National Geographic Adventurer of the Year at Ferguson Library's Harry Bennett Branch
Bring your lunch and get ready to travel! On Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m., Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will speak at a Brown Bag Lunch at the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library.
Jul 2, 2015 - 9:20:03 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Celebrates its 18th Annual Food & Wine Celebration on Saturday, June 6 Honoring Arthur and Betsey Selkowitz
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center celebrated its 18th Annual Food and Wine Celebration on Saturday, June 6 with more than 350 guests in attendance showing their support of this educational and cultural treasure and all of the natural wonders it provides for the community and surrounding areas. Guests enjoyed a night of fine wine and beer tastings, delicious bites from the area’s top caterers and restaurants, a silent auction filled with great items and experiences, and live jazz from Stamford High School jazz band members.
Jul 1, 2015 - 3:03:20 AM

Master songwriter Steve Earle and The Dukes with their new blues album perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 16
Steve Earle has been described as having mastered and making the most of his voice – a voice weathered by hard touring over the decades. It should come as no surprise that nearly 30 years into his distinguished recording career, Steve Earle has made a blues record. With the new album Terraplane, the Americana songwriter supreme and his longtime band (Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore) have delivered a compact, 37-minute bluesy growler that drags us through the dirt and enlightens us at the same time. “He sounds raw, ragged and real, backed by a band whose time on the road hasn’t worn away a looseness that seems to suit these new tunes,” Rolling Stone writer Andrew Leahey writes of Steve Earle and The Dukes sixteenth studio album, “Terraplane” (released February 2015).
Jun 30, 2015 - 5:44:38 AM

A Lecture at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Explores the Restoration of a Newport House with Enticing History
On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT, Ronald Lee Fleming will give a talk entitled, Bellevue, Newport: the Restoration of the 1910 Ogden Codman Jr. House and Gardens.
Jun 30, 2015 - 5:33:52 AM

Curtain Call's free Shakespeare on the Green returns for 12th summer
Falstaff, one of Shakespeare’s most enduring comic characters, is at the heart of one of the Bard’s greatest comedies - The Merry Wives of Windsor - which will play for two weekends at Curtain Call in Stamford, beginning Thursday, July 9. Bringing live performances of Shakespeare's plays to the community has become an annual part of Curtain Call's production portfolio since its presentation of Twelfth Night in July, 2004.
Jun 26, 2015 - 1:25:08 PM

2015 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Set For September 11-13
The 38th annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival will be held September 11-13, 2015 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The Oyster Festival is a weekend chock full of activities and entertainment of all kinds for the whole family. For the fifth consecutive year, First County Bank will be presenting sponsor.
Jun 23, 2015 - 9:27:27 AM

Norwalk Summer Concert Series kick off June 24
The 2015 First County Bank Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach kicks off at 6 pm on Wednesday, June 24, commencing with a Classic Car Show Beach Cruise organized by The Coachmen, and continues every Wednesday through September 2. This will be the seventh consecutive year First County Bank sponsors the concert series, which typically attracts 1000 to 1500 people. The sponsorship ensures all 11 concerts are free and open to the public.
Jun 19, 2015 - 12:49:21 AM

First County Bank Presenting Sponsor of 2015 Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival
First County Bank announces its sponsorship of the annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival being held Friday, Sept. 11th through Sunday, Sept. 13th, at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. The Bank has been an ongoing supporter of the festival since 2007, and is once again the event’s presenting sponsor.
Jun 16, 2015 - 12:57:49 PM

Get In the Mood for the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 11
A legend lives on! The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a return engagement on Saturday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m. after last summer’s sold-out show. With its unique jazz sound, the 18-member Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Under the baton of Music Director/vocalist Nick Hilscher, the consummate entertainers will play and sing selections from the vast Glenn Miller Orchestra library. Of course, all of the biggest hits are included in this program. The 18-member ensemble will play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band (AAFB) libraries, with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound, sprinkled in.
Jun 12, 2015 - 3:47:42 PM

Stamford mayor announces details of 2015 fireworks show
Stamford Mayor David Martin, joined by City officials, announced the details of the 2015 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Thursday, July 2nd and have a rain date of Friday, July 3rd. Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
Jun 12, 2015 - 1:45:54 PM

Auditions scheduled for Mary Poppins in Stamford
Curtain Call, Inc. is pleased to announce auditions for its big fall musical production:Mary Poppins. The stage version of this Disney classic will play in The Kweskin Theatre for six weekends beginning September 11. More
Jun 9, 2015 - 8:06:28 AM

Shakespeare Stage Raised Saturday at Sterling Farms
It may take a village to raise a child, but it also takes a community to raise a stage!
Jun 8, 2015 - 5:40:20 PM

Songwriting Hall of Famer JD Souther performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, June 20
JD Souther co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles, including "Best of My Love", "Victim of Love", "Heartache Tonight", and "New Kid in Town". Linda Ronstadt also recorded ten of his songs, including "Faithless Love", "Simple Man, Simple Dream", and "Prisoner in Disguise". He’s considered an architect of Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting. If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Nashville, you know him for his role as Watty White. This American Songwriting Treasure will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/ Songwriter Series and xfinity Rock Series.
Jun 4, 2015 - 8:34:38 PM

