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AUGUST 8/15 Mullett/80’s Tribute Danbury Fair Backus Ave & I84, Danbury Music, Free 8/15 Little Feat at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 8/15-18 Musicals at RichterSummer Youth Musical Theater Musicals at Richter 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury Theatre, $ 8/15-30 Just Be Myself Danbury City Hall 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 8/15-31 Summer Tour Schedule Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury History, $

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8/15-31 Kathleen Borkowski Branches and Scarves The Artists’ Path 583 Bantam Rd, Bantam Art Exhibit, Free 8/15-31 Danbury Railroad Museum Exhibits Unique Locomotive Lineup Danbury Railroad Museum 120 White Street, Danbury Children/Family, $ 8/15-9/7 The Mercurial’s Staff Show The Mercurial, 11 Library Place, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 8/15-9/28 ‘Orientation: Selected Works by Bernard Boffi’ The Gallery at Still River Editions 128 East Liberty Street, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 8/15-9/16 Inspirations Silo Gallery School at Hunt Hill Farm 44 Upland Road, New Milford Art Exhibit, Free

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Ruthie Foster Performs CHIRP Ballard Park 400 Main St., Ridgefield Performing, Free 8/16 Gilbert Hernandez Black Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury History, Free 8/16-10/19 Bethel Municipal Center Farmer’s Market Bethel Municipal Center 1 School Street, Bethel Chn/Family, Free 8/16-11/11 Tour of Weir Farm National Historic Site Weir Farm National Historic Site 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton Children/Family, $

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Open MIC w/ J.D. Hill Molten Java 213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel Music, Free


Danbury Museum and Historical Society August 23

Danbury resident and former player in the Negro American League and Minor Leagues discusses his experiences playing segregated baseball. 7pm to 8:30pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. Excerpt from Gil’s memories: “I grew up in New York City, until I was sixteen. My mother was young in her twenties. I have a sister who is one year younger than I. Our father was not living with us then. First, I remember we lived in a one room on the second floor on 154th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Amsterdam. I don’t remember much except I started school on 155th and 156th at 5 or 6 years of age. The name of the school was PS 46. My mother was a professional tailor and in demand in her neighborhood. She also worked in a cleaners, and soon owned her own place on 158th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. We moved into a small apartment on 158th Street and Amsterdam. We had a one bedroom for my sister and I, and my mother used the living room for her bedroom. I lived two and one half blocks from the polo grounds and in sight of Yankee Stadium. The first baseball game I ever saw was the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. I saw Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. The first team I loved was the Red Socks; I was about 7 or 8 years of age. A few years later, I fond out I could see the major league baseball by climbing up the wall in left field and for the most part I would not get in trouble. The more baseball I saw, the more I loved the game.”


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AUGUST

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8/16-11/10 Stone Wall Program Weir Farm National Historic Site 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton Children/Family, $

8/18 Gospel Explosion New Hope Baptist Church, 10 Dr. Aaron Samuels Blvd., Danbury Music, $

8/17-19 Connecticut Clay Artists Show Jewish Community Center in Sherman, P. O. Box 282, Sherman Art Exhibit, Free

8/18 Edwin Kinkade Concert Series featuring James Walker & His Steel Drum Band New Milford on the Green Main Street, New Milford Performing, Free

8/17-10/26 CityCenter Danbury Farmers’ Market; CityCenter Danbury Kennedy Ave., Danbury Children/Family, Free 8/18 Jai-Ho Indian Festival CityCenter Danbury Ives Street, Danbury Festival, Free 8/18 Babe Ruth to Visit the Museum; Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury History, $

8/18-10/20 ‘Covering all the Bases; a Pictorial History of Baseball in Danbury’ Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 8/18-11/11 Ride the Railyard Local Weekends Danbury Railroad Museum 120 White Street, Danbury Children/Family, $ 8/19 Bethel Summer Concert Series -The Big Beat Oldies Band Bethel Municipal Center Gazebo/ 1 School Street, Bethel Performing, Free

8/19 Bearcats Perform Merryall Center for the Performing Arts 8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford Performing, $ 8/19-9/30 Summer Hotel Tours Merwinsville Hotel Restoration 1 Browns Forge Road/PO Box 304, Gaylordsville Children/Family, $ 8/21 Alexis P. Suter Performs CHIRP Ballard Park 400 Main St., Performing, Free 8/23 The Birds of Chicago Perform CHIRP, Ballard Park 400 Main St., Ridgefield Performing, Free 8/23

