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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

Bedford 2030 Greenlight Award™ Finals

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills

We are thrilled to welcome friends, family, and community members to the 9th annual Greenlight Award™ finals! This year, the presentations will occur at the Bedford Hills Community House from 10:00am-12:00pm, and the winners will be announced at the Bedford 2030 Earth Day Festival at 1:00pm!

FAMILY MATINEE: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

Start your engines. You’re about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! With its clever tunes (including the Oscar-nominated title song), marvelous cast and enchanting storyline, this delightful romp is lots of fun and simply “toot sweet” to pass up! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives – but also flies and floats – as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure.

Bedford 2030 Earth Day Festival 2024

Bedford Hills Train Station

Bedford 2030 invites you to an Earth Day festival at the Bedford Hills Train Station on Sunday, April 21st from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  The event will feature live music, family fun, and tips and resources for a healthier yard and community.  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before! Community organizations and earth-friendly businesses will join together with activities and advice to join the Climate Action Now movement! The festival will showcase easy and impactful ways to grow climate-friendly yards, eat sustainably, and protect natural resources for a healthier planet. Local experts will be on hand to simplify green incentives, lead activities for visitors of all ages, and work with community members to take action in every part of our lives. This free festival will be located inside and outside the Bedford Hills Train station from noon – 3pm. Stop by and support the organizations, businesses, and people who keep Bedford and Beyond beautiful!

Children’s Author Visit with Alan Katz

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Join us as author Alan Katz visits the Library! Alan will talk about his writing process, sharing some funny stories and answering questions! Afterwards Alan will be available to sign books. Author Alan Katz Alan Katz has written 50+ highly acclaimed books for young readers. A frequent presenter at regional and national conferences/festivals, he’s received numerous state awards for his titles, notably Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Got Your Nose!, OOPS!, Stinky Thinking, and Are You Quite Polite? Alan is the co-author (with the Today Show’s Dylan Dreyer) of Misty the Cloud, an October 2021 New York Times Bestseller. His other recent titles include Elf Academy: Trouble in Toyland, Really Stupid Stories for Really Smart Kids, three Lieographies (Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart and Thomas Edison), and the first five books in the Society of Substitutes series. Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for TV series including The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Tony Danza Show, several Nickelodeon and PBS Kids series, animated shows Pinkalicious, Taz-Mania and Goof Troop, and network specials including the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards and A Rosie Christmas. Alan also hosted a long-running game show on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live […]

Cabaret Concert Featuring Nick Depuy

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

On the heels of opening up for The Spin Doctors, local singer-songwriter Nick Depuy will be returning to the DCA for a private concert launching his new artist project D'PEW, which will feature songs spanning Nick's musical journey including his most recent Nashville Sessions. Enjoy an afternoon cabaret experience with table seating and refreshments. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Treetops Chamber Music Society Concert at the Carriage Barn Arts Center

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

2024 Treetops Chamber Music Society Concerts: 3/24: Horszowski Trio and Friends: Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet 4/21: Balourdet Quartet: Mozart and Beethoven Quartets, plus Clarinet Quintet 5/19: Cassatt String Quartet and Magdalena Baczewska: Brahms Piano Quintet https://www.treetopscms.org/

Ben Folds and a Piano – at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. The Emmy-nominated musician tours as a pop artist, while also performing with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Ben Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. Hear hit songs including “The Luckiest,” “Rockin’ the Suburbs,” and more at this unique show featuring Folds’ piano and vocal prowess completely solo. A longtime advocate for arts and music education funding, Ben launched a music education charitable initiative which provides funds and keyboards to existing nonprofits that provide free or affordable music lessons to children. https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/ben-folds-and-a-piano/