Dance

Bandaloop, the vertical dance troupe.

Live in HD: Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake, Sun., Feb. 5, 12:55 p.m., tickets $25, srs., $20, students, $15; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

On Exhibit

* = Exhibits for children.

OPENING

Fairfield University Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Performing Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Rd.; 1-877-ARTS-396 or quickcenter.com: Dance: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland, Philip Trager, Sept. 18-Jan. 15; opening recept. Thur., Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., incl. 2 performances by Adele Myers and Dancers.

Carriage Barn Arts Center in Waveny Park, 681 South Ave., New Canaan; gallery hours Wed.-Sat., 10-3, Sun., 1-5, carriagebarn.org: 38th Annual Members’ Show, Sept. 19-Oct. 24, opening recept. Sat., Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m., artists’ talk Sun., Sept. 27, 1 p.m.; free concert, Madera Winds, Sat., Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.

Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave., 2nd floor; open Mon.-Fri., 10-4, Sat.-Sun., 12-4; info., greenwichartscouncil.org or call 203-862-6750: From the Ground Up: Art Inspired by Nature, Paintings, Photographs, Sculptures, Sept. 17-Oct. 29.

Pop Up Art Show by the Fairfield County Arts Association, Artistic Journeys, Fri., Sept. 18, 4-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Sept. 19-20, 11-4; wall art, sculpture and functional pieces; St. Philip’s Mansion, 25 France St., Norwalk; info., fairfieldcountyarts.com or 203-854-9613.

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Ave.; flinngallery.com or 203-622-7947: Akinori Matsumoto Sound Sculptures, A Site-Specific Installation, Sept. 17-Oct. 21; opening recept. Thur., Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m.; Interactive Sound Performance, Sat., Sept. 19, 2 p.m.

Galerie Sono, 123 Washington St., South Norwalk; sonogalerie.com or 203-831-8332: Sacred Places, one-woman show by Rimi Yang, Sept. 19-Oct. 16, opening recept. Sat., Sept. 19, 6 p.m.

The Mayor’s Gallery, 10th floor Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford; weekdays 9-4: Images of Cuba, a photographic essay by Andrew Dennis McBride, Sept. 14-Oct. 30, recept. Thur., Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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After Dark

  Since performances are always subject to change, call ahead to confirm. To submit listings, mail or e-mail deadline is two weeks in advance of publication to: Arts & Leisure, Hersam Acorn Newspapers, P.O. Box 1019, Ridgefield, Conn. 06877 or [email protected]

* = Suitable for children.

COFFEEHOUSE-Style CONCERTS, BENEFITS, GALAS, etc.

Local Philanthropic Roast to benefit the American Cancer Society, Thur., Sept. 17, 6 p.m., honoring Bobby Valentine; at the Italian Center of Stamford, 1620 Newfield Ave.; res., 203-563-1528 or visit fairfieldcountyroast.org after July 24.

MS Taste of Hope, fund-raising food-sampling evening, Thur., Sept. 17, 6 p.m., tickets $50; Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven; visit ctfightsms.org or call 860-913-2550 for tickets and more information.

Taconic Opera Gala: Opera Goes Insane, Thur., Sept. 17, 7 p.m., featuring company’s professional lead singers performing “mad scenes” from famous operas; dinner; tickets $250 to $150; ArtsWestchester Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, N.Y.; tickets and res., taconicopera.org or call 1-855-886-7372.

Art Auction to benefit Greater New Haven Community Chorus, Fri., Sept. 18, 7 p.m.; tickets $25/person, $40/couple, at the Commons Great Room, 75 Washington Ave., Hamden; $25/person, $40/couple; at gnhcc.org.

Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse featuring singer/songwriter Craig Bickhardt, Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.,  tickets $20; doors open at 7:30, snacks, beer and wine avail., free coffee; 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford; res., 203-878-6647.

