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Date Event Description Time / Location
2/23

Taste of Stamford

 
Place: Crowne Plaza
Address: Recently Renovated Crowne Plaza 2701 Summer Street Stamford, CT
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
When: 5:30 PM Until 8:30 PM
Cost:

$60.00 Pre-Registered

$70.00 Day-Of

About: 24th Annual Culinary Extravaganza. 

Enjoy a night on the town, sampling various foods and wines from local restaurants-in the comfort of a warm and beautiful hotel. 

Complete the night by booking a room on the premises with a special $99 room rate offered by the Crowne Plaza for that evening.
INFO 5:30 PM Until 8:30 PM, Recently Renovated Crowne Plaza 2701 Summer Street Stamford, CT
2/254/2

The Downtown Cabaret Children’s Company Presents: Little Red Riding Hoods

The Downtown Cabaret Children’s Company Presents:

Little Red Riding Hoods

 

What could be better than one Little Red Riding Hood? Two Little Reds! Bridgeport’s Award Winning Downtown Cabaret Theatre (DCT) Children’s Company continues its 2016/17 season with Little Red Riding Hoods.

 

Opening Weekend: February 25 & 26, Saturday & Sunday at 12noon

Saturday March 4 at 12noon

March 5 - April 2, Saturdays & Sundays at 12noon & 2:30pm

 

It’s a case of mistaken identity in this brand new comedy of errors adaptation of the classic tale.  Come along as we travel through the woods to grandmother’s house where we discover fun, excitement and more than a few surprises along the way.

 

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre will also be hosting a “Help Us Fill Our Basket: Basket Raffle.” We will be collecting non-perishable items from patrons who attend any of the 21 performances of Little Red Riding Hoods for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. For each non-perishable you bring, you will receive 1 raffle ticket and be able to bid on one of the 5 character’s baskets: Little Red 1, Little Red 2, Wolf, Grandma, and/or the Police Officer. Raffle baskets are provided to us by our community partners: The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo, Donut Crazy, CT Sports Center, and Monster Mini Golf.

 

For tickets and information visit MyCabaret.org or call the box office Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, (203) 576-1636 Option 0.

 

Ticket Prices: Adults - $23, Children - $19

 

 

Performances run no longer than 75-80 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

INFO 12noon, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
2/25

Habitat CFC’s 2017 Benefit Havana Nights

One night this February things are going to get hot… Habitat CFC’s 2017 Benefit Havana Nights is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017
Bridgeport, CT (January 19, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) will be presenting its largest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse in Fairfield, CT. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction and the Pasofino Social Club playing live Latin music! Last year’s event, also at the Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse, was a success and organizers expect a sold out attendance this year with attendees representing the entire region.
Havana Nights will give Habitat CFC friends, donors and volunteers a venue to celebrate our accomplishments as well as offer interested individuals the opportunity to learn about the organization and meet Habitat homeowners who have been helped.
Though Habitat CFC homes are built largely by volunteers working alongside future homeowners, it is donations and the proceeds from fundraising events like these that enable the organization to purchase building materials and sell completed new homes to hard working local families below cost with zero interest mortgages.
The public is welcome to attend; advance ticket purchase is required. For ticket information and online registration, to make a donation, or bid on the online silent auction, please visit https://www.habitatcfc.org/events/2017benefit/ or call (203) 333-2642.
INFO 6:30am-11pm, Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse in Fairfield, CT
2/273/5

Dine Out Fairfield

Dine Out Fairfield - Monday, February 27, 2017 and runs through Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Each of the restaurants participating in this year’s event will be offering special prix fixe or other discounted lunch and dinner menus showcasing their finest culinary offerings.

First Selectman Mike Tetreau has announced the more than two dozen of the Town’s restaurants will take part in Dine Out Fairfield.

Artisan * The Bear & Grill * Bella Sera Ristorante * B Fairfield * b-good * The Castle on Post * Centro Ristorante * The Chelsea * Craft 260 * Crave Bar & Grill * Flipside Burgers & Bar * Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill * The Gray Goose * The Little Goose * Little Pub * Luigi’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria * Mecha Noodle Bar * Michael Gennaro's Steakhouse * Miro Kitchen * Paci * Quattro Pazzi * Rio Bravo Tacos & Tequila * Taberna Fairfield * Tazza Osteria & Bar * Thai Kit * Toto Mediterranean Restaurant * Wafu Asian Bistro

Visit www.fairfieldct.org/restaurantweek to learn more about participating restaurants. Menus and prices will be listed on the webpage, which will be updated regularly.

