February When & Where

Through Feb. 19
“The 42nd Annual Photography Show” at the Carriage Barn Arts Center features a selection of images chosen from submissions by professional, amateur and student photographers. The criteria for this exhibit includes elements such as creativity, style, composition, color balance, presentation, focal point, lighting, subject matter, narrative, and degree of difficulty. The juror, Platon, is an ASME Award-winning photographer who has created portraits for a range of international publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and The New Yorker. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m Sundays. 681 South Ave., New Canaan; 203-594-3638, carriagebarn.org
Through Feb. 4
Harrison Public Library presents “Botanical Anatomy” by Monique Ford. This series of paintings and works on paper depicts relationships and the tension among them. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 2 Bruce Ave.; harrisonpl.org
Through Feb. 26
The Rye Arts Center offers “Alvin and Friends,” an exhibit of diverse works by Alvin Clayton and other emerging Black artists in Westchester County. Times vary, 51 Milton Road; 914-967-0700, ryeartscenter.org
Feb. 2
Keb’ Mo’ Solo, the five-time Grammy Award winner and modern master of American roots music, returns to FTC The Warehouse for a special and intimate solo acoustic show. Keb’ brings to music a big backbeat and an injection of everything from soul to country blues. 8 p.m. Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St.; 203-259-1036, fairfieldtheatre.org
Feb. 3 through March 10
The Norwalk Art Space hosts an exhibit of quilts and other artworks by Lizzy Rockwell and her friends and family. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 with music by DJ Hauswife and Quiltet. It’s limited to 50 guests per one-hour session. Proof of vaccination and masks required. Artist talk 1 p.m. Feb. 6. 455 West Ave.; 203-252-2840, thenorwalkartspace.org
Feb. 3 through March 16
The Flinn Gallery at Greenwich Library presents “Just Shoes: Where Art, Craft and Fantasy Meet,” an exhibit featuring more than 70 shoes by 20 artists. Curators Debra Fram and Barbara Richards selected the works on display from a larger collection of fantasy shoes commissioned by Jane Gershon Weitzman, former executive vice president of Stuart Weitzman. “Cobbled” together from an array of materials and forms, blending traditional craftsmanship with the unexpected, these shoes are artistic one-offs. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. 10 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays with evening hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays. 101 W. Putnam Ave., second floor; 203-622-7947, flinngallery.com
Feb. 3 through March 25
Housatonic Museum of Art, on the Housatonic Community College campus in Bridgeport, presents “Making Your Mark: Prints and Drawings From the Hechinger Collection.” Organized by International Arts & Artists, the exhibit showcases 50 prints and drawings that sample the breadth of International Arts & Artists’ own Hechinger Collection. Some of the most influential artists of the 20th century are featured, including Berenice Abbott, Jim Dine, Richard Estes, Walker Evans, Howard Finster, Ke Francis, Jacob Lawrence, Hans Namuth, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Lucas Samaras, Aaron Siskind and Wayne Thiebaud. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 900 Lafayette Blvd.; 203-332-5052, Housatonicmuseum.org 
Feb. 6
The Ridgefield Playhouse celebrates the history of Jethro Tull in Martin Barre’s “Tour of Tours.” The show features music and highlights of the band’s 50-year musical career in a special multimedia presentation. Joined by a group that includes longtime Tull bandmates Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker, the show includes such classic Tull hits as “Aqualung,” “Bungle in the Jungle” and “Cross-Eyed Mary.” 8 to 10 p.m. 80 East Ridge; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org
Feb. 8
ArtsWestchester holds a Valentine’s Day celebration and workshop for children ages 12 through 16. Teaching artist Aisha Nailah will guide participants on how to create a fun piece of art inspired by the upcoming holiday. 4:30 p.m. at White Plains City Center, 3rd floor; artsw.org
Feb. 9
Downtown Music at Grace features a concert by mezzo-soprano Hailey McAvoy and pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough. These artists will perform the song cycle “Les nuits d’été” by the French composer Hector Berlioz. Noon, 33 Church St., White Plains; dtmusic.org
Jacob Burns Film Center presents a screening of National Theater’s “A View From the Bridge.” Arthur Miller’s play, which was filmed onstage at London’s West End, takes audiences to Brooklyn, where longshoreman Eddie Carbone (Mark Strong, whose recent works include “Cruella” and the “Kingsman” movies) welcomes his Sicilian cousins – until one of them takes an interest in his niece. 2 to 4:45 p.m., 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville; burnsfilmcenter.org
Feb. 9 through May 22
Hudson River Museum presents “The World of Frida,” an exhibit of works that explore the Mexican artist, including pieces inspired by her life, Mexico and more. Noon to 5 p.m., 511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers; hrm.org
Feb. 12
Emelin Theatre presents “Be My Valentine,” an evening of love songs performed by singer and songwriter Lisa Fischer. 8 p.m.,153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 914-698-0098, emelin.org
Feb. 13
First Church Congregational Church, Fairfield presents Renee Anne Louprette. Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid” and “one of New York’s finest organists,” Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, conductor and teacher. Since 2019, Louprette has been assistant professor of music and college organist at Bard College, where she directs the Bard Baroque Ensemble. 4 to 5:30 p.m. 148 Beach Road, Fairfield; 203-259-8396, ext. 102, firstchurchfairfield.org
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra & Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center present “Music at the Museum,” featuring Harmonia V performing pieces by Ravel, Debussy and two Connecticut composers, Joseph Russo and Gwyneth Walker – both of whom are scheduled to attend the concert. 4 p.m. Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, 123 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-3889, ridgefieldsymphony.org
Feb. 17
The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University continues its tradition of circus and family fare with Circa-Humans 2.0, a contemporary company from Australia that seeks to redefine the circus. 8 to 9:15 p.m. 1073 North Benson Road; 203-254-4010, quickboxoffice@fairfield.edu
Feb. 25 through 27
Musicians ages 12 through 18 take part in the American Chamber Orchestra’s 12th Concerto Competition at Faust Harrison Pianos in Fairfield. The preliminary competition is on Friday and Saturday evenings, with finalists performing in a recital on Sunday. Three winners will be chosen to play their selections with the orchestra at its spring season finale. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 322 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield; 203-247-6907, americanchamberorchestra.org
Feb. 26
Stamford Symphony presents “The Roaring Twenties” at The Palace Theatre in Stamford. Grammy Award winner and New York native Vince Giordano joins The Nighthawks and vocalist Barbara Rosene in recreating this pivotal decade in American history. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 61 Atlantic St.; 203-325-4466, or stamfordsymphony.org 
Feb. 27 
At The Westport Library, composer Barbara Backlar Reis and lyricist Nancy Becklean Tobin presents songs and commentary from “My Millionaire (The Currency of Love),” a musical based on Mark Twain’s short story “The Million Pound Bank Note.” The show, with musical direction by Chris Coogan, explores the themes of money and power and how people behave toward those who possess them. A discussion on the themes with local writer and workshop instructor Jan Bassin will follow the performance. 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 20 Jesup Road; 203-291-4800, westportlibrary.org
Presented by ArtsWestchester (artswestchester.org) and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (culturalalliancefc.org).
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