Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

October 29-November 1 - Bridgeport
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents “OVER THE TOP”. Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street. A wacky and whimsical circus spectacular where dogs fly, Asian elephants skip, hop and groove and one courageous man stands eye-to-eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers. Circus Celebrities help rev-up the motorcycle madness featuring one cycle on a high wire and seven speeding riders in a Globe of Steel. Extraordinary aerial acts fill the arena sky with a rare double-decker trapeze and Chinese acrobats propelling through the air. And, with the audience participation, this circus really goes OVER THE TOP. www.arenaatharboryard.com Come one hour early to meet our animals and performers at the All Access pre-show - FREE to all ticketholders! www.arenaatharboryard.com 203-345-2400

October 30 - New Haven
Friday Night Fright Flick at East Rock Park! Join us on Friday October 30th at 7:00 p.m. to watch a DOUBLE FEATURE! "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" & "Nightmare Before Christmas"! The movies will be shown on College Park at the corner of Orange and Cold Spring Streets. COME IN COSTUME! Especially the kids! We will have a parade before showing the movie. ALL children in costume will receive a goody bag!Brought to you by SoHu New Haven.

October 30 - Chester
Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade, Main Street, Chester Center. Halloween Pumpkin Festival and Parade. Pumpkin carving contest along with Costumed Art Gallery Openings. www.visit-chester.com 860-526-2077

October 31 - Branford
Our favorite event of the year has been rescheduled for Halloween day! Touch-a-Truck. United Way of Greater New Haven/Town of Branford Touch-A-Truck. Branford High School, 185 East Main Street, Branford. Event provides the opportunity for children to get up close and personal with their favorite vehicles in a safe and protected environment. Admission: Donation of diapers to be distributed to various non-profits. Time: 10 AM-2 PM. www.uwgnh.org 203-772-2010

October 31 – New Haven
The Natural History of Witches and Wizards: A Peabody Halloween. Yale Peabody Museum, Whitney Avenue. Live owls, snakes, spiders and more! Join us for our annual celebration of some of the animals and nature-based traditions associated with Halloween. Most nocturnal animals, often on the witch's brew ingredient list, are remarkably adapted to darkness, functioning just as easily as we can in daylight. Come learn about these "spooky" animals, among them spiders and snakes. And don't miss some of the strangest-looking specimens, from our collection rooms, that rarely see the light of day. We'll have mask-making and other fun activities for kids. For a complete schedule, visit www.peabody.yale.edu/events closer to the date. 10 AM-4 PM. See you there! www.yale.edu/peabody 203-432-5050

November 1 – Fairfield
"Seussical". Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd. Dr. Seuss's tales hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. 1 PM & 3 PM. www.quickcenter.com Call for tickets. 203-254-4010

November 1 - Meriden
Pumpkins, Pumpkins and More Pumpkins. Solomon Goffe House, 677 North Colony St. The ladies of the house will be baking on the hearth a variety of pumpkin dishes. Admission: $2. 1:30-4:30 PM. 203-634-9088

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