Kids’ Stuff: family fun this weekend

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 Connecticut Ballet Summer Dance Caravan, Classics to Contemporary: Repertory Favorites and New Works: Fri., July 31, 7:30 p.m.,  Ives Concert Park, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury; ivesconcertpark.com. Newtown Musicals …

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Busy, busy weekend — Openings, music, Revolutionary War invasion anniversary, and more

‘Here Come the Brides, Grace & Elegance 1855-1950,’ gowns from the Darien Historical Society collection opens with a champagne preview Friday, 6:30 to 9; tickets are $60. The show runs from April 27 through August; 203-655-9233 or darienhistorical.org.

Absolut Kuba! The Carriage Barn Arts Center’s exhibit of contemporary Cuban art by emerging and established artists opens Thursday, April 24, and will be on view through May 17. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 27, from 3 to 5 at the gallery, which is in Waveny Park, New Canaan. For more …

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Wizard of Oz or an orchestral concert? Art, antiques, ballet and more — great choices this weekend

Extreme Habitats: Into the Deep Sea will open at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich on April 5, focusing on survival strategies and the technology used to observe sea creatures; brucemuseum.org or 203-869-0376. (Sea butterfly; Larry Madin©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.)

Spring art The Art Society of Old Greenwich is presenting its Spring Art Show at the Garden Education Center, 130 Bible Street, Old Greenwich, through April 30. There will be an artists reception on Friday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., with artworks by society members and by student scholarship award winners from Greenwich …

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