July’s local happenings

THROUGH JULY 29

“Where’s Waldo?” In Fairfield, celebrating his 30th Anniversary with the locals. The iconic book character will be hiding in 25 downtown Fairfield businesses through July 29, following a noon July 1 kickoff at Saugatuck Sweets, 28 Reef Road. Meet Waldo, pick up your passport and start the hunt. It wraps up with a “Waldo Shindig” and a chance to win Waldo books at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1 p.m. July 29, 1499 Post Road; 203-255-7756, fairfieldbookstore.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 10

Westchester Broadway Theatre brings the Tony Award-winning musical “Annie” to its stage. Annie is a spirited orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Times vary, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford; 914-592-2222, broadwaytheatre.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 17

Hudson River Museum presents “Garden of Ornament, a solo exhibition of works by Robert Zakanitch, a driving force in the Pattern and Decoration movement of the mid-20th century. The work will explore this artist’s depictions of floral beauty. Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; 914-963-4550, hrm.org.

JULY 1

Meet Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum alumni artist Sharon Louden for a book signing and discussion of her second book, “The Artist as Cultural Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life.” The collection of essays describes how artists extend their practices outside of their studios. 2 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org.

JULY 1 AND 2

Historic Hudson Valley presents “A Night on Fire,a fully choreographed display featuring A Different Spin, a comedic fire juggling troupe, plus pre-show entertainment by musician Jim Keyes. 8 p.m., with an additional show 9:30 p.m. July 1. Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-6900, hudsonvalley.org.

JULY 6

Lyndhurst and Jazz Forum Arts present “Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst, featuring the Rocky Middleton Sextet. The performance is part of the concert series held on the sweeping lawns of the Tarrytown estate. Grounds open 4 p.m., with music from 6:30. Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org, jazzforumarts.org.

JULY 6 THROUGH 9 AND 14 THROUGH 16

Stamford’s Curtain Call presents “Julius Caesar, producing its 14th annual free outdoor Shakespeare production at its Sterling Farms Campus. Park opens for seating at 6 p.m., with the show following at 7:30. 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford; 203-461-6358, curtaincallinc.com.

JULY 8 THROUGH AUG. 20

Silvermine Arts Center presents its 67th “Art of the Northeast, an exhibit featuring all media and juried by the Whitney Museum of American Art’s David Kiehl. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan; 203-966-9700, silvermineart.org.

JULY 9

Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald team up to deliver a night of music at The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala. Tickets include dinner by area restaurants and a silent auction. Gala starts at 6 p.m., with live auction and performance starting at 8. 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

JULY 11 THROUGH 26

The Greenburgh Public Library presents Café a las Siete, a series of events that focus on Caribbean culture. The lineup includes a discussion about travel to Cuba, the poetry and art of Tania Guerrera, dance classes with Latinshines! and a concert of Latin jazz, rock and salsa music by TimbaWáh. Times vary, Greenburgh Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford; 914-721-8235, greenburghlibrary.org.

JULY 11 THROUGH 29

Westport Country Playhouse presents the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award-winning play, “Grounded, a contemporary drama about a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who is grounded by an unexpected pregnancy. Times vary. 25 Powers Court; 203-571-1287, westportplayhouse.org.

JULY 12

Author Samuel Schmitt delivers a lecture, “Silvermine: Celebrating Its Art, History and Beauty,at Norwalk Historical Society’s newly renovated Mill Hill Historic Park. 6:30 p.m., 2 E. Wall St.; 203-846-0525, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

JULY 13

Enjoy the latest in the bimonthly “Design Night Out” series which explores the theme of water and how design is responding to water-related issues in Connecticut. Panel, open bar, food and networking. 6 p.m., HSW Building, 1115 Main St., Bridgeport; 203-978-3011, dnoct.com.

JULY 14

Blue Door Art Center presents an opening reception for its “Hot & Cool Summer at the Blue Door” exhibit, on view through Aug. 26. The annual showcase will feature the diverse works of the center’s artist members. Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers; 914-375-5100, bluedoorartcenter.org.

ArtsWestchester presents a screening of the documentary “Saving Banksy.” The film tells the story of a misguided art collector’s attempts to save a painting by the world-famous street artist Banksy from destruction and the auction block. 7 p.m., ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artswestchester.org.

JULY 14 THROUGH 30

Thrown Stone Theatre Company presents “Milk,” a new play by Ross Dunsmore that explores the universal need to feed and to be fed, as three couples struggle to meet their basic needs. Enjoy “Cocktails With the Cast” July 23. Times vary, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St.; 203-442-1714, thrownstone.org.

JULY 15 AND 16

The juried 44th Westport Fine Arts Festival features the work of more than 140 national and international fine artists across 12 categories as it makes its return to its historic home on Main Street. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 203-505-8716, westportdma.com.

JULY 18

New Rochelle Public Library presents “International Music and Dance of Japan,” featuring costumed members of the Japanese Folk Dance Institute. Under the direction of Momo Suzuki, the “Minbuza” dancers will introduce the culture and history of Japan through various traditional folk dances. 7 p.m., 1 Library Plaza; 914-632-7878, nrpl.org.

JULY 21 and 23

Little Radical Theatrics offers a production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “The Secret Garden.”  When recently orphaned 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent to live with her reclusive uncle, she discovers the key to one of the estate’s many wonders – a neglected garden hidden away on the property that will transform their lives. Times vary. The Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers; 914-589-1669, littleradicaltheatrics.com.

JULY 22

Australian roots performer Xavier Rudd plays on an array of instruments, including didgeridoos, guitars, stomp boxes, drums, banjos, harmonicas and bells. 8 p.m., The Warehouse at FTC, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org.

JULY 27

Music on the Hill presents Franz Schubert’s Mass in E-flat, one of the composer’s last major works, a rarely performed piece filled with the lyrical beauty for which he was admired. 8 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton; 203-529-3133, musiconthehillct.org.

JULY 29

Audiences are invited to an evening of music performed by the Yonkers Philharmonic at Untermyer Park. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and more. The free event will also include a picnic and a tour of the gardens. 7:30 p.m., 945 N. Broadway, Yonkers; 914 631-6674, yonkersphilharmonic.org or untermyergardens.org.

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