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

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Eyes will be to the sky in Greenwich this weekend when the 14th annual Hawk Watch Festival & Green Bizarre sets down at Audubon Greenwich. In addition to spectators who will be watching as thousands of raptors migrate from New England and Canada to winter habitats in South and Latin America, there will be a […] [Read More]
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‘Robots’ author performing music, spoken word in Stamford

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Damien Wood, the protagonist in Stamford native Kent Evans’ latest novel, “A Crash Course on the Anatomy of Robots,” is more robot than human. Wood’s efforts to get in touch with his emotions take him from country to country and one hollow relationship to another, but he remains stuck outside of his experiences, unable to feel. […] [Read More]

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

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It’s September, so the weekend (and beyond) is packed with its typical crush of activities, indoors and out, featuring musicians, celebrities, artists, comics and pirates (yes, pirates). So, it’s time to take care of those errands, do the laundry early and make haste to get to the events going on throughout the region. One of […] [Read More]

Tasty art on the menu for Westport Arts Center exhibition

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Westport Arts Center will dish out sumptuous art — and savory foods — when its hosts the opening reception for its new exhibition, “Foodies,” On Friday, Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. The “Foodies” exhibition was conceived by Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts at WAC, who invited local artists to submit their interpretations of food […] [Read More]

Conn. artist, printmaker show some visitors how it’s done

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My work is best measured by the end result — the article that tells the reader the who, the what, the why, the when and the how, as they say. But one of my favorite parts of the job is acquiring the material that helps me to answer those questions. It is in those moments […] [Read More]

Art will be celebrated, made at Silvermine Arts Center’s ArtsFest

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Howard Fishman may have had his beginnings in the north, but it was the time he spent in the south that really influenced the way he makes music. “They are not stuck on an adherence to stylistic boundaries,” said the Hartford native of the musicians he encountered while living in New Orleans years before the […] [Read More]

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

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Have you been thinking that this weekend would be a good time to watch a bunch of lumberjacks, shuck a few oysters, take a spin on a few rides, and check out music acts such as Lou Gramm? Well, fortunate you. The 35th Norwalk Oyster Festival should fit your bill. Spanning Friday, Sept. 7, to […] [Read More]

Stamford gallery to host “BAD PARTY” for Colombian artist

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We’re used to seeing Mickey Mouse in cute and wholesome adventures. Colombian artist Johan Barrios would rather see him squashed by a circus elephant. Barrios, who is visiting Stamford through December, will open an exhibition of his work at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery in Stamford with a reception on Friday, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. […] [Read More]

Lifelong creativity to be celebrated in Rowayton

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Area artists Trudy Gilbert and Edith McClean are the focus of a new exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center through Sunday, Sept. 30. The former’s papier-mache creatures and the latter’s paintings will be on display, creating what McClean calls “a nice mix” in the center’s Portside Gallery. The two have been in the practice of […] [Read More]

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

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Organizers behind the fifth annual Blues, Views and BBQ Festival have cooked up another weekend of top-flight meals, music and activities for all ages. With a lineup reflecting the diversity of the blues genre, including Saturday evening’s expected performer Anders Osborne (see video above), Popa Chubby, James Montgomery and Billy Squier with guests Crispin Cioe […] [Read More]