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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:30 AM
Premier League: Arsenal v. Tottenham Hotspur
New Haven Gooners – The Gunners look to rebound from an unlucky loss to City as archrivals Tottenham come to town for the first North London Derby of the season. Join us at Christy's for an early kick off of what is always one of the most anticipated matches of the year. Spurs have had a good start but Arsenal will be looking to put them back in their place. See you there!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 9:00 AM
Christmas Tree Season Begins
Jones Family Farms – Christmas Tree Season 2016 Begins! Visit our website for the many details regarding this season at the farm. See you soon!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Yale MSA Halal Tailgate
Yale Muslim Students Association – Join us for brunch with current Yale/Harvard students and alumni!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 10:00 AM
Gun BuyBack
Stamford Police Department CT
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 11:30 AM
Justice Fashion Show
Connecticut Post Mall – You are invited! Justice is hosting a FASHION SHOW to highlight the best styles of the season. Join us on Saturday, November 18th at Justice in Milford from 11:30am - 3:30pm. Arrive early to get runway ready! Please call the Justice in Milford for more details (203) 876-2096.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 12:00 PM
Matt Giordano "Theyogimatt" at Phoenix Yoga Seymour
Phoenix Yoga – Therapeutically Advancing Your Practice *REGISTRATION REQUIRED* Advanced, but all levels? How? Moving forward and practicing more advanced postures is gratifying and fun, but our ambitions to go deeper into asana can also become injurious. In this workshop, we learn how to have your cake and eat it too—heal, keep your body healthy, and advance your practice. With proper biomechanics, we open energy lines in the body that promote healing–not destruction. Specific actions in our practice help the body feel safe and relax the nervous system, allowing muscles to release and giving us the power to dive deep into poses with ease. Keep your practice fun, advanced and therapeutic. This is appropriate for students of all levels, looking to find new depth in their practice. (all levels)
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 1:00 PM
Pioneer Living
North Shore Montessori School – Experience the pioneer way of life with fun-filled games, crafts and activities. This a FREE Community event so invite all your friends and family!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 2:00 PM
Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story
Shubert Theater – Now in its 27th amazing year, the World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide since it first opened in London's West End in 1989. BUDDY tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more. This show is just Peggy Sue-perb.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 5:00 PM
Brian D. Hoefling
The Yale Bookstore – We are pleased to welcome author and Yale Alum Brian D. Hoefling as he discusses and signs copies of his book Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind Drinking’s Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions. Armed with cutting-edge research and a barfly’s thirst for the truth, cocktail instructor Brian D. Hoefling tackles the most burning questions and longest-held myths surrounding that most ancient of human pastimes—with the science to either back them up or knock them down. From the ins and outs of aging to the chemistry of a beer head and the science behind your hangover, Distilled Knowledge provides a complete and comical education that will put an end to any barroom dispute, once and for all. About the Author Brian D. Hoefling is a cocktail historian, instructor, and inveterate barfly. The founder of the Herzog Cocktail School and a specialist in custom cocktail courses, his writing has appeared in the Boston Business Journal. He lives in Boston with an impressive selection of rums. Visit him at herzogcocktailschool.com. The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 6:00 PM
A Night of Music
Fairfield Theatre Company
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 6:30 PM
Cork and Canvas - Polaroid Landscape
The Pottery Factory – Polaroid Landscape is The Pottery Factory's first entirely black and white painting, giving it a sepia-toned look. Believe it or not, this is actually one of the easiest paintings we've offered. If you are a new artist or just looking for a fun night out, this is a great place to start!
