Lively Arts: Benefits, films and more

After Dark Guest Bartender Night, May 16, 6-9 p.m., Gallo Ridgefield, 5 Grove St., Ridgefield. Looking Glass Animal Rescue board members and volunteers will be guest bartending to raise money at Gallo Ridgefield for their critical care animals. Whip, Whistle & Watch Luncheon, May 17, noon-1:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St., Bridgeport. Official kickoff of the Barnum Festival; supports … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, dance, films and more

After Dark YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr., Greenwich. Proceeds go to YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. Tickets: $1,000-$25,000. Info: ywcagreenwich.org/Bags. Evening of Hope: Mardi Gras in May, May 9, 6 p.m., Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Rd., Fairfield. Event will help raise funds to provide housing, food and counseling … read more

Lively Arts: Screenings, galas and more

After Dark Newport Bermuda Night, May 8, 7 p.m., The Gaelic American Club 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Presentation on Newport Bermuda Race. Free. RSVP: 516-767-9240 or office@yralis.org. YWCA Greenwich Old Bags Luncheon, May 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr., Greenwich. Proceeds go to YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services. Tickets: $1,000-$25,000. Info: ywcagreenwich.org/Bags. Operation Hope’s Evening of … read more

Lively Arts: Benefits, screenings, auditions and more

After Dark ACT of CT Gala, April 26, 6-11 p.m., ACT of CT, 36 Old Quarry Rd., Ridgefield. Event will honor the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and announce the 2019-20 season productions. All proceeds benefit ACT of CT. Tickets: $250-$600. Info: actofct.org. Comedy Night Fundraiser: Funny 4 Funds, April 26, 8 p.m., Treehouse Comedy Club, 1595 Post Rd., Westport. … read more