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Arts & Crafts Shows

Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ and Arts and Crafts Show - Niantic, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Niantic Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT
The Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ serves up the featured ingredients in full dinners alongside a juried arts and crafts show on the town green is packed with paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and other creations.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinners available noontime both days

Guilford Craft Expo 2017 - Guilford, CT

Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Guilford Green Guilford, CT
Guilford Art Center's annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, in a variety of media. Special features include a family art tent, silent auction of exhibitor-donated crafts, craft demos, beer and wine sales, food trucks and live music.
Time: Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9; seniors, $7; children under 12 and active military, free; multi-day pass, $15.

Car Shows

Corvette Show - Guilford, CT

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Moroso Performance Products, 80 Carter Drive Guilford, CT
This show will feature more than 300 examples of Corvettes in varying vintages and styles, representing all facets of the model’s 64-year history. Cars on display will range from original 1950’s era convertibles and coupes to the latest seventh-generation high-performance models. Rain date is July 16.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children age 12 and younger admitted free.

Children & Families

Warhol Summer Bash Family Day - Greenwich, CT

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
Fun, hands-on activities complement the exhibition Spring into Summer with Warhol and Friends. Come enjoy 1960s and ’70s-inspired performance of musical activities with instruments and movement for a totally unique rock show by Little Rockers at 2 p.m. (for ages 2 - 8). Seating is limited. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., artist Kayti Didriksen will guide families in creating an Andy Warhol-influenced sidewalk chalk mural.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors age 65 and older, and students age 5-22, $8

Open House at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Norfolk, CT

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road Norfolk, CT
Join the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival for a Sunday afternoon of fun for the entire family, including tours of Whitehouse, Children’s Concert. children’s games, and an Ice Cream Social. Concert by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 860-542-3000


Jerry Seinfeld - Mashantucket, CT

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create the most successful comedy series in the history of television: "Seinfeld." Seinfeld remains active as a standup comedy performer.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $150, $110 & $82.50

Dinner Theater

Cabaret Series by Ivoryton Playhouse - Westbrook, CT

Jun 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Water’s Edge Resort, 1525 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT
Ivoryton Playhouse will present eight cabaret-style dinner theater written for and performed exclusively at Water’s Edge. This original series will showcase the professional talent of Ivoryton Playhouse performers and musicians. Call Water’s Edge for tickets; they are not available at the Ivoryton box office. Programs are:
Great Balls of Fire. June 11 and 18. 1950s rock ‘n’ roll and so much more.
A Night on the Town. June 25 and July 9. Featuring the musical inspiration of New York City.
That’s Amore. July 16 and 23. Favorites from opera and musical theatre celebrating all things Italian.
Sounds of the ’70s. July 30 and August 13. Hits from the disco era.
Time: Contact host venue
Admission: $69 per person, including dinner and the show
Telephone: 860-399-5901


East Hampton Old Home Days - East Hampton, CT

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 7 Summit Street East Hampton, CT
Old Home Days is a three-day event with carnival, road race, craft fair, musical entertainment, face painting, vendors and the largest parade in the state. Come celebrate.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Admission: free


Soar into Summer Fun at New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, CT

Jun 25, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 New England Air Museum, 35 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT
Join The New England Air Museum for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $12.50; seniors, $11.50; youth ages 4 to 11, $7

Deck Tours of a Viking Longship at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
Draken Harald Hårfagre is a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a Great Ship based on historic documents and Norwegian traditions.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours will run every 30 minutes
Admission: $6 per person; children age 3 and younger admitted free, in addition to regular admission to Mystic Seaport.


Norwalk Recreation and Parks 2017 Summer Concert Series - Norwalk, CT

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road Norwalk, CT
Wednesday Nights at Calf Pasture Beach. Rainout plans vary, so please see schedule. Weather cancellations: 203-854-7938
June 28. Tim Curries and Motown Review
July 12. Robert Black & The Elvis Express Band
July 19. The Royal Kings
July 26. Joy to the World, Mama Told Me Not to Come -- 3 Dog Night Tribute
August 2. Billy Genuario & Destiny
August 9. Billy Joel Tribute Band Captain Jack
August 16. Summertime
August 23. Listen to the One Hit Wonders with The RPMs
August 30. You Want It, You Got It: The Neil Diamond Tribute
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Talcott Mountain Music Festival 2017 - Simsbury, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. Simsbury, CT
June 30. Celebrate America! Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir. Fireworks follow the concert.
July 7. Sgt. Pepper's 50th featuring Classical Mystery Tour. Featuring rthw Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. This concert will include all the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s hits,
July 14. The Music of David Bowie. Hartford Symphony Orchestra, backed by a full rock band, take you on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of Bowie’s music.
July 21. Williams & Warner Bros. Composer John Williams and icons of the classical repertoire icons set to wacky Looney Tunes adventures.
July 28. Broadway A to Z. Celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits of all time, performed by three vocalists with music performed by Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Time: Gates open 6 p.m.; music at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Lawn seating, $25-$30; table seat, $40-$45; lawn seats for kids, $5. See website for season passes

Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo - Clinton, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpk. Clinton, CT
Celebrate American Jazz Masters Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with a free concert by The Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo. Hear classics from their recently recorded album played on clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and bass. Seating begins at 1:45 p.m.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

Lionel Richie - Mashantucket, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Lionel Richie's music is part of the fabric of pop music. The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $200, $165, $95

Manchester Summer Concerts 2017 - Manchester, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Manchester Band Shell, Manchester Community College, South Founders Drive Manchester, CT
Concerts may be held indoors or outdoors. Please check the web site or call 860-432-7728 after 5 p.m. if the weather looks threatening.
July 1. Dutch Fogarty 4th of July Celebration. Music by Skyline Drive and Mass Conn-Fusion. Rain Date: July 2.
July 5. Glastonbury Ukulele Band.
July 7. Modern Riffs -- swing, jazz, classical rock.
July 10. Nightshift -- danceable ’60s, ’70s, ’80s
July 12. Vincent A. Zito Italian Night with Angelo Sapia. Rain date is July 13.
July 14. Highway 70 -- classic and modern country
July 17. Kidsville Kuckoo Revue. Note time: 6:30-8 p.m.
July 19. Grass Routes -- bluegrass
July 21. Farmington Valley Band
July 24. In Deep -- classic rock
July 26. Harbor Moon – Caribbean July 28. Undercover -- oldies, Motown
July 31. 102nd Army National Guard Band
August 2. Screamin' Eagles
August 4. Flamingo – all-woman swing band
August 7. Little Big Band
August 9. Irish Night with Bill Eagan Band, St. Patrick Pipe Band, Golden School of Dance. Rain date is August 10.
August 11. Shaded Soul
August 14. Musical Cavaliers - Polish
August 16. Patti and the Percolators - blues, swing
August 18. Simply Swing.
August 21. Goza Latin Band
August 23. Manchester Silk City Chorus and Sound of New England (Sweet Adelines)

Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Music at the Mansion 2017 - Middletown, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street Middletown, CT
Each Wednesday in July, the Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking; music on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics or enjoy food from a participating food truck.
July 5. Eight to the Bar
July 12. Doo Wop Deville
July 19. Locomotion
July 26. Sugar
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Telephone: 860-347-1064

Glastonbury Riverfront Music Series 2017 - Glastonbury, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Welles Street Riverfront Park behind the Riverfront Community Center, Welles Street Glastonbury, CT
Free parking and shuttle service will be available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Boulevard, which is adjacent to Somerset Square. Bring picnic supplies and nab a spot near the front. This event is BYOB and family and pet) friendly. Food trucks on deck provide dinner!
July 5. Shaded Soul
July 12. Melaena
July 19. Idol Kings (Journey Cover Band)
July 26. ETA
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Pardee Morris House Twilight Concerts 2017 - New Haven, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017 Pardee Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road New Haven, CT
(No concert June 28, July 21 and 26)
July 5. Last Fair Deal. -- New American Roots Music. Rain date is July 6.
July 19. Nick Di Maria Quintet – Jazz led by trumpeter, composer, and educator Nick Di Maria. Rain date is July 20.
August 2. Plywood Cowboy
Time: Grounds open at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 203-562-4183

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Presents the Brentano String Quartet - Norfolk, CT

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road Norfolk, CT
The award-winning Brentano String Quartet performs early music arranged for string quartet, as well as Mozart's String Quartet in C Major, K 465, “Dissonant”, and Brahms' String Quartet in c minor, Op 51, No. 1.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Over age 18, $55-$20, age 18-25, $10; kids under age 18, free
Telephone: 860-542-3000

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Nik Wallenda's Zirkus - Mashantucket, CT

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Nik Wallenda’s Zirkus, a thrilling variety show starring celebrated wire walker Nik Wallenda and an international troupe of circus performers. Combining suspense, amazement and laughter, each show will close with a recreation of the death-defying seven person pyramid made famous by the Wallenda family.
Time: June 28 and 29 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.; June 28 and 29 at 9 p.m.; June 30 at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; July 1 at 4 and 8 p.m.; July 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Admission: $25/$15

Shows & Exhibits

The Wooden Boat Show 2017 - Mystic, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft. Tickets.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 860-572-0711


Summer Polo Matches - Greenwich, CT

Jun 4, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Polo Club hosts public high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. Food and drink onsite include gourmet food trucks and a full bar. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Dates: Sundays, June 4-July 16; Sundays, August 27-September 10
Time: Gates open at 1 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m.
Admission: $40 and up
Telephone: 203-561-1639