Saturday, Jan 20
Nightlife and Entertainment
Hear your favorite ABBA songs when ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 2nd
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ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA will have you dancing in your seats and singing along to the Swedish band’s greatest hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “SOS,” and “Fernando” along with songs from the smash-hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! when they perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, February 2nd at 8pm. Part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity and the World Music Series, ARRIVAL is the only touring band sanctioned by ABBA and includes some of the original backing musicians who performed with the band. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield) for an early dinner and received 10% off when you show your ticket!
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Jan 5, 2018 - 1:58:33 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Under-the-Sea Musical “Nugget and Fang” as Part of Its Family Festivities Series
Westport Country Playhouse will present the under-the-sea musical “Nugget and Fang,” based on the popular book by Tammi Sauer, as part of its Family Festivities Series on Sunday, January 21, at 1 and 4 p.m. Produced by ArtsPower, the one-hour production is appropriate for grades Pre-K through 3. Tickets are $20.
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Jan 4, 2018 - 2:18:55 PM

Mark Twain farce to play in Stamford
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Curtain Call is bringing a fabulous farce, with a cross-dressing plot written by Mark Twain, to the Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, with its staging of Is He Dead, playing January 11 through 28.
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Dec 21, 2017 - 5:43:43 AM

Ana Márquez-Greene remembered at her father’s ‘Love Wins’ scholarship concert at WCSU
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The “Love Wins! Benefit Concert,” a Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at WCSU, will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.
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Dec 4, 2017 - 5:10:37 AM

Free admission to the Maritime Aquarium for Norwalk residents on December 2
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Norwalk residents can get close to seals, sharks and sea turtles for free on Sat., Dec. 2 in a special admission offer from their grateful hometown jewel, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 10:01:42 AM

Holiday Open House & Exhibition Opening at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Enjoy some holiday cheer as you help the Norwalk Historical Society celebrate the holiday season! Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Saturday, December 2, 2017 between 12:00pm – 4:00pm for Holiday shopping and discounts in the Gift Shop and to view the new exhibition: “Margaret Hoyt Smith: Norwalk’s First Female Architect”. Spread holiday kindness to those in need by donating cleaning supplies and toiletries to benefit Homes for the Brave. Please visit norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested items. Homes for the Brave provides housing and services necessary to help individuals, especially veterans, return to a productive and meaningful life. Museum admission is free. The Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.
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Nov 27, 2017 - 5:50:48 AM

Seasons Readings by JIB productions at Pequot Library
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Kick off the holidays on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. with JIB Productions, the creators of the hit theater series Play with Your Food, for Seasons Readings, a production they call "a delightful afternoon performance of irreverent and irresistible short plays and stories that shine a holiday light on human nature at its best . . . and at its worst . . . but guaranteed to put everyone in a festive frame of mind!" This performance is for ages 18 and up. Enjoy delicious eggnog and cookies while getting into the holiday spirit. Tickets: $30 in advance at pequotlibrary.org, $40 at the door. JIB Productions, Inc., is a not-for-profit producer of performing and visual arts projects, providing professional programming to communities in and around Fairfield County, CT.
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Nov 21, 2017 - 3:10:17 AM

Osborne Homestead Museum's "A Holiday at the Opera" and Holiday Farm Market
Are you ready to hear some bel canto? Do you have your libretto? Well put your opera capes on! It’s time to enjoy “A Holiday at the Opera” at the Osborne Homestead Museum! Celebrate the holidays at the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut and learn about some of the world’s famous operas. The holiday tours will run from November 24 through December 17, 2017. Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM. On Fridays, December 1, 8, and 15, 4 PM to 7 PM, the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to display the shimmering glow of the decorations.
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Nov 20, 2017 - 4:08:18 AM

Sister Act to play in Stamford for the first time in November
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Forty years ago, while “Saturday Night Fever” was burning up movie screens across America, disco was at its height. Soon, area audiences will be able to turn the clock back to 1977 as Sister Act opens in Curtain Call’s Kweskin Theatre, Stamford, November 17.
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Nov 14, 2017 - 5:10:32 AM

"Name the Baby Sea Turtle Contest" at The Maritime Aquarium
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Help to decide the name of a baby sea turtle – and support ocean conservation at the same time – by voting in the “Name the Baby Sea Turtle” contest of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Nov 14, 2017 - 5:00:29 AM

Opening Reception for Three Exhibitions at Norwalk’s Fodor Farm
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The Norwalk Historical Commission and the Norwalk Historical Society will be unveiling three exhibitions: “The History of Fodor Farm”, “Saving Fodor Farm” and “Fodor Farm through the Lens of Dan Lenore” on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Fodor Farm located at 328 Flax Hill Road in Norwalk, CT. Parking is on site. A reception, open to the general public, will celebrate the new exhibitions curated by guest curator Elizabeth Pratt Fox. This will also be an exciting opportunity for the public to view the interior of the newly restored Fodor Farm homestead and barn. You can RSVP at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.
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Nov 13, 2017 - 11:57:07 PM

Dance and Choral Performances, Santa Claus, Magnificent Displays and much more to Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
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On Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12-4 p.m. at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will collaborate with Melissa Truelove owner of The Dance Pointe, in Greenwich, CT, Matthew Surapine Studio in Norwalk CT, and North Pole’s Santa Claus to create a special holiday event for people of all ages and several hours of joyous entertainment.
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Nov 10, 2017 - 3:17:26 AM

