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

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It may not be Halloween just yet, but that hasn’t stopped organizers far and wide from creating a weekend full of festive events. So, if you are looking for all the hayrides, haunted houses, costume parties and spooky walks that you can handle, here you go. And, here is another and another. You get my […] [Read More]

Franklin Street Works opens “Working Alternatives” exhibition

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Franklin Street Works opens its new exhibition “Working Alternatives: Breaking Bread, Art Broadcasting, and Collective Action” with a free public reception on Saturday, October 27, 5-8 p.m. The exhibition is on view through Jan. 13. The evening will feature San Francisco artist Tom Marioni’s Drinking Beer Sonata with 13 Players — a performance piece in […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Movie and television star, singer and dancer Jane Powell is expected to be in Ridgefield on Sunday to share some behind-the-scenes tales about the 1951 film classic, “Royal Wedding,” (see a clip above) which teamed her with Fred Astaire. In a recent article, Powell gave a taste of what one can expect during the screening […] [Read More]

Daniel Pearl to be honored by young area musicians

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The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic will be joining a global community of musicians that is commemorating the 11th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Concerts and musical events are planned throughout the world this month to honor Pearl, a “Wall Street Journal” reporter who was captured and killed in 2002 while investigating a story in […] [Read More]

LEGO designers wanted for Stamford Museum exhibit

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LEGO lovers, break out your blocks. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is seeking LEGO designs for its upcoming LEGO Trainscape show. Four lucky winners will have their creations displayed alongside the Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends,” opening on Saturday, Nov. 17. To enter, submit one to four photos of […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Chamber Players perform ‘French Masters’

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If you are in the mood for discovery, in light of today’s holiday, there are several events taking place tonight that reveal the depth of talent in the area. You can make a stop over at the Bruce Museum where the Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, see photo below, will be opening its […] [Read More]

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

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I can remember gazing upon the cover of Blondie’s 1978 album “Parallel Lines,” like it was yesterday, as they say. In reality, I was in the latter years of my first decade of life and couldn’t get enough of the black-and-white vertical stripes and slick looking band, fronted by a pretty woman in a white […] [Read More]

Colorful creations: Stamford art group honors Faber Birren

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For the past 32 years, the Stamford Art Association has been turning its collective eye to color, thanks to Faber Birren, a longtime Stamford resident who became internationally known for his work on color. Birren, who died in 1988, was a color theorist and consultant who wrote more than 25 books and 250 articles about […] [Read More]

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

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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 […] [Read More]

Musical workshop with Jane Benson at Aldrich art museum

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Jane Benson, whose hybrid musical instruments are featured in the “united states” exhibition series at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, will lead an interactive workshop at the Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. The workshop will feature a demonstration from Benson, opportunities to experiment with her instruments and time to explore […] [Read More]