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So Much to See, Do, and Eat This Weekend

Your weekend is shaping up with opportunities for local theater, area dining, pet pix and more...

1. “Love, Sex and the I.R.S.”

  • Where:   681 South Ave., New Canaan
  • When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Why go: The Town Players of New Canaan present thiswild farce with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and hilarious comic lines.” View details here 
  • Price: $20/adults, $15/students and seniors (age 62). To reserve seats, call the box office at 203-966-7371 or visit tpnc.org

2.  Dine Out: Westport Restaurant Week

  • Where: Restaurants from A-T
  • When: Through Saturday, 10 p.m.
  • Why go: It’s the perfect opportunity to further investigate the “fabulous dining scene” in this coastal town. Select from the many restaurants participating in this annual Westport-Weston chamber event.  Each offers a special Prix Fixe lunch and/or dinner. Plan to revisit your favorite eateries and/or check out a few you’ve had your eye on.
  • Price: Lunches, $10.11 or $15.11; dinners 20.11 or 30.11; prices may vary with beverages and do not include tax/gratuity. View prices here (click on the flyer)

3.  Opening Reception: “Arts for Healing” Student Exhibition

  • Where: Silvermine Arts Center
  • When: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.
  • Why go: This exhibition will showcase artwork by students of New Canaan’s Arts for Healing program, “a not-for-profit program dedicated to providing creative art therapy services and programs for people with special needs.” For more information visit the website or call 203-966-9700.
  • Price: Free, open to the public.

4. Authors on Stage: Page Dickey

  • Where: New Canaan Library (Lamb Room) 151 Main St.
  • When: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.
  • Why go: This Susan McDaniel Lecture welcomes renowned garden designer and author Page Dickey, who will discuss her latest release “Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden” and impart her wisdom on a wide range of gardening issues.
  • Price: Free; registration recommended. Register here or call 203-594-5000.

5. “Gather Up The Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection

  • Where: Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford
  • When: On view through April 24, hours here
  • Why go: This exhibition in the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries features more than 200 Shaker objects from the collection of Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, who were “among the first to recognize the unique contributions of the Shakers to American culture.” For more information visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203-322-1646.
  • Price: Members free, non-members free with gate admission

6.  Arturo O'Farill: Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban Beats

  • Where: Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport
  • When: Sunday,  3 p.m.
  • Why go: Arturo O’Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The orchestra earned a Grammy Award nomination in 2006 and won a Grammy in 2008 for Best Latin Jazz Album. Listen to a sample For more information call 203-222-7070 or visit westportartscenter.org
  • Price: $25, $20, $5; buy tickets here

7.  Pet Photo Day Benefit with Geoffrey Tischman

  • Where: Best Friends Pet Care, 528 Main Ave., Norwalk
  • When: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Why go: Your pet loves “Kodak moments,” especially when they benefit Adopt-a-Dog. For more information call Best Friends at 203-849-1010 or contact Adopt-a-Dog at 914-273-1674/203-629-9494 or email info@adoptadog.org
  • Price: $25 sitting fee will benefit Adopt-a-Dog.


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