Classical music performances—orchestral to vocal—are held regularly at the Danbury Music Centre (256 Main St., 203/748-1716, www.danbury.org/musicctr ).
Part of Western Connecticut State University, Berkshire Theatre (Osborne St., 203/837-8732) puts on dramatic productions by students.
Afterward, grab a nightcap or dessert at Hat City Ale House (253 Main St., 203/790-4287), which also hosts a mishmash of live music by local performers.
Danbury’s  various ethnic communities outdo each other every year with elaborate cultural festivals. The season starts with souvlaki and ouzo at Greek Experience (203/748-2992, early June), moves to macaroni and grappa at the Italian Festival (early Aug.), and concludes with fish-and-chips and Guinness at the Danbury Irish Festival (203/730-8211, early Sept.).
Lovers of food from all over the world converge on A Taste of Greater Danbury (203/792-1711, www.citycenterdanbury.com , mid-Sept.), which features food stalls from the area’s gourmet restaurants lining the green alongside children’s activities and craft vendors.