Exciting Events in Ridgefield: March Edition

Spring is just around the corner! As the seasons change, we are all looking forward to going out and about and enjoying warmer days ahead around town. This March, explore all the wonderful events happening in Ridgefield – from magnificent performances, to one-of-a-kind exhibits and creative workshops. There’s something for everyone #inRidgefield!

JOY 2022
Saturday, March 5th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra will perform an engaging, lively, and joyful program, led by Music Director Yuga Cohler. The performance will feature Jesse Montgomery’s Records from a Vanishing City, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 7. We are also excited to have acclaimed cellist Nico Olarte-Hayes join the orchestra as soloist for the Tchaikovsky.

Shanghai Acrobats
Sunday, March 6th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
An annual tradition, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of acrobatic performances. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry attains levels that make it seem almost unfair to single out any act, from jugglers to the comic knife throwers and the bicyclist who finishes by piling about 10 of his colleagues aboard his vehicle.

“Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color and Voting Rights” Lecture
Thursday, March 10th
Virtual event by The Ridgefield Library and League of Women Voters of Ridgefield
Professor Brittney Yancy of Goodwin University will present this lecture in honor of Women’s History Month. Professor Yancy is an intersectional scholar-activist and is committed to fighting for a gender inclusive movement for racial justice. Her current research focuses on 20th century U.S. social movements, urban radicalism, critical race theory, women’s activism, and black women’s political and intellectual history.

An Evening of One Acts
Begins March 11th
Ridgefield Theater Barn
The 2022 Evening of One Acts will feature seven plays that will inspire laughter and introspection. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings with Sunday matinees March 20th & 27th. Bring your own food and drink and enjoy!

Shanghai Acrobats
An Evening of One Acts

Masking: An Art, Expression, & Poetry Workshop
Saturday, March 12th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Inspired by Duane Slick’s process of choosing the coyote as the subject of his work, Aldrich educator and Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes will lead a workshop in which participants will tap into their own personal histories to create mask objects and write poems about their meaning. All art-making and writing materials will be provided.

Picturing Our Past Exhibit
Opens Sunday, March 13th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the relocated and restored Scott House through art with the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the Ridgefield Historical Society. Artists were asked to draw inspiration from either the archives of the Ridgefield Historical Society or from their own backyard given Ridgefield’s rich history.

Music at the Museum
Sunday, March 13th
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
Join us in the historic Garden House for intimate chamber music concerts! The second concert of the season features Trio Della Corde: Shan Jiang, violin, Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, viola, and Gunnar Sahlin, cello. The extremely talented trio will perform a mix of traditional classical and new music. Join us for a warm and wonderful musical respite from the winter chill! Advance tickets are required.

Claudia Mengel Paintings and Prints
Through March 13th
D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery
Visit the gallery to see the latest abstract works of celebrated artist Claudia Mengel. Claudia is an accomplished painter and printmaker whose work is in many private collections in the tri-state area. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.

Masking: An Art, Expression, & Poetry Workshop
Winter at the Museum

Third Saturdays
Saturday, March 19th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the museum for free and participate in storytime for the kids, a Family Tour of Duane Slick: The Coyote Makes the Sunset Better, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity. All ages are welcome to participate, free with admission during Museum open hours on weekends.

John Oates
Sunday, March 20th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
A very special and intimate acoustic concert with the renowned John Oates and guitar star Guthrie Trapp featuring new original songs as well as blues and folk standards with a mix of classic pop. John Oates is one-half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist.

Virtual Impressionist Painting Workshop Video Series 
Begins Monday, March 21st
Hosted by Weir Farm National Historical Park
This five-part virtual series will feature Master Impressionist Dmitri Wright and will highlight the science and poetry of Impressionist landscape painting. As an instructor of Impressionist Painting Workshops at Weir Farm National Historical Park for over a decade, Wright seeks to paint what is good, beautiful, and true in life by using techniques from the Impressionist Masters and his classical training from the Academy.

Barn Tag Sale
Begins March 24th
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
The annual Barn Tag Sale at Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is happening this month! Browse a historic barn full of treasures and trinkets on March 24th through March 27th and be sure to check out the Gift Shop inventory clearance sale in the Garden House.

Third Saturdays at The Aldrich
Impressionist Painting Workshop Video Series

Jesus Christ Superstar
Begins March 24th
This timeless rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary, his disciples, and the Roman Empire.

Concert: Metaphysical, Celestial, and Transcendent
Saturday, March 26th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
View a special performance by the RSO Quartet, inspired by the current exhibition, Karla Knight: Navigator. The musicians will elaborate on the shared connections they found between the music selections and Knight’s work during the performance including spacecrafts, language, mysticism and more.

Waterfowl Walk at Bennett’s Pond
Saturday, March 26th
Hosted by the Ridgefield Conservation Commission and Woodcock Nature Center
Join local bird enthusiast Tommy McCarthy for a guided hike along the water of Bennett’s Ponds, where we will look for and learn about some of the species that can only be found here during migration. Binoculars and supportive shoes are recommended.

Save the Date!
The Musket Ball @ Lounsbury House – Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Celebrate the 245th Battle of Ridgefield to benefit The Ridgefield Historical Society and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

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For more upcoming events, view our Events Calendar