Entertainment

Live & online arts/entertainment events for the week of Aug. 16, 2020

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ANSONIA

Festivals

Maritime Festival and Open House, General David Humphreys House, Elm St. Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 per visitor. Music from Thyme Awaye. Also onsite: Big Bear Trading Company, the Crew of the Mermayde, Szabo’s Seafood. 203-735-1908, info@derbyhistorical.org, derbyhistorical.org

BRANFORD

Books

Blackstone Library Used Book Sale, River Run Business Park, 59 School Ground Road, Unit 6. Sales run Fri-Sun, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the following dates: Aug 21-23, Adult Fiction, Mystery, Classics, Science Fiction; Aug 28-30, Art, Music, Biography, History; and Sept 11-13, Cookbooks, DVDs, CDs, Crafts, Audiobooks. Masks must be worn and social distances kept. Restricted number of shoppers will be admitted into the building at the same time. facebook.com/JBMLfriends. 203-488-1441, friends@blackstonelibrary.org



BRIDGEPORT

Comedy

Carlos Mencia Live, Bridgeport Stress Factory Comedy Club, 167 State St. Aug. 20, 7 p.m.; Aug. 21, 22, 7, 9:45 p.m. $45, $25. Safety restrictions in place. bridgeport.stressfactory.com

Specials

Downtown Bridgeport Farmers Market, McLevy Green, corner of State St. and Main St. Through Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mask required. lauren.dssd@infobridgeport.com


Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave. Two daily sessions allowing up to 500 guests per session. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, close for cleaning; re-open, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. close. Guests must wear a mask. New online ticketing system. $15 adult, $13-$10 child and seniors, children under 3 free. beardsleyzoo.org

Visual Arts

“Student Art Show,” hosted by Housatonic Community College, will be on view virtually, through Sept. 30. To view, visit housatonic.edu/studentgallery


Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo online Zoo Photography Exhibit, “Photography Goes Wild.” beardsleyzoo.org

EAST HADDAM

Music

Goodspeed by the River Outdoor Concerts: Bluegrass quartet The Playbillies, Goodspeed Opera House lawn. Aug. 20- Sept. 6, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. All performances 6 p.m. Weather permitting. $25 concert only, $49 outdoor dinner and concert package. Tickets available only by calling the Box Office at 860-873-8668. goodspeed.org

ESSEX

Specials

Rail-Bike Adventures, Essex Steam Train and River Boat, 1 Railroad Ave. Through Aug. 23. Fri-Sun only. $50-$95. Mask is mandatory while waiting in line and in areas where others are congregating, and practice social distancing. A face mask is not required while riding the bike. Rain or shine. 860-767-0103, essexsteamtrain.com


Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Onrust, a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614, hosts public cruises on the Connecticut River Thurs-Mon through mid-October, $33 sunset, $28 daytime. 860-767-8269, orgctrivermuseum.org

Visual Arts

Essex Art Association’s virtual exhibit, “Art in Isolation,” on view. Submissions on a rolling basis accepted. essexartassociation.com

Spectrum Art Gallery, 61 Main St. Summer show “Resurgence and Regrowth,” through Sept. 6. Thu-Sat noon-6 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m. 860-767-0742, spectrumartgallery.org

FAIRFIELD

Books

Meet the Authors virtual events hosted by Pequot Library on Zoom: Stephen Gray Wallace, author of “IMPACT-An Introduction to Counseling, Mentoring, and Youth Development” and “Reality Gap,” Aug. 20, 4-5 p.m.; Will McGough, author of “Swim, Bike, Bonk: Confessions of a Reluctant Triathlete,” Aug. 25, 4-5 p.m. pequotlibrary.org

Comedy

Fairfield Comedy Club hosts outdoor Comedy with Joe Gerics & Beecher, Circle Hotel backyard patio, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. $30. Masks and social distance required. fairfieldcomedyclub.com

Music

Summer concert series, Sherman Green Gazebo, 6:30-8 p.m. Yesteryear, Aug. 20; Silver Steel, Aug. 22. 203-256-3144, fairfieldct.org

Jazz Friday with Cookie Thomas, Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road. Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Free performances held on the rear patio Fridays through Aug. 28. Chairs, blankets and picnicing allowed with social distancing. In case of inclement weather, visit fairfieldhistory.com or call 203-259-1598 for updates.

Specials

Fairfield Museum and the Fairfield Chapter of the National Charity League are accepting vendor sign-ups for the Holiday Pop-Up Market, that takes place at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Nov. 14, 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Space is limited and tables reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Call or visit the website to reserve space. 203-259-1598, fairfieldhistory.org

Visual arts

Fairfield University offers a virtual exhibit: “Howard Skrill: Monumental Follies,” through Sept. 12. 203-254-4046, fairfield.edu

HARTFORD

Music

Summer Splash! Series, live chamber ensemble concerts to be performed by Hartford Sympony Orchestra in and around Hartford. Concert locations and dates: Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, Aug. 20; Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. Rain date Aug. 26. Free. Advance register for tickets required. No walk-ups permitted. hartfordsymphony.org

Outdoor Pop-Up Concert with Nekita Waller and the NSoul, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Main St. Aug. 26, 5-6 p.m. Free. thewadsworth.org.

