A Circus Among Us!

07/12/2012

Bridgeport, CT

5-9pm. Join the Bridgeport Arts & Cultural Council for our kick off at McLevy Green with this month's theme: A CIRCUS AMONG US! Music, Art, Great Eats, Downtown Thursday Music series, community, entertainers and the City Canvases launching!

Alive @ Five Concert Series Features Matisyahu/Moon Taxi/Emergency Service--Stamford

07/12/2012

West Park Place, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-348-5285.

Alive@Five is a concert series with live music from national headliners which attracts after work crownds to Columbus Park starting at 5PM.  Stamford Downtown produces great music, great dancing and great times.  $10 adults.  Check the website for details re entry to the park.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents "Romeo and Juliet" at Beardsley Park Zoo - Bridgeport

07/13/2012 to 07/15/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-393-3213.

Shows are July 13-15 8 to 10 p.m. Connecticut Free Shakespeare celebrates another extraordinary summer at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo by presenting “Romeo and Juliet.” Performance begins at 8:00 pm; Zoo opens for picnics at 6:30 pm. All shows at the Peacock Pavilion. Show cancels if inclement weather. FREE. For more information, call 203-393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.

Wild Times at Danbury Fair Mall

07/13/2012 to 07/14/2012

7 Backus Avenue, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-394-6565.

1 to 4 p.m. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is celebrating the opening of L.L. Bean at the Danbury Fair Mall with some native Connecticut critters. Participate in talks and activities with Zoo staff and even experience an animal encounter. The Zoomobile is FREE.

Connecticut Free Shakespeare presents "Romeo and Juliet" at Beardsley Zoo

07/13/2012 to 07/15/2012

1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 345-3430.

Performance begins at 8:00 pm, Zoo opens for picnics at 6:30 pm. All shows at the Peacock Pavilion. Show cancels if inclement weather. FREE. For more information, call 203-393-3213 or visit www.ctfreeshakespeare.org.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS-Summer Constellations at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

07/13/2012 to 07/13/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Summer Constellations, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please. For more call or visit the web site.


Spider Soiree at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

07/14/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

On Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our annual summer tea returns with eight legs! Dine on delectable treats such as "Ants on a Log" and "Beetle Crackers" while we drink "Bug Juice" and iced tea. We'll meet some live tarantulas, insects and insectivores up close, make a spider frame for the garden and get a special tour of our live tarantula exhibit. Participants will even have a chance to have their picture taken holding a live tarantula! Limited to 30 adults and 30 children. Register by calling 203.977.6521.Members: $45 for 1 adult/child; $25 for each additional person | Non-Members: $55 for 1 adult/child; $25 for each additional person. For more information call, e-mail, or visit the websie.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream Night Hike New Canaan Nature Center

07/14/2012

144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-9577 x21.

7:30pm – 9:00pm The New Canaan Nature Center is "calling all merry creatures of the night" for a magical night hike inspired by one of Shakespeare's most famous works!   Families, children and adults of all ages are welcome to join this guided tour of the Nature Center's meadows aglow with fireflies, the ponds surrounded by a chorus of singing and the balmy evening breezes of July as dusk turns to night.  Naturalists will lead this guided hike through the property and help the young and young at heart search for woodland creatures and other enchanted mysteries of the evening.  Space is limited and advance registration is required.  The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members (free under age 3).  Please call (203) 966-9577 to register.

Norwalk Fun Flicks Outdoor Movies--Happy Feet 2

07/14/2012

Shady Beach, Norwalk, CT 06855. Phone: 203-854-7807.

On Saturday, July 14 – "Happy Feet 2"--Mumble, the Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is reluctant to dance.  Erik runs away and encounters a penguin who can fly! Then the world is shaken by powerful forces and Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures--from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals -- to put things right.
Actors providing the voices for this animated feature include Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Sofia Vergara, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski and Hugo Weaving.

Family Pond Exploration Greenwich Audubon

07/14/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 x230.

3:00-4:30 pm. Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided.  All ages. Space limited. RSVP to Ted at 203-869-5272 x230.