Compiled by Robin Jovanovich
A COLLAGIAL GROUP
The Art Society of Old Greenwich will sponsor a Collage Workshop from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Old Greenwich Civic Center. Award-winning artists Carol Nipomnich Dixon, Mary Fike Dowling, and Kathryn Shorts will present samples of their art before leading attendees in creating their own.
Bring found papers, photographs, and fabrics from home. The event is free and open to the public.
Joseph Fama, <Rye Shore Afternoon>
FOR LOVERS OF LANDSCAPES
Fresh from the Rye Arts Center’s En Plein Air Exhibit, a one-man show of Joseph Fama’s landscape paintings opens with a reception from 2-4 at Les Beaux Arts Gallery, located in the Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich.
RANT, WHITE & BLUE
Lewis Black, one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, brings his cutting-edge comedy to The Palace Theatre in Stamford at 8. More enraged optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, his live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.
He came to national prominence with his appearances on “The Daily Show” in 1996. Those appearances led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 GRAMMY award-winning Carnegie Hall performance, and is the author of three bestselling books.
Tickets are $45-$75. Visit palacestamford.org or call 203-325-4466.
Natalie Weiss stars as Molly
A GHOSTLY ROMANCE
Get ready to fall in love all over again. Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg made “Ghost” one of the biggest hit films of all time. Now the Oscar-winning film comes alive on stage in the smart, suspenseful, and romantic “Ghost the Musical.” It’s a great date night choice and at the White Plains Performing Arts Center all weekend long.
With a fresh pop/rock score by Grammy winners Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”), the musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
For a complete schedule and to buy tickets, go to wppac.com or call 328-1600.
The Bruce Museum in Greenwich highlights the Post-Impressionists in a new film series from 10:30-11:30. Learn about the work, artistic techniques, and lives of Paul Gaugin (Nov. 1), Vincent van Gogh (Nov. 8), and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Nov. 15).
Admission is free for members, $10 for non-members. Registration is required. Visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.
Pure Country Rock
Experience the country-rock music band that brought such classics as “Amie” and “Let Me Love You Tonight” live at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck at 8. Whether Pure Prairie League is “Pickin’ To Beat the Devil,” or taking you riding down a “Two Lane Highway,” expect a sure-fire good time.
The American band’s longevity is a testament of the timelessness of the music. Its rich history goes back to 1969 in the Southern Ohio area where a group of young musicians who initially played cover tunes at local bars, went on to create memorable classics.
Tickets start at $30. Visit emelin.org.