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

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The leaves may be coming down, but entertainment opportunities are up, way up, with plenty of music, fairs, festivals, dance events and other fun activities planned throughout the area. For music, you will find Taj Mahal and Fredericks Brown in Fairfield, along with The Smithereens, Windsync, SHU Faculty Brass Quintet and the Sean Smith Quartet. […] [Read More]

UConn Stamford grad Anna Lakomy takes a shot at film career

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Anna Lakomy, a 2010 UConn Stamford graduate, may have studied psychology at the school, but for the past year or so, her time and efforts have been less about studying real people and more about exploring the minds, motives and behaviors of fictional characters. Since March 2012, Lakomy of Shelton has been pursuing an acting […] [Read More]

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

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Art, music, comedy, wild animals … could you ask for more when it comes to the events and activities of this weekend and beyond? I guess you could, but you should have plenty enough to keep you and yours busy this weekend. Art: In Stamford, the Loft Artists Association will open the doors to their […] [Read More]

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

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Spooks and kooks will be out in full force this weekend, the last before Halloween arrives, providing thrills and chills throughout the area. For those who are not in for a great scare, there is trick or treating at Heckscher Farm in Stamford, Howl-O-Ween in Bridgeport, Halloween on the Green in Danbury, the Enchanted Castle and […] [Read More]

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

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We are not even into the throes of the super-packed weekends of November and December, and the number of events and activities scheduled for the weekend, and beyond, is nearly overwhelming. I don’t envy you in having to make some tough choices, but as a way of leading you in the right direction, here’s a […] [Read More]

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

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Apparently Oct. 12 is International Moment of Frustration Day and, as part of its observance, people from around the world are encouraged to go outdoors and scream at an allotted time for 30 seconds. You could spent part of your weekend doing that, or you could put your time toward planning some fun activities. I […] [Read More]

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

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We are heading into October, with only a few weekends to go before Halloween. With that in mind, make sure to make the most of the weekend by partaking in some pumpkin or apple picking, enjoying some holiday hijinks, getting started on your costume or finding some outdoor festivals to enjoy the wonderful weather. Or, […] [Read More]

Stamford’s Avon Theatre to screen ‘Branca’s Pitch,’ host Q-and-A with Branca, Bobby Valentine

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On Oct. 3, 1951 Ralph Branca became a memorable figure in baseball history, but it was for something he would just as soon forget. With the Brooklyn Dodgers up 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning in the third game of the 1951 National League series, Branca hurled a fastball to New York Giants […] [Read More]

Focus on French Cinema prepares for Greenwich homecoming

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Next year’s Focus on French Cinema film festival will feature a change of scenery. “We are back to our roots,” said RenĂ©e Amory Ketcham, who serves on the executive board of the festival. “It is where we came up with our idea.” The festival, which was launched by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich in 2005, […] [Read More]

Weston’s Christopher Plummer stars in ‘Muhammad Ali’ biopic

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Muhammed Ali was known for his fights in the ring, but a new movie aims to show the drama behind the boxer’s fight with the U.S. military. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 5, HBO Films will present “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” which follows the debate and deliberations of the Supreme Court justices who were called to take […] [Read More]