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The Ridgefield Playhouse “Sha Na Na” April 25 www.ridgefieldplayhouse.mcjr.net

APRIL www.artswesternct.org

Now Thru 4/6

Now Thru 4/7

Now Thru 4/27

Molten Java Upstairs Gallery Exhibit; FREE

WCSU Midtown Campus Exhibit; FREE

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibit; FREE

Ambivalence Series

MFA Thesis Exhibition at WCSU

Now Thru 4/12

Spectrum/Sustainable Art Show

Carriage Barn Arts Center Exhibit; FREE

RE-Imagined Exhibition

Now Thru 6/6

Gallery @287 featuring Michael Patterson & Bryn Gillette

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Exhibit; FREE


4/1

Sculptor Lee Tribe to speak at WCSU

WCSU Midtown Campus Art; FREE

4/1

Jazz at WCSU, Tuesdays at Noon

WCSU Midtown Campus Music; FREE

4/1

Linking the Encore Entrepreneur with Community Resources and Expertise Union Savings Bank Business & Arts Management; Free

4/2

Johnny Clegg - A great evening celebrating South Africa! The Ridgefield Playhouse Art; $

4/2

Piano Recital at WCSU

WCSU Midtown Campus Music; Donation

4/3

Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy The Ridgefield Playhouse Performance; $

4/3

My Heart in a Suitcase

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $ “CityCenter Danbury” Memorial Day 5K May 26 www.citycenterdanbury.com

4/4

Ted Vigil

The Ridgefield Playhouse Music; $

The Saxtet

Richter Arts Center, Danbury Music; Donation

4/6

We’re Goin’ on a Bear Hunt Live

The Ridgfield Playhouse Family; $

4/7-6/5

From Trash to Treasure, Eco Art by Dayna Wenzel

Molten Java Upstairs Gallery Exhibit; FREE

4/9-5/30

Registration for Late Spring Art Classes ESCAPE to the Arts Classes; $

4/9

James Van Praagh The Original Ghost Whisperer

The Ridgefield Playhouse Literature; $

4/10

Opening act, WIG, and a cappella group Martini Glass,at WCSU WCSU- Alumni Hall Performance; Donation

4/10

WCSU Symphony performance at WCSU

WCSU Midtown Campus Music; Donation

4/10

Origami Workshop

Dwight “Doc” Gooden “Get Real” Series for Families & Teens

Byrd’s Books Workshop; FREE

The Ridgeifeld Playhouse Discussion; $

4/5

4/11

4/5

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra - Imaginary Worlds Ridgefield High School Music; $

4/5

Fernando Rocha Comedy Night The Palace Theatre Danbury Theatre; $

4/6

Puccini’s La Boheme

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

4/6

RE-Imagined Exhibition: Walk-and-Talk: Sunday, April 6 at 3pm Ridgefield Theater Barn “The Clean House” www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org

4/6

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibit; FREE

WCSU 10 minute plays

WCSU Midtown Campus Theatre; FREE

4/12

Opening Reception From Trash to Treasure Eco Art by Dayna Wenzel

Molten Java Upstairs Gallery Exhibit; FREE

4/12

Ride a Vintage Train to Visit the Easter Bunny Danbury Railway Museum Family; $

4/12

10-Minute Play and Webisode Festival at WCSU WCSU Midtown Campus Theatre; FREE


4/17

4/26

WCSU Midtown Campus Art; FREE

Music; $

Painter Salina Trieff to speak at WCSU

4/19-6/7

State of Wonder

4/21-6/9

4/27

4/22-6/10

4/23-6/11

Richter Arts Center Music; Donation

ESCAPE to the Arts Classes; $

4/27

4/23

The Ridgefield Playhouse Music; $

Northern Italian Cooking Class with Tom Devine

TheatreWorks New Milford Theatre; $

“Backstage Pass to Broadway” with Susan L. Schulman Saturday April 12 at 2:00p.m. Byrd’s Books, Bethel Art; FREE

4/12

BLUE GRASS MUSIC with Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass

WCSU Midtown Campus Music; Donation

4/13

Nostalgic Jazz

Richter Arts Center Music; Donation

4/14

WCSU Percussion Ensemble to perform WCSU - Ives Concert Hall Music; Donation

The Palace Theatre Danbury Music; $

4/16

4/13

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

An Evening with Jon Anderson The Ridgefield Playhouse Music; $

4/13

SWEET DREAMS

The Palace Danbury Theatre Film; $

In The Mood

4/16

WCSU Senior Thesis Exhibition

WCSU Midtown Campus Exhibit; FREE

Two Steps Downtown Grille Classes; $

Work Songs of America’s Industrial Past

Ridgefield BandJam 2014

4/30

Welcome Spring Cooking Class with Tom Devine

4/24

Two Steps Downtown Grille Classes; $

ESCAPE to the Arts Classes; $

MAY

4/25

5/1

Oil Painting for Adults

Rick Villodas and friends Art Show Richter Arts Center Art; FREE

4/25

Personal World Tween Night Village Center for the Arts Art; $

4/25

An evening of poetry: “Her House and Other Poems” by Donna Marie Merritt Byrd’s Books, Bethel Literature; FREE

