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The 1920s come roaring back at Silvermine Arts Center gala

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At about the time Silvermine Arts Center was incorporated, in 1924, the joints known as speakeasies were jumping, having sprung up in response to Prohibition. Inside these illegal bars, the drinks would be flowing, the music would be roaring and entertainers would be captivating the crowds. Some 90 years later, entry to such an evening […] [Read More]
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Despite the snow, the drinks will flow in Stamford

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Stamford Downtown Special Services District will kick off its Winter Restaurant Weeks with a signature cocktail showcase tonight, Feb. 18, at Hudson Grille, 128 Bedford St., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bartenders will be shaking and stirring and pouring throughout tonight’s event as they serve up free signature drinks. In all, 15 drink-makers will be […] [Read More]
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Bethel, Stamford, Darien and Wilton restaurant weeks boast tasty deals

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Several area communities have been or will be celebrating restaurant weeks, which typically feature special or discounted menus for the duration of the event. Here’s the list: Darien Restaurant week has been extended. It will run through Thursday, Feb. 13. You can get more information here. Stamford’s Winter Restaurant Weeks will run Feb. 17 to […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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There may be a certain ennui that has descended, what with the mounds of snow ice and cold temperatures that don’t seem to want to leave. But, don’t let the doldrums of winter keep you inside this weekend, as activities and events abound throughout the region. Of note: Take in all manner of music in […] [Read More]
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Local pizza champ takes turn as ‘Chopped’ judge on Super Bowl night

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By evening’s end, a certain performance by a man named Bruno surely will have captured the attention of millions, but there is another Bruno who also is set to make an appearance on television tonight. Bruno DiFabio, a six-time world world pizza champion, will appear as a judge on Food Network’s chef competition series, “Chopped,” […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Sure, plenty of people will be waiting for the last half of the weekend to do their celebrating, but there are far more events than just the Super Bowl to consider. If you didn’t know it, now you know … we are deep into Oscar season, with area venues hosting several events geared toward featuring […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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From illuminated dinosaurs to real-life jellyfish, the weekend affords some unusual and familiar scenes and events to keep you busy. Music fans may head out to see The Pixies in a couple of area locations, while singer-songwriter Dylan Connor stays close to home. Jay Z will be at Mohegan Sun. Elayne Cassara will be in […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Mermaids, angry jurors, comics, artists, singers, actors and musicians will be coming together this weekend to serve up some entertainment across the area. Here’s a look to get you started: Musical happenings It is a rare town or city in the area that is not featuring music of some style or genre this weekend (and […] [Read More]
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Hungry? Fairfield County boasts critical mass, popular support when it comes to eating out

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You would apparently have to go to San Francisco and its surrounding metropolitan area to best the mass of restaurants that residents in Fairfield County, Conn., enjoy, according to a recent study. Specifically, the study found that the southwestern corner of Connecticut has the second-highest ratio of restaurants per resident in the nation. My colleague […] [Read More]
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Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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The calendar page may have changed, but the kinds of diversions, activities and programs planned for this first weekend of 2014 are similar to the ones you could have found in 2013. There will be music, art, theater, children’s activities and more. Still, with the cold, snowy weather, you may want to call ahead to […] [Read More]