Stamford Jazz Up July

07/10/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Charter Communications - Bernie Williams, Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '13 All Stars. $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July, Children aged 12 and under are free Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Stamford Jazz Up July

07/10/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Charter Communications - Bernie Williams, Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '13 All Stars. $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July, Children aged 12 and under are free Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Stamford Jazz Up July

07/10/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Charter Communications - Bernie Williams, Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '13 All Stars. $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July, Children aged 12 and under are free Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Stamford Jazz Up July

07/10/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Charter Communications - Bernie Williams, Young Artists Summer Jazz Workshop '13 All Stars. $10 fee to attend Jazz Up July, Children aged 12 and under are free Single main entrance located on Main Street just west of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. Rain Venue - Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street

Norwalk - Curious Creatures and Scarborough Fair

07/10/2013

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

6:30 p.m. Curious Creatures – hands-on exhibit of exotic animals. 7:30 p.m. Scarborough Fair – With voices that blend effortlessly into that Simon & Garfunkel signature sound, brothers Jeb and Jock Guthrie pay tribute to the famous musical duo. Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, area residents look forward to packing a picnic and a blanket and heading to the beach to enjoy a relaxing evening of music beside Long Island Sound. A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker. For updates and additional information call the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Office at 203-854-7807. All concerts (except Gunsmoke and Beginnings) have a rain date of the following day. For cancellation information call 203-854-7938. A $20.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.

Greenwich Historical Society - Help Greenwich Historical Society Build a WW1 Exhibition

07/11/2013

111 Putnam Street, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 23..

The Historical Society will be holding a "Discovery Day" at the Greenwich Library on Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to gather stories and to examine documents, photos, letters, and other memorabilia that relate to Greenwich residents who fought in World War I or who did their part on the home front. The goal is to discover information and artifacts that could become part of an exhibition on Greenwich during the Great War, which is planned for fall 2014. If your family lived in Greenwich during this period and you have information or materials that relate to the topic, please help the Historical Society tell the story of this great conflict from the Greenwich perspective. For further information, contact Christopher Shields at cshields@greenwichhistory.org or 203-869-6899, Ext. 23.

2013 Greenwich Sidewalk Sales Days

07/11/2013 to 07/14/2013

Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830. Phone: 203-531-3047.

The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is once again presenting the most anticipated shopping experience of the year, the 2013    along Greenwich Avenue and the nearby streets in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut. On Thurs, Fri,  Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Balloon artists and face painters for children, along with live music and ballroom dancing, will entertain shoppers and their families as they find bargains and discounts on high fashion, sportswear, shoes, gifts, jewelry, household goods and more from participating retailers and businesses and tasty fare from participating restaurants.  For more information, visit the website or call.

Darien Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days

07/11/2013 to 07/13/2013

17 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, CT 06820. Phone: 203-655-3600.

The 2013 sales will be held from July 11 to 13, rain or shine. So far, the event has landed several high-profile area sponsors, including First County Bank (which again holds the honor of being the Title Sponsor); Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Co. Insurance Inc.; Baywater Properties; Darien Bank and Trust; Grove Street Properties; Helen Ainson; Nielsen's Florist; Palmer's Market; The Darien Times; The Gardener's Center; Venture Portraits; Wells Fargo Bank; Darien Rowayton Bank; and Tibbetts, Keating & Butler LLC. After Title Sponsor First County Bank, the remaining companies are the children's entertainment sponsors. From 9 AM to 5 PM both days.

Stamford Alive@5

07/11/2013

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 348-5285.

5 p.m. - July 11-Sponsored by F.D. Rich Company & Trump Parc Stamford, Ryan Cabrera, Mike Scala, Alexis Babini.  Alive@Five, Rules for 2013 NEW THIS YEAR: Backpacks or large bags will not be permitted. No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street just east of Clark and Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals. You must be 21 and older to get into the concert area after 7 pm. Hands will be marked for under 21. Under 21 cannot leave and re-enter. If you are under 21 and arrive before 7pm, you are welcome to stay for the entire concert, but you cannot leave and re-enter. Photo I.D. is required. Passports and Out of State IDs require a Second Form of Photo I.D. with Date of Birth. NEW THIS YEAR: Those aged 25 and under will be required to fill out a CT Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division Age Statement Form, certifying that you are 21 years of age or older. $15 fee to attend the Alive @ Five Festival. Children aged 12 and under are free, but must enter before 7pm and cannot leave and re-enter. Metro North will be vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws. Alive@Five will take place, rain or shine. Restricted Items Attendees cannot enter with backpacks or large bags, coolers, chairs, bicycles, skateboards, weapons,containers of any kind, liquids, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, pets, video cameras or tape recorders. Security professionals at all entry portals will ensure that all attendees are free of any of these items.

The Avon - THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998

07/11/2013

272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-967-3660.

9:00 p.m. The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians. In 1991, unemployed '60s refugee Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). However, the Dude's life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice, California, bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons had the wrong Jeff Lebowski. They should have invaded the home of philanthropic Pasadena millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski. The Dude looks up his wealthy namesake, manages to get a replacement for his rug, and meets the millionaire's sexy young wife Bunny. Later, Jeffrey ("The Big") Lebowski calls in the Dude to deliver a $1 million ransom for the return of his kidnapped wife. Fine -- except that Walter intrudes and botches the ransom drop. As events unravel, the Dude gets caught up in the schemes of Lebowski's daughter, erotic artist Maude, encounters both cops and bad guys, and drifts through an elaborate bowling fantasy sequence titled Gutterballs. --Bhob Stewart, Rovi