It may not be Halloween just yet, but that hasn’t stopped organizers far and wide from creating a weekend full of festive events. So, if you are looking for all the hayrides, haunted houses, costume parties and spooky walks that you can handle, here you go. And, here is another and another. You get my drift … there are more than enough happenings to keep everyone busy.
There’s also multiple showings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” across the area, meaning you better have those costumes ready to do “The Time Warp” again. Or, if you know a few good dancing zombies, you’ll want to travel en masse to Wilton, where you can “Thrill the World.”
It’s not just about dress-up, though, this weekend. There’s plenty of music, too. A John Denver tribute performance is planned in Bridgeport, while a group of musicians will channel Chicago in Stamford. The klezmer-funk collective known as Abraham Inc. will stir it up in Fairfield. Asia will be performing in Ridgefield. Citizen Cope (see video above) will be in New Haven. Meatloaf will be in Uncasville. Dar Williams and Loudon Wainwright will be singing in Tarrytown, N.Y. Al Green takes to the stage in Port Chester, N.Y. Meanwhile, in Greenwich, the celebration continues for Louis Armstrong music, and Jennifer Hudson will help to honor Clive Davis. And, choral music will get the spotlight at Sacred Heart University.
Classical fans have their pick, whether it be the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, Evnin Rising Stars, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra or Nick Revel and Nora Krohn, who are bringing their strings to Wilton. There will be an Oktoberfest Jazz Concert in Danbury and Connecticut’s troubadour Lara Herscovitch will be in Milford.
“Marie Antoinette” makes it to the stage in New Haven, while the Marvel superheroes bring an environmental message to Norwalk. Perhaps, you’ve always wanted to learn more about “unloved” critters. There’s a place for you in Westport. Is the election season making you want to cry? Well, perhaps you need a laugh or two, which you may find over at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. Or, you can escape into the world of the faeries in Old Lyme. Illusionists will be appearing (and perhaps disappearing) in Waterbury. Looking for some outdoor events? There are multiple moon hikes, including those in Ansonia and Mashantucket and Milford.
There are no tricks to enjoying these treats. You just have to make sure to save some time and get out there.
Until next time …