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.
Darien: 'The 39 Steps' Play at Darien Arts Center
Where: Darien Arts Center, behind Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Rd.
When: 8 p.m., Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17
Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students
Description: "The 39 Steps is a play that depends on a few very talented actors playing more than 150 different roles including train conductors, Nazi secret agents, lingerie salesmen, doddering politicians, police inspectors, and music hall acts, to name a few."
Greenwich: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Where: Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich
When: Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.
Description: The Greenwich Hibernians Association hosts its 39th annual St. Patrick's Day parade with Grand Marshal Billy Connolly.
Norwalk: Green Eyed Lady at Ash Creek Saloon
Where: Ash Creek Saloon, 2 Wilton Ave.
When: Friday, March 15, at 9:30 p.m.
Description: Rock/dance band Green Eyed Lady will get you moving.
Norwalk: Erin Go Bark for St. Catrick's Day
Where: Paws Pet Animal Welfare Society, 504 Main Ave.
When: March 15, 16, and 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, reduced adoption fee of $75 for cats and $160 for dogs for animals one year of age or older
Description: All pets adopted under this special event have been spayed/neutered, examined by a vet, vaccinated & microchipped. Cats have been tested for FiV/FeLV and dogs have been heartworm tested. The first 10 adopters will receive a $10 gift card to O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant.
Where: Abilis Greenhouse, 50 Glenville St, Greenwich
When: Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.
Description: What are Microgreens? These are the just-sprouted form of the vegetables we eat in their adult form such as, broccoli, radishes, cabbage, lettuce, etc. Learn how to grown and harvest them
New Canaan: Summer Theatre Auditions
Where: Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan
When: Sunday, Mar. 17, 10 a.m.
Description: Audition for the summer shows, including South Pacific, Grease, The Little Mermaid, The Cat in the Hat, and Pinkalicious the Musical. Hopefuls should prepare two contrasting 16-bar selections from or in the style of the shows. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided.
New Canaan: Opening Reception 9SOLOS Exhibition
Where: Carriage Barn Arts Center at Waveny Park
When: Sunday, Mar. 17, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Description: “9SOLOS”, nine one-person shows in “mini-galleries” in the Betty Barker Gallery at the Carriage Barn Arts Center featuring the work of members of the New Canaan Society of the Arts.
When: March 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
Description: Christian Heritage School will present the delightful musical comedy Hello, Dolly! on March 14-16. This enduring musical theater hit follows the lively adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker. Performances are Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A snazzy, high-stepping classic musical, Hello, Dolly! features a full-scale cast and orchestra and glitters with show-stopping tunes that guarantee you'll walk out singing! Christian Heritage School is located at 575 White Plains Road in Trumbull. For ticket information, call 203-261-6230 or visit www.kingsmen.org.
Bethel: Spring Cycling Series Kicks Off
Where: 7 Francis J Clarke Circle
When: Sunday, March 17, 8 a.m.
Description: The Bethel Spring Series returns to the Francis J Clarke Circle for seven Sundays in March and April 2013, held under the auspices of USA Cycling, the national cycling federation. This Series has become the cornerstone spring event for many racers in the New England area, drawing folks from as far away as Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and occasional guests from Canada and points south like Pennsylvania or Virginia.
Brookfield: Deming String Quartet at Brookfield Library
Where: Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd, Brookfield
When: Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m.
Description: The Brookfield Library invites you to a free concert with The Deming String Quartet. The one-hour concert will include pieces by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn and more. Featured musicians are Larry Deming (violin), Diane Orson (violin), Barbara Wiggin (viola) and Patricia Smith (cello).
Easton: A Hard Road to Travel from Connecticut to Gettysburg 1863
Where: Easton Library, 691 Morehouse Road
When: Saturday, March 16, 2 p.m.
Description: The story of four good friends who enlisted in the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company D, will be told via their letters and historical documents. Together they marched, tented, survived the elements and disease and fought every day on the hard road to Gettysburg where on that fateful day of July 1, 1863, one of them would be killed, two wounded and only one left standing.
Fairfield: Alzheimer's Association Benefit w/ Band Together
Where: Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St, Fairfield
When: Saturday, March 15, 7-10 p.m.
Description: Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried lead Band Together through an evening of 90’s music to keep you dancing and singing in support of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer Association.
Newtown: St. Patrick's Day Puppet Show
When: March 14-16, 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Description: Put on your plaid cap and break out the WHITE because The S.H.A.C.K. has a very special black light puppet show and party planned just for you! Wear white so you can glow in the dark but don't forget to wear green too! Children will make a shamrock shaker craft, enjoy Irish Soda Bread, Irish music and a fun glow-in-the-dark puppet show!
Ridgefield: St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Where: Ballard Park in Ridgefield
When: Sunday from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free to members of the Ridgefield Discovery Center; $7 for non members.
Description: This St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt will teach kids what 'bodhrans & bones' are, and why the Irish flag has three colors, among other holiday and cultural information. Prizes awarded.
Where: Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South
When: Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.
Description: Kiefer is a special dog with different abilities. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join his owner, Trisha Malfitano, as she reads her book "My Dog Kiefer," a story about why Kiefer is different than other dogs and why his differences make him special.
Woodbury: Flanders Maple Celebration Finale
Where: Flanders Nature Center, 5 Church Hill Rd.
When: Saturday, March 16, noon
Description: Cap off that sweet maple season with the Flanders Nature Center winter celebration. Activities include: pre-colonial maple sugaring with the Institute for American Indian Studies, maple tours, maple candy-making, maple syrup and candy for sale, bluegrass music by Shagbark, crafts for children, a talk about sled dogs from the CT Valley Siberian Husky Club and snowshoeing demonstrations with CT Outdoors.