Tavern Night with Fairfield Museum and History Center

Sun Tavern 370 Beach Road, Fairfield

In 1824, the Marquis de Lafayette, the last living General of the Continental Army from the Revolutionary War, embarked on a triumphant return to the United States on a whirlwind trip, and on August 20, 1824, he visited Fairfield, Connecticut, where he was lavishly entertained by the Town’s citizens. The Fairfield Museum is hosting an extraordinary evening of food, drink, and song at the historic Sun Tavern, Fairfield’s only remaining tavern from the 1700s. Join us for light bites from Martel Bistro, beer on tap from Elicit Brewing Company, and tavern songs with Cliff Haslam and Joseph Morneault. Raise a glass to commemorate Lafayette’s visit to Connecticut in the summer of 1824! For more information

$75

Gerald Albright in Concert: The Klein: Bridgeport

The Klein Theater 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport

9-time Grammy Award Nominated Jazz Musician Gerald Albright and his band Gerald Albright, born and raised in Los Angeles, was an accomplished saxophonist well before he enrolled into Redlands University. Months after graduation he joined jazz pianist/ R&B singer Patrice Rushen and took the place of the bass player and finished up the tour with her playing both the saxophone and bass. He then became the consummate session and touring musician in the 1980’s, working alongside artists from Anita Baker, Ray Parker JR., The Temptations and Maurice White to Les McCann, and Whitney Houston.. For more information

Handpan Showcase – Spirit Voices at The MAC in Milford

Milford Arts Council, the MAC 40 Railroad Ave South, Milford

Jim LoPresti and Friends "My friend and New England handpan builder Mike Lindskog from Mountain Man Handpan in New Hampshire, will be joining the handpan performance on August 30th at the Milford Arts Council, the MAC. Mike will have an insight booth set up to answer questions about the instrument and share some of his beautiful builds. Making handpans is a unique skill that requires time and dedication. This will be an opportunity to try a handpan and get an up close look at the craftsmanship. Mike will be available to talk before the beggining of the perfomance, during the intermission and for a couple minutes at the end of the performance. The level of talent under one roof for this night is gonna be amazing. Mark your calendars now. Tickets will be on sale soon. AUGUST 30TH DOORS 7PM - The MAC Milford, CT" For more information

$20

Pilobolus – From the Porch: Hillstead

Hillstead Museum 35 Mountain Rd, Farmington

Pilobolus is back at Hill-Stead, for the fourth consecutive year. More information on the performance will be available this summer! For 50 years, Pilobolus has been one of this country’s most recognizable and beloved dance companies – invited to perform around the globe, at events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics, and with some of the world’s greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators. The performance will take place on the West Lawn. Please bring chairs or blanket, and a picnic. We strongly advise attendees to purchase tickets in advance. Any available tickets sold at the gate will be by credit card only. For more information 5:30 pm    Gates open 6:00 pm    Performance begins

$10 – $30

UNITY interactive public art project at the Whitfield Museum

Whitfield House 248 Old Whitfield St, Guilford

Free Event! UNITY interactive public art project – Multicultural Performances – Community Expo – Kindness Rocks – Food & Supplies Drive – Tours In celebration of Welcoming Week, you’re invited to this free event to help build a nation of neighbors! Welcoming Week is an annual international campaign and celebration showcasing the work of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants and refugees. The Whitfield House was built in 1639 as the home of Guilford’s first minister as well as a fort for the new settlement of about 350 Puritans fleeing religious persecution in England. While Puritans were religious refugees, they were often not welcoming to those with differing views or those they thought of as inferior. Here at the museum, we’re committed to Welcoming Week’s goal of building a nation of neighbors. WelcomeFest is a free event open to everyone where we learn about cultures different from our own, celebrate our similarities and differences, and foster mutual understanding and deeper belonging for all. Support provided by CT Humanities. For more information

John Kander & Fred Ebb at Madison Lyric Stage

Madison Lyric Stage 581 Boston Post Rd, Madison

September 20-22 Featuring songs from their greatest hit musicals, including Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Rink, The Visit, Zorba, and many others, this celebration of the songbook of John Kander and Fred Ebb features a combo orchestra and a cast of 10. This revue honoring the multi-Tony award-winning team features a catalogue of songs from their many landmark theatrical productions, along with tunes from their scores for films, including Funny Lady and New York, New York. For more information

$55

Outside Mullingar by Patrick Shanley at The MAC in Milford

Milford Arts Council, the MAC 40 Railroad Ave South, Milford

September 20 –  October 5 Fridays & Saturdays 7:30   Sundays 2:00 Never too late to take a chance on love. The play is set in the Midlands of Ireland, and involves two farmers, Anthony and Rosemary, who live next to each other. Rosemary has been romantically interested in Anthony her entire life. Anthony, who is shy and unaware of Rosemary’s feelings, dislikes farming, so his father intends to leave the farm to a nephew.  A compassionate, delightful play. By John Patrick Shanley Directed by Rich Mancini For more information

$35

The Miracle Worker at Niantic Bay Playhouse

Niantic Bay Playhouse 279 Main Street, Niantic

October 18 - November 3 The Miracle Worker is a timeless classic and we’re excited to bring it to life on our stage! This powerful drama tells the story of Helen Keller, a young girl who is blind and deaf, and the woman who helps her to communicate with the world around her. It’s a moving and inspiring tale of the power of love, determination, and perseverance, and it’s a show that will stay with you long after the final curtain. For more information

$35