4/26

Masters and Mixers Painting and Wine Party Two Steps Downtown Grille Art; $

4/26

Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

Jammin’ Divas

The Ridgefield Playhouse Music; $

5/2

“Flip-Flops After 50: And Other Thoughts On Aging I Remembered to Write Down” Byrd’s Books, Bethel Literature; FREE

5/3

Mo Rocca - Humorist, journalist and actor best known for his off-beat news reports and satirical commentary The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

5/3

The Wizard of Oz

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

5/3

Dina Cheney discusses “ Meatless All Day: Recipes For Inspired Vegetarian Meals” Byrd’s Books, Bethel Literature; FREE

5/3

Richter Arts Annual Members’ Art Show Richter Arts Center Exhibition; FREE www.ivesconcertpark.com

203-798-0760 info@cawct.org www.artswesternct.org Spring 2014

4/12

WCSU Chamber Singers to perform with Concert Choir

Brookfield Library Music; FREE

4/27

Pottery for Adults

TW Kids Spring Break Program Schoolhouse Rock Jr. Live

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Chamber Music Concert

Watercolor for Adults ESCAPE to the Arts Classes; $

4/13

GO OFF!

Trailer Box Gallery @ Jim Felice Studios Exhibit; FREE

ESCAPE to the Arts Classes; $

4/12-4/18

4/26-5/24

Art & Frame of Danbury Exhibition; FREE

Drawing & Painting for Adults

“Ariel” Village Center for the Arts www.villagecenterarts.com

Sherman Chamber Ensemble Chamber Music Concert


5/4

Danbury Comunity Orchestra Concert

5/4

Comedy Workshop Graduation Showcase

The Ridgefield Playhouse Classes; $

5/4

Zoe Lonsinger Violin Recital Richter Arts Center Music; Donation

5/7

Two Steps Small Plates Cooking Class with Tom Devine Two Steps Downtown Grille Classes; $

5/7

Doktor Kaboom!

The Ridgefield Playhouse Children & Families & Family; $

Marcie Cuff felts with families Byrd’s Books, Bethel Classes; FREE

5/16

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

The Ridgefield Playhouse Art; $

Rossini’s La Cenerentola

WCSU Midtown Campus Music; FREE

5/8

5/10

5/10

Nan Rossiter –Book signing “Under a Summer Sky” Byrd’s Books, Bethel Literature; FREE

5/10

Women That Rock 2014

5/17

WELL-STRUNG

The Palace Danbury Theatre Music; $

5/17

Beethoven Mass in C

Annual Juried Member Exhibition

5/11

5/17

First Congregational Church Music; FREE

Chamber Music Concert Richter Arts Center Music; Donation

5/14

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibiton; FREE

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra - Crazy For Gershwin Ridgefield High School Music; $

Spanish Influences Cooking Class with Tom Devine

5/18

5/15

5/19

The Ridgefield Playhouse Music; $

The Ridgefield Playhouse Theatre; $

Two Steps Downtown Grille Classes; $

Boz Scaggs

Irish Dance Exhibition Richter Arts Center Dance; Donation

203.798.0760 info@cawct.org www.artswesternct.org

We The People

5/21

Western Connecticut State University – School of Visual and Performing Arts www.wcsu.edu/svpa

Dreamweaving and the Art of Novel Writing

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut Workshop; $

• Fairfield County Community Foundation

Richter Arts Center Music; Donation

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Tarol Samuelson www.behance.net/tarolsamuelson tarolsamuleson@tarol.net

5/30

OPENING RECEPTION: Third Annual RHS Juried Exhibition at the Guild Ridgefield Guild of Artists Exhibit; FREE

5/31

Connecticut Authors Betteb Isacoff Discusses “Star Crossed” Byrd’s Book’s, Bethel Literature; FREE

JUNE 6/1

Sheila E

The Ridgefield Playhouse Performance; $

287 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 / Tel. 203.798.0760 www.artswesternct.org / www.facebook.com/CAWCT

SUPPORTED BY: • DECD Connecticut Office of the Arts

5/25

Mad Hatters Concert

203-798-0760 info@cawct.org www.artswesternct.org Spring 2014

Created by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut based in Danbury, Connecticut and a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people.

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Cawct spring 2014 issue