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Jul
12
Wed
Eco Visions @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Tickets
Jul 12 – Oct 5 all-day
Eco Visions @ Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum |  |  |

Twenty new paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider will be featured in an exhibition entitled, Eco Visions. The exhibition will be curated by Gail Ingis.

Ms. Dilenschneider’s works have been successfully featured for the last four years at the prestigious Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier in the historic Le Marais district in Paris. Ms. Dilenschneider is the only living American artist to have her work on display at the Grand Palais in Paris. In the past year, her exhibitions have been featured at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Sill House Gallery and at the Bellarmine Museum in Fairfield, Conn, where she broke attendance records. Each of these exhibitions were solo shows.

Jul
19
Wed
Salsa Series: Beginner 1 (6 weeks) @ Latin Moves Dance Studio Tickets
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:25 pm
Salsa Series: Beginner 1 (6 weeks) @ Latin Moves Dance Studio |  |  |

Looking for dance classes that will motivate you to bring out your Dance Rock Star?! With consistent and dedicated instruction, these 6-week classes (July 19-Aug 23; 7:30-8:25PM) will help the Beginner Salsa student A D V A N C E to a higher dance level! $95 in advance; $105 regular. Register by calling 203-967-3105 or emailing info@latinmovesdance.com

a) dedicated class size with progressive syllabus
b) successful completion promotes students to Beginner II level
c) If you bring a friend (who is new to the studio) and they purchase a 10-class card, YOU receive $20 off of your 10-class card purchase.

Aug
1
Tue
Auditions for WILTON SINGERS @ WEPCO Tickets
Aug 1 – Sep 1 all-day
Auditions for WILTON SINGERS @ WEPCO |  |  |

The Wilton Singers – Auditions for tenors and basses are being scheduled for the 2017-2018 season. Interested candidates should contact Alison Conroy by email at wiltonsingers@gmail.com. Auditions, which will take place in August, include some vocalizing and sight-singing, and singers should prepare a short piece to sing which can be a cappella or accompanied.

The Wilton Singers, under the direction of Kevin Cotellese, is an acclaimed regional, auditioned chorus that attracts adult singers of all musical backgrounds. As a member-driven organization, our mission is to perform a wide variety of musical styles, from classic to contemporary, for the personal and cultural enrichment of our members and the public. Rehearsals are held in Wilton on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from September through mid-May. Current members hail from over one dozen Fairfield County communities. More information about the group is available on our website at www.wiltonsingers.org.

Aug
4
Fri
Call for Entries: The Story of Art @ Pequot Library Tickets
Aug 4 – Sep 15 all-day
Call for Entries: The Story of Art @ Pequot Library |  |  |

Calling all artists! Submit your work to Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show, “The Story of Art.” Online submissions must be received by midnight on September 15, 2017 in order to be considered for entrance in this juried exhibition.
The Jurors are Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, a private art dealer and advisor, and the Director of ARC Fine Art in Fairfield and Helen Klisser During, an Art Advisor, Curator, Photojournalist, and Artistic Director Emeritus at Westport Arts Center.
The jurors are looking for a variety of artistic mediums, focusing closely on the expression, either traditional or abstract, of the story presented to viewers.
Submit your art directly to https://pequotlibrary.artcall.org/
All entries must be for sale, no exceptions. Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.
The entry fee is $25 per piece for up to five entries, and is non-refundable. The entry fee for young artists (age 22 and under) is $15 per piece. Entry fee includes one ticket to the Artists and Collectors Party on October 22, 2017.
Pequot Library will notify all artists of the status of their submission by October 1, 2017. Only artwork selected for the exhibition should be dropped off to Pequot Library on October 7, 2017 and must be picked up Sunday, October 22, 2017.
Accepted artworks will be on view from October 14 – 22, 2017 in Pequot Library’s historic auditorium, which provides an outstanding backdrop for the show.
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Aug
17
Thu
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Greater Ridgefield Informational Session @ Ridgefield Library Tickets
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Young Entrepreneurs Academy Greater Ridgefield Informational Session @ Ridgefield Library |  |  |

For Kids Who Mean Business!

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an exciting, fun projects-based after school program that empowers students ages 11 to 18 to start and run a REAL business or social movement.

Unlike a typical class, in the Academy students will learn the foundations of business as they launch their own company and master key skills from local entrepreneurs and dynamic trips to local businesses.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy empowers students to graduate the program with a REAL, PROFITABLE business or effective social movement that can continue after graduation.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, join us for our information session on Thursday August 17th at 6pm at the Ridgefield Library.

No business experience is required; only a drive to succeed!

