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Daily postings from Tuesday thru Saturday including LIVE music, DJs, Karaoke, Open Mic nights and more going on around Stamford.

For general idea of what happens during the week, be sure to click on the Weekly Happenings page.

Stamford Weekly Happenings: Aug 27th-31st

It’s the final week of August Stamford and to top it all off…it’s time to go BACK TO SCHOOL! We know what a bummer that is for a whole lot of you but think of it this way, it’s about to be Pumpkin Spice Latte season and they make everything better.
The biggest happening this week is of course the ST. LEO’S FAIR!!!!! It’s that time of the year to get your pizza fritta on and maybe win a minion…the fair of fairs is finally here!! Runs from Tuesday the 28th-Saturday the 1st. For more info: Click Here for Info
Just a quick reminder that Stamford Restaurant Weeks are still running through Sept. 2nd so there is still time to visit your favorite place or check out one of the many new restaurants that have opened up. For the list and menus (lunch and dinner) of the participating restaurants: Click Here for Info
Now for this week’s happenings. While not a complete list of everything going on around town, we try to find you a good mix of events from business networking to family friendly things to do, to fitness fun and more. You never know what will make the list and you may even find a new adventure right here in Stamford!
Let’s get to it…here’s what we’ve found for you and remember, weather can change some of these listings so be sure to call ahead. Btw, many are FREE!
Monday August 27th:
NEW:
Sign of the Whale: Women Entrepreneur Social Networking Happy Hour. 5:30pm-8:30pm FREE entry, happy hour drink specials and be sure to bring business cards! Click Here for Info
Curtain Call: OPEN auditions for ELF!!! Channel your inner Buddy and sing loud for all to hear while you go for one of the roles available for this musical comedy that’s based on one of the greatest Christmas movies ever! Monday & Tuesday 7-9pm: Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Square: Painting w/Pinot’s Palette–FREE event every Monday. Two, 30 minute sessions starting at 6:30pm. Sign up on the site, be there on time or lose your spot! (call ahead to see if there is still availability) Click Here for Info
WEEKLY:
The Stone House: Zumba at the Stone House (recurring event) 9:30am-10:30am: Click Here for Info
Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Exquisite Miniatures exhibit in the Arcade of the Bendel Mansion. 50 paintings by miniature artists  by Wes and Rachel Siegrist that look so real, they look more like photos than paintings! Ongoing event through Sept. 21st. Click Here for Info
Roasted Sandwich Co.: Monday Night Fun Run with 6:30:pm start time. (Weekly event) 3, 4 And 5 mile options. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point: Revolution Fitness in Commons Park at 6:15pm. High intensity workout every Monday night. Click Here for Info
Metropolitan Dance Center: Advanced Salsa/Bachata Class; $15 per person; 8pm. Check their calendar for a list of this and all their classes: Click Here for Info
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Tuesday August 28th:
NEW:
Mill River Park: Musical Bike Ride! Kid friendly event. 6:30pm start time, meet on the grand steps. Bring your bikes, helmets and silly attitudes with you! Click Here for Info
Amore Cucina & Bar: Stamford Social Chess Club hosts this social event of playing chess over some drinks. 6:30-8:30pm. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point: F45 Training Bootcamp in Commons Park at 6:30pm. Click Here for Info
Curtain Call: OPEN auditions for ELF!!! Channel your inner Buddy and sing loud for all to hear while you go for one of the roles available for this musical comedy that’s based on one of the greatest Christmas movies ever! Monday & Tuesday 7-9pm: Click Here for Info
St. Leo’s Begins: 6pm-11pm Tonight’s LIVE music: Undercover Click Here for Info
WEEKLY:
Government Center: Stamford Alive Morning Networking & Referral Group–weekly Tuesday business event hosted by BNI Alive. 7:45am, free event. B2B, B2C, sales and bus. professionals looking to meet like minded folks. See event page for details: Click Here for Info
Crab Shell: Tiki Tuesday w/ Captain John’s Tiki Tours and Rentals. Take a tour of Stamford Harbor and see part of our coastline in a whole new way! $25 per person, 4:30pm. Please see event page for all the info and tickets: Click Here for Info
Mill River Park: BollyFit w/Jayshree Srikanthr (FREE weekly event) at 7pm! Click Here for Info
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Wednesday August 29th:
NEW:
Ferguson Library: Mindfulness and Meditation 1-2pm. Free. 3rd floor main library. Click Here for Info
Kashi Stamford:  Wednesday Night Pub Run (FREE event) begins at 6:30pm. 3, 4 and 5 mile options and you can find the maps and more info here: Click Here for Info
St. Leo’s Continues: 6pm-11pm Tonight’s LIVE music: What It Is Click Here for Info
Weekly:
The Ferguson Library Main Branch: Youth Makerspace Open Hours 4-6pm Click Here for Info
Stamford Toys: FREE Make & Take Playdate Kid friendly event 4-6pm! Click Here for Info
Comradity Strategy and Creative Resource Center: Crashcode Hacknights join the tech and startup communities with a FREE weekly networking event. Student come to work on a project from start to finish with the goal of creating a prototype. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point–Three events:
 
