Afterdark — benefits, coffeehouses, in the clubs, etc.

* = Suitable for children.
The Lyrics Coffeehouse, first Friday of the month at 7:30, at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Rd. (Rte. 107); adm. $12, $10 in adv., half-price for srs., students; BYO refreshments; info., 203-938-2551 or visit The Currys, Thur., April 2.
Kennedy Center Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting: “Parents and Friends Embracing the Challenge,” Thur., April 2, social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, meeting and awards, starting at 7; tickets $50/person; at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St. Bridgeport; reg. online at or call 203-365-8522 x213.
Acoustic Celebration, Spuyten Duyvil, Sun., April 12, 4 p.m., St. Stephen’s North Hall, 351 Main St., Ridgefield, tickets $18 adv., $20 at the door.
Shakespeare on the Sound Gala, Sat., April 18, honoring original founders; Wee Burn Country Club, Darien; tickets $220, $300, $500; res. and info., 203-299-1300 or at
Tiny Miracles Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala, Fri., April 24, 6:30 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, live auction; Wee Burn Country Club in Darien; or call 203-202-9714.
Childcare Learning Centers, 10th annual gala, Sat., April 25, 6 p.m., Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa; cocktails, dinner, entertainment by the Kenny Werner Trio and Bernie Williams, live auction; tickets range from $300 to $500; res.,  info., 203-323-5944 x137.
Greening Our Children’s Annual Benefit, May 1, 6:30 p.m., with honored guest and Champion for Children award recipient Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farms; organic cocktails, seated family-style seasonal dinner, live auction, live music; at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich; info.,
2015 Laurel House Derby Dinner Dance, Sat., May 2, 5:45-11 p.m., Woodway Country Club, Darien; tickets $150, $300 and $500; sponsorships up to $25,000; info., 203-324-7734 or email
Westport Arts Center 2015 Fundraising Gala: Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, Saturday, May 16, at the green at National Hall, Westport; tickets go on sale March 16; 203-222-7070 or
New Canaan Society for the Arts Monaco Grand Prix fund-raiser, Sat., May 16, 7 p.m.; dinner by the bite, drinks, auction, wine grab, dancing to Oh La La!, art exhibit; Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan; tickets, at
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, 2015 fundraiser for the Westport Arts Center, Sat., May 16, 5:30-11 p.m. at Vespa and the National Hall Campus, Westport; info., 203-222-7070 or
Stamford Museum & Nature Center 18th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Celebration, Sat., June 6, 7 p.m.,wine tastings and bites from area caterers and restaurants; auction; tickets on sale in early spring; at the museum; info., or call 203-977-6536.
Luc’s Café-Restaurant, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield; 203-894-8522: Mon. and Wed. nights, 7:30-9:30, Cafe Musette, gypsy swing featuring vocalist Noreen Mola;
Sarah’s Wine Bar, upstairs at Bernard’s, 20 West Lane Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or Bob Curiano, guitar, every Wed.; Mark Mollica, every Thur., guitar;  Sun., Wed. & Thur. at 6:30, Fri.-Sat., 7:30ish.
Bernard’s, 20 West Lane, Ridgefield; 203-438-8282 or Live Music:  Fri., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sat., piano, 7-10:30 p.m.; Sun.brunch, piano, 12-3 (1st Sun./month, Young Musicians).
Pizzeria Lauretano, 291 Greenwood Ave., Bethel; Sunday jazz at 6 p.m.; pizzerialauretano or 203-792-1500: Closed for Easter, April 5.
Treehouse Comedy at Bistro B in Westport in the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Rd.; tickets 203-268-5857 or JJ Ramirez with John Iavarone, Sat., April 11, 9 p.m., $20.
Treehouse Comedy at Marisa’s in Trumbull, 6540 Main St., or 203-268-5857: Spanky, with Chris Roach and Adam Lucidi, Sat., April 4, 8:30 p.m., $20; All New Treehouse Comedy Showcase, 10-15 comics plus special guest host, Sat., April 11, 8:30 p.m., $17.50.
Le Fontane Ristorante, corner Rte. 137 & 100, Katonah, N.Y., 914-232-9619 or Friday evening Live Jazz with Joe Jazz & The Band.
* Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y.; box office, 914-592-2222 or Camelot, Jan. 29-April 5; West Side Story, April 9-July 5; Thur.-Sat. evenings, 8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. lunch matinees, 1 p.m.; Sun., lunch, 1:30; Sun., dinner show, 7 p.m., tickets $54-$80. Special events: Live from Nashville, Mon., April 13, 1 and 8 p.m., $84; The British Invasion Tribute, Tues., April 21, 8 p.m., $84; The Hunks — The Show, Tues., April 28, 8 p.m., $84.
* Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport; bring your own food and drink; concession stand in the lobby; or 203-576-1636: Almost Queen, Sat., April 18, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., tickets $57