An Evening in Greeley’s Garden, Sat., Sept. 19, 5-8 p.m., live music by a Civil War Era string band, beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction; at the Horace Greeley Museum, 100 King St., Chappqua, N.Y.; tickets start at $65; newcastlehs.org or call 914238-4666.

Barefoot on the Beach, A Sea to Table Dining Experience, Sat., Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., presented by Friends of Greenwich Point; info., friendsofgreenwichpoint.org.

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Bill of Fairs

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, with more than 300 modern American makers, Sept. 18-20; Fri. & Sun., 10-5, Sat., 10-6; $12 adm., $11/srs., $4/kids 6-16; Lyndhust, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.; info., artrider.com.

Rowayton Civic Association’s September by the Sea House Tour, Fri., Sept. 18, 10-2; walk through the waterfront community, lunch at Roton Point Club (lunch only w/ adv. ticket purchase); tickets ($65 w/lunch, $50 w/out lunch) at rowaytonct.com.

* Greater Danbury Irish Festival, Fri., Sept. 18, 5-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 19, 11-10:30; Sun., Sept. 20, 12-7;  Ives Concert Park, WCSU Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; info., ivesconcertpark.com or danburyirishfestival.org.

* 10th Annual Irish Festival hosted by the Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Fri., Sept. 18, 6-11 p.m., and Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; music, dance, Irish Marketplace, cultural area; free children’s activities 11-6 Sat.; adm. $5/Friday, $12/Sat. for those 12 and older; Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion, behind Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., Milford; info., milfordirish.og.

New Haven Grand Prix, presented by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and HealthyCT, Fri., Sept. 18, 7-10 p.m., twilight professional racing on New Haven streets plus Apizza Feast on College St. w/ an outdoor food truck and beer festival, climbing wall, children’s activities; info., healthyct.org or call 1-855-458-4928.

Annual Used Instrument Consignment Sale, Sat., Sept. 19, 8:30-noon, in the small gym at Fairfield Warde High School, Melville Ave. at Knapps Hwy., Fairfield; cash or check preferred but credit cards accepted; consignments accepted Fri., Sept. 18, 4-7 p.m., consignees receive 70% of price they set, donations welcome; Music Parents Association of the Fairfield Public Schools, fairfieldMPA.org or 203-333-9014.

* Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend: The Burning of the Morehouse Farm, presented by the Historical Society of Easton and Easton’s Parks and Recreation Dept., Sat., Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sun., Set. 20, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; more than 125 re-enactors from the 5th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment, encamped on the fields of Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Rd., Easton; adm. $20/adult, weekend, $15/child weekend (under 8, free); one-day passes, $15/adult, $10/child; $5/parking; info., historicalsocietyofeastonct.org or call 203-292-3533.

* Sinful Saturday: Sloth, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-3 p.m., marking the conclusion of the Aldrich Museum’s contribution to the summer’s The Seven Deadly Sins exhibition series; activities for all ages, food trucks, “laid-back” exhibition tours; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield; aldrichart.org or 203-438-4519.

* 109th Emmanuel Family Fair, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4, rain or shine; jewelry, garden booth, collectibles, toys, country kitchen, furniture, silent auction, snack bar, games and more; music by Chris Coogan, 11-2; Emmanuel Church, 285 Lyons Plain Rd., Weston; 203-337-8565.

Steamroller Printmaking Festival, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4, presented by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in conjunction with Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s World Wide Day of Play in Mathews Park, 295-299 West Ave., Norwalk; large-scale relief prints (as large as 4’ x 8’) created by 10 selected artists with a steamroller provided by Di Iorio Brothers excavation Inc.; info., contemprints.org or call 203-899-7999.

Designer Showhouse on the Green presented by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in the old rectory, 690 Old Post Rd., Fairfield; Sept. 19-Oct. 25; showcase for more than 15 top interior deigners and landscape designers; Tues.-Sun., 10-4, daily adm. $35; Preview Party Fri., Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m., $175; info., showhouseonthegreen.org.

