On Stage: This weekend and upcoming

THIS WEEKEND Illusionist Rick Thomas, April 20, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Tickets: $24.75-$47.50. Info: palacestamford.org. The Garcia Project, April 20, 8 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk. Tickets $20-$25. Info: wallstreettheater.com. CONTINUING Picasso at the Lapin Agile, through April 21, Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport. Tickets $25. Info: westportcommunitytheatre.com. Snow White, … read more

Pickleballers propose player punch cards in morning pow-wow with Parks and Rec

The PO-ed pickleballers — price-oppressed pickleballers, that is — won a seeming concession from Parks and Recreation officials, but pressed their case with a counter offer. What the pickleballers have been battling is a planned four-year program of stepped increases in annual fees from $120 to $240 to $360 to $480. “We’ve decided now not to proceed further than $240,” … read more

Zoning commission considers new rules on green-energy systems

Wind power, geothermal home-heating, and solar — ground mounted, pole mounted, roof mounted, and even wall mounted arrays— all went up for debate in front of the Planning and Zoning Commission at its March 19 public hearing. The hearing was an informal session for the commission to gather information as it plans new zoning rules to regulate solar panels and … read more

865 Ethan Allen Highway: Zoners to review contractor’s yard remediation plans

Update — the Planning and Zoning Office told The Press that the hearing for the property will be rescheduled from Tuesday, March 26 to Tuesday, April 23. Plans to remediate the former property of the late Michael Venus at 865 Ethan Allen Highway — a contractor’s yard containing an abandoned fuel-oil tank and several storage trailers containing landscaping equipment — … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Ubu – An Absurdist Immersive Gran Guignol Musical runs Feb. 28 through March 4 at the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Avenue, Danbury. Tickets are $7-$20. For more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/ubu-tickets-53191957577. Clever Little Lies, Fridays-Sundays, Feb. 28-March 17, Stratford Academy, 719 Birdseye St., Stratford. Comedic play presented by Square One Theatre Company. Tickets $20-$22. Info: squareonetheatre.com, 203-375-8778. … read more

Will Haskell — Here’s how I’m protecting our schools

Will Haskell

This last month, I’ve heard from hundreds of constituents who are concerned about school regionalization. I’m passionate about it, too. There’s nothing more important than making sure we provide students with a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed in the 21st century. As a state senator, I’m eager to equip every community in Connecticut with the tools they need … read more

Something New: Lectures and lessons

ART & ARCHITECTURE Publication Launch Party, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m., Franklin Street Works, 41 Franklin St., Stamford. “Resource Guide for Women, Girls & Fairfield County Communities.” Info: franklinstreetworks.org. Painters, Printers, and Publishers: French Book Illustration in the 18th Century, March 6, 5 p.m., Fairfield University Art Museum, Diffley Board Room in Bellarmine Hall, 200 Barlow Rd., Fairfield. Free lecture presented … read more

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Solo exhibit opening reception, Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Firehouse Gallery, 81 Naugatuck Ave., Walnut Beach, Milford. Photographic artist J.T. Liss. Artist talk and digital art workshop, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. On view Feb. 21-24. Tickets: $10 for Sunday only. Info: milfordarts.org. ART CENTERS Carriage Barn Art Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Info: carriagebarn.org. Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine … read more

Shir Shalom to participate in Shabbat Across America on March 1

Residents are invited to gather at Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties in a display of  Jewish unity Friday, March 1. Conceived and organized by the National Jewish Outreach Program in now (NJOP) in 1997, Shabbat Across America represents a united effort by the entire Jewish community to renew interest the Shabbat experience. “At a time when we … read more

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