This Weekend: Musicals, art show openings, outdoor concerts, festivals & more

‘Nordic Tapestry’ in new exhibit Before the weekend starts, the Washington Art Association & Gallery in collaboration with the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will open a new exhibit, The Nordic Tapestry Group: Weaving Knowledge into Personal Expression, on Thursday. The Nordic Tapestry Group consists of weavers from Sweden, Iceland and the United States who formed a decade ago … read more

This Weekend: Plays & improv, art fest & exhibits, Top 40, Sinatra & folk tunes, cruises & more

Meeting marine life on cruise Holding up a sea robin (the bottom feeding Triglidae) is Maritime Aquarium educator Kara Glezer on a Marine Life Encounter Cruise aboard the Norwalk aquarium’s R/V Spirit of the Sound, a 64-foot catamaran. TGIF Cruises Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Cruise each Saturday at 6:30 p.m., $29.95 ($19.95 members); Marine Life Encounter Cruises at 1 p.m., … read more

This Weekend: New exhibits & artists' talks, dance & comedy shows, jazz, rock & Cole Porter tributes, Shakespeare, science & wizardry

New exhibit in New Canaan Works by painter, printer and landscape designer Karen Vogel will be in Are You Reading Me?, a new exhibit opening Thursday, July 27, in H. Pelham Curtis Gallery at New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street. The reception is tonight from 6 to 8. The artist “uses typography, architecture, and organic forms in a linguistic manner, … read more

This Weekend: Shark Season, music, art, even Gondoliers!

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk invites children ages 8-12 to a behind-the-scenes Shark Season program on Saturday, March 25, from 9 to noon. Cost is $40; to register, visit maritimeaquarium.og or call 203-852-0700 x2206. —Maritime Aquarium photo

Abstract Rivers The Fairfield University Walsh Art Gallery at the Quick Center will present a new exhibit, H.A. Sigg: Abstract Rivers, March 24-June 10. More than 25 paintings and sculptures by the Swiss native Abstract Expressionist, who studied in Zurich and Paris, will be shown. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., … read more

This Weekend: new play, music, art, birding class, etc.

Justine Wiesinger as Henrietta Iscariot in the Vagabond Theatre Company production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Vagabond Theatre The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis will open Friday, March 17, at the Warehouse Blackbox Theatre in the Performing Arts Center of Connecticut, 18 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. A production of the Vagabond Theatre Company of Greater Bridgeport, the dark comedy will be staged at 8 on Friday and Saturdays, March 17 to 25, and … read more

This Weekend: Comedy, photography, music, etc.

Fake Comedy, Sad! — Dylan Fisher, a former Ridgefielder, will perform with the comedy troupe The Late Live Show at Night on Monday, March 13, at the Comedy Night of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County. The event will begin at 6:30 at the Silver Star Diner, 210 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, with the performance beginning at 7. The show is for adults; for more information, visit meetup.com/HFFCCT.

Focus ’17 The Wilton Arts Council will host a reception for its annual Focus Photography Exhibition on Friday, March 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. The photographers will be judged in the three categories: adult (professional and amateur combined), high school students and youth photographers. The show continues through March 30 and … read more

This Weekend: Comedy, music and more

Al Kulcsar and Lucy Babbitt in Square One's production of Chapatti.

Chapatti Square One Theatre Company will perform Christian O’Reilly’s Irish romance Chapatti, opening Thursday, March 2, and continuing weekends through March 19 at the Stratford Academy, 179 Birdseye Street, Stratford. The cast features Lucy Babbitt as a widowed cat-fancier and Al Kulcsar as a widower whose life revolves around his dog, Chapatti. Performances will start at 7 on thursdays, at … read more

This Weekend: plays from farce to drama, art openings, etc.

The Town Players of New Canaan will open their production of Garson Kanin’s screwball comedy Born Yesterday on Friday at 8 at the Powerhouse Theater in Waveny Park. Shows run weekends through March 11; for tickets visit tpnc.org or call 203-966-7371. (Shown are Marcia Vinci, Vic Terenzio, and Peter Haynes.)

Prints That Work The Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport opens a new exhibit today, Feb. 23: Prints That Work: printmaking in the service of a bigger picture features four artists offering their unique perspectives on print-making. Roxanne Faber-Savage, Kelsey Miller, John O’Donnell and Neil Daigle-Orians touch on subjects from wildlife trafficking and conservation, to sexuality, religion, gender, and the … read more

This Weekend: Doubt opens in Westport

Kristin Gagliardi, Susan Stanton and T. Sean Maher appear in the Westport Community Theatre production of John Patrick Shanley’s play Doubt: A Parable Feb. 10-26, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2, at the Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue. There will also be a performance on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8. Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors and students, available at westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983.

Doubt: A Parable The Westport Community Theatre will present John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize drama, Doubt: A Parable, opening Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue. Performances continue through Feb. 26, on Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2, with a Thursday performance on Feb. 16 at 8. Tickets are $25, $23 for … read more

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