Entertainment Schedule

We’re planning our future events, but there’s something cooking in Bridgeport all year long!  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about great Bridgeport restaurants and events.


2012 Events
Monday, May 14, 2012
Desserts First Kickoff
What better way to start your evening (and What’s Cooking week) than with dessert?  Celebrate with us and enjoy fantastic desserts made by Toppings Cupcakes, Gofer Ice Cream, Luigi’s Italian Pastries, El Flamboyan Restaurant, Harborview Market, and other Bridgeport businesses,  along with live music and local art.

When:  5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where:  Arcade Mall, 1001 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
What’s Cooking in Bridgeport Twosday at the Bijou Theatre
Enjoy a food-themed double feature at the historic Bijou Theatre!  El Bulli and Jiro Dreams of Sushi explore the worlds of two world-renowned chefs and their restaurants.
When:  6:30pm, Ell Bulli; 9:00pm, Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
WPKN Made in Bridgeport at Two Boots
Hear Bridgeport bands and enjoy dinner or a drink at Two Boots – no cover charge!
This concert is part of WPKN Radio’s “Made in Bridgeport” programming for the day; tune in to 89.5FM from noon to 4:00pm for discussion on arts and culture in Bridgeport, city history, and more.
When:  8:00pm
Where:  Two Boots of Bridgeport, 281 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Connecticut Beer Mixer at Barnum Publick House
Sample 5 Connecticut brews with finger foods in a fun social environment.
When:  6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where:  Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Future Shorts Film Festival at the Bijou Theatre
See the world’s biggest pop up film festival that promotes and celebrates short film around the world. Since launching, screenings have taken place in over 144 cities and 55 countries. Our spring screenings will be mixed in with a pop up dj party, a pop up art gallery, and a special Midnight Pop-Up Cult Classic.
When:  6:30pm, first showing; 9:00pm, second showing
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604


Thursday, May 17, 2012
Future Shorts Film Festival at the Bijou Theatre
See the world’s biggest pop up film festival that promotes and celebrates short film around the world. Since launching, screenings have taken place in over 144 cities and 55 countries. Our spring screenings will be mixed in with a pop up dj party, a pop up art gallery, and a special Midnight Pop-Up Cult Classic.
When:  5:30pm; 8:00pm, pop-up comedy
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

 

Friday, May 18, 2012
Future Shorts Film Festival at the Bijou Theatre
See the world’s biggest pop up film festival that promotes and celebrates short film around the world. Since launching, screenings have taken place in over 144 cities and 55 countries. Our spring screenings will be mixed in with a pop up dj party, a pop up art gallery, and a special Midnight Pop-Up Cult Classic.
When:  6:30pm, first showing; 8:30pm, second showing
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Friday, May 18, 2012
Bridgeport Bluefish vs Sugarland Skeeters
Watch the first of this three-game series, and enjoy dinner or a drink in downtown Bridgeport!
When:  Game begins at 7:05pm
Where:  Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

 

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s 90th Birthday Party
It’s the zoo’s birthday, and they’re’re having a party! Kids of all ages will enjoy activities galore and spectacular surprises all day long. You never know who will be here with special birthday greetings and tasty treats to share… so plan to be here and bring the whole family!
When:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Where:  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06610

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents Allison Wonderland
After falling into the T.V. and ending up in T.V. Land…. A hilarious mod mad musical based on the original Lewis Carroll tale. With all those brilliant and bizarre Carroll characters… and, Alice of course, at the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.”
When:  First showing 11:00am - 1:30pm.  Second showing 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Where:  Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Eco Kid Bash
It’s always a good time to learn how to be kinder to our planet! Children and families can learn about programs in our community, do activities, play games, and plant a seed to take home. Please dress young children in clothing that you won’t mind if they get dirty. Some activities could get messy.
When:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Arcade Mall, 1001 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Future Shorts Film Festival at the Bijou Theatre
See the world’s biggest pop up film festival that promotes and celebrates short film around the world. Since launching, screenings have taken place in over 144 cities and 55 countries. Our spring screenings will be mixed in with a pop up dj party, a pop up art gallery, and a special Midnight Pop-Up Cult Classic.
When:  5:30pm, first showing; 8:00pm, second showing
Midnight, Pop Up Gallery & Pop Up Cult Classic ‘Repo Man’
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Bridgeport Bluefish vs Sugarland Skeeters
Watch the second of this three-game series, and enjoy dinner or a drink in downtown Bridgeport!
When:  Game begins at 6:05pm
Where:  Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Bridgeport Theatre Company presents The Music Man
Meredith Willson’s classic musical The Music Man, tells the story of a charismatic con man, Professor Harold Hill, the fast-talking salesman of musical instruments who convinces the good folks of River City, Iowa that they need a band. His plans come to a crashing halt when he falls in love with Marian, the town’s librarian. Gloriously entertaining, it’s the perfect musical for the whole family!
When:  8:00pm – 10:30pm
Where: 
BTC at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

 

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Bridgeport Day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is proud to invite ALL Bridgeport residents to come to the Zoo for a reduced admission fee of just $5 with proper I.D.  Spend the day visiting new animals at the Zoo and enjoying the great outdoors. This event is presented in partnership with the Mayor Bill Finch and the City of Bridgeport.
When:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Where:  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06610

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents Allison Wonderland
After falling into the T.V. and ending up in T.V. Land…. A hilarious mod mad musical based on the original Lewis Carroll tale. With all those brilliant and bizarre Carroll characters… and, Alice of course, at the “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.”
When:  First showing 11:00am - 1:30pm.  Second showing 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Where:  Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Merritt Canteen’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate Merritt Canteen’s 70 years in business with 70 cent dogs, burgers, and fries along with giveaways, a chili dog eating contest, and more!
When:  12:00pm-6:00pm
Where:  Merritt Canteen, 4355 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06606

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Future Shorts Film Festival at the Bijou Theatre
See the world’s biggest pop up film festival that promotes and celebrates short film around the world. Since launching, screenings have taken place in over 144 cities and 55 countries. Our spring screenings will be mixed in with a pop up dj party, a pop up art gallery, and a special Midnight Pop-Up Cult Classic.
When:  Noon, Pop Up Gallery; 1:00pm, first showing; 4:00pm, final showing
Where:  The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Bridgeport Bluefish vs Sugarland Skeeters
Watch the third of this three-game series, and start off with lunch in downtown Bridgeport!
When:  Game begins at 2:05pm
Where:  Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Bridgeport Theatre Company presents The Music Man
Meredith Willson’s classic musical The Music Man, tells the story of a charismatic con man, Professor Harold Hill, the fast-talking salesman of musical instruments who convinces the good folks of River City, Iowa that they need a band. His plans come to a crashing halt when he falls in love with Marian, the town’s librarian. Gloriously entertaining, it’s the perfect musical for the whole family!
When:  5:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 
BTC at Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT  06604