Dustbowl Revival @ CHIRP
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Dustbowl Revival @ CHIRP

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn’t a throwback band. It’s a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap. 

Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show teaming up with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens, or Bob Dylan and The Band jamming with Benny Goodman and his orchestra in 1938. It’s infectious, joyous music – a youthful take on time-worn American traditions.

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Westport Library Grand Reopening
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Westport Library Grand Reopening

Join us for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the transformed Westport Library. Check back for more details.

11 am: Opening Ceremony and Ribbon-Cutting

Kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the new grand front steps of the Library’s Jesup Green entrance.

Join Executive Director Bill Harmer, First Selectman Jim Marpe, Library Board President Iain Bruce and others as we officially open this extraordinary, flexible, leading-edge Library.

March up the steps into the transformed Library with the Hartford Hot Several Brass Band.

In the Forum

An acclaimed special guest showcases the new piano, demonstrating the exciting new technological features of the piano and the Forum space.

Sword swallower, strongman and sideshow showman Adam RealMan is joined by artists from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow to add magic 

to the Westport Library.

Play With Your Food, Westport’s lunchtime play-reading series, performs one of their clever one-act plays.

Dance along with the Hartford Hot Several Brass Bandand their New Orleans-style music.

The Suzuki Music School of Westport fills the Forum with sounds of celebration.

Try some steps with the YMCA Dance Center.

Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children and Beyond will be celebrating at the Westport Library with an interactive Family Concert featuring Emily Hall.

On the Grandstand

Connecticut new media artist Balam Soto transforms the Forum and the Grandstand into an interactive digital art installation that creates art on the Forum’s new video wall.

In The Recording Studios

Explore the Library’s exciting new state-of-the-art recording studios with activities, demonstrations and presentations.

In The Writing Center

The Westport Center for Senior Activities writing program, led by Jan Bassin, hosts hands-on writing activities for the whole family.

The Fairfield Scribes are also on hand with drop-in readings and workshops.

In The Meeting Rooms

Stop by any of our new meeting and study rooms for a bite-sized learning experience. An expert in each room will be teaching micro-lessons on everything from first aid to art appreciation. Learn five words in a foreign language. Refresh your skills in first aid basics. Experience VR. Take a test run on a musical instrument. 

Discover something entirely new in just a few minutes.

In The Children’s Library

Join our Children’s Staff in celebrating the 50th anniversary of 

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Participate in building an enormous newspaper cocoon, then celebrate both the Library and the caterpillar’s transformation by making your own butterfly. Other Caterpillar crafts will be available and of course, you can drop by to hear the story.

In The Adult Program Room

Explore the Library’s new programming space filled with activities, demonstrations and presentations featuring our community partners.

In The MakerSpace

Explore the Library’s new cutting-edge MakerSpace with activities, demonstrations and presentations.

In The Café & On the Deck

The Café is the place to refresh and relax all day. Enjoy live acoustic music and the beautiful view of the Saugatuck River.

Guitarist Glenn Roth plays acoustic favorites in the Café.

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Reclaimed Creations: Opening Reception
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Reclaimed Creations: Opening Reception

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Join the artist herself, Sayaka Ganz, for the opening of "Reclaimed Creations" – an exhibition of 10 sculptures & collotype prints, in which Ganz uses reclaimed plastic household objects like brush strokes to create the illusion of form and motion. We encourage the public to join us for our opening reception to hear the artist speak about her work, inspiration and distinct point of view, firsthand.

Register: https://25364.blackbaudhosting.com/25364/Sayaka-Ganz-Opening?fbclid=IwAR2edi4s13-uEo43R5VdfvIv6WdxhJo8bFtpWSU0X9yQklR1sBjz90DnVuE

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Terrain: Opening Reception
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Terrain: Opening Reception

Explorations of physical, mental and experiential landscapes characterize the work by this lifelong Westport artist, who grew up here “when you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting an artist's studio.” After initially doing strictly figurative work, Michael Brennecke moved towards abstraction and now creates what he calls “controlled accidental compositions, with sometimes ambiguously discernible imagery.” 
Online gallery at Silvermine Arts Center.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 28, 6-7:30 pm

Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs:  Thursday, August 1, 6-7 pm, Sheffer Room

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NICE Festival
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

NICE Festival

The NICE Festival - Norwalk’s leading multi-cultural summer festival celebrating world cultures.

A multi-cultural summer music, food, and dance festival with multiple cultural performances, crafts and interactive family activities.

