCH FEST

    Saturday,Aug 24 at 1-8PM

    A wide variety of musicians and band play for free on the front porches of homes in this Bridgeport neighborhood. FUN!
    https://www.facebook.com/brporchfest/

  • CHIRP- johnny nicholas

    Thursday,Aug 22 at 7PM

    His music is full-spectrum Americana — a rich gumbo of not just blues, but cajun, swing, folk, and barrelhouse rock ’n’ roll.

    http://www.johnnynicholasblues.com
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- sarah potenza (blues)

    Tuesday,Aug 20 at 7PM

    The Sarah Potenza Band – A top 20 selection of NBC’s 2015 The Voice. Subsequently in 2016 she released Monster of which Rolling Stone said, “Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound.”

    http://www.sarahpotenza.net

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: East Ridge Middle School

    chirpct.org

  • BRIDGEWATER COUNTRY FAIR

    Friday,Aug 16 to Sunday,Aug 18

    First, the Annual Bridgewater Fair Parade starts at 6:45 Friday evening. The parade features area Volunteer Fire Companies from CT and NY, carrying their colors and displaying their newest trucks as well as antique fire equipment. Marching bands, color guard, and many other attractions ring in the fair as they make their way down Main Street in Bridgewater.

    There’s a large variety of food tents throughout the fairgrounds: roast beef sandwiches, slowed cooked chicken, fresh buttery corn, tacos, ice cream, fried dough, BBQ, fried Oreos and many more. All of the food at the Bridgewater Fair is prepared and cooked by volunteer fireman and EMS members. The Fair is the main source of income for the BVFD.

    August 16-18: Friday 4pm – 11 pm, Saturday 8am – 11pm, Sunday 8am – 6pm
    100 Main St. South, Bridgewater, CT

    http://www.bridgewaterfair.com/

  • Music for Montauk- Montauk Cty. Park’s 3rd House- Bach

    Montauk County Park’s Third House Saturday,Aug 17 at 6:30 p.m.

    “Bach & Co.,” featuring the festive and vibrant Cantata #51 “Jauchzett Gott in allen Landen.”

    Audiences are invited to bring a picnic to both concerts, which are family-friendly hour-long programs.

    The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and is timed to end just before sunset puts on a natural show of its own.

    http://www.27east.com/mobile/article.cfm//General-Interest-EH/603047/Musically-Inclined-in-Montauk

  • CLEAR THE SHELTERS DAY

    Everywhere! Saturday,Aug 17

    Animal shelters nationwide are participating in Clear the Shelters Day Saturday, Aug. 17, to help find forever homes for cats and dogs.

    Hundreds of animal shelters across the country are participating in Clear the Shelters pet adoption events on Saturday, Aug. 17, to help find loving homes for animals that have been abandoned or surrendered to shelters.

    https://www.cleartheshelters.com/

  • Music for Montauk  – Montauk Cty. Park’s 3rd House- Brahms

    Montauk County Park’s Third House Thursday,Aug 15 at 6:30pm

    “Brahms Gypsy Dances,” a program of fiery and passionate chamber music.

    The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and is timed to end just before sunset puts on a natural show of its own.

    http://www.27east.com/mobile/article.cfm//General-Interest-EH/603047/Musically-Inclined-in-Montauk

  • CHIRP- town mountain

    Thursday,Aug 15 at 7PM

    Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. Rolling Stone says Town Mountain brings “A fresh perspective on fast-fingered traditional bluegrass, with forays into rockabilly and old-school country.”

    http://www.townmountain.net

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse
    chirpct.org

  • KINKY BOOTS IN HD

    Friday,Aug 9 at 7:30PM

    The Grammy, Olivier and 6 x Tony, Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS is coming to the Plahouse’s big screen! After the screening hear a live talk back with the man who came up with the concept and wrote the book for the show, four-time Tony Award®-winner, Harvey Fierstein! He’ll talk about how he was inspired by the little-seen 2005 movie of the same title, “Kinky Boots” which was based on true events, and how his meeting with Cyndi Lauper after her 2010 performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse spawned this show about finding your passion, overcoming prejudice and transcending stereotypes.

    Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT

    ridgefieldplayhouse.org 203-438-5795

  • CHIRP- brother brothers

    Thursday,Aug 1 at 7PM

    Adam and David Moss, identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism, and harmonies so natural they seem to blend into one voice, the siblings draw on the energy and creativity of Brooklyn, New York, though it was Peoria, Illinois where they grew up

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    http://www.thebrotherbrothersmusic.com
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP-cherish the ladies

    Tuesday,Jul 30 at 7PM

    Irish-American group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene. They’ve toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 17 albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,”

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • DENI BONET

    Saturday,Jul 27 at 8PM SHOW

    Deni Bonet Soloing with the Danbury Music Center Summer Festival Orchestra.

    Deni will be soloing with the DMC Summer Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Stephen Michael Smith. She’ll be performing several of her original songs, accompanied by a full symphony!

