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Tickets to Shows Make Great Holiday Gifts!

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Tickets to Shows Make Great Holiday Gifts!

By Tribuna Staff

The Ridgefield Playhouse has something for everyone on your list, from stocking stuffers to fun family shows like Masters of Illusion on February 13 or Shanghai Acrobats on March 18 or a night out to a concert or comedy show – like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on February 24 and 25, Lewis Black on February 25, LaKisha Jones “With Love…

Funnier Than Your Family

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Funnier Than Your Family

By Tribuna Staff

Ah, Thanksgiving weekend. A time for family, food and football! But once you’ve had enough of all three, come join us at The Palace for a night of comedy… we guarantee they’re funnier than your family! Hosted by comedian and master storyteller Shaun Eli, the evening will present stand-up comedians Andy Pitz and Frank Vignola….

An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

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An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

By Tribuna Staff

Sérgio Mendes is the most internationally successful Brazilian artist of all time. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, Mendes established his legend by taking numerous albums and singles, such as “Brasil 66,” “Mas Que Nada” and “The Look of Love,” to the top of the pop charts. The Ridgefield Playhouse and the Moffly Media…

Taste of Greater Danbury!

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Taste of Greater Danbury!

By Tribuna Staff

Do you enjoy free music and entertainment?  Enjoy delicious food? Enjoy discovering all that makes Danbury a great place to live and the historic downtown a great place to visit? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, check out the “Taste of Greater Danbury,” the downtown celebration that includes live music, family entertainment, games and local food…

Frank Abagnale in Connecticut: Catch Him if You Can!

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Frank Abagnale in Connecticut: Catch Him if You Can!

By Nora Duncan

In a joint collaboration, AARP Connecticut and the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Office of Continuing Education will host a free fraud prevention event featuring Frank W. Abagnale, one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, on Wednesday, September 27. Abagnale, who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart…

This Summer’s Last Hurrah! Top 6 CT Family Fun Spots of 2017

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This Summer’s Last Hurrah! Top 6 CT Family Fun Spots of 2017

By Emanuela Palmares

With amusement parks, museums and nature centers, there are enough family activities in Connecticut to keep everybody entertained during the last month of summer. Here are a few Indoor and outdoor options that are guaranteed fun for the whole family. INDOOR FUN It Adventure Ropes Course 40 Sargent Dr. Long Wharf New Haven, CT 06511…

Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

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Brews & BBQ Festival Featuring Spin Doctors

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  Townsquare Media will host the Brews & BBQ Festival featuring Spin Doctors on July 22 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets are on sale at www.tixr.com/groups/americaontap/events/brews-and-bbq-5219. For more information,…

U.S. Brahma Kumaris Welcomes Sister Shivani to a Tour on “Awakening” in Danbury

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U.S. Brahma Kumaris Welcomes Sister Shivani to a Tour on “Awakening” in Danbury

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On June 20, Sister Shivani, an internationally renowned inspirational speaker, began a 14-city speaking tour of North America with the theme of “Awakening.”  Sister Shivani presents spiritual solutions to the complex problems of contemporary life through a TV program called Awakening with Brahma Kumaris and a YouTube channel with over 33 million views and over…

Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot

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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot

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Ives Concert Park will present Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Tickets can be purchased at  www.ticketfly.com/event/1453533. For more information, go to www.ivesconcertpark.com.  

The Ciclismo Classico: Bike Travel Film Festival

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The Ciclismo Classico: Bike Travel Film Festival

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What’s better than descending Italy’s legendary Monte Stelvio Pass… at an elevation of 9,048 feet/ 2,758 meters… with all of its 48 hairpin turns… on a bike with no handlebars or brakes… at night illuminated only by a torch and moonlight!?  Watching someone else do it! On Friday June 16, The Palace Danbury will present the…

Brazilian Medium Divaldo Franco to deliver a series of seminars in the TriState are

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Brazilian Medium Divaldo Franco to deliver a series of seminars in the TriState are

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The TriState Spiritist Federation has the honor to host the seminar “Be Happy Today” presented by Brazilian famous medium Divaldo Franco in New York and Danbury, CT.   Divaldo Franco is recognized as one of the most influential and greatest contemporary mediums. He has psychographed over 200 books and lectured at more than thirteen thousand…

