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  • 1ST FLIGHTS MATINEE AT SPACE

    Monday,May 27 at 4:45PM

    New Haven Center For Performing Arts presents:
    First Flights Memorial Day Matinee
    Erick Northrop, Rock Republic, Natural Law
    Mon · May 27, 2019
    Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:45 pm

    Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

    https://www.spaceballroom.com

  • CHIRP- james maddock

    Tuesday,May 28 at 7PM

    Free & kid friendly
    A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock.

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

    chirpct.org

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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-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

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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- 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- 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

  • 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