Curtain Call season continues with Wilde comedy

on
Above: The Kweskin Theatre (photographed during last season) is one of two venues at which Stamford-based theater company Curtain Call stages its productions. The theater turns 40 this year. Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ opens there Friday, Feb. 3. The 2011-12 season of Stamford’s Curtain Call theater company continues with “The Importance of […] [Read More]

PostSecret’s Frank Warren to open up in Fairfield

on
Frank Warren (above), the founder of the wildly popular PostSecret Project, will share his personal insights when the author and entrepreneur visits Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Thursday Feb. 2. Tickets to the 7:30 p.m. talk are $20, and can be purchased online. Warren will speak on the PostSecret, a […] [Read More]
Categories: Books, Event

Norwalk reggae star Mystic Bowie to play Stamford b-day bash

on
Norwalk reggae singer Mystic Bowie (above) will celebrate his born day with a performance at Lucky Break Bar & Grill in Stamford on Friday, Feb. 3. Fresh off the heels of his latest record, “Nevah Kiss & Tell” (FunkySka Music), Bowie will be joined by Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth […] [Read More]
Categories: Music

Wilton author talks latest novel in New Canaan

on
Bill Warrington, the central character in James King’s latest novel, is running out of time. The stubborn ex-marine is suffering from the early stages of dementia, making the goal of reuniting with his three adult children — Marcy, Nick and Mike — seem as distant as his fading memories. After several clumsy attempts at fence-mending, […] [Read More]

Stamford to host Emerson String Quartet for one night in Feb.

on
One of the world’s top string quartets will be making its first stop in Stamford next month. The Emerson String Quartet, which has racked up a number of impressive awards since forming in 1976, will perform as part of Stamford Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-12 season. The program will feature works by Mozart (including a selection featured […] [Read More]

Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

on
Edgar Winter has been making music for more than 40 years — a legacy that will get its due at the Ridgefield Playhouse this weekend. In a recent interview, Winters said the he intends to go as far back as his 1970 debut album, “Entrance. Since then, he has gone on to record more than […] [Read More]

Aldrich Museum extends invitation to art and cocktail party

on
The First Fridays monthly cocktail party at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will be Friday, Feb. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m First Fridays is a way to learn about the exhibitions and get together with old friends, meet new ones, and prepare to face the month ahead. And yes, there will be refreshments! Admission is […] [Read More]

The art of play gets its day at Westport Arts Center

on
Above: Janine Brown’s ‘Rain Rain Go Away,’ is among the works one will find at ‘Toy Stories,’ a new exhibition that is opening at the Westport Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 27. Brown, who also is a painter and printmaker, has a studio in Bridgeport. Open the toy chest and what will you find? Some […] [Read More]

Maritime Aquarium extends ‘Meerkats’ exhibition

on
Local residents won’t have to say goodbye to this colony of cuties just yet. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is extending the “Meerkats” special exhibit – featuring six sibling meerkats – through at least Labor Day. Born at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, the meerkats came to the Aquarium in April 2010 as […] [Read More]
Categories: KIds

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Dralion’ set for Bridgeport run

on
Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion” is set for seven performances at Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena in June. Tickets — which cost $100-$35 for adults; $81-$28 for ages 12 and younger; and $85.50-$31.50 for military, seniors and students — will go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 by calling 800-745-3000 or going online. Premiering in 1999, “Dralion” fuses […] [Read More]