Subject: E-Buzz: Pride Month Finale + In & Out(side) the Theatres + History Pick: July 28 - August 4! 🎨🎭👵

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JULY 28, 2021
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OUTworks: Greater Bridgeport Pride

Friday & Saturday
Bridgeport Art Trail

Presenting a multipart celebration of Bridgeport PRIDE, including an exhibition of the work of 30 artists in OUTWorks at City Lights Gallery, reception 6-8:30pm, a PRIDE March from City Lights Gallery around to The Bijou Theatre, and then a PRIDE Variety Show at The Bijou with music, dance and drag, and featuring Ballet Eloelle debuting a newly choreographed piece, produced by Ricky Mestre, and hosted by Dolores Deg-age. On Saturday the festivities continue with another ARTCADE celebration art, arti-sanal and vintage vendors plus live music. More...
Inside & Out(side) the Theatres
Romeo & Juliet

Thurs. - Sun. 7:30pm
Curtain Call
Wrapping up its 18th summer of free Shakespeare on the Green with ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Kyle Runestad, who has overseen the last four years of Shakespeare on the Green productions. Playing the teen lovers are two long-time Curtain Call performers, Dante DiFederico and Olivia Lapine. More... 
The Honky Tonk Angels

Thurs. - Sun. 7:30pm
Summer Theatre of New Canaan

The musical story about three gals who follow their dreams to Nashville, featuring hit songs from Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and other country music leg-ends! Featuring an allstar all-women country band on stage. More... 
Raissa Katona Bennett

Sat. July 31, 8pm
The Musical Theatre of CT

A series of Cabaret perfomers from the finest New York City clubs and cabarets continues with Broadway, taking the stage with Can’t Help Singing: The Music of Jerome Kern. Jerome Kern chestnuts like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "All the Things You Are" and "The Way You Look Tonight," will make an appearance in a varied and entertaining repertoire. More... 
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

Sat. - Sun. 12pm
Summer Theatre of New Canaan

Adapted from the most recent Tony Award winning Broadway Show, a musical comedy for the whole family. Children (of all ages) will love these iconic cartoon characters who come to life! Great songs, music and a story everyone will enjoy. See the beloved and timeless Charles Schulz characters Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally Brown, Schroeder, and of course Charlie Brown come to life in this fun, high spirited musical. More... 
Top History Pick
Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeport’s Columbia Records

Fri. July 30, 5:30pm
Fairfield Museum & History Center

Celebrate the opening of a new exhibit on the history of Columbia Records in Bridgeport. Columbia was an innovative laboratory where local engineers and scientists literally changed the sound of music. In less than a century, the American Graphophone Company and its successor, Columbia Records, transformed recorded sound, first by introducing gramophones into the American household and later, the lateral-cut record, LPs, and stereo-phonic sound. More...
Music to Our Ears
Western CT Youth Orchestra:
Charles Ives Music Festival: Joy

Sat. July 31, 6pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Kicking off the Charles Ives Music Festival, is "Joy," a concert featuring an array of works that are reveling in their own ecstaticity. Several of the many pieces in the concert draw on influences from the jubilant tradition of Appalachian fiddling. Composer-in-Residence Kati Agocs’s "Devotion," Festival Artistic Director Paul Frucht’s "Valor," and Florence Price’s "Adoration," all explore the gratification that comes with commitment, devotion, and audacity. And Julia Wolfe’s "Blue Dress" and Matt Aucoin’s "Dual," bring levity and playfulness before the program closes with perhaps one of the most joyous works of concert music, Ravel’s famous "Introduction and Allegro." More... 
Audubon Summer Concerts

Sat. July 31, 5pm
Farm Pond
Continuing its summer series by the Farm pond, CT Audubon Fairfield Center presents a concert for Classical Guitar, curated by Music for Youth, with three young, award-winning guitarists: James Toomey-Wilson, Jesse Balkcom and Andrei Orasanu. All three have been preparing to compete in the Guitar Foundation of America finals. More... 
BackCountry Jazz
Summer Jazz Series

Sat. July 31, 5pm
A Private Lawn in Greenwich
Continuing its Jazz Summer Concert series outdoors on the private lawns of Greenwich. This Saturday Bennie Wallace, music director, and tenor saxophone, teams up with Donald Vega, piano, Peter Washington, bass, Billy Drummond, drums, and Godwin Louis, alto saxophone. You discover the location when you reserve your free tickets. More... 
The Beechwood Open 

Sun. Aug. 1, 2pm
Beechwood Arts & Innovation
Beechwood Arts celebrates its 10th Anniversary on the Weston Road with The Beechwood Open. An amazing array of performers and exhibitors will be showing their work including Frederic Chiu's LID Initiative - creating an archive of pianists that live, visit and pass through the area. Several legendary pianists will perform a piece on Beechwood's Yamaha Disklavier Grand Piano that records the exact actions, movements (hands and pedal) of the pianist and allows the piano to play it back real-time. More... 
American Patchwork Quartet

Sun. Aug. 1, 7pm
The Levitt Pavilion 
A free performance by the Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, 3x Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcasing the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past. More... 
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