Commons Park: LIVE music with the Hot Rubber Monkey Band. (gotta love the  name) at 6pm! Click Here for Info
Yappy Hour: Dog park across from Commons Park. 6:30pm; Wine and dogs, gotta love it! Click Here for Info
Then stay for…
Free Movies in the Park presents The Incredibles! 8:15pm; bring blanket, snacks and friends. Click Here for Info
Mill River Park: Afro Flow Yoga on the grand steps. (weekly event) Free to join in the fun! 7pm. Click Here for Info
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Thursday August 30th:
 
NEW:
Mill River Park: River Meanders–last Thursday of every month. Each walk covers a different topic and this week’s walk will have a special guest discussing Urban Birds. (if you’ve ever been to Mill River or Scalzi Nature preserve, you know how many different kinds of birds there are down there–now you can learn about them!) Meet on the grand steps at 6pm, walk begins at 6:10pm. Click Here for Info
St. Leo’s Continues: 6pm-11pm LIVE music tonight is: Kim and the Other Ones Click Here for Info
WEEKLY:
Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market every Thursday thru October 12pm-6pm. Click Here for Info
Mill River Park: Zumba w/Eddie Calle 7pm; FREE Click Here for Info
Harbor Point Commons Park–Two events:
Tai Chi w/Nana 5-7pm. Click Here for Info
Crossfit w/Carozza Fitness every Thursday thru Aug. 30th from 7-8pm. FREE! Click Here for Info
Metropolitan Dance Center: Advanced Foxtrot! $15 per person. Click Here for Info
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Friday August 31st:
 
NEW:
St. Leo’s Fair: Continues tonight! Tonight’s LIVE band is Free Ride. End the week with some music, rides and games (and pizza fritta)!! 6pm-11pm Click Here for Info
Weekly:
The Ferguson Library Main Branch: Friday Flicks Presents: Despicable Me 3! FREE; 2pm; Ages 6 & up. Click Here for Info
Harbor Point: Latin Dancing Commons Park at 5pm. FREE weekly event w/Vuk! Beginners to advanced, all welcome. Click Here for Info
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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: Click Here for Info
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I post these lists every week, breaking them up into two posts:  Monday thru Friday and Saturday/Sunday. So make sure to sign up for our email list to get our posts as soon as we hit the magic “publish” button!
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If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.
I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!
#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo
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Stamford Weekend Happenings 8/11-12th

As promised we are here to give you some ideas of where to head out this weekend. Now, unfortunately there is a lot of rain in the forecast…so be sure to call ahead to your destination to make sure your event is still on. There’s something here for kids of ALL ages!
Here we go…

Saturday August 11th.:

Lorca: Saturday Morning Muffin Run 9am. 3, 4 And 5 mile options…free to join in. Click Here for Info

Fairgate Farm: Farmers Market 9am-12noon. Click Here for Info

Mill River Park–Two events: 

Bootcamp with Kelvin Smith at 8:30am.

