Greenwich Concours, the ultimate local car event returns October 22-24th

The ultimate car show in our area returns!  The Greenwich Concours D’ Elegance returns October 23-24.  The event takes place at the beautiful Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.  The waterside park overlooking Greenwich Harbor is the perfect backdrop for the beautiful cars that will be displayed on the showfield.  Thirteen Featured Classes, plus four Post-War, one Pre-War and Contemporary Supercar and Muscle/Performance categories will make up the 20 judged classes for this year’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.  This is the 25th anniversary of this show.

Each of the 20 classes of cars  on the field will include eight cars, allowing the judges to focus closely on each vehicle and examining its design, style and elegance in order to select this year’s winners.

This year’s special classes include Ford vs. GM, 100 Years of Duesenberg, Right Coast Rods, Lancia, 75 Years of Allard and a first-ever SUV class. The 2021 Featured Classes for motorcycles will be Moto Guzzi and Indian.

A stand-out in the 100 Years of Duesenberg class is a 1921 Straight Eight, later known as the Model A, which was the first passenger car to bear the Duesenberg name and the first Duesenberg sold.

The popular Lancia Post- and Pre-War class lineups include a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S. The Spider America was launched in 1954 and over the course of two years only 240 examples were produced. This Lancia Aurelia B24S is one of only 181 original left-hand-drive examples.

This year’s concours will be different from the past.  Previously Saturday featured American makes on the  show field and International marques on Sunday.   In 2021, Saturday will be a unique  day with the “Festival of Fun” .  There will be the “Concours d’Lemons”,  Radwood favorites from the 80s and 90s, and Porschella by Carpark featuring modified Porsches.  There will also be a range of hands on activities and the Hagerty Youth Program.

On Sunday both American and International marques will be displayed on the show field to be judged and enjoyed.  If you are a car fan, you cannot miss either day.

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About the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance: Founded in 1996, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is a three-day premier motoring event held October 22-24, 2021, in Greenwich, Conn. Now part of Hagerty, the 2021 event celebrates tradition while integrating new elements, each created to engage the next generation. Exclusive gatherings, luxury shopping, ride and drives, new vehicle experiences and entertaining seminars surround Friday’s Grand Tour and Saturday’s Radwood, Concours d’Lemons and Porschella events. Sunday’s nationally recognized Greenwich Concours d’Elegance celebrates historically significant vehicles along the town’s picturesque harbor front. Each year the event supports local charities as a part of Hagerty’s larger giving strategy.   About Hagerty: Hagerty is a specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market and an automotive enthusiast brand offering integrated membership products and programs. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, Hagerty DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty Media, Hagerty Drivers Club magazine, MotorsportReg, Hagerty Garage + Social, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Concours d’Elegance of America, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, the California Mille, Motorworks Revival and more. For more information, visit

Music Theater of Connecticut presents “New Voices”, a series of new plays from contemporary playwrights starting 10/11/21

The Music Theater of Connecticut in Norwalk will be presenting a series of theatrical readings for one night only.  Each date will feature a different and unique play written by contemporary playwrights.  The first of the “New Voices” series of plays is  “I” by Jeff Talbott.  The play will be read live to the audience on Monday October 11 at 7pm.

A summary of the play is as follows:  Sarah is having a rough time, but she’s trying to shake it. Things start looking up when she meets a nice guy named Jake, and together they hope to find some of that happiness we’ve heard so much about. Part Twilight Zone and part love story, i is a gentle, unsettling and mysterious new play set in the near future about the threads that tie us and the confounding allure of “what if?”

Currently MTC plans for other one night readings in the New Voices series with dates set for performances in November, December, and both January and February 2022.  We are excited to see that  Mainstage productions will be returning in November.

We are so happy to see live productions return to the stage at MTC in Norwalk.  This is a great intimate theater that always provides quality entertainment.

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Music Theater of Connecticut

509 Westport Avenue  Norwalk Ct.

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Ridgefield Independent Film Festival continues this weekend with great independent films

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is in full swing with more unique films and panel discussions on Saturday 10/9 and Sunday 10/10.    This great local film festival kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “ A Fine Line” by local film maker Joanna James.  The subject of the documentary is the struggles of women in the culinary and restaurant world.  With only 7% of head chefs in the US being women, it told the tale of several chefs and their struggles to succeed in a male dominated industry.  Ms. James also included the story of her mother Val, who against impossible financial odds was able to flourish in the restaurant business.  The movie was preceded by a reception at the Keeler Tavern garden in Ridgefield and featured foods from local restaurants.  This kind of experience you just cannot get from a streaming service. 

Friday night 10/8, we joined a full house to enjoy several short films highlighting the talents of indie filmmakers. The theme was “ Psych Night”  and the seven short films that included sci-fi, horror, humor and  the  dramatic and moving “Return” which is an indie film from Mexico.

Saturday continues with more short films and the wraps up the evening with the narrative film, “How to Stop a Recurring Dream”.   Sunday’s films will be both shown at the Ridgefield Library and feature 3 short films, and a narrative feature, “Authenticity”. 

Independent film festivals are the platform that allow young creative film makers to display their creations.  It also gives the movie audience  a fresh array of films that cannot be experienced elsewhere.  Tired of the same genre of movies that is in every theater?  Then support your local artists and local film festivals.  It will open a new world for you.

See you at the movies!

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