Lively Arts: Benefits, tango, screenings and more
Spirit of Hope Benefit, June 6, 6 p.m., Woodway Country Club, 540 Hoyt St., Darien. Proceeds go to Liberation Programs organization, for recoverees, and outreach work it does to prevent substance use disorders. Tickets: $250. Info: spiritofhope2019.com.
Nautical Night, June 6, 6:30 p.m., Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Cocktails, music, food and speakers. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Village. Tickets $150. Info: bgvillage.org/fundraiser/.
Gala Preview Party: Up, Up & Away, June 8, 7-10 p.m., Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Live music, musical theater, cocktails, farm-to-table dinner, live auction. Benefits the Fairfield Museum. Cost: $250-$500. Info: fairfieldhistory.org.
Sound Therapy Golf Scramble, June 12, 7:30 a.m., Griffith E. Harris Golf Club, 1300 King St., Greenwich. Shot-gun start at 8:30 a.m., includes a continental breakfast, lunch, open bar and prizes. Tickets: $175. Info: abilis.us/golf.
Revolutionary CT Beer and Cider Tasting, June 20, 7 p.m., Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk. Curated variety of CT based beers and ciders, appetizers. Tickets: $45-$50. Info: norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
Palace Theatre’s 10th annual Gala: Dionne Warwick, June 20, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Proceeds benefit the Palace Theatre Stamford. Tickets: $45-$85. Info: palacestamford.org.
Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala, June 21, 5:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Featuring Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, food and drink. Tickets: $74-$175. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Ringmaster’s Ball, June 22, 6-11 p.m., Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford. Cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing to music provided by Cracked Ice. Community leaders, Barnum Festival ringmaster and the royal family will be in attendance. Tickets: $175. Info: BarnumFestival.com.
Concert and Charity Softball Game, concert, July 12, 8 p.m.; softball game, July 13, 1 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Featuring jazz guitarist: Bernie Williams, former NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry and others. Tickets: $55-$90. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
SummerFest CT, Aug. 18, 3-9 p.m., Riverwalk, 100 Canal St., Shelton. Rain date: Aug. 21. Featuring John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Hey Nineteen, and Rico Monaco Band with Tito Puente Jr. Bring nonperishable food to be donated to Spooner House Food pantry. Tickets: $40-$45. Info: SummerFestCT.com.
Senior Dance Concert, June 8, 4 and 7 p.m., Darien High School, 80 High School Ln., Darien. Culminating work of Darien Art Center’s experienced dance students. Tickets: $20, at the door.
Saturday Night Fever: 70s Disco Dance Benefit, June 15, 7:30 p.m., DAC Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd., Darien. Proceeds go to Darien Arts Center. Tickets: $125. Sponsorships and tickets: darienarts.org.
Ridgefield School of Dance spring show: Alice In Wonderland, Act III of The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, and High Gear, a presentation by the Jazz Department, June 15, 6:30 p.m.; June 16, 1 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 700 N. Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets: $15-$23. Info: theridgefieldschoolofdance.com.
Silent Headphone Party, June 22, 8 p.m., The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Must be 21 and over. Tickets: $45-$55, palacestamford.org.
Double up Dance Studio, June 30, 10:30 a.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Tickets: $25-$30. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.
Opening Tango Social “Milonga” with guest Dale Ellison, July 12, 7:30-11 p.m., First Church of Christ, 190 Court St., Middletown. Tango vals class: 7:30-8:30 p.m.; social dance: 8:30-11 p.m. Cost: $15-$25. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
Tango Boot Camp for beginners with Dale and Gem, July 13, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave. S., Milford. Cost: $60. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
Tango Workshops with Dale and Gem, July 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Vitti’s Dance Studio, 10 Precision Rd., Danbury. Cost: $50. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
Intensive Tango Workshops Dale and Gem, July 14, 1-5:30 p.m., Dance Dimensions, 15 Cross St., Norwalk. Cost: $75. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
Tango Passion Show 2019, July 19, 8 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Tickets $38-$48. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
CT Tango Fest: Workshops with Pablo and Valeria, July 20, 1-5:30 p.m., Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave. S., Milford. Cost: $75. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
CT Tango Fest: Workshops with Pablo and Valeria, July 21, 1-5:30 p.m., Dimensions, 15 Cross St., Norwalk. Cost: $75. Info: CTTangoFest.org.
NHdocs: The 6th annual New Haven Documentary Film Festival, through June 9, Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall St., New Haven. The festival honors documentarian, Michael Moore. For the full schedule, and how to buy tickets and passes to special events (including the private brunch with Moore), visit NHdocs.com.
A Star Is Born, June 10, noon, Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Rated R. Info: stratfordlibrary.org.
Artifishal, June 11, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Free. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.
Field of Dreams, June 16, 4 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. 30th anniversary celebration with exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. Tickets: $12.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Antony & Cleopatra, June 16, noon, The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets: $15-$25. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
The Big Lebowski, June 17, 7:30 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Lebowski-Fest features white russian cocktails, giveaways, prizes for the best costumes. Tickets: $10. Info: fairfieldtheatre.org.
The Muppet Movie, July 25, 12:30 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. Tickets: $10-$12.50. Info: ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk. Tickets part of aquarium admission. Info: maritimeaquarium.org.
Monday Matinees, Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Stratford. Info: stratfordlibrary.org.
Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford; avontheatre.org, 203-967-3660; tickets $9-$12 nonmembers.
LMMM 2019 Young Writers’ Competition, accepting entries through June 7. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing competition entitled, A Victorian Era Mystery: "Whodunit" at the Mansion. Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silvermine Arts Center Fulbright residency program, funded by artist and philanthropist Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider and Robert Dilenschneider, and managed by the International Institute of Education (IIE). Radovanovich will spend the first two weeks of June on the Silvermine campus. Open to current foreign Fulbright grantees and Fulbright Visiting Scholars. Artists will have the opportunity to work with a Silvermine faculty member as a mentor. Info: iie.org/Programs/Fulbright-Silvermine-Residency/About.
Submissions sought for Housatonic Book Awards, application deadline, June 14. Contest seeks authors and poets to submit work published in 2018. Submission fee: $25. Submission guidelines: housatonicbookawards.wordpress.com/guidelines/. Submissions: alumni.wcsu.edu/housatonic-book-awards.
Call for art, the Milford Arts Center is accepting submissions for Relativity through June 14. The exhibit will run June 27 through July 21. Info: milfordarts.org.
Kid’s Summer Art Camp with Kathie Milligan, June 24-28, morning program for ages 6-8, 10 a.m.-noon, $395; Afternoon program for ages 9-12, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $475, Greenwich Art Society, Art Studio, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Register: 203-629-1533. Online tickets: gaskidscamp.eventbrite.com.
Summer Theatre Camp, Twelfth Night Jr., grades 7-10, begins June 24; Into the Woods Jr., grades 5-12 starts Aug. 12, with auditions June 3, Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Rd. Darien. Schedule an audition for Into the Woods Jr. by emailing email@example.com. Vocal and Dance Audition Workshops, June 2, for grades 6-10. Info: darienarts.org, 203-655-8683.
Calling All Crafters, The Ridgefield Woman’s Club seeks crafters for 49th annual Craft Fair, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., East Ridge Middle School, 10 E. Ridge Rd., Ridgefield. All proceeds will be donated to area charities. Info: rwc-craftfair.com.