Schedule

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Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple
Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple
Sep 28 all-day
Guilford Performing Arts Festival @ Multiple | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Experience four days and nights of music, drama, dance, poetry, storytelling and circus arts—even mind reading. Plus workshops in music and dance, interactive improvisational theater, a drum circle and musicians’ jam. All FREE! The Connecticut[...]
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9:30 am Dennis Culliton: Witness Stones Tour @ Breakwater Books
Dennis Culliton: Witness Stones Tour @ Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dennis Culliton: Witness Stones Tour @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Dennis Culliton, co-founder of the Witness Stones Project, will give a walking tour of downtown Guilford, where a number of bronze “stones” have been installed to honor the contributions of enslaved people in Guilford’s establishment,[...]
11:00 am The Spot, Guilford Acrobatics @ Guilford Town Green
The Spot, Guilford Acrobatics @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
The Spot, Guilford Acrobatics @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Fifteen young acrobats and dancers will perform their latest routine.Artist BioThe Spot, Guilford Acrobatics & Co., is a training center in Guilford that teaches acrobatics, gymnastics, stunting, hip hop dance and more. Owner Danielle Scarpellino[...]
12:00 pm Laura Clapp @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Laura Clapp @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Laura Clapp @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Singer-songwriter Laura Clapp will bring her passionate, folksy rock to the stage, telling true stories in song form.Artist BioLaura Clapp’s career has taken her from Berkeley College of Music to demo sessions in Nashville, to[...]
12:00 pm River Run @ Guilford Town Green
River Run @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
River Run @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Family members Sam, Kat and Bill Wallace perform original acoustic music on voice, fiddle and guitar, drawing from country, folk, Celtic, folk-rock and other traditions. Tight sibling harmonies deliver lyrics exploring the turmoil of modern[...]
12:30 pm Lou Del Bianco @ BSK Design at Greene Gallery
Lou Del Bianco @ BSK Design at Greene Gallery
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lou Del Bianco @ BSK Design at Greene Gallery | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Lou will perform Out of Rushmore’s Shadow, based on his quest to gain recognition for his grandfather, Luigi, the chief carver of the Mount Rushmore monument. Artist Bio Actor, singer and storyteller Lou Del Bianco[...]
1:00 pm Cherry Pie @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Cherry Pie @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cherry Pie @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Cherry Pie will put on an eclectic, fun-for-the-whole family show featuring swing, Latin and other favorite dance music with a bit of cabaret and storytelling on top.Artist BioFeaturing Guilford’s own Jilian Grey and Ric Haddad,[...]
1:00 pm Lexie Smith: Bread in the Public Square @ Guilford Town Green
Lexie Smith: Bread in the Public Square @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lexie Smith: Bread in the Public Square @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Watch, experience and taste this bread-making demonstration and conversation, while Smith bakes over an open fire and onlookers eat the results fresh from the flame. Conversations about bread and its place in history and culture[...]
1:00 pm Schuyler Beeman: Three Bags Full @ First Congregational Church
Schuyler Beeman: Three Bags Full @ First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Schuyler Beeman: Three Bags Full @ First Congregational Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Guilford native Schulyer Beeman performs Three Bags Full, his new cabaret show, which takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of his life, flipping between jobs of handling animals on stage for the theatre and[...]
1:30 pm Drumming Circle with Peter Hawes @ Guilford Town Green
Drumming Circle with Peter Hawes @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Drumming Circle with Peter Hawes @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Be the music in this all-ages workshop/class/celebration of rhythm, drumming and improvisation led by Peter Hawes, percussionist/teacher and team-building facilitator. We’ll use voice, body percussion, movement, drums and other instruments to make a joyous, heartfelt[...]
2:00 pm Green Light @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Green Light @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Green Light @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Green Light has shifted gears from doing Beatles, Grateful Dead, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift covers, and is now writing and performing original music with the flavor of alt-folk or indie pop. Artist BioThis[...]