Zumba w/ Christina Rabasca & Tristan Mongollon at 11:30am. Click Here for Info

PetSmart Stamford: Rescue Dog Adoption Event 9am-4pm. Go and find a new furry family member! #rescueisthebestbreed Click Here for Info

Latham Park—Stamford Downtown Farmers Market: Bedford Street from 9am-3pm. Click Here for Info

Stamford Museum & Nature Center: WILD! Feeding Drop-in Program. Kids 5 and up can go and learn how/what the Center feeds their exhibit animals and can even help make some of the goodies to be fed to them.  Click Here for Info

Stamford Toys: LOL Surprise Trading event 1-3pm! Click Here for Info

LaRocca’s Country Wine And Spirits: Gin and Tonic tasting from 2-4pm! Click Here for Info

Ferguson Library: Entrepreneur-in-Residence hours from 3-5pm (weekly). Looking for help to grow your business? This is a great program that can help you through the beginning stages from idea to legal matters and even bookkeeping. (also runs on Mondays from 10am-12pm.) Click Here for Info

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Sunday August 12th:

Mill River ParkThree events:

Sunrise Yoga w/Aimee & Tim Elsner at 8:30am.

Carousel Storytime goes on rain or shine at 10am and it’s free! Carousel Pavillion area.

Hula Hoop Fitness & Flow w/Sarah Murphy adult class) Free on the Grand Steps at 10:30am. Click Here for Info on All 3 Above Events

Harbor Point–Two events:

Sunday Farmers Market from 9am-2pm in Commons Park. Info on this and other events: Click Here for Info

Commons Park: Chelsea Piers Obstacle Course for kids 6 and up! 11:30am-12:30pm (weekly thru end of August) Click Here for Info


Stamford Museum & Nature CenterThree events:

Sunday Farmers Market 10am-2pm: Click Here for Info

Summer Stars Planetarium Show begins at 2pm! Weekly Sunday event. Click Here for Info

Celebrate National S’mores Day: From 12:30-2pm not only can you munch on a few but you’ll aslo get to learn a little science behind the s’more!! Kid friendly event. Click Here for Info

Half Full Brewery: Volunteer-Drink Beer! Volunteer event and fundraiser (monthly event). Once a month, Half Full Brewery welcomes you to gather and volunteer as a group at a local community organization. Then you’ll head back to the brewery to help raise funds  with $1 from every beer sold going to their charity of the month pick. Click Here for Info

Stamford Toys: Pokémon Trading & Learning Event 1-3pm every Sunday! Trade cards, learn the game and win the raffle! Ages 5-up. Click Here for Info

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Stamford History Center: For something different, why not go up and visit the Hoyt-Barnum House?! Learn about life in Stamford in the 1600’s in The oldest house in the city. Recently restored to what it looked like when it was built in 1699, this is the perfect way to Keep it Local! Tours available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For info on tours and more: Click Here for Info

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I hope this gives you some different ideas of how to enjoy our fair city. Right now, the plan is to do a list like this every week…continuing to mix it up a bit with finds for all ages from kids to adults and in between.

If you like what I’m doing here, please encourage your favorite venues to advertise here on WOTM. We’ve been up and running for over 7 years and want to continue to do so. Encouragement from our followers is why we’re still here and for that I am truly thankful.

I close this as I always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

It’s a Steamy Saturday Night Stamford!

It’s Saturday Night Stamford and we have some places for you to head out to. Going to be a hot and steamy one but that’s what cold drinks are for right?

