STEM Night Out: Perfect Pairings, benefit for science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning programs at Discovery Museum, Sat., June 17, 6-9 p.m., 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Evening of wine, cheeses, chocolate; “decadent catered menu,” plus silent auction and balloon roulette. Childcare available. Tickets $50 or premium tickets $65 (include swag bag) at discoverymuseum.org or 203-372-3521.
Western Conn. State U. Midtown Coffeehouse, Thurs. at 8 (open mic), featured act at 9; in the Colonial Corner, Midtown campus, 181 White St., Danbury; free adm., donations accepted; info., 203-837-8486.
Living Compassion, The Dalai Lama’s life story in music, words and pictures, June 17, 7:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield; fundraiser for DNKL Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace in Redding. Narrated by Tencho Gyatso, niece of His Holiness. Accompanied by music of Tibetan flutist, Nawang Khechog. Tickets: $35, info: 203-438-5795.
Live Jazz Night, @ Carriage Barn Arts Center, Sat., June 17, 8 p.m., Waveny Park, 681 South Ave., New Canaan, featuring local musician Michael-Louis Smith and friends in performance that blends jazz, funk and afrobeat. Sampling of Asylum Distillery spirits, Thimble Island Brewing Company beer and sweets from Speakeasy Confections. The Primacy of Color III exhibit on view, featuring the work of several local artists. Doors open 8 and music from 8:30-10pm. Tickets $10 adv. at CarriageBarn.org/jazz, $15 at door.
Antiques Roadshow guest appraiser, Kenneth Gloss to visit Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., on Tues., June 20, 7-8 p.m. Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop in Boston, to “show some of his favorite finds, describe some of the joys of the ‘hunt’ and explain what makes a book go up in value.” He’ll also talk about the storied past of his bookshop, which goes back to 1825. Info: westportlibrary.org or 203-291-4800.
Robin R. Salmon, curator of sculpture and vice president of art and historical and historical collections at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina, to give talk in Allen & Helen Hermes Art Series, on American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m., Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Rd. Reception to follow. Reg. at marktwainlibrary.org or 203-938-2545.
The Ladies of Summer evening, (three authors who have books coming out in time for summer reading), Wed., June 21, 6 p.m., Wee Burn Country Club, 141 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd., Darien. Barrett Bookstore in Darien to host special event with wine and hors d’oeuvres on terrace and chance to meet authors, followed by authors’ presentation and joint Q&A. This year’s guests of honor: Jamie Brenner (The Forever Summer), Maile Meloy (Do Not Become Alarmed) and Jane Green (The Sunshine Sisters). Tickets, $27, include glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and 10% discount on books purchased at event; available at barrettbookstore.com or 203-655-2712.
Maritime with a Twist, special but casual evening that “celebrates and connects SoNo’s food and drink with SoNo’s anchor,” The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk, Thurs., June 22, 6-8 p.m., guests 21 and over can explore entire aquarium; plus samplings from neighborhood restaurants, area craft breweries and artisanal distilleries, live music by Kritikal Mass. Tickets $50 ($45 for members), with proceeds going to aquarium, at door or adv. at maritimeaquarium.org or by calling 203-852-0700, x2206.
Ethan & Lou’s 2nd Chance Prom, Sat., June 23, 7-11 p.m., Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Rd., Danbury; Ethan Carey and Lou Milano from Ethan and Lou Morning Show on i95 (95.1 FM) extend invitation to 2nd Chance Prom with food, music, dancing, much more; tickets $35; info: i95rock.com
Darien Arts Center’s first-ever gala, An Evening Under the Stars, Sat., June 24, 6-9 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio and Garden, 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall. Tickets $75, to “support new cultural programs and inspiring performances.” Tickets or donations at darienarts.org. Info: Amy Allen, executive director, 203-655-8683.
Come Fly With Me, celebrating music of Frank Sinatra, featuring vocalist Rob Zappulla and his 13-piece orchestra, Sat., June 24, 7:30 p.m., The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Concert supports Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association in efforts to help further educate police officers and public on dangers of drug abuse. Tickets, $20-$35, at theklein.org or 800-424-0160. Premium tickets, with pre-show reception, VIP parking: $50. Donations for raffle table: 203-804-7091 or 860-999-1056 or [email protected]
Pop-Up Painting Party, fundraising event, Tues., June 27, 7-8:30 p.m., McManus Room, Westport Library. Wine, light refreshments and creative fun. Opportunity to produce own “masterpiece” in one of 50 frames sketched out on walls of room by two artists, library artist-in-residence Miggs Burroughs and exhibits curator Chris Timmons. Ticket holders can come create piece of art for temporary exhibit; no art experience required. Tickets, info at westportlibrary.org.
Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala, featuring Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs in concert, Sun., July 9, 6 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Event includes dinner by top area restaurants, silent and live auction items (including memorabilia signed by McDonald and Scaggs on night of show). Tickets, $250, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office at 203-438-5795.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, The Alone Together Again tour, Fri., July 14, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Rd., Westport, with his band, benefit for Levitt summer series. Originally released in 1970, Mason’s Alone Together is one of America’s classic rock albums. Evening overview: 5 p.m.: VIP Experience, pre-concert meet & greet with Mason, limited availability; 6.30: lawn opens to all ticket-holders and picnics; 6:30-8: cocktails on terrace for patron, premium and VIP ticket-holders; 8: opening act; 8:30: Mason. Proceeds from special event help to underwrite Levitt Pavilion’s summer season featuring “50 Free Nights under the Stars.” Tickets, $37.50-$185 ($35-$180 member), and info at: http://bit.ly/DaveMasonLPCT17
The O’Neill’s Summer Gala, Sat., July 22, 6 p.m., Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford; honoring accomplishments of National Music Theater Conference’s founding Artistic Director Paulette Haupt and celebrating conference’s 40th season. Event features cocktails, dinner, and entertainment on O’Neill’s historic campus overlooking Long Island Sound. Tickets, $195-$500, and more info at 860-443-1238 or theoneill.org.
Cocktails with the Cast, Sat., July 22, following 8 p.m. performance of U.S. premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Celebration of Thrown Stone’s founding production with cast and creative team, with craft cocktails by Litchfield Distillery, spread of food by Luna Rossa and musical performance by Parker Hu. Tickets $100 (Milk tickets sold separately) at thrownstone.org
Sip and Sketch at WCSU, pairing experience of drawing from live model with wine and refreshments, 7 to 9 p.m., Fri., Aug. 25, Western Connecticut State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; $25 includes adm., refreshments, basic art supplies; open to adults 21+; reg. at www.wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com. Next dates: Oct. 6. Info: 203-837-8403.
Treehouse Comedy Productions (TreehouseComedy.com, 203-268-5857): Westport, below Bistro B, Westport Inn, 1595 Post Rd.: Sat., June 17, 9 p.m., Joe List, headliner; Stavros Halkias, featured act; Claudia Stavola, opening act; $22.50. Sat., June 24, 9 p.m., New Treehouse Comedy Showcase, starring Don McEnery, featuring Cristian Duran, Brian Plumb, Ally Macey, Jesse Sneddon and 6 more comics to be announced; $17.50.
Luc’s Cafe-Restaurant, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield: “Cafe Musette” featuring Larry Urbon, guitarist. French songs, gypsy swing Mon. and Wed., 7:30-9:30 p.m., info: cafemusette.com
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).
Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Ave., Bethel; notekitchen.com, 203-917-3411: June 15, Doug Latour; June 16, Phoenix Tree; June 17, Gracie Day; June 18, The Bruce Coviello Group; June 19, open mic; June 21, Nancy Burger; June 22, Kyle Ledoux.
Sono Seaport Seafood Restaurant, 100 Water St., South Norwalk; 203-854-9483, music 3-6 p.m. June 18, Cutrone with Hiroshi Yamazaki, piano; Phil Bowler, bass, music continues through Sept.
The Jazzholes, founded by New Canaan resident Paul McDaniel, playing concert to benefit Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Sat., June 17, The Heights at Brother Vic’s, 920 Oakridge Commons in South Salem, N.Y., 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets, $40, at www.shop.aldrichart.org or at door.
The Towne Crier, 379 Main St., Beacon, N.Y., www.townecrier.com, 845-855-1300: Myles Mancuso Band, Sat., June 17, 8:30 p.m., $20 adv., $25 at door.
Summer Sundays: Jazz @ Pizzeria Laurento in Bethel (pizzerialaurentano.com, 203-792-1500), concerts at 6 p.m., $10-$15; June 18: Rob Aires Trio.
Toad’s Place, 300 York St., New Haven, 203-624-8623: Running On Empty, music of Jackson Browne, and Laurel Canyon Sound, Thurs., June 22, 8 p.m., doors open 7:30; $15 adv., $20 day of show; at etix.com
Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, 203-288-6400: The Helium Brothers and Washboard Slim and The Bluelights, acoustic roots-rock bands in double bill, Sat., June 24, 8 p.m.,Tickets, $10 adv., $15 at door, at www.theouterspace.net
Daryl’s House Club, 130 Route 22, Pawling, N.Y.; darylshouseclub.com or 845-289-0185: Beginnings: Tribute to Chicago, June 15, 8 p.m., $20, $30; Jessica Lynn, June 16, 8 p.m., $20, $25.; The Wailers, June 17, 8 p.m., $35 adv., $40 day of show; Lindi Ortega, June 18, 7 p.m., $15, $25; Jack Broadbent, June 21, 7 p.m., $15, $20; Howie Day, June 22, 8 p.m., $15, $25.
* Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y.; box office, 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com: Mamma Mia, through June 25; Thur.-Sat. evenings, 8; Wed.-Fri. lunch matinees, 1 p.m.; Sun., lunch, 1:30; Sun., dinner show, 7 p.m., tickets $54-$80. Annie, WBT’s 201st production, June 29-Sept. 10, $54-$84. Pet Adoption Day, Sat., July 22, 10:30-4:30.