The Reel Dad: Tribeca Festival celebrates independent film

Each spring in lower Manhattan, movie makers and fans gather to experience the depth of talent working today in independent film. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival – running April 19 through 30 – offers 98 feature-length films from 30 countries, including 78 world premieres, six international premieres, six North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, and …

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Exhibits — openings, museums, arts centers, galleries, etc.

Autumn in Central Park, 1956, watercolor on paper, by Adolf Dehn. The Fairfield University Art Museum will present a new exhibition, Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan, which will be on view Friday, Jan. 27, through Friday, April 7, in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries. There will be an opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit fairfield.edu/museum/.

OPENING Ridgefield Guild of Artists, 34 Halpin Lane; open Wed.-Sun., 12-4; 203-438-8863  or rgoa.org:  April Fools’ Bedlam, April 1-30; recept. Sat., April 1, 4-6 p.m.; RHS Student Show, Upper Gallery, April 20-April 30. New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., 203-594-5076, newcanaanlibrary.org: Water + Words and Water, monotypes by Frances Ashforth, March 30-May 21, opening recept. …

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Afterdark — ideas for date night

Coffeehouse-Style Concerts, Benefits, Galas, Etc. Western Conn. State U. Midtown Coffeehouse,  Thur. 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: Matthew Popp, March 30; The Band Dakota, April 6; open mic all night, April 13; Natalie Gelman, acoustic folk, …

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