Southbury Kathy Thompson Band Concert at the Gazebo

08/24/2017

775 Main St. South, Southbury, CT

 6-8 pm.  Free. Southbury Green Summer Concert Series Music presents Kathy Thompson Band playing old school funk, soul & R&B. Blankets and chairs are welcome. All concerts will be weather permitting. For more information visit www.facebook.com/SouthburyGreenCT .

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Afternoon Studios: Data Drawings

08/24/2017

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

2-4 pm. Incorporate important words and numbers from your life, like your birth date, a lucky number, or special place, into a mixed-media collage.

Oliver Wolcott Library You Don’t Look Your Age…And Other Fairy Tales with Author Sheila Nevins

08/24/2017

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT

7-8 pm.  heila Nevins is the best friend you never knew you had. She is your discreet confidante you can tell any secret to, your sage mentor at work who helps you navigate the often uneven playing field, your wise sister who has "been there, done that," your hysterical girlfriend whose stories about men will make you laugh until you cry. Sheila Nevins is the one person who always tells it like it is. In You Don't Look Your Age, the famed documentary producer finally steps out from behind the camera and takes her place front and center. In these pages you will read about the real life challenges of being a woman in a man's world, what it means to be a working mother, what it's like to be an older woman in a youth-obsessed culture, the sometimes changing, often sweet truth about marriages, what being a feminist really means, and that you are in good company if your adult children don't return your phone calls. . She has worked on productions that have been recognized with 32 Primetime Emmy Awards, 34 News and Doc Emmy Awards, 42 Peabody Awards, and 26 Academy Awards. Nevins has won 32 individual Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other person. A wine & cheese reception will follow. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale & signing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Imagine Nation -Dog Days of Summer

08/24/2017

One Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

10 am - 1 pm.  Beat the heat, come indoors to meet a bunch of tail wagging friends and learn about the lovable canines. You don't need to bring a dog to this event.

Lock Museum of America - Lock Museum Adventure

08/25/2017 to 08/27/2017

230 Main Street, Terryville, CT Phone: 860-480-4480.

Fri. Aug. 25 @ 7 pm. Sat. Aug. 26 @ 3 and 6 pm and Sun. Aug. 27 @ 3 pm. You will use puzzles, riddles, and codes to open locks and antique safes to solve a mystery! Find the Pharoah's Gold. Adventure rooms, also called escape rooms, clue rooms, challenge rooms, or puzzle rooms, are fun for friends, families, and coworkers. You and your friends will be surrounded by thousands of antique locks, keys, and items related to lockmaking - the most in the United States and quite possibly the world! Some of the more unusual artifacts are a 4,000–year old Egyptian lock, a 7,000-pound cannonball safe, and a treasure chest from the Spanish Armada!

Warner Theatre-WILLY WONKA JR

08/25/2017

68 Main St, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

7 pm.. Presented by: Curtain Call Kids. Tickets for this event are at the door or by calling the Promoter at (860) 307-7291

Haight Vineyard Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class

08/25/2017

29 Chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860)-567-4045.

5:30-6:30 pm. Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes @ 5:30 pm. $35 per person. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food. All HBV wine is paired with a cheese and or chocolate. HBV wine glass to take home! PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are taken with a credit card. Cancellations must occur 7 days prior to the event for full refund. Phone or email cancellations accepted. Cancellations after 7 days prior will result in full charge. For Groupon holders, your Groupon will be marked as redeemed and you will no longer have its promotional value.

White Memorial Foundation Star Party

08/25/2017

80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses

Danbury Concerts on the Green

08/25/2017

268 Main St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

7-10 pm. THE BRITISH INVASION. Come see why the British Invasion Tribute has quickly become the most sought after family-friendly entertainment experiences throughout the U.S.!

Scoville Memorial Library Fourth Friday Film Series

08/25/2017

38 Main St, Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-2838.

1 pm. There has always been something so utterly compelling about a story that tells of a rise to power. That quest to the top always holds fascination in how the individual gets there. It's not always via the most noble of roads, but perhaps that's what makes it the most intriguing. In the case of 'The Founder', it is 1954 with Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) on the road as he attempts to sell milkshake machines to various stores. He's not having much success, that is, until a drive-in burger shop puts in a rather large order. Out of curiosity, he travels to the restaurant in San Bernardino to find something that is the first of its kind: McDonald's, a restaurant where you receive your order in 30 seconds and everything the food and drinks come in is disposable. The owners of the restaurant, Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick (Nick Offerman) McDonald, give Ray a tour of the kitchen, and by the time he's seen everything, he decides that he has to get in on it somehow. How McDonald's becomes the multi-billion dollar franchise through Kroc's ambition and cunning is what makes this compelling cinema.

PG-13, 2 hrs.