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 6:30 PM
Holiday Glass Fusing Display - Snowman/Fireplace
The Pottery Factory – Spend an evening creating a holiday glass display that will look beautiful illuminated on your mantle or other part of any holiday displays. Choose from our family snowman design or fireplace with Christmas presents. Feeling super creative? Come up with your own design. We are happy to guide you.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM
Silversun Pickups w/ Minus The Bear at College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
College Street Music Hall – Silversun Pickups w/ Minus the Bear Saturday, November 18th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven) $37 ($35 adv) / 7pm doors / All Ages Tickets On Sale NOW: http://ticketf.ly/2tuC8s1 ----------------------------------------------------------- Premier Concerts and Manic Presents: Silversun Pickups Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals) * Nikki Monninger (bass) Joe Lester (keyboards) * Christopher Guanlao (drums) “This album is like its own quantum universe,” says Silversun Pickups singer/guitarist Brian Aubert. “It’s kind of unstable.” Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012’s visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. Songs like “Friendly Fires” and “Cradle (Better Nature)” were created and crafted in Lee’s Topanga studio, the band building out organically from Aubert’s spare songwriting demos. The result is fluid and freewheeling, “oozy,” in Aubert’s words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures. GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album’s beating heart is Silversun Pickups’ remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert’s incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups’ most human music thus far. “I’ll tell you something that makes me a little nervous,” Aubert confides. “This record, I like it. Usually I’m like, well, we tried! But this one, it’s weird – we’re all digging on it.” Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the modern era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the indie rock opening salvo of 2005’s PIKUL EP to 2012’s far-reaching NECK OF THE WOODS, each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits. BETTER NATURE marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ own New Machine Recordings. The label – which takes its name from the PIKUL favorite, “…All The Go Inbetweens” – allows the ever-autonomous band to fully determine its own course without any interference from on high. “This record is as indie as it gets,” Aubert laughs. “Maybe we’re crazy, but at the end of the day, it’s really not that different than before except we have more control.” Silversun Pickups’ first decision as label heads was to once again record with producer Jacknife Lee at his nearby Topanga studio, enabling all involved to stay close to home throughout the process. “People always say, why don’t you guys go make a record out of town somewhere,” Aubert says, “but then when would we ever live here? This is my only chance to hang in Los Angeles. If I’m not here now, when am I ever going to see these people? We learned early on – we didn’t pay attention to our home life and came back from the road to some very broken and tattered universes. We said, right there and then, we have to figure this out, how to do this and still be people. Which is something we eventually did.” Aubert also notes that first time collaborations are always more tentative and introductory, the second go-around allowing the participants to get looser and more inventive. Having already established a creative relationship with NECK OF THE WOODS, Silversun Pickups and Lee were not only comfortable together, they knew what worked. “It just moves in a way that’s so quick and easy,” Aubert says. “You have the same discussions and the same battles, but you’re friendly, you’re closer than you were before. You don’t have to explain everything, because they know.” Aubert began writing new songs upon Silversun Pickups’ return to California after nearly two years on the road. He prepared for the new album by recording a series of extremely stripped down demos with keyboardist Joe Lester in the band’s rehearsal room, mostly wordless, others just hints of melody and sound. Silversun Pickups took those “raw bones” and “used the studio to be creative,” Aubert says, “to be improvisational. To not be too locked down.” With only the barest hint of a blueprint, the band relied on their already in-sync interactivity in order to create something fully attributable to all members. “There’s a sound that we have that only happens when the four of us get together,” Aubert says. “We can push further and further and further because we know that at the end of the day, that’s not going to change. It’s going to be me and it’s going to be them. There’s a certain thing that’s immovable whether we like it or not.” Where NECK OF THE WOODS was “purposely nostalgic,” BETTER NATURE was designed as a snapshot of Silversun Pickups smack dab at this particular moment in time. “This all felt very current,” Aubert says. “Very right now. Everything is super-happening. We’ve been doing this awhile now and this time I wanted us to really enjoy the process, to just laugh about it, to really feel…oozy. I just wanted it to come out, without thinking about it. I just wanted to exist.” Silversun Pickups maintained a similarly Zen approach to the sessions themselves. The band had heretofore rehearsed new songs to perfection before getting near the studio, allaying their own jitters by locking everything