Afterdark — Coffeehouses, benefits, in the clubs, etc.

* = Suitable for children. COFFEEHOUSE-Style CONCERTS, BENEFITS, GALAS, etc. WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse, Thur., 8 p.m. open mic, followed by 9 p.m. featured act;f ree adm., donations welcome, Alumni Hall, Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury; wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/coffeehouse.asp:  Bedford Davis, ...

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Dance — participatory, performance

Thursday Night Ballroom Dance Party, 7:30 to 11 p.m., all levels, no partner necessary, Ballroom Dance & Latin, $12/person; hosted by Ballroom DanceSport at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 35 Norfield Rd., Weston; info., 203-454-9200 or visit ballroomdancesportct.com. * Young Choreographers ...

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On Exhibit — openings, museums, arts centers, galleries, etc.

* = Exhibits for children. OPENING * The Bruce Museum, Tues.-Sat., 10 to 5, Sun., 2 to 5 (Closed Easter Sunday); $7/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/under 5, free adm. for all on Tuesdays;  One Museum Drive, Greenwich, 203-869-0376: Antarctica: Photographs by Diane Tuft: Selections from ...

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Bill of Fairs, with Farmers’ Markets

* = Things to do with children. * Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country; hudsonvalley.org: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, on 28 selected evenings Oct. 4-Nov. 16,more than 5,000 artist-carved jack-o’-lanterns in elaborate constructions  throughout the Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; ...

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Kids’ Stuff — shows and activities

A selection of events planned for youngsters and their families — see other calendar listings for more comprehensive coverage of area performances and activities. SPECIAL EVENTS Hats Off for Election Day workshop for kids, Tues., Nov. 4, 10-2, Westport Historical Society, Bradley Wheeler House, ...

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Something New — programs for all ages

* = Activities for children. ART & ARCHITECTURE * The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, open Tues.-Sun., 12-5 (also Presidents’ Day and Good Friday); historic $10/adults and $5/srs.; free adm. for full-time teachers and students in grades K-12, and for active-service military families; ...

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Sound of Music — concerts

* = Things to do with children. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Thur., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.,  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. Ian Anderson, The Best of Jethro Tull, Thur., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $135;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ...

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