POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - The weekend’s entertainment cornerstone is the South Salem Fire Department’s annual carnival – a summertime tradition for families from all over northern Westchester and Fairfield County, Conn. And, as always, there are plenty of options for music fans of all tastes. See our Events page for even more listings.
Friday, Aug. 10
South Salem Fire Department Carnival: 6-11 p.m. The department’s 44th annual carnival, held on the grounds of the South Salem firehouse, features rides ranging from the Ferris wheel to merry-go-round. There are plenty of midway games, raffles, and carnival food from sausage-and-pepper sandwiches to funnel cakes and cotton candy. Admission is free. 1190 Route 35, South Salem.
Open Mic Night at Mariela’s: 8-11 p.m. Get your talent on and be heard! All talent levels are welcome. The event is hosted by Gordon Thurber and admission is free. Mariela’s is at 71B Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-3424 for more information.
Sleeping With Wolves: 7 p.m.-9 a.m. The Wolf Conservation Center's new nocturnal adventure experience provides a chance to camp out overnight with the 25 wolves that call the center home. With all the howls, circling vultures and nature's nighttime chatter, you'll feel as if you're camping under the stars with wild wolves. The cost is $275 per four-person tent; singles are $150, but you must bring your own tent. Visit www.nywolf.org for more info. The center is at 7 Buck Run, South Salem.
Galactic at Ridgefield Playhouse: 8 p.m. One of the best funk bands out of New Orleans, Galactic, featuring former Living Color vocalist Corey Glover, is part of a diverse community of musicians. They create something that’s a little like a revue, a virtual show featuring different vocalists (mostly from New Orleans) and instrumental soloists each taking their turn on stage. Tickets are $37 and are available by calling 203-403-2690 or visiting www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Playhouse is at 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield, Conn.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Gossett Brothers Farm Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Gossett Brothers Farm Market offers fresh produce, meats and cheese, as well as seafood. The market is at 1202 Route 35 at Gossett Brothers Nursery in South Salem.
South Salem Fire Department Carnival: 5-10 p.m. The department’s 44th annual carnival, held on the grounds of the South Salem firehouse, features rides ranging from the Ferris wheel to merry-go-round. There are plenty of midway games, raffles, and carnival food from sausage-and-pepper sandwiches to funnel cakes and cotton candy. Admission is free. 1190 Route 35, South Salem.
Evening Howl for All Ages: 6:30-8 p.m. Join the Wolf Conservation Center for a special Evening Howl and visit the wolves during their favorite hour – dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America and enjoy a sunset howl with the wolves. You’ll observe the center’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican wolves as well. Cost is $16 for adults, $13 for children under 12. Registration is required. Visit www.nywolf.org. 7 Buck Road, South Salem.
Live Music at Mariela’s: 8 p.m. Check out an evening of acoustic rock performed by Andy Kuusisto of The Libertine Project and Ed Cusati. Mariela’s is at 71B Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-3424 for more information.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Live Music at North Star: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dennis Collins and Mike DiMeo will perform at the North Star restaurant in Pound Ridge. Collins, who is accompanied on piano by DiMeo, has recorded with stars such as Roberta Flack, Sting, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill. North Star is at 85 Westchester Ave. in Pound Ridge. Call 914-764-0200 for more information.
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