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More updates from the Big E

RETURNING FAVORITES The Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., is a tradition with many Connecticut residents, as well as those throughout New England and along the East Coast. Last year, the Big E broke
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Tim Currie’s Motown Band will perform in an outdoor concert on the terrace of the Aldrich Contempoary Museum of Art in Ridgefield, Conn., on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, as part of its First Friday event.

Ridgefield’s Aldrich museum plans Labor Day weekend bash with music, art and goodies

Kick back on Labor Day weekend with some cocktails, music and art when the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art in Ridgefield hosts a “supersized” First Friday event, which also will feature a chance to

Stratford brewery looking for artwork depicting CT life

Two Roads Brewing Co. is bringing back its “ConnArtists” art contest. In an announcement this morning, the company wrote in an email: “We’re reaching out to drinking-age artists from Connecticut,
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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’

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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Farm-to-table program at Westport Library

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
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Ives Concert Park in Danbury offers simulcast of Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary Chicago concert on July 3

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
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GBS’ Eric Jacobsen to conduct free family pops concert at Seaside Park, fireworks to follow

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:
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