The Town of Fairfield is very grateful to the following top-level sponsors: Bankwell, Experience Fairfield, Star 99.9, Hearst Media Group/The Connecticut Post and Fairfield Magazine.

INFO During Restaurant hours, Fairfield
3/4

Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled: Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics by local researcher and Norwalk Historical Commissioner, Eric Chandler, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Women in the American Revolution: Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics will introduce some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to lift the yoke of British control of the 13 Colonies. Women who are missing from our history books, their stories as soldiers and spies left untold.  Admission is $5, payable at the door.  An RSVP is required as seating is limited. RSVP to: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.  Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.  The museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Dept.  If there is inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 1:00pm.

INFO 1pm, Norwalk Historical Society Museum
3/7

Milford St Baldricks Shave-a-thon

Milford St Baldricks Shave-a-thon

Be a hero for kids with cancer!

Join this St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement!

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers!
 
INFO 7pm, Crush Sports Cafe - Venue Pending
3/9

Fairfield County’s Giving Day

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites our community around local causes close to your heart. Last year, this amazing day of giving had extraordinary results: $1,246,964 donated by 11,000+ individuals for 410 nonprofits.

Now in our 4th year, Giving Day is set to break records. Join us!

INFO All, Fairfield Theatre Company Warehouse in Fairfield, CT
3/10

Keltic Night

The Naugatuck YMCA will be hosting our annual Keltic Night on Friday, March 10th.  A night of Irish music starring Mark James of Kerry Boys, food (corned beef and cabbage is guaranteed) and of course adult beverages. 

 

The details:

Crystal Room

98 School Street right here in good ole

Naugatuck, CT
$35 a head tables of 10 are $300

The fun begins at 6 p.m.

 

Net proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the Y’s scholarship and campership fund.

INFO The fun begins at 6 p.m., 98 School Street in good ole Naugatuck, CT
3/11

Norwalk St. Patricks Day Parade

Norwalk St. Patricks Day Parade

 

The 2017 Norwalk St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 11th!

 

The Route will begin at Norwalk Veteran’s Park onto Washington St, under the SONO Bridge onto North Main St, ending at O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Restaurant.

INFO 11am, he Route will begin at Norwalk Veteran’s Park
3/11

Bowl A Strike Against Domestic Violence!

Bowl A Strike Against Domestic Violence!
Saturday, March 11, 2017
AMF Lanes
Milford, CT
Bowlers of all skill levels and ages welcome!
5 sessions throughout the day: 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Fun activity for corporations, civic groups, friends and families
Bowlers receive a t-shirt, shoe rental & 90 minutes of bowling
$5 per bowler registration fee (teams of 4-5 bowlers)
Collect pledges using simple online tools or in person ($50/person goal)
Pre-registration required (Space limited)
For more information, contact Sharon Abramson at sabramson@bhcare.org/(203)736-2601 x1327
or visit www.BHcare.org.
All proceeds benefit BHcare’s The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services - providing emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, and other support services for more than 6,000 battered adults and children each year.
INFO 5 sessions throughout the day: 9:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm, AMF Lanes Milford, CT
3/12

Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The largest single-day spectator event in the state of Connecticut, the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, steps off at 1:30 p.m, on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

 

You can also watch, with live coverage starting at 2:00 p.m., on WCCT (Fox News Connecticut), and a rebroadcast on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at 12:00 p.m., on WCCT.

INFO 1pm, Downtown New Haven
3/18

Magic Moments Live at the Quick Center

The Kennedy Center’s Magic Moments LIVE!

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$40 - $125
 

Join us for an incredible evening of music and fun to benefit The Kennedy Center’s Autism Project! The evening will feature a concert by renowned musicians and performers…
• Steve Scales & Friends. Steve, formerly with The Talking Heads
• Grammy nominated Nona Hendryx, formerly with Labelle and Talking Heads
• Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Tom Tom Club.

