Wolfe Park in Monroe, Conn., where people fish in 2012 along Great Hollow Lake, will be the scene of two theater productions during the summer of 2015. The first, "Hairspray," begins Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Two Planks Theater Company returns to Monroe’s Wolfe Park July 23 with ‘Hairspray’

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The Two Planks Theater Company is back for its second season at Wolfe Park in Monroe featuring the talents of young people from Monroe and Bridgeport. The season opens with “Hairspray,” a family friendly musical on July 23, which will be followed by two more nights of performances. (Rain dates are July 26 and 27). […] [Read More]
Barry Estabrook, a James Beard Foundation award-winning author, will be in Stamford, Conn., on July 29, 2015, to talk about his latest book, “Pig Tales,” which came out in June. The talk will be at the Bartlett Arboretum.

Barry Estabrook will likely share some ‘pig tales’ during author talk in Stamfordrd

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In 2011, it was tomatoes. This year, it’s pigs. Barry Estabrook, a James Beard Foundation award-winning author, soon will be in Stamford to talk about his latest book, “Pig Tales,” which came out in June. It is a follow-up to “Tomatoland.” In “Pig Tales,” which carries the full title, “An Omnivore’s Guide to Sustainable Meat,” […] [Read More]
Hilton Valentine of the Animals attends the 2010 Rock Con: The National Rock & Roll Fan Fest at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center on July 31, 2010 in East Rutherford, N.J. Valentine will be in Danbury, Conn., on Aug. 15, 2015, for the "Fab 4 Festival."

Hilton Valentine of The Animals will help celebrate ‘Fab 4 Music Festival’ in Danbury

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Hilton Valentine, the lead guitarist of The Animals, will add some star power as a special guest of honor for the Fab 4 Music Festival set for Aug. 15 in Danbury. The festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert on Aug. 15, 1965, as well as many other things “Beatle” […] [Read More]
Guests tried cornmeal pupusa with pulled pork, tomato sauce, creme fraiche, cole slaw and cracklins at day two of 2014's Greenwich Wine + Food Festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn.

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival whets foodies’ appetites with ‘innovative’ announcement

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Pictured, Guests tried cornmeal pupusa with pulled pork, tomato sauce, creme fraiche, cole slaw and cracklins at day two of 2014’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn. The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival may be several months away, but that doesn’t mean it is too early to announce […] [Read More]
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Farm-to-table program at Westport Library

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T he Westport Library and the Westport Farmers’ Market will join forces Thursday, July 9, for the launch of “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” a celebration of the relationship between food and farms in Connecticut.The events are free. Authors Tracey Medeiros and Christy Colasurdo will be on hand for a two-part program, in which some […] [Read More]
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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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You can celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50 years of music with friends and fans in Danbury on Friday, July 3, when Ives Concert Park offers a simulcast of that night’s concert from Soldier Field in Chicago. The concert will be shown on a jumbo screen at the concert park, on the westside campus of Western Connecticut State […] [Read More]
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GBS’ Eric Jacobsen to conduct free family pops concert at Seaside Park, fireworks to follow

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Here’s the latest: The Barnum Festival’s Greater Bridgeport Symphony outdoor free pops concert in Seaside Park Friday night will feature Maestro Eric Jacobsen (above) and a program that includes: Tchaikovsky’s movement 4 from Symphony No. 4 and “1812” Overture, Bernstein’s “Candide” Overture, movement 4 from Dvorak’s “New World,” as well as Sousa’s Washington Post March […] [Read More]
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The new Levitt Pavilion, following several years of planning and construction, inaugurated its $9 million venue in 2014. It comes back in 2015 with a new season that kicks off on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Westport’s Levitt Pavilion opens for season on June 28

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The Levitt Pavilion, which has been providing mostly free, outdoor summer entertainment from its perch alongside Westport’s Saugatuck River since the early 1970s, is once again rolling out a season of song, dance, film, comedy and the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series. However, it will start with one of its few ticketed evenings. The tickets […] [Read More]