This Weekend: Festivals, mysteries, concerts, walks & more

Film festival in Danbury The 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place Sept. 28 through Oct. 8 at The Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street in Danbury. The festival starts at 8 p.m. and will feature the 10 finalists (to become Oscar-qualified): Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom), The Perfect Day … read more

Quick Center queues up bigger and bolder acts

Music, dance, theater performances and more throughout new season starting tonight by Keith Loria The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University will welcome former U.S. Ambassador Susan E. Rice to kick off its fall Open Visions Forum on Sept. 28, with an evening entitled, “Envisioning Our Global Future: The Limits of Diplomacy.” In 2008, Rice was nominated by … read more

The Levins bring folk music to next Fine Arts Coffeehouse

The Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse will continue the 2014-2015 season with folk duo The Levins on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. Ira and Julia Levin combine harmony-driven acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s – somewhat like The Mamas and The Papas having coffee with Cole Porter. They’ve been performing in the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, … read more