Kick off the weekend a day early with St. Patrick's Day fare, and keep the vibe going with live music, theater and a bagpipin' parade...
Acoustic Celebration: David Francey
- Where: , 46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield
- When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
- Why go: The spring season opens with this award-winning musician, who will provide a true listening experience for what will undoubtedly be an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. A Grand Award-winner at the 7th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards and three Junos (4 nominations) to his name, Francey also earned First Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, acording to Acoustic Celebration. Listen to a sample. For more background, visit www.davidfrancey.com
- Price: $20 in advance; if tickets remain, $25 at the door beginning at 3:30. Tickets are available at , 19 Governor St.
Ridgefield Theater Barn Presents “Parade”
- Where: Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane
- When: Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. through April 2; Sunday matinees Sundays, 2 p.m., March 20 and 27
- Why go: Based on the book by Alfred Uhry, this play follows the historic murder case against Leo Frank in 1913. With music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, the production is directed by Alicia Dempster. RTB states: Show contains violent imagery and strong language that may be inappropriate for children and possibly disturbing to some adults.
- Price: $26, $22; for tickets click here or call 203-431-9850.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
- Where: The Little Pub, 59 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield
- When: Thursday, St. Patty’s Day
- Why go: The pub began its St. Patrick’s Day fun in 2010, the first March it was open. Expect corned beef and other Irish specials, along with green beer. For details, including the petite pub’s menu and beer list, visit www.littlepub.com
- Price: Thirsts and appetites will vary.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- Where: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge
- When: Friday, 8 p.m.
- Why go: Enjoy this Evening of Wine and Jazz with free wine tasting, compliments of Melange Fine Wines and Spirits, in the lobby an hour before the show; free Mardi Gras beads included. The jazz band is celebrating their 50th anniversary and "will again fill the Ridgefield Playhouse with that glorious sound of traditional New Orleans Jazz,” according to the playhouse.
- Price: $50, $45; For tickets call the box office at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org
One-Woman Play: “They Called Me Lizzy: From Slavery to the White House”
- Where: Keeler Tavern, Garden House, 132 Main St., Ridgefield
- When: Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
- Why go: Written and directed by Kandie Carle, this one woman play performed by actress Stephanie Jackson illuminates the story “of one woman’s life during the 19th century. Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery in 1818 [and] eventually managed to purchase her freedom,” as Keeler Tavern notes. “She made her way to Washington, DC, where her dressmaking skills and her entrepreneurial savvy brought her to the attention of many prominent families. Lizzy was hired by Mary To Add Lincoln as her seamstress ..." This is the first in a series of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Refreshments will be served.
- Price: $10/members, $15/non-members. For tickets visit keelertavernmuseum.org or contact the museum at 203-438-5485 or info@keelertavernmuseum
Danbury St. Patrick’s Parade
- Where: From Rogers Park the parade heads north on Main St. to West St. and on to the City Hall parking lot.
- When: Sunday, 2 p.m.
- Why go: Celebrate the local Irish heritage and watch the pipers blow! The parade is sponsored by the Greater Danbury Ancient Order of Hibernians.
- Price: Free for leprechauns (and all others)
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