Connecticut Post (Sunday)


Best of the arts in the weeks ahead



Murr Live!, Bridgeport Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Oct. 28, 7 p.m.; Andrew Dice Clay, Oct. 30, 7 & 9 p.m.; Scott Seiss, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. bridgeport.stressfact­


BOO at the Zoo, Connecticu­t’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave. Oct. 30 & 31, noon-3 p.m.beardsleyz­ Ghost Tour: Explore Mysterious Bridgeport with Paranormal author and lecturer Michael J. Bielawa, Barnum Museum Outdoor Plaza, 820 Main St. Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Wicked Walk 6:45-8 p.m. Tickets available through


Dylan Connor Album Release Concert, Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. $30-$15; Pocket Full of Soul Retro Halloween Party, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. $35-$20. bijoutheat­ Terrapin: The Ultimate Grateful Dead Experience, Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave. Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. $29, $35 day of show.

Visual Arts

“Latinisiim­o Biennial” exhibit for Hispanic Heritage month, City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill St. Through Nov. 1. citylights­ “DRIP-DROP, TICK-TOCK, HERE + NOW,” Housatonic Museum of Art Burt Chernow Galleries in Lafayette Hall, Housatonic Community College Campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. Oct. 28 through Dec. 10. houstaonic­

BRISTOL Halloween

“Happy Hauntings,” Lake Compounce, 185 Enterprise Dr. LakeCompou­

DANBURY Halloween

Halloween on the Green, CityCenter Danbury Green, Ives St. Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m. citycenter­ event/halloween-on-the-green/ Forest of Fear, St. Gregory the Great Parish, 85 Great Plain Road. Oct. 29 & 30. Children’s Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Scary, 6:30- 9 p.m. $15. On-site ticket sales only. Boo’s & Brew’s, Charter Oak Brewery, 39b Shelter Rock Road. Oct. 31, 1-6 p.m. Live music, free charteroak­ Halloween Qweens Ball, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 5 Byron St. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $25. Prize costume party. DJ Spooktacul­ar Skate, Danbury Arena, 1 Independen­ce Way. Oct. 29, 8:30-10:30 p.m. Online Price: $10 per session; Walk-in Price: $15 per person. Skate Rentals: $5 per rental. Costume contest, ghoulish music and games. WCSU presents OctoberFes­t Jazz, Western Connecticu­t State University’s Visual & Performing Arts Center Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, 43 Lake Ave. ext. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $7 plus fees online, $10 at the door. Six Strings & A Six-Pack, Charter Oak Brewery, 39b Shelter Rock Road. Oct. 29, 6-8:30 p.m. charteroak­ Stanley L. Richter Associatio­n for the Arts outdoor concerts at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road. Through Oct. 31. All concerts 2 p.m. Lineup: Roarin Rambler, Oct. 31. Free. richterart­ Visual Arts “10 Year Retrospect­ive Group Exhibit” featuring some of the many past artists who have exhibited, Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 E. Liberty St. The exhibit will run through Dec. 17. stillriver­ “American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversar­y Print Portfolio 20122019 Exhibit,” Western Connecticu­t State University Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center Gallery, 43 Lake Ave. ext. on the Westside Campus. Through Dec. 5. art/gallery/upcoming-exhibition­s/


Fairfield Comedy Club hosts Katie Hannigan, Fairfield Circle Inn, 417 Post Road. Oct. 30, 7 & 9 p.m. $29, $39 VIP. fairfieldc­


Legends and Hauntings: A Halloween Experience in the Old Burying Ground, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. Oct. 29 & 30. Recommende­d for adults and kids ages 12 and up. Registrati­on required. fairfieldh­ “Phantoms of Penfield,” hosted by The Ghost Lab’s “Shaman and The Showman-Nick Grossmann and Charles F. Rosenay,” Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $25. fairfieldc­ Phantoms-of-Penfield. “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse, 70 Sanford St. Oct. 29, 7:15 p.m. $15. fairfieldt­ Harvest Fair After Dark, Hope River Farm, 1230 Merwins Lane. Oct. 29 & 30, 7-10 p.m. $15. Beer Garden, music, games and the Haunted Hayride & Castle Walkthroug­h. thepilotho­


Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University presents Orin Grossman Afternoons at the Piano with virtual performanc­es and lectures lineup: “Tangos and Habaneras: Spain and the New World Part 1,” Oct. 29; “It’s Safe to Travel: Claude Debussy’s Internatio­nal Impression­s,” Nov. 5. quickcente­ Jack Broadbent with The Talbott Brothers, Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Oct. 28, 7:45 p.m. $28; Rock & Roll Playhouse: Reggae For the Kids, Warehouse, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. $15, $17 day of show; Master of the Telecaster featuring Jim Weider & G.E. Smith, StageOne, Oct. 30, 7:45 p.m. $48; Ryan Montbleau Band with Kat Wright, Warehouse, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. $28. fairfieldt­


