Something New: Lessons and lectures

ART & ARCHITECTURE Mad Men Modern: Norwalk’s Contemporary Architecture Tour, Sept. 16, 12:30-5 p.m., Remington Rand Building, 333 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Tickets $60. Info: norwalkpreservation.org/. Taken from the Headlines: A Look Back at Bridgeport 100-75-50 Years Ago, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., Burroughs-Saden Library, 925 Broad St., Bridgeport. Local Historian and Bridgeport Fireman Rob Novak presents …

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On Stage: This weekend and upcoming

THIS WEEKEND *Lyn Dillies, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. The magician will perform her Mystify show. Tickets $15-$25. Info: thepalacedanbury.com. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aug. 18-19, Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation. Tickets $35. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.  CONTINUING The Understudy, through …

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Film: Screenings and more

* IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; daytime films, info., 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org: One exhibit and daytime IMAX movie included with paid aquarium adm: $22.95 for adults; $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65+); and $15.95 for children (3-12); free for kids under 3 and members. Backyard Wilderness and Pandas …

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After Dark: Coffeehouse-style concerts, benefits and galas

Elm Shakespeare Gala, Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m., Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven. Tickets $75 – $175. Info: elmshakespeare.org. The Kennedy Center Food, Wine & BrewFest, Sept. 15, 6-10 p.m., Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $75. Info: KC-Autism.org. FTC 80’S Dance Party, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., …

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Kids Stuff: Family fun

NATURE The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org; open daily, 10-5 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas); sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellies and more than 100 other species; Marine Lab, Ocean Playspace for toddlers, seal feedings at 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 and 3:45 p.m. daily. Fish Tales for preschoolers, …

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Bill of Fairs: Food festivals and more

Operation Hope’s “Really Big” Tag Sale, Aug. 18-19, First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Tickets $1. Info: call 203-292-5588, ext. 207. RidgeCon, Aug. 18, 10 – 4 p.m., Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St., Ridgefield. Its the fourth annual celebration of pop-culture. Info:  ridgefieldlibrary.org. Milford Oyster Festival, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Milford. …

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