    Visual and Performing Arts Center at Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811

  • Westside Reggae Festival

    Saturday,Jul 27 at Gates open at 1pm

    Featuring Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Yellowman and Etana.
    Also performing, K’reema, Hezron, Anthem Band and many more.
    Music, food and fun for the whole family.

    Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury CT
    www.ivesconcertpark.com/westside-reggae-festival

  • HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN

    22 Iron Horse Blvd. Simsbury Friday,Jul 26 at 7:30 p.m.

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is joined by rock band, Jeans ‘n Classics with lead vocalist Jean Meilleur to present an evening of hits that takes us from “Your Song” to “The Circle of Life” and beyond!

    This event is part of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival Series and will take place at:

    Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center | 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT
    Friday, July 26, 2019
    7:30 p.m.

    Rain date: July 27, 2019

    More information available at https://hartfordsymphony.org or at 860.987.5900

  • BOOK & BOTTLE: SAVING FIRE ISLAND FROM ROBERT MOSES: THE FIGHT FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Jul 25 at 6:00 p.m.

    This event is taking place at the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum. To developer Robert Moses, the Fire Island coastline was ripe for the construction of a parkway. Standing up to those ambitions were the communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches and in their fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Christopher Verga will discuss their triumphant struggle, the subject of his most recent book. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine + cheese. RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100.

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 6:00 pm

    SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
    300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org
    Phone: 631-727-2881

  • Blues on the Beach

    Saturday,Jul 20 at 12PM- 9:30PM

    This year’s lineup includes Funky Dawgs, Chris D’Amato, Alpaca Gnomes, Evan Goodrow and Da Band.

    Residents must have a valid beach sticker to park at the beach. Non-residents will be charged $20 to park. Parking is also available at the Army Engine Plant – South Parking Lot directly off of Main Street. A pickup and drop-off area for Ubers and children or family members has been designated at Wayne’s Walk at the intersection of Riverdale Drive and Lighthouse Avenue.

    Short Beach Park, Stratford, CT
    http://www.townofstratford.com/communitycalendar

  • HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

    Saturday,Jul 20 at 9AM-2PM

    Household Hazardous Waste Regional Event
    Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield

    Brookfield High School, 45 Long Meadow Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT

    Saturday, 9AM-2PM

    info@hrra.org or 203.775.4539

    https://hrra.org/household-hazardous-waste/

  • CHIRP- the hillbenders

    Thursday,Jul 18 at 7PM

    Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup, The Hillbenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • BOOK & BOTTLE: LITTLE KNOWN ASPECTS OF LONG ISLAND’S MARITIME HISTORY

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Jul 18 at 6:00 p.m.

    Author-historian, Bill Bleyer will offer highlights from his latest book, Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History, the first complete maritime history of Long Island, including discussions of the development of submarines and torpedoes, the landing of Pan Am Clippers in Port Washington, and the world’s most innovative whaling captain, among other topics. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes wine + cheese.RSVP Required:

    SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
    300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
    www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.orgg

    Phone: 631-727-2881

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 6:00 pm

  • NEWTOWN LIB. BOOK SALE

    Saturday,Jul 13 to Wednesday,Jul 17

    C.H. Booth Library Book Sale
    120,000+ Books/DVDs/CDs/LPs and More!

    The Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470.
    Saturday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 17
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday (1/2 Price)
    9 a.m. – 7 p.m.Tuesday ($5/0ur Bag)
    9 a.m. – noon Wednesday (Free Day)
    http://www.boothbooksale.org/index.html

  • CHIRP-low down brass band

    Tuesday,Jul 16 at 7PM

    Sounding at times like a New Orleans trad band, a funkified Tower of Power-style outfit, and a horn-rock group, this Chicago based brass band has a gritty and dynamic sound.
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CONNECTICUT AUDOBON SOCIETY FERN WORKSHOP

    2325 Burr Street, Fairfield Saturday,Jul 13 at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Did you know that most of the ferns we see today first appeared about 45 million years ago? If you’d like to learn much more about one of the oldest groups of plants on earth, join botanist Jim Cortina at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield for a workshop on Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Discover the ferns that are common to Connecticut and use identification keys and magnifying loops to distinguish the differences. Fun fern facts include: fern size ranges from 2 inches to 30 feet high, they have neither seeds nor flowers, and most modern fern families first appeared during the age of the dinosaurs. The workshop includes a short break for lunch or snack (bring your own), and a cool, shady fern walk in the Larsen Sanctuary.

    The workshop is held rain or shine at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street in Fairfield. CAS members $7, Non-members $10, limited to only 12 adults.

    Pre-registration required at: www.ctaudubon.org/2019/06/fern-identification-workshop/ . More information at 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

    Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT
    Saturday, July 13
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • CHIRP-front country

    Thursday,Jul 11 at 7PM

    Progressive bluegrass. A hybrid of rugged Americana and purposeful pop.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT

    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse

    http://www.frontcountryband.com
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- cj chenier

    Tuesday,Jul 9 at 7PM

    C.J. Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana Band – “The Heir to the Zydeco Throne” (Billboard Magazine) returns for the 10th consecutive year.

