Stamford Advocate (Sunday)


Best of the arts in the weeks ahead




Tony Roberts, Bridgeport Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Aug. 20, 21, 7 & 9 p.m.; Aug. 22, 7 p.m. $160-$25. Shows will follow all State guidelines. bridgeport.stressfact­

Laughter is Good for the Soul, Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave. Aug 19, 7 p.m. $35-$25. bijoutheat­


Documentar­y Film “Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave. Aug. 21, 7 p.m. $12.


St. Ann Black Rock Summer Concerts, 481 Brewster St. Through Aug. 24. Tangled Vine, Aug. 24. All these concerts 6-8 p.m. $5 age 12 and up. No pets. BYOB snacks, dinner, beverages, chairs, blankets. Italian Ice, water for sale

Brothers Osborne-We’re Not For Everyone Tour, Hartford Healthcare Amphitheat­re, 500 Broad St. Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.; 311-Live From the Ride Tour, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Ticket informatio­n at hartfordhe­althcaream­

Visual Arts

Arcade Mall, City Lights Gallery, and Ursa Gallery. City Lights and Ursa Gallery offer companion exhibits: City Lights exhibit, “Pandemic Art;” and “Here Comes the Sun” at Ursa Gallery. Art galleries open until 7 p.m. citylights­,

“OUTworks,” City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill St. Through Sept. 8. Gallery hours: Wed-Fri, noon-5 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m. Exhibit also on the City Lights website. citylights­

“Photoreali­sm: Fixing the Fleeting Moment,” Housatonic Museum of Art on the Housatonic Community College Campus, 900 Lafayette Blvd. New exhibit on view through Dec.; “The Roots of Abstractio­n,” exhibit on view through Aug. 31. housatonic­



“Dancing Under The Starts” sponsored by CityCenter­Danbury, Patriot Gargarge, 1 Patriot Dr. Aug. 26, 6:308:30 p.m. Family-friendly dance series located on the rooftop of the Patriot Garage. Each event begins with a 30-minute dance lesson taught by profession­al dance instructor­s from Arthur Murray of Danbury. Latin, Country, Swing, and Top-40 Hustle. fairfielda­


Moondance-The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute, The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St. Aug. 28, 8 p.m. $39. 203-794- 9944, thepalaced­


Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., The Museum will only be open Saturdays and Sundays.danburyrai­

“Pop-Up & Play,” CityCenter Danbury, 250 Main St. In collaborat­ion with Blue Haus Group, “Pop-Up & Play” event series will run along Main St. every Friday, through Aug. fairfielda­

Western Connecticu­t State University launched the Social Justice Institute (SJI), a fun and interactiv­e pre-college experience for high school students and rising college freshmen. The free event will be held at Western Connecticu­t State University’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-2

Visual Arts

Six Western Connecticu­t State University recipients of the Master of Fine Arts degree will present their works in the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit, online viewing of the portfolios of the six artists participat­ing in the M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit available at

“10 Year Retrospect­ive Group Exhibit” featuring some of the many past artists who have exhibited, Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 E. Liberty St. Viewing in-person and virtually. The exhibit will run through Dec. 17. stillriver­



Fairfield Comedy Club hosts the Penfield Beach Series: Neko White, Penfield Pavilion at Penfield Beach, 323 Fairfield Beach Road. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $29. fairfieldc­

Robert Kelly, The Scandanavi­an Club, 1351 S. Pine Creek Road. Aug. 20, 9 p.m. $40 VIP, $35; Yannis Pappas, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. $40 VIP, $35. connecticu­tcomedyfes­


Jazz Fridays: Vinny & Ray, Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370

Beach Road. Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. fairfieldh­

Robben Forsd, Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Aug. 20, 8 p.m. $58; Jen Durkin with Sandoval Band, Warehouse, Aug. 20, 8 p.m. $25. fairfieldt­

Summer Concerts at Sherman Green Gazebo, corner of Post & Reef Road. Parkway Diner, Aug. 19; Free Ride, Aug. 21; Simple Jim, Aug. 28; Peter G, Sept. 4. All concerts 6-8 p.m. fairfieldr­


New Paradigm Theatre Company Inc. presents “Footloose, The Musical,” Black Rock Church, 3685 Black Rock Tpke. Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Aug. 21, 2 & 7 p.m. norwalksym­

Visual Arts

“Reunion: A Group Exhibition,” Hollis Taggart Gallery, 330 Pequot Ave. Through Sept. 4. info@hollistagg­

“Another Opening, Another Show” Member show, Art/Place Gallery in the Fairfield Theater Company building, 70 Sanford St. Show can be seen through Aug. 29. artplacega­

“Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeport’s Columbia Records,” Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road. fairfieldh­

“Photo Exhibit by Harrison Gordon,” Pequot Library Perkin Gallery, 720 Pequot Ave. Through Sept. 18. pequotlibr­

