Dennis DeYoung from Styx Alive @ Five Concert Series - Downtown Stamford


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

On Thursday at 5 p.m. Dennis DeYoung from Styx - Alive @ Five Concert Series - call or visit the website for more informaton

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to launch 2011 Music/Entertainment series with renowned jazz flutist Sherry Winston - Norwalk


295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-838-9799 ext. 17.

On Friday, 8 -10 p.m. The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will kick off its 2011 Music/Entertainment series with the Sherry Winston Trio, a renowned jazz performer of international stature. The evening will be sponsored by the Xerox Foundation. Ms. Winston has had the honor of performing at the White House and for two U.S. presidents, William J. Clinton and George H.W. Bush, and has played at major theaters including Kennedy Center, Constitution Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Apollo Theater, among others. A child prodigy, Sherry Winston began her jazz career at the age of 11. Tickets for the Sherry Winston concert at the Mansion are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. RSVP by July 12.  Walk-ins are welcome although seats are limited. All proceeds to benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.

ETHEL - America's Premier Postclassical String Quartet - at Silvermine Arts Center New Canaan


1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

On Friday, at 8 p.m.. ETHEL, America’s premier postclassical string quartet will be performing at the Silvermine Arts Center - Auditorium. The group will feature their own new string quartet arrangement of Philip Glass’ score from the movie The Hours. Additional works will be drawn from the groups’ extensive body of fascinating and original materials. ETHEL invigorates contemporary concert music with refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming and exceptional artistry. The group embraces today’s most exhilarating music with emphasis on works composed since 1995. Their improvisatory spirit and fierce intensity make an ETHEL concert an event not to be missed. Tickets: $30 for members; $40 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. To purchase advance tickets call 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

Otterly Amazing! at The Stamford Museum

07/15/2011 to 07/15/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Back by popular demand! Join us at 12:30 pm any Monday or Friday in July and August to learn more about our friends, Robert and Edith, SM&NC's North American River Otters. One of our otter keepers will introduce you to the North American River Otter though a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. Then at 1 pm, it's time to move on the otter observation deck to watch as Robert and Edith are fed their favorite meal of the day...lunch! Program activities will vary from week to week and will last approximately 45 minutes. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail,  or visit the website.

Summer Music Sundays Morning at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens - Stamford

07/17/2011 to 07/17/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Treat yourself to a beautiful morning of music to recharge your batteries for the week ahead! Bring a chair, your coffee and paper and sit among our gardens and plantings as students from the Yale Graduate School of Music perform for you. In case of inclement weather the performances will take place in the Visitor Center. Members Free, Non members free with $6 garden admission. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail

Summer Music Sundays Evening- True Grass

07/17/2011 to 07/17/2011

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a night of great music. Enjoy the mix of perennial favorites, as well as new artists who will be performing among the magnificent trees and gardens. Member $5 per person, Non member $10 per person. TrueGrass takes special pride in presenting the more obscure songs of often ignored artists in Bluegrass and Classic Country music history. Original tunes will also be rendered in each program. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year from 8:30am to sunset.

Architecture, Sculpture, and 3D (will include clay) Westport Arts Center


51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

Two sessions - 9:30 - 12:30 and 2-4 pm. Ages – 6-10. Instructor - Jessica Lynch  Cost – $295/275 (WAC members). Do you love to build and construct? This camp is for the aspiring Architect, join us in designing buildings, machines, and landscapes turning them into 3D creations. We will explore artist and architects throughout art history, using a variety of mixed-media including paper-mache, wood, clay, paint, and wire to create wild and imaginative structures.

A Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Adventure at The Palace Theatre - Stamford


61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

On Tuesday, July 19, 2011 "A Glow-in-the-Dark Dinosaur Adventure" features electroluminescent crayon-like creatures that light up the night in a heart rending tale of a scientist, Professor Henslow, & his creation, Darwin the Dinosaur. In Darwin's adventures beyond the professor's workshop, he encounters many different types of creatures – Verla, the gangly ostrich; Peche, the beautiful fish; Brutus, the red dinosaur – and he learns something new about the world around him. Truly unique & visually dazzling, the show has been universally praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, & dance. The show is recommended for children 6 years & older & is perfect for community/day care centers, camps, birthday parties, Girl& Boy Scout troops, & Mom's Clubs. Two performances: 10 am & 12 noon. Tickets: $5 each Runtime: 60 mins. Recommended for children 6+; everyone attending must have a ticket, regardless of age.  Visit the website for more information.  For tickets:

A Farmer's Life at The Stamford Museum

07/19/2011 to 07/19/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Each Tuesday in July and August, come and see what it takes to run a farm. Join a Heckscher Farm staff member for an interactive presentation. Topics will include training animals, grooming, milking goats, wool processing, and much more. Please meet at the chicken coop at 2 pm to find out what the topic will be each day. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, have some farm fun and learn something new! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call,  e-mail, or visit the website.

Back to the Garden 1969 Norwalk Concert Series


Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7806.

With Long Island Sound as a backdrop, area residents can enjoy free musical entertainment for all ages throughout the summer. Just pack a picnic and comfortable seating then head for Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the First County Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, tribute bands will be featured during the weekly concerts on Wednesday evenings (rain date is the following night). A $5.00 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach sticker.  A classic car show begins at 6:00 p.m. 7:00 pm Concert - Back to the Garden 1969 – Featuring music from the Woodstock era, these seasoned musicians have toured, performed and recorded nationally.