Through June 20

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“Travel Arrangements” by Eileen Carey (Honorable Mention in the RAC Spring Juried Show 2021)

In the City exhibition: This new all-media juried art show at the Rowayton Arts Center is open to artists interested in exhibiting their artwork with a nod to the theme of urban life. Gallery hours: Tue-Fri noon–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton. rowaytonarts.org

June 1–27

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International Festival of Arts & Ideas: The International Festival of Arts & Ideas resumes this year with Festival 2021: IMAGINE, a completely virtual event. Highlights include: astrophysicist and folklorist Moiya McTier; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; nationally recognized musician Toshi Reagon; Collab New Haven co-founder Margaret Lee; and U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. The Ideas conversations bring together vital thinkers and doers to engage with national and international issues through the microcosm of the culturally rich, diverse and complex communities of New Haven. All programming is free and will be streamed live on Facebook LiveYouTubeTwitch and the festival’s Virtual Stage. artidea.org/ideas

June 3

Agitators author book chat: Dorothy Wickenden, author of The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights, will be in a virtual conversation offered by the Wilton Historical Society on Zoom. 12:30–1:30 p.m. $10 suggested contribution. Registration required by emailing info@wiltonhistorical.org

June 3 through mid-October

Pratt Street Patio Live Music Series: Pratt Street in Downtown Hartford will premiere its fourth annual weekly live music series on June 3. Performances featuring a variety of musicians will be free and run every Thu. and Fri. 6–7 p.m. and Sat. noon–1 p.m. through mid-October. Pratt Street, which lies between Trumbull and Main streets, will be closed to vehicles to encourage people to come downtown and visit nearby restaurants and shops. Full schedule and lineup of musicians at hartford.com

June 4

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Jess Miller, Eddie Clark and Jay Whittaker

For Veterans by Veterans Comedy Night: The night features dinner, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and a lineup of professional comics, all of whom are U.S. military veterans, including Jay Whittaker (Air Force), Jess Miller (Army) and Eddie Clark (Marine Corps). Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m. $75 per person.Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford. homesforthebrave.org/comedynight203-338-0669 

June 4–26

Outdoor concerts at Westville Music Bowl

Twilight Concerts Under the Stars music lineup for June: The Disco Biscuits, June 4 & 5, 6 p.m. $25–$69