Saturday, May 29, 2021

RHK Seafood Boil and Bar Opening in South Norwalk CT

Coming to South Norwalk CT


RHK Seafood

South Norwalk, or as I like to call it --  "SoNo" -- will soon be home to a Cajun inspired new restaurant, RHK Seafood Boil and Bar opening on June 10, 2021 at 19 North Water Street in the heart of South Norwalk directly across from the Maritime Aquarium! In addition to their Cajun-inspired seafood boils they're featuring some unique new American flavors! 

Many of you are familiar with owner Ockyheon Byeon of RoundK in New York City, so you know the restaurant will also feature an extensive beverage program, including custom milkshakes and coffee beverages incorporating brews from its sister RoundK brand.

“With nicer weather upon us and people able to more safely dine together, I’m looking forward to introducing lower Fairfield County to Cajun-inspired seafood boils, where the goal is to gather, eat and have a good time,” said owner Byeon.  “At this point in time where we are all craving to spend more time with friends and loved ones, my goal for our restaurant is to become a fun, delicious and inviting gathering place for families with children visiting the Aquarium, co-workers over lunch and friends looking to grab a late night drink.  Our location in the heart of SoNo invites us to be something for everyone with the diverse population here, and my team – including executive chef Ben Wang and general and beverage manager Spencer Wawak - has worked hard to craft both a food and beverage menu that fulfills this variety of customers!”


Seafood Boil at Red Hook in South Norwalk
Photo Source: Red Hood Seafood Boil & Bar

The star of the all-day food menu – the Cajun-inspired seafood boil - allows diners to select their locally-sourced seafood and sides and customize the seasonings and heat level, before the cooked-to-order boil arrives at the table wrapped in a plastic bag with plastic bibs and gloves for a fun, interactive and messy meal. What could be better than that??  Other house specialties on the lunch and dinner menu include the Redhook Cajun Ramen Noodle made from the broth of the boils, the house burger, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options (including a vegetarian boil) and children’s menu.  In addition to the all-day menu, an abbreviated lunch menu is also available.


With a focus on Japanese Whiskey, the beverage program includes beer, wine, nautically-inspired cocktails and custom milkshakes, as well as drinks integrating coffee from its sister RoundK brand in New York.


“While we are excited to initially open for lunch and dinner service, we are already planning a dedicated brunch menu, as well as grab-and-go options for people working in the area (or remotely from home), or families looking for an option to enjoy while sitting by the water,” added Byeon.  “While seafood boils are fun when enjoyed in the restaurant, they’re even more fun in your own backyard, so we will also be soon launching a takeout program, as well as catering options to invite groups to enjoy together!”

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for BRUNCH! This is the perfect location and spot for an easy breezy meet up with friends! And with a menu this good - I can only imagine how fabulous their brunch offerings will be! 


Inside, the restaurant features a nautically-inspired motif playing off of the seaside concept featuring large windows, fish nets, ship wheels, shellfish, oars and portholes.  There's plenty of room at the bar, which offers 15 seats, with an additional 50 seats at high-top and communal tables in the open space, in addition to a back dining room with 50 seats.  This back room has fully closing doors to offer a private dining space as well.  


RHK Seafood Boil and Bar will be open Monday – Wednesday from 12pm – 10pm, Thursday from 12pm – 12am, Friday – Saturday from 11am – 12am and Sunday from 11pm – 10pm, expanding to offer weekend brunch, grab-and-go and takeout options in the coming weeks, as well as on- and off-site private event options.


Reservations are accepted via OpenTable or Resy, or by calling the restaurant at (203) 956-7171.

The restaurant name merges the new South Norwalk product ‘R’ with their existing Round K Café ‘K’ brand, with the ‘H’ in the middle as the bridge between the two.  Whether seafood in South Norwalk or coffee in New York City, their mission to inspire people to gather, eat/drink and have a good time together remains the same.  


About RHK Seafood Boil and Bar:

RHK Seafood Boil and Bar, located at 19 North Water Street in the heart of SoNo across the street from the Maritime Aquarium, brings Cajun-inspired seafood boils and new American flavors to lower Fairfield County, inspiring people to gather, eat and have a good time together.  Featuring locally sourced seafood, the boil menu allows diners to select their seafood and sides and customize the seasonings and heat level; other house specialties the Redhook Cajun Ramen Noodle made from the broth of the boils, the house burger, sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options (including a vegetarian boil), children’s menu and soon-to-launch brunch options.  With a focus on Japanese Whiskey, the beverage program includes beer, wine, nautically-inspired cocktails and custom milkshakes, as well as integrating coffee beverages from its sister RoundK brand in New York.  

