Amy Lynn and the Honey Men kicks off season

MILFORD >> Nite Spot Nights presents Amy Lynn and the Honey Men on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Doors at the Center for the Arts, Railroad Avenue South open at 7:15.

This is the first show of the Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the season sponsored by the Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc.

Amy Lynn and the Honey Men, formerly Amy Lynn and the Gunshow, is a seven-piece machine of vocals, baritone sax, tenor sax, trumpet, keys, bass and drums.

Both together and apart, members of band draw on a range of experience playing for acts such as Roberta Flack, Spoon, Bette Midler, Red Baraat, St. Vincent, The National, Yo La Tengo, Loser’s Lounge, Duffy, Antibalas, and the Radio City Orchestra.

Nite Spot Nights offers six “nightclub” style evenings of varied musical performances. To enhance the experience, the center will be set with tables and chairs so patrons can bring along the food and drink of their choice.

Tickets for Nite Spot Nights are $30 and available at www.milfordarts.org or 203-878-6647, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays.

Watercolor, photo show opening reception

ORANGE >> The watercolors and photography of three local artists will be featured Sept. 2-29 at Case Memorial Library, Tyler City Road.

The watercolor artists are Linda D’Onofrio, Lana Ho and Jeanette Jones.

A free artists’ reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Sept. 8.

RSVP: in person or by calling 203-891-2170.

Info: www.casememoriallibrary.org.

Bus going to NYC

for matinee Sept. 28

WOODBRIDGE >> A bus will be going to see “An American in Paris” in New York on Sept. 28.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the JCC, 360 Amity Road, for the 2 p.m. show at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Arrival in New York will be at 11 a.m. Lunch is not provided.

The show will run 2-4:30 p.m. The bus will leave right after the show and will arrive back in Woodbridge at 6:30 p.m. Seats are front orchestra. Limited transportation is available from the Shoreline.

Cost is $170 for JCC members and $195 for community members. Register at jccnh.org.

For assistance, contact Program Associate Grace Koo at gracek@jccnh.org or 203-387-2522, ext. 228.

Camera Club

welcomes photographers

MILFORD >> The Milford Camera Club welcomes photographers of any age interested in the art of photography.

Meetings take place at the Margaret Egan Center, 35 Mathew St., at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays from September until late May.

The first meeting is Sept. 14.

For information, go to milfordcameraclub.com or call Josh Goldin at 203-804-3058. Visitors and members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Arts in CT presents Give Back 2016

MILFORD >> The nonprofit Arts in CT Corp. will be organizing a charity event for the holidays: Give Back 2016.

Arts in CT aims to provide assistance to needy families and individuals throughout the year. This year the nonprofit will help foster care families in Milford for Thanksgiving.

Monday will be raised to fund a theatrical production of “Shrek the Musical, Jr.” that will star these children, as well as raise money to help feed their families and buy them gifts for the holidays.

The cost of participation in the production is $100 for eight weeks. The organization’s mission is to provide children of all socioeconomic levels affordable, professional training with experts in theater on an even playing field. However, the cost for each child is $400. Arts in CT’s resources are dependent on donors to continue to provide these services to children.

To help out, participants may sponsor a child in the show for $400, or sponsor a family of four for $250.

Give Back 2016 will take place 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 at 64 Ridge St.

For information, contact 203-936-8567 or info@artsinct.org.

LiVE @ the MAC presents Marc Berger

MILFORD >> LiVE @ the MAC starts the 2016-2017 season on Sept. 23 with Marc Berger and Band.

Inspired by a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post, Berger began to think about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington.

Berger has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville Folk Festival and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song “The Last One” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years, and has been quoted in The New York Times and featured on “The CBS Evening News.”

Tickets for the Berger show are $15 for MAC members and $20 for nonmembers.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8.

Snacks, beer and wine will be available for a charge. The coffee is free.

For tickets, go to www.milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647. Reservations are recommended.

For directions and further information about uupcoming performances, visit www.milfordarts.org.

For more information about Berger, visit www.marcbergermusic.com.