Afterdark — galas, coffeehouses, clubs, dinner theater

  Since performances are always subject to change, call ahead to confirm. To submit listings, mail or e-mail deadline is two weeks in advance of publication to: Arts & Leisure, Hersam Acorn Newspapers, P.O. Box 1019, Ridgefield, Conn. 06877 or arts@acorn-online.com. * = Suitable for ...

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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 — openings, museums, galleries, etc.

* = Exhibits for children. OPENING 9th Annual Open Studios at American Fabrics Arts Building: Sat., Nov. 15, 10-5, and Sun., Nov. 16, 10-5; painting, printmaking, sculpture, quilting, jewelry, photography, ceramics, textiles, design, mixed media and more; food trucks in the east parking lot ...

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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

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 Curtain Call at the Kweskin Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; 203-461-6358 or ...

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Something New — lessons, lectures, etc.

* = 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

  * = Things to do with children. Crystal Bowersox, with Caroline Glaser, Thur., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., $38, StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. Steve Hackett, & Genesis Extended, Thur., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., tickets $75;  Ridgefield Playhouse, ...

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