into muscle memory before the record button was pushed. This time, that sort of safety net was off the table. “We never played these songs straight through, all together,” Aubert says, “but it’s even more organic in a way, because we were all creating it together. How these songs come to be is in our hands. We have the bone, how do we put some meat on this thing?” The sessions were unstructured by design, which isn’t to say the band didn’t apply considerable forethought to the process. Aubert cites influences on the album spanning Sparklehorse to NPR’s much beloved Radiolab, the band’s goal up front to create “a non-existent thing that sounds like it really exists.” “We wanted it to be big and bombastic,” Aubert says. “We wanted there to be weird moments – Double time! Bar chords! Screaming! Monkey sounds! The guitars were going to be swelling again, there were going to be loud solos. Things needed to be coming at you.” The band worked fast despite the lack of prep, spending a grand total of 30 days recording the album between October 2014 and the start of the New Year, banging out finished track after finished track in short, sharp sessions. “It was weird,” Aubert says. “it was as intense to make as all the others, but it was also very focused. I think we’ve learned over the years how much time we waste. Back in the day we didn’t care, but now we’re all like, let’s go in, do five solid hours, and go home. We want to live. We need to do this one thousand percent, but not only this. We don’t want to be completely absorbed by this.” A vibrantly creative groove was established in which “no one knew who was going to be doing what at any time.” Instruments were set up and ready to go at all times, Aubert even tracked vocals sans headphones, using a multi-directional microphone to “just sing to the room.” “As tight as the last one was,” Aubert says, “this one needed to be loose.” BETTER NATURE is indeed Silversun Pickups at their most supple; “Pins and Needles” is all loping riff and kinetic beats while “Friendly Fires” slow jams as much as it slow burns. Co-written and sung by Monninger, “Circadian Rhythms (Let’s Dance)” is audaciously imagined modern pop, “the kind of song we would have tried to steer away from in the past,” Aubert says. “We had to be reminded that that was what we were going for, that we weren’t afraid of anything.” A number of roads are first taken on BETTER NATURE, the band allowing themselves to tackle tunes that once would have been anathema to the Silversun aesthetic. “Nightlight,” the album’s incandescent first single, is lifted aloft by a sing-along chorus unprecedented in the band’s undoubtedly hook-heavy canon. “I remember thinking, we should not do this,” Aubert says, “But then I thought, why not? Let’s do it, who cares?” The band’s openness informed every move, from incorporating elements from Aubert and Lester’s very lo-fi demos to switching out tried and true instrumentation with invention and remarkable spontaneity. Silversun Pickups went with the flow at all turns, letting songs shift and take new shapes as events warranted. Recording “Tapedeck” proved as much “a wild ride” as the relentlessly veering song itself. “We were working that one and that same day, Jacknife bought a vibraphone,” Aubert says. “We said, Nikki, why don’t you learn to play it? We’ve never done that before. So Nikki goes off for an hour or two and next thing you know, she’s playing the vibraphone. Those are the moments that were never available to us before because of our own closed-in mindset, we would never have taken those opportunities before.” Harmonious and intimate, high-flying and deeply personal, BETTER NATURE is a revelatory manifestation of a great band entirely in touch with the muse and each other. Silversun Pickups have once again managed the tricky task of being completely contemporary while also full on forward thinking, now as ever, existing more than a few steps ahead of the curve. “The people who are invested in us generally like the last record we made every time we put out a new one,” Aubert says. “PIKUL was this really low budget EP and then with CARNAVAS, everyone was like, ‘whoa, this is sharp!’ SWOON came out and it was all dreamy so people went ‘well, this is no CARNAVAS.’ And then with NECK OF THE WOODS, it was, ‘this is nothing like SWOON.’ We can’t wait to put this record out so people can tell us how much they liked the last one.” Listen: http://www.silversunpickups.com/ Minus The Bear For the past seven years, Seattle's Minus the Bear have orbited the music world like a distant meteor, fine-tuning their unique brand of indie rock and discovering how technology can help enhance the band's unique pop vision - all of which culminated with the full-length Planet of Ice , an album showing the band not so much transforming their sound as transcending it. In September, 2008, the band added the latest entry in their saga. Their EP Acoustics sees them taking a step back from electronics and electricity as they reworked fan favorites from past albums into compelling acoustic compositions. The EP, which will be available nationally at digital outlets such as emusic and iTunes (and in physical form exclusively on the road) includes a previously unreleased track as well in "Guns & Ammo". Formed in Seattle, Washington in 2001, Minus the Bear was initially composed of guitarist David Knudson, bassist Cory Murchy, and drummer Erin Tate who eventually recruited keyboardist/sequencer, Matt Bayles and vocalist/guitarist Jake Snider. Once in the same room they realized they were on to something special - and the band quickly earned a rabid and rapidly growing