Specials

Old State House Farmers Market, 800 Main St. Through Oct. 30. Tues, Fri, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Masks required to enter. Social distancing and one-way foot traffic will be followed. 860- 522-6766, cga.ct.gov/osh/farmersmkt.asp

Visual Arts

“Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy,” “Fighting on the Home Front: Propaganda Posters of WWII,” “A Vote of Her Own: The Long Fight for Woman Suffrage,” Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St. All In-person exhibits on view through Nov 30. Tue-Thu noon-5 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with museum admission. 860-236-5621, chs.org

“Sculpture in the City” a cityscape-focused program activating the works of sculpture and architectural design on the grounds of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Main St. Related outdoor Art Talks: Abstract Nature, Aug. 20, noon; The Facades of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Sept. 9, noon; Conserving Bronze, Saturday, Sept. 19, noon. Advance registration required via thewadsworth.org.

IVORYTON

Ivoryton Playhouse announces its Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival. Submissions of one-act plays by women playwrights accepted by e-mail only until Aug. 30. jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

LYME

Visual Arts

“Point of View: The 99th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition,” and “Animal Kingdom,” Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St. Aug. 21-Oct. 1. Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. 860-434-7802, lymeartassociation.org

MADISON

Books

RJ Julia Booksellers host author events via Zoom: Marc Brackett, author of “Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success,” Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Register; 203-245-3959, rjjulia.com

Lectures

“An English Landscape Revealed: John Constable and the Poetry of Paint,” by Courtney Skipton Long, Ph.D, Acting Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings at Yale Center for British Art, virtual art lecture hosted by Madison Art Society on Zoom, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. Register at Marianne@RTDTECH.com. To learn more about the free Zoom lecture and about upcoming Madison Art Society events, please visit madisonartsocietyct.gov

Visual Arts

Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road. “Summer in New England,” through Sept. 26. 203-318-0616, susanpowellfineart.com

Young Adults

RJ Julia Booksellers host author events for young adults via Zoom: Mike Lupica, author of “Triple Threat,” Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Register; 203-245-3959, rjjulia.com

MERIDEN

Specials

Stanley’s Kitchen Series offers a Rouladen Dinner, hosted by Meriden Turner Society served under the Pavilion, Aug, 20, 7 p.m. $15. Seating will provide appropriate social distancing and carryout orders will be available. Reserve at reservations@meridenturnersociety.com or 260-341-2542, meridenturnersociety.com

MILFORD

Perform

“The MAC: Recreated,” a slate of online outdoor events. 203-878-6674, milfordarts.org

Specials

Sand Sculpture Contest, hosted by Milford Arts Council, will be virtual. Send a photo of your sand sculpture to info@milfordarts.org by Aug. 28. People’s choice voting begins Aug. 31. milfordarts.org

MYSTIC

Music

Summer Concert Series featuring HiJacked, The Irons at Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd. Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m. Free. 860- 572-0731, hilton.com

Visual Arts

Fine Arts Exhibit, virtual show hosted by the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, online through Sept. 5, at ctacademy.org

NEW HAVEN

Films

New Haven Documentary Film Festival, through Aug. 23. Live and online screenings. For Line-up visit NHdocs.com. For tickets: nhdocs2020.eventive.org

Music

New Haven Symphony Orchestra presents Alternative Programming online and social media: NHSO @Home Series: NHSO musicians and guest artists perform music from home; Instrument Selection Resource Center; and Listen Up! Podcast Series. newhavensymphony.org

Specials

New Haven Museum: “Documenting the COVID-19 Crisis,” an effort to collect stories and photos of life in New Haven during the coronavirus quarantine. Also virtual offerings. newhavenmuseum.org

Beinecke Library at Yale University digital exhibits: “1917 Silent Protest Parade Fifth Avenue, New York City,” “Protest Culture in Peril: Frigidaire under Threat in Italy Today,” “Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Renaissance Portraits,” “America and the Utopian Dream,” “Making the Medieval English M anuscript.” beinecke.library.yale.edu

Visual arts

“I Am …,” Juried Art Show, Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave. Through Aug. 30. Gallery hours by appointment. kehlerliddell@gmail.com, 203-389-9555, kehlerliddellgallery.com

“Seeing Nature Through Art,” exhibit features 30 works of art created by the instructors of Yale Peabody Museum’s Natural Science Illustration Program, now online. peabody.yale.edu

NORFOLK

Music

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival will stream via website, Facebook and YouTube, concerts performed at the historic shed. All concerts begin 7 p.m. norfolkmusic.org

NORWALK

Outdoors

Seaport Association dock, 4 N. Water St. Cruises through Sept. Sat, Sunday noon, 3 p.m.; sunset cruises Wed-Sun, 6 p.m. Weekday cruises Wed, 11:30 a.m.; Thur, Fri, 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. $30, $18 ages 12 and under, and $75 family pack. Sunset cruises are $30 per person. All ticketing “contactless.” 25 passengers limit, masks required. 203-838-9444, seaport.org

