Lively Arts: Benefits, films, dance and more

After Dark 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 … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, films and more

After Dark Guest Bartender Night, May 16, 6-9 p.m., Gallo Ridgefield, 5 Grove St., Ridgefield. Looking Glass Animal Rescue board members and volunteers will be guest bartending to raise money at Gallo Ridgefield for their critical care animals. Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon, May 17, noon-1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Official kickoff of the Barnum Festival; supports … read more

On Exhibit: Opening and upcoming

OPENING The Art of Being a Girl, May 16-26, The Carriage Barn Arts Center, 681 South Ave., New Canaan. Celebration of female power and the arts. LiveGirl Benefit, May 19, 2-4 p.m. Info: Carriagebarn.org. Pastel Artist Lee Skalkos Exhibit, May 16-June 19, Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton. Art reception: May 17, 4-8 p.m. Info: eastonlibrary.org. ART CENTERS The … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, dance, films and more

After Dark YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr., Greenwich. Proceeds go to YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. Tickets: $1,000-$25,000. Info: ywcagreenwich.org/Bags. Evening of Hope: Mardi Gras in May, May 9, 6 p.m., Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Rd., Fairfield. Event will help raise funds to provide housing, food and counseling … read more