    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Palyhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CHARLIE KARP TRIBUTE/BENEFIT

    Saturday,Jul 6 at 7PM

    The Levitt Pavilion

    The Charlie Karp Tribute Concert
    *Ticketed benefit event* Rain or Shine

    A concert to celebrate the life, music and legacy of Charlie Karp
    Proceeds to benefit The Charlie Karp Memorial Fund* and the Levitt Pavilion’s Charlie Karp Tribute Fund.

    Featuring original members of The Buddy Miles Band, White Chocolate, Dirty Angels, Slo Leak, The Name Droppers, The Reunion Band, The 5 o’clocks, and Fun Band
    Special Guests: Barry Tashian of The Remains, Roger Ball of the Average White Band, Joe Bonadio of Sting, Leigh Henry and Chip Jackson of Mandrake Root, Rick Castillo of Westport’s “Styx”, Michael Mugrage of Orleans, Motown recording artist Ada Dyer, Richard Hunter, Tim DeHuff , Good News Gospel Choir, David Hull, Joey Melotti, Scott Spray, Doug Wahlberg, Tyger MacNeal – and many others!

    Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

    https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10423805

  • The NICE Festival

    Saturday,Jul 6 at 11AM to 10PM

    This day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural performances and numerous vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines and arts and crafts. Experience live performances from multiple traditions to include live dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more; Live music includes Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres.

    FREE ADMISSION – Rain or Shine

    Oyster Shell Park, North Water St., Norwalk, CT

    https://norwalknice.org/

  • STORY CITY TROUPE PERFORMING AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE

    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457 Friday,Jul 5 at 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

    The Buttonwood Tree is proud to host storytelling group, Story City Troupe for a recurring “Moth Style” storytelling event. The July 5th show theme will be: “Teller’s Choice” Story City is a troupe of storytellers based in the Hartford, CT area.Story City Troupe uses The Moth Formula: all are true, personal stories, often funny, sometimes amazing, poignant or ironic and based on a single theme for the evening. The troupe members range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, proving you can come up with a good story at any age.

    More information available at buttonwood.org or at (860) 347-4957.

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center

    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457

    www.buttonwood.org
    Story City Troupe

    July 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • CHIRP- barefoot movement

    Thursday,Jul 4 at 4PM SHOW!

    2014 IBMA Momentum Award winners for “Band of the Year,” this string quartet from Hendersonville, TN. plays mostly original music that isn’t quite country and certainly isn’t tradiational bluegrass.

    http://www.thebarefootmovementofficial.com
    FREE WILL DONATION. Kid and picnic friendly.

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Palyhouse

    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- the barefoot movement

    Thursday,Jul 4 at 4PM

    The Barefoot Movement – 4:00 p.m. show –This string quartet from Hendersonville, TN. plays mostly original music that isn’t quite country and certainly isn’t traditional bluegrass.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

    www.thebarefootmovementofficial.com

  • CHIRP- paul des lauriers band

    Tuesday,Jul 2 at 7PM

    Paul DesLauriers Band– Montreal-based, Canadian Blues rockers who combine rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the 60’s and 70’s.
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- jamie mclean band

    Thursday,Jun 27 at 7PM

    Jamie McLean Band- “McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note”– Jambase. Rain Venue: RP
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

    http://www.jamiemcleanband.com

  • CHIRP- dana fuchs band

    Tuesday,Jun 25 at 7PM

    Dana Fuchs is an American singer and songwriter known for a mix of Southern rock, soul, roots, and blues.
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org
    FREE WILL DONATION

    www.danafuchs.com/

  • JAZZ BENEFIT- BRIDGEHAMPTON CHILD CARE

    Sunday,Jun 23 at 7-10PM

    The Jam Session presents

    EVAN SHERMAN & FRIENDS

    to benefit the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center

    Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY

    www.stephentalkhouse.com or call 631-267-3117

  • STRATFIELD SATURDAY MARKET

    Saturday,Jun 22 at 9AM-1PM

    Organic and Sustainable Farmers, Local prepared foods, Food trucks, Local artisans, Local music, community organizations and more.

    Clinton and Stratfield Parks.
    Corner of Clinton/Brooklawn and North Streets, Bridgeport, CT.

    June 22nd through October 5th

  • JAMES MONTGOMERY AT THE BIJOU

    Saturday,Jun 22 at Doors:7pm/Show:8 pm

    The James Montgomery Band

    Montgomery is one of the harmonica masters. He’s carried on the tradition of the Blues and continues to be a vital presence and one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

    Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT, 06605

    https://www.BijouTheatreCT.com

  • MAKE MUSIC DAY at the Henry Whitfield Museum

    Guilford, CT Friday,Jun 21 at 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    The Henry Whitfield State Museum invites the public to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy an evening of free outdoor music performances for Make Music Day – a free global celebration of music on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This year’s musicians, including Lisa Carlucci & Justin Paglino, Breakwater Light, Skunk Misery Ramblers, and Thimble Islands Saxophone Quartet, will be playing from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 on the lawn in front of the 1639 Whitfield House.