2:00 pm Guilford Town Band @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Guilford Town Band @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guilford Town Band @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
A performance by the Guilford Town Band, 100 musicians ranging in age from 15 to 80.Artist BioThe Guilford Town Band is directed by Mark Gahm, director of the concert band and wind ensemble at Guilford[...]
2:00 pm Keith Zalinger: Mindreader @ Breakwater Books
Keith Zalinger: Mindreader @ Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Keith Zalinger: Mindreader @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Explore the power of the human mind with mindreader and hypnotist Keith Zalinger, as he connects with every member of his audience through thoughts, feelings and imagination.Artist BioA mindreader and licensed hypnotist with scores of[...]
2:30 pm Shoreline Jazz Quartet @ First Congregational Church
Shoreline Jazz Quartet @ First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Shoreline Jazz Quartet @ First Congregational Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
SJQ provides its interpretations of classic and modern jazz, from the Great American Songbook to Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie and Joshua Redman. Artist Bio This four-piece band led by saxophonist Dr. Cyril D’Souza plays a[...]
3:00 pm DittyMack @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
DittyMack @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DittyMack @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Artist BioWith D.W. Ditty on guitar and vocals, and Kenny Mack on sax, flute and vocals, DittyMack covers tin pan alley, pop standards, blues and almost anything else that grafts to their heads. Look for[...]
3:00 pm The Jef Quartet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
The Jef Quartet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Jef Quartet @ First Church of Christ, Scientist | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 19 in C Major K.465 Dissonance. Artist BioThe Jef Quartet was formed at Yale University in September 2018 as part of The Performance of Chamber Music, an undergraduate[...]
3:30 pm Air Temple Arts @ Guilford Town Green
Air Temple Arts @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Air Temple Arts @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Step right up! The Air Temple Arts circus will perform aerial silk, hoop and sling acts, and keep the whole family entertained with juggling, tumbling, side show, stilt walking, unicycling and other ground-based circus routines.[...]
3:30 pm Rob Rosenthal @ Breakwater Books
Rob Rosenthal @ Breakwater Books
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Rob Rosenthal @ Breakwater Books | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Rob will read from his books Playing for Change and Homeless in Paradise, then guide a discussion on music and art in community building and social movements.Artist BioRob Rosenthal writes, researches and teaches in the[...]
3:30 pm Steve Shelton & Friends @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Steve Shelton & Friends @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center
Sep 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Steve Shelton & Friends @ The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Steve will perform jazz standards and popular music, accompanied by vocalist Caroline Shelton and bass player Mark Rabuffo.Artist BioGuitarist Steve Shelton performs solo and in regional groups such as The Muddy Rudders, The Racket Downstairs,[...]
4:00 pm Wheel Life Theatre: That’s Just Me @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Wheel Life Theatre: That’s Just Me @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wheel Life Theatre: That's Just Me @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Wheel Life Theatre performs That’s Just Me, in which actors who ambulate via crutches or wheelchairs create real-life situations and riff on them, improv-style.Artist BioKeely Baisden Knudsen, artistic director of Legacy Theatre, created Wheel Life[...]
4:30 pm Youth XL @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Youth XL @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Youth XL @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Youth XL has a fresh and unconventional garage-pop sound and a quirky, engaging stage presence in which the line between music and comedy is never wholly clear.Artist BioYouth XL is a kooky, garage-pop band from[...]
5:00 pm West Haven Consort: The New Music of the 1600s @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
West Haven Consort: The New Music of the 1600s @ First Church of Christ, Scientist
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
West Haven Consort: The New Music of the 1600s @ First Church of Christ, Scientist | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The West Haven Consort will present The New Music of the 1600s, featuring works by Monteverdi, Huygens, Caccini and d’India, sung and performed on period instruments.Artist BioTenor and musical director Thomas Heilman, a specialist in[...]
