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Art receptions, author appearances, performing arts and some film events

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‘Music and Faith’ Lectures at Darien Library Include Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Bernstein

Gil Harel Darien Library music lecturer
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Darien Library presents a new four-week, Tuesday lecture series on music and faith taught by Gil Harel. (Watch his previous lectures.) All lectures take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Darien Library, starting this Tuesday, Nov. 20. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Giant Balloons and More on Sunday at the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular

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A bicycle stunt team, dance troupes, floats, 11 award-winning bands and, of course, 14 colossal helium ballonsPlease join us at the 2o18 Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular starting at 12 noon on Sunday, Nov. 18. The festivities start the day before, from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Giant Balloon Inflation Party at the intersection of Hoyt and Summer Streets in Stamford where you can watch the drama of giant helium balloons coming to life. The party will have live music, clowns, cartoon characters and a meet-and-greet with Santa.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Santa Comes to Grove Street Plaza at ‘Holiday Magic’ Event Dec 1

Elves Holiday Magic 2018
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On Saturday, Dec. 1, Santa will arrive at Grove Street Plaza and come down the chimney to visit with children. Families can be entertained while waiting for his arrival with Rides on the Giant Animals — Lucy the Polar Bear and Rudy the Reindeer, Carolers from Darien High School will entertain all and there will be hot cocoa. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Theatre 308’s ‘Our Town’ Thursday Performance Postponed to 2 PM Saturday

Theatre 308 2018 Our Town third pic
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Due to the weather and the school district decision to cancel after-school and evening activities, the Thursday evening Theatre 308 performance of Our Town has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Nov.17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets purchased for Thursday will be honored for the 2 p.m. Saturday show. Separately, the play is being performed Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Works by Two Area Artists on Display at Darien Nature Center, Reception Nov 28

Hanneke Goedkoop art
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Paintings by area artists Hanneke Goedkoop and Sandy Mills are on display in the “Spirit of Nature” exhibit at Darien Nature Center, now through Jan. 19. A wine and cheese opening reception for the artists will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. This event is free and open to the public. A total of 30 percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the Nature Center. Continue Reading →

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Opening Reception Sunday for Silvermine Arts Center’s Latest Guild Group Exhibition

Works at Silvermine Galleries Guild Group Exhibition
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The Silvermine Galleries will present a Guild Group Exhibition with new work by 44 members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m., and the exhibition runs through Dec. 20. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Some of the Best Pedal Steel Guitar Artists in the Country Playing in Darien, Norwalk This Weekend

Lucky Ocean pedal steel guitar
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Award-winning pedal steel guitar artists and Nashville music performers will be performing on Saturday night, Nov. 18 at the Piedmont Club’s Piedmont Lounge in Darien. The next day, they’ll perform at the Pedal Steel Guitar Association Show at the Doubletree Hotel in Norwalk.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Supper and Soul’ in Westport: One Ticket Gets You Dinner and a Kasey Tyndall Concert

Kasey Tyndall belly button and all
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For one $75 ticket (which actually costs 83.32 with the unavoidable added charges), you can go to one of six Westport restaurants at 6 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 10, then see a concert by Kasey Tyndall. (more…) Continue Reading →

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