MAC Fest 2015 (spon. by the Milford Arts Council), Sat., Sept. 19, 10-5 on the Milford Green and at Milford Center for the Arts, followed by free concert featuring The Elwoods, on the Green; info., milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.

*Fourth annual Touch A Truck community event in Wilton at Middlebrook School, 131 School Road, Sat., Sept. 19, 11-3; trucks of all types, plus pony rides, bouncy house, face painting, concessions and music by Wilton Steel Band; silent hour, 11-12; $30 per family; info: 203-762-8001.

Brookfield’s 4th Annual Farmfest, Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4; Gurski Homestead, Rte. 133, Brookfield Center; vintage tractors and trucks, exhibits, demonstrations, Master Gardeners booth; free adm., refreshments avail.; info., brookfieldcthistory.org.

Digital Bookmobile on national tour visits Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Sat., Sept. 19, 10-4; 18-wheel tractor-trailer that’s a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile will be parked in lot of library shared with Baldwin Senior Center; free and open to public; interactive demos, high-definition videos, gadget gallery and more; info: 203-385-4164 or stratfordlibrary.org.

Birds of Prey Day at the Conn. Audubon Society Center in Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Sat., Sept. 19, 11-2; meet the newest birds of prey, presentations at 11:30 and 1:30; free, donations welcome; info., ctaudubon.org/center-at-fairfield or 203-259-6305 x109.

SOWE (Southern Westchester) 2015 Music Festival, national (Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, David Johansen, Marc Cohn, Shawn Mullins, many more) and regional artists, multiple stages, Sat., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; kids’ activities, food trucks, crafts, beer pavilion, wine garden, etc.; Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck, N.Y.; tickets on sale now, sowemusicfestival.com.

An Autumn Tea, presented by the Shelton Historical Society as a fund-raiser for preserving collection of more than 20,000 photographs, Sat., Sept. 19, 2-4 p.m., $25/person’ Fellowship Hall of the Huntington Congregational Church, 19 Church St., Shelton; info., sheltonhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-925-1803.

Westport Rotary 4th Annual LobsterFest at Compo Beach, Sat., Sept. 19, 3-7 p.m.; $50/person for 2 1.25-lb lobsters or a 14-oz. New York strip steak, plus corn cole slaw, bread and butter, potato salad, peppermint patties, and beer or wine; kids, $10, hot dogs or chicken fingers, chips and water or lemonade; tickets at westportrotary.org.

Kennedy Center Autism Week Events: Autism SpectRUN Sat., Sept. 19, Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park in Monroe, reg. opens at 7:30, 5K Color Fun Run/Walk/Stroll; Open House at Autism Project, 4021 Main St., Stratford, parents, guardians and community members welcome; Magic Moments, autism fund-raiser Sat., Sept. 26, at the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Rd. East, Westport, beginning at 7 w/cocktail party, food, silent auction and music; info., 203-365-8522 x216 or visit KC-Austism.org.

Connecticut Cycling Festival, Sat., Sept. 19, at 8 a.m, with two rides starting on Temple St. green, New Haven, following scenic routes on west side of Connecticut River Valley and finishing at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford; then Sun., Sept. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., eight races in downtown Hartford, live music, food and drinks from local vendors; organized by Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program, info: cyclingadvancement.com/events/ct-gran-fondo or visit CCAP on Facebook.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, 203-622-6883, Children’s Book Sale and open house, Sat., Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m.; “Every Hero Has A Story” reading club, Airborne Jugglers, Huckster performance, cartooning, tests of mental strength, mask-making, face painting, games, crafts, prizes, refreshments.

6th Annual Live Green Connecticut! Festival, Sept. 19-20, Sat., 10-5, Sun., 10-4, more than 200 exhibits; free adm.; Taylor Farm Park, 45 Calf Pasture Rd., East Norwalk; livegreenct.com.

