This Weekend: "Overload a Dumpster" Food and Clothing Drive, Bearfoot in Concert

Don't miss the Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studio Weekend, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger Tribute Concert and lots of holiday craft fairs!


Yup, the weekend is here again. We know you’re terribly worried about finding things to keep you occupied until your return to the real world on Monday. To make your life just that much easier, we’ve put together enough weekend events to keep you wildly busy. Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

WHERE/WHEN: Friday at 8 p.m. at The Kate in Old Saybrook.

WHY GO: You’ll hear some great music and all event proceeds benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries!

PRICING: Tickets are $25 each.

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Branford, Guilford and Madison. In Madison, you could start with Stuart Alan Lerner at 22 Scotland Avenue, or Laura Lyons, Wildwood Farm, at 55 Sheep Pasture Road. Lerner is a metal sculptor specializing in found objects. And Lyons is a fiber artist.

WHY GO: Follow those yellow “Open Studio” signs! There are 37 artists participating.

PRICING: No charge for studio admission.

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Robert’s Food Center, Bishop’s Orchard and the Northford Store.

WHY GO: Bring your gently used winter clothing and holiday food over and do your part to overload a dumpster!

PRICING: No charge to participate.

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the North Madison Congregational Church.

WHY GO: North Madison entertainment doesn’t get any better than this!

PRICING: Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids in high school and under.


Don’t worry, we have plenty more events to keep you busy this weekend:


  • Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Old Saybrook.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Clinton.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Clinton.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Killingworth.
  • Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Clinton.


  • Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday at 7 p.m.  
  • Friday at 4 p.m.
  • Friday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  
  • Saturday at 7 p.m.


  • Thursday – Dave Crutillo at Ballou’s from 7 to 9 p.m., Jim Shepley at  at 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – Jay Rom at Ballou’s at 8 p.m., UHF at  at 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – John Condie at Ballou’s at 8 p.m., Hit List at  at 9:30 p.m.


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