“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, on view on the museum’s website, through Dec. 31. thequickli­



Summer Concert Series, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Arch St. Billy & The Showman, Aug. 18, 7:15 p.m. fairfielda­

BackCountr­y Jazz Summer Concert Series, BackCountr­y Jazz, 15 E. Putnam Ave. Through Sept. 26, 4:30-6 p.m. 203-561-3111, jeanette@backcountr­

Summer Concert Series, Binney Park, 51 Arch St. Lineup: Sound Beach Community Band, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. fairfielda­

Music on the Great Lawn Series: Scott Wenzel Big Band, Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road. Aug. 19. Grounds open for picnicing 5:30 p.m., Concert 6:30-8 p.m. Registrati­on and tickets at greenwichh­

Visual arts

“Summer Show,” GR Art Gallery, 1086 Long Ridge Road. Through Sept. 1. grartgalle­

“Layers Of Life” Collection of works By Derek Gores, Sandra Morgan Interiors & Art Prive Gallery, 135 E. Putnam Ave. sandramorg­aninterior­

“Greenwich Gardens & Landscapes, Past & Present,” Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road. Through Sept. 5. greenwichh­

Greenwich Art Society Presents “104th Annual Juried Exhibit,” Greenwich Art Society Bendheim Gallery, 299 Greenwich Ave. Through Sept. 9. greenwicha­

“Chain Reaction: The Photograph­y of Patrick Nagatani,” Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr. Through Oct. 10; “Amazon Rainforest: Beauty, Destructio­n, Hope,” exhibit on view through Oct. 10. brucemuseu­



Oyster Festival, Milford Green, Lisman Landing, Fowler Field. Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. milfordoys­terfestiva­


Gunn Street Revival and Friends, First UCC Milford’s Plymouth Building lawn, 46 West Main St. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $15 adults, $5 children. firstchurc­

Summer Pop Up Line-Up: Classical Guitar by the MAC’s New England Guitar Society, Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., Sept. 11. milfordart­


Pantochino Production­s Inc., Profession­al not-for-profit theatre for family audiences offers its Pantochino Curbside Tiki Show. Pantochino Curbside offers an original mini musical performed at a safe distance live in your yard or driveway, just for you and your family. The season kicks off with “The Tiki Show,” performanc­es through Sept.



Mill Hill Garden Party-Outdoor Concert with Cooked Up Acoustic, Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St. Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. info@norwalkhis­toricalsoc­

Summer Concert Series: Junk Jam II with Dan, Dan the Music Man , Stepping Stones Museum For Children, Mathews Park. Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A broken chair, a garbage can lid, a hubcap, small and large plastic buckets, a cardboard box, PVC pipes. steppingst­

Wall Street Theater presents A Night of Music Under the Stars with Pink Talking Fish, Art Park at Wall Street, 23 Isaacs St. Aug. 22, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. show. $100-$65. wallstreet­

Rowayton Summer Music Festival, Bayley Beach, 11 Pine Point Road. Bim Skala Bim, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.; Jamie Mclean Band, Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.; and Eric Lindell, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m. rowaytonci­vicassocia­ summer-music-festival

Calf Pasture Summer Concerts & Car Shows, Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road. Neil Diamond Tribute with Tommy Lynn, Aug. 25. All concerts 7-9:30 p.m. Resident Beach & Park pass required, or a fee of $20 Beach, $5 Vet’s Park. fairfielda­

Jazz Brunch with David DeJesus Quartet, The Norwalk Art Space @ ADK House, 455 West Ave. Aug. 22, 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. thenorwalk­


Norwalk Seaport Associatio­n’s New England Clambake on Sheffield Island, Aug. 24 & 31. Seaport ferry departs for Sheffield Island, 6 p.m. BYOB. Round-Trip cruise and dinner is either $75 or $85 per person, depending on choice of entree.


Norwalk Conservato­ry of the Arts and The City of Norwalk launch the first annual Broadway in the Park concert series, “Broadway in Mathews Park,” every Sunday in Aug., 5-7 p.m. All tickets $25-$12. Mathews Park is located at 295 West Ave. norwalk-conservato­

Visual Arts

“A Dialogue in Styles: Jahmane and Adger Cowans,” The Norwalk ArtSpace@ADK House, 455 West Ave. Through Aug. 26. thenorwalk­

“13th Biennial Internatio­nal Miniature Print Exhibit,” Center For Contempora­ry Printmakin­g Grace Ross Shanley Gallery, 299 West Ave. Through Aug. 29. contemprin­



Eddie Montgomery, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $80-$65; Three Dog Night, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $95. Shows take place indoors. ridgefield­

Pepsi Rock Series: Michael Franti & Spearhead Trio 2021 Summer Gala, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m. Gala begins, show 7:30 p.m. $175 ridgefield­

CHIRP Summer Concerts at Ballard Park, 485 Main St. Live Music Tuesdays & Thursdays: Marcia Ball, Aug. 19; Pokey LaFarge, Aug. 24; Amy Speace, Aug. 26. All Concerts 7 p.m.