    Parking is free at the museum, located at 248 Old Whitfield Street in Guilford (exit 58 off I-95). For more information, call 203-453-2457, e-mail whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov, visit www.cultureandtourism.org
    Henry Whitfield State Museum

    248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT 06437

    Phone: 203-453-2457

  • A & I- Tanya Tagaq

    Thursday,Jun 20 at 8PM

    Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Although Tagaq never intended to make traditional music, her own methods of Inuit throat singing infiltrate into her work. Known as katajjaq, this throat singing is originally an improvisational game between two women, in which they practice intense vocalizations, cyclical rhythms and circular breathing. Tagaq blends tradition and culture, pain and bliss, emotions and physicality all together to bring life to her other-worldly music.

    College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, CT

    https://www.artidea.org/venue/college-street-music-hall

  • CHIRP-bumper jacksons

    Thursday,Jun 20 at 7PM

    Bumper Jacksons – This band paints America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, they elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • Connecticut Summerfest

    West Hartford, CT Thursday,Jun 13 to Wednesday,Jun 19

    Connecticut Summerfest, a nonprofit summer music festival taking place in West Hartford, CT from June 13th-19th!

    Concerts are free to attend and feature our three exciting ensembles-in-residence, Hub New Music, Quince Ensemble, and Duo Alterity. Our Composition Faculty for this season are Aaron Jay Kernis from Yale University, Laura Kaminsky from Purchase College, three-time Grammy nominee Miguel del Aguila, and Robert Carl from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

    As an arts nonprofit organization in our fourth year, we would like to serve a broad and diverse Connecticut audience. Connecticut Summerfest presents four free, open-to-the-public nightly concerts (June 14th, 15th, 16th, and 18th)

    www.ctsummerfest.org

  • CHIRP- dustbowl revival

    Tuesday,Jun 18 at 7PM

    Dust Bowl Revival- The bands “upbeat, old-school, All- American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging …and a pleasure to hear.” (L.A. Weekly). Awarded best live band in L.A., joyously pumping out early 20th century standards and original tunes. http://www.DustbowlRevival.com.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • A & I- KRONOS QUARTET

    Tuesday,Jun 18 at 8PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Music for Change: The 60’s – The Years That Changed America
    Kronos Quartet likes to explore new musical territory and is dedicated to reinventing the string quartet. They reimagine the works of 20th-century masters, contemporary composers, jazz legends, rock artists and even more.

    When Martin Luther King, Jr. was two-thirds of the way into his speech at the March on Washington, Mahalia Jackson shouted, “Tell ’em about the dream, Martin.” King set aside his script and began to improvise the speech’s most memorable passage of “I Have a Dream”. Kronos founder, David Harrington heard about this historical moment on the 50th anniversary of the speech in 2013 and started brainstorming a way to musically retell the story. That led to Kronos’ collaboration with Oakland-based composer, Zachary James Watkins, on Peace Be Till, which debuted at Carnegie Hall last year.

    Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven, CT
    https://www.artidea.org/kronosquartet

  • CLEARWATER FESTIVAL

    Saturday,Jun 15 to Sunday,Jun 16

    Founded by Pete Seeger and inspired by his desire to clean up the Hudson River over fifty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) is the country’s oldest music and environmental festival. Initially, the festival helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Lineup includes Mavis Staples, The Wailers, Ani DiFranco, Railroad Earth, Immortal Technique, The Lone Bellow, The Mammals and more.

    Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    https://www.clearwaterfestival.org

  • Towne Crier- BUSKIN AND BATTEAU

    Sunday,Jun 16 at 7PM

    David Buskin & Robin Batteau, with their percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, have been performing their “irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit and killer wit” (The Washington Post) to critical hosannas and standing o’s for more than thirty years. Their songs have been recorded by : Judy Collins, Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Oak Ridge Boys, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Mathis, Tom Rush, Bette Midler, Astrud Gilberto, Anne Murray, Dixie Carter and Roberta Flack.

    Opening- JIM DAWSON

    The Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
    (845) 855-1300
    http://townecrier.com/

  • A & I- CIRCA

    Wednesday,Jun 12 to Saturday,Jun 15

    As a leading contemporary circus, Circa is a trailblazer of daring physical and emotional performances, pushing limits and challenging the limits of genre. Circa intertwines the worlds of performance and real life through its soundscape and vulnerable presentation. In the words of Daily Review, “There are moments where a “ta-dah” moment refuses to arise and we’re left to consider the humanity of the performers.” Through the unity of the three performers in What Will Have Been, Circa delivers the art of circus “at its purest and most thrilling.”
    University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven, CT
    Wed, June 12TH, 8pm
    Thu, June 13TH, 8pm
    Fri, June 14TH, 8pm
    Sat, June 15, 2pm
    https://www.artidea.org/circa

  • A & I- QUANTUM SOUND

    Friday,Jun 14 at 10PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    Have you ever wondered what a single electron moving through the universe sounds like?
    With scientists Kyle Serniak and Luke Burkhart from the Yale Quantum Institute, sound artist and composer Spencer Topel presents the first-ever music created from the measurements of the dynamics inside superconducting quantum devices, the precursors to quantum computers.
    In the intimate space of New Haven’s recording studio, Firehouse 12, quantum systems performed by Spencer, Kyle, and Luke, will be played live throughout a one-hour set.

