You still have time to get yourself ready and get a ticket so that before the night is over you may have a chance to hear “Galway Girl” or “Seven Drunken Nights” as brought to you by Celtic Thunder. This Irish/Scottish music troupe is making a stop in Wallingford as part of its 63-city North American tour. Be prepared for a mix of historic tunes and pop classics.
Other musicians planning performances in the state this weekend, and beyond, are Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo; the Guastavino Trio, Gary DeCarlo and his band Heat; Yoon Kwon, Joel Noyes and Milan Milisavljevic of the Met Opera Orchestra; Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jen Chapin Trio and Brian Vander Ark; Big Sean; Glen and Grant-Lee Phillips; pianist Yue Chu; Lions Gate Trio; Tokyo String Quartet; New Orleans’ Hot B Brass Band; and Richard Elliot with David Benoit Trio. There also will be an afternoon of poetry and jazz at the Sherman Playhouse. And, the Trumbull High School Golden Eagles hosts its 30th annual Marching Band Fall Classic.
Some funny guys will be performing, too, including Adam Carolla and Rich Little (see video below). Meanwhile, the theme of “mom” is evident in the appearances of Andrea Mezvinsky-Kolb (“America’s Funniest Mom”), and Margaret Cho, who is in the state as part of her Mother Tour.
The fairs and festivals continue, such as the Durham Fair, the Big E, the Armonk (N.Y.) Outdoor Art Show, a carnival to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, the Japanese Culture Festival and the New Canaan Nature Center will be celebrating the harvest.
For kiddies and families, there are many activities happening during the weekend, including the Teddy Bear Clinic at Greenwich Hospital, Children’s Day at the Little Red School House and Scout Day and Sunday Explorers in Stamford. You can also can team a day of talk with some taste. John Barricelli, owner of SoNo Baking Comany, will be speaking at the Norwalk Public Library next week.
You can catch all manner of art this weekend. In Danbury, an exhibition of photographs is running in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market. In Greenwich, the Bruce Museum is celebrating “Museum Day Live!” and the “Face & Figure: The Sculpture of Gaston Lachaise.” And it is the first weekend of “A Persistent Passion: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976″ in Stamford. The Stratford Center for the Arts is putting on an Arts Open House at the American Shakespeare Festival theater.
Theater opportunities and events abound. “The Goodbye Girl,” “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” “The Retreat From Moscow” and “Carousel” are in their final weekends. Meanwhile, “Satchmo at the Waldorf,” opens next week at the Long Wharf Theatre.
And if you still haven’t found something that strikes your fancy, we are getting into fall foliage season in Connecticut. And, the state has made it easy to see where you should visit if you want to take a leisurely drive.
Until next time …