Transforming lives in Darien
The Person to Person Transforming Lives Luncheon fund-raiser will be on Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien. Author Jeannette Walls will be the event’s keynote speaker. For more Information, visit p2pHelps.org.
The Diamond Dig fund-raiser for the eighth annual Valley Goes Pink will be on Oct. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Marks of Design, 389 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton. Participants make a $40 donation to Valley Goes Pink will be entered to win a bucket and a 0.90 carat Antwerp diamond as well as more than 750 carats of other precious and semiprecious faceted stones. For more information, call 203-924-0030 or visit griffinhealth.org/pink.
A Birthday Benefit Cabaret will be held on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Curran Community Center, Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven. The event celebrates philanthropist Bill Curran’s 90th birthday. Tickets are $100 and available online at elm-shakespeare.ticketleap.com.
Celebrating the arts
Designers Celebrate the Arts will be on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s Antique & Artisan Gallery, 69 Jefferson Street, Stamford. Tickets are $40 and available at culturalalliancefc.org.
Concert in Fairfield
Loudon Wainwright III will perform on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Fairfield Theater Company, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $62 and available at fairfieldtheater.org.
Comedy with Lewis Black
Lewis Black, on his Rant, White & Blue Tour, will perform on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford. His comedic style is more that of an annoyed optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. His live performances can provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Tickets are $45-$75 and available at palacestamford.org.
Renaissance, debut performance of the Symphonic Journey tour, will be on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield. It will feature the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $52 and available by calling 203-438-5795.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance will run Oct. 26 through Nov. 12 at the Dressing Room Theater, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. The play is directed by Gordon Casagrande of Ridgefield and features Scott Ferrara and Tom Petrone of Wilton and Peter Barbieri Jr. of Fairfield. Tickets are $32 and available at curtaincallinc.com.
Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks musical comedy, will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 11 at the Wilton Playshop’s Lovers Lane theater, Wilton. It is directed by Mat Young. For more information, visit wiltonplayshop.org.
Spirits of Stepney
A Spirits of Stepney cemetery tour will be on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at the Birdsey’s Plain/Stepney Cemetery, Monroe. A historian will lead the tour and share stories about the dead. Tickets are $15 per person and available by calling 203-261-5702.
Psychics in Ridgefield
A Night of Wonder and Intrigue will be held on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lounsbury House, 316 Main Street, Ridgefield. Psychics, palm and tarot card readers, mentalists and numerologists will be tucked into the shadows of the historic landmark. Illusionists will wander the event to perform magic tricks and treat partygoers to sleight-of-hand. Tickets are $100 and available at LounsburyHouse.org.
*Lantern Stroll in Greenwich
A Lantern Stroll will begin on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Louise Mueller Preserve, 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. This is a guided, family-friendly stroll through the lantern-lit trail at the Louise Mueller Preserve, to be followed by some seasonal treats. Tickets are $20 per family and available at gltrust.org/event/lantern-stroll.
Drumming in Newtown
Ray Scalzo of Siddhartha will perform a drum concert on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown. Tickets are $10 and available at raygne.com.
The Fall Festival of Music will be on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield. For more information, call 203-438-8077.
Oktoberfest Jazz will be performed on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, 43 Lake Avenue, Danbury. Tickets are $6 and available at eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-jazz-tickets or 203-837-8732.
Jake Shimabukuru will perform a ukulele concert on Friday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs. Tickets are $32-$40 and available by calling 860-486-4226.
Martin Sexton Trio in Ridgefield
The Martin Sexton Trio will perform on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road. The singer-songwriter has released seven albums over his 25-year career. Tickets are $65 and available by calling 203-438-5795.
Funny 4 Funds benefit will be on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. at the Riverview Bistro, 946 Ferry Blvd., Stratford. Treehouse Comedy is hosting the benefit for hurricane victims in Florida and Puerto Rico. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 203-268-5857.
*Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves will be performed on Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge. Tickets are $15 and available by calling 203-438-5795.
*Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge
Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge will be on Oct. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd., Simsbury. The event includes trick-or-treating for kids, costume contests, clowns, a touch-a-truck exhibit and more. Non-chili food items will be available for sale. Tickets are $10 and available at simsburychili.com.
*(Not) Just for Kids
(Not) Just for Kids — Orchestra Music Families is the program on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road. The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is an interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour-long presentations. For more information, call 203-762-6336.
Walking tour in Westport
A Kings Highway North Historic District Walking Tour will be hosted by the Westport Historical Society on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Edward F. Gerber will lead the tour of one of Westport’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date from the mid-1700s. Participants should meet across the street from the cemetery on Old Hill Road. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call 203-222-1424.
Light the Night
Light the Night fund-raiser will be on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at Harbor Point Commons Park, 101 Commons Park Street, Stamford. The walk is to raise awareness and research funding for leukemia and lymphoma. For more information, visit lightthenight.org.
The KEYS Fall Gala will be on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien. Tickets are $150 and available at keysmusic.org.
Terrapin will perform on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Theater Company, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield. Tickets are $25 and available at fairfieldtheater.org.
Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble
Hot & Cool Jazz: The Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble will perform on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. The suggested donation is $10. For more information, call 203-762-6334.
Evnin Rising Stars concert
The Evnin Rising Stars I will perform on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, N.Y. Tickets are $15-35 and available at caramoor.org.
Monster Mash will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Attendees are invited to come in costume. Tickets are $12 for members and $17 for non-members. To register, visit steppingstonesmuseum.org.
The Greater Bridgeport Symphony will perform on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. There will be a pre-concert talk series at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$59 and available by calling 203-576-0263.
Remembering Ray Brown
Christian McBride’s Remembering Ray Brown concert, with Benny Green and Lewis Nash, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m., at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road. Tickets are $42.50 and available by calling 203-438-5795.
Rickie Lee Jones
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones will perform on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Palace Danbury, 165 Main Street, Danbury. Tickets are $60 and available by calling 203-794-9944.
The 10th annual Howl and Prowl will be on Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. The event is hosted by Pet Pantry and it will include a pet psychic, costume contests and a Bone Bar. Proceeds will go to Adopt-A-Dog. For more information, visit ppwpet.com.
TEA talk in Westport
The annual TEA Talk will be on Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. and hosted by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, Westport. For more information, visit westportarts.org.
The Vladimiroff Trio will perform on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Richter Association for the Arts, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. Admission is free. For more information, visit richterarts.org.
Evnin Rising Stars
The Evnin Rising Stars II will perform on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, N.Y. Tickets are $15-35 and available at caramoor.org.
The Treetops Chamber Music Society will perform on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. at the Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan. Tickets are $35 and available at treetopscms.org.
The 16th annual Pipescreams concert will be on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 2301 Main Street, Stratford. Tickets are $15 and available by calling 203-378-2644.
Alton Brown in Stamford
Alton Brown will bring his Eat Your Science tour to the Palace Theater, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $59.50-149.50 and available at palacestamford.org.
Guitarist in Ridgefield
Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen will perform on Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road. Tickets are $47.50 and available by calling 203-438-5795.