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Santa and More at ‘Holiday Magic’ Christmas Season Event on Dec 2

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Come share some holiday spirit at Darien’s “Holiday Magic” event at Grove Street Plaza, starting at 4 p.m. on Satuday, Dec. 2. Santa will arrive at 4:45 p.m. and will be available to visit with all the children. If you arrive at 4 p.m., the giant animals will return for rides. The Melting Pot will have hot cocoa available to raise money for St.

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Performing Arts Join the Artists at Grove Street Plaza on Saturday

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Art will stand and sit on display Saturday for the annual show at Grove Street Plaza, but it will also dance and be heard. Ballet from Go Figure will be performed at noon (and give away grip socks while supplies last), followed by a 1 p.m. performance from a certified instructor from Club Pilates, which is opening soon in the former location of Panera Bread. (They’ll be giving away bottled water to visitors while supplies last.)

These are the latest additions to the performance schedule at the Darien arts festival, which features painters, photographers and other artists displaying their work, along with food for sale and, it appears, sunshine and temperatures getting up to 83 degrees (get that bottled water). “My goal is creating a free art event which everybody can come and enjoy,” said Darien artist Nobuku “Nobu” Miki, who organized the annual show. “I got live string music, flower arrangement show, magician, kids art show, kids French lesson from a native, and now I’ve added performance art.

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‘Artists at Grove Street Plaza’ Art Show, Now With a Kids Exhibit, Coming Saturday, Sept 23

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Encourage your young artist to submit a masterpiece to the first “Future Darien Artists Show” on Saturday, Sept. 23 when you visit this year’s Artists at Grove Street Plaza fine art show between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, where you’ll find local artists, food vendors and music. You may also find a fine piece of art to buy and take home with you. Most of the work from this year’s 20 participating artists is for sale at $500 or less.

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Darien Band ‘Wingmen’ Performs Friday at Grove Street Plaza

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Returning to Darien Summer Nights concerts for the second year, the home-grown band “Wingmen” performs this Friday, Sept. 1. Last year, Wingmen rocked Grove Street Plaza to a full house. The Wingmen are one of Darien’s hometown bands, featuring Robert McMullan, Tom Travaglini, Charlie Howe, John Markham, Ray Bartone and Larry LeHan — six Darien dads holding on tightly to their day jobs but who occasionally rock the place at local bars and private parties in town. ________

— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


The Wingmen performs 60s and 70s rock and pop tunes mixed with an improvisational style that keeps fans coming back for more.

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WEEKEND REMINDER: Darien Native Jeff Mucciolo & ‘CC:Legend’ Band at Friday’s Summer Nights Concert

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Darien Summer Nights brings Darien native Jeff Mucciolo and his band CC: Legend to Grove Street Plaza on Friday, Aug. 25 for the latest in its summer concert series. CC: Legend is a band devoted to the music of reggae pioneer Bob Marley. Jeff, who plays drums, graduated from Darien High School in 1983 and is thrilled to have his band perform in their first Connecticut concert. The band delivers an authentic rendition of all your favorite uplifting and infectious songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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‘Mods and Rockers’ Band Plays Friday Night in Darien Summer Nights Concert

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Darien Summer Nights continues on Aug. 18 with a returning favorite, Harry Bergen. This summer, Harry is the new front man for Mods and Rockers, a band devoted to the classic rock music of the 1960s. ______________

— an announcement from Darien Summer Nights


The band plays music from Van Morrison, the Doors and the Stones. Best known for their spirited renditions of Beatles classics, a fun night of great music is on tap. Pick up dinner and bring friends, we have an amazing night of 60s rock that all ages will enjoy.