Tonight we start with the DJs, head to the LIVE music and then a little IFC Fight w/Hookah (oh Stamford)…so let’s go…

Kashi: DJ Erik Esquire gets you moving all night long tonight!

Bartaco: Enjem is in the house!

Bradfords: RyFy is BACK tonight!

Tiernans: Our friends Sugar Bear are performing tonight at 10pm! Awesome people, awesome music!!

Flinders Lane: LIVE music with MOJO tonight starting at 9:30pm!

Crab Shell: Hedtrip LIVE at the Shack starting at 7:30pm!

Mystique: UFC Fight airing LIVE tonight! Plus, music by  DJ Dice and Hookah on the patio!

There you go guys. Just a few ideas to get you out and about this fine Saturday evening. We close as we always do…Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

Friday Night is Here!

Welcome to Friday Night Stamford! Getting right to it tonight, so let’s go…starting with LIVE music tonight…

Bar Zepoli: LIVE music with the Highland Rovers at 9pm!

Ponus Yacht Club: LIVE music with The Straightjackets rain or shine!

Crab Shell: Vertigo LIVE at the Shack starting at 7pm!

Tiernan’s: The Last Hoorah Acoustic Duo LIVE at 10pm!

Stamford Diner: LIVE music with Late 4 Dinner at 7pm!

Bar Rosso:  LIVE music with Mojo tonight!

Flinders Lane: The New Session hosted by Nick Di Maria starts at 8pm!

Kashi Stamford: DJ Erik Esquire is in the house tonight!

Bartaco: Music with Davinci tonight!

Bradfords: RyFy gets you moving upstairs tonight!

Sign of the Whale: Rooftop is open but even if it rains, good times downstairs as well!

Ok guys that’s a pretty good list we have here. Go Forth… Have fun, Be Safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

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Saturday Stamford Night Happenings

Quick Saturday Night Happenings List for You Tonight…make sure to use #wotm (or better yet ADVERTISE) or get left off the list. Remember, if I don’t see it, I don’t post it. Here we go:

Kashi: DJ Erik Esquire is BACK tonight to get you moving!

Mystique: House, HipHop and 90’s w/ DJ Dice and hosted by Alan V!

Bartaco: Paul Spirit has the beats tonight!

Bradfords: RyFy is upstairs tonight for your dancing pleasure!

Crab Shell: Dirty Water Dogs LIVE tonight at 7:30pm! (call ahead to make now not rained out)

The Long Ridge Tavern: Gunsmoke LIVE at 8pm!

Judy’s Bar & Kitchen: Suburban Chaos LIVE tonight at 9pm!

Sign of the Whale: Always a party at the Whale! Music and Shark Week happenings tonight!

Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheetogo

 

Friday Night is Here!

It’s Friday Stamford and we have some places for you to go tonight! Never know what we’ll find so let’s get to it…

Stamford Diner: LIVE music with Barbara’s Seranade w/special guest guitarist Dave Dana from 7-10pm!

Sign of the Whale: 90’s Night with DJ Donny D!

Ponus Yacht Club: Karaoke with Chris Jack is back tonight!

Bar Rosso: Retro Express plays LIVE tonight at 9pm!

Bartaco: Enjem is in the House tonight!

Bradfords: RYFY is back upstairs tonight!

1947 Lounge at Tawa: LIVE music with Harry Ellis & Deep Intentions!

Caseys: DJ Nate Slate  brings the beats tonight starting at 9:30pm!

Mystique: Play Friday’s with DJ Dazon!

Ok guys there you go! Going to be stormy here and there so run through the raindrops

Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

 

Quick Thursday Night Happenings List Tonight

Welcome to Thursday Stamford! Need to do this list fast and early but have a few places away from downtown that you might be interested in checking out tonight, so let’s get to it…

Concerts on the Green (Fish Church): Tonight is the final night for this FREE outdoor LIVE concert series! Music starts at 7pm with George Matthew then rock out at 8pm with Merlin! (A personal  favorite of ours 🙂)

Crab Shell: LIVE music tonight with Off the Cuff at 7pm in the Shack!