20th Shakespeare season opens in Rowayton June 11
Katie Wieland says “curiosity and empathy” are the qualities that imbue an actress with theatrical virtuosity.
Jun 2, 2015 - 8:35:30 AM

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 3
Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn’t done. From leading the famous Joe Cocker's “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour, to performing with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh, to his best-selling 2010 collaboration with Elton John, this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has given us 50 years of rich musical legacy. Leon’s songwriting credits include “Tight Rope”, “Delta Lady”, “Hummingbird”, “Lady Blue”, “Back To The Island”, “This Masquerade” and “A Song For You”, which is Russell’s best known song and one of the greatest love songs ever written. Russell has shared studios and stages with members of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and others. Leon Russell is returning to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. Special guest is Jamie McLean Band, who bring a raw energy to their music, which is described by ontapblog as “… rock laced with a blues undertone and with an unexpectedly strong country flavor.” Steak House Cellar Door (439 Main Street, Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of wine with dinner the night of this event when tickets are presented. An VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series with media sponsor i95fm The Home of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
May 28, 2015 - 7:03:30 AM

Wine and Beautiful butterflies in a June 4 fundraiser to benefit The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Flitter among exotic tropical butterflies while savoring and favoring fine wines during a fun evening fund-raiser on Thurs., June 4 to benefit The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
May 22, 2015 - 5:14:01 AM

Alive@Five in Stamford Downtown Announces 2015 Lineup
One of the region’s hottest concert series, Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino kicks off Thursday, July 9 in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
May 21, 2015 - 5:51:57 AM

Curtain Call's Dancing Stars event breaks records
Amidst noise-makes, placards and banners akin to an old-fashioned political convention, a crowd of nearly 900 jumped to its feet in appreciation of 11 community leaders stepping out of their comfort zones at Curtain Call’s Dancing With The Stars on Saturday, May 16.
May 17, 2015 - 8:42:08 AM

Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival Announces 2015 Entertainment Headliners
The Norwalk Seaport Association announced tonight the three national acts that will take the stage during the 2015 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival. They include:
May 16, 2015 - 8:44:17 PM

Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars to return for 8th year
Which Star Dancer's "arresting" performance will wow the judges? Which dancer will "cater" to the judges' tastes? And who's most likely to "insure" a win with the fanciest of footwork? We'll find out on Saturday night, May 16, when 11 local celebrities, (paired with dance professionals), will be performing in CURTAIN CALL’S 8th ANNUAL DANCING WITH THE STARS at The Palace Theatre in Stamford.
May 14, 2015 - 5:06:49 AM

"It's All Fun and Games" Improv at The Bijou
The Bijou Theatre and It's All Fun and Games presents Improv Comedy Night @ The Bijou. The troupe is ready to get you laughing your way into spring on May 29th at 8pm. Tickets are $20 for theatre seats and $25 for table seating. Special theatre seat pricing for students at $10.
May 8, 2015 - 5:21:24 AM

Fairfield Museum announces winners of IMAGES 2015 Photography Exhibition
Fairfield Museum and History Center is proud to announce the winners of IMAGES 2015, the seventh annual Juried Photography Show, opening May 14 along with Howard Schatz: 25 Years of Photographs, a solo exhibition of work by world-renowned photographer Howard Schatz.
May 8, 2015 - 5:02:48 AM

Father and daughter play Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto at Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s Season Finale
Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) Gala concert on May 17 will be a very special performance for one father and daughter. Adam Adelkopf, a Westport resident, who was a member of the orchestra during his youth, has been invited by Christian Capocaccia to perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the flagship orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic. He cannot be prouder of being invited to perform with the orchestra that had such an important influence on who he is today, and which gave him the foundation for a lifelong passion for music. What makes this performance so special for Adam is that he will be performing at the anniversary gala performance with his daughter, Robyn, concert mistress for the Young Artists Philharmonic.
May 5, 2015 - 5:53:49 AM

The Goonies, Showing at the Warner This June!
THE GOONIES will be shown on the Warner Theatre’s 50’ screen Friday, June 5th at 7 pm.
May 5, 2015 - 12:53:41 AM

Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts, College of the Environment, and Green Street Teaching and Learning Center present Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter
Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts, College of the Environment, and Green Street Teaching and Learning Center; the City of Middletown, Jonah Center for Earth and Art, and many other community partners (see full list below); will present Feet to the Fire: Riverfront Encounter on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from Noon to 5pm at Harbor Park, located on Harbor Drive in Middletown, Connecticut. The festival will feature live music, visual art installations, a kids' activity zone, environmental education exhibits, plein air painters, a farmer's market, and a craft fair; all designed to bring the public closer to the rich culture, history, and science of the Connecticut River.
May 1, 2015 - 5:23:24 AM

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