Theater Production: Dancing at Lughnasa

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Theater Production: Dancing at Lughnasa

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The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” on the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus at 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on April 28 and 29, with 2 p.m. matinees on April 29 and 30. The…

2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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2017 Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association Carnival

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Winter is over, so come on down to enjoy some family fun with great rides, games and carnival food, while supporting the Danbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association. The association is hosting its annual five-day carnival, at the parking lot of Best Buy at 2 International Drive. The event will feature a food tent and rides by…

Festival de Jazz

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Festival de Jazz

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The 22nd Annual WCSU Jazz Festival will include three evening concerts in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Thursday, April 20, will feature big band music performed by the WCSU Jazz Ensemble, select faculty and the Berkshire Jazz…

Theatre Production: “Violet”

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Theatre Production: “Violet”

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The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Violet” in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 31, April 1, 7 and 8; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 1, 2, 8 and…

A Grand Night for Singing with Mad Hatter Chorus

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A Grand Night for Singing with Mad Hatter Chorus

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The Mad Hatter Chorus announced that its 52nd annual show, “A Grand Night for Singing,” will take place Saturday, April 1, at Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury. The evening will spotlight Broadway tunes by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), one of America’s most beloved composers. The program is…

Family Camp “Together We Can Achieve More” Integrates School and Family

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Family Camp “Together We Can Achieve More” Integrates School and Family

By Mariana Silva

The Family Camp, “Together We Can Achieve More,” organized by Danbury Public Schools, Danbury Family Learning Center, Inc. and Sodexo, Inc., will be held on April 1 at Rogers Park Middle School. The goal is to share strategies, perspectives and ideas that benefit our families, children, teachers and the community. The idea is to have…

Second Annual Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show

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Second Annual Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show

By Western Connecticut State University

The Friends of the Ives nonprofit organization will present the second annual Art at Ives Juried Fine Art & Crafts Show during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury, CT. This three-day event will feature high-quality original works in a diverse scope…

Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet to Hold Annual Danbury Dance Initiative Benefit Performance

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Connecticut Ballet will hold its annual benefit performance for Khalda Logan Dance Scholarships, awarded to talented middle and high school youth from greater Danbury, on Sunday, March 19 at 4:30pm at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Avenue, Danbury. All members of the community are encouraged to attend this collaborative performance featuring dance styles from ballet…

PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

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PeaceJam Connecticut Conference

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WestConn will host the 2017 PeaceJam Connecticut Conference from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26, in multiple locations on the University’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. This two-day event will feature Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee and hundreds of engaged students from…

Elizardi Castro’s: LAW & DISorder

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Elizardi Castro’s: LAW & DISorder

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Comedy comes to Bridgeport on February 11, when popular funny man Eli Castro returns to The Klein in his all-new show, Law & Disorder. Combining his Puerto Rican heritage with American culture, Eli reveals his tumultuous journey of a prosecutor, turned defense attorney, turned comedian! Proceeds from this performance will benefit arts education in Bridgeport!…

Steven Seagal Blues Band

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Steven Seagal Blues Band

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Most of us know Steven Seagal for his roles as an action hero in films like Hard to Kill, Marked for Death, Out for Justice, Above the Law, Under Siege, Executive Decision, The Glimmer Man, and Exit Wounds to name a few.  What most aren’t aware of, is his lifelong love of the blues. Steven…

Exhibition Opening: “Women’s Work”

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Exhibition Opening: “Women’s Work”

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The Gallery Opening for “Women’s Work” will take place on January 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury. The exhibition will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 1…

Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente Jr Coming to Palace Danbury

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Tito Puente, Jr. and his Latin Jazz Band are coming to The Palace Danbury with their high voltage celebration of jazz and Latin beats. Heir to the throne of  El Rey—The King of Latin Music, he is unmistakably the son, physically, spiritually and musically, of Tito Puente, the 10-time Grammy winner, percussion superstar, veteran bandleader…

MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS: “The Mozart Of Chess”

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MAGNUS is a rousing, feel-good film about one the world’s most extraordinary chess players— 26-year-old Magnus Carlsen. This “Mozart of Chess,” who checkmated Bill Gates in nine moves, became a chess grandmaster at the age of 13. As a young boy, Magnus Carlsen was very different from his peers. Bullied by the other children, he usually…

Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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Wedding Steps Bridal Show

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A bridal expo, Wedding Steps Bridal Show, will be held on January 15, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Feldman Arena of the O’Neill Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Vendors will include photographers, videographers, suppliers of transportation, bridal fashions, invitations, jewelry and more. Admission is $9….

Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

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Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

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On December 10, at 12pm, Bruce Bennett Nissan on Rt. 7 in Wilton, CT, will be hosting a holiday party and fund-raising event with all donations going to the Dorothy Day House. Donations can include new orgently used coats and unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Santa will be attending the party and posing for pictures FREE of…

The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

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The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

By Sarianna Sabbarese

Local nonprofit, Danbury Music Centre, is thrilled to announce its annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 9, 10 & 11. This production will be performed in conjunction with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, boasting some of the most virtuosic talent in Greater Danbury. Additionally, it is the sole full-scale production of The Nutcracker Ballet…

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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  The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the Prohibition Tree…

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

By Tribuna Staff

The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the…

WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

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WCSU Trio at Ritcher Association for the Arts

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Richter Association for the Arts closes its fall season on Sunday, Oct. 30, with a 3 p.m. jazz concert at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. WCSU students Anthony Pellegrini on saxophone, Niles Spaulding on bass and Larry Davis on drums comprise the trio. Anthony Pellegrini began his musical experience at the age of eight with the clarinet. He now…

The Rat Pack Together Again

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The Rat Pack Together Again

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The Rat Pack Together Again will take you back to a time when seeing Frank, Dean and Sammy in Las Vegas was the ultimate event in show business! Starring Tony Sands, Johnny Petillo and Geno Monroe—these three acclaimed performers embody the music, comedy and camaraderie of the legendary trio. The show has gotten great reviews! The New York Post raved, ”The vocals…

Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

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Safewalk: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

By Angela Barbosa

  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you want to work to end the violence by walking to promote safety at home, school and everywhere in between, join the community for the Women’s Center 10th annual 4k “SafeWalk” on Sunday morning, October 2, inside the Danbury Fair. More than an opportunity to unite the community in the organization’s mission to…

Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

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Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

As part of his travels through the United States, Brazilian country music singer Gian will perform this Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m., at the Brazilian steakhouse Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill in Danbury. Singer Doug will join in and the Brazilian community can expect a great performance by the friends and the duet. Brazilian admirers will have an opportunity to listen to the…

You Be The Judge

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You Be The Judge

By Renato Ghio

Thumbs up or thumbs down? The Manhattan Short Film Festival gives you a chance to indulge your inner film critic. Film lovers in Danbury can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs across six continents in over 250 cities, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September…

Brazilian Independence Day Celebrations in CT

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Brazilian Independence Day Celebrations in CT

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DANBURY, CT 2016 Brazilian Day Festival  When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2pm-8pm Where: Cellar Lounge at the Portuguese Cultural Center at 65 Sand Pit Road A celebration of Brazilian culture through live music performances, food, arts and dance and much more. More information: Visit the Brazilian Day Danbury 2016 Facebook page. Brazilian Flag-Raising Ceremony in Danbury When: Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 10am Where: Danbury City Hall at 155 Deer Hill Avenue Come celebrate the independent…

62nd Annual Bridgewater Country Fair

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62nd Annual Bridgewater Country Fair

By Tribuna Staff

The Bridgewater Country Fair is a long-standing tradition that preserves the character of the quintessential country fair. The fun kicks off with the annual Bridgewater Fair Parade. This fair is a major agricultural fair, featuring a midway, animal competitions, exhibits, home arts competitions, a tractor pull, food and bandstand entertainment. New attractions include a NASCAR style…

Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

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Ecuadorian Festival in Danbury 

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Hundreds of people from the region’s Ecuadorean community are expected to turn out for the annual Ecuadorean Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Western Connecticut State University’s Westside campus. The annual event, planned from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., features food booths, games, music and dancing in celebration of Ecuadorean culture. The festival…

FREE Youth Baseball Clinic

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FREE Youth Baseball Clinic

By Tribuna Staff

Family & Children’s Aid, Major League Baseball (MLB) player alumni and the Danbury Westerns are inviting you to a morning of lots of fun! Up to ten former MLB players will teach baseball and life skills to children from 4 – 18 years old. But don’t wait until the last minute. The first 300 youth…