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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.

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Full Moon Wolf Walk

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

Celebrate the May full moon with wolves! Guests will learn about the history of wolves in the United States, the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Guests will also take will take a short walk to visit Ambassador Wolves Nikai and Silas, and will hopefully enjoy a symphony of howls from the 20+ wolves that call the WCC home! Pre-registration is required. Fees:  $20 per person

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 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

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

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 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.

Pleasantville Farmers Market

Pleasantville Farmers Market - Outdoors 10 Memorial Plaza, Pleasantville, NY, United States

Shop a dynamic, year-round, full inspected Farmers Market! 8:30-1:00pm every Saturday. See you at Memorial Plaza!

John Jay Farm Market

John Jay Homestead 400 Jay St, Katonah, NY, United States

The John Jay Homestead Farm Market is a weekly outdoor, certified market which provides the finest New York-grown, fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, seafood, breads, specialty items and more on a historic farm setting. Every Saturday, customers can expect to find certified organic and biodynamic produce, ethically-raised, organic meat and eggs, as well as a wide variety of artisan food items with dozens of weekly vendors. While at John Jay Homestead, patrons can also enjoy a walk, sight see, and explore flower, herb, and vegetable gardens or picnic on the historic grounds of John Jay Homestead. Members Only First Pick Members of Friends of John Jay Homestead provide invaluable support for our education and public programming. As a token of our appreciation, we are offering an exclusive opportunity for Members to shop the Market from 9:00am to 9:30am before the general public. Not a Member? Memberships can be purchased here and are fully tax deductible. If you are unsure of your Membership status, please contact Heidi at [email protected]

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.

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. […]