* = Suitable for children.


Community Plates Food for All 2015, strolling culinary event featuring area’s new restaurants, caterers and markets, Thur., May 7, 6-9 p.m.; The Loading Dock, 375 Fairfield Ave., Stamford; tickets $75; communityplates.org.

Art to the Avenue, fund-raiser for the Greenwich Arts Council, with exhibits in Greenwich Avenue businesses May 7-29; opening night parties Thur., May 7, 5:30-8 p.m.; info., map/guide, avail. at greenwichartscouncil.org.

4th Annual Celebrity Voice Coach Platform Showcase, hosted by Samantha Cole, with Omar Wilson and special guest Andy Gundell, benefit for Ann’s Place, Fri., May 8, 8 p.m., at Mazzo Mozzarella & Wine Bar, 32 Newtown Rd., Danbury; tickets $45, incl. light fare; res., celebrityvoicecoach.com

Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse at Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, N.Y.; info., 914-946-1625: Kim & Reggie Harris, Sat., May 9, at 7:30, doors open at 6:30, informal sing-along at 6:45; tikets $18 in adv. at brownpapertickets.com or $23 at the door, students $15 w/ID, children 6-12, $10.

Katonah Museum of Art Spring Gala and Fundraiser, Sat., May 9, 7 p.m., silent auction, cocktails, dinner and dancing; honoring documentary producer Dyllan McGee; Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St./Rte. 22, Katonah, N.Y.; info., res., 914-232-9555 x2965 or email [email protected]

Booked for the evening, benefit for the Westport Library, with special guest Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Sat., May 9, 7:30 p.m., in the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road; ticket info., westportlibrary.org or 203-291-4800.

Voices Café, at the Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., voicescafe.org or 203-227-7205 x14: Jonathan Byrd and Sally Barris, Sat., May 9, at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30; tickets $20 in adv., $25/door.

12th Rays of Hope Gala benefitting Pacific House emergency men’s homeless shelter in Stamford, Wed., May 13, 5 p.m.; 1950s theme, cocktails, dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions; tickets $200 to $500;Italian Center at 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford; tickets avail. at shelterforhomeless.org.

Fairfield Museum and History Center IMAGES 2015 Gala, Thur., May 14, 7-10 p.m., cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, tickets $75, $150, $250; featuring IMAGES 2015 photography show and solo exhibit by photographer Howard Schatz; Champagne Preview Tour w/Howard Schatz, 6-7 p.m., $500; 370 Beach Road, Fairfield; fairfieldhistory.org or 203-259-1598.

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, 2015 fundraiser for the Westport Arts Center, Sat., May 16, 5:30-11 p.m. at Vespa and the National Hall Campus, Westport; info., 203-222-7070 or westportartscenter.org

New Canaan Society for the Arts Monaco Grand Prix fund-raiser, Sat., May 16, 7 p.m.; dinner by the bite, drinks, auction, wine grab, dancing to Oh La La!, art exhibit; Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan; tickets, at carriagebarn.org.

Comedy Benefit with Lisa Lampanelli for the Housatonic Museum of Art, Sat., May 16, 8 p.m., at the HCC Events Center, 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport; $150/ticket with VIP reception in honor of her father artist Leonard Lampugnale, or $65 (limited availability; res., housatonicmuseum.org/comedy

An Evening Under the Stars, Woodcock Nature Center, Sat., May 30, 7-10 p.m.; $60/person; 56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton; woodcocknaturecenter.org or 203-762-7280.

Wild Wine, Beer & Food Safari, Sat., June 6, 6-9 p.m., fund-raiser for the Beardsley Zoo, at the zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; $60; VIP $100; $65 at the gate if available; beardsleyzoo.org

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 18th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Celebration, Sat., June 6, 7 p.m.,wine tastings and bites from area caterers and restaurants; auction; tickets on sale in early spring; at the museum; info., stamfordmuseum.org/winetasting or call 203-977-6536.


Luc’s Café-Restaurant, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield; 203-894-8522: Mon. and Wed. nights, 7:30-9:30, Cafe Musette, gypsy swing featuring vocalist Noreen Mola; www.cafemusette.com.

Sarah’s Wine Bar, upstairs at Bernard’s, 20 West Lane Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or bernardsridgefield.com: Bob Curiano, guitar, every Wed.; Mark Mollica, every Thur., guitar;  Sun., Wed. & Thur. at 6:30, Fri.-Sat., 7:30ish.

Bernard’s, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or bernardsridgefield.com: Live Music:  Fri., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sat., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sun.brunch, piano, 12-3 (1st Sun./month, Young Musicians).

Pizzeria Lauretano, 291 Greenwood Ave., Bethel; Sunday Jazz at 6 p.m., res. strongly recommended for shows, pizzerialauretano.com or 203-792-1500: Hashem Assadullahi Quartet, May 10, $12; Jeff McGill Group with special guest Ken Gioffre, May 17, $15; Akiko Tsuruga Organ Trio, May 31, $15.

Marisa’s Ristorante, 6540 Main St., Trumbull; marisas-ristorante.com or 203-459-4225: Treehouse Comedy Show by Steven Michael Quezada, Fri., May 8, 9:30 p.m., tickets, $22, $25, at 203268-5857.

The Acoustic, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport: WPKN’s 4th Annual Bluegrass & Roots Benefit Concert, Thur., May 7, doors open at 7, show at 8, $15 at the door; info., wpkn.org.

Two Boots of Bridgeport, 281 Fairfield Ave., 203-331-1377: Someone You Can XRay, Thur., May 9, with The Fret Notz.

Le Fontane Ristorante, corner Rte. 137 & 100, Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-9619 or lefontane.net: Friday evening Live Jazz with Joe Jazz & The Band.


* Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y.; box office, 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com: West Side Story, April 9-July 5; Thur.-Sat. evenings, 8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. lunch matinees, 1 p.m.; Sun., lunch, 1:30; Sun., dinner show, 7 p.m., tickets $54-$80.

Comedy Wedding Dinner Theatre: For Better & For Worse Italian Comedy Wedding, featuring Donald Rondini, Sat., May 30, 7-10:30 p.m., $75/person; Villa Blanca, 312 Roosevelt Dr., Seymour; 203-556-2026.

Connecticut Playmakers Dinner with Disney cabaret, May 8-24, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2; cabaret-style seating, BYO food and drink; First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich; tickets $25; ctplaymakers.org or 203-249-5419.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; res., info., 203-576-1636 or mycabaret.org: California Surf, Sat., May 16, at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., featuring former Beach Boys’ band members, tickets $57.