This Weekend: Plays, concerts and more

The Tempest The Tempest runs July 19-22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, University of Bridgeport, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport. The show is free. For more information, visit ctfreeshakespeare.org. Billy & the Showmen Billy & the Showmen will perform on July 19 at 5 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. The event is free. For more information, visit wiltonlibrary.org. Molly Tuttle Band The Molly Tuttle Band will perform on July 19 at 7 p.m. at Ballard Park, 485 Main Street, Ridgefield. The concert is free. For more information, visit chirpct.org. Ronnie … Read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Hamlet, July 20-22, 7:30 p.m., Sterling Farms, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Free. Info: curtaincallinc.com. Where All Good Rabbits Go, July 20 – Aug. 4, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St., Ridgefield. Walt and Julia are a promising young couple whose world takes a turn for the worse when Walt discovers the first sign of a terminal illness: a rabbit tail. Tickets $29-$59. Info: ridgefielddance.org. THIS WEEKEND The Tempest, July 19-22, 6:30 p.m., Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center, University of Bridgeport, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Free. Info: ctfreeshakespeare.org. The Little Mermaid Jr., July 20 at 7:00 p.m., July … Read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Billy & the Showmen, July 19, 5 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free. Info: wiltonlibrary.org. Molly Tuttle Band, July 19, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, 485 Main St., Ridgefield. Bluegrass. Free. Info: chirpct.org. Ronnie Milsap, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $67. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Soul Rebels, July 19, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $28. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Dickey Betts Band, July 20, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. He will perform at the BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Summer Gala. Tickets $150. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The … Read more

On Exhibit: Opening and ongoing

OPENING Reconstructions, July 21 through Sept. 15, Kershner Gallery, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield. The exhibit displays paintings by Karen Neems, Cherril Kolesik and Philip Eras. Opening reception, July 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info: call 203-256-3155. ART CENTERS Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Info: www.rgoa.org or call 203-438-8863. Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.; carriagebarn.org, 203-972-1895. Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw … Read more

Trying Out: Calls for art

150 Anniversary Celebration Photo Contest, submissions due Aug. 25. The Seaport Association of Norwalk is currently accepting entries. Info: norwalkseaport.blogspot.com. 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. Musical submissions, Pantochino Productions is accepting submissions for the Pantochino Original Works (POW) Festival. Submissions must be submitted by Dec. 1 to be considered, chosen productions will be performed in March 2019. Info: pantochino.com/pow-festival. Call for art, the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield … 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 through June 30. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. Jaws, July 21, 6 p.m., The Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Dr., Darien. Free. Info: call 203-655-7884. 2001: A Space Odyssey screening, July 23, 7 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $10. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Il Trovatore, July 29, … Read more

Dance: Performance and participatory

Square Dance Party, July 20, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston. No experience necessary, casual dress. Suggested donation $5. Info: call 203-761-9939. Summer Dance Party, July 21, 7-10 p.m., Ballroom Elegance Dance Studio of Westport, 627 East Post Rd., Westport. Includes a merengue lesson, dance show and appetizers. Tickets $30. Info: call 203-454-9400. Premier Ballroom: Latin dancers, July 28 7-11:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Church, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Giovanni D’Arpino and Francesca Vari will perform. The event includes a dance lesson and a performance. Tickets $20. Info: call 203-374-7308.  

After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

Mob’s Murder Mystery, July 28, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit Treasured Time. Tickets $60. Info: treasuredtime.org. Annual Breakfast, Aug. 28 7:30 to 9 a.m., Matrix Corporate Center, 39 Old Ridgebury Rd., Danbury. Proceeds benefit Richter Park. Info: email [email protected] CLUBS Treehouse Comedy Club, below Bistro B, Westport Inn, 1595 Post Rd., Westport. Tickets $25 at TreehouseComedy.com or 203-268-5857. Luc’s Cafe-Restaurant, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield: “Cafe Musette” featuring Larry Urbon, guitarist. French songs, gypsy swing Mon. and Wed., 7:30-9:30 p.m., info: cafemusette.com Bernard’s, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or bernardsridgefield.com: … Read more

Bill of Fairs: Festivals, tours and more

Mockstock Tribute Band Festival, July 20-21, 5-10:30 p.m., Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. MockStock is a two-day tribute band music festival. Friday is MockStock Purple, featuring a tribute to Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone. Saturday is MockStock Metal, featuring the music of Metallica, AC/DC and Guns ‘n’ Roses. Tickets $ 15-$50. Info: ivesconcertpark.com. *Sand Sculpture Competition, July 21, 10 a.m., Walnut Beach, Viscount Dr., Milford. Bring a picnic, your beach blanket, pails and shovels, and create anything from huge lobsters to mermaids. Awards, trophies and ribbons will be given … Read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

A selection of events planned for youngsters and their families — see other calendar listings for more comprehensive coverage of area performances and activities. SPECIAL EVENTS Summer Camp at Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Pl., Westport.  The camp is for children ages 7-12. Each week-long session meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a special theme, including a day-long field trips to Adams Academy, the Compo Beach and Wilton Historical Society along with an end of camp Friday celebration. The camp dates are History Detectives, Aug.13-17, Global Archaeologists, Aug. 20-24:Aug. 20-24. Info: westporthistory.org NATURE The Maritime Aquarium at … Read more

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