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

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Jazz returns to Litchfield this weekend, reclaiming its spot on the Goshen Fairgrounds. The performers are set to include the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (see video above), Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and pianist Bennie Green, along with others. The festival stretches throughout the weekend. You can checkout the lineup here. The New Haven Jazz […] [Read More]

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

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There will be art and music, food and fun, puppets to handle and hopefully some sun. The SoNo Arts Celebration returns for its 37th year this weekend, taking over the streets of downtown South Norwalk. About 150 juried artists are expected to make the scene, along with a roster of local, regional and international music […] [Read More]

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

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Fans of the Beatles are expected to arrive at the Ives Concert Park on Saturday, July 28, when “Danbury Fields Forever,” an all-day music festival sets up shop. The organizer is promising to cover “every facet of The Beatles’ musical careers.” A number of tribute bands are set to perform. You can find the full […] [Read More]

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

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There will be no shortage of music this weekend, with one of the area’s largest festivals setting up camp in Bridgeport and popular acts making stops throughout the state, and surrounding areas. The Gathering of the Vibes begins Thursday at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Dozens of bands are scheduled to perform throughout the weekend. You […] [Read More]

Bridgeport buildings become canvases for video artists

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Above: Dustin DeMilio, of Bridgeport, will have his artwork projected onto a wall of McLevy Hall for a week as part of City Canvases Bridgeport. Pictured is his “Other Side” montage of Bridgeport. Bridgeport is already home to a bevy of museums and galleries, but this summer, the city itself will become a giant art […] [Read More]

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

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Above: The new production of “Carousel” at the Goodspeed Opera house in East Haddam stars Teal Wicks and James Snyder. The show opens July 13. Contributed photo This weekend affords a chance to take a spin through Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” which opens this weekend at the Goodspeed Opera House. It is one of several […] [Read More]

Stamford’s summer soundtrack takes a jazzy turn

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Jazz Up July debuts tonight, Wednesday, July 11, with a performance by the well-known jazz guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli (above). The concert kicks off of a four-week series that will see performances by Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra and Preservation Hall Jazz Band (July 18), Richard “Cookie” Thomas & Friends and […] [Read More]

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

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The Bridgeport Arts Fest is returning for the third year this weekend, with artists, performers, community organizers all along for the ride. In addition to live performances from musical acts such as Kung Fu (see video above) and Party Horse, artists will be selling their wares and offering up demonstrations. The daylong fair takes place […] [Read More]

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

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G. Love will be bringing some Special Sauce and some hip-hop blues to Stamford Thursday, June 28, when he takes to the stage at Columbus Park as part of the Alive@Five summer music series. (You can see the group’s song “Cold Beverage” above.) He kicks off several days of music, with the likes of Bill […] [Read More]

N.Y. film center plans summer of song, animation and family fun

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Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Andrew Bird, Mama Africa and Neil Young all will be appearing under the same roof this summer. How, do you ask? They are the musicians, along with many others, who will be profiled in the Jacob Burns Film Center’s “Sounds of Summer” music documentaries series that kicked off earlier in June […] [Read More]