8th annual Raspberry Festival takes place Sat., Sept. 19, and Sun., Sept. 20, 12-5 p.m. at the White Silo Farm & Winery 32, Rte. 37 East, Sherman; 860-355-0271, whitesilowinery.com; food and desserts, $5 per plate; free tours, live music 1-4 both days; Don Lowe, Sat. and Martin Meyer, Sun.

* Adopt-a-Dog 28th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Festival, Sun., Sept. 20, 10-4:30; multiple dog competitions with celeb. judges, music, vendors, food offerings; adm. $25/family; $15/adult, $5/sr., teen, free/12 and under; Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch St., Greenwich; info., tickets, adoptadog.org or call 914-273-1674 for sponsorship info.

Little Black Dog Rescue adoption event, Sun., Sept. 20, 12-3, Earth Animal, 606 Post Road, Westport, info: littleblackdogrescue.org.

Old-Fashioned Flea Market, Sun., Sept. 20, 10-5, music, food, Mansion tours ($5); Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Ave., Norwalk; info., lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or 203-838-9799.

Alden Sherman Classic Car Show marks its fourth year on Sun., Sept. 20, 10-3, Weston High School on School Road; rain date: Sept. 27; a 1959 Edsel Ranger, a 1952 MG TD, a 1921 Templar 4-45 Phaeton, a 1993 Jaguar XJS, a 1962 Porsche 356B and a 1960 Triumph TR3Al and others, plus luncheon and silent auction info: aldenshermanclassic.com

Benefit Classic Car Show at St. Joseph’s Center, 6448 Main St., Trumbull, Sun., Sept. 20 (rain date: Sept. 27), 10-3; with crafts, food, music and raffles. Classic car owners invited to enter their cars (cut off year is 1985); dash plaques and goodie bags for all show cars; trophies to be awarded; info: 203-220-2784; proceeds benefit A;zheimer’s Association; sponsored by St. Joseph’s Center and Monroe Street Rodders; free adm to spectators.

* Touch-a-Truck presented by the Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield, Sun., Sept. 20, noon to 4 (rain date Sept. 27); vehicles, bounce house, food trucks and concession stands; parking lot of Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield; tickets $5/person age 2 and up; info., jwcfairfield.com.

5th Annual ArtsFest, Sun., Sept. 20, 1-4, free day for the community featuring LA-based Street Beat with Parkour Percussion; Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan; silvermineart.org or 203-966-9700.

Fall Wine Tasting and Spa for a Cause, Thurs., Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 at Rejuva Skin and Laser Spa, 20 Federal Rd., Brookfield; 203-775-1091 or email: [email protected]; benefit for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by Max Wine & Spirits, complimentary spa services, silent auction, raffles and more.

Go Wild! 16th annual Family Field Day, presented by Greenwich Land Trust, Sun., Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m., Greenwich Polo Field, North St.; hot air balloons, petting zoo, music by Gunsmoke, surfing ride, giant maze, bungee trampoline, bucket rides, soccer, arts & crafts, fly fishing, rock climbing wall, pony rides, food and drink, raffle with prizes; $50 raffle tickets: 203-629-2151 or at event; info: gltrust.org.

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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

Fourth annual Touch A Truck community event in Wilton at Middlebrook School, 131 School Road, Sat., Sept. 19, 11-3; trucks of all types, plus pony rides, bouncy house, face painting, concessions and music by Wilton Steel Band; silent hour, 11-12; $30 per family; info: 203-762-8001.

Ocean Litera-“Sea” weekend, Sept. 19 and 20; discounted admission for donation of new or gently used children’s book or books at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org. Story reading to kids.

Public Sails Aboard the Schooner Soundwaters, two-hour public sails, June 26-Sept. 30; Afternoon Sails, great for families, must be 5 or older, $35/adults, $20/children 5-12; Sunset Sails for adults, byo dinner and beverage, $35/person; departures from various locations incl. Stamford, Port Jefferson Greenwich, Bridgeport; schedule and more information at soundwaters.org.