Other notables are: guitarist Andy Abel of Twisted Vine, lead vocalist Keith Fluitt, drummer Benny Gramm, bass Dave Livoli and keyboard Scott Peckham.

6:30 pm- Mix and Mingle with open bar and food stations!
8:00 pm- Concert in Kelley Theatre!
10:00 pm- Black Box After Party with dessert, drinks & Meet & Greet with the band!
For those not wanting to attend the entire event but would like to enjoy the concert, tickets are available for Concert Only. Doors open at 7:30 pm, concert begins at 8:00 pm.

Online Registration: http://www.thekennedycenterinc.org/giving/events/magic-moments.htm

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INFO 6:30pm, Quick Center/Fairfield University
3/25

Magical Night in the French Quarter.

The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation is launching it's first annual fundraiser, A Magical Night in the French Quarter. The Foundation's mission is to "empower girls to defend themselves against emotional, psychological and verbal manipulation and physical violence." This event will raise funds to continue the Foundation's self defense programs, work shops, camps and children's books. Get ready for a magical night at the Milford Yacht Club, which will include a New Orleans themed buffet dinner, silent and live auction, bourbon tasting, live music and more! 

March 25, 2017 
6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
The Milford Yacht Club
131 Trumbull Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

INFO 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., The Milford Yacht Club 131 Trumbull Avenue Milford, CT 06460
3/25

Westport Penguin Plunge

EVENT DETAILS

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

11:00am Check In - 1:00pm Plunge - Awards Immediately Following

 

Compo Beach - Westport, CT 06880

 

FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON

Penguin Plunge is the largest grassroots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.  Plungers raise funds to Plunge into the chilly waters of Connecticut.  Your participation provides funding to support over 13,000 athletes and unified partners who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports.

 

Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Plungers form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.  To join in on the fun, Plungers need to raise a minimum of $100.  In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costumes, Penguins receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.

 

Take the Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut!

 

 

INFO 11am, Compo Beach - Westport, CT 06880
3/25

Norwalk Seaport Association Annual Light Keeper's Gala

Saturday, March 25, 2017

6 PM -11 PM

Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

This annual gala brings together friends of Sheffield Island Lighthouse, corporate partners and community leaders for a night dedicated to our jewel of the sound.

Funds raised support our mission of preservation and restoration and will provide an opportunity to educate children of all ages about the importance of preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Long Island Sound, our environment and maritime heritage. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Dinner, Dancing, Silent & Live Auction

Single Ticket - $150 / Table of 10 - $1,500

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

 

2017 Beacon Award Recipients:

Hilliard Bloom Shellfish Company

Norm Bloom & Son 

Ray A. Cooke

Pauline Schlegel

Norma Zukin

For reservations: www.seaport.org or call (203) 838-9444

INFO 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
4/8

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital Fundraiser 2017

Norwalk Veterinary Hospital Fundraiser 2017
at St Ann Club 16 Hendricks Ave, Norwalk, CT
Saturday April 8, 2017 7:00PM
$85 per person or table of 10 $800
Appetizers  Sit Down Dinner  Beer/Wine Dessert
DJ, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction
For Information Call: Sue Gabriele (203) 984-3169 or Janice Duffy (203)767-5787
 
INFO 7:00PM, St Ann Club 16 Hendricks Ave, Norwalk, CT
4/13

Blue Coupe Benefit Concert for Family ReEntry

$100

Blue Coupe - Blue Oyster Cult's Joe and Albert Bouchard, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dennnis Dunaway who was the bassist of the
legendary Alice Cooper group - and a few of their friends will perform to benefit Family ReEntry (www.familyreentry.org). School of Rock
Fairfield will provide an opening performance.
Family ReEntry's mission is to develop, implement and share innovative and cost-effective solutions to the unprecedented numbers of people
involved in the criminal justice system.
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INFO 6:30pm-11pm, The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company
4/22

2017 Fairfield County Heart Walk & 5K Run

Life is why we walk.