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N Water St. Norwalk Islands Cruises, Tue-Sun, 1:15 p.m. and Thu, Fri, Sat, 6:30 p.m. through Sept. 5. $31.50, $26.50 members. Educators will discuss the histories of the islands and Norwalk’s three lighthouses, while also pointing out birds and other natural sights. Advance reservations required. 203-852-0700, ext. 2206; maritimeaquarium.org

Specials

“Living Lights,” Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St. Exhibit features creatures that have the unique ability to glow in the dark, through fluorescence or a natural process called bioluminescence. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Dec. Limited guest capacity, masks required, ticket sales online with timed entries. $26.95, $24.95 age 65+, $19.95 ages 3-12. Free with admission. 203-852-0700, maritimeaquarium.org

Stage

“Stage Fright: An Interactive Musical Thriller,” virtual play reading hosted by Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), Aug. 22, 8-9:30 p.m. $25. Tickets online or by phone. 203-454-3883, musictheatreofct.com

Visual Arts

“SoNo Art Cares,” ten local artists will paint live at the The SoNo Collection Mall, one artist featured per week at different locations around the Mall, Fri-Sun 1-4 p.m. Paintings will then be on display in the People’s United Magnificent Room through Oct. 3, then will be offered for bidding in a silent auction, and in a live online auction, Oct. 3. thesonocollection.com

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave. is open daily from noon-2 p.m. The exhibit, “About Women,” in collaboration with Silvermine Arts Center will mark the physical reopening of the galleries, and will run through Jan. 3. $10. 203-838-9799, lockwoodmathewsmansion.com

“Paint & Sip,” offered by Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave. on Zoom, Aug. 20, 4:30-6 p.m. $30. Register at website. RAC has resumed Summer gallery hours: Sun 10 a,m.-1 p.m.; Tue.-Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Online submissions in an open call to artists for the juried “Photography and Sculpture” show through Sept. 6. Submit at website. 203-866-2744, ext. 2; rowaytonarts.org

OLD SAYBROOK

Films

“Thor: Ragnarok,” Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. Aug. 22, 7 p.m. $8 adults, $3 children. Enjoy classic films on the Kate’s big screen, with surround sound, in a physically distanced and safe environment. 860-510-0453, thekate.org

ORANGE

Specials

Historical Society’s Academy Museum and Antique Shop, 605 Orange Center Road, Sat, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Masks required. 203-795-3106.

RIDGEFIELD

Films

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Classic & Broadway Series: Met Opera in HD Summer Encore: “Rigoletto,” Aug. 23, 2 p.m. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Music

Outdoor concerts hosted by Ridgefield Playhouse. Double bill of Nick Fradiani and The Alternate Routes, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.; and Javier Colon, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Both concerts take place on the field next to Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Purchase tickets on the website or call the box office. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Specials

Virtual Ink and Think, offered by Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m. Free. Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org

Visual arts

“Fresh Air,” Ridgefield Guild of Artists online exhibit, through Aug. 22. Submit work, any size, online through Entrythingy. Members: $15 first piece, $10 for each up to a total of 6 members; Non-members: $20 first piece, $15 for each up to a total of 6. 203-438-8863, rgoa.exhibitions@gmail.com

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St. In-Person exhibits: “Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child,” through Nov. 29. Timed-entry tickets or reservations required. “Twenty Twenty, “ exhibit through Jan. 3. aldrichart.org

SIMSBURY

Specials

Simsbury Art Trail is open to the public. The outdoor exhibit commemorates Simbury’s 350th Anniversary with bronze sculptures placed throughout town. On display through Sept. 29. simsburyarttrail.com

STRATFORD

Books

Books Over Coffee: “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins, virtual book discussion hosted by Stratford Public Library on Zoom, Aug. 26, noon-1 p.m. Register. 203-385-4162, stratfordlibrary.libcal.com

Music

Summer Concert Series, Paradise Green, DaBand, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. No rain date; The Cold Ones, Aug. 25. 7 p.m. Rain date: Aug. 27. townofstratford.com

Outdoor Concerts on the Patio at Outriggers Restaurant, 555 Broad St. Mark & Pat, Aug. 21, 5:30 p.m.; Dawn & Greg, Aug. 22, 5:30 p.m.; Henry’s Steel Drums, Aug. 23, 4:30 p.m. outriggersrestaurant.com

Specials

National Helicopter Museum at Railroad Station (east bound), 2480 Main St. By appointment only. Masks required. Free admission, parking. 203-375-8857, nationalhelicoptermuseum.org

TRUMBULL

Music

Summer Concert Series: Kathy Thompson Band, Aug. 25, (rain date Aug. 27), Town Hall Green Gazebo, 7-8:30 p.m. Social distancing and masks required. 203-452-5060, trumbull-ct.gov

UNCASVILLE

Comedy

Mike Feeney, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Aug. 20, 8 p.m.; Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 22, 7, 9:30 p.m. $45-$15. comixroadhouse.com mohegansun.com

WATERBURY

Visual arts

Mattatuck Museum exhibits “Edward Balthazar: Urban Artist;” and “Women’s Sphere: Selections from the Collection” online until the end of the year. mattmuseum.org

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