Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE Mad Men Modern: Norwalk’s Contemporary Architecture Tour, Sept. 16, 12:30-5 p.m., Remington Rand Building, 333 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $60. Info: norwalkpreservation.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 … read more

Sound of Music: Concerts and recitals

Eliza Gilkyson, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, 485 Main St., Ridgefield. Free. Info: chirpct.org. The Beach Boys, Aug. 15, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets $125. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Donavon Frankenreiter, Aug. 15, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. He will perform with John Craigie and Lisa Bouchelle. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Della … read more

On Stage: This weekend and upcoming

THIS WEEKEND *Lyn Dillies, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. The magician will perform her Mystify show. Tickets $15-$25. Info: thepalacedanbury.com. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aug. 18-19, Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.  CONTINUING The Understudy, through Sept. 1, Westport Country Playhouse, … read more

Trying Out: Auditions and calls for art

Call for Art, The New Canaan Society for the Arts is accepting submissions for their annual member show through Aug. 18. The exhibit will run Sept. 9 through Oct. 13. Info: carriagebarn.org. Call for Art, Maritime Garage Gallery seeks street art inspired pieces. Submissions due Sept. 22. Exhibit will run Oct. 25 through Jan. 18, 2019. Info:norwalkpark.org/callforart. I Love You, … read more

Film: Screenings and more

* 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 through June 30. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. … read more

Dance: Performance and participatory

Beginner Square Dance Party, Aug. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Rd., Weston. No experience necessary, casual dress. Suggested donation $5. Info: call 203-761-9939. Ballroom Youth Champions, Aug. 25, 7-11 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center, 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. It includes a dance lesson and a performance by Kristers Smits and Liza Shlimovich the reigning U.S. … read more

After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

Elm Shakespeare Gala, Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m., Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven. Tickets $75 – $175. Info: elmshakespeare.org. The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest, Sept. 15, 6-10 p.m., Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $75. Info: KC-Autism.org. FTC 80’S Dance Party, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. The event is a … read more

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Tradition, Aug. 18 through Nov. 25, The Bruce Museum, One Museum Drive, Greenwich. Info: brucemuseum.org. ART CENTERS Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Info: www.rgoa.org or call 203-438-8863. Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to New Canaan Society for the Arts, on grounds of … read more

Kids Stuff: Family fun

NATURE The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org; open daily, 10-5 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, Fri., 10:15-11 a.m. Connecticut Audubon … read more

Bill of Fairs: Food festivals and more

Operation Hope’s “Really Big” Tag Sale, Aug. 18-19, First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $1. Info: call 203-292-5588, ext. 207. RidgeCon, Aug. 18, 10 – 4 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Its the fourth annual celebration of pop-culture. Info:  ridgefieldlibrary.org. Milford Oyster Festival, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Milford. Info: milfordoysterfestival.com. Blackberry Festival, Aug. … read more