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.
Fairfield: Fashion Ladies' Night Out
Where: Our Lady of the Assumption School, 605 Stratfield Rd
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 5
Description: Annual Fashion Show to benefit the students at Assumption Catholic School. Spring fashion trends by Apricot Lane modeled by the Sacred Heart University Fashion Club.
Fairfield: Bone Marrow Drive
Where: Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, April 6
Description: If you are between the ages of 18 to 44, stop by RLMS on Saturday and register to become a potential donor.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Where: Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday (April 4-6) at 7:30 p.m.
Description: Masuk students will perform in a fun/clever spin on the show as it is set in the 1970s disco era at the famous Studio 54.
Ridgefield: Broadway Backstage!
When: Friday, April 5, 8 p.m.
Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield
Description: Some of Broadway's veterans will belt out a few tunes from the musicals which made them famous! From “how I got my big break” to“on-stage blunders” the performers share their stories of performing on Broadway and on tour including backstage gossip and more!
New Canaan: "Club Outback" Gala
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: Outback Teen Center, New Canaan
Description: With this year’s jazz theme, the Outback will be converted into “Club Outback,” open for one night featuring a live jazz performance, a bourbon tasting, Louisiana inspired cocktails and Cajun and Creole delights. There will be a live and silent auction. Proceeds from this event go directly to the Outback to provide programs and events for teens and the community.
Ridgefield: Rusted Root
When: Sunday, April 7, 8 p.m.
Where: The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield
Description: Hear Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root, which celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Formed in the early 90’s by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 7 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide.
Trumbull: The Friends of the Trumbull Library April Book Nook Sale
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9 a.m.
Cost: By the Book
Description: The Friends of the Trumbull Library will hold a Book Nook Sale April 6th at the library. A great selection of fiction , fabulous children's books and media. A select group,of non-fiction offered at half-price.
Darien Lions Basketball Shoot-Out
Where: Darien YMCA 2420 Post Rd., Darien
When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 6
Cost: Free (but get sponsors)
The Darien Lions Club is holding a Basketball Shoot-Out to benefit the Darien Special Olympics Team and Darien Lions Foundation. Sign up to participate at www.darienctlionsclub.org. Participants will set a goal of how many baskets they can score in a two minute time period and ask donors to donate per basket. All donations accepted.
Darien: Treat Yourself Sunday at Stefanou Salon & Spa: It All Goes to Charity
When: Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 7
Where: Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa 25 Old Kings Hwy N, Darien
Cost: Differs for various services
Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa is sponsoring a Day of Services to benefit the Center for Children's Advocacy. All proceeds will be donated to the Center for Children's Advocacy to provide legal protection for children who have been abused or neglected.
Darien: Shakespeare on the Sound Gala Fundraiser
Where: Wee Burn Country Club 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien
When: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6
Cost: $175 per person
Description: The Shakespeare on the Sound Gala Fundraiser April 6 supports the theater's 18th annual production, "As You Like It," in Rowayton's Pinkney Park June 13-30, and a range of educational activities. The benefit is billed as "A Magical Evening in the Forest of Arden" and features coacktails, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing to the music of the five-piece band "Short Bus" based in Greenwich. One of the orginal musical productions created by Brian Feinstein for the play is to be premiered that evening by the cast.
Darien: Maxim Pakhomov Piano Concert
Where: First Congregational Church of Darien 14 Brookside Rd, Darien
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6
Cost: Free, but a goodwill offering will benefit Star, Inc., a not–for-profit organization serving individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, and providing support services to their families.
Description: Maxim Pakhomov, pianist, will perform works of Bach-Busoni, Mendelssohn & Chopin at First Congregational Church of Darien.