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“Michael Dweck: Blunderbust” exhibition opens April 11

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Michael Dweck: Blunderbust, his first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open April 11th, with a reception for the artist 6-8pm, and will be on view through June 1st, 2024. Dweck is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily known for working in photography, most notably for his series documenting niche socio-cultural identities such as Mermaids, Habana Libre, and The End: Montauk. Over the years his artistic practice expanded to sculpture and filmmaking, and more recently he has delved into painting. The gallery will be presenting Blunderbust, Dweck’s first paintings from the multi-media corpus that also includes photography, sculpture, installations, and a feature documentary. For over 70 years, the Long Island car raceways were a vital part of its small-town, blue-collar culture. Dweck grew up minutes from Freeport Stadium known for a survival-of-the-fittest type of racing rallies, “somewhere between NASCAR and Mad Max, whose wild theater – jostling colors and stench of gas and burnt rubber, the cacophony of screeching tires and crashing metal” made for some of the artist’s early memories. As is the fate of many such enclaves, Freeport was replaced by a strip mall in 1983, and in 2007 Dweck […]

2024 Instructors Salon At Silvermine Galleries April 13th – May 16th

Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan

Please join us at Silvermine Galleries for the 2024 Instructors Salon on view from April 13th-May 16th. The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators offering courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines, while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish. Our award-winning School of Art is the preeminent learning destination for visual arts in Fairfield County with more than 1,100 courses and workshops and approximately 4,000 enrollments throughout the year — for the beginner as well as the professional. All are welcome to attend the Artists Reception Saturday April 13th, 2-4pm. "Hidden And Reveal (Chart Oak)" Artist - Evelyn Harvey

New Canaan Annual Fishing Derby

Mill Pond New Canaan

Kids will try to catch the biggest and best trout during the annual fishing derby at Mill Pond on April 20th from 8AM-11AM, with first lines in at 8:30 AM sharp. A secret stocking of the pond with plenty of trout will take place ahead of Derby Day. Children ages 15 and younger (ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult) will compete for special prizes awarded in several categories including the first boy and first girl to catch a fish and the largest fish caught.

Pleasantville Farmers Market

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Outdoors 10 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville

Shop a dynamic, year-round, full inspected Farmers Market! 8:30-1:00pm every Saturday. See you at Memorial Plaza!

Take it or Leave it!

Bedford Hills Train Station

Take it or Leave it - Open again! Every Saturday through October. (Saturdays through October) 10:00am -12:00 pm Train Station Commuter Lot in Bedford Hills Leave a gently used item, find a treasure! You never know what you'll find at the TIOLI.

Redeemable Bottle and Can Collection to Benefit Filling in The Blanks

New Canaan Farmers Market 244 Elm Street, New Canaan

Planet New Canaan, Planet New Canaan Youth Board and The Boy Scouts will be collecgting redeemable cans and bottles on Saturday, April 20th at the New Canaan Farms Market from 10am to 2pm at the Lumberyard Parking Lot off Elm Street. All proceeds from the collection will be donated to Filling In The Blanks. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Free Saturday at the Aldrich Museum

Aldrich Museum 258 Main St, Ridgefield

Visit the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a Discovery Tour of Raven Halfmoon, Yvette Mayorga, Chiffon Thomas, and Ping Zheng's exhibitions at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

Grace Farms Earth Day Celebration

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

Spend time connecting with the natural world and explore all corners of Grace Farms’ natural landscape – from the far-reaching groves of trees to the tranquil pond, brimming with life. This year’s activities invite you to: Learn from nature with Horticulture Director and butterfly expert Kimberly Kelly, Master Gardener Lauren Elliott, and our team of Educators Encounter rescued animals from Animal Embassy Discover the birds that call Grace Farms their home Participate in nature-inspired artmaking that explores the variety of sounds heard in nature

Rouvenat, Vever & Oscar Massin Sustainable Jewelry Show

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

Save the date to celebrate Earth Day and Mother's Day: Lisa Sher-Chambers, Yana Landsaat, and Pierre Bolze cordially invite you to preview the heritage collections of Rouvenat and Vever, and Oscar Massin, three heritage brands widely celebrated as the first to use 100% climate-neutral, lab-grown diamonds set in recycled 18k gold. With a unique European legacy, these three brands sustainably exemplify luxurious and elegant designs, using recycled precious metals, lab-grown diamonds, and repurposed gemstones. Pierre Bolze, Partner and International Business Development Director, LUXIMPACT, will be attending from Paris to discuss these three brands' history and designs. Lisa and Yana will be here to discuss styling the pieces. Please RSVP or contact Lisa at [email protected] or (970) 987-2654. Private showings will be available with advance notice. A portion of proceeds to benefit Bedford Playhouse

Ela Flowers Anniversary

Ela Flowers 73 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge

Come celebrate Ela Flowers Anniversary and Expansion! Live music by "Eleven Steps Shy", flowers, gifts, fizz, and nibbles!

The Lego Movie – Sensory Friendly Screening

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

This is a Sensory-Friendly Screening for the neurodivergent community presented in partnership with the Inclusive Initiative. Director: Christopher Miller, Phil Lord Run Time: 100 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2014 Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Will Ferrell The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie follows Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmett is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. This is a Sensory-Friendly Screening. This monthly series will screen a family film in a safe and accepting environment. We are turning sound levels down and keeping the lights on low. Sing along, talk, dance, cry, walk around or shout. Everyone is welcome. Presented in partnership with the Inclusive Initiative.

All Ages Discovery Tour at the Aldrich

Aldrich Museum 258 Main St, Ridgefield

Free; Pre-registration recommended Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? This free, interactive tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

Katonah Spring Art Walk

Downtown Katonah Katonah

What happens during the Katonah Art Walk? Live music in our Gazebo, art galleries and shops listed on the map are open and hosting special art centric events, and inspiring pop-ups along the avenue - plus each Katonah Art Walk typically hosts a special guest food truck! There is always something interesting to see! 

Jukebox Saturday Night

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

From the producers of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, comes JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT – a Playhouse debut! Get ready to be transported back to America’s Swing Era with a musical review of the great Big Bands of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. This energetic group of instrumentalists and vocalists will be performing the greatest hits as recorded by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Lunceford, Artie Shaw, Bunny Berigan, and more! Plus, the show will feature songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, and Bob Eberly, among others.