Afterdark — benefits; in the clubs; dinner theater

* = 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: all-night open ...

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Dance — participatory and performance

* = Suitable for children. 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 ...

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On Exhibit — 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: Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep Sea, through  Nov. 9, ...

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Bill of Fairs — boat show, book sale, fairs and fun

* = Things to do with children. * Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show Sept. 18-21daily 10 to 6; motor and sailing yachts, sport fishing boats, family cruisers, performance boats and sailboats, marine accessories; boating and paddlesports lessons; kids’ activities incl. Nature Nick’s Animal ...

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Kids’ Stuff — family 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 The Barn Dance at John Jay Homestead, Sat., Sept. 20, 5-10 p.m.; incl. country barbecue, pizza truck, ice cream ...

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Something New — classes, workshops, activities, and programs

* = 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 coming up

* = Things to do with children. Popa Chubby, Fri., Sept. 19, 7:30; tickets $32;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. NRBQ, Fri., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $35;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5785. * Free ...

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