Drum Corps CityCenter Danbury, Ives Street On the Green, Danbury Performing, Free


The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Gerald Steichen, Music Director


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AUGUST

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8/23 Gilbert Hernandez Black Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury History, Free

8/25 ‘All About Eve’ Play Reading Jewish Community Center in Sherman, P. O. Box 282, Sherma Performing, $

8/23 Chris Robinson Brotherhood Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

8/25 Edwin Kinkade Concert Series featuring Easton Banjo New Milford on the Green, Main Street, New Milford Performing, Free

8/24 Tusk CityCenter Danbury, Ives Street On the Green, Danbury Performing, Free 8/24-31 Pop Up Art Bethel (PUAB) Michael Seri -Host, 262 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel Art Exhibit, Free 8/25 Deja Blu CityCenter Danbury, Ives Street On the Green, Danbury Performing, Free 8/25 Straight No Chaser Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave ext, Danbury Performing, $

8/25 DawnMother Performs The Mercurial 11 Library Place, Danbury Performing, Free 8/26 Bethel Summer Concert Series -Phil LoPresti Jr. with the Clark Eno Orchestra Bethel Municipal Center, Gazebo/ 1 School Street, Bethel Performing, Free 8/27 Summer Sing-In Valley Presbyterian Church, 21 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield Performing, $

8/27-9/21 ESCAPE to the Arts Adult Student Exhibition ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit; Free 8/28 The Duhks Perform CHIRP Ballard Park 400 Main St., Ridgefield Performing, Free 8/31 Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents Classical Concert #3 St. Andrew’s Church, 1 North Main Street, Kent Performing, $ 9/1 Open Studio | Sculpture & Painting Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 9/1 Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents Classical Concert #3 Sherman Chamber Ensemble, 33 Leach Hollow Rd., Sherman Performing, $


Spring Awakening: a new musical

Ridgefield Theatre Barn

September 7 thru October 6 Spring Awakening: a new musical, play by Frank Wedekind, music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater, directed by Alicia Dempster. Fri & Sat evenings at 8pm, Sept 7 through Oct 6 with Sun matinees at 5pm Sept 16, 23 & 30. Cabaret Seating; Doors open one hour prior to curtain. Tickets: Adults $26; Seniors (62) & Students $22. Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1892 German play of the same title. Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. Spring Awakening is intended for mature audiences only and contains strong sexual content, brief nudity, course language and adult themes. Parental discretion is advised.


Silo at Hunt Hill Farm Trust

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SEPTEMBER

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9/1 You and the Night and the Music Silo Gallery School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford Performing, $

9/4 Steve Vai at The Ridgefield Playhouse; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

9/7/-10/6 Spring Awakening a new musical Ridgefield Theatre Barn, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield Theatre, $

09/1-30 Mahalo Hawaii - A Photographic Tribute to the Beauty of the Big Island Brookfield Municipal Center, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield Art Exhibit, Free

9/5 Faculty Recital WCSU/ Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

9/8 Public Art Reception ESCAPE to the Arts Adult Student Exhibition ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit; Free

09/5-30 Herb Herschlag- Paintings & Drawings The Southbury Library, 100 Poverty Road, Southbury Art Exhibit, Free 9/7 Art Garfunkel at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/7-29 ‘The Retreat from Moscow’ The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road, Newtown; Theatre, $

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Taste of Danbury CityCenter Danbury, Ives Street On the Green, Danbury Festival, Free 9/9 Ariel String Quartet with Guest Cellist Paul Katz Friends of Music/ Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown Performing, $ 9/11 Michael McDonald at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $


Taste of Danbury

CityCenter Danbury September 8 & 9

Do you enjoy free music and entertainment? Enjoy delicious food? Enjoy discovering all that makes Danbury a great place to live and the historic downtown a great place to visit? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, check out the “Taste of Greater Danbury”, the downtown celebration which includes live music, family entertainment, games and local food from across the globe. The Annual Taste of Danbury which draws between 10,000-15,000 people from the tri-state area, opens September 8th at noon and features music and entertainment on the CityCenter Danbury Green stage. The twoday event is the culmination of the CityCenter Summer Series, Concerts on the Green, a ten-week music festival that is free to the public. This year’s main event is Steve Augeri, an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for the rock group Journey from 1998 to 2006. Steve recorded three albums during a successful eightyear tenure that brought the worlds most accomplished melodic rock group back to the stage for multiple world tours to millions of fans. Be a part of the ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown. Don’t miss this event!


