Brews & BBQ featuring Spin Doctors

04/11/2017 to 07/22/2017

43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 2038379226.

Brews & BBQ is back! Come out on Saturday, July 22nd at Ives Concert Park in Danbury to celebrate the change of the seasons with the ultimate spring bash featuring BBQ, craft beer and live music from Spin Doctors! Gates open at 3pm and the event runs until 9pm. Advance tickets are $15. Tickets at the door are $20. You think you know the Spin Doctors. Think again. When the legendary New York quartet release "If The River Was Whiskey" on May 14th through Ruf Records, casual fans will discover the secret past the hardcore have never forgotten. To the wider world, the Doctors might be the multi-million-selling icons behind hits like Two Princes and Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, not to mention the classic Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. But in 2013, Chris Barron (vocals), Aaron Comess (drums), Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass) are reconnecting with the flat-broke twenty-somethings who scraped for dollars at the sharp end of the Big Apple blues circuit. The Spin Doctors have come full-circle.
Amateur BBQ Competition You may grill up some pretty mean bbq on your deck, but do you have what it takes to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion? Every Tuesday from April 18th – May 2nd, Ethan and Lou on i95 will sample delicious pulled pork from 3 contestants and will pick a winner! At the end of the competition all 3 finalists will compete at Brews & BBQ for the chance to become Connecticut's Amateur BBQ Champion! Link to buy tickets: https://www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219 Link to sign up for BBQ competition: http://i95rock.com/brews-bbq-amateur-bbq-competition/

Washington Art Association Sculpture

04/21/2017 to 06/09/2017

4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

Working from the Figure in Clay with Mary Adams Fridays, April 21 – June 9; 9:30am-12:30pm $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr; materials extra. Class is limited to 12

Oliver Wolcott Library Carol Moore Mixed Media

05/04/2017 to 06/29/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

Carol Moore is a lifelong resident of Litchfield, currently residing in Bantam. She is well-know in the area for her colorful, energy-charged paintings and pottery. Carol has always been drawn to the negative spaces apparent in industrial sites and street scenes and her paintings reflect this keen interest. Monday 12-5, Tues.- Thurs. 10-9, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-2, Sun. 10-3.

Brookfield Historical Society American Military Forum - Children of the WarMuseum Exhibit Honors Fallen Brookfield Military Heroes

05/21/2017 to 06/04/2017

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT

Every Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. with extended hours on Sunday, May 24 (Brookfield's Memorial Day Celebration). The Exhibit will open on Saturday at noon in the Museum located at 165 Whisconier Road, (intersection of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. It will continue each Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. through June 4th and will also be open during the Brookfield's Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 29. Each year we pay tribute to Brookfield's fallen military heroes but until recently, little was known about who they actually are. We have now been able to identify 44 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives, on the alter of freedom, in defense of our nation. This exhibit provides our community the opportunity to gain a more intimate understanding of the courageous servicemen we honor. It not only contains the names of the fallen, but also background information, where available, on both their civilian and military lives as well as poignant images and photographs. It is a moving tribute to these men who have made so grave a sacrifice for our community and our nation.

Rock of Ages

05/22/2017 to 06/19/2017

158 Main St. , Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

In collaboration with the Phoenix Theater Company of Bristol, LCT presents the rock/jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES to the Thomaston Opera House main stage.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

June 1, 2, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8pm

June 11 & 18 at 2pm

Tickets: $22-$25

Paint Night at the Park

05/24/2017 to 06/04/2017

43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203-837-9226.

Ives has partnered with The Pottery Factory to host “Paint Night at the Park” on Sunday, June 4 at 3pm.  Surrounded by lush greenery, majestic pond, and the beauty of nature, Ives Concert Park will be a beautiful backdrop as you paint the “Lullaby Moon” canvas pictured.

Several experienced and enthusiastic artists will give you step-by-step instruction to create your masterpiece. You will leave with a beautiful creation that you can truly say you painted yourself!

Complimentary light snacks will be provided and beverages will be available to purchase on site.

Tickets are $35.

Seating will be limited to the size of the stage as all seating will be covered under the gazebo.

 

Link to buy tickets: https://thepotteryfactory.com/event/paint-night-at-ives-concert-park-danbury-ct/

 

Kent Art Association Spring Juried Show

05/27/2017 to 06/18/2017

21 S. Main St, Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

Open to all artists. Thurs. - Sun. 1-5pm  Awards Reception Saturday, 5/27 from 2-4pm

Summer Fling @ Mattatuck Museum

06/02/2017

144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT

6:30 pm. Come to the Mattatuck Museum, on the Green in Waterbury for an evening of star-studded summer fun! The celebration includes dinner and dancing in the galleries and signature cocktails. The evening will begin in the Garden for an extended cocktail hour and throughout the evening guests will have the opportunity to bid on great auction items and participate in the
ever popular wine raffle.

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum A Contemporary Cocktail Party

06/02/2017

258 Main St, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-4519.

7-9 pm. $25. Get ready for The Beatles' invasion of The Aldrich! Fairfield County's popular front man Tim Currie joins up with Norwalk's Suns of Walrus to present Celebrating All Things Beatles. This high-energy rock and roll show will feature classic Beatles hits and have you singing along to Fab Four fan favorites. Renowned "Best of the Gold Coast" catering company FESTIVITIES will serve up delicious fare to accompany a spirits tasting by Bridgeport's Asylum Distillery. Top off the evening with a tour of the new exhibitions.

Ridgefield Playhouse Paula Poundstone

06/02/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. Say Hello to Emmy Award-winning comedian, author and humorist, Paula Poundstone! Get your tickets early for this sell-out show!