This Weekend: art show openings, funk, jazz, heavy metal concerts, nature walks, outdoor benefit galas & more

Cleary’s New Orleans funk in concert Grammy Award-winner Jon Cleary will bring his New Orleans funk and “real music played real good” to the Ridgefield Playhouse stage Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. For ticket holders, there’s a complimentary wine tasting in the lobby before show along with an art exhibit. Kicking off night is Jimmy Greene, Grammy Award-winning jazz … read more

This Weekend: Art, artisans, antiques, comics, concerts, dramas, festivals, early Oktoberfest & more

Scottish whiskey tasting fund-raiser Before the weekend starts, there’s the Highland Fling Scotch Tasting on Thursday at 7 p.m.. This is a Norwalk Historical Society fund-raiser at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk. Gregg Glaser, spirits and beer connoisseur and publisher-editor of Modern Distillery Age, will lead a tasting of six to seven styles of Scottish whiskey; … read more

This Weekend: Play & film premieres; art shows & sales; jazz, rock, folk & opera, plus festivals

‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’ opens on stage in Stamford Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Todd Kreidler’s adaptation of the 1967 film based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by William Rose, will open Curtain Call’s 27th season on tonight, Sept. 7, in the Dressing Room Theatre, Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. The Connecticut premiere of this play, … read more