Gallery 25 Hosts "Spring at Last" Art Show

04/03/2015 to 05/31/2015

25 Church Street, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860-355-6009.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio will host its Spring Art Show April 3-May 31. OPENING RECEPTION April 11th, 3-5PM.
Admission FREE. Original oil, acrylic, watercolor,& pastel paintings, fine art photography, art glass, pottery and jewelry.
Wide price range, unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts. 25 Church St., New Milford, CT. Hrs: Fri.-Sun. Noon-5PM and
by appointment. Phone 860-355-6009.

Litchfield Farmers' Market Indoors 'Til June 6th

04/18/2015 to 06/06/2015


Litchfield Farmers' market - indoors. Saturdays. April 18, May 2, May 16, May 23, June 6. 10 am - 1 pm. The CT Grown Litchfield HIlls Farm-Fresh market is open for business at its indoor home at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT. Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh, cold-stored, hoop house and hydroponic fruits, vegetables and herbs; local eggs; pasture fed beef, bison and chicken; artisanal breads and chocolates; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles, sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup; balsamic vinegar, olive and grape seed oils; and goat milk soaps; local restaurants offer foods to go. Seasonal artists and guests have great offerings for yourself or special presents. Music, guest artists, a free cook and gardening book exchange and workshops are scheduled on most market days. The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market, Saturdays, 10 AM - 1 PM. Check the website for weekly agenda. 

Gunn Memorial Library Exhibit: Faith Stewart-Gordon Paintings-Washington CT

05/02/2015 to 06/13/2015

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

HITHER, THITHER AND YON: People and Places, Real and Imagined. The Stairwell Gallery at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is delighted to announce the opening of a new show of acrylic paintings by local artist, Faith Stewart-Gordon. The exhibit will be up from May 2 through June 13 and may be viewed during normal library hours. Reception scheduled for Saturday, May 2 from 12pm – 2pm. This gallery showing marks Faith's eighth solo show since she returned to painting in 2009 after a six-decade hiatus. She has previously shown her work in Montesarchio, Italy, where her theme was the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, as well as at the Richard Stein Salon in New York City. Her work has been exhibited locally and is also on view at "The Upper Crust" restaurant in New Milford, CT. She studies with artist and teacher Banjie Nicholas. "Of course, every artist wants to leave a footprint," Faith says; "you leave it in your work, getting to the essence of the subject you're painting, be it a landscape, a person or a building – finding its animating spirit, its soul." Faith began formal painting instruction at age 7 with nationally recognized portrait painter, Grace Dupré.

Cricket Hill Gardens Hosts Peony Festival--Thomaston

05/10/2015 to 06/21/2015

670 Walnut Hill Rd., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-5508.

Cricket Hill Gardens is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a prize source for tree peony.  This 7 acre display garden and nursery specializes in peonies.  See the garden in glorious bloom from May 10 through June 21, 2015.  May 10, 2015 is the Tree Peony Festival.   Check the website for hours.

Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse Presents Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose--Sharon

05/14/2015 to 05/31/2015

49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT 06069. Phone: 860-364-7469.

Sharon Playhouse will present a developmental workshop "Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose on May 14-17 and May 28-31, 2015.  Dixon's one-man play is about his mentor Tony Award winner George Rose, the Broadway character actor.  Dixon becomes Roe and at least 50 other characters during the 90 minute play.  Tickets $35.  Check the website for ticket information.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents Footloose-Waterbury

05/14/2015 to 06/14/2015

Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

FOOTLOOSE May 14-June 14 -- Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pritchord. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford.. Inspired by the 1984 movie, FOOTLOOSE thrilled Broadway audiences for nearly two years. It's a story of American spirit. A carefree city teen, transplanted to a conservative rural town where rock 'n' roll and dancing are forbidden, takes on the authorities, makes all the right moves, and wins the girl. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Check the website for ticket information.

Letterboxing History Hunt

05/15/2015 to 05/31/2015

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

Seven Fairfield County historical organizations have banded together to continue the tradition with the Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt. The event begins on Friday, May 15 and ends with a festive family get-together at the Wilton Historical Society on Sunday, May 31 from 3-4 p.m. The event is a collaboration between the Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Historical Society of Easton, the New Canaan Historical Society, the Norwalk Historical Society, Ridgefield's Keeler Tavern Museum, the Weston Historical Society, the Westport Historical Society, and the Wilton Historical Society.

Trinity Gallery Juried Art Show-- Salisbury

05/23/2015 to 05/31/2015

484 Lime Rock Road, Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-977--997.

The Trinity Gallery Juried Art Show will be held May 23, from 10AM to 4PM, May 24 and 25 from noon to 4PM and May 30-31, 2015 from noon to 4PM at Trinity Lime Rock Church.  Check the website for entry information. Cash prizes.  Opening reception and awarding of prizes is May 22nd from 5 to 7PM. 

Warner Theatre Hosts Students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education--Dogfight--Torrington

05/28/2015 to 05/31/2015

Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

The Students of the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab presents DOGFIGHT--May 28-31, 2015. The students from the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education Performance Lab are proud to present the new musical Dogfight,in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre this week, May 28-31, 2015. A young soldier learns the power of compassion when he plays a cruel joke on an unsuspecting girl. The hauntingly beautiful musical Dogfight by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Edges, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards and won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.  Mature language and subject matter: not suitable for very young audiences. Performances are this Thursday & Friday, May 28 & 29 at 8 pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 30 & 31 at 2 pm. Tickets are $12.50.

2015 History Bites Lecture Series: Gunn Memorial Library & Museum--Washington. CT


5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.

On Thursday, May 28. 2015 at Noon the 2015 History Bites Lecture Series continues at Gun Memorial Library & Museum.  Jessica Xu will lecture:  The Rise of Sports in 19th Century Boarding Schools.  Pre-registration recommended but not required.  Bring your lunch.  Beverages and dessert provided.  Free and open to the public.