This day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural performances and numerous vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines and arts and crafts. Experience live performances from multiple traditions to include live dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more; Live music includes Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres.

Suggested donation $5.00 per person, children under 12 Free; All are welcome regardless of ability to donate!

Please Note:
Bring your blankets and chairs.
NO Coolers or Glass containers permitted.

More Info: https://www.norwalknice.org/

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Breakfast in Bed
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Breakfast in Bed

Please join New England Home Connecticut and our friends at Aitoro and Hastens for Breakfast in Bed! Enjoy an evening of fun and networking among Aitoro's amazing selection of appliances and cooking solutions and Hastens's high-end mattresses and bedding offerings. Guests can enjoy mimosas and bloody mary's as well as breakfast for dinner.

Aitoro and Hastens are both pleased to offer raffle prizes!

RSVP here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-in-bed-with-aitoro-hastens-tickets-61046719381?fbclid=IwAR20gpcqvutTlSd9f96bY7RN_CzNEqFptweyy8QBOm1atOKPqBuOPqajlBQ#tickets

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Happy Hour The Natural Way
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Happy Hour The Natural Way


Meet and mingle with naturopathic doctors, learn about naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, food and drinks will be served, and more!

We are hosting a 'Healthy Happy Hour' open house event at the Shalva Clinic on Thursday, June 13th from 5-8pm. Free to the public - all are welcome!

Shalva Clinic is a full-service, privately-owned naturopathic clinic that helps men, women and children achieve wellness. Our advanced holistic approach blends cutting-edge research with comprehensive evaluations with naturopathic doctors and other practitioners to develop a customized plan for achieving your goals!


The field of natural medicine is growing and revolutionizing, and whether you're new to nat med or have had experience with it, there's SO MUCH to learn!

This event offers the opportunity to meet and mingle with naturopathic doctors and other members of the Shalva team. We're excited for Beverly's herbal infused drinks and catering from Edibolic Kitchen! Complimentary auricular acupuncture and other demos will be available in the Zen Room.

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We hope you can stop by!

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World Without Words
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

World Without Words

Artist Debbie Grzelecki’s inspiration and creativity are considered “therapy” art work, driven by a diagnosis of PPA. The show’s title “World Without Words” illustrates her affliction with Non-fluent Agrammatic Primary Progressive Aphasia, a neurological disorder that robs one’s language skills.

While Grzelecki’s speech is limited, she has found her voice again through her art.

The event is open to the public free of charge, and complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be served.

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12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Opening Reception
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Opening Reception

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The Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 12th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition opens on Sunday, June 2, 2019 with a reception and awards presentation from 2-4pm. This juried biennial print competition and exhibition is limited to works that are no more than four square inches. The exhibition runs through September 1, 2019.

Since its inception in 1997, the Miniature Print Exhibition has showcased the works of artists worldwide with renowned print curators and collectors serving as jurors. This year’s juror was

Tomas Vu-Daniel, Artistic Director for LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University. This year, CCP received 442 prints from 158 artists with works arriving from 21 countries, including representation by artists in 26 states. Vu-Daniel selected 227 works by 119 artists representing 14 countries and 22 states.

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Closing Party: Uncovered Exhibit
Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Closing Party: Uncovered Exhibit

This exhibition is a platform for women artists in Westport to bring forth works that frequently remain hidden: creative responses and expressions that we all too often keep at bay. Despite progress, there is an ingrained societal protocol women adhere to – one of accommodation and editing. This exhibition seeks to uncover this hidden work, and celebrate its power and meaning. The art and accompanying events in this exhibit will undoubtedly embolden viewers to converse and connect around shared stories, both serious and funny.

Our vision has come true and we want you to celebrate with us! We wanted to show you what we’ve been hiding and we did! Now it’s time to go back to our studios. But first, come see a storyteller and listen to live music and drink wine and laugh and hug and be real! Make a reservation to eat dinner afterward and make a night of it!

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Exclusive Pop Up Shop & Beauty Event
May
31
4:30 PM16:30

Exclusive Pop Up Shop & Beauty Event

Enjoy bubbly, a free brow tinting service and receive custom styling by the fashion gurus at Scout & Molly's of Westport.

You'll get:

Exclusive access to a curated collection of Scout & Molly's Boutique clothing and accessories, as well as custom styling.

Free brow tinting beauty service (Add on lash tinting and brow shaping will also be available).

