Paul Shaffer plays local benefit

February 23, 2019

Out there… Greenwich Hibernian Association’s Annual St Patrick’s Day Diner Dance takes place on Saturday, March 2 at Red Men’s Hall on East Elm Street in Greenwich, from 7 to 10 p.m. The evening will honor Monsignor J. Peter Cullen as Grand Marshal of this year’s parade. The evening will feature a corned beef and cabbage dinner, beer and soda, with music by Mike and Noreen. B.Y.O.B. For tickets and more info call Haydn O’Shea at 203-661-2963 or Mary McNamee at 203-869-5298.

Out there… Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Saturday, March 2 at noon at Hoyt and Summer Streets. Stamford’s St. Patrick’s Day Committee will honor this year’s Grand Marshall Polly O’Brian Morrow on Friday, Marc 1 at the Sheraton Stamford at 6 p.m. For more info and tickets go to www.stamfordstpatricksdayparade.com.

Scene… State Troubadour and musician Nekita Waller will perform at the Byram Shubert Library’s Family Music Night on Mead Avenue in Greenwich on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. Waller has performed with the likes of B.B. King, Ruben Studdard and Dianne Reeves. The concert is free. For tickets and more info call 203-531-0426 or go to greenwichlibrary.org.

Scene… Longtime late-night television bandleader and Bedford, N.Y., resident Paul Shaffer served as special guest performer at the Harvey School in Katonah, N.Y., on Thursday, Feb. 21. The singer, composer and musician, took the stage in Harvey’s Lasdon Theater with two of the music industry’s rising stars: Grace Kelly, a singer and saxophonist who has performed several times in the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and is a recent winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and guitarist Kirsten Maxwell, who has been opening act for several famous singers including Melissa Etheridge.

Scene… The annual Kids In Crisis Spring Fling “Back to our Boots,” taking place on Friday, March 1 at Greenwich Country Club and featuring one of New York City’s premier country bands, CC & the Boys, has added two more celebrities to its lineup. Greenwich locals Gary Dell’Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, and broadcast journalist Jodi Applegate will serve as emcees and auctioneers. For more info and tickets go to www.kidsincrisis.org .

Out there… Caffè Nero at 1075 Old Post Road in Darien will host Coffee & Culture, a benefit for the Darien Arts Center, on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will include live acoustic music by DAC music instructor Dan Saulpaugh, artwork by the 2018 Ginny Wright Scholarship recipient Nadia Czebiniak, and complimentary beverages and light fare provided by Caffè Nero. For tickets ($20) visit darienarts.org or purchase at the door.

And that’s all for now.


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