This Weekend: Shows, concerts, walks and more

Austen’s Pride Austen’s Pride runs March 28-April 14 at ACT of Connecticut, 36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield. Jane Austen and her characters come to life in this musical version of Pride and Prejudice. Tickets are $51-$72. For more information, visit actofct.org. Battle of the Badges The Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament is on March 28 at 6 p.m. at … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Other Desert Cities, July 6-28, Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39, Sherman. A daughter returns home for Christmas for the first time in years, bearing the manuscript of a memoir, which reveals a devastating episode in the life of her wealthy Republican family. Tickets $24. Info: shermanplayers.org. THIS WEEKEND Mike Reiss, July 9, 6 p.m., Silver Star Diner, 210 CT … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING True West, June 1-23,  Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. At times funny and touching, the play revels in the dark side of the sibling rivalry between two brothers and explores the capacity for our human nature to go horribly wrong. It is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets $35. Info: ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org. THIS WEEKEND Polka Dots, the Cool Kids … read more

On Stage: Opening and upcoming

OPENING Fun Home, April 20 – May 6, MTC Mainstage, 509 Westport Ave., Norwalk. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Tickets $35-$55. Info: musictheatreofct.com. Italian Wedding Soup, April 20 through May 6, Pantochino … read more

On Stage: Opening and ongoing

OPENING Company, April 6-15, Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. The plot revolves around a single man, Bobby, five married couples who are his best friends and his three girlfriends. Tickets $30 Info: wcsu.edu. THIS WEEKEND James Mapes: Master of the Imagination, April 5, 7:45 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. … read more

This Weekend: Boats, concerts, chocolate, art and more

Hartford Boat Show The Hartford Boat Show will run Feb. 8-11 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. Produced by the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, the 2018 Hartford Boat Show represents every aspect of recreational boating in Connecticut. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit hartfordboatshow.com. Broken Wings Broken Wings will be screened on Feb. 8 at 7 … read more

On Stage: opening and advance

OPENING August Wilson’s Fences, Feb. 2-24, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Ln., Ridgefield. Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play, set in 1950s, exploring evolving African-American experience and examining race relations and other themes; directed by Katherine Ray, produced by Craig David Rosen. Strong language and adult themes; recommended for mature audiences. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun., … read more

This Weekend: concerts, balls, plays and more

Hat City Ball The Hat City Ball is on Jan. 26 at the Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Road, Danbury. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Tickets are $140. For more information, visit danburymuseum.org/hat-city-ball. Love Letters Love Letters runs from Jan. 26 through Feb. 11 at the MTC MainStage, 509 Westport Avenue, Norwalk. The … read more

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