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SEPTEMBER 9/13-11/11 Iconic New England Photo Show with Poetry New Milford’s Historic Building, 30 Bridge Street, New Milford Art Exhibit, Free 9/14 Joy Behar at The Ridgefield Playhouse; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

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9/14-10/6 November TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford Theatre, $ 9/15-16 Newtown Arts Festival 2012 Newtown Cultural Commission, Fairfield Hills, Trades Lane, Newtown Festival, Free 9/15-10/26 Still... The Mercurial, 11 Library Place, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free 9/20 Tommy Emmanuel Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/21 Peter Yarrow & Paul Stookey Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

“Bellsbird Red” by Bernard Boffi The Gallery at Still River Editions

9/21-23 Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free

9/22 Grank Funk Railroad at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/22 ‘Transcendent Themes’ Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/23 Depression Glass: Setting Your Table With Colored Light New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford History, Free 9/23 Blue Sky Riders at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/26-30 35th Annual Juried Exhibition Ridgefield Guild of Arts, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield Art Exhibit, $


Newtown Arts Festival

Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, CT September 15 & 16

“The festival will offer a host of interesting and informative hands-on demonstrations and talks for children and adults,” says Jen Rogers, Newtown Cultural Arts Commissioner and festival workshop chair. These Newtown presentations include Patricia Campbell’s “Oh, How We Danced! A Timeline of Traditional Social Dance, 17th-21st Centuries.” Here’s an opportunity to learn dances from the late 17th century to today’s square dance. Festival poster winner Tracy Van Buskirk will be demonstrating how easy it is to create a beautiful block print with a collection of objects and the artist’s imagination. Glen Rivers will feature modern art techniques with a presentation on how mixed media, such as photography, computer-aided processing, and mixed-media painting, can converge to create Techno-Age art. The live performances during the festival are just as eclectic. Newtown Cultural Arts Commissioner Robert Rabinowitz, who heads up these special festival events, has jam-packed the two

days’ entertainment from classical music to ska. Performances include that by Newtown’s own Flagpole Radio Café, which delights audiences with music and comedy as a radio variety show. Smokebomb Mondays, a horn-driven ska ensemble of Newtown young adults, will entertain with reggae, jazz, blues and punk. On the other end of the spectrum, Fat Chance, self-described as “mainly six geezers, well five geezers and one’s son…” who jam together an play at many area events, will present blues and rock and everything in between. The artists booths signed up thus far consist of arts and crafts from fine art to whirligigs. The Newtown Arts Festival will take place from 9:00am to 6:00pm, rain or shine, at Fairfield Hills. Admission is $5.00, children under 12 are free.


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SEPTEMBER 9/27 David Nail at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 9/27 The Letter- Part of the Page 2 Stage Play Reading Series TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford Theatre, Free 9/28 Margaret Cho - Mother Tour at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

9/29 Muppet Master Tim Clarke Presents Dr Phineas’s Magical Emporium Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

9/30 Pianist Frederic Chiu performs for the Danbury Concert Association Danbury Concert Association, Ives Concert Hall White Hall, Danbury Performing, $ 10/1-11/2 The Faces, Places and Spirit of Our Community ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit; Free

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35th Annual Juried Exhibition Ridgefield Guild of Arts, 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield Art Exhibit, $ 10/5 Get The Led Out at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

Connecticut Choral Society

9/29 Tom Neilson Performs Merryall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford Performing, $

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OCTOBER

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10/6 Jo Dee Messina at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

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10/6 Affordable Art Photography Exhibition and Sale Opening Reception The Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 East Liberty Street, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free

10/6 Open Studio | Sculpture & Painting Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury Art Exhibit, Free

10/6-12/15 The Wizard of OZ TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford Theatre, $

Public Art Reception The Faces, Places and Spirit of Our Community ESCAPE to the Arts 293 Main Street, Danbury Art Exhibit; Free

10/6 Mark Levesque and Judy Handler Perform Merryall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford Performing, $

10/8 Craig Ferguson at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/8 Young Chefs Columbus Day Celebration Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford Children/Family, $

10/9 Todd Rundgren Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/10 Medeski Martin & Wood at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

Regional YMCA ESCAPE to the Arts

10/5 MANHATTAN SHORT Global Film Festival The Palace Theatre Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury Film, $


November

TheatreWorks New Milford, CT

September 14,15 21, 22 28, 29, 30, October 5,6 From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet comes this 2008 Tony Award-winning, scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win. Set just days before a presidential election, incumbent Charles Smith’s chances for re-election are looking grim. Approval ratings are down, his money’s running out, and nuclear war might be imminent. But Smith isn’t going down without a fight. As per White House tradition, the President pardons a couple turkeys before Thanksgiving, and it is this simple PR event that inspires Smith to risk it all in a hilarious attempt to make an eleventh-hour comeback! Buy your tickets today!


