Stage: opening, continuing & future

OPENING I Hate Hamlet, comedy-drama written by Paul Rudnick, Oct. 6-21, Center Stage Theatre Shelton, 4 Grove St. Fri. and Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 15 and 22, 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. “Unapologetically silly and…hilarious.” – New York Times. Tickets $15-$30 at centerstageshelton.org or 203-225-6079. THIS WEEKEND Comedian Steven Wright, Fri., Oct. 6, at 8 … read more

This Weekend: Festivals, mysteries, concerts, walks & more

Film festival in Danbury The 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place Sept. 28 through Oct. 8 at The Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street in Danbury. The festival starts at 8 p.m. and will feature the 10 finalists (to become Oscar-qualified): Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom), The Perfect Day … read more

On Stage: continuing & upcoming

CONTINUING Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Appropriate, Obie Award-winning play, through Sept. 2. Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, it’s a comic drama about family secrets. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 … read more

The Reel Dad: Paying tribute to Martin Landau

When I was a child, I waited all week to watch Mission: Impossible on television on Sunday night. If I behaved, and finished my homework, my reward was to watch this clever group of spies solve complex mysteries. At the center was an actor who reinvented himself each week with a new disguise to outsmart security threats. Years later, I … read more

This Weekend: Shark Season, music, art, even Gondoliers!

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk invites children ages 8-12 to a behind-the-scenes Shark Season program on Saturday, March 25, from 9 to noon. Cost is $40; to register, visit maritimeaquarium.og or call 203-852-0700 x2206. —Maritime Aquarium photo

Abstract Rivers The Fairfield University Walsh Art Gallery at the Quick Center will present a new exhibit, H.A. Sigg: Abstract Rivers, March 24-June 10. More than 25 paintings and sculptures by the Swiss native Abstract Expressionist, who studied in Zurich and Paris, will be shown. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., … read more

This Weekend: new play, music, art, birding class, etc.

Justine Wiesinger as Henrietta Iscariot in the Vagabond Theatre Company production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Vagabond Theatre The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis will open Friday, March 17, at the Warehouse Blackbox Theatre in the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, 18 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. A production of the Vagabond Theatre Company of Greater Bridgeport, the dark comedy will be staged at 8 on Friday and Saturdays, March 17 to 25, and … read more

This Weekend: Comedy, photography, music, etc.

Fake Comedy, Sad! — Dylan Fisher, a former Ridgefielder, will perform with the comedy troupe The Late Live Show at Night on Monday, March 13, at the Comedy Night of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County. The event will begin at 6:30 at the Silver Star Diner, 210 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, with the performance beginning at 7. The show is for adults; for more information, visit meetup.com/HFFCCT.

Focus ’17 The Wilton Arts Council will host a reception for its annual Focus Photography Exhibition on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. The photographers will be judged in the three categories: adult (professional and amateur combined), high school students and youth photographers. The show continues through March 30 and … read more

This Weekend: Comedy, music and more

Al Kulcsar and Lucy Babbitt in Square One's production of Chapatti.

Chapatti Square One Theatre Company will perform Christian O’Reilly’s Irish romance Chapatti, opening Thursday, March 2, and continuing weekends through March 19 at the Stratford Academy, 179 Birdseye Street, Stratford. The cast features Lucy Babbitt as a widowed cat-fancier and Al Kulcsar as a widower whose life revolves around his dog, Chapatti. Performances will start at 7 on thursdays, at … read more

This Weekend: plays from farce to drama, art openings, etc.

The Town Players of New Canaan will open their production of Garson Kanin’s screwball comedy Born Yesterday on Friday at 8 at the Powerhouse Theater in Waveny Park. Shows run weekends through March 11; for tickets visit tpnc.org or call 203-966-7371. (Shown are Marcia Vinci, Vic Terenzio, and Peter Haynes.)

Prints That Work The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport opens a new exhibit today, Feb. 23: Prints That Work: printmaking in the service of a bigger picture features four artists offering their unique perspectives on print-making. Roxanne Faber-Savage, Kelsey Miller, John O’Donnell and Neil Daigle-Orians touch on subjects from wildlife trafficking and conservation, to sexuality, religion, gender, and the … read more

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