Coffeehouse-Style Concerts, Benefits, Galas, Etc.

Milford Arts Council Open Mic Nites, every Wed., July 6-Aug. 10, 7-10 p.m., reg. starts at 6; all performing arts welcome; judging, winner at the end of the series wins a spot at the 2016 Oyster Festival; free adm.; Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South; info., or 203-878-6647.

A Benefit Evening for After School at the Klein (ASK), A Broadway Songbook: 1940s and More, Sat. July 16, 6:30 p.m., honoring Robert D. Scinto with the Jacob Klein Leader of Distinction Award, at The Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport; tickets start at $150, 800-424-0160 x4.

Rock the Playhouse Happy Hour, on 3rd Thursday during the run of each play in the 2016 season, 6:45 p.m. followed by 8 p.m. performance with a talkback; local bands and beer from sponsors Two Roads Brewing Company and Charter Oak Brewing Company, food from The Spread; geared for patrons 40 and younger; Aug. 4, Sept. 8, and Oct. 20; tickets incl. drinks, food, music, and the play, $25; Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court; or 203-227-4177.



Sarah’s Wine Bar, upstairs at Bernard’s, 20 West Lane Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or Bob Curiano, guitar, every Wed.; Mark Mollica, every Thur., guitar.

Luc’s Cafe-Restaurant, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield: “Cafe Musette” featuring vocalist Noreen Mola. French songs, gypsy swing Monday and Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 pm.

Bernard’s, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or Live Music:  Fri., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sat., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sun.brunch, piano, 12-3 (1st Sun./month, Young Musicians).

The Hideaway, 30 Grove St. Ridgefield: Catfish Band “feel good music,” Fri., July 15, 9:30 p.m.

Redding Roadhouse, 408 Redding Rd., Redding; The Way-Back Machine, Sat., July 9, 9 p.m.

Fuji of Japan Restaurant, 111 Old King’s Highway North, Darien; or call 203-655-4995: Monday night music, 6:30-9 p.m., alternating Nicole Pasternak and Maria Tiscia.

Daryl’s House Club, 130 Route 22, Pawling, N.Y.; or 845-289-0185: Shovels & Rope, Thur., July 7, 8 p.m.; Tony Trischka’s Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan, Fri., July 8, 8 p.m.; Green River, Sat., July 9, 8 p.m.; Claudette King & Sheila Raye Charles with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, Sun., July 10, 7 p.m.; THe Marcus King Band, Wed., July 13, 7 p.m.; Adam Ezra Group, Thur., July 14, 8 p.m.; Chris O’Leary Band, Fri., July 15, 8 p.m.; Eric Burdon and The Animals, Sat., July 16, 8 p.m.; Tinsley Ellis, Sun., July 17, 7 p.m.

Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon, N.Y., 845-855-1300 or John Gorka, Fri., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m.


* Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y.; box office, 914-592-2222 or Happy Days by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams, May 5-July 17; Thur.-Sat. evenings, 8; Wed.-Fri. lunch matinees, 1 p.m.; Sun., lunch, 1:30; Sun., dinner show, 7 p.m., tickets $54-$80.



Music at the Barn, outdoor summer entertainment at the Weston Historical Society Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Rd., Weston; Sunday eves., 5:30-7; $20/family, $10/individuals, info., The Kenn Morr Band, July 17; Chris Coogan, Aug. 28.

* CHIRP (Concert Happenings In Ridgefield’s Parks), free concerts at 7 p.m. in Ballard Park, off Main St., Ridgefield; rain location, usually Ridgefield Playhouse; info., at or chirpct on Facebook; lawn seating, BYO picnic, chairs, blanket: C.J. Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band, Thur., July 7; Front Country, Tues., July 12; Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Thur., July 14.

Musicals at Richter, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury ;Fri.-Sun. at 8:30, tickets $20, $15, $10; or 203-748-6873: Footloose, July 1-16, discounted performances Thur., July 7 and 14; group rates and chair rentals avail., snack/soft drink concession on site.

Summer Concerts on the Trumbull Town Hall Green, 5866 Main St.; Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (rain location Community Room of the Trumbull Library, 33 Quality St.); bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on Green: Yesteryear (doo-wop 50s & 60s), July 12; Steve D’Agostino, Great American Songbook, July 19; The Bernadettes, July 26; Signature (Top 40), Aug. 2.