Family Sukkot Celebration, a Stamford JCC dinner celebrating the harvest season, Thurs., Oct. 1, 5:30-7, in JCC Sukkah, 1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford; free for community; info: 203-487-0974, [email protected] or stamfordjcc.org.

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Film

* = Suitable for children. * IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk; daytime films, $9.50/adults, $8.50/srs. and youths (13-17), $7/age 3-12; Hollywood films, $11.50, $10.50, $9.50;  info., 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org: Humpback Whales at 11 and 3; Born to Be Wild at noon; Great White Sharks at 1 and 4 and …

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Dance

* = 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 ballroomdancesportct.com. Pilobolus, Fri., Sept. 25, 7 p.m., rec. for ages 12 and up; …

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On Stage

* = Shows for children.

OPENING

Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport; westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983: They’re Playing Our Song, Sept. 18-Oct. 11, Fri.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 2; Thur., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., matinee Sat., Oct. 10, 2 p.m.; tickets $28, $26 for seniors and students.

TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave.; theatreworks.us or 860-350-6863: Leading Ladies, Sept. 18-Oct. 10, Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 4, 2 p.m., tickets $23, students, military w/ID $18; Pay-What-You-Want Night Thur., Sept. 24.

THIS WEEKEND

Aquila Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, new production, Fri., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center, West.Conn. State U. Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; tickets, 203-837-8732.

A Bronx Tale, one-man stage version with Chazz Palminteri, who wrote the original movie, Fri., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.,; tickets$85;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre Main Stage, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; mycabaret.org or 203-576-1636: Wade Preston, The Piano Man from Billy Joel’s Broadway show Movin’ Out, Sat., Sept. 19, 5 and 8:15 p.m., tickets $45.

Carriage House Arts Center, Cranbury Park, 390 Grumman Ave., Norwalk; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s comedy, directed by Frank Gaffney, Sept. 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.; tickets: carriagehouseartscenter.org/reservations

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Sound

* = Things to do with children.

Rusted Root, Thur., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., $38;  The Warehouse Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Rock in the USA — A Pilot House Benefit featuring Band Together, Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.; $35;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Guitar Duo of Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, “500 years of music,” Sun., Sept. 20, 2 p.m., The Westport Library McManus Rm., 20 Jesup Rd.; free; info., 203-291-4800.

Connecticut Alliance for Music Sunday House Concert Series opening Sun., Sept. 20, at 3 with pianists Josh Wright and Timur Mustakimov, at the Silvermine School of Music, 36 Comstock Hill Avenue, Norwalk; tickets $35; res., at camusic.org/tickets.

Berkshire Big Band, “Great Music From Great Bands” outdoor concert presented by Richter Association for the Arts, Sun., Sept. 20, 2 p.m.; bring lawn chairs, picnics (weather permitting); concert cancelled in case of rain; 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury; info., 203-744-5144.

Jazz in theGarden, featuring Dan Brubeck Quartet, Sun., Sept .20, 3-5 p.m., at Weit Farm National Historic Site, rain or shine; $20 adult, $10 ages 13-18, 12 and under free, tickets online only: jazzatweir.com; all parking at Branchville Elementary School, 40 Florida Road off Rte. 102, Ridgefield, free shuttles to begin at 2 p.m.

KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) Concert feturing the Guastavino Trio, Sun., Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport; adm., $10 donation to KEYS; info., keysmusic.org/concert-calendar.

Buckwheat Zydeco, Sun., Sept. 20, 7:30, $32;  StageOne Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

New Westchester Symphony casual afternoon gala Sun., Sept. 20, 3-6 p.m., food, drink and music, “Stage & Screen,” tickets $25, $10/children, at the door; Dobbs Ferry Woman’s Club, 54 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; info., newsymphony.org.

Charlie Daniels Band with Union Rail, Sun., Sept. 20, 8 p.m., $110/$95;  Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge; ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

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