On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Capturing Waveny, Oct. 18-21, Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of former estate, now named Waveny Park, 681 South Ave.; hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-3 and Sundays 1-5 p.m.; carriagebarn.org, 203-972-1895. *About Time: The Masterwork of Margaret Brassler Kane (1909-2006), Oct. 19 through Feb. 3,  Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North; … read more

On Stage: This weekend and advance

THIS WEEKEND Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Oct. 21, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $37.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.   CONTINUING Mamma Mia, through Oct. 20, Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Tickets $35. Info: curtaincallinc.com. Blithe Spirit, through Oct. 20, Center Stage Theatre, 54 Grove Street, Shelton. Tickets $15-$30. Info: centerstageshelton.org. Uncle Vanya, through Oct. 21, Visual and … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Livingston Taylor, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 275 Bridgeport Ave., Bridgeport. Tickets $27-$47. Info: bijoutheatrect.net. Fiddler Eugene Bender, Oct. 18, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. Free. Info: call 203-876-9973. Donna The Buffalo, Oct. 18, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $38. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Phil Vassar, Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, … read more

Trying Out: Auditions and calls for art

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 … read more

Film: Screening 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 … 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

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 p.m., Housatonic Museum of Art, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport. The event, which will include a sophisticated, art-inspired scavenger hunt, live music, silent auction, food and tarot … read more

Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE 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 … read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

SPECIAL EVENTS *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. … read more

Bill of Fairs: Festivals, pumpkins and more

*Great Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 20, 1-5 p.m., Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main St., Stratford. The festival will include scarecrow and pie baking contests, games, children’s crafts, food and entertainment. Info: CelebrateStratford.com. Fairfield Uncorked Wine Festival, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets $65. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Illuminating The Past: Lantern Tour, Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Willowbrook … read more