Caramoor Summer Season, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, N.Y.; or 914-232-1252: Opera: The Intimate Rossini: Ensembles & Choruses, Thur., July 7, 7 p.m., Spanish Courtyard, $15-$40; Aizuri Quartet, works by Beethoven, Fri., July 8, 8 p.m., Spanish Courtyard, $15-$40; Fred Hersch & Friends, Sat., July 9, 8 p.m., Spanish Courtyard, $40-$70; Pianist Jonathan Biss with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Beethoven/5 Project, Sun., July 10, 4:30 p.m., Venetian Theater, $25-$83; Dancing at Dusk III: Filipino Music & Dance, with Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage, Wed., July 13, 5 p.m., $5/children, $10/adults; Stamford Piano Trio, Bastille Day program, Thur., July 14, 7 p.m., tickets $15 to $40; American Roots: Ben Folds & yMusic, Fri., July 15, 8 p.m., tickets $30 to $110; Rossini’s Aureliano in Palmira, Bel Canto at Caramoor, Sat., July 16, 8 p.m., $20-$110; Pacifica Quartet, Sun., July 17, 4:30 p.m., tickets $20-$55; Opera: Beethoven in Song, Thur., July 21, 7 p.m., Bel Canto Young Artists, $15-$40; Songs America Loves to Sing, Fri., July 22, 8 p.m., Music from Copland House, $15-$40; Jazz Festival, in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, featured evening artist Chick Corea Trio, Sat., July 23, starting at 11 a.m., tickets $30 to $110; Pianist Jeremy Denk, Sun., July 24, 4:30 p.m., tickets $20-$65.

Curtain Call Inc. Shakespeare on the Green, Sterling Farms complex, Newfield Ave., Stamford; sugg. contribution $20/adult, $10/sr. citizens and children; 203-329-8207 or email [email protected]: As You Like It, July 7-10, 14-17, at 7:30 p.m.

Cabaret Night: Tiki Lounge, featuring Susan King, Fri., July 8, 7-9:30 p.m., $10 parking fee w/o beach pass; Calfé Mu, Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk; cancellation info., 203-854-7938.

Family Outdoor Movie Time, at Shady Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk: movie begins at dusk, $10 parking fee w/out Norwalk beach pass: Minions, July 9; Inside Out, July 16; Hotel Transylvania, July 23; The Good Dinosaur, July 30; The SpongeBob Movie, Aug. 6; Pixels, Aug. 13.

Open Mic Night, Tues., July 12 and 19, 7-9:30 p.m., weather permitting, Freese Park, Wall & Main Streets, Norwalk; free; cancel. info., 203-854-7938.

Norwalk Classic Car Show, presented by The Coachmen, Tues., July 12, 6-9:30 p.m., $10 parking fee w/o beach pass; Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Rd., East Norwalk; cancel. info., 203-854-7938.

First County Bank Concerts: Tim Currie’s Motown Revue, Wed., July 13 (rain date July 14), 7-9:30 p.m., $10 parking fee w/o beach pass; Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Rd., East Norwalk; cancel. info., 203-854-7938.

Twilight Concert Series, free, at the Pardee-Morris House, at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave., or 203-562-4183: Tuxedo Junction, Wed., July 13, 7 p.m. (rain date July 14); on-site food truck: Frank Andrews wood-Fired Pizza.

Winter’s Heat, free concert, Thur., July 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mathews Park, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; cancel. info., 203-854-7938.

Cabaret Night: Tiki Lounge, Fri., July 15, 7-9:30 p.m. with the Jim Scianna Trio; Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk; $10 fee for those w/o Norwalk parking pass; cancellation info., 203-854-7938.

First County Bank Concerts: Against All Odds (Phil Collins tribute), Wed., July 20, 7-9:30 p.m. (rain date July 21); Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Rd., East Norwalk; $10 parking fee w/o Norwalk beach pass; cancellation info., 203-854-7938.

Nathan Ward Quartet, Thur., July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mathews Park, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; free; cancellation info., 203-854-7938.

[email protected], three-part performance series at Katonah Museum of Art’s Marilyn M. Simpson Sculpture Garden, Wed. at 6:30, doors open at 5:30, BYO picnic, blanket; 134 Jay St., Katonah, N.Y.; or 914-232-9555: Jake Hertzog Band, jazz, July 20; Ethos Percussion Group, Aug. 3.

Norwalk Public Library Hello Summer 2016 Concert Tour, on the Main Library Front Lawn, 1 Belden Ave. (indoors in case of rain); music from 7 to 8:30; food vendor on site; info., 203-899-2780 or Vinyl Frontier, Thur., July 7; Reggae Culture, Fri., July 15.

* Summer Theatre of New Canaan, performances under an open-air tent, at Waveny Park (access through Farm Rd., New Canaan High School parking), or 203-966-4634: West Side Story, July 6-31, Thur.-Sun.; also family performances of James & the Giant Peach (June 25-July 31) and Cinderella (July 16-31) on weekends.

Stratford Community Concert Band, outdoor summer concert, Tues., July 12, 7 p.m., Paradise Green Gazebo, 131 Huntington Rd., Stratford; rain dates two days later; Bob Sherman 203-556-4097 or footdoc [email protected].

Twilight Concert Series at historic Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven; grounds open at 6 (house open for tours until 8), byo chairs, blankets, picnics, donations welcomed; [email protected] or 203-562-4183: Tuxedo Junction, Wed., July 13 (raindate July 14); Wise Old Moon; July 27 (raindate Aug. 3); Goodnight Moonshine, Aug. 10 (raindate Aug. 11).