Afterdark — benefits, dinner theater, etc.

* = Suitable for children. COFFEEHOUSE-Style CONCERTS, BENEFITS, GALAS, etc. A Night at the Sugar Shack at the New Canaan Nature Center, Fri., Feb. 27, 7 p.m., bonfire, maple toddies, keg in the snow, wine, music, chili and vegetarian chili; $30/person; adults must be 21 yrs.; tickets avail. on ...

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Dance — participatory & 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, etc.

* = Exhibits for children. OPENING Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y.; Tues.-Sun., 12-5; $5 adm., $3/srs., students, free/12 and younger; 914-251-6100 or neuberger.org:  Becoming Disfarmer, vintage photographs by Mike Disfarmer, made between 1915 ...

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Bill of Fairs, with Farmers’ Markets

* = Things to do with children. Pet Portrait Contest Fund-Raiser for CT Humane Society: schedule an appointment Feb. 14-28, bring 10 lb. bag of cat or dog food to shoot; winning pictures will be used in a Humane Society calendar; people may purchase copies of the pet portrait, not required to ...

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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 Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; mycabaret.org or 203-576-1636: Family Trio: ...

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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. Over Here and Over There: Music of WWI, musical performance in connection with the exhibit Greenwich Faces the Great War, Thur., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., March 1, 4 p.m.; tickets $15; Greenwich Historical Society Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland ...

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