Bob Curiano, Sarah’s Wine Bar, 20 West Lane. Aug. 19; Mark Bridgeman,

Aug. 20; Swing 42, Aug. 21. All shows 6:30-9:30 p.m. bernardsri­


“The Divas” a compilatio­n of one-act plays by Jack Neary, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane. Aug. 19-21, 8 p.m. & Aug. 22, 5 p.m. ridgefield­theaterbar­

Visual Arts

Ridgefield Guild Of Artists hosts Art Walk, downtown Ridgefield. Aug. 20-Sept. 12. Related events: Art Walk Opening with Meet & Greets, Aug. 27, 5-8 p.m.; Art Walk Artist Day, Aug. 28, noon-4 p.m.; Artist in Residence Show, Ridgefield Guild Of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane. Aug. 21-Sept. 4. Opening reception, Aug. 21, 4-6 p.m. 203438-8863,

“After the Mobile,” a two-part solo exhibit by artist Tim Prentice that features twenty indoor works, five outdoor works, and a video portrait of the artist, presented both in the Museum’s galleries and Sculpture Garden. The indoor exhibit on view through Oct. 4, and the outdoor installati­on on view from Sept. 19April 24, 2022. “Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmissi­on,” on view, through Sept. 6. Aldrich Contempora­ry Art Museum, 258 Main St.



Hey Stamford Food Festival, Mill River Park, 1010 Washington Blvd. Aug. 19-22, 3-9 p.m. Live-performanc­es by Nelly, One Night of Queen: Performed By Gary Mullen & The Works, The Purple Xperience: A Tribute to Prince, and more! Food trucks, spacious beer garden. heystamfor­


Music @ The Bartlett Summer Concert Series, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Great Lawn, 151 Brookdale Road. Through Aug. 29. Lineup: Sister Sun, Aug. 22; Bluewater, Aug. 29. All concerts 5-7 p.m. bartlettar­

Street Beats Live Music Downtown Stamford . All concerts 6-8 p.m. Colin Smith, Lower Summer St., Nick Depuy, Bedford St., Aug. 19; Ted Horan, Columbus Park, The Nuclear Heartbreak, Ferguson Library Plaza, Aug. 26.

Alive@Five Concert Series, Mill River Park, Washington Blvd. All concerts begin at 5 p.m. Jon Baptiste, Sept. 2; Chelsea Cutler & Jeremy Zucker, Sept. 9; Third Eye Blind, Sept. 23; Ludicris, Sept. 30.

Wednesday Nite Live Concert Series, Mill River Park, Washington Blvd. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Lineup: Blues Traveler, Sept. 1; Boyz II Men, Sept. 8; Village People, Sept. 22; Jefferson Starship, Sept. 29.

Live Benefit Concert staring Tory Lanez presented by Mitchbeatz Promotions, Mos Wanted, and Hoops 4 All. Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St. Aug. 21, 7 p.m. $135-$40. palacestam­

Visual Arts

“This Must Be The Place” by Jay Petrow, Mayor’s Gallery 10th fl. Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd. Through Sept. 8. Weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closing reception Sept. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Unite + Persevere” Art Exhibit Celebratin­g the Artistic Voices of Black Artists, Loft Artists Gallery, 575 Pacific St. Through Aug. 29. loftartist­



Outdoor Concert: Samara Joy featuring the Pasquale Grasso Trio, MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Tpke. Aug. 20, 7 p.m. $105. Rain date Aug. 21, 7 p.m. 203-572-2720, mocawestpo­

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road. Buffulo Rose, Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Lizzie No, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Children’s Series: Sonia DeLos Santos, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Free with reserve tickets. levittpavi­

Stars on Stage from Westport Country Playhouse, a three-part concert series, Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. westportpl­

Visual Arts

“Breaking the Surface” paintings by realist John Harris, abstract encaustic painter Linda Bigness, and figurative artist Michele PoirierMoz­zone, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art, 11 Church Lane. 3-person exhibit runs through Aug. 29. amysimonfi­

Summer Invitation­al Group Show, George Billis Gallery, 166 Main St. Through Aug. 28. georgebill­

“Élan Vital;” “Unfit for Print;” and “Love Wins,” MoCA Westport, 19 Newtown Tpke. Summer exhibits on view through Aug. 21.mocawestpo­

 ?? Donn Jones/CMA / Ridgefield Playhouse/ Contribute­d photo ?? Eddie Montgomery will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Aug. 19.
Donn Jones/CMA / Ridgefield Playhouse/ Contribute­d photo Eddie Montgomery will perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Aug. 19.

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