On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, Oct. 12-28, Milford Arts Council Theatre, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Pantochino Productions will be putting on the musical based on the Netflix series Beat Bugs. Tickets $25. Info: pantochino.com. Uncle Vanya, Oct. 13-21, Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. Tickets $20. Info: wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp THIS WEEKEND Tracy Morgan, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Stamford Palace, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $31.50-$65. Info: palacestamford.org. Comedian Kathleen Madigan, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   CONTINUING All My Sons, through Oct. 13, 8 p.m., TheatreWorks New … Read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets $24-$52. Info: palacestamford.org. Celebrating 100 Years of the Yale Bands, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., 500 College St., New Haven. Free. Chapell and Jason Gisser, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk. Tickets $15-$20. Info: wallstreettheater.com. Fruition, Oct. 12, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $22. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. The Fab Faux: Rubber Soul, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $75. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Tour, … Read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE “Fieldbooks to Prints, Expeditionary Art” Oct. 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Greenwich Art Society, 299 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich. Attendees will learn about how artists maintain a practice of exploring urban and rural landscapes through the use of fieldbooks and journals and how these images can be expanded into prints. Free for members, $20 non-members. Info: greenwichartsociety.org. Signs of Connecticut, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Thomas Fatone will lead the lecture. Free. Info: stratfordlibrary.org. Fairfield University Art Museum’s new monthly series of gallery conversations, Art in Focus, 11 a.m. in museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries on … Read more

Trying Out: Calls for art and auditions

West Side Story auditions, New Paradigm Theatre and Norwalk Symphony will be co-producing the show. Auditions are on Oct. 27 and Nov. 2. Show will be Feb. 23. Info: www.nptheatre.org. Ruddigore auditions, Troupers Light Opera Company will hold auditions Nov. 6 and Nov. 7, 7-10 p.m. Info: trouperslightopera.org. Call for art, the Easton Arts Council will again host its Annual Photography Contest and Exhibition, Nov. 19 through Jan. 4. Photographers at all levels are encouraged to submit entries on Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton. Info: eastonartscouncil.org. Musical submissions, Pantochino Productions is … 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.  Our Blue Planet opens Oct. 5. 2001: A Space Odyssey will open on Oct. 19-Nov. 11. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. Suicide: The Ripple Effect, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., 46 Bank St., New Milford. Screening hosted by Ability Beyond. Tickets $10. Info: gathr.us/screening/24105. No Stone … Read more

Dance: Performance and participatory

Evening of Dance, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Tickets $15. Register in advance. Info: call 203-655-8683. Ballroom dancing, Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Ukrainian dancers Oleksandr Kalenyuk and Olena Ablitsova will perform. Tickets $20. Info: call 203-374-7308.

After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

The City of Pearls, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich. The India Cultural Center of Greenwich is hosting the gala. Sitarist Hidayat Husain Khan,  tabla player Enayet Hossain and fusion dance team UConn Surya will perform. The gala will also have a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Proceeds will fund the center’s cultural classes and events. Tickets $200. Info: one.bidpal.net/iccgala2018/welcome. Arena Rock – A Benefit Concert For Clasp, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $55. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Night At The Museum: Bringing Art to Life, Oct. 25, 7-10 … Read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

*Things That Go Bump in the Night…Ghost Night, Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. For children ages 8-12. Tickets $15 members, $25 non-members. Register online. Info: wiltonhistorical.org.   *Bring Your Own Pumpkin, Oct. 20, 11 a.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Join Kiwanis volunteers and Museum Educator Lola Chen in the 1860 Abbott Barn for a fun Halloween pumpkin carving and decorating session for children and their adults. Pumpkins available for purchase on-site from the Kiwanis Club or participants can bring their own pumpkin. Tickets $5 members, $10 non-members. Info: wiltonhistorical.org. *Children’s Halloween … Read more

Bill of Fair: Festivals and more

Saugatuck StoryFest, Oct. 12-14, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. Info: saugatuckstoryfest.com. Innovation Day, Oct. 13, 1-5 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free.  Info: wiltonlibrary.org. Spaghetti Dinner, Oct. 13, 4:45 p.m., Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $12. Innovation Day, Oct. 13, 1-5 p.m., Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Free.  Info: wiltonlibrary.org. Travel with the Victorians Gala Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk. The event will feature a black-tie dinner, silent and liveauctions, a special presentation by award-winning author, historian, and journalist Tony Perrottet, the … Read more

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Ridgefield Art on Main, Oct. 11 through Nov. 9, Farmer’s Insurance, 448 Main St., Ridgefield. Opening reception, Oct. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Info: [email protected] Fall Open Studios Art Tour, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Rd., Weston. Tour the studios of Weston artists including: Jeff Tallman, Charles Douthat, Alison Wachstein, Rosalin Shaffer, Bruce Ando, Liz Ward and John Lawless.  Tickets $15. Info: westonarts.org Richter 40th Annual Juried Art Show, Oct. 13, 2-5 p.m., Richter Association for the Arts, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury.  Info: richterarts.org. Wet Paint: Art Fresh from the Studio, Oct. 14-21, … Read more

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