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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

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.

Grace Farms Tour

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

Sip complementary tea in the Pavilion and follow a guided architectural tour exploring the site-specific art installations, sustainable design, and curated interiors in each volume of the double LEED-certified River building, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning firm, SANAA. With open architecture designed to break down barriers between people and nature, the River building embodies the Foundation’s mission to create more grace and peace in our local and global communities. SANAA and Grace Farms were awarded the 2014/2015 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Grace Farms was also honored with the AIA National 2017 Architecture Honor Award and AIA Connecticut 2016 Design Honor Award. Approved for AIA CES 1.5 LU $25 for nonmembers, free for members

The Battle of Ridgefield Walking Tours

Ridgefield, CT

On Saturday, April 27, 2024 the Ridgefield Historical Society will host one hour long walking tours at 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, and 12:00pm to commemorate the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield, which took place on April 27, 1777. This was the only inland engagement of the Revolutionary War fought in Connecticut and we will commemorate the courage of a vastly outnumbered Patriot force led by Generals David Wooster, Benedict Arnold, and Gold Selleck Silliman, who confronted a force of 2,000 British troops that had burned Danbury. The Battle of Ridgefield Walking Tour is a “living history” event produced by the Ridgefield Historical Society under the direction of local luminary Dr. Darla Shaw. Revolutionary War characters will be brought to life by actors in period costumes, including Benedict Arnold, General Tryon, and Anna Stebbins, among others, who will be stationed at stops along the east side of Main Street, beginning at the Battle of Ridgefield sign at Casagmo, and ending at the British cannonball lodged in Keeler Tavern. The tour is around one mile long, an hour in length, and each stop will feature a short, entertaining, and informative performance. Tours will take place rain or shine and will be capped at 20 people per group. Park at the nearest public […]

Gardening Workshop | Compost and Soil

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

Composting is a simple way to reduce waste and build healthy soil. During this backyard composting workshop led by Master Gardener Lauren Elliott, learn how to repurpose your kitchen scraps and garden debris into a homemade compost that enriches soil health for gardens, meadows, trees, and lawns. This is part of our monthly gardening series.

Artists in Conversation: John Edmonds and Sanford Biggers

Katonah Museum of Art 134 Jay Street, Katonah

Artist Sanford Biggers speaks with guest curator John Edmonds about his practice and process relating to the exhibition's themes. The LA-born, New York-based artist will discuss how he draws upon various artistic and spiritual traditions to rethink canonical art history, challenging and expanding its definitions. In-person Members $10. Non-members $15. Refreshments will follow the program.

Hard Headed Comedy

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills

An entertaining night of laughter, community, and good vibes as Hard Headed Comedy hits Bedford Hills! Hard Headed Comedy is getting Bedford and surrounding communities off the couch for a Netflix special worthy night of stand-up comedy on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Bedford “Comedy” House - aka the Bedford Community House at 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills. Your lineup of Hard Headed Comedians include: Luz Michelle | Host | (Hard Headed Comedy, Dear Luz) Rachel Green (Peacock, Netflix) Michael Brigante (Prime, Spotify) Shelly Colman (Ladies of Laughter, Boston comedy Festival) But wait, there's more! There will also be delicious buffet dinner available and beverages for guests to enjoy at the show. Ticket options include: ·        Show + Dinner - doors @ 6:15 ·        Show Only - doors @ 7:15 Grab your partner, call the babysitter, and make plans with your Mom (or Dad) squad! This is a comedy event you won't want to miss, and trust us when we say, tickets will sell out FAST. Secure your spot now and spread the word.

YACHT ROCK The Darien Foundation

Tokeneke club 4 Butlers Island Road, Darien

The Darien Foundation’s signature Yacht Rock benefit at the Tokeneke Club!

Little Women in Concert

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan

Connecticut Stage Company presents their second show in their inaugural season, Little Women in Concert. Performances will be April 27 at 7:00 pm & April 28 at 2:00 pm at New Canaan Library. The show will be lead by two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin as Marmee & Broadway’s Kennedy Caughell as Jo. The cast is rounded out by Cara Rose DiPietro, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Francesca Mehrotra, Ethan Riordan, Jack Shapiro, Michael F. McGuirk, Donna Schilke, and Bill Squier. Tickets are a suggested $30 donation

Beauty & Logic | Resonance at Grace Farms

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

“Everything Dances” This April, explore resonance, a word layered with social and relational meaning. In physics, it appears as a division by zero; in music, it gives rise to phenomena including the mechanics of horns and acoustical feedback. Beauty and Logic is a unique math-meets-music experience exploring the sounds we love and the equations that make them possible. These educational concerts, fusing bold musical performances with brief dives into the math behind the sounds and vibrations, are hosted by Grace Farms Music Director, saxophonist, and trained mathematician, Marcus G. Miller, who performs with this band, IMW. About Marcus G. Miller   Marcus Miller began studying saxophone at age nine and developed a passion that put him on stage at 13. With gifts extending beyond music, he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Mathematics. After a short stint at a major hedge fund he moved to New York City to pursue music. He soon developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player, while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-Winning Engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockman (Notorious B.I.G, Herbie Hancock, D’Angelo). Marcus has performed at the Obama White House, Madison Square Garden, The World Economic Forum at Davos, The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Late Show with […]

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra: Transcendent

Anne S. Richardson Auditorium - Ridgefield 700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield

RSO will close the 23-24 season with TRANSCENDENT. Wonderful musicialsn of the RSO will be playing Son et Lumière by Steven Stucky, Maurice Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suite No 2 and ending with Concerto for Orchestra by Witold Lutoslawski. tickets: 203-438-3889

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Extending their run as the most-presented artist at the Playhouse, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes return for their 18th live performance on our stage! With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like “I Don’t Want To Go Home, “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town,” “The Fever,” “This Time It’s For Real,” and “Talk To Me.” The Jukes’ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, Stonesy rock and roll. Having played thousands of live performances around the world and amassed a legion of dedicated fans, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to expound their signature Jersey Shore sound – all for the sheer joy of it. https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/southside-johnny-and-the-asbury-jukes-2/

The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

Version of Lewis Carroll's classic created by The Manhattan Project under the direction of under the direction of André Gregory. Definitely not your mother’s “Alice,” this rarely revived 1970’s Off-Broadway sensation is an exuberant, funny and strikingly relevant fantasy version of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, accompanying Alice down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass where madness awaits at every turn. Director Peter Green offers a fresh new revival of the acclaimed 1970’s Off-Broadway smash hit that invigorated experimental theatre and captivated audiences around the world. Join cast talk-backs after the show on Sunday, 4/28; Friday, 5/3; Sunday, 5/5; Friday, 5/10. Saturday night “Tipsy Tea Parties” offering wine and spiked tea for a donation; special Mother’s Day pre-show Tea Party, reservations required. The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland runs Weekends from April 26 – May 12, Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.  Not recommended for children under ten. Tickets and information at TPNC.org.