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Pilobolus Returns to Litchfield County Summer 2021


JULY 21-25, 2021


Internationally celebrated Washington Depot-based dance company Pilobolus is returning to Litchfield County, Connecticut this Summer (July 21-25, 2021) with “BLOOM: A Journey,” its second annual roving car safari.  This year’s all-new, one-of-a-kind driving adventure brings attendees on a journey through nature at Sunny Meadow Farm to be fully immersed and interactive with multiple stages of performance across several disciplines.

Pilobolus Connecticut

Photo Courtesy Pilobolus


Tickets for Interactive Performance Experience begin on June 7

Highlights from the 2021 event include (schedule subject to change):


  • Full Moon at the Meadow, in support of Pilobolus, will take place on Friday, July 23 from 7-10pm.  The festivities will begin with a VIP experience through the car safari, followed by live music, libations and farm-to-table hors d'oeuvres from local culinary icon Cassandra Purdy in an open air barn on the farm under the full moon.  Tickets – including a donation to Pilobolus – begin at $500.


  • Morning Wellness Programming throughout all five festival days, taking place 8-10am.  Pilobolus once again brings outdoor wellness classes - yoga, meditation, balance, tai chi and family classes - led by Connecticut-based wellness practitioners.  Mats and equipment will not be provided on site; participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blocks, cushions and blankets.  Tickets are $30 per person, per session.


  • This year’s car safari will take place July 21 – 25 with start times ranging from 10:00am – 5:45pm.  Guests will be invited to drive through an idyllic New England Farm, offering scenery of an apple orchard, sprawling fields of wildflowers, ponds, woodland and more, while enjoying live, 365-degree performances from artists including Stuart Bogie, Kat Edmonson, Rob Kapilow, Darlene Kascak, Litchfield County Choral Union, dancers from Pilobolus, Ben Sollee and local student musicians.  Cars will travel in pods of 10-12 vehicles, and guests will be invited to enjoy the performances from their vehicle, or step out to be fully immersed in the art.  Timed-entry tickets for the 75-minute interactive experience begin at $50 per vehicle.  An option to add-on a curated snack box from Chef Purdy is also available to pre-purchase for $10.

Pilobolus CT

Photo Courtesy Pilobolus


“Last year we were able to pivot and transform our Festival into a safe and engaging experience like no other, and in response to the incredible feedback from sold out audiences, we hit the road to scout out a new site for this year’s roving performance,” said Renée Jaworski, Co-Artistic Director, Pilobolus.  “This year is a celebration of our journey around the sun. Much has transpired. Much has been learned. As we move into a more normal summer, we want to celebrate our victory, while acknowledging our failures. We plan to encourage connection while remembering what we lost.”


PIlobbolus Connecticut

Photo Courtesy Pilobolus

“Our goal with BLOOM is to create a journey of our shared human experience; I promise that you can expect the unexpected with Pilobolus with a little something for the whole family,” added Matt Kent, Co-Artistic Director, Pilobolus.  “There will be performances floating on water and flying through the sky.  There will be music on the water, dancers in the woods, colors in the trees. There will be stories, secrets and surprises along the way. This year provides new opportunities to exit your car, enjoy the call of birds and be bathed in healing sounds.”


Tickets will officially go on sale June 7 on the Company’s website – - through TodayTix. On the chance of inclement weather, rain accommodations on July 26-27 will be communicated to ticket holders in advance of their arrival.


Event FAQs – including the pet policy, safety guidelines, directions and more – are available at