10/10-14 Theatre Production: ‘Major Barbara’ Western CT State University, 181 White Street, Danbury Theatre, $

10/11-11/29 Exhibition Creativity and Compassion; Western CT State University, 181 White Street, Danbury Art Exhibit, Free

10/11 Pat Metheny Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

10/12 Jazz Combos Concert Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

10/12

Christine Ebersole Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/13 Hank Milligan and Roger Young Perform Merryall Center for the Performing Arts, 8 Chapel Hill Road, New Milford Performing, $ 10/13 Happily Ever After A Cinderella Tale Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Children/Family, $ 10/13 Ira Glass at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

Ives Concert Park

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OCTOBER

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10/13 ‘John Williams Movie Night!’ Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield Performing, $


Mark Levesque and Judy Handler

Merryall Center for the Performing Arts, New Milford, CT October 6

Mark Levesque and Judy Handler have entertained Merryall for years with their unique blend of Latin, swing, gypsy,classical and folk music on assorted string instruments. Experience the passion of music from South America and Europe on this distinctive and vibrant new release. Judy and Mark have created captivating and inspiring arrangements of lyrical music from many countries. The warm nylon string guitar, haunting gypsy guitar and sparkling mandolin mingle with the sounds of flute, violin, bass and percussion to bring alive the essence of each piece. Buy your tickets today! “Judy and Mark are extraordinary professionals who exude energy and musical passion on their releases, as well as their live performances… Separately they are exciting musicians; together they are a powerful force of sound, showmanship, and music.” -- Edward F. Nesta, Publisher, Luxury Experience Magazine


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Huey Lewis & The News 12th Anniversary Gala Ridgefield Playhouse October 23

“Heart and Soul,” the title of one of their hit songs, also explains the enduring appeal of Huey Lewis & The News. For over thirty years they have been making and performing hits like: “Heart of Rock and Roll”, “Power of Love”, “Hip To Be Square”, “Happy To Be Stuck With You” and more! Whether it is their singing about the daily grind in “Workin’ For A Livin’” or lamenting a troubled relationship in “If This Is It”, this is a band that connects with people on a gut level. For more information and tickets, visit website. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not for profit 501 c 3 whose mission is to present a variety of performing arts to the community and the surrounding area that can be enjoyed and experienced at a variety of price points, so that all can welcome the arts into their lives. The Playhouse presents national and local acts and is the cultural hub for the town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. After many years of planning, fundraising, and building, the dream of restoring the Cass Gilbert Jr. designed theater, which was built in 1939, became a reality with our December 2000 opening night performance by Jose Feliciano. Since our opening, enthusiastic, sold-out audiences have enjoyed Peter Yarrow, Marcel Marceau, Barbara Cook, Moscow Boys Choir, Joan Baez, and The Bacon Brothers and more recently, Michael Feinstein, Gregg All-


Huey Lewis & The News

man, Clint Black, The Doobie Brothers, Brian Wilson, Diana Krall and more. Film-goers have been treated to question and answer sessions with many of the movie industries finest- including Ron Howard, Harvey Keitel, Tim Robbins, Barry Levinson and more, as part of our film society events, which screens both feature and documentary films. Community events such as the Ridgefield High School Orchestra Concert and the Annual Town Meeting found a new home at The Playhouse, not to mention a place for local dance companies to perform. Children have been enjoying our children series as well as our after school programs and summer camp. Comedians such as Martin Short, Dana Carvey, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Robert Klein, Ron White and many others have been making audiences laugh here while speakers such as Ira Glass, David Sedaris, and Stephen Sondheim have shared their insight and journeys.


