Lively Arts: Benefits, films, dance and more

After Dark Nautical Night, June 6, 6:30 p.m., Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Cocktails, music, food and speakers. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Village. Tickets $150. Info: bgvillage.org/fundraiser/. Gala Preview Party: Up, Up & Away, June 8, 7-10 p.m., Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Live music, musical theater, cocktails, farm-to-table dinner, live auction. Benefits the Fairfield … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, films and more

After Dark Guest Bartender Night, May 16, 6-9 p.m., Gallo Ridgefield, 5 Grove St., Ridgefield. Looking Glass Animal Rescue board members and volunteers will be guest bartending to raise money at Gallo Ridgefield for their critical care animals. Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon, May 17, noon-1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Official kickoff of the Barnum Festival; supports … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, dance, films and more

After Dark YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr., Greenwich. Proceeds go to YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. Tickets: $1,000-$25,000. Info: ywcagreenwich.org/Bags. Evening of Hope: Mardi Gras in May, May 9, 6 p.m., Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Rd., Fairfield. Event will help raise funds to provide housing, food and counseling … read more

Lively Arts: Screenings, galas and more

After Dark Newport Bermuda Night, May 8, 7 p.m., The Gaelic American Club 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Presentation on Newport Bermuda Race. Free. RSVP: 516-767-9240 or office@yralis.org. YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr., Greenwich. Proceeds go to YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. Tickets: $1,000-$25,000. Info: ywcagreenwich.org/Bags. Operation Hope’s Evening of … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, screenings, auditions and more

After Dark ACT of CT Gala, April 26, 6-11 p.m., ACT of CT, 36 Old Quarry Rd., Ridgefield. Event will honor the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and announce the 2019-20 season productions. All proceeds benefit ACT of CT. Tickets: $250-$600. Info: actofct.org. Comedy Night Fundraiser: Funny 4 Funds, April 26, 8 p.m., Treehouse Comedy Club, 1595 Post Rd., Westport. … read more

Trying Out: Submissions and calls for art

Local author contest, accepting submissions through May 31. Each book submitted must be independently published; in the category of adult or young adult fiction; written by a state resident and available in PDF or ePUB format. Submit at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/Connecticut. LMMM 2019 Young Writers’ Competition, accepting entries through June 7. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing competition entitled, … read more

Films: Screenings and documentaries

Julie, April 18, 7:30 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Tickets: $15-$25. Info: 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Pyscho, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $10. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org. Art Is…The Permanent Revolution screening, April 24, 5 p.m., DiMenna-Nyselius Library, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield. Free. Register at eventbrite.com. Kids Film Fest, April 27, 10:30 … read more

Dance: Performance

Old, New, Borrowed & Blue, May 11, 7:30 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Classic ballet performed by Connecticut Ballet. Free pre-show backgrounder at 6:30. Tickets: $45-$75. Student and seniors age 62 and up receive half-price tickets day of show with valid ID. Info: palacestamford.org.

After Dark: Benefits and galas

ACT of CT Gala, April 26, 6-11 p.m., ACT of CT, 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield. Event will honor the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and announce the 2019-20 season productions. All proceeds benefit ACT of CT. Tickets: $250-$600. Info: actofct.org. Comedy Night Fundraiser: Funny 4 Funds, April 26, 8 p.m., Treehouse Comedy Club, 1595 Post Road, Westport. Featuring Donny … read more

Trying Out: Auditions and submissions

Local author contest, accepting submissions through May 31. Each book submitted must be independently published; in the category of adult or young adult fiction; written by a CT resident and available in PDF or ePUB format. Submit at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/Connecticut. LMMM 2019 Young Writers’ Competition, accepting entries through June 7. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing competition entitled, … read more

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