Bareburger: CT Southern LIVE at 7pm!

John the Baker: Karaoke with Easy-E starts at 8pm tonight!

Caseys: Throwback Thursdays are back with Paulie C tonight!

Sign of the Whale: Two floors of happiness tonight…Shark Week shown on the TVs, special Shark Week cocktail (blood in the water lol) and DJ Peter Valis gets you moving tonight downstairs from 9pm til close!

Mystique: Alive at Five after party tonight!

Sorry  if I missed anyone but, there you go. Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!!!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

It’s a Dark and Stormy Saturday Stamford!

We have a few stormy night quick-hit happenings for you Stamford, please be careful if you go out there…here we go:

Bradford’s Grill: DjRyfy is back upstairs tonight!

Bartaco:  Enjem has the beats tonight!

Flinders Lane Stamford: Music by Mojo returns at 9:30pm!

Judy’s Bar + Kitchen: The Wendy May Band is LIVE at 9pm!

That’s it guys. A few outdoor things were cancelled, and if you have questions for other events, please call the venues to find out their status. It’s going to be a rough one out there, wires and stuff are already starting to fall so take it slow if you head out tonight.

Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo #darkandstormynight

We Made it to Friday Stamford!

Its finally Friday Stamford and the weather is pretty gorgeous out there! We are posting our happenings list early tonight so we may miss a couple of things (apologies in advance) and sorry, no edits tonight. But we wanted to give you some ideas of where to go tonight…let’s get to it…

Tigin: Carlos Miller from The Last Hoorah, Acoustic solo gig from 5-8pm!

Crab Shell: LIVE music at the Shack tonight with Big Chief and the Midnight Groove at 7:30pm!

The Long Ridge Tavern: Kim and the Other Ones LIVE at 8pm!

1947 Lounge at Tawa: The Clams Casino LIVE at 9:30pm! Classic rock and cigar party.

Kashi Stamford: DJ Erik Esquire is back in the house tonight!

Bradfords: RyFy gets you moving upstairs tonight!

Bartaco: LIVE music late night tonight!

Ok guys sorry for the short list but this is all I saw posted so there ya’ go! Remember, if I don’t see it, I don’t post it. Make sure to use our hashtag #wotm or advertise with us to guarantee a spot on the list.

Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!

 

#wotm #keepitlocal #knowwheretogo

It’s PERFECT Weather for Thursday Music Stamford!

Once again we are here to present to you alternatives to the downtown chaos (even though tonight’s lineup down there is pretty decent tonight)…downtown never needs our help on Summer Thursdays.

So we have rustled up some happenings from all around the city to get you out and about on this stunningly beautiful Thursday night! Here we go:

Crab Shell: Superhero is LIVE at the Shack tonight at 7pm!

Concerts on the Green (at the Fish Church): Tonight, grab your chairs or blankets and head to the front lawn of the Fish Church to hear Tatiana Lukvanova at 7pm followed by Keltic Kick at 8pm!

Fiddlers Green: LIVE alt/rock/metal music tonight w/Hose,an and Lakeshore! Music starts at 9pm and goes til close!

Caseys: Throwback Thursdays are BACK with the one and only  Paulie C!

John the Baker: Karaoke w/Easy-E is back tonight at 8pm! Sing out loud and proud!!

Sign of the Whale: Thursday night party on the rooftop! How incredible is this weather for a rooftop party by the water?!

Mystique Stamford: Alive at Five after party w/DJ Gruv!

Ok, so this should give you some ideas on where to head out. And venues, if I can’t find your events, how will your customers?! Be sure to use our #wotm hashtag or better yet, advertise on our site to guarantee a spot on the lists/posts! Help support WOTM as we have supported you.

Have fun, be safe and Keep it Local Stamford!!!

 

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