On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bruce Museum, One Museum Dr., Greenwich. Info: brucemuseum.org. History Is…, Oct. 6 through Sept. 7, 2019, Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. The newly reimagined Greenwich Historical Society Museum and campus connects visitors to the town’s past and American Impressionist Art Colony. Info:greenwichhistory.org. Threading the Needle: From Field to Fabric, Oct. 6-24, Keeler Tavern Museum, 132 Main St., Ridgefield. Info: keelertavernmuseum.org. All Over the Place, Oct. 6-30, Gilded Lily Gallery, 101 River St., Milford. The exhibit features works by Milford artist Wes Swanson. Info: gildedlilygallery.com. … Read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Anders Osborne, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. He will perform with Cris Jacobs to benefit Spreadmusicnow. Tickets $55-$175. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. The Music of Cream, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55-$145. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Quantico Marine Corps Band, Oct. 5-6, 6:45 p.m., The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Free. Info: theklein.org. Tim Reynolds & TR3, Oct. 5, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $38. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Under the Streetlamp, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $52.70-$75. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The … Read more

On Stage: Opening and ongoing

OPENING Evita, Oct. 4 through Nov. 11, ACT of Connecticut, 36 Old Quarry Rd., Ridgefield. Evita tells the passionate and unforgettable life story of Eva Perón, who used her beauty and charisma to escape the slums of Argentina to become the country’s First Lady by the age of 27. Adored by her people as a champion of the poor, she was one of the most powerful women in the world — until her vast ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Tickets: $53-$84. Info: www.actofct.org. Blithe Spirit, Oct. 5-20, Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton. … Read more

Trying Out: Auditions and calls for art

Call for art, Ridgefield Art on Main is accepting submissions for their exhibit. The show open Oct. 11. Info: contact Luiza Budea at [email protected] Call for art, Oct. 9, Richter Association for the Arts invites regional artists submit works for their juried art show. Submissions can be made at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. Info: call (203) 744-0427. 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 … 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. Aida, Oct. 6, 12:55 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. With the epic backdrop of ancient Egypt, Verdi’s Aida is packed with … Read more

After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

An Evening with Teddy: The Conservation President, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. All proceeds from the event will support the environmental education and conservation programs at The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield. Tickets $75. Info: ctaudubon.org/fairfield-home. 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 … Read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE 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 campus of Fairfield University. During each event in series, one painting, print, or sculpture in museum’s collection will take center stage for hour’s worth of close looking and informal discussion, led by Curator of Education Michelle DiMarzo, Ph.D. Arts For Healing Spring Semester offers music, art, dance and acting lessons, 24 Grove St. New … Read more

Bill of Fairs: Festivals, walks and a circus

Beet Festival, Oct. 6-7, 12-5 p.m., White Silo Farm & Winery, 32 Route 37, Sherman. Info: whitesilowinery.com.    *Matica Circus, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. In this family-friendly, acro-comedic act, Heidi Kirchofer and Joel Melendez delight audiences of all ages with acts of daring and tremendous skill. Info: richterarts.org.   Saugatuck StoryFest, Oct. 12-14, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport. Info: saugatuckstoryfest.com. Spaghetti Dinner, Oct. 13, 4:45 p.m., Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $12. Travel with the Victorians Gala Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West … Read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

SPECIAL EVENTS *Husking Bee Workshop, Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Museum Educator Lola Chen will discuss harvesting, husking, and the pleasures of shared efforts, and guide the kids in fashioning a corn-husk wreath for the door.  The kids will help make their own snack, sweet corn cake. For ages 6-12. Register online. Tickets $10 members, $15 non-members. Info: wiltonhistorical.org. *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 … Read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE 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 stories and images taken from the headlines of Bridgeport newspapers 100, 75, and 50 years ago.  Come join the fun and see … Read more

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