    THE 10PM SET WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON WPKN, 89.5FM, BRIDGEPORT, CT

    Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, CT
    https://www.artidea.org/quantumsound

  • CHIRP-matt anderson

    Thursday,Jun 13 at 7PM

    Matt Andersen – http://www.stubbyfingers.ca – Nominated in 2015 for a Juno award, this Canadian powerhouse has over 18 million views on you tube. At CHIRP, he has received standing ovations at all prior performances.

    Rain venue: TBD
    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY

    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)
    chirpct.org

  • CHIRP- matuto

    Tuesday,Jun 11 at 7PM

    Matuto – “Its joyous, ebullient music…merges the Forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass.”(Chicago Tribune).

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: TBD

    chirpct.org

  • FREE MOVIE- CAPT. MARVEL

    Friday,Jun 7 to Sunday,Jun 9 at 7PM, 9:30PM

    FREE MOVIE WEEKEND! ‘Captain Marvel’ (PG-13)

    Captain Marvel

    Live at the Edmond Town Hall – 45 Main Street, Newtown, CT, 06470, 203-270-4285

    https://www.edmondtownhall.org/movies

  • Dynamic Detritivores CT Audobon’s Coastal Ctr.

    Milford, CT Saturday,Jun 8 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    Detritus! What in the world is that? Come find out Saturday, June 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center, 1 Milford Point Rd. in Milford. The Center’s salt marsh will be your lab to learn about detritus and the critters that feast on this key component of the ecosystem. Explore fiddler crab tunnels, and catch and release these animals that play a crucial environmental role through their unique diet. Nets and buckets provided. Wear rain boots or waterproof shoes that can get wet and muddy. The more mud, the merrier! All ages welcome. CAS Members $7/child; Non-members $10/child. Pre-registration is required at: https://www.ctaudubon.org/2019/04/dynamic-detritivores/

    1 Milford Point Road
    Milford, CT 06460
    203-878-7440

  • HCC- free film- THE MAN ON THE BUS

    Friday,Jun 7

    Housatonic Community College `The Man On The Bus`

    6pm- Meet n’ Greet With Aussie Director: Eve Ash
    7pm- film and Q&A With Director
    TICKETS FREE: RSVP

    Mysterious events unfold and reveal how Martha, a Polish holocaust survivor, managed to lead a double life in Australia. The vivacious Jewish artist and doting mother, died without ever revealing her secret.

    Housatonic Community College, Performing Arts Center
    900 Lafayette Boulevard Bridgeport, CT 06604

    https://www.eventbrite.com

  • Jeff Lion Weinstock Reception at the Amagansett Free Library

    Amagansett, NY Friday,Jun 7 at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    There will be an Artist Reception: Saturday, June 7th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Amagansett Free Library for photographer Jeff Lion Weinstock. Please join New York City photographer and filmmaker, Jeff Lion Weinstock for the opening of his June exhibit.

    amaglibrary.org/
    (631)-267-3810

    215 Main Street, Amagansett NY

    Saturday, June 7th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

  • A & I- MICHAEL MOORE INTERVIEW

    Friday,Jun 7 at 10PM

    International Festival of Arts and Ideas
    NHDocs: Peter Davis interviews Michael Moore
    FREE Event
    NHDocs: Peter Davis interviews Michael Moore
    FREE Event
    Michael Moore- Director, Producer and Writer- He has produced a string of documentary films and TV series predominantly about corrupt politicians and greedy corporations. Roger & Me (1989), Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), making fun of President George W. Bush. This is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. Michael is known for having the guts to give his opinion in public.

    Peter Davis- Director, Producer and Writer – His first documentaries were for CBS News where he made the landmark investigative film The Selling of the Pentagon, which won the Emmy, Peabody and Writers Guild awards. His next film was the Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds, for which he received the Academy Award and France’s Prix Sadoul.

    Whitney Humanities Center, (Yale) 53 Wall St., New Haven, CT

    https://www.artidea.org/event/2019/3738

  • CHIRP- hayes carll

    Tuesday,Jun 4 at 7PM

    A singer and songwriter with a rock & roll heart and a country soul, Hayes Carll has won a devoted following in roots rock and Americana circles for music that honors the traditions of vintage country but with the swagger and swing of rock, while speaking from the perspective of a regular guy with street smarts and stories to tell.

