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“Michael Dweck: Blunderbust” exhibition opens April 11

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut

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, CT, United States

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

SCULPT & GLOW WITH FRENCH FARMACIE

Scout in Pound Ridge

Learn how to use facial massage tools to lift, sculpt, and boost radiance with the founder of French Farmacie. Light refreshments provided and something special to take home!

La Maison Fête Party Series: Stationary Night

La Miason Fete 11 Court Road, Bedford, NY, United States

Join La Maison Fête for part 2 of their PARTY SERIES - this time focusing on stationary with artist and Creative Director Happy Menocal PAPER, INK & SOMETHING TO DRINK: Get ready for a creative evening at the Part Series! Create your own notecards, fill in dinner menus, place cards, and invitations under the expert guidance of Happy Menocal. All materials included. email: [email protected] - to reserve your spot $145pp

Open Mic Night

Bedford Hills Train Station

Try your talent or come cheer on your neighbors at this fun and friendly, monthly open mic night!

An Evening With Lidia Bastianich

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT, United States

Join the venerable Lidia Bastianich for a discussion, Q&A and book signing in the Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium. Tickets to this fundraising event include a copy of Lidia’s From Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made with Love for All Occasions cookbook, a personal collection of more than a hundred favorite family recipes, from the best-selling, award-winning "doyenne of Italian cooking" (The New York Times). Nothing brings a family together like food. And no one knows food like Lidia Bastianich. In this inviting, deeply personal new cookbook, she shares the dishes she cooks for those she loves the most. This is the first book Lidia has written since the death of her mother, Nonna, who was beloved not just by Lidia’s family but by millions of cookbook and TV fans. With all the family stories and passed-down recipes, in many ways, this book can be seen as a tribute to Nonna. Proceeds from this event benefit New Canaan Library. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please contact Allison Zinczenko at [email protected] with any questions.

SHAWN COLVIN & KT TUNSTALL TOGETHER ON STAGE

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

On this tour, Shawn Colvin and KT Tunstall will perform their hit songs accompanied by each other. About Shawn Colvin: With a career spanning over five decades, Shawn Colvin is a multi-faceted talent praised for her lasting impact on American folk music. She stopped the industry in its tracks with her arresting 1989 debut, Steady On. The following spring, Colvin took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, establishing herself as a mainstay in the singer-songwriter genre. In the ensuing 30 years, Colvin has won three GRAMMY Awards, released thirteen superlative albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work. About KT Tunstall: The Grammy® nominated Scottish Musician burst onto the music scene with her 2004 multi-platinum debut, Eye to the Telescope, which spawned the global hits “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and “Suddenly I See.” These songs, paired with her pioneering looping skills, established Tunstall as a captivating and dynamic must see performer, as well as an immensely talented songwriter with a knack for balancing introspective folk and propulsive rock. Today, with 12 […]

National Audubon Day Nature Walk

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT, United States

In honor of National Audubon Day on Friday, April 26th, join local friends and neighbors for a community walk through the DCA Nature Trail and explore the Bird Sanctuary. The DCA supports the National Audubon Society's mission of building a brighter future for birds by preserving and protecting their habitats. The 4-acre Bird Sanctuary was developed 10 years ago to provide a place where birds can thrive. Meet at the trail entrance (behind the DCA building) at 9am for the walk and stay for coffee and delicious pastries provided by NEAT afterward. This event is free to the public but please sign up to let us know you plan to attend.

Event Series Kids Ballet

Kids Ballet

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY, United States

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

Paint ‘n Sip Night at 850º

850 Degrees Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant 424 Main St, Ridgefield, CT, United States

Join us for a fun-filled evening of creativity at Paint ‘N Sip @ 850 in collaboration with CY Collective and local artist Pat Rios! This in-person event will be held in the private room across the courtyard. No prior painting experience is required – Pat will guide you step-by-step. Whether you come alone or with friends, it’s the perfect way to relax, unwind, and have a great time. Early Bird Pricing $65/person until April 19th. $75/person after April 19th. Pricing includes all painting materials, one glass of house wine, and finger foods to munch on during the class. Additional wine will be available for purchase.

Tracy Morgan at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

Tracy Morgan is one of the most well-respected comedians and actors in his field and is embarking on his latest nationwide stand-up tour. Known for starring on seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show, 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan.” Morgan received an Emmy Nomination in the Supporting Actor category for his work on the show and was nominated multiple years for the Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The cast of the show also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best Ensemble in a Comedy Series before the beloved series came to an end in January 2013. Morgan can be seen in four seasons of TBS’ The Last OG, which he also executive produced and starred in. He can be seen in Amazon’s Coming 2 America alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, which was released in March 2021. He also appeared in Warner Brothers Scoob!, Paramount’s What Men Want, opposite Taraji P. Henson, and voiced the role of “Fox” in Netflix’s 2019 series Green Eggs & Ham. Morgan’s stand up special Staying Alive was released globally on Netflix in May 2017. Prior, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 […]