March Events in Ridgefield

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PLEASE NOTE: In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, many events have been cancelled.
Please check with venues before attending events. Stay well!

March is here, spring is almost in sight, and we are excited about all the happenings in Ridgefield this month! Enjoy time indulging in all the art shows and exhibits around town, spend quality time with the family, or see a theatrical performance at any one of our incredible venues. Take a look at what is happening around town below, and for the full list of what’s happening around town make sure to go to our Events Calendar.

Arts & Culture

Votes for Women: The Road to Victory Exhibit
March 1st – March 30th
Ridgefield Library
Join us for this beautifully rendered, eleven-panel exhibit that seamlessly blends original artwork with a visually stimulating overview of Women’s Suffrage history in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The exhibit is researched by the Ridgefield Historical Society and the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, created by local artist Bil Mikulewicz, and curated by Dr. Heather Prescott.

Performance by Madeline Hollander
March 12th, 2020 at 5:00pm
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Madeline Hollander’s performance, “Your Move” is a site-specific work created in response to Eva LeWitt’s installation Untitled (Mesh A-J). The choreography will present a series of ten response-driven movement sequences designed for three dancers. Visitors are invited to come and go as they please throughout the performance while the choreography loops and evolves throughout the evening. Registration is required at shop.aldrichart.org. The Museum will be open to the public until 7 pm this evening.

10th Annual Juried Member Show
March 21, 2020 – April 26, 2020
Opening Reception March 21st at 4:00pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Come to view original pieces from local artists at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ Annual Juried Member Show with Juror Adrienne Ruger Conzelman. Adrienne Ruger Conzelman is the founder and director of ARC Fine Art, a private contemporary art gallery in Fairfield, CT. Make sure to come out to the Opening Reception on Saturday, March 21st from 4:00-6:00pm. Congratulations to those of you who were accepted into this year’s show!

Super Third Saturdays: Tree Spa and Other Performances
March 21, 2020 at 11:00am
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Join us for a full day of food, activities in nature, relaxation, and three special performances, including two artists in the exhibition Weather Report. Veracious Brewing Company (Monroe, CT) will host a tasting of maple-infused beer and other selections. Snow Date for performances: Sunday, March 22nd from 2pm to 7pm.

Photo credit: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

For the Family

The Upstanders
March 10th, 2020 at 7:00pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us for a free viewing of this documentary, which explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. The film highlights new laws and programs already reducing bullying in schools and shows us how we can learn to make a difference together to create systemic change. Following the screening will be a Q&A with panelists Dan Villiers, Ph.D., Scott Trefny, LPC, LMHC, and Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCN, QEEG-D.

Christina Geist Storytime & Author Visit
March 11, 2020 at 4:30pm
Ridgefield Library
Join author Christina Geist in a special author visit and storytime! Christina will read two books: “Buddy’s Bedtime Battery” and her NYT bestseller- “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School!” There will be an author signing after the event and Books on the Common will be selling copies of “Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to School! Light refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome, registration is required.

Ridgefield Lacrosse Family Movie Night
March 11, 2020 at 6:30pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Kickoff the spring lacrosse season with your team, friends and family and join us for this special screening of the lacrosse favorite, Crooked Arrows, to benefit the Ridgefield Boys Lacrosse Program. Crooked Arrows is the story about a HS lacrosse team, which must compete against better trained and equipped players of the elite prep school league. The players learn the meaning of tribal pride as they climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals. Enjoy a special pre-movie meet & greet with current PLL & WPLL stars as well as a silent auction and raffle giveaways.

Adventure Day Camp Meet & Greet
March 14, 2020 at 11:30am
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Center
We want to give your child a summer to remember. Come and meet our Adventure Day Camp Coordinator and get all your questions answered! Early Bird Special: Register in March for two or more weeks of Adventure Day Camp and receive 10% off.

Ridgefield Camp Fair Sponsored by Kiwi Country Day Camp
March 19, 2020 at 11:00am and 5:30pm
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
Calling all parents, families, and friends to this one-of-a-kind FREE Ridgefield Camp Fair at the Garden House at KTM&HC! This is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from all types of camps and programs about their activities for the upcoming summer. We’ll be there with a table and tons of info about our popular Keeler Kids Summer Camp series beginning in July.

Photo credit: Ridgefield Parks & Recreation

At the Theater

Acrobats of China – The New Shanghai Circus
March 8, 2020 at 4:00pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
An annual tradition, this youthful and graceful company enthralls audiences with a range of acrobatic performances, most of them typifying Chinese circus and offering a refreshing alternative to the Western tradition with acts that often trace their origin to the harvest festivals of more than 2,000 years ago. Under the direction of Zhao Lizhi, the artistry, individually and collectively, 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.

An Evening of One Acts
March 13, 2020 – April 4th, 2020
Ridgefield Theater Barn
Join us for a series of performances by talented ensembles of actors, showings will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm through April 4th.

Nickel Mines
March 19, 2020 – March 29, 2020
ACT of Connecticut Theater
Based on the 2006 Lancaster, PA Amish schoolhouse shooting, NICKEL MINES is a non-traditional musical combining spoken dialogue with dance and a powerful original score. NICKEL MINES is an examination of the stories of lives spoken in their own words and a rethinking of the notion of victimhood. ACT of CT is the first professional theater to premier this fascinating, elegant and moving new musical. ​Directed by Andrew Palermo.

Mandy Moore
March 28, 2020 at 8:00pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, singer and songwriter, Mandy Moore, has entertained millions of fans since her breakthrough role in the 2002 hit film, A Walk to Remember. She currently stars in NBC’s hit drama, This Is Us, for which she has won multiple Screen Actors Guild Awards. In her exciting return to music and in support of her first album in a decade, don’t miss platinum selling artist, Mandy Moore, as she makes her only Connecticut appearance on the Playhouse stage.

Bernard Ilsley: The London Medium
March 31, 2020 at 7:30pm
The Ridgefield Playhouse
One of the most gifted psychics returns to The Playhouse! Ilsley has been a trusted adviser to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant for many years. The London Medium’s amazing ability enables him not only to see the future, but also to make contact with loved ones, ancient spirits and angels and he can tap into past lives. Don’t miss this special evening – it could change your life forever! One-on-one psychic reading upgrades are available!

Photo credit: Ridgefield Theater Barn

For a complete list of events happening in Ridgefield this month, go to our Events Calendar!
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