Danbury Concerts on the Green


Danbury Green, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

British Invasion. Opening Act @ 7 p.m. and Main Performance at 8 p.m. 

Western “Happy Hour” at Whittemore

07/29/2016 to 07/29/2016

243 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: (203) 729-4591. Fax: (203) 723-1820.

Remember our Mariachi Happy Hour last summer? Well, our lawn party is back! Start your weekend off in festive style when we host Marc Berger's band performing RIDE, his critically acclaimed album celebrating the romance of the American West. While you enjoy these cinematic songs and stories about their creation, we'll also have great beverages and refreshments for adults and youth. Mark your calendars and join your friends and neighbors for some free summer fun. Bring your lawn chairs if you are able and your dancing shoes. We'll be working with the great folks from Fine Wine & Liquor on Meadow Street who will provide bourbon tastings and other libations. Join us inside if it rains! Get a preview at http://marcbergermusic.com/ 

Gary-The Olivia Theater - Zorba the Musical

07/30/2016 to 08/14/2016

249 Flanders Road,, Bethlehem, CT Phone: (203) 273-5669..

Zorba the Musical is based on the novel by Nikos Kazanzakis, Zorba The Greek which also engendered the popular film by that name starring the irrepressible Anthony Quinn as Zorba and Alan Bates as the teacher Nikos. Opening Night Gala, Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 includes a Wine & Cheese Reception at Intermission as well as a meet and greet with the actors after the show. Performances will run from July 30th—August 14th, 2016. Tickets are available now at The Gary The Olivia Theater web site.

Goshen Open Farm Tour

07/30/2016 to 07/31/2016

Goshen, CT Phone: 860-307-6244.

Come meet the Farmers, Beekeepers, Wine makers, Blueberry growers, Bison Farmers and more who make Goshen's bounty so abundant and delicious!

TheatreWorks New Milford Hosts Creative Workshop


5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT Phone: 860.350.6863.

On Saturday, July 30, from 10AM to 1PM, TheatreWorks New Milford will host a dynamic creative workshop, 'Die Vampire, Die,' led by Broadway's Susan Blackwell. The workshop, appropriate for individuals of all ages, is inspired by the popular song 'Die Vampire, Die' from the hit Broadway musical [title of show], currently running at TheatreWorks New Milford through July 31. Miss Blackwell was also a member of the original Broadway cast of [title of show]. The tuition for this exclusive one-day workshop is $50. Participants may register online at www.theatreworks.us or call the box office at 860.350.6863.

Flanders Nature Center Dragonflies


Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711..

Come join Connecticut Conservation Ambassador Michael Grady as he "soars" us into the world of dragonflies with a program on these super predators who were first discovered in the marshes of Scotland millions of years ago! Participants will get a look into the world of these amazing insects through photos and discussion. This will be followed by a short walk around the nature center where the group will try to net some dragonflies for closer inspection. Dates/Times: Saturday, July 30 / Noon Location: The Studio
Cost: $10 members /$15 non-members

Danbury Chaski Fest


Ives St., Danbury, CT Phone: 203-448-9886.

International celebration in honor of Mother Earth. This environmental qamchuykancha (Quechua for circus), begins at noon and runs through 8:00pm. The event, which will feature the WestConn Drum Circle, combines live music, natural products, vegetarian snacks, and yoga in its family entertaining mix.

Ives Concert Park - Beau Bolero: The World’s #1 Steely Dan Tribute Band


43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.837.9226.

General Admission $20 Children 12 + under are $10. Gates 6:30 pm. Show 7:30 pm. This is a General Admission show, please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating will not be available. Beau Bolero is a Connecticut based musical group formed in late 1980 by four close friends who are dedicated to reproducing the music of Steely Dan. Their success grew rapidly due to the fact that Steely Dan stopped touring in 1974 and did not resume playing live concerts until 1993. "Close your eyes and you'll be there, it's everything they say." This statement is more than a line from a Steely Dan tune; it's a repeated critique from thousands of people who've seen and heard Beau Bolero live in concert. They play all the hits and more, note for note renditions that will leave you realin' in the years and realizing you've just spent some precious time outta mind.

Booming Winsted Book Festival! with Ralph Nader

07/30/2016 to 07/31/2016

414 Main Street, Winsted, CT Phone: 860-370-0505.

Saturday July 30th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sunday July 31st from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. everal local authors will be making an appearance to sign their books: Madison resident Patricia Klindienst, signing The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans 12:30pm Saturday Pulitzer Prize winning Columbia University Professor Eric Foner, signing Gateway to Freedom: Hidden History of the Underground Railroad 2:00pm Saturday Author, activist and blogger David Bollier - Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons 4:00pm Saturday Housatonic Valley Regional High School teacher Peter Vermilyea, signing Hidden History of Litchfield County and Wicked Litchfield County Noon Sunday Consumer advocate, citizen activist, and presenter of the book festival, Ralph Nader, will be presenting 10am Saturday and appearing both days to sign his books and discuss his work. There are many deals that come with buying books... - $10 coupon to Noujaim's Restaurant (next door) with every $40 purchase - Buy two books in the $5 category, get one free!
- Any patrons of the Festival whose combined book purchases and/or charitable contributions to The Law Works equal or exceed $500 will receive an autographed copy, personalized, of the 50th anniversary commemorative edition of Unsafe At Any Speed.

White Memorial Conservation Center Program: Snakes of CT with Brian Kleinman--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

July 30, 2016--Snakes of Connecticut with Brian Kleinman. Our very favorite Herpetologist settles into the A. B. Ceder Room with a captivating look at our native snakes! A thirty minute powerpoint presentation begins the program. Kleinman with then produce live specimens including Copperheads! This program is geared for children and adults ages 12 and up. 7:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $20.00 Non-members: $25.00 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.