BPT Arts Calendar

Aug
24
Thu
Downtown Thursdays Latin Night @ McLevy Green
Aug 24 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Funk Salsa Urban
New York based Latin band Funk Salsa Urban (F.S.U) are making their official debut into the music scene with their first single “Amazing”. Inspired by 90’s Latin group DLG, Funk Salsa Urban is fusing the basic Salsa rhythms with elements of Funk & Urban to create an inner city new sound. Between fusing the different types of rhythms they are also using Spanglish lyrics to cater to a broader audience. “Latinos born in the US speak both languages simultaneously, so why not mirror that in our songs”. funk-salsa-urban
 
The group’s vision is to innovate the music genre, Salsa, that hasn’t been performing/selling well the past few years. “People all over the world love Latin Rhythms. We are just trying to contribute our part and be innovative to fit in this current multi-cultural environment” http://www.fsumusic.com/
Son 7
Son 7 knows how to make an impression. This eight-piece band can take you back to the days of Hector Lavoe and bring you forward to the sounds of Coldplay with their unique salsa rendition of Clocks. Their wonderful combination of Latin Rock and Salsa can get heads turning and bodies moving.Son 7, July 24 Downtown Thursdays
Judy Gonzalez
A local Bachata singer with a passion for music that shines bright through her powerful voice and lyrics.
Aug
26
Sat
Downtown Cabaret Theatre – John Denver* – Ted Vigil @ Downtown Cabaret
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ted was adopted out of Colorado and raised in the Seattle area. He has been performing since the age of ten. In 2006 he went to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest ’06 competition involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win KOMO TV 4’s N.W. Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike Contest.

In just a very short time Ted has developed into a national act. He performs all over the country at casinos, show rooms, night clubs, fraternal clubs, private parties, fairs and festivals. Last year Ted was at the John Denver Festival, The CMA Fan Fair Festival in Nashville, the Travelin’ Inc Country Cruise with Darryl Worley & Storme Warren (http://www.travelininc.com/CountryCruise2010.html) among many other venues.

The most heard comments after the show are, “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver, it really took us back!”

Aug
31
Thu
Downtown Thursdays Old School Hip Hop/R & B @ McLevy Green
Aug 31 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s #OldSchoolHipHop  on August 31st! Don’t be afraid to sing along!

 

August 31 is devoted to all fans of old-school hip hop! It’s a full night of DJs, dance, and performances with Special Guests!!!

Classic Hip Hop & RnB night was designed with one thing in mind, “EXCITEMENT”. From a host a superior DJ’s with creative skills & technics, to live performances of artists who helped pave the way with the Hip Hop and RnB songs that we all can remember to this day. These great DJ’s and Artists  always find a way to bring everyone to that one great moment with an ultimate classic song . The Downtown Thursdays is in its 8th year  and officially the Classic Hip Hop & RnB night is the largest night out of the concert series with an estimated 6,000+ from last year’s event.   Who’s Ready for 2017 in Downtown Bridgeport.

The DJ Lineup – to Be Announced:Kook Kieth

Who is Ready for the 18th Letter?   Guess who’s Back?  Who wants to get Paid in Full?

Performing Live, the Legendary Rakim.

Rakim

Several other special Guest Performers will be hitting the stage:

Sep
7
Thu
Housatonic Museum of Art – Joe Zucker: SCROLLS through 10/15/17 @ Housatonic Community College Lafayette
Sep 7 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Housatonic Museum of Art is pleased to present SCROLLS, paintings by JOE ZUCKER, on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the Housatonic Museum of Art September 7 through October 15, 2017. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 6 to 7:30pm. This event is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibit features unique, double-sided paintings exploring the legends and lore of pirates. Images of cannon balls, sailing frigates, oceans, islands and the iconic Jolly Roger flag with skull and crossbones share the spotlight only with the materials themselves. Scrolls of varying sizes, evoke impressions of commerce raiders, seaborne warriors, and adventurers in search of booty.

 

see Housatonic Community College for hours of Gallery
Gallery hours:

September – May:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday evening until 7 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (call for holiday times)
Closed Sundays