Valley Shakespeare Festival will open its 2014 season with a kick-off celebration at Derby’s Twisted Vine Restaurant on Friday, Feb. 21, from 5-9 p.m.

“Cocktails with Shakespeare” will take place on the restaurant’s lower level and, in addition to revealing the title of the company’s summer production, will feature prizes, live entertainment, cash bar and a variety of appetizers prepared by the Twisted Vine’s chef for the admission fee of $10 per person.

Twisted Vine Restaurant, at 285 Main St. in Derby, is a sponsor of Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at 203-513-9446 or