(skip this header)

Westport News

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

westport-news.com Businesses

« Back to Article

Best bets: What to do around Bridgeport this weekend

Updated 11:36 pm, Thursday, September 19, 2013
Larger | Smaller
Email This
Font
Page 1 of 1

Entertainment and adventures await. Here are some of the best bets for the weekend and week ahead.

Calling all women

St. Vincent's Health Services will host the Southern Connecticut Women's Expo on Saturday and Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. More than 200 exhibitors will provide free information, makeovers, health screenings and more. Keep an eye out for celebrities, including Galen Gering who plays "Rafe Hernandez" on "Days of our Lives." Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For admission information, as well as a rundown of events, visit www.ctexpos.com.

Fill up on fests

From Marvelous Mutts to mighty trucks, and many other attractions in between, visitors to the Orange County Fair this weekend will have much to choose from when it comes to entertainment, refreshments and activities. The event will be on the Orange Fair Grounds, 525 Orange Center Road, in Orange. For information on times and admission fees, visit orangectfair.com.

A frothy time is on tap in Stratford at the Two Roads Brewing Company when it hosts "Ok2berfest," Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music, games, food and beverages. Purchase tickets online or at the door. For more information, contact Kristen@tworoadsbrewing or visit www.tworoadsbrewing.com.

In Bridgeport, the St. Nicholas Middle Eastern Food Festival will run most of Saturday at St. Nicholas Church, 5458 Park Ave. You will find food, games and music. 203-576-1701.

In Milford, the St. Mary School Carnival, 72 Gulf St., plans to fill the weekend with games and rides, live music and goodies. Look for fireworks when the skies darken Saturday. Visit saintmaryschoolmilford.org. The Irish also will be out in full force for the eighth annual Milford Irish Festival at the Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion (behind the Milford Public Library). Irish dancing, music, food and more will be on display all weekend. For information on admission fees, hours and parking, visit www.milfordirish.org.

Commandeer a fun time

Through Sunday, the Norwalk Boat Show will celebrate the water and vehicles used to traverse it at the Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road. Thousands are expected to check out exhibitors, special guest appearances (including Johnathan Hillstrand of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch") and demonstrations. Check out www.boatshownorwalk.com.

Family time

Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk will present a free day of play on Saturday to mark Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play. Keep the wallet in the pocket, as admission will be free, as will activities throughout Mathews Park, where the museum is located. See the full schedule at www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Melodic moments

The Fairfield Theatre Company will be adding to this weekend's sound. A New Orleans groove, delivered by Dumpstaphunk, sets it all off on Friday. It continues Saturday with the Harmony4kidz fundraising "Peace Concert" at two times -- 4 and 7:30 p.m. Money raised supports the Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program. Performers include Fairfield-based guitarist and singer Irena Hart, who founded Harmony4kidz.org, folk guitarist/vocalist Buddy Valiante of Westport, the brother-and-sister hip-hop duo Def Groove, 13-year-old Justin Anderson of Bridgeport and 16-year-old Anatasha Machuc of Shelton. Visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203- 259-1036.

Javier Colon will perform at Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Friday for the YSC Tour De Pink Fundraiser (thebijoutheatre.com). Over at Fairfield's Pequot Library, Steve Katz of Blood, Sweat and Tears will be put on a concert Saturday (ww.pequotlibrary.org). In Milford, Westport singer Suzanne Sheridan performs a tribute Friday to Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen at the Milford Fine Arts Center. For ticket information, visit www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.

The art of the weekend

National Hispanic Heritage Month (through Oct. 15) starts off with a splash in New Haven where several area artists' works will be on display as part of "Latin Colors" at the Arte Gallery, 19 Grand Ave. The opening reception is Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Visit www.arte-inc.com or call 203-469-4536.

Cruising along

The Alden Sherman Classic car and motorcycle show will take place Sunday in Weston at Weston High School. Visit www.aldenshermanclassic.com. Meanwhile, the Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance will tour the county on Sunday as part of the 2013 Nutmeg Tour for Autism and Classic Car Reception and Lawn Party. The parade of cars ends at Veterans Memorial Green in Westport. You must get tickets in advance. Visit www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com/tour2013.html.

-- Christina Hennessy

Check out Culture Cache at http://blog.ctnews.com/culturecache/

christina.hennessy@scni.com; 203-964-2241; http://twitter.com/xtinahennessy