Best bets: What to do in and around Bridgeport this weekend
Updated 11:28 pm, Thursday, March 20, 2014
Entertainment and adventures await. Here are some of the best bets for the weekend and week ahead.
St. Patrick's Dinner, United Church of Christ Devon, 30 Ormond St., Saturday, 6 p.m. After dinner music by Better Than Nothing. $12 adults, $6 children 10 and under. Advance ticket purchases only. No tickets at the door. Call Jean at 203- 874-6422.
"Hair of the Dog Extravaganza," Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Performing Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Saturday 8 p.m. $20, $15 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. www.hairofthedogextravaganza.com/buy.html. 203-254-4010, quickcenter.com.
Bridgeport Theatre Company presents "To Kill a Mockingbird," Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport. Friday-March 29. Call or visit website for showtimes and tickets: 203-576-1636, dtcab.com.
Sacred Heart University Theatre Arts Program, "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Friday, Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. $22, $15 seniors, $10 students. 203-371-7908, www.edgertoncenter.org.
Shakespeare's "The Tempest," Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport. 275 Fairfield Ave. Monday 7 p.m. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.com.
"The Shadow of the Hummingbird," Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. Wednesday-April 27. $70-$40. Call or visit website for showtimes and tickets. 203-787-4282, www.longwharf.org.
Spring has sprung
Spring Equinox Drumming, Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road. Saturday 6 p.m. Free. Register. And, Sunday afternoon hikes along the park's trail system, every Sunday at 1 p.m. 203-736-1053, ansonianaturecenter.org.
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame presentation of "Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut's Remarkable Women," Edith Wheeler Memorial Library Ehlers Meeting Room, 733 Monroe Tpke., Monroe. Monday 6:30 p.m. Registration www.cwhf.org. 203-452-2850, ext. 6, www.ewml.org.
"One Book One Town Signature Event: An Evening with Amanda Lindhout and Sarah Corbett," Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 N. Benson Road. March 26, at 7 p.m. 203-259-0346, ext. 15, www.pequotlibrary.org
New York City Swing, Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Friday 8 p.m. Visit website for tickets. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.com.
The Most Hated Tour, Acoustic Cafe, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Saturday. Call for showtimes. 203-335-3655, www.acousticafe.com.
"Friends" Spring Choral Concert, Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Free; Great American Band Concert Sunday 3 p.m. Free. 203-371-7908, www.edgertoncenter.org.
Connecticut Symphonic Winds concert "Symphonic Sounds Gone Sonic," Roger Ludlowe Middle School Theater, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Saturday 7:30 p.m. Free. www.ctsymphonicwinds.org.
Pat Metheny Unity Group, Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Tuesday 8 p.m. $65-$45. 203-254-4010, quickcenter.com.
Slighty Stoopid, Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport Wednesday 8 p.m. $25, $30 door. 203-259-1036, www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
"Grand Ole Opry:" Country, bluegrass, gospel, blues and jazz by Connecticut musicians, Strand Theater, 165 Main St., Seymour, Saturday 7:30 p.m. $20. Tickets at the Strand door, and All-American Valley General Store, Columbus St., Seymour. 203-828-6442, http://redcloverblossom.com.
Ballet Series: "Princess Party," Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. 203-332-3228, thebijoutheatre.com.
"Five Little Monkeys," Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 N. Benson Road. Sunday 1 p.m. $18 adults, $15 children. 203-254-4010, quickcenter.com.
"Pirate Schmirate!" Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Friday to March 30. See milfordarts.org for show times. $17. For tickets: www.pantochino.com. 203-878-6647.
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