MILFORD >> The Chamber of Commerce concert series “Summer Nights by Harbor Lights” runs 7-9 p.m. at Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion, behind the Milford Library on New Haven Avenue.

The free series is: Aug. 4, The Bernadettes, rock, soul; Aug. 11, Rumrunners, pop, covers.

Rain cancellations will be broadcast on WPLR and WICC radio.

Alcohol is not permitted.

ORANGE >> Art in the Library, Case Memorial Library, 175 Tyler City Road, off Lambert Road, includes:

• “Duo Retrospectives,” watercolors by Audrey Galer and oils and clay by Stephanie Arrell, on view Aug. 2-30, reception: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 10.

• Photography by Paula Esposito; acrylics, watercolors and oils by Rosalba Saenz; and decorated platters by Vinita Manjunath, on view Sept. 6-29. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14.

MILFORD >> NOplays will present “The Masks of the Goddess,” an original play exploring the forgotten history of the Goddess, the stories she inspired, and the divine feminine spirit.

With original music, the play was created by and stars Amy Oestreicher, Carole Walker, Kaylee Osborne and Natalie Osborne. The performance will be outside; bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m. Aug. 6 in Milford. For an address and to RSVP:

There is a $10 suggested donation.

MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council’s Eastbound Theatre and Westport Community Theatre announce three performances of “East/West PlayFest 2017,” Aug. 4-6.

Following mid-July performances in Westport, the annual collection of six short plays moves to the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Aug. 4, 5 performances will begin at 8 p.m., with the Aug. 6 matinee at 2 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested. Audience members will vote for their favorite show, which will be announced in the MAC Speakeasy after the final performance.

The plays are:

• “All Out of Second Chances,” by Scotto Moore of Seattle, Wash., features a woman recounting a surprising family history. The play is directed by Rachel Babcock of Branford, and features Milford residents Jennifer Ju, TJ Chila and David Baron, along with Linda Gilmore of Norwalk.

• “But That’s Okay,” by Jenny Mead of Charlottesville, Va., chronicles a couple’s relationship in a 10-minute time-frame. The play is directed by Barry Hatrick of Milford, and includes Dena Lagonigro of Stratford and Joe Maker of Stamford.

• “Grilled,” by L.H. Grant of Davis, Calif., shows a battle of wills that plays out over the counter of a luncheonette. The play is directed by Kevin Pelkey of Beacon Falls, and includes Betzabeth Castro of Bridgeport and Marc Hartog of Westport.

• I Don’t Know …,” by James McLindon of Northampton, Mass., follows a drill instructor whose morning run is set on edge by a group of politically correct cadets. The play is directed by Michael Shavel of Stratford, and includes Kate D’Alessandro of Derby, Enrique Rivera of Trumbull, Seehee Lee of Wallingford, Kevin Sisounthone of Shelton and Joe Maker of Stamford.

• “A Lifetime Ago,” by Drew Davis of Augusta, Ga., centers on a mysterious package that reunites a feuding family. The play is directed by Tom Rushen of Stratford and includes Milford residents CJ Nolan and Patrick Cornelio, Kate D’Alessandro of Derby, and Jessie Gilbert of Norwalk.

• “Romance 101,” by Brianna Keller of Glen Rock, N.J., finds a quarrelling book club further disrupted by an unexpected new member.

The play is directed by Ann Baker of Milford, and includes Katie Scott of Milford, Kevin Fantarella of Orange, Kate Telfer of Greenwich, and Linda Gilmore and Alexis Mercado of Norwalk.

For more information, contact the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or visit

MILFORD >> An Allman Brothers tribute by Live at the Fillmore will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Milford Performance Center, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Parsons Government Center, 53 W. Main St.

Tickets are $25, $35, $45.

Also, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, a Tower of Power and Chicago tribute with On the Serious Side and Introduction, will be at the same venue. Tickets are $30, $40, $50.

Tickets at or at door.

MILFORD >> The Milford Arts Council presents Open Mic Nites at 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 16 at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S.

Registration starts at 6 p.m. for all performing arts: singers, musicians, comedians, poets, magicians.

Performances will be judged and the winner at the end of the series wins a spot on the 2016 Oyster Festival’s Lisman Landing stage.

Soft drinks, beer and wine and snacks will be sold. There is a door fee of $5. Performers are free. Information: 203-878-6647 or go to

MILFORD >> The 43rd annual Milford Oyster Festival will present Blackberry Smoke on the festival main stage, Aug. 19.

Blackberry Smoke is a Southern country rock band from Atlanta.

Opening will be the Artimus Pyle Band. The festival will be held, rain or shine, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19.

It includes a craft beer area at Lisman Landing, a car show, children’s stage at Fowler Field, Armory Square big toys, 200 arts and crafts vendors on the Green, amusement rides, schooner cruises, canoe and kayak races, and 35,000 oysters.

Oyster Eve, the festival kickoff, will be held 6-10 p.m. Aug. 1 at Lisman Landing. Headlining is Classic Stones Live! The band will also play on the harbor stage the next day during the festival. Craft beers, wine and oysters as well as other food will be available.


River St. Wednesdays at downtown park

MILFORD >> The city and Milford Arts Council are holding River Street Wednesdays every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the park in front of City Hall until Aug. 23.

The events are complemented by Open Mic nights at 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 16 at the Milford Arts Council; performers register at 6-7 p.m. The winner will perform at the widely attended 43rd Annual Milford Oyster Festival Aug. 19.

The schedule: Aug. 2, K-9 Unit demonstration Police Department; Aug. 9, puppet show, sparkle tattoos, Duck Duck Goose; Aug. 16, Chalk the Walk Milford Prevention Council; Aug. 23, pet portrait session, Milford Photo. For more information visit Attendees may bring a blanket or chair and a picnic. Visit the Downtown Milford Business Association at for a list of restaurants and shops to visit.

STRATFORD >> Artist Tommy “Tsunami” Rupich will show 30 new watercolors in a solo exhibit, “Force of Nature,” Aug. 1-Oct. 1 at Joey C’s Boathouse, 955 Ferry Blvd.

An opening reception will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Framed prints are available at Info: 203-870-4838; on Facebook at Tommy Rupich or Twitter: @RupichStudio.