Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
Naugatuck Play: Murder at the Prop Table
Where: Phoenix Stage Co.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 8 p.m.
Description: How dangerous are props? The show must go on, but all the drama is behind the scenes. This fast paced farce shows how appearances can be deceiving on stage or behind the scenery. Door slams, missed entrances, poison, gun shots and mistaken identities keep the action moving in MURDER AT THE PROP TABLE
Amazing Grace: A Concert For Healing
Where: Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
When: Sunday, Jan. 20, 3-5:30 p.m.
Description: You are cordially invited to an afternoon of healing through music performed by the teaching faculty and students of Creative Music Center and visiting artists in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The free concert will be in the Masuk High School Auditorium and all are welcome. The event is hosted by Creative Music Center. For information, visit, TheCreativeMusicCenter.com.
The Park City Players Present: Great American Love Songs
When: January 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
Description: All you need is Love! ...And The Park City Players will take care of the rest. A cast of sixteen performers will shower the audience with six decades of love songs in their Annual Cabaret at The Bijou Theatre. This labor of love includes selections from The Beatles, Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, Frankie Valle, Whitney Houston, & Frank Sinatra.
Ridgefield: A Concert for Hope and Healing
Where: Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Range from $45 to $400
Description: Performers on Saturday include Edie Brickell, Bernie Williams, Kicking Daisies, Carly and Eliza, Bobby Paltauf and the Steve Clarke Trio, and on Sunday, Johnny Winter and his band, Ed Kowalczyk from the band Live, Gary Portnoy, Whiskey Preacher, Chris Berardo and the Desperados, Wagon Wheel Band and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds of these concerts will go towards a memorial park to honor the memory of the victims as well as ongoing psychological trauma help for the survivors.
Mom's Day of Prayer for CT
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:00 am
Description: Join us Saturday January 19th from 9AM to Noon. Enjoy Breakfast and Fellowship, along with a morning filled with Praise & Worship and music with Minister of Music Jonathan Peters and the Word Alive Choir.
Stamford MLK Day of Service 2013
When: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:30 am
Description: On Saturday, the weekend leading up to Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2013, Service For Peace (SFP) will lead hundreds of local volunteers as part of a nationwide initiative designed to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of public service.
Fairfield: Sacred Heart University Performing Arts Benefit
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Cost: Donations requested.
Description: The "Performing for the Angels of Sandy Hook" is a benefit show. Donations will go to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Bethel: Family Game Night
Where: First Congregational Church of Bethel
When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19
Description: Join the church for its first Family Game Night. You will need a team of 2-6 to compete. Challenges will include building towers, trivia, a relay race and other obstacles to challenge the mind.
Woodbridge: Casey Gorman and Tim Palmieri
Where: The Winchester Restaurant & Bar
When: 6:30 to 1 a.m. Jan. 19-20
Description: The beautiful acoustic stylings of singer/guitarist Casey Gorman from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., then Tim Palmieri rocks the house from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
North Haven: Animal Shelter Adoption Event
Where: 390 Universal Dr N, North Haven, CT
When: 11 a.m. Jan. 19
Cost: Free to attend
Description: This pet adoption event is sponsored by the Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter and the North Shore Animal League.
Weston: "Weston Yesterday" Exhibit
Where: Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Rd, Weston, CT
When: 1 p.m. Jan. 19 (click the headline for more dates)
Description: Have you ever been curious about Weston's past? It's fascinating, and you'll have an opportunity to take a look back in time at Weston's colorful history this weekend, and throughout the month of January at the Historical Society.
Springfield: Robby Klimaytis Benefit Dinner with Auction/Raffle
Where:419 Island Pond Rd, Springfield, MA
When: 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19
Description: Robby is a 4-year-old boy who was in an accident in Redding, when a tree pinned him for 20-30 minutes, causing an anoxic brain injury. This event features a catered buffet dinner with a cash bar, a magician to entertain children in attendance, live music and more.
Where: Wilton Library
When: 11 a.m. Jan. 20
Description: The songwriters' gathering will be followed by time for a brown bag lunch. Participants are encouraged to share work or work-in-progress, listen, and meet writing partners.
Shelton: Needle & Thread Stitchery Club
Where: Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster St.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m.
Description: Learn cross stitch embroidery. Calling all kids ages 5 and up (parent must determine skill and ability), join Ms. Kathi to learn basic needle and thread skills; the library will provide the materials.
Shelton: Open House - 49 Longfellow Road
Where: 49 Longfellow Rd
When: Sunday, Jan. 20, noon
Description: "Wonderful White Hills Raised Ranch featuring 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Living room, Dining room and Eat-in-kitchen with main level Family room with vaulted ceilings and sliders to newly renovated deck. Other features include lower level Playroom with Wet bar, Fireplace, 1/2 Bath and Laundry. The main level has hardwood floors under all carpets except for Family room."
Hurricane Sandy Debris Clean-Up in Milford
Where: Silver Sands State Park
When: Monday, January 21, 2013. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Description: The Great Creek Marsh at Silver Sands is a vital wildlife habitat area that is need of some hearty volunteers this next Monday, January 21st from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Gas cans, fencing, back yard sheds, building debris and plastic have littered the marsh area.
Oxford: Winter Carnival for Children
Where: Christ Church Quaker Farms
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Description: Old fashioned fun. Games and prizes, icesakting and horse drawn sleigh rides. Food and fun. Come and stay as long as you like.