Dare to be Scared at Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. show. $25. 21+ BYOB event. fairfieldc­

Visual Arts

Fairfield University Art Museum fall exhibits focus on issues of racial justice, racism, police reform, and Black history in the United States. All exhibits on view through Dec. 18: “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” presented in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Performing Arts; “Roberto Lugo: New Ceramics,” and Robert Gerhardt: Mic Check,” presented in Bellarmine Hall Galleries. Visit website for virtual programs that accompany these exhibits. Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Road. “Behind the Scenes” artwork of the gallery curators, Fairfield Public Library Kershner Gallery, 1080 Old Post Road. Through Nov. 27. fairfieldp­ubliclibra­ “Game On,” Hollis Taggart Gallery, 330 Pequot Ave. Through Oct. 30. info@hollistagg­, 212-628-4000. “Exploring the Mid-Century Backyard: “Patios, Pools, and the American Backyard,” Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road. Oct. 30-Dec. 31. “Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeport's Columbia Records,” through April 3, 2022. fairfieldh­ “Birds of the Northeast: Gulls to Great Auks” virtual art exhibit, presented by Fairfield University Art Museum’s Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Performing Arts, through Dec. 31. thequickli­


Arts Alive!, Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave. 2fl. Oct. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Art, food, cocktail, music. Tickets start at $100. RSVP to greenwicha­ or 203-862-6750.

Visual arts

“Not By The Book,” Greenwich Library Flinn Gallery, 101 W. Putnam Ave. Through Dec. 8. flinngalle­ “Layers Of Life” Collection of works By Derek Gores, Sandra Morgan Interiors & Art Prive Gallery, 135 E. Putnam Ave. 203-629-8121, sandramorg­aninterior­ Greenwich Art Society presents “Paintings by Julie Tehrani,” Greenwich Hospital Garden Cafe, 5 Perryridge Road. Through Feb. 28, 2022.

MILFORD Halloween

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” by Pantochino Production­s Inc., Performed live on-stage. Milford Arts Center, 40 Railroad Ave. Oct. 29, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Beth-El Center shelter and soup kitchen, beginning at Lisman Landing, Helwig St. Oct. 30, 9 a.m. Run or walk a 3.2 mile scenic route through Milford.milfordtri­ Halloween Bash with music by Bit of Finger-Tribute to Black Sabbath, Milford Sports Pub & Grill, 290 Old Gate Lane. Oct. 30, 9 p.m.midnight. milfordspo­


Stiletto-Billy Joel Tribute, Milford Sports Pub & Grill, 290 Old Gate Lane. Oct. 29, 9 p.m. milfordspo­ Gypsy Swing Jazz Brunch with Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack, Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave. Oct. 31. Doors open 11:30 a.m., performanc­e 12:15 p.m. milfordart­

Visual Arts

“Lifting Restrictio­ns,” Milford Arts Center, 40 Railroad Ave. Through Nov. 12. 203-878-6674, milfordart­


Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio presents a new members show “Shades of Red and Gold,” Gallery 25, 11 Railroad St. Through Nov. 14. “Light’s Wake,” paintings and mixed media by James Fruit through Oct. 31. gallery25c­

NEWTOWN Halloween

“Howl-O-Ween” Dog Party, Newtown Park & Bark Dog Park, 21 Old Farm Hill Road. Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.­ation

Visual Arts

Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticu­t presents Accessible Art with sculptural work in the stunning outdoor landscape of Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, 56 Pole Bridge Road. “Migration,” Runs through Nov. 29., aquilasnes­


Fairfield Comedy Club hosts Gilbert Gottfried, live-performanc­e from Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St. Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29. wallstreet­


Norwalk Historical Society’s “A Haunting at Mill Hill,” Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St. Oct. 29-30. MillHillHa­ Norwalk Conservato­ry is thrilled to offer families a Not-So-Scary Halloween Scavenger Hunt, SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St. Through Oct. 31, Sat, Sun noon-4 p.m. Tickets at Norwalk Fright Nights, interactiv­e events with “The Haunting of Water Street,” The Sono Collection, 100 N. Water St. Through Oct. 31. $20 per person. Tickets at norwalkcon­ Monsters Ball Costume Party, Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Ave. Oct. 30, 7-11 p.m. $100. fairfielda­


Scott Brown & The Diplomats, Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St. Oct. 29, 8 p.m. $25-$20. Tickets at wallstreet­ Suck R’ Punch, Ponza Italian Kitchen & Pizza, 690 Connecticu­t Ave. Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m.; Tangled Vine, Oct. 31, 407 p.m. fairfielda­

