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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

Moms for Moms Diaper Drive

The Community Center of Northern Westchester 196 Katonah Ave, Katonah

Moms for Moms was conceived by local mothers to help alleviate the financial burden on mothers struggling to provide for their babies. CCNW's 8th annual Moms for Moms Drive will take place May 1st through May 15th. Shockingly, 1 in 3 low-income families can't afford these very necessary items. We hope you will consider supporting this drive! Donate in person or order directly from our amazon wishlist! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/22FUUVCY8XWU1/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

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The Glass House Site’s Newly Restored Brick House (1949) Opening May 2nd

The Glass House 199 Elm Street, New Canaan

The Glass House site’s newly restored Brick House (1949) opening May 2nd – December 15th. The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announces the complete restoration of the historic Brick House (1949) designed by Philip Johnson. Completed just months before the Glass House, the Brick House was an integral part of the architect’s original plan for the site, offering two essential halves to a single composition. Closed t the public since 2008 due to ongoing damage from water infiltration, it has left half of the property’s core architectural story untold. The National Trust has secured $1.8 million to restore, renovate, and conserve the Brick House and its collections. Restoring the Glass House campus to its full glory as a National Historic Landmark will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Glass House in 2024.The Brick House, aka the “Guest House,” is an essential foil to the glass pavilion it faces. Clad in iron spot brick laid in a Flemish bond pattern, the structures are linked by a grassy court and offer a lesson in contrasts. The Brick House served as both a guest house and a retreat for Johnson and his partner, David Whitney until […]

Learn to Play Mah Jongg Thursday Class

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

Learn to play Mah Jongg! Our new beginner class will introduce you to this exciting, social, competitive game that can be mastered with practice, strategy and a little bit of luck. This rummy-like game is played with a set of tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Learn how to assemble the tiles into specific patterns and formulate a hand based on an easy-to-read Mah Jongg card. This class includes (3) 2-hour sessions with an experienced instructor (game sets provided). A minimum of 6 people required for this class. Please note, there will be an additional $15 cost for the 2024 National Mah Jongg League card.

Spring Wine Fest

Nod Hill Brewery 137 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield

Join us for a Spring Wine Fest on Thursday, May 2nd at Nod Hill Brewery presented by Ancona’s Wines & Liquors in support of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy 40+ organic wines, Nod Hill beers, cheese, charcuterie, veggie grazing boards and more as we celebrate Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine. Tickets are $40. Save up to 15% on wine purchases at the event. Portion of the event proceeds benefit the RSO!

Mianus River Gorge Spring Wingding

Bedford, NY

The Spring Wingding is a community celebration of the Mianus River Gorge, a local treasure and an oasis of protected land and water resources in the Mianus River Watershed. The protected lands provide habitat for hundreds of species of animals and plants, including a rare old-growth forest with thousands of ancient hemlock trees. But the Mianus River Gorge does much more than protect the watershed. MRG’s wildlife biologists conduct applied ecology research and work collaboratively on regional initiatives that positively impact the health and sustainability of our shared natural resources. MRG also offers three innovative, interrelated research-based education programs to address real-world conservation problems brought on by urbanization. Students engaged in these programs work together to create a rich scientific learning community tasked with developing a better understanding of our local ecology. We look forward to telling you more and welcoming you for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at this festive spring party. Attire: Spring Festive tickets $250pp: https://mianus.org/events/mianus-river-gorge-spring-wingding/

Sandwich Generation Panel

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien

The DCA invites to an evening of guidance for the Sandwich Generation and beyond. Learn from a panel of local senior experts and connect with others who are navigating similar responsibilities and challenges as we face complex life transitions ahead. Join us for a reception at 6:30pm followed by the panel presentation with Q&A from 7:00-8:00pm. Admission is free. Please register here.

Katonah Classic Stage Presents God of Carnage

Whippoorwill Hall at the North Castle Library Armonk

Dive into a whirlpool of societal clashes, exposing the wild undercurrents lurking beneath the veneer of refined decorum. The 2009 Tony Winner for Best Play, Yasmina Reza’s darkly hilarious satire, GOD OF CARNAGE, unravels the thin veil of civility that masks our primal instincts. “Ms. Reza’s streamlined anatomy of the human animal incite the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching” – The New York Times  5/2 at 7 p.m. (Preview) 5/3 at 8 p.m (OPENING NIGHT) 5/4 at 7 p.m (Talk Back) 5/5 at 2 p.m. (Talk Back) 5/10 at 7 p.m. (Talk Back) 5/11 at 2 p.m.(Talk Back)  & 7 p.m. 5/12 at 2 p.m.

The Trail Running Film Festival

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

The Trail Running Film Festival (TRFF) is thrilled to announce the official lineup of films for the highly anticipated 2024 tour. Curated to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, these eight films embody the adventurous spirit and triumph of trail running. Izta Directed by Rabbitwolf Creative Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl. Know To Run: Yatika Directed by Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone Know to Run focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable. Red Needle Directed by Dom Bush and Simon Sylvester Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. Red Needle explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey. Brian Reynolds: The Leadville Trail 100 Directed by Michael Grasela Brian Reynolds […]

JEFFERSON STARSHIP

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

With a unique fusion of psychedelic and progressive rock, Jefferson Starship broke onto the scene in the 1970s. Praised for their electrifying performances and innovative sound, Jefferson Starship has captivated audiences with their iconic music and stage presence for about 50 years. With countless chart-topping hits to their name, including “Jane,” “Miracles,” “Find Your Way Back,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,”  the group has stood the test of time and left their mark on the psychedelic rock genre. Their songs are timeless classics, resonating with fans for multiple generations. The band includes original member David Freiberg, drummer Donny Baldwin, keyboardist Chris Smith, guitarist Jude Gold, and singer and guitarist Cathy Richardson. As they approach their 50th anniversary, the band looks to the future with the spirit of exploration that was instilled by founding member Paul Kantner.