10/13 Kashmir- Live Led Zeppelin Tribute The Palace Theatre Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury Performing, $

10/14 Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

10/13-10/14 How I Became a Pirate Theater for Young Audiences Ridgefield Theatre Barn, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield Theatre, $

10/15 Chamber Music Concert Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

10/14 Jens Elvekjaer Piano Friends of Music/ Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown Performing, $

Danbury Chamber Orchestra

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OCTOBER

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10/16 Stone Soup and Other Stories Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Children/Family, $

10/18 Philip Glass Concert Western CT State University, Ives Concert Hall, White Hall, Danbury Performing, 10/19-20 Renaissance at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/19 Theatre Production: ‘ Major Barbara’ Western CT State University, 181 White Street, Danbury Theatre, $ 10/20 Kenny Vance and The Planotones Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/20 OVER THERE Comedy Is His Best Weapon The Palace Theatre Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury Performing, $


Jazz Faculty Concert featuring Jimmy Greene

Western Connecticut State University – School of Visual and Performing Arts October 30

Saxophonist and bandleader Jimmy Greene, a youthful master of jazz performance and composition whose recordings have earned international acclaim, has returned to his Connecticut roots with his recent appointment to join the faculty of the Western Connecticut State University department of music. Greene will be featured with other members of the WCSU jazz faculty in concert on October 2, in Ives Concert Hall in White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission will be free and the public is invited to attend; donations to support WCSU Summer Music Camp scholarships are encouraged. Greene, a Hartford native who has held a music faculty position at the University of Manitoba in Canada since 2009, is now an assistant professor of music and assistant coordinator of jazz studies at Western. Dr. Daniel Goble, dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, said “As one of the most highly regarded young tenor saxophonists in the world, Jimmy will be a tremendous asset to our students and the university community, sharing his experience as a performer, recording artist and composer.” For more information about Jimmy Greene


10/25 Asia at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/26 Oktoberfest Jazz Concert Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

Halloween on the Green

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OCTOBER

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10/26 Spyro Gyra Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/21 Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford History, Free 10/23 Huey Lewis & The News Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

10/27 Robert Klein at The Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 10/27 The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Palace Theatre Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury Film, $

10/28 Witches in Connecticut Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury History, Free 10/28 Jazz Brass Day Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free 10/28 Spooky Halloween Event New Milford Historical Society, 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford Children/Family, $ 10/28 Monsters Eyeballs and Spiders Oh My! Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Road, New Milford Children/Family, $ 10/29 Halloween On the Green CityCenter Danbury, 186 Main St., Danbury Children/Family, Free


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NOVEMBER 10/30 Jazz Faculty Concert Western CT State University, Ives Concert Hall White Hall, Danbury Performing, Free

11/2 Susie Essman Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

11/7 Chris Isaak Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

11/1 Piano Concert Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, $

11/3 Open Studio | Sculpture & Painting Jim Felice Studios, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury Art Exhibit, Free

11/7-11 Musical Theatre Cabaret Western CT State University, 181 White Street, Danbury Theatre, $

11/1 Three Dog Night Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $

New Milford Historical Society

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11/3 Roger Hodgson Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $ 11/3 The Portuguese Kids The Palace Theatre Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury Performing, $ 11/6 Piano Recital Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free

11/10-12/1 ‘Charles Dickens’ The Haunting’ The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road, Newtown Theatre, $ 11/11 Amelia Piano Trio Friends of Music/Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown Performing, $ 11/11 Jazz Combos Concert Ives Concert Hall White Hall, 181 White St., Danbury Performing, Free 11/11 The Ugly Duckling Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield Performing, $


CityCenter Danbury


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Western Connecticut is an exceptional regional resource in which to enjoy world-class talent, visual arts, history, fine dining, night life, and the uniqueness of its towns. Transport yourself. Own the moment. Visit Western Connecticut for stimulating arts, history, and cultural events. Throw in family fun and rural pleasures. What’s not to love and call your own!? We do.

Immerse yourself in… …. first-rate theatre at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, WCSU’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, TheatreWorks New Milford, and the Town Players’ Little Theater in Newtown…

…. the visual arts at the noteworthy Weir Farm, the National Historic Site devoted to American Impressionism; and a choice of other fine arts exhibits…

…. concerts and live performances at the Palace Theatre in Danbury, Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, Danbury Music Centre, Newtown Friends of Music, and the Sherman Chamber Ensemble…

…. history and heritage at the New Milford Historical Society, the Danbury Railway Museum, Danbury Museum and Historical Society, and a wealth of other fascinating historical sites… …. family fun at CityCenter Danbury Farmer’s Market and Taste of Danbury,…and much, much more!


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