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Get Out to the Irish Festival, Canoe Race or a Night of Burlesque

Four fun events in town this weekend, plus the Irish Festival in Danbury

When/Where: Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave Ext, Danbury

Why Go: The 17th Annual Greater Danbury Irish Festival will feature an Irish Cultural Tent, vendors, entertainers, Irish beverage and food and a children's area with games and crafts. Musical guests include: The Mighty Ploughboys, The Highland Rovers, Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums, Fiona Malloy, Tipperary Knights, Ed Ryan, Keltic Kick, Barleyjuice, The Police Pipes and Drums of Waterbury, The Screaming Orphans, and Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. The Gray School of Irish dance will perform. 

Price: $12

When/Where: Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. , 99 Federal Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Reduce your risk of identity theft. Shred and destroy your confidential documents and personal files by the box full at the Newtown Savings Bank Brookfield Branch. All proceeds benefit Brookfield Social Services.

Price: $5 for a small box/ $10 for a large box

When/Where: Saturday, September 24, 5 p.m. , 3 Production Drive Ste 3, Brookfield

Why Go: The Room is proud to present: Rumble @ The Room — Battle of the Bands sponsored by Factory Underground and Rt 7 Music, who will be providing some of the great prizes in this battle of the bands event. Check out the link above for a full list of prizes and sign-up information.

Price: $12

When/Where: Saturday, September 24, 7 p.m. , 265 Federal Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Come out for a night with the girls. Inspired by the movie Burlesque and Christina's amazing performance in it, Kaysa and Mary Beth are creating a steamy evening with fun music, sassy attire and tantalizing fun. Learn the attitude, develop the class and sass that makes burlesque so seductive. Wear your favorite heels, a sparkly top, booty, shorts, fishnets or whatever floats your boat. There will be no nudity, just fun and fancy costumes.

Price: $36

When/Where: Sunday, September 25, 9 a.m. , 500 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield

Why Go: Brookfield Park and Recreation, The Housatonic Valley River Trail, The Connecticut Water Trails Association, The Housatonic Valley Paddle Club and The Still River Alliance will be sponsoring the fifth annual Candlewood Lake Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit the Still River. This race was established to help raise monies to continue the environmental stewardship work and help to pay for maintaining the Still River since all funding at the local, state and federal level has been eliminated. Go to the link above for more information about the Still River and the race.

Price: Registration for this event is closed

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