This Weekend: Big book fair, music & art, comic drama, birdwatching, blues & BBQ and more

WCSU coffeehouse reopens Before the Labor Day holiday weekend starts, Western Connecticut State University’s Midtown Coffeehouse reopens for a new season on Thursday, Aug, 31, at 8 p.m. with an open mic hour and then at 9, a featured act, singer Ian Murray, who is the midtown student center’s operations manager and a 2016 WCSU …

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Sound of Music: concerts, summer series, recitals, etc.

CHIRP 2017 Concerts, Thurs., Aug. 24: Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, Main St., Ridgefield. Accomplished instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing; sounds of Americana and Texas tinged swing. phoebehuntmusic.com/the-gatherers) Series of free summer concerts; contributions welcome at chirpct.org. Tues., Aug. 29: The Bumper Jacksons (Bumperjacksons.com). Thurs., Aug. 31: Harpeth Rising …

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