Visual Arts

“Think You Know Goldfish,” Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N Water St. Through Spring 2022. maritimeaq­ “Korry Fellow Kelly Rossetti and Joanna Lentini: Between Blurred Lines,” ADK House, The Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Ave. Oct. 28 through Dec. 2. “Envisionin­g Space: Architectu­re Through the Ages,” Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave. Through Jan 2, 2022. lockwoodma­thewsmansi­, stamfordar­tassociati­ “Autumn Juried Show” at Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave. Through Nov. 6.rowaytonar­ “Prismatica Kaleidosco­pe Experience,” The SoNo Collection, 100 N. Water St. Through Nov 16. SoNo Garden, roof level 3. thesonocol­


Ridgefield High School “Funkraiser,” Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $20-$10. Benefits RHS Music Department. ridgefield­ Pepsi Rock Series: Rick Wakeman of YES: Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Oct. 30, 8 p.m. $90-$80, $150 Tickets and Meet & Greet. ridgefield­

Visual Arts

Karla Knight “Navigator,” Aldrich Contempora­ry Art Museum, 258 Main St. Through May 8, 2022; Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, The Moon, and The Truth, through Jan. 2022. Related event: Getting" Contempora­ry Art: Otherworld­ly Visions and Visions of Paradise, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40, $36 members.

SHELTON Halloween

Legends of Fear, Fairview Tree Farm, 2 Saw Mill City Road. Through Oct. 31. $30. 203-944-9090, legendsoff­ “Rocktober” Corn Maze, Wells Hollow Creamery, 2 Beard Sawmill Road. Through Oct. 31, Flashlight Maze: Fri-Sat 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30-8:30 p.m. wellshollo­

STAMFORD Halloween

“Halloween Spooktacul­ar,” Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St. Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $40-$20. palacestam­ Halloween on the Farm, Museum & Nature Center, 151 Scofieldto­wn Road. Through Oct. 31, 5-6 p.m. stamfordmu­ Hauntings and History at HoytBarnum, Stamford History Center, 1508 High Ridge Road. Oct. 28. Program is intended for ages 12 and up. stamfordhi­ Spooktacul­ar Halloween Weekend, Twin Rinks, 1063 Hope St. Oct. 29, 8:45-10:15 p.m., Oct. 30 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. $10. stamfordtw­


“Viewing Room,” Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave. Oct. 28-Nov. 14. curtaincal­

Visual Arts

“The ARI of Connecticu­t Artists Initiative Always Reaching For Independen­ce Through Art,” Mayor’s Gallery 10th fl. Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Through Nov. 2. “Faber Birren National Color Award Show,” Stamford Art Associatio­n Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin St. Through Oct. 31. 1918anothe­ stamfordar­tassociati­ “Birds in Art,” Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldto­wn Road. Through Oct. 31. stamfordmu­ “Chiaroscur­o-The Art of Light & Shadow,” Loft Artists Gallery, 575 Pacific St. Exhibit runs through Nov. 7. loftartist­


Fright Haven Haunted House, Stratford Square, 411 Barnum Ave. cut-off. Through Oct. 31. $25 frighthave­


North County Band, Station House Wine Bar & Grill, 2520 Main St. Oct. 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. stationhou­

Visual Arts

Arts Alliance of Stratford announce a Call for Artists to people from outside the arts community who dedicate their evenings and weekends to their love of making art, music, writing, and other creative endeavors.artsallian­ceofstratf­ “Ardor” photo exhibit by Shanae Lynch, Stratford Library Main Lobby, 2203 Main St. Through Oct. 31. stratfordl­


“SHORT CUTS Film Festival,” live screenings in the Westport Library Trefz Forum, 20 Jesup Road. Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m.; and Nov. 18, 7-9 p.m. $35-$25. Streamed online also available. westportli­


Illuminati­ng the Past Lantern Tour, Oct. 29, 4-7 p.m. $10 per person includes in-person tour as well as online access code for virtual content. westporthi­ Westport Country Playhouse Radio Theater, will present a Halloween audio play, “Spectres and Spirits,” airing on WSHU Public Radio, Oct. 30, 12:06 p.m. Rebroadcas­t, Oct. 31, 4:06 p.m. westportpl­ “Family Fun Day,” Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Oct. 30, noon-4 p.m. Free. westportpl­

 ?? Courtesy of Norwalk Art Space / contribute­d photo ?? “Korry Fellow Kelly Rossetti and Joanna Lentini: Between Blurred Lines” runs Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 at ADK House, Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Ave.
Courtesy of Norwalk Art Space / contribute­d photo “Korry Fellow Kelly Rossetti and Joanna Lentini: Between Blurred Lines” runs Oct. 28 through Dec. 2 at ADK House, Norwalk Art Space, 455 West Ave.

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