Naugatuck Historical Society- “Around the World”

07/26/2013

195 Water Street , Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-9039 .

11 a.m - noon. Chinese Fans and Clicking Castanets Fee: $2.00 per person, $5:00 per family, Limit for most Sessions: 12 Children, All Ages, call 203 729 9039 or email naugatuckhistory@sbcglobal.net to register.

Ives Concert Park - CONNECTICUT BALLET SUMMER DANCE CARAVAN

07/26/2013

43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811.

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, the Connecticut Ballet Summer Dance Caravan will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. John Vitti of Vitti’s Dance Studio will offer a free ballroom dance class, so bring your dancing shoes! Connecticut Ballet’s sensational dancers will perform classical and contemporary duets that will inspire and amaze! Narrated and produced by Artistic Director Brett Raphael.  Perfect family entertainment.  Join the cast on stage after the performance for a Meet & Greet Dance Party Reception. Everyone’s invited to party under the stars!  FREE!  Donations welcomed at the park or securely online.5:30 p.m. gates / 6 p.m. ballroom dance class / 7:30 p.m. performance / 9 p.m. Meet & Greet dance party reception. For information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival -Paganini-Casella-Brahms

07/26/2013

120 Litchfield Rd., Norfolk, CT Phone: 203-432-1966.

8 p.m. Niccolò Paganini: Duetto No. 3 for Basson and Violin, Alfredo Casella: Serenata for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin & Cello, Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor, Op 34, Frank Morelli (bassoon), Allan Dean (trumpet), André Michel-Schub (piano), Kikuei Ikeda (violin), Ole Akahoshi (cello), Members of the Keller Quartet. For Tickets and Information: Concerts at: The Music Shed, 20 Litchfield Road (Rtes 44 & 272), Norfolk, CT Call: 203.432.1966 Email: norfolk@yale.edu Website: www.norfolkmusic.org Series Ticket Prices: $55 - $15; $10 Students (ages18-25), and KIDS COME FREE! Special Event Ticket Prices: The Tokyo String Quartet- The Last Concert $375 ($345 ltd view) - $225 ($175 ltd view) - $100 ($75 ltd view) - $45

Northwest CT Arts Council Hosts Garden Party--Harwinton

07/27/2013

North Rd., Harwinton, CT 06791. Phone: 860-618-0075.

Northwest CT Arts Council's second garden party celebrating the blossoming of arts and culture will be from 4 to 7PM July 27, 2012 at the historical Harwinton home and gardens of Victoria Elliot of Litchfield Hills Sotheby's International Realty and Dr. Marvin McMillen.  Ticket $45 per person and include dinner, beverages and entertainment.  Rain date is July 28.  Guests may park at the Congregational Church abutting the property.

Haight-Brown Vineyard - Music with The Boogie Boys

07/27/2013

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4045.

Join our dynamic duo for a rare opportunity to mingle with Lukas our winemaker and Chef Amy. Eat, drink and enjoy the best of Litchfield County...it's a wonderful evening of wine, food and conversation including all paired wines, a delicious dinner, and dessert. All for $80; take home your HBV glass at the end of the night! The evening begins at 7pm

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy -Bird Fest - A Celebration of Aviculture

07/27/2013

Duck Pond Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-2062.

10am- 4pm. Bird Fest will be a fun and educational event intended to introduce attendees to the diversity of birds found in aviculture, while providing learning opportunities to those already involved in bird care. Bird Fest will include presentations by bird experts on keeping a variety of bird types, as well as best practices and veterinary issues. Speakers will be using the Conservancy's classroom, which includes powerpoint capability and seating for 30 people. The Conservancy's grounds will be open for attendees to enjoy the waterfowl collection while learning how we keep our birds.Bird Fest is FREE and open to the public.

Mattatuck Museum - Story Time in the Galleries

07/27/2013

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Free with regular museum admission. Join us for a family program developed for 3 – 5 year olds and their adult caregivers. Museum educators and storytellers will read visual art related children’s stories and the galleries followed by a hands-on art-making activity developed with the interests and skills of toddler artists.

White Memorial Foundation Museum Old Fashioned Pig Roast and Barn Dance with Mark "The Shark" from 96.5 TIC FM

07/27/2013

80 Whitehall Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Nothing says "SUMMER!" like the taste of barbeque! And what could be better than savoring that barbeque in the beautiful surroundings of White Memorial! Put on your bib, your dancing shoes, and maybe even your leisure suit and head on down to The Activity Shed for an evening of great food and fun as the planet's most fun person, Mark the Shark, spins discs from the 70's and 80's. Please provide your own beverages and place settings. How does blueberry pie and Arethusa Farm Ice Cream sound for dessert? 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Activity Shed, Members: $30.00 Non-members: $40.00...Pre-payment and pre-registration are required.

Noisy Joy to the Bonehouse Blues!

07/27/2013

Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, July 27, Doors Open 7:30 p.m., Performance: 8 p.m. Sari Max, vocalist Featuring Daryl Sherman, pianist and Boots Maleson, bassist.Sari's new cabaret act, as well as her latest recording, is full of original, eclectic, always entertaining and moving songs. It is a reflection of the dynamic, endearing, sometimes wacky, sometimes bittersweet woman who has performed at more than 6,000 events! Sari has sung sophisticated solo to brazen big band and everything in between. As a singer and professional musical clown, she entertains for everything from celebrities' private bashes to major corporate shindigs and non-profit fundraisers – making a strong mark in NYC and beyond. Tickets for the evening performance are $35 per person.  Patron Tickets, which includes reserved seating and underwrite the event, are $100.  Lite Bites and Wine. $35. General Admission.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

07/27/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

In Harmony. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.