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

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Given the weather, the first part of the weekend might be less about being out and about and more about staying in, but still there should be a few diversions worth checking out once the snow has moved on through. First, there are some postponed events because of the weather. The performance of Rhonda Denet […] [Read More]

Koch documentary to be screened in Stamford, Hartford

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Today, the Avon Theatre in Stamford was busy preparing for its 007 Red Carpet Festival Oscar Nominated Film Festival – a monthlong event that kicks off this weekend – but an event next month is likely to prove a popular draw, as well. On Wednesday, March 6, the downtown theater will welcome former journalist and […] [Read More]

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

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Undoubtedly, there will be Super Bowl fans among the Souper Bowl fans at the fifth annual Chowdafest at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, but one not need be a fan of the big game to come out for a tasty competition. Organizers are hoping to draw the crowds on Sunday, which will not […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The area will soon be filled with singers, musicians, actors, authors, artists and other performers, ready to provide an eclectic mix of entertainment. It begins tonight with several musical performances, including the Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Michael Dunham Trio, What Up Funk Band, Dylan Connor and the […] [Read More]

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

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For some people, the upcoming weekend will actually stretch to three as the nation celebrates and honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Several area organizations will be commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 21) with special events. (Or, you can be inspired by video above to donate some time and […] [Read More]

Trio of artists featured in new members show in Stamford

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Together, the artwork of Stamford artists Barbara Mathis, Phyllis Sinrich and Claudio Altesor (at right, one of his paintings, “Stairway to Power”) represent the latest exhibition of the Stamford-based Loft Artists Association, which puts the spotlight on new members. Varied in their inspiration and process, they join a collection of artists who work out of […] [Read More]

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

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Talk about commitment! Even after a car accident earlier this year, “American Idol” winner Kris Allen is expected to take the stage in Ridgefield tonight. Allen, who won the eighth season of the hit show, released a new album earlier last year, “Thank You Camellia.” As organizers pointed out in a recent article, Allen’s messages […] [Read More]

Oscar-nominated “Beasts” gives Wesleyan a feather in its cap

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Connecticut’s Wesleyan University must be feeling some pride today. A trio of graduates, Benh Zeitlin, Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey, are behind the independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” It is one of nine films that has earned an Academy Award nomination for best picture. It was among the nominees announced Thursday, which also […] [Read More]

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

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There will be music this weekend, featuring a mix of styles and genres, from the sonic sound of Ports of Spain to the classic compositions of the great American songbook. You can catch Goodnight Blue Moon in Hartford, the Suzan in New Haven (the band performs above in 2011), Nardy Boy in Stamford, Pimpinella in […] [Read More]

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

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This time around you may want to take the weekend to rest up for the all the fun to be had with the arrival of the new year early next week.. A variety of First Night celebrations afford families a way to celebrate together, during the day and into the evening. However, venues and organizations […] [Read More]