After Dark: Benefits and galas

Kennedy Center Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting, April 4, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Keynote speaker John D. Kemp. Tickets: $50. Info: thekennedycenterinc.org, 203-365-8522, ext. 2039. An Evening with Marc Cohn, April 4, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets: $35-$500. Special guest Darlene Love. Concert to benefit Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County … read more

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING In Living Color, March 21-April 14, MAC’s Firehouse Gallery, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Opening reception, March 21, 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Naugatuck Ave., Walnut Beach-Milford. Info: milfordarts.org. ART CENTERS Carriage Barn Art Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Info: carriagebarn.org. Paper 2019 exhibit, April 3-May 16, Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Opening reception: April 7, 2-4 p.m. … read more

Binge and Repeat: Save the day with ‘Jack Ryan’

Jim from “The Office” had quite the glow when John Krasinski starred in Amazon Prime Video’s “Jack Ryan” series, based on the books by Tom Clancy. While the character has certainly cropped up in a few films before, this is the first time Ryan’s story has unfolded in a television series. Krasinski plays the ultimate Boy Scout as the Marine … read more

Novel Approach: Grappling with the tides of sisterhood

“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” — Sir Francis Bacon We can’t choose our families, but we can choose the manner in which we care and love our relatives. Our most recent review transports us to the autumnal snow of a struggling town in Michigan. “The Care and Feeding … read more

Kneads & Cravings: Elevating comfort food

Honestly, is there anything more comforting than macaroni and cheese? It’s just one of those great recipes that requires little effort while bringing all sorts of joy given that it is cheese . Now just because something is comfortable, doesn’t mean you can’t make it fancy. Add some decadence to your mac and cheese by changing up your regular recipe. … read more

Movie Menu: Hook, Good Will Hunting and Young Frankenstein

As we imagine the upcoming change of seasons, the movies remind us how surprising a change can be. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Friday, March 15 The Birdcage (1996) What if a surprise visit from future in-laws prompts a gay couple to redecorate and reconsider? Robin Williams and Nathan Lane delight in … read more

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