What’s happening in March 2018

WAG’s listing of local happenings and events in the month of March.


M&M Performing Arts Company presents Paul Rudnick’s comedy “I Hate Hamlet.” A discontented TV actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but he is not at all interested in the role. His dilemma deepens with a visit by the ghost of John Barrymore, one of the most famous of Hamlets. Times vary, Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-631-4481, lyndhurst.org


“Séance,” an exhibit by artist Carla Rae Johnson, imagines meetings between creative individuals who never actually met — Emily Dickinson and Marcel Duchamp, Bessie Smith and Ludwig van Beethoven, Anne Frank and Albert Schweitzer, and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Building, Third floor, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla; 914-606-6835, sunywcc.edu/gallery


Music Conservatory of Westchester offers families a chance to experience its bilingual (English and Spanish) early childhood music education program, “First Notes/Primeras Notas,” for free. Classes will be held at libraries in White Plains, New Rochelle, Greenburgh and Ossining. Times and locations vary, 914-761-3900, musicconservatory.org


Kids in Crisis presents its annual spring fling, “Heroes Among Us: A Red Carpet Celebration.” The evening will honor individuals, organizations and businesses that have been instrumental in helping more than 140,000 children in Connecticut for the past 40 years. Featuring silent and live auctions, food and entertainment. All proceeds go toward the organization’s shelter, counseling and community-based programs. 6:30 p.m., 330 Railroad Ave., Greenwich; 203-622-6556, kidsincrisis.org

The Picture House celebrates awards season with its second annual “Marquee Night,” billed as “an Oscar pre-game celebration of film.” The fundraiser will unite film lovers in the area as they don their red carpet-ready attire for a winter party featuring dinner, dancing and more. 7 p.m., Glen Island Harbour Club, 299 Weyman Ave., New Rochelle; 914-738-3161, thepicturehouse.org/winterparty

The Calidore String Quartet presents a program of Mozart’s Divertimento in F major, K. 138; Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117; Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 44, No. 1; and Caroline Shaw’s First Essay, “Nimrod” (2016). 7:30 p.m., Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.; 203-222-7070, westportartscenter.org


Celebrating Women’s History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society presents “Norwalk’s Remarkable Hill Sisters and the Struggle for Equality” by local educator and researcher Alice Warren. 2 p.m., Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave.; 203-846-0525, norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

The American Chamber Orchestra, under music director Christopher Hisey and guest conductor John Dreslin, will be joined by a dozen singers to present songs from Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe,” “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Yeoman of the Guard.” 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield; 203-845-7928, americanchamberorchestra.com


“Saints & Sinners,” a concert featuring the “music inspired by the virtuous and the profane,” featuring William Albright’s “The Seven Deadly Sins,” plus songs by Samuel Barber, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson and others. 3 p.m., Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco; 914-788-4659, coplandhouse.org

Breast Cancer Alliance/Kids for A Cause presents a Carnival Day. Face painting, balloon animals, arts and crafts and entertainment for all ages plus a show of children’s fashions by Hoagland’s of Greenwich. 2 p.m., Round Hill Club, 33 Round Hill Club Road, Greenwich; weblink.donorperfect.com/kidsforacause2018


Color Camera Club of Westchester presents a lecture, “From Lawyer to Photographer,” with Lauren Welles. 8 p.m., 27 Legion Drive, Valhalla; 914-769-7758, colorcameraclub.org


“Unrest,” the Sundance Film Festival documentary by Jennifer Brea about chronic fatigue syndrome, will be screened and then followed by a talk featuring  the filmmaker and panelists. A Connecticut Film Festival FilmFest52 event. 7 p.m., Bethel Cinema, 269 Greenwood Ave.; 203-778-3100, bethelcinema.com

The Avon Theatre Film Center presents a Documentary Night screening of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” a 2017 film about the glamorous 1930s film star who helped develop a radio guidance system for the Allies during World War II that foreshadowed Bluetooth technology. Post-screening Q&A with journalist Fleming Meeks. 7:30 p.m., 272 Bedford St., Stamford; 203-967-3660, avontheatre.org


The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce presents its 10th annual Business Leaders Breakfast. The featured speakers in the “Building From the Ground Up”-themed event will be Hartford Yard Goats president Tim Restall and University of Connecticut head football coach Randy Edsall. 7:30 a.m., Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main St. Hartford; 860-651-7307, simsburycoc.org


Catch “the north Florida sage and soulbent swamp rocker” when The Capitol Theatre presents JJ Grey and his band Mofro. 8 p.m., 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; 877-987-6487, thecapitoltheatre.com 


Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s new “Great Composers” lecture series concludes with “Ludwig van Beethoven: Madman? Genius? Both?” The lecture, presented by Copland House artistic director and pianist Michael Boriskin, will explore the titanic works of the temperamental composer who bridged the Classical and Romantic periods. 11 a.m., Behrens Bergman Auditorium, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale; 914-723-1169, hbms.org

The Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund presents its ninth annual Spring Gala honoring Brian O’Connor and Ellen Miller. Dinner and drinks, live auction and raffle. 7 p.m., Mount Kisco Country Club, 10 Taylor Road; 310-738-6023, hgsf.org

The opening reception of The Greenwich Art Society’s 101st annual Members Exhibition, 6:30 p.m., Exhibition continues through April 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, to 7 p.m. Thursdays and from noon to 4 p.m. weekends. The Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich Arts Society, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-629-1533, greenwichartsociety.org


Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1970 rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Performance times vary Fridays through Sundays. 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; 203-576-1636, dtcab.com


The Stamford Symphony, conducted by Paul Watkins, performs Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major; Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “The Rhenish;” and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with soloist Benjamin Beilman. 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford; 203-325-4466, stamfordsymphony.org


Experience “Acrobats of China” featuring The New Shanghai Circus, 4 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road; 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org


The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony, all first chairs of the orchestra, present “Blown Away,” a concert of works for horn and strings by Cherubini, Mozart, Buyanovsky and Reicha. 7:30 p.m., Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Ave.; 203-637-4725, greenwichsymphony.org/chamber-players-greenwich-symphony


Lisa Lucas, director of the National Book Foundation, will speak at Fairfield University on “The Need for Literature in Politically Challenging Times.” The youngest person and first black woman to hold this title, Lucas seeks to bring inclusivity and excitement to the foundation and its reading list. 7 p.m., Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, 1073 N. Benson Road; 203-254-4070, fairfield.edu


“Shop & Sip Third Wednesdays,” a happy-hour, pop-up shopping experience. Guests can enjoy drinks as they explore the work of local artists and designers. 6 p.m., ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains; 914-428-4220, artsw.org


“Forbidden Broadway” — A spoof of more than 30 Broadway shows, including newer musicals such as “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon.” 8 p.m., White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, Third floor; 914-328-1600, wppac.com


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents “Take Action! A Day of Art and Activism” in celebration of art’s power to inspire social change. 1 to 4 p.m., 258 Main St., Ridgefield; 203-438-4519, aldrichart.org

Presented by ArtsWestchester (artswestchester.org) and the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (fcbuzz.org).

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