6:00 pm Battle of the Big Bands-Round 1 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Battle of the Big Bands-Round 1 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Battle of the Big Bands-Round 1 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in round one of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience crowning[...]
6:00 pm Proud Duo @ First Congregational Church
Proud Duo @ First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Proud Duo @ First Congregational Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
A combination of original new works for oboe and saxophone, and arrangements of compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc, Musgrave and others. Artist Bio Oboist Teodora Pejasinovic Proud, from Serbia, and saxophonist Joseph Proud, from Connecticut,[...]
7:00 pm Driving Route 9 @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Driving Route 9 @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Driving Route 9 @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Driving Route 9 plays original music grounded in Americana and Irish traditions, and puts on a high-energy show with plenty of Celtic-style audience participation.Artist BioBased in New England and inspired by Ireland, Driving Route 9[...]
7:00 pm Nu Haven Kapelye @ Guilford Town Green
Nu Haven Kapelye @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nu Haven Kapelye @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Tonight’s concert features an array of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia and other Eastern European locales. If you feel the urge to dance, you will be honoring, not insulting, the musicians.Artist BioThe[...]
7:30 pm Battle of the Big Bands-Round 2 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Battle of the Big Bands-Round 2 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Battle of the Big Bands-Round 2 @ Nathanael B. Greene Community Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The joint’ll be jumping as two of the Shoreline’s most popular swing bands—Tuxedo Junction and The String of Pearls—face off in the second round of a two-round Battle of the Big Bands, with the audience[...]
7:30 pm Duo Beltenstrum: Songs from the Time of Hamilton @ First Congregational Church
Duo Beltenstrum: Songs from the Time of Hamilton @ First Congregational Church
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Duo Beltenstrum: Songs from the Time of Hamilton @ First Congregational Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Songs From the Time of Hamilton will present music from the period of the American Revolution, interspersed with talks and a Q&A about the history of the composers and music. The repertoire will be familiar[...]
7:30 pm Phil Rosenthal & The Guilford Ramblers @ Bittersweet Barn
Phil Rosenthal & The Guilford Ramblers @ Bittersweet Barn
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phil Rosenthal & The Guilford Ramblers @ Bittersweet Barn | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
A cherished “hometown” band in these parts, The Guilford Ramblers perform a lively program of folk and bluegrass music.Artist BioLed by acclaimed Guilford musician Phil Rosenthal, a former Connecticut State Troubadour and lead singer in[...]
7:30 pm Pilobolus: Come to Your Senses @ Guilford High School
Pilobolus: Come to Your Senses @ Guilford High School
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pilobolus: Come to Your Senses @ Guilford High School | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
The internationally acclaimed dance company will present Come to Your Senses, a sensuous, multisensory experience featuring live performance and transmedia digital creations. View or download Come to Your Senses playbill.Artist BioPilobolus is among the world’s[...]
7:30 pm Susan Cinoman: Guenevere @ Christ Episcopal Church
Susan Cinoman: Guenevere @ Christ Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Susan Cinoman: Guenevere @ Christ Episcopal Church | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
* Note: This show is intended for mature audiences. Some content is not appropriate for children under 16.Susan will hold a staged reading of her full play Guenevere, which she completed with the support of[...]
8:30 pm The John Spignesi Band @ Guilford Town Green
The John Spignesi Band @ Guilford Town Green
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The John Spignesi Band @ Guilford Town Green | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Original music is alive and well on the Shoreline and throughout New England, thanks to The John Spignesi Band. Blurring the lines of soul, rock and funk, JSB’s skilled musicians play “music for your soul,”[...]
8:30 pm The Racket Downstairs @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
The Racket Downstairs @ Arthur Murray Dance Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Racket Downstairs @ Arthur Murray Dance Center | Guilford | Connecticut | United States
Like a roller skate in a tumble dryer, The Racket Downstairs performs offbeat original rock songs and neglected covers. Wear purple!Artist BioThe Racket Downstairs is an indie rock band that defies description, playing original music[...]