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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 […]

Spectrum – Contemporary Art Show at the Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT, United States

Spectrum is a juried exhibition of original, contemporary artwork by local and regional artists, and invites submissions in all media. All entries must have been created within the past two years and not previously exhibited at the Carriage Barn. The juror Sam Wilson, a founding director of Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, reviewed original works in all media that celebrate and explore the connection between Art & Music. For centuries, artists and musicians have inspired each other through their creative expression. Significant artistic movements such as Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism evolved out of the visual interpretation of rhythm and sounds. Both art and music share the power to evoke and inspire emotions, tell stories, and communicate ideas. Works selected for the exhibition will showcase the common elements such as rhythm, harmony, repetition, movement, and expression, and the many ways that musicians or iconic performances influence artists in our contemporary world.

Free

Groove on the Green

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

New Canaan Library invites the community to a free music and dance party under the stars, Saturday, May 25th on the Library Green. Guests can celebrate the start of the Memorial Day weekend with a special evening of live music and dance lessons. Advanced registration for this event is required.  Schedule of Events: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Latin dance class with Thomas Ortiz Dance 6:00pm – 7:30pm Brazilian Vibes band led by renowned vibraphonist, Arthur Lipner 7:30pm – 8:00pm Salsa dance lessons 8:00pm – 10:00pm The Latin Heartbeat Orchestra Guests may bring their own picnics, and all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for any dance breaks between sets as seating will be very limited. Groove on the Green is a “Carry In + Carry Out” event in line with the Library’s sustainability aims. Compostable trash bags will be provided to guests upon entry.  Attendees are encouraged to “Carry In” any seating, blankets, food, etc. to enjoy on the Library Green and use the compostable trash bags provided to “Carry Out” all trash to dispose of at home. Leading corporate sponsorship support has been graciously provided by Karl Chevrolet, Walter Stewart’s, and WSHU Public Radio.

Sleeping with Wolves

Wolf Conservation Center 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY, United States

Sleeping with Wolves, the Wolf Conservation Center’s (WCC) popular nocturnal adventure experience, gives guests a chance to camp out overnight with the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! With all the howls, circling vultures, and nature’s nighttime chatter, you’ll feel like you’re camping under the stars with wild wolves. We might not be Yellowstone, but we’re pretty close! Space is limited and dates sell out quickly!  Pre-registration is required. Fees:  $340 per 4 person tent Singles: $150 for one person (must bring own tent) * FOR SINGLES – please call 914-763-2373 to register. Admission Price includes: Cheese Pizza Party with Ambassador wolves Nikai and Silas. Vegan pizza (no animal products or by-products) available with advanced notice. Opportunity to potentially behold endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves Evening entertainment: Movie under the stars at Nikai and Silas’ enclosure Evening fireside snacks and light breakfast Tents for all participants You should bring: Sleeping bag Sleeping mat Pillow Flashlight Camera Toothbrush and toothpaste Washcloth Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in Bug Spray Additional snacks if desired *NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED* Read Before Registering: There are two outhouses (porta potties) available for visitors to use. They are sanitized multiple times a day and between programs. […]

Kinky Boots at ACT of CT

ACT of Connecticut 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT, United States

BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD!! A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut presents: KINKY BOOTS: Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper // Book by Harvey Fierstein Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots The winner of the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, this huge-hearted Broadway hit features a joyous score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Recommended for ages 10 and up. tickets priced $70-84 https://ci.ovationtix.com/36285/production/1156183

The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland

Carriage Barn Arts Center 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT, United States

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.

Muscoot Farm Market

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonah, NY, United States

The Muscoot Farm Farmers Market is every Sundays 9:30am-2:30pm | May 12 - November 17, 2024 To find a list of what vendors will be participating on a specific Sunday, please check out our calendar of events.

Mount Kisco Farmer’s Market

Mt Kisco Train Station

Local Farms, Music, Local Artisans and makers, activities and more. Located at the Mt. Kisco train station, S. Moger parking lot, Sundays (May 21 - October 29th) from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM The Mt. Kisco Farmer’s Market is proud to continue our fun and exciting community farmer’s market to Mt. Kisco. The market will be focused on engaging the community around local food, health and wellness, and the arts. Each week in addition to the local organic farmers, the market will feature a wide variety of exciting vendors. There will be a community corner, food demonstrations, live music, kids activities, nature walks, story time, and the “Open Mic Stage” where you can sign up to perform! We will also be spotlighting organizations in our community doing great work to serve others.

Kinky Boots at ACT of CT

ACT of Connecticut 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT, United States

BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD!! A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut presents: KINKY BOOTS: Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper // Book by Harvey Fierstein Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots The winner of the Tony, the Grammy and London’s Olivier Award, this huge-hearted Broadway hit features a joyous score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think. Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Recommended for ages 10 and up. tickets priced $70-84 https://ci.ovationtix.com/36285/production/1156183

Groove on the Green

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

Parents and children ages 5 and up can join us to experience the beauty and energy of Brazilian rhythms and dance with an intimate live performance. Includes participation, instruments provided.