BLOOM: A Journey is a one-of-a-kind driving adventure bringing attendees on a journey through the woods to be fully immersed with multiple stages of performance across several disciplines on a sprawling farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  Produced by Pilobolus, an internationally-celebrated dance company, this all-ages event invites a limited number of cars to travel together through the experience in a pod, enjoying the performances at multiple stations from the safety and comfort of their personal vehicle, or standing alongside their vehicle.  Outdoor wellness programming will also be offered each morning of the event. 
Since 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. They bring this tradition to global audiences through post-disciplinary collaborations with widely influential thinkers and creators from all over the world. Seeking to reach beyond performance, they bring storytelling expertise to diverse communities, brands, and organizations, through designed experiences showing how nonverbal communication can maximize group creativity, solve problems, create surprise, and generate joy. Pilobolus has created over 120 pieces of repertory, touring to more than 65 countries – performing for 300,000+ people worldwide each year. Pilobolus has been recognized with honors including a TED Fellowship, a Grammy® Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. Pilobolus has collaborated with over 75 brands and organizations in finance, retail, media, fashion, sports, and more, creating bespoke performances for television, film, and live events. Pilobolus founded the Five Senses Festival in 2018 in partnership with Spring Hill Vineyards, which evolved in 2021 into BLOOM: A Journey.  
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Friday, May 28, 2021

Foxwoods Drive-In Summer 2021

 The Drive-In at Foxwoods Is Back! 

Reopening just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Foxwoods has announced a lineup of fantastic feature films that will hit the big screen this summer.  From Marvel-ous superheroes to thrills and chills to laughs for the whole family, there’s a little something for every type of movie buff at the Foxwood Drive-In.

Foxwoods Drive-In Movies
Photo Source: Foxwoods Resort Casino

Transform your backseat into a cozy viewing spot with blankets and pillows, don your most impressive pajamas or comfy outfit, and enjoy a scenic drive to Foxwoods before settling in at your prime movie-watching spot. 

When the sun goes down, take in one of Foxwoods’ favorite films on the big screen under the stars! A movie night at The Drive-In is the perfect way to enjoy cool summer nights with friends, family or a significant other. 


See the full list of films for May and June below. For additional information and to make reservations, visit

MARVEL-ous Memorial Day Weekend

  • Friday, May 28: Black Panther (PG-13)
  • Saturday, May 29: Double Feature - Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
  • Saturday, May 29: Double Feature - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)
  • Sunday, May 30: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)


Pride Month

  • Friday, June 4: Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)
  • Saturday, June 5: Double Feature - RENT (R)
  • Saturday, June 5: Double Feature - The Birdcage (PG-13)
  • Sunday, June 6: Love, Simon (PG-13)


Science Gone Wrong

  • Friday, June 11: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
  • Saturday, June 12: Double Feature - I, Robot (PG-13)
  • Saturday, June 12: Double Feature - I am Legend (PG-13)
  • Sunday, June 13: Big Hero 6 (PG)


Father’s Day Weekend

  • Friday, June 18: Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13)
  • Saturday, June 19: Double Feature - Father of the Bride (PG)
  • Saturday, June 19: Double Feature - Father of the Bride Part II (PG)
  • Sunday, June 20: Finding Nemo (PG)


Movie Musicals

  • Friday, June 25: The Greatest Showman (PG)
  • Saturday, June 26: Double Feature - Chicago (PG-13)
  • Saturday, June 26: Double Feature - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)
  • Sunday, June 27: Beauty and the Beast, 2017 (PG)



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Thursday, May 13, 2021

It's Showtime at Center Stage Theatre in Shelton CT

Center Stage Theatre Announces the 2021 Season

 Center Stage Theatre, a community-theatre based in Shelton, Connecticut, has announced its 2021 season! 

Center Stage Theatre in Shelton CT
Photo Courtesy of Center Stage Theatre / SplashPR

The line-up for live performances includes: 

  • Godspell, June 11-June 27
  • Wedding Singer, July 23-August 1
  • Nunsense A-Men!, September 3-September 19
  • Boeing Boeing, October 8-October 24
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, December 3-December 19


Center Stage Theatre is an inclusive and intergenerational community-based theatre providing quality and affordable performances, educational programming and volunteer opportunities.  Founded in 2005 by Gary and Francesca Scarpa, the theatre produces five full scale productions a year, four of which are with age appropriate casts and one of which is its annual Youth CONNection summer musical, with a cast of high school and college students, as well as year-round theatre education for students grades K-12.  A member of the American Association of Community Theatre organization, 

Center Stage operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre out of its home in Shelton, Connecticut and attracts actors from surrounding towns including Ansonia, Derby, Trumbull, Orange, Milford and more.


Center Stage Theatre Camp

Photo Courtesy of Center Stage Theatre / SplashPR

For additional information, to purchase tickets for an individual show or a season subscription to attend all five performances, visit


Health and safety protocols to attend a performances are available here:


54 Grove Street, Shelton, CT 06484

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