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

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

Curtain Call: Race to New Milford’s production of ‘Race’

Playwright David Mamet wastes no time in throwing the New Milford TheatreWorks audience into the middle of today’s politically correct and racially charged American conflicts. Race is the main issue, but Mamet tosses in sex, gender, social standing, power, illegal immigrants, and wealth into the mix. Charles has already been rejected by the best attorney in town Nicky Greenstein. Jack, … read more

End of an era: Band Together prepares for final show

After more than a decade of being one of the region’s most successful and popular fund-raising initiatives, Band Together is disbanding, but not before playing one final show on March 30 for the Center for Family Justice at Vazzano’s Four Seasons in Stratford. Over the 13 years it’s been in existence, Band Together built a legacy that includes raising $3.4 … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Anything Goes, March 14-16, 7 p.m., New Canaan High School Auditorium, 11 Farm Rd., New Canaan. Presented by New Canaan High School Theatre. Tickets $15-$18. Info: The Addams Family, March 15, 16, 22 and 23, 7:30 p.m.; March 17, 2 p.m.; Snow date, March 24, 2 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 700 N Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets: $10-$15. Online … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Howie Day, March 15, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $28-$32. Info: Jefferson Starship, March 15, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $55. Info: NEEDTOBREATHE: Acoustic Live Tour, March 16, 7 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets: $40-$75. Info: Back to Back to Black, March 16, … read more

Something New: Lectures and lessons

ART & ARCHITECTURE Photography workshop, March 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Rd., Redding. National park artist presents free smartphone photography workshop. Registration required: 203-938-2545,, Lecture: The Real Life of the Parthenon, March 28, 5 p.m., DiMenna-Nyselius Library, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Free. Register at Art and Activism talk, March 30, 4-6 p.m., … read more

Trying Out: Auditions and calls for art

Photography competition, March 15, 4-8 p.m., March 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Guilford Art Center’s Gallery, 411 Church St., Guilford. Shoreline Arts Alliance is opening submissions for IMAGES, Connecticut’s oldest state-wide photography competition. Exhibition runs March 21-April 6. Info: Call for Art, The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk is accepting submissions for a juried exhibition, Historic … read more

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