This Weekend: Concerts, festivals and more

Object Lessons The Object Lessons permanent exhibit opens Sept. 13 at the Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. For more information, visit www2.housatonic.edu/artmuseum. A Slice of Moment A Slice of Moment exhibit runs Sept. 13 through Oct. 7 at the Isabella Garrucho Fine Art, 40 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich. It features photos of artwork and sculptures by Won Lee. For more information, visit igifineart.com. Music festival The Ridgefield Jazz, Funk & Blues Weekend runs Sept. 13-16 at various locations in Ridgefield. For the full list of performers and venues, visit the website jazzfunk.org. Citizen Cope Citizen Cope will … Read more

On Stage: Opening and this weekend

OPENING Mamma Mia, Sept. 14- Oct. 14, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Tickets $35. Info: curtaincallinc.com. THIS WEEKEND Mystery Science Theater 3000, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets $30. Info: thepalacedanbury.com. Robin Williams Tribute, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Starring master impressionist Roger Kabler as Robin, featuring Marc Price and hosted by comedian Mike Bova. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to suicide prevention organizations. Tickets $30. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Comedian Sam Morril, Sept. 15, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $29. Info: … Read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Citizen Cope, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $60. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Gangstagrass, Sept. 14, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $22. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury, Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Colonial Corner, 181 White St., Danbury. Free. Info: call 203-837-9700. Zu Zazz String Orkestra, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., G&B Cultural Center, 49 New St., Wilton. Info: gandbculturalcenter.org. Casting Crowns, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $27-75. Info: palacestamford.org. The Robert Cray Band, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., … Read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE Mad Men Modern: Norwalk’s Contemporary Architecture Tour, Sept. 16, 12:30-5 p.m., Remington Rand Building, 333 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $60. Info: norwalkpreservation.org/. Thriving Through the Arts: College and Beyond for Musicians, Actors, Dancers and Visual Artists, Sept. 30, 1-3 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. High Schoolers and parents are welcome to attend a panel discussion followed by discipline specific break-out sessions. Register online. Info: ridgefieldlibrary.org. Taken from the Headlines: A Look Back at Bridgeport 100-75-50 Years Ago, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St., Bridgeport. Local Historian and Bridgeport Fireman Rob Novak presents … Read more

Trying Out: Auditions and calls for art

Call for art, the Pequot Library’s 21st Annual Art Show WET PAINT: Art Fresh from the Studio is accepting submissions through Sept. 15. Info: pequotlibrary2018.artcall.org. Call for artists at Gallery 25’s Open Show. It is open to representational and non-representational oils, acrylics, watermedia, pastels, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, small sculpture and artisan collections. The show will run Oct. 4-28. Info: [email protected] Seeking artists, the Trumbull Arts Festival Committee is accepting applications from artists, craftpersons and authors for the 40th annual Trumbull Arts Festival to be held on Sept. 16. Info: email [email protected] or call 203-452-5965 for an application. Auditions for … Read more

Film: Screenings and documentaries

* IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; daytime films, info., 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org: One exhibit and daytime IMAX movie included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Backyard Wilderness and Pandas are currently running. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. New Perspectives Film Series: Dior and I, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Suggested donation $5.Register online. Info: wiltonlibrary.org. Andy Irons: Kissed By God screening, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. … Read more

Dance: Performance and participatory

Square Dancing, Sept. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Christ The King Lutheran Church, 85 Mount Pleasant Rd., Newtown. Casual dress. Free. Info: rrsdc.org. Latin Ballroom, Sept. 29, 7-11:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Church, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. General dancing at 7 p.m. Pavel Stepanchuk and Gabrielle Sabler will perform at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $20. Info: 203-374-7308.

After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest, Sept. 15, 6-10 p.m., Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $75. Info: KC-Autism.org. FTC 80’S Dance Party, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The event is a fundraiser for the Fairfield Theatre Company. Tickets $25. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Taste, Sip & Support, Sept. 22, noon -4 p.m., 80 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Presented by the Black Rock Yacht Club. Tickets $55. Info: blackrockyc.org/fundraiser. Annual Rock4RV CJD Benefit, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. All funds will be donated to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation. Tickets: … Read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

SPECIAL EVENTS *The Game of the Goose Workshop, Sept. 22, 11 a.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Museum Educator Lola Chen will discuss early board games, explain how to play The Game of the Goose, and lead the children in making their own board. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members. Info: wiltonhistorical.org. *Colonial Cookery: Scalloped Tomatoes, Sept. 29, 11 a.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be showing the children how to make Scalloped Tomatoes. She will also tell them about the tomato’s reputation, which has evolved from the feared “poison apple” and … Read more

Bill of Fairs: Music festivals, walks and more

Ridgefield Jazz, Funk & Blues Weekend, Sept. 13-16, Ridgefield. For the full list of performers and venues visit the website. Info: jazzfunk.org. Early Autumn Storytelling, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Connecticut Audubon Society Center, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members. Info: ctaudubon.org/218/08/early-autumn-storytelling. Annual Raspberry Festival, Sept. 15-16, noon-5 p.m., White Silo Farm and Winery, 32 Route 37, Sherman. Step Up For The Brave Stair Climb Challenge, Sept. 15, 9 a.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport. This event will raise funds for Connecticut’s homeless veterans and is presented by Homes for the Brave. Register online. Registration fee … Read more

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