    FREE WILL DONATION
    PICNIC & KID FRIENDLY
    Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield, CT
    Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse (RP)

    chirpct.org

  • Hamden Library Friends’ Book Sale

    Hamden, CT Saturday,Jun 1 at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    THORNTON WILDER HALL, MILLER LIBRARY, HAMDEN SATURDAY JUNE 1 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
    The Friends of the Hamden Library are having a used book sale on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Items for sale include: Audioboos, CDs, DVDs and sheet music.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale


    203-287-2682

  • THE WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY

    Westport, CT Saturday,Jun 1 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

    Do you have a family heirloom or an old painting that your grandmother always said was valuable? A piece of jewelry or sterling that you have never had appraised? Bring them with you on June 01 and let a professional, experienced, and friendly specialist give you an on-site verbal appraisal.

    Larger items and furniture can be evaluated from photos. Numerous well-lit photos with approximate dimensions of the object, possibly a drawer, will allow the appraiser to be more precise. Please no postage stamps or stamp collections.

    For more information on the WWC Antique Appraisal Day (June 01 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm), please visit www.westportwomansclub.org or at 203-227-4240.

    Location:
    WWC Clubhouse
    44 Imperial Avenue
    Westport, CT

    www.westportwomansclub.org
    203-227-4240.

  • AZTEC TWO-STEP 2.0- REX FOWLER & FRIENDS

    Friday,May 31 at Doors 7PM, Show 7:45PM

    Rex Fowler carries the Aztec Two-Step legacy forward into a new era following partner Neal Shulman’s retirement. Fowler’s new ensemble performs Aztec fan favorites and forgotten gems.

    Rex & Friends will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit the non-profit Connecticut Dance School (CDS) of Fairfield. CDS offers children’s and adult ballet classes, jazz, contemporary classes and an adaptive dance program for children with special needs called Dance 4All Abilities.
    203.259.1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824
    www.ctdanceschool.org
    aztectwostep.com

  • The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium

    University of Bridgeport Business School Ernest C. Trefz School of Business (Mandeville Hall), at 230 Park Ave Bridgeport, CT Friday,May 31 at 10 AM-3 PM

    The Connecticut Financial Literacy SymposiumWPKN 89.5 FM proudly presents The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium, on Friday, May 31st from 10 AM-3 PM, at University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, at 230 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT.

    The mission of the Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium is to develop interest, creativity and focus in improving the overall financial literacy in the state of Connecticut. The event creates an environment for various community organizations, agencies and other interested parties to learn, collaborate and improve overall efforts on financial literacy.

    There are more than seven presenters from a variety of local, state and national organizations and agencies.

    Learn what efforts are being made to improve financial literacy and education.

    FREE to attend and open to the general public.

    Want more information, please email symposium.ct@wpkn.org


    WPKN 89.5 FM would like to thank The University of Bridgeport for hosting The Connecticut Financial Literacy Symposium.

  • Buttonwood Tree Jazz Event : Matt Dwonszyk Trio – May 24

    Middletown, CT Friday,May 24 at 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

    BUTTONWOOD TREE JAZZ EVENT: MATT DWONSZYK TRIO — MAY 24 FROM 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.

    The Buttonwood Tree is proud to present jazz performer Matt Dwonszyk. Born in Hartford CT, Dwonszyk started playing the electric bass at the age eleven. In high school, he picked up the upright bass while attending the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts and soon started attending the Artist Collective after school program founded by the legendary Jazz Saxophonist/Composer, Jackie McLean. Dwonszyk continued his collegiate studies at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz studying with world-renowned bassist Nat Reeves. He graduate and continued his studies at Suny Purchase where he received a Masters in Music in 2015. Dwonszyk currently lives in Brooklyn and is an active bassist in New York.

    The trio consists of musicians whom Matt Dwonszyk went to school with and played with over the past ten years. The music that the trio plays has hints of Hard Bop, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk and Modern Jazz.

    The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
    605 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
    www.buttonwood.org

  • AWB

    Thursday,May 23 at Doors 7PM, Show 8PM

    AVERAGE WHITE BAND
    45TH ANNIVERSARY • PERFORMING THEIR “THE WHITE ALBUM” IN FULL
    WITH OTIS AND THE HURRICANES
    Warehouse
    Thursday, May 23rd

    203.259.1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
    70 Sanford Street | Fairfield CT 06824

    averagewhiteband.com

  • DATA SAVES LIVES: ‘BARK TO BE HEARD

    Middletown, CT Tuesday,May 21 at 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

    Bark to Be Heard hosts Data Saves Lives, an educational forum featuring experts who have secured funding for a small animal veterinary surveillance network (SAVSNET) based at the University of Minnesota, and they are seeking data partners to explore how data might be shared and governed in the USA using a SAVSNET model.

    The free talk is sponsored by Branford-based Bark to Be Heard, a 501-c4 non-profit working to create a statewide veterinary network in Connecticut that will be the first of its kind in the USA. Pet owners are also invited to show their support for this effort by attending Data Saves Lives on Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Location:
    The Inn at Middletown
    70 Main Street
    Middletown, CT
    www.barktobeheard.org
    203-430-0807

  • STRATFORD LIBRARY — Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement

    2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615 Tuesday,May 21 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

    Lifelong Learners: Tax Free Retirement
    Joseph Violetta and Vincent Farasciano from Banker’s Life return for another investment talk. This program is an extension of the March Lifelong Learners Wall Street 101 program. Presenters will discuss investment strategies for 2019 and beyond, including rescuing your IRA.

