Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2:00 pm
Description: In a highly participatory and entertaining program, Egyptian artist Karim Nagi demonstrates the depth of Arab art through music and dance.
Trumbull: SERVE N PLAY
Where: Lakewood-Trumbull Branch YMCA, 20 Trefoil Dr, Trumbull, CT
When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
Description: Children learn the basic tennis strokes, ground strokes, volleys, serves, and the rules and vocabulary of this great lifelong sport. Children will also develop fundamental movement skills, coordination, and balance in a fun and positive environment.
AGE: 3 years through 6th grade, 8-week Winter session beginning February 25; CONTACT: Mitch Morton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfield: Orchestra in HD - Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducts The Rite of Spring
Where: Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
When: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
Description: New Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a dramatic, 21st-century treatment of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, performed in Philadelphia's Verizon Hall and streamed at the Quick Center.
Milford: Milford Lions Present A Taste of Italy
Where: St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460
When: Saturday, February 23, 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $12 per person, children 5 and under are free.
Description: Join the Milford Lions to celebrate a taste of Italy, sponsored by Milford Bank, featuring Baked Ziti, House Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, and Beverages, many Raffles & Prizes, entertainment by Coastal Chordsmen, Catering by Scott Rohrig from Lasse's, all proceeds go to local charities.
Darien: Policy Matters: A Discussion on Guns in America
Where: Darien Library, 1441 Post Rd, Darien, CT
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday
Description: Darien Democratic Town Committee Speaker Series: A Non-partisan discussion on the impact of guns in America
The speakers scheduled to appear are:
- Congressman Jim Himes
- George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General
- Duane J. Lovello - Darien Chief of Police
- Ron Pinciaro - Executive Director of Conneticut Against Gun Violence
New Canaan: The Fox on the Fairway
Where: Powerhouse Performing Arts Center, 681 South Ave, New Canaan, CT
When: Performance dates are over the next three weekends: Feb. 22, 23; March 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on February 24 and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Description: The Town Players of New Canaan performs Ken Ludwig’s fast, furious, and fun comedy The Fox on the Fairway, a “madcap adventure about love, life and man’s eternal love affair with golf.”
Ridgefield: Stephen Sondheim
Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
When: Tomorrow, February 23, 2013, 7:30 pm
Description: This on-stage interview with the musical theater legend, Steven Sondheim, is hosted by Emmy-award winning journalist Morton Dean followed by an audience Q&A.
Shelton: SHS Redeemable Bottle and Can Drive
Where: Shelton High School, 120 Meadow St, Shelton, CT
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Fed. 23
Description: The Shelton High School Marching Gaels hold a redeemable bottle and can drive on the last Saturday of every month at the SHS bus loop.
Wilton: Eldred Wheeler Furniture Grand Opening
Where: 12 Hollyhock Rd., Wilton
When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Description: Eldred Wheeler reopens in Wilton. A drawing for an Eldred Wheeler piece will take place.
Where: Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Ln, Newtown, CT
When: Noon Sunday, Feb. 24
Description: With the help of NHS world language students, learn to write a message in a different language to send to students across Connecticut.