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

INFO 8:30 AM, Sherwood Island State Park 1 Sherwood Island Wesport, CT 06880
4/23

Minute Man Race Westport

Minute Man Race

Event Details

Race location: Compo Beach, Soundview Drive, Westport, CT

Race Distances
10K Run (6.2 miles)
5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles)

Kids’ Fun Runs
100 yard dash (Ages 3-5)
1/2 mile (Ages 6-8)
1 mile (Ages 9-12)

Race Start Times
8:00-8:15AM – Kids’ Fun Run warm up
8:30AM – Kids’ Fun Run – (Located on the field with the basketball courts close to the marina)
8:30AM – 5K Run/Walk
8:40AM – 10K Run

Awards

5K Run and 10K Run
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in the following age groups:

  • 17 and under
  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Kids’ Fun Runs
First place boy and girl will receive a trophy for each age 6-12
All other children participating will receive a ribbon

INFO 8am, Compo Beach, Soundview Drive, Westport, CT
4/29

Walk MS: Stamford 2017

Walk Details

Date(s): April 29, 2017

Start/Finish Location: Cove Island Park: 1078 Cove Road (**NOTE: not the address of the Park, but GPS will bring you to general area of Park entrance**)

Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.

Contact Us

Walk to create a world free of MS.

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise...we're that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Join us for Walk MS: Stamford on April 29, 2017.

INFO 9am, Cove Island Park: 1078 Cove Road
5/5

Leadercast Greater Valley Chamber

Purpose is what defines us, drives us, empowers us.

What does it mean to be powered by purpose? To be part of a purpose-driven organization? To work with a team of people who understand the meaning in addition to the metrics? To recognize that the why you of what you do matters as much or more as the what you do. Where defined values drive a strong culture and intentional leadership inspires amazing results.

Come to Leadercast Greater Valley - where every detail of the experience is crafted to inspire and engage you in surprising and meaningful ways. Discover the steps you can take to uncover your purpose ... to reconnect you organization's why ... and to truly live, work and play in the world, Powered by Purpose.

The 2017 Speakers Simulcast from Atlanta:

  • Andy Stanley - Leadership Author & Communicator
  • Daniel Pink - Behavioral Science Expert, Best Selling Author & Host of Crowd Control
  • Molly Fletcher - Former Top Sports Agent & Author
  • Suzy Welch - Author, Commentator & Business Journalist
  • Dr. Henry Cloud - Acclaimed Leadership Expert, Clinical Psychologist & Best -Selling Author
  • Jess Ekstom - CEO of Headbands of Hope
  • Jim McKelvey - Co-FOunder of Square & FOunder of LaunchCode
  • Donald Miller - CEO of StoryBrand
  • Tyler Perry - Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor, Author & Entrpreneur
  • Returning as emcee is Tripp Crosby.

Local Morning and Lunch Speakers to be announced shortly.

Ticket includes Simulcast, Leadercast Journal, Light Continental Breakfast, Local Morning Speaker, Coffee & Beverages throughout the day, General CEU/HR/Nursing Credits along with networking and more.

NEW in 2017 -- VIP Ticket includes all of the above plus reserved seating in the auditorium and Lunch with speaker in the Vetro Room at Il Palio. 

Please note: General Admission Ticket no longer includes lunch. There are wonderful local restaurants nearby in addition to public cafeterias located on the R.D. Scinto Corporate Park campus. We will provide additional information in the reminder email and your attendee packets.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Early Bird Tickets (through April 30th): 
General Admission Ticket -- $79
VIP Ticket - $119

Regular Price (May 1st - May 3rd):
General Admission Ticket -- $99
VIP Ticket -- $149

Late Registration (May 4th/At the Door)
General Admission Ticket -- $129
VIP Ticket -- $179


Tickets and info

INFO 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, R.D. Scinto Inc. Auditorium 3 Corporate Drive Shelton, CT 06484
5/22

3rd Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund.