Complimentary bubbly and light refreshments.

Come by the Haus of Pretty studio at 24 Railroad Place, Westport any time between 4:30 and 7pm.

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Art In The Windows
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Art In The Windows

Art in the Windows will kick-off Thursday, May 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with art activities, receptions and tastings along Elm, and Main Streets and beyond. In addition to outposts in front of the movie theater, and Baskin Robbins, there will be artist receptions, wine tastings, and events at Franco’s, Vineyard Vines, Houlihan Lawrence, Elm Street Books, Ally Bally Bee, Stewart’s Spirits, Lolo and Red Grape.

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HAYVN Launch Party
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

HAYVN Launch Party

Want to join us at our HAYVN launch party on 5/29? Send us an email to hello@hayvn.com with your details and we will add you to the list! There will be local food, drinks, live entertainment and the chance to walk through HAYVN and chat with the team. We can’t wait to meet you

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James Maddock in Concert
May
28
7:00 PM19:00

James Maddock in Concert

A rock & roll lifer, James Maddock has been carving his unique path since the 1980s, when the British-born singer/songwriter kicked off his career with a raw, soulful voice; a storyteller’s sense of narrative; and the ability to blur the lines between folk, classic pop, and rock. Rain venue: Ridgefield Playhouse .

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Family Tree: Author Speak
May
19
3:00 PM15:00

Family Tree: Author Speak

Rebecca Freimann will be speaking about her book: Family Tree: Rooted in Survival! A light lunch will be provided.
If you plan to attend, so that they may have a head count, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey 203-899-2780 ext 15133 or email clahey@norwalkpl.org to register.

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Jaime Viens: Opening Reception
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Jaime Viens: Opening Reception

Jaime Viens is an aspiring research photographer. She’s been developing her skills and passion for photography since the age of 9. She will be pursuing a graduate degree in marine and atmospheric science while continuing to take photos as a hobby. In the future, she hopes to bridge the gap between her interests in natural science and art through the mediums of research and documentation. Join us on May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. to see her award-winning photography.

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Good Times, Big Hair:Opening Reception
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Good Times, Big Hair:Opening Reception

C. PARKER GALLERY WELCOMES ICONIC 80’s ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER MARK WEISS WITH SPECIAL GUEST NEW YORK CITY FOX 5 TV ANCHOR & SILK SCREEN ARTIST STEVE LACY FOR A SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE LATE 70s AND 80s ROCK MUSIC SCENE “GOOD TIMES, BIG HAIR” - THE ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARK WEISS FEATURING ARTISTS FROM LYNYRD SKYNYRD, BON JOVI, OZZY OSBOURNE, GUNS N’ROSES, METALLICA, VAN HALEN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JERRY GARCIA, THE POLICE, LED ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH & MORE

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Farm to Table Cocktail Party
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Table Cocktail Party

Join us for light Farm to Table inspired hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine & tastings from Wild Moon Liqueurs from 6:00-9:00 on May 16th! There will be a discussion from Hartford Flavor Company about their process for creating the delicious botanical infused Wild Moon Liqueurs and a fun evening among the plants with good friends in the greenhouse. Celebrate everything Farm to Table with us!

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In Full Bloom: Opening Reception
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

In Full Bloom: Opening Reception

Sorelle Gallery Fine Art embraces color in its second exhibition of 2019: ‘IN FULL BLOOM’; New Paintings by Stacy Milburn and Marta Spendowska.

Marta Spendowska is a Polish-born American artist and illustrator currently residing on the New Hampshire coast. Since emigrating to the United States in 2005, she has worked with a wide range of art collectors, consultants, interior designers, fashion and beauty brands; including Oprah Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and Oreo. 

Georgia-based artist and designer Stacy Milburn applies paints and chemicals with rigorous discipline to create stand-alone pieces that complement any interior. 

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Robert Mars: These Important Years Opening Reception
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Robert Mars: These Important Years Opening Reception

Recent works from contemporary artist Robert Mars celebrate the commonplace objects, brands and personalities of an America long past. In a thoroughly modern and exquisitely constructed manner, Mars captures the enduring importance that timeless 1950’s and 60’s icons bear in the broader context of popular cultural heritage and global history. “The images evoke a feeling of nostalgia, but I am not looking back to the past. I present them in a modern and current way to speak to their continued relevance decades later. The images remain alive and fresh through modern techniques and applications.”– Robert Mars.

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