The E List

An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline


Legacy Theatre Presents “Masters of Puppets”

The Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford, United States

We kick off our 2023 Mainstage Season with the world premiere of MASTERS OF PUPPETS! Join us for the production who features a star-studded cast from the world of primetime television.

$25 – $50

Ivoryton Playhouse Presents On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Treat yourself with tickets to On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson an Oscar winner, two Golden Globes, a Writers Guild Award and a Broadway Drama Guild Award for Best Play. A heartwarming and hilarious show about generations of a family learning to communicate and to care.

102nd Elected Artist Exhibition & Ship To Shore

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, United States

102nd Elected Artist Exhibition showcases artists who are torchbearers of the American representational tradition and Ship to Shore: A Marine Show featuring styles that explore sea life and the lives of those who live along the shoreline.

Cirque De La Vie featuring the work of Bo Bartlett

Lyme Academy, Old Lyme, CT 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, CT, United States

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to announce Cirque De La Vie, an exhibition of works by acclaimed American artist Bo Bartlett. Opening May 6 at the Academy's Chauncey Stillman Gallery.

The Garden is Open ~ and we love Volunteers!

Common Good Gardens 336 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

We need you! Come volunteer with Common Goods Gardens and help provide produce to Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.

Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders!

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT, United States

Head to NBMAA to experience the magical world of Walter Wick famously known for his first children’s book series I SPY which established Wick as one of the most celebrated photographic illustrators of all time.

David Dunlop Show Opening May 19 at Susan Powell Fine Art

Susan Powell Fine Art 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, United States

Globally collected artist and Connecticut treasure, David Dunlop, will be presenting his new collection of landscapes and cityscapes in his solo show Luminous Atmospheres at Susan Powell Fine Art.

First Friday in Chester, CT

The Merchants of Chester 1 Maple Street Suite 106, Chester, CT

Please join the Merchants of Chester for our monthly First Friday celebration.

Summer Cooking Classes by Weekend Kitchen, Essex

Weekend Kitchen 16 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

Our summer cooking classes are here with some of the best chefs on the shoreline. We strive to make cooking a fun as well as educational experience. From vegans to carnivores, there is a class for every palate!

A Royal Tea, Posh Nosh

Old Lyme Inn 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, United States

Celebrate the King's Birthday with a Royal and tea and some of the Queen's favorite treats.

$25 – $40

Spring Soiree with Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London, CT, United States

Join us for an delectable dinner party under twinkling lights on the Museum lawn including cocktails, music, online and in-person auctions.

Tour De Lyme

An event you do not want to miss! Family friendly routes to serious cyclists, plus a food truck picnic at the finish, to benefit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. If not a rider, but want to support your family and friends? Come to the picnic and enjoy food trucks, beer and music.

Headshot Day!

Kelley Norcia Photography 179 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT, United States

Book your headshots with Kelley Norcia Photography! Headshots that reflect your Brand and your Personality.


Grand Opening Celebration, Essex Village

Prive-Swiss Wellness, Essex Village 10 Main Street, Essex

Join us for mini treatments, spa snacks, discounts and more at the Sip & Tour of the new luxurious Grand Opening of Prive Swiss.


Madison Lyric Stage Presents Tony Kushner’s Angels in America

Deacon John Grave House 581 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT, United States

Madison Lyric Stage brings to the Shoreline Tony Kushner's two part Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play Millennium Approaches: Angels in America Part I. Arrive before the performance to enjoy music of the ‘80s, along with a signature cocktail and more.


2023 Connecticut Sea Music Festival

Maritime Music & Tradition Society PO Box 611, Essex, CT

Join us at the Second Annual Connecticut Sea Music Festival! It’s an international crew who will make the Festival a true celebration of the work and songs of sailors, boatmen, fishers, longshoremen, and all folk who labored on the world’s oceans and waterways.

Connecticut Early Music Festival 2023

Connecticut Early Music Society

Join the Connecticut Early Music Society when they present their 41st Annual Festival with music to include works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Bach among others.

19th Annual CT Open House Day 2023

Connecticut Office of Tourism 450 Columbus Blvd., Suite 5, Hartford, CT

Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual CT Open House Day 2023 and explore all CT has to offer.

2023 Wellness Beach Retreats

Love Your Mental Health 5 West Main Street, Chester, CT, United States

From Old Saybrook's Main Street to Saybrook Manor Beach, this day long retreat is designed to love yourself completely through self care.


Juneteenth Celebration of Jazz & Poetry

The Side Door 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, United States

In honor of Juneteenth on the lawn of The Side Door Jazz Club will be a celebration quartet led by New Haven jazz legend Jesse Hameen II and Connecticut poets Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, Rhonda Ward, and Antoinette Brim-Bell.

Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Town Green

Essex Town Green 12 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

The 5th Annual Summer Arts festival hosted by Spectrum Art Gallery and Arts Center Killingworth presents award-winning artists and fine artisans from Connecticut and the tri-state area.


House & Garden Tour of The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Estate

The Mount Edith Wharton Home & Garden 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA, United States

Join Timeless Living Designs for a historical house and garden tour of a of famed author and one of America’s first Interior Decorators.


2023 Summer Block Party @ The Silo

Beer'd Brewing - The Silo 225 Leonard Drive, Groton, CT

Join Beer'd Brewing Co., Outer Light Brewing Company and Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island some of the best local Connecticut & Rhode Island breweries for craft beer, live music,

Tour Of Remarkable Homes

Organized and hosted by the Madison Historical Society, the popular Tour of Remarkable Homes provides the rare opportunity for guests to explore some of Madison’s most unique private residences.

$40 – $45

Celebrate Saybrook Street Party

Kick-off a great summer at the Celebrate Saybrook Street Party! Join us for an afternoon of live music, food, craft beer, an eclectic mix of vendors and lots of family fun.

Summer Concert Series at the FloGris

Florence Griswold Museum 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT, United States

This summer pack a picnic and head to the FloGris for a mid-week evening of music, food and fun with friends.

Walter Wick Summer Camp

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT, United States

Register now for the Hidden Wonders Summer Camp—a half-day art summer camp related to upcoming special exhibition Walter Wick: Hidden Wonders!

DK Movement Cares 5K Run

Bridge Community Church 43 School Street, Bristol, CT, United States

Come and join us in Bristol for our First Annual 5K Run, a portion of the proceeds raised will go to The Agape House Homeless Outreach of Bristol and The Bristol Special Olympic.

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Ninigret Park 4890A Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI, United States

Join us for the 25th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival taking place at Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI!