Westport Country Playhouse kick-off event, March 30, 4-6:30 p.m., Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Food trucks, beer tastings, ticket discounts, and season preview with performances by “In the Heights” cast members. Free. Info: westportplayhouse.org.
Kennedy Center Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting, April 4, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Keynote speaker John D. Kemp. Tickets: $50. Info: thekennedycenterinc.org, 203-365-8522, ext. 2039.