Questions: Please contact the Program Manager, Bobbi Jo Beers, at 203.733.7406 or via email bobbijobeers@comcast.net

Aug
18
Fri
Forever Grateful Music Festival @ Ives Concert Park Tickets
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 10:30 pm
Forever Grateful Music Festival @ Ives Concert Park |  |  |

The music never stops! Continuous jams from 2 stages celebrating Grateful Dead, Phish, Allmans, Marley, JGB plus local talents playing funk, bluegrass, jams, reggae and rock. Forever Grateful kicks off Friday night 8/18 6p-10:30p and runs all day Saturday 8/19 1p-10:30pm. Food, vendors. Event is general admission – bring chairs/blankets. No coolers, outside food or beverage permitted. Event is rain or shine. No refunds.

Shabbat in the Park @ Merwin Meadows Tickets
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm
Shabbat in the Park @ Merwin Meadows |  |  |

The entire community is invited to join Temple B’nai Chaim members and families for a celebration of “Shabbat in the Park,” in Merwin Meadows, this Friday, August 18, at 6:30 pm. Bring a picnic dinner to eat under the pavilion after services. Bring a friend or two as well, to celebrate Shabbat outdoors!

Paula Boggs Band : Free Concert @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Tickets
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Paula Boggs Band : Free Concert @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts |  |  |

FREE | OUTDOORS | PAULA BOGGS BAND

Army Airborne Veteran Boggs and the 6-piece Paula Boggs Band traverse jazz, world, rock and Americana. They released debut album “A Buddha State of Mind” in 2010 and album “Carnival of Miracles,” produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in March 2015. Their sound is “Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass” and the band has performed 60+ shows nationally and in Canada since releasing “Carnival of Miracles.” The band released an “unplugged” EP of consciousness songs, “Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope,” in January and it’s 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions, on September 15.

“Boggs is like the Dylan, the Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Joan Baez of this era.”
Phil King, AudioFuzz.com (2017).

Guest M.C.: Bruce Swan, Programmer & Host of “Music My Mother Would Not Like”
WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport, CT | WPKN.org

Note: Lawn & Concession open to the public one hour before show-time. Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check. Picnics are welcome. The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area. Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check back here or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4.30PM on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!

Aug
19
Sat
Peterson Brothers Band : Free Concert @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts Tickets
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Peterson Brothers Band : Free Concert @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts |  |  |

FREE | OUTDOORS | THE PETERSON BROTHERS

The Peterson Brothers possess a modern blend of blues, soul and funk. Glenn Jr., 20 on guitar and lead vocals, and his brother Alex, 18, on bass and background vocals, have been playing together since they were young kids. Rising stars in Austin, Texas, the Peterson Brothers have been referred to as, “The future of Austin music” by Mark Murray of Sun Radio in Austin, and “Some of the most talented musicians I have seen come out of Austin” by Jamfeed.

The Peterson Brothers hold a standing room only weekly residency at Austin’s famed music hall, The Continental Club. In addition to having played with and opened for the likes of Gary Clark Jr., the late B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys and Willie Nelson, they have appeared at festivals throughout the United States, including the Chicago Blues Festival, Minnesota State Fair, Riverbend Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, Ogden Roots and Blues, and many more.

“You can’t help but smile when you watch them play” -Texas Lifestyle Magazine.

“Their set was bristling with fun and infectious energy” -Austin360.com.

“The Peterson Brothers Band just rolled into Houston and killed it with blues, funk and some good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll….” -Hanks Americana Radio.

“The Peterson Brothers delivered an amazing blues and R&B set that was part Isaac Hayes, part Stevie Ray Vaughn and part Stanley Clarke.” -Twangville.com.

“The only thing missing from the Peterson Brothers Band is the word “amazing” at the front of the name.” -San Antonio Express-News.

Note: Lawn & Concession open to the public one hour before show-time. Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check. Picnics are welcome. The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area. Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check back here or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4.30PM on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!

Aug
20
Sun
Honeybee Open Hive @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center Tickets
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Honeybee Open Hive @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center |  |  |

Sunday, August 20, 11 am – 2 pm
On National Honeybee Day, we champion our smallest, most industrious farm residents. Discover the buzz during hive demos (weather permitting) and a honey bee scavenger hunt at our Sunday Farm Market. You’ll plant native wildflower seeds to take home and meet some other 6- legged creatures. We’ll also have a tasting of a variety of honeys, including SM&NC honey, a honey that tastes like marshmallows, and the “champagne” of honeys. Members: Free | Non-Members: Included with gate admission. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.
* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.