fan base ranging from teenagers to middle-aged parents. "I know every band says they can't explain their music, but I really can't say that we sound like one specific thing," Murchy explains. "We don't follow a particular scene or genre and hopefully that shows." Acoustics revisits their prolific career with interpretations of songs plucked from their past exploits, including Planet of Ice - which saw the introduction of keyboardist Alex Rose. It was in secret that the band entered the new Redroom studio in Seattle to bang on some acoustic guitars, tambourines, swizzle stix, snare drums, organ pipes, and vocal chords. The final product should please the old guard and new fans alike. With Planet of Ice, the band allowed negative space and an airy openness to permeate their music; from the distinctively danceable opener "Burying Luck" to the syncopated sample-driven "Knights" to the album's epic 9 minute closer "Lotus," which evokes acts like Yes and Pink Floyd, minus the self-indulgent tendencies. Although all the musicians in Minus the Bear are technically talented - as anyone who's seen Knudson's unique approach to the guitar which features two-handed tapping and live looping already knows - Planet of Ice showed the band focusing on songwriting instead of showiness. With Acoustics they had an opportunity to fully demonstrate their restraint as they stripped down songs to their core appeal, and revealed the attractive fundamentals that form the bedrock behind the original recordings. In true Minus the Bear fashion, the band are taking their acoustic interpretations on the road, where they'll perform songs from Acoustics as well as exclusively sell physical copies of the EP, otherwise available digitally at major online digital outlets. Upon wrapping up their tour prior to the holiday season, the band will take a short break before heading into the studio to begin recording their next full-length. Listen: http://www.minusthebear.com
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:00 PM
County line performs at the Terryville FD Hootenany
County Line - A Long Island, New York Country Music Band – County line performs at the Terryville FD Hootenany BBQ Chicken, Cornbread & Chili, Corn on the Cob Dinner All you can drink Beer, WIne & Soda Line Dance Instruction with Lyndy.
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 - Nov 19 @ 7:30 PM
Raising the Roof!!
New Haven Pride Center – More now then ever before the Jim Collins Foundation needs your support! We are going to RAISE THE ROOF and funds!! Join us at Terminal 110 in New Have CT Saturday November 18th Doors open at 7:30
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 7:45 PM
Yarn on StageOne
Fairfield Theatre Company – Yarn SAT 11/8 • on StageOne Purveyors of some of the most reverent country-folk story songs, Yarn straddles Americana and alt-country, with a dash of jamband. This GRAMMY-nominated band crafts seamless, flowing tunes that feel unfettered by time or trends. "Coming at you with a fresh take on an old-school tradition, this band is often lumped in with Cornmeal and Railroad Earth, but is much more in the 'Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic' tradition than rooted solely in jamgrass." - Glide Magazine "Comparisons are inevitable -- Pure Prairie League, Dan Fogelberg, hints of Poco and the Flying Burrito Brothers -- but Yarn’s mastery of the country-rock idiom is indisputable." - No Depression
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
Silversun Pickups Artist Presale
College Street Music Hall – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
Gerald Albright with special guests Alex Bugnon and Marc Antoine
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts – Two concerts in one with this double bill of talented artists! Gerald Albright is a skilled master musician and Grammy nominated saxophonist. Alex Bugnon is an accompished keyboardist along with the guitar style of Marc Antoine. Come and see these jazz stars in one entertaining night filled with great music! Tickets: $35 General Public $30 Series $30 Faculty/Staff (Limit 2) $20 SCSU students with valid ID (Limit 2) Seating: Reserved *Series on sale Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:00 am* **Single jazz tickets on sale Monday, August 28, 2017 11:00 am** https://tickets.southernct.edu/eventperformances.asp?evt=842
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
Taco Hut Presents Jose Oyola & the Astronauts "Cultura" Night #2
cafe nine – Taco Hut Presents José Oyola & the Astronauts "Cultura" Night #2 with Salt Cathedral Tall Juan Ani Cordero 8 PM Doors 8:30 Music 21+
 
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    Saturday Nov 18 @ 8:00 PM
A Darlene Love Christmas: Love For the Holidays
The Ridgefield Playhouse – Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series After three past sold-out performances, Darlene Love returns with her band and the DL Singers to celebrate the Holiday season once again! As one of the biggest voices of the 60s, Darlene Love lent her pipes to everyone from Dionne Warwick to The Beach Boys and featured on some of the decades most unforgettable songs. From her first No. 1 recording, “He’s A Rebel,” through her string of hits with the legendary “Wall of Sound” hit factory (“Da Doo Ron Ron,” “He’s Sure The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” and “Christmas Baby Please Come Home”), to the countless songs she sang backup on, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry! Darlene’s music brings joy to old fans and newer ones who may have spotted her in the Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom.