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Antiques

Antiques 101 Tour at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum - Wethersfield, CT

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 16, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
During this workshop-style tour you can acquire the basics of how to distinguish authentic colonial furniture from reproductions. The tour includes a short period of classroom instruction for the antiques novice. Participants will receive pointers on comparing colonial furniture styles, features and construction. Antiques 101 Digging Deeper Tours will be offered again on November 11, 2017.
Time: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Admission: $20

Children & Families

The Comedy Magic of Danny Diamond - Ivoryton, CT

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Come and be amazed by the comedy magic of Danny Diamond. His show will astound and entertain people of all ages. Bring the whole family for some fun and entertainment on a warm summer day.
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $14
Telephone: 860-767-7318

Health

Wellness Wednesday: Reiki & Relaxation - Clinton, CT

Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017 Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpk. Clinton, CT
Come to the Henry Carter Hull Librarythe last Wednesday of every month for a workshop featuring a different local wellness professional. This month Deborah Huddy will guide us in learning about ancient techniques used for stress reduction and relaxation. Learn about Reiki, chakra meditation, and singing bowls.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

Historic

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.

Museums

Exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits - Greenwich, CT

Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is most well-known for his pictures of Belle Époque Paris and the café-concert and the entertainers that performed there. This exhibition explores portraiture, caricature, and rise of the cult of celebrity in the late 19th century. Exhibit is open through January 7, 2018.
Time: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, 10; seniors and students age 5-22, $8
Telephone: 203-869-0376

Music

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.
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

Guilford Concert Series 2017 - Guilford, CT

Jul 8, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Guilford Green, 43 Park Street Guilford, CT
Enjoy live entertainment on various weekend evenings. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to the Guilford Green. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited, Shows will be moved to the Guilford Community Center if the weather is not suitable. Map
August 27. CSN Songs. These seven talented musicians perform all the hits of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,
Time: 6:30-8 p.m. or other times are noted above

Ann Wilson of Heart - Ridgefield, CT

Aug 22, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson will be on display; Heart songs, songs from Ann’s solo projects, and songs that have influenced and inspired Ann throughout her life.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $90
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Rock Solid Alibi at Rhythm By The Rails - Essex, CT

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT
New to the schedule at Essex Station this year is Rhythm by the Rails, a live lawn concert series. Performing on August 23 is Rock Solid Alibi with classic rock n'roll
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-767-0103

John Fogerty - Westport, CT

Aug 24, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT
As the lead singer and lead guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty's prolific songwriting helped pen some of the most memorable songs in rock and roll, including "Proud Mary,” "Bad Moon Rising" and "Fortunate Son." His solo career skyrocketed in the 1980s with his chart topping single “Centerfield.”
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $95-$125
Telephone: 866-811-4111

An Evening of Old School Funk - Norwich, CT

Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Holiday Inn, 10 Laura Blvd. Norwich, CT
Come out and enjoy an evening of Old School Funk with DJ Jay R One as he plays all of the hits from the 70's & 80's. If you love groups like Chic, Gap Band, and Parliament Funkadelic, then this event is for you! Your ticket includes a buffet served from 6 to 8 p.m. A cash bar will be available all night long. DJ Jay R One will be keeping the party going until 11 p.m.
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Admission: $25

The Bacon Brothers - Ridgefield, CT

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic.  Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a word describing the blend of folk, rock, soul and country influences. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Tickets: $67
Telephone: 203-438-5795

The Charlie Daniels Band - Ridgefield, CT

Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017 Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road Ridgefield, CT
Fans know and love Charlie Daniels Band for itstop country tunes “Long Haired Country Boy,, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp,” and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979. 
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95
Telephone: 203-438-5795

Science & Nature

Fall Festival & Hawk Watch 2017 - Greenwich, CT

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road Greenwich, CT
The Raptor Project with Jonathan Wood is the nation's leading raptor demonstration—an absolute must-see! Come enjoy a chance to get up close and personal with over a dozen birds-of-prey at three dazzling shows each day. Also enjoy live raptor shows, a petting zoo, climbing wall, food, rides in a Tesla radio flyer, hayrides and more.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sports

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

Talks

Deconstructing the Hamilton Phenomenon with Frank Rizzo - Wethersfield, CT

Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street Wethersfield, CT
Variety theater critic and arts writer Frank Rizzo will give a lively multimedia presentation on the phenomenon that is “Hamilton!” Rizzo’s one-hour program will explain why the musical is not simply a landmark show but part of a zeitgeist that is affecting American education, politics and culture.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Telephone: 860-529-0612

Theater

“Oklahoma” - Haddam, CT

Jul 14, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 The Goodspeed, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT
Considered the first true Broadway music as we now understand the form, this play unrolls passion, laughter and high-kicking choreography in a land where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain. Tickets.
Time: Daily except Monday and Tuesday; see theater website for curtain times

“Saturday Night Fever” - Ivoryton, CT

Aug 9, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT
Brooklyn-born Tony Manero loves to dance on the weekends, and he’s about to enter a dance competition and fall in love!! It’s late 1970’s and DISCO is here! Get ready for some Night Fever and the nostalgic songs of the Bee Gees! Based on the film that defined the disco generation.
Time: Wednesday and Thursday,7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Additional matinees: Saturday, August 19 and September 2, both at 2 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

“The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” by Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park - New Haven, CT

Aug 17, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Great Lawn of Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street off Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT
Enjoy Shakespeare's classic tragedy with this seasoned company -- outdoors. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to set up on the grass. Blanket Only Seating - The section closest to the stage is reserved for blankets only. Picnics & merriment begin at 6:30. Arrive early to get a good seat! Entrances at Edgehill Road opposite Edgehill Terrace and on Cliff Street and Edgehill Road.
Time: Daily except Mondays at 8 p.m.
Telephone: 203-392-8882

“Darling Grenadine” - Chester, CT

Aug 18, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 The Terris Theatre, 33 North Main Street Chester, CT
Meet fun-loving jingle composer Harry. In modern Manhattan, his charmed life sparkles with the fizz of romantic comedies and the whimsy of MGM musicals. But will it all go flat when reality interrupts Harry’s tenderly orchestrated fantasia? Strong language and adult themes.
Time: Daily except Mondays and Tuesdays; consult event website for curtain times
Admission: Consult event website

Trains

Railroad Day - Willimantic, CT

Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, 55 Bridge Street Willimantic, CT
A great day for history buffs and rail fans. Ride the train, tour locomotive cabs and historic buildings, demonstrations of railroad. Live music and great food.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children age 8 to 12, $3
Telephone: 860-456-9999