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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

Free

Kids Ballet

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills

BALLET Instructor: Lauren Muccino Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Learn the various positions and develop grace and balance. Class consists of warm up at the “barre,” floor stretches, center dance, and free-form freeze dance. Come dance like a ballerina and perform in the showcase at the end of the session. Ballet slippers, tights, and leotard preferred, but comfortable clothing and sneakers are welcome as well. FOR: Grades K – 5 DAY: Fridays DATES: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 LOCATION: Bedford Hills Memorial Park (Bedford Hills Community House during inclement weather) FEE: $150 Residents, $185 Non-Residents FOR: Grades K – 2 TIME: 4:15 – 5:00pm ACTIVITY #: 142106C FOR: Grades 3+ TIME: 5:15 – 6:00p

Sunset Wine Party: Spring ’24 Edition

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan

Come experience the New Canaan edition of the Sunset Wine Party at the Carriage Barn! Join us in celebrating the simple pleasures in life during a magical evening surrounded by inspiring works for the current exhibit at the Carriage Barn Arts Center… Taste over 20 wines at the BMW of Darien Grand Wine tasting room as you swirl your way through their different styles curated by Sommlike Sample decadent bites from the dedicated grazing tables Be uplifted by great DJ sessions Get a full glass of white, red or rosé at our Wine by the Glass Bar Order the wines you love and get them delivered right to your door!

First Fridays: Art Lillard’s On Time Quartet

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

Art Lillard’s On Time Quartet plays jazz, swing, blues, Latin, and standards from the American Songbook. Performances by this swinging combo feature great ensemble playing along with inspired soloing.  The On Time Band has performed at many venues in the greater New York area and produced a recording, It’s Time, on the Summit Records label. Art Lillard has been playing for over thirty-five years on New York’s swing and blues circuit. He is known for his ability to “read” an audience and its changing moods. Art keeps the room hopping from the first downbeat to the very last note. Show begins at 6:30pm.  Admission is free, no reservation required.

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 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.