    Presented by Joseph Violetta, Unit Manager and Financial Advisor and Vincent Farasciano Unit Supervisor and Financial Advisor from Bankers Life.

    Free and open to the public. Lifelong Learners programs are co-sponsored by Stratford Senior Services and Stratford Library.

    For more information, call 203.385.4164 or visit: http://www.stratfordlibrary.org.

    LOCATION: Lovell Room at the Stratford Library, 2203 Main St. Stratford CT, 06615

  • UCONN MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM PLANT SALE

    Bethel, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The UCONN Master Gardener Program is hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center, 67 Stony Hill Road in Bethel, CT. (I-84, Exit 8).

    This event is an effort to ensure that Master Gardeners and the larger Connecticut gardening community continue to have valuable educational programs and community outreach events.

    The event includes tours of the demonstration garden and advice from experienced Master Gardeners.
    More information available at 203.207.8440.

    Location:
    UCONN Fairfield County Extension Center
    67 Stony Hill Road
    Bethel, CT
    203-287-8449

  • Walk to End Epilepsy

    Stamford, CT Saturday,May 18 at 9:00 a.m.

    COVE ISLAND PARK, STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT ON SUNDAY, MAY 18 AT 9:00 A.M.

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) is hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy (formerly known as Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk for Epilepsy) at Cove Island Park in Stamford, Connecticut. Registration for the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts at 10:00 a.m.
    Registration is available online at https://www.epilepsyct.com/walk/ or on-site at the event. Stamford Mayor David Martin will be there to kick off the walk and guest speakers include motivational speaker Beth Usher and Emma Borys, teen ambassador for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.

    Registration and additional information can be found at epilepsyct.com/walk or by calling 860-346-1924.

    Epilepsy Foundation Connecticut
    Walk to End Epilepsy
    epilepsyct.com/walk
    860-346-1924

  • Caroline Doctorow and band Performance

    The Bridgehampton Museum Archives Building 2539-A Montauk Hwy. at Ocean Road Bridgehampton, New York 11932 Saturday,May 18 at 7:30 PM

    Caroline Doctorow and band perform Summer Songs.

    Joe Haines & Katharine Chaffin open the performance.

    More information available at 631 537-1088

  • COLORBLENDS SPRING GARDEN

    Monday,Apr 1 to Sunday,May 12

    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1- May 12, 2019.

    Colorblends Spring Garden Open House: April 27th, 10am

    In spring, visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can  stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • National MS Society Walk

    Fairfield, CT Saturday,May 4 at 9:00 a.m.

    Walk MS helps fuel groundbreaking MS research and provide life-changing services to those affected by MS through creating a supportive community of friends, families and loved ones who fundraise and connect.
    REGISTER: To find a walk near you, to participate or to volunteer, visit walkMS.org, call 855-372-1331

    National MS Society Walk
    walkMS.org
    855-372-1331

    WHEN: Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 am
    WHERE: Jennings Beach, 880 S Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

  • Guilford Art Center- FRIDAY NIGHT ART POTTERY

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,May 3 at 6:30 - 9:30PM

    A fun introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools and engobes will be used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • Center for Family Justice- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

    Fairfield Train Station (Mill Plain Road Entrance) to the Fairfield Town Hall Green Saturday,Apr 27 at 8AM

    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is a walk to end violence against women and girls.

    More information available at walkamile.centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • SPRING GARDEN- OPEN HOUSE

    BRIDGEPORT, CT Saturday,Apr 27 at 10AM

    APRIL27TH, OPENS 10AM
    The Colorblends House & Spring Garden will be open April 1ST-May 12TH

    Visitors to the Colorblends House & Spring Garden can stroll through an evolving display of color as snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and other spring-flowering bulbs come into bloom.

    Colorblends House & Spring Garden 893 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604

    http://www.colorblendsspringgarden.com/

  • NORWALK RIVER CLEANUP AND FISHING

    Sunday,Apr 21

    Norwalk River Trash Cleanup And Fishing Trip
    Saturday, 9AM-NOON
    Merwin Meadows Park, Wilton

    Trout Unlimited members will work with fellow anglers, friends and families to make local trout streams healthier. You can celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by picking up trash and planting trees. Kids and families are welcome! The annual Norwalk River Trash Cleanup and Fishing Trip will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9-Noon at Merwin Meadows Park in Wilton. After, you’re free to go fishing in the freshly stocked waters! The chapter will bring coffee, doughnuts and trash bags. We suggest participants bring gloves, waders are optional.
    http://www.mianustu.org/

  • Palace Theater- Albert Rivera & The Curtis Brothers Performance

    100 East Main Street, Waterbury CT Friday,Apr 19 at 7pm

    Part of the Palace Theater’s Spring Jazz Series.

    Albert Rivera performs in the styles of contemporary and smooth Jazz.