Get in the holiday spirit while supporting the arts with The Ridgefield Playhouse Gala starring The Brian Setzer Orchestra on November 19
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Looking for the perfect event to put you in the holiday spirit? Look no further than The Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala with The Brian Setzer Orchestra on Sunday, November 19 – a great way to support the arts while having a fun night out! For Gala ticket holders, the festivities kick off at 6pm with an open bar, dinner and dessert by the area’s top restaurants, vodka, wine and beer tastings and one of a kind silent and live auction items - including signed memorabilia by Brian Setzer, The Rolling Stones and more!
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Nov 10, 2017 - 3:13:52 AM

The Westport Farmers’ Market and Fleishers Craft Butchery Present the Film, Unbroken Ground: Revolutions Start from the Bottom
The Westport Farmers’ Market and Fleishers Craft Butchery have joined to sponsor the film, Unbroken Ground: Revolutions Start from the Bottom, at the Fairfield Theater Company, Monday evening, November 6th.
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Oct 26, 2017 - 6:58:24 PM

Stamford Museum Holiday Exhibition, Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys Opens November 17
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The ingenious inventions of sculptor – and SM&NC favorite – Steve Gerberich will return to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for a totally re-imagined Winter Exhibition. Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys.”
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Oct 20, 2017 - 7:20:40 AM

Rock Legend Mary Wilson performs a night of The Supremes hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 20
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It’s a night with Rock Royalty when Motown Legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 20 at 8pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the founding members and the only singer to stay in the group for its entire run! Motown’s prime girl group in the ’60s had no problem reaching first place on the Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes did it 12 times, beginning with their breakthrough single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” in 1964. Fans can hear Mary Wilson perform their greatest hits including “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Love” and many more! In addition to being a singer, Mary Wilson is also a motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, humanitarian and best-selling author. Wilson’s most recent book, Eat Like a Rock Star, is a collaboration with Mark Bego. Together they gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit The Village Tavern (378 Main Street, Ridgefield) and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket!
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Oct 13, 2017 - 9:48:33 AM

Classic Western to play on stage in Stamford
One of the greatest tales from the American West – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - will play on stage for the first time in Stamford beginning Thursday, October 26.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set in the Wild West, 1890. This is the story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun, and of one man versus Liberty Valance.
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Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55:30 AM

Stamford Symphony to Open the 2017-2018 Season with Gala Weekend Honoring Barbara Smith-Soroca
At the Stamford Symphony’s opening concert on October 14, 2017, the Orchestra and Stamford community will pay tribute to CEO and President Barbara Smith-Soroca, who has announced her retirement from the leadership position she has held for 39 years. Ms. Soroca came to the organization in 1979, when Skitch Henderson was music director, the orchestra was comprised of passionate, accomplished amateur musicians, and performances were held at West Hill High School. Under Ms. Soroca’s steadfast leadership the Orchestra has grown to be the pre-eminent music ensemble in the region, employing top professional musicians from the New York City metro area, boasting robust music education and community engagement programs, and performing at the Palace Theatre’s beautifully restored venue. The organization has announced that Russell Jones, who has specialized in orchestra administration throughout his career both in the United States and Great Britain, has been selected as Ms. Soroca’s successor. The two administrators will overlap until Ms. Soroca’s departure in January, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.
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Oct 9, 2017 - 8:27:25 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Receives Prestigious National Award in Austin, Texas
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On September 8, 2017, The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum’s Executive Director Susan Gilgore, traveled to Austin, Texas to receive, on behalf of the Museum, a prestigious Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History.
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Oct 5, 2017 - 6:28:27 AM

Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell November 16
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Connecticut Forum are pleased to announce an appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” go on sale to the general public Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
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Oct 4, 2017 - 6:24:32 AM

Gateway Classical Music Society and its Gateway Bridgeport Initiative bring opera back to Fairfield County, The Klein Memorial Auditorium and the Bridgeport Region
A benefit event in support of the Gateway Bridgeport Initiative will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at an historic private home in Black Rock, CT. The event, hosted by Bridgeport residents Ashley and Steven Sikora, will feature a concert of famous opera arias, duets and virtuoso violin works by outstanding Gateway artists and will include hors d’oeuvres and wine. More
Oct 2, 2017 - 5:38:28 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2018 Season
Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are “big for the soul,” according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos. The Connecticut professional theater’s lineup includes two comedies, one modern and one classic; a drama; a musical; and a world premiere, running from May 29 through November 17. 2018 season tickets are now on sale.
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Sep 28, 2017 - 5:05:30 AM

Treetops CMS Opening Night Concert Features Vibrant Daedalus Quartet
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The premier chamber music organization in Fairfield County, Treetops Chamber Music Society, launches its 12th season with four outstanding concerts at New Canaan’s Carriage Barn Arts Center, former home of the Waveny Chamber Music Society. The 2017-2018 concert season features a stellar roster, blockbuster favorite programs and lower ticket prices. Concerts remain on Sundays at 4 pm.
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Sep 25, 2017 - 7:17:22 AM

Tony award-winning musical now playing at Curtain Call
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The bases are loaded with the potential for musical theatre magic as DAMN YANKEES play at The Kweskin Theatre for five weeks beginning September 15.
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Sep 21, 2017 - 3:57:43 PM

Norwalk residents receive free Aquarium admission on Sat., Sept. 16
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Norwalk residents can get close to seals, sharks and sea turtles for free on Sat., Sept. 16 in a special admission offer from their grateful hometown jewel, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Sep 12, 2017 - 2:22:45 PM

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ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Hear your favorite ABBA songs when ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 2nd
Westport Country Playhouse Presents Under-the-Sea Musical “Nugget and Fang” as Part of Its Family Festivities Series
Mark Twain farce to play in Stamford
Ana Márquez-Greene remembered at her father’s ‘Love Wins’ scholarship concert at WCSU
Free admission to the Maritime Aquarium for Norwalk residents on December 2

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