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Art Show: Bedford
The 43rd annual Art Show: Bedford will take place in St. Matthew’s Fellowship Hall Jan. 22-24, featuring a mix of contemporary and traditional art, sculpture and photography, plus jewelry and other tabletop items. There’s a kick-off Preview Party on Friday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (tickets $125 in advance, $150 at the door); show hours on Saturday are 10 to 7 and Sunday noon to 4. Admission is free.
St. Matthew’s is at 382 Cantitoe Street/Route 22 in Bedford, N.Y. Show judges are Peter MacGill, president of Pace/MacGill Gallery in Manhattan, for photography, and Mimi Thompson Rosenquist, for paintings and sculpture. For more information, visit stmatthewsbedford.org or call 914-234-9636.
Traditional Irish music
Lindsay and Sarah Buteux, with their father, Chris, will perform with the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann traditional Irish music session on Thursday, Jan. 21, at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. Lindsay plays concertina, Sarah, fiddle, and Chris, guitar; Sarah is an under-18 All-Ireland fiddle champion.
The free session will start at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call Tim Quinn at 203-257-8737.
Hannah & Maggie
The Milford Arts Council Performance Coffeehouse will present folk duo Hannah & Maggie on Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20; doors open at 7:30 and snacks, beer and wine will be available for a nominal charge. Coffee is free. For reservations, visit milfordarts.org/about-us/tickets/ or call 203-878-6647. The arts council is at 40 Railroad Avenue South in Milford.
The Who’s Tommy
Daniel C. Levine of Ridgefield is producer and director of “The Who’s Tommy”: The Concert, which will take place Friday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. as part of the Ridgefield Playhouse Broadway and Cabaret Series. The show features Broadway performers and a chorus of local children; the entire musical will be performed.
Tickets are $75 and may be reserved by visiting ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call 203-438-5795.
Out of the Box
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists will open a members-only show titled Out of the Box on Saturday, Jan. 23, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. (snow date is Sunday, Jan. 24). Artists will show the work they created when they made a conscious effort to move outside their comfort zones.
Also opening in the Guild’s Upstairs Gallery is a solo show by Richard Ventre, In the Moment. Both shows run through Feb. 14.
The Guild is at 34 Halpin Lane; for more information, visit rgoa.org or call 203-438-8863.
The Greenwich Symphony will present pianist Joyce Yang performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8 and Sunday, Jan. 24, at 4 p.m. at the new Performing Arts Center at Greenwich High School, Hillside Road. She won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005 and in 2010 received an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
The symphony’s program will also include Iberia by Isaac Albeniz and Richard Strauss’s symphonic poem Macbeth. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for students. For reservations and more information, visit greenwichsymphony.org or call 203-869-2664.
Ballet in HD
The Ridgefield Playhouse and AAA Northeast Live in HD Series will present a live screening of The Bolshoi Theatre’s production of The Taming of the Shrew ballet on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 12:55 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. For reservations, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call 203-438-5795.
Helena Hernmarck of Ridgefield, an internationally known and award-winning tapestry and fiber artist, will discuss her work at an ARTalk program on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street. ARTalk is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. To register for the program, call 203-438-2282; the snow date is Sunday, Feb. 14.
The Westport Arts Center will present the jazz ensemble New Duke on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport. The group combines the music of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club period with modern grooves of hip-hop, rock and reggae.
Tickets are $30 and $10 for students, available at westportartscenter.org or call 203-222-7070.
And coming up…
The duo Castlebay will perform traditional Scottish music at Burns Night, Monday Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street. To register or for more information, visit ridgefieldlibrary.org or call 203-438-2282.
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The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield is organizing a Community Painting Exchange this winter, inviting guests to choose one or more of these challenges: paint without a paintbrush; paint something you have never painted before; paint without using paint; painting something you have never seen before. Each work will be 8.5 x 11 inches; participants should drop off completed paintings between March 5 and 12. The exchange will be on March 19 and everyone who made a painting will be given one to take home. For more information, visit aldrichart.org or call 203-438-4519.
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Ambler Farm in Wilton offers families the chance to experience maple syruping on the farm, with each participating family choosing a tree and coming to collect sap for boiling down in the farm’s sugar shack. There are training sessions on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; enrollment is limited and the cost is $65 per family. For information, visit amblerfarm.org or call 203-834-1143.