In the Mood?
The live show, In the Mood, featuring the big band hits of the 1940s, is being staged this week at the Ridgefield Playhouse, with shows through Sunday, April 20. Performers include six singer-dancers, with period costumes and choreography.
There’s a 2 p.m. show on Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 on Friday, at 2 and 7:30 on Saturday and 2 and 7 on Sunday. Tickets are $39 to $69; for information, call 203-438-5795.
Speaking of lemurs
Dr. Patricia Wright will talk about her conservation efforts to save lemurs and about the making of the new IMAX movie, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, on Thursday evening, April 17, at 7:30 at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Her talk will be followed by a screening of the film. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling 203-852-0700 x2206 or visit maritimeaquarium.org.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children will have its first Egg-straordinary Egg-stravaganza on Saturday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Benedict the Egg, who’ll start activities with an Egg Roll, and follow up with a clutch of other egg-oriented activities. Musicians Jay and Ray will perform for the youngsters.
The Egg-stravaganza is free with museum admission ($15; $10 for seniors; free under one year). The museum is at 303 West Avenue in Mathews Park, Norwalk; for more information, visit steppingstonesmuseum.org or call 203-899-0606.
Record Store Day
Gerosa Records at 246 Federal Road in Brookfield will celebrate “Record Store Day” on Saturday, April 19, with live performances and exclusive new vinyl releases. The nationwide eighth annual event highlights some 700 independent record stores across the country.
Gerosa will be open from 10 to 7, with live music starting at 4, featuring Lys Guillorn, Mike Brandon, and Malcom Tent. Among the new, exclusive and limited edition releases that will be available Saturday are Tame Impala, the Flaming Lips, Joy Division, Coldplay, Nirvana, Notorious B.I.G., Oasis, R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Dinosaur Jr., Green Day, Death Cab for Cutie, Broken Bells and Conor Oberst.
For more information, call 203-775-7074 or visit gerosarecords.com.
Earth Day celebration
The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y., will mark Earth Day will bird of prey experiences featuring TALONS! and master falconer Lorrie Schumacher. There will be programs on Saturday, April 19, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. at the center; Ms. Schumacher will be accompanied by a European Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Lanner Falcon, Ring Necked Raven and Harris’s Hawk.
Guests will also visit with Ambassador Wolves Alawa and Zephyr and see the resident red wolves and Mexican wolves. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
It’s a busy weekend at the wolf center with a Friday night sleepover, an “Evening Howl” on Saturday at dusk, and an “Egg Hunt with Wolves” on Sunday at 2. For more information and reservations, which are required, visit nywolf.org.
Round Hill Community Church will host a free family Easter Workshop on Saturday, April 19, from 2 to 3:30 with arts and crafts activities and refreshments. The church is at 395 Round Hill Road in Greenwich; for reservations, call 203-869-1091 or email [email protected]
The Irish band Black 47, which combines traditional Irish tunes, rock music and frequent digressions into reggae, will perform Saturday, April 19, at Fairfield Theatre Company Stage One, 70 Sanford Street. Doors open at 7; for tickets, $32, call 203-259-1036 or visit fairfieldtheatre.org.
And coming up…
The YWCA Darien/Norwalk will present its first annual free film festival, Stand Against Racism, opening Monday, April 21, and running through Saturday, April 26. Screenings will take place at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, and is recommended for teenagers through adults.
Films range from The Diary of Anne Frank to The Breakfast Club to A Raisin in the Sun to Undefeated. For more information, visit ywcadariennorwalk.org or call 203-655-2535.
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A Celebration of Trees, a gallery show, will open Tuesday, April 22, at the G&B Cultural Center at 49 New Street in Georgetown. The exhibit of painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography showcases the work of artists including printmaker Pam Rouleau of Wilton, and painters Bobbi Mullen of Weston and Dimitri Wright of Greenwich. The exhibit will be open daily 9 to 4; for information, email [email protected] or call 203-544-0056.
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Popular writer Andrew Gross will present his latest book, Everything to Lose, a thriller set in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on Tuesday, April 22, at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. His talk will begin at 7 and reservations are requested; call 203-762-3950 or visit wiltonlibrary.org.
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The Greenwich Daffodil Society’s 56th annual Connecticut Daffodil Show will open Wednesday, April 23, at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Avenue. In addition to daffodil entries in the horticulture division, the show will feature an artistic section with flower arranging and photography. There are special sections for youth entries in both horticulture and photography.
Entries are open to all and may be delivered Tuesday, April 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. or Wednesday, April 23, 7 to 10 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] Show hours are Wednesday, April 23, from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 24, 10 to 4. Admission to the show and to the awards ceremony and tea on Wednesday at 4 is free.
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The Greenwich Historical Society will have a Cribbage Game Night in conjunction with its new show, Enjoying Country Life: Greenwich’s Great Estates, April 9-Aug. 31. Cribbage was a popular game among the denizens of the great estates and their guests, including President Grover Cleveland. The evening of games and refreshments (age 21+) will take place Thursday, April 24, 7 to 9 p.m. For reservations, visit greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899 x10.