    The Curtis Brothers include bassist Luques and pianist Zacc.

    More information available at www.palacetheaterct.org or at 203-346-2000

  • Yale Concert Band Spring Concert

    500 College Street New Haven, CT Friday,Apr 12 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring The Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky/arr. Terry Vosbein), Symphony No. 1 (Frank Ticheli).

    More information available at bands.yalecollege.yale.edu or at (203) 432-4111

  • Milford Arts Council- Open Mic

    40 Railroad Avenue Milford, CT Wednesday,Apr 10 at 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Open to anyone who wants to share their gifts and talents in the singing, dancing, acting, reciting the written word, or playing an instrument.

    More information available at milfordarts.org or at 203-878-6647

  • Guilford Art Center- Friday Night Art Pottery

    411 Church Street Guilford, CT Friday,Apr 5 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

    An introductory evening in the pottery studio. Create a unique piece of pottery using simple techniques working with clay. Various tools are used to add texture and color.

    More information available at guilfordartcenter.org or at 203-453-5947

  • ALL THINGS BAKELITE: THE AGE OF PLASTIC

    Thursday,Apr 4 at 8PM SHOW

    Premieres Thursday, April 4 at 8 pm
    On Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s Spirit Channel

    The film is by CT Filmmakers: John Maher & Hugh Karraker

    In 1907, Belgian-born American chemist Leo Baekeland made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century—the first wholly synthetic plastic, which he called Bakelite. One of the greatest stories of science never told comes alive using re-enactments; rare archival footage and personal diaries; interviews with scientists, historians, and artists.

    Encores: Friday, April 5 at 5 pm; Sunday, April 7 at noon

    To find the channel location on your cable carrier: https://cptv.org/cable-channels/
    www.allthingsbakelite.com

  • SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE SOUND

    Thursday,Apr 4

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4: Sea Level Rise in Long Island Sound Communities
    7 – 8 p.m.

    Experts will discuss the ramifications of sea level rise and answer your questions on coastal erosion, property value decline, loss of coastal habitats, and potential loss of life due to flooding. Moderated byCFE/Save the Sound President, Curt Johnson

    PANEL:
    David Sutherland – Dir. of Govt. Relations, The Nature Conservancy
    Rebecca French – Director of Resilience, CT Department of Housing
    James O’Donnell – CT Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation

    Seating is limited, RSVP required: https://secure.everyaction.com/_-jp9hU_c0Oy8YqCt63UiA2
    Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
    www.ctenvironment.org
    www.savethesound.org

  • Suffolk County Historical Society- Silent Film Program

    300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY Thursday,Apr 4 at 6PM

    The program features a lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. The event begins with a lecture on the early history of silent film, followed by the live experience of two original silent films with musical accompaniment scored and performed live by composer J. K. Hodge.

    More information available at suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org or at (631) 727-2881

  • Cinema Arts Centre- Open Mic Night

    423 Park Avenue Huntington NY Wednesday,Apr 3 at 7-9PM

    Acts can include but are not limited to:

    ∙ Song
    ∙ Dance
    ∙ Music performance
    ∙ Poetry
    ∙ Spoken word
    ∙ Comedy
    ∙ Talent
    ∙ Performance
    ∙ and more.

    More information available at cinemaartscentre.org or at 631-423-7611

  • Center for Family Justice- Rockin’ Around the Decades Event

    337 Kenyon Street Stratford, CT Saturday,Mar 30 at 7PM — 11PM

    This event marks Band Together’s 100th and final performance.

    More information available at centerforfamilyjustice.org or at 203-334-6154

  • Fairfield Public Library – Mini-Golf event

    1080 Post Road Fairfield CT Sunday,Mar 24 at 10am – 3pm

    Mini-Golf at the Fairfield Public Library is a family-friendly event.
    The event is going to be held on Sunday, March 24th from 10am-3pm at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Post Road Fairfield CT.

    More information available at fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or at 203-256-3155

  • Acoustic Music Revue

    45 Broad St Seymour, CT Saturday,Mar 23 at 7-9pm

    The Acoustic Music Revue features: Matt Miklus & Friends featuring Jackie Meeker, Richard Neal, and Morgan Morse.

    Matt Miklus performs in the styles of folk, bluegrass, blues and more.

    More information available at 203-888-6729

  • Southampton Arts Center- The Chalk Art of Letting Go

    25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY Saturday,Mar 23 at 3-4:30 PM

    North Fork artist , Kara Hoblin leads the chalk creation program. Make your own chalk creation inspired by something you would like to let go of. Attendees work off their own small chalkboards that will be therapeutically erased at the end of the session.

    More information available at www.southamptonartscenter.org

  • The State House- Love Stinks

    New Haven, CT Thursday,Feb 20 at 8:00pm

    LOVE STINKS Valentines Day Dance Party!! … with all your favorite 80s/90s Alternative, New Wave, Post Punk music—
    Doors open at 7pm, Party at 8pm
    310 State St just Southwest of the corner of State and Chapel towards Union Station.
    https://statehousepresents.com