Chris Smither continues his musical legacy

Looking on the back end of a 50-year mark in the music industry, blues/folk icon Chris Smither continues to be revered for both his guitar prowess and his way with a song lyric. Earlier this year, he released “Call Me Lucky,” his first recording of new material in six years, and his songs are as poetic today as they were … read more

Elvis documentary filmmaker to speak at Ridgefield Playhouse on May 24

The director of one of the most celebrated HBO documentaries of the year will appear at the Ridgefield Playhouse to provide behind the scenes insights into his Elvis Presley documentary as well as the work he has done for Bruce Springsteen. Thom Zimny, the acclaimed director and producer of the new HBO documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher, will be at … read more

China’s award-winning acrobats somersault into Ridgefield

Fasten your seat belts. The Acrobats of China, featuring the New Shanghai Circus, will take you on a thrilling adventure into their fast-paced, electrifying world at the Ridgefield Playhouse late Sunday afternoon, March 18. “What they do is just visually and physically amazing,” said Allison Stockel, the Playhouse’s executive director. “They will be doing maneuvers on top of a precarious … read more

Sound of Music: concerts, recitals and more

Fiddle and Song in the Irish and American Tradition, March 1, 7:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford.  Brenda Castles and Liz Hanley will perform a concert for the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann chapter. Tickets $15. Info: call 203-876-9973. Jonathan Richman, March 1, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Richman’s acoustic guitar and Tommy … read more

On Stage: opening, continuing and future

OPENING White Guy on the Bus, March 1 through March 18, Square One Theatre Company, 719 Birdseye St., Stratford. The play unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity, revenge, and racial bias taking the characters and the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride. Tickets $20. Info: squareonetheatre.com. The 39 Steps, March 2-18, Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, 509 Westport … read more

Film: special screenings, documentaries, etc.

* 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. Final weekend for Dunkirk. Reservations: maritimeaquarium.org. Music, Art & … read more

This Weekend: art show openings, funk, jazz, heavy metal concerts, nature walks, outdoor benefit galas & more

Cleary’s New Orleans funk in concert Grammy Award-winner Jon Cleary will bring his New Orleans funk and “real music played real good” to the Ridgefield Playhouse stage Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. For ticket holders, there’s a complimentary wine tasting in the lobby before show along with an art exhibit. Kicking off night is Jimmy Greene, Grammy Award-winning jazz … read more