The Fairfield Police Union is holding its 3rd Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in 2014 and awards are given to the child of a Fairfield Police Officer who will be attending a qualified post-secondary educational institution. We also award scholarships at both of our public high schools. We have a board of both Fairfield Police Officers and members of the community who determine how the awards are given. This Board assists with fundraising and distribution of funds. This golf outing is going to be our main fundraiser for the fund.
Monday May 22nd 2017
10:00am - 11:00am Golfers should begin to arrive (registration, brunch, driving range, etc)
11:30am Shotgun start ( Plan on 5 hrs)
4:30pm Social hour
5:30pm Dinner, awards, raffle
Guests will have full use of locker room facilities.
• Fee: $300.00 per person includes: Brunch, cocktail reception, greens fees, carts, full locker facility, driving range.
• Play: The event will be a scramble format. There will be prizes for longest drive and closest to the pin.
Those who are arriving for Dinner only should arrive at 430pm for social hour.
Questions: Chief Gary MacNamara – gmacnamara@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4828
Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy – clyddy@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4826
Lieutenant Keith Broderick – kbroderick@fairfieldct.org – 203-254-4825
The Fairfield Police Union is a qualified 501(C)(3) organization
INFO 10am, The Patterson Club
6/16/4

Greenwich International Film Festival

www.greenwichfilm.org

These are the adjectives that describe the films that play in the minds of tomorrow’s great filmmakers. Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) celebrates these gifted artists annually and promotes Greenwich, Connecticut, as a film and visual arts epicenter. The Festival’s supporting workshops, panels and screenings throughout the year help to cultivate a burgeoning visual arts community in Greenwich. GIFF was founded by Carina Crain, Colleen deVeer, and Wendy Stapleton Reyes to bridge the worlds of film, finance, and philanthropy. It features 60 events including film premieres and screenings, educational panels, networking events, parties, and more.

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Greenwich International Film Festival is to provide filmmakers with an effective platform to showcase their work with the goal of finding financing opportunities for future projects. Additionally, GIFF harnesses the power of film to serve the greater good by highlighting an important cause each year.

 

Location

Set in Greenwich, an affluent community of art lovers, this carefully curated Festival connects an audience of prospective financiers, distributors and film lovers with rising stars in the film industry. Greenwich is located 45-minutes outside of Manhattan with easy access to airports and train stations.
INFO All, Greenwich, CT,
6/4

Stamford Health Hope in Motion Walk & Run

Stamford Health Hope in Motion Walk & Run

Sunday, June 4, 2017

 

Gather your family and friends for the 22nd Annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run to benefit Stamford Health’s Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center. Support local cancer patients and survivors by participating in a 5K walk, 5K run or 10K run beginning in Columbus Park, downtown Stamford. Register now and find more details at www.hopeinmotion.org.

Contact: Kari Pollak, Stamford Hospital Foundation, 203-276-2554 or kpollak@stamhealth.org

INFO AM, Columbus Park, downtown Stamford
7/10

Homes for the Brave Golf Classic

harity golf tournament to raise funds for 'Homes for the brave'.  HFTB mission has an emphasis on veterans and provides housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life.
 
Contact Pat Buchanan at 203-377-0090 email: buchanan2708@sbcglobal.net or 
Kathy Piro email: kathy.piro@bearingstar.com for more info.
INFO 11am, Oronoque Country Club
10/21

A Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Mikey’s Way Foundation presents a Night of Comedy starring Chris Monty

Wouldn’t it be great if laughter was all it took to help hospitalized children cope during long-term treatment for cancer and other life threatening illnesses?

On Saturday, October 21st, it will be! Come out and help support a great cause and enjoy comedian Chris Monty at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT.  All proceeds go directly to serving pediatric cancer patients nationwide.

Location: Downtown Cabaret Theatre
(263 Golden Hill Street #3, Bridgeport, CT 06604)
Date: 10/21/17
Doors open at: 6:30pm
Show starts at: 8:00pm
Tickets: $50 (general admission)

Enjoy the evening in a cabaret-style theater—bring anything from homemade dinners to your favorite pizza or subs, along with any beverage you prefer! The evening will also feature exciting raffle items and door prizes!

Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact Cathy Friedman at cfriedman@mikeysway.org or Robin Pantalena at rpantalena@mikeysway.org, or call 203-873-0671 for more information.

Chris Monty – a NYC Comedian right here in Fairfield County!
Chis is one of New York City’s busier comedians. In addition to performing many opening acts, he has headlined in such places as Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno. He has recently appeared in the new HBO series Vinyl and will be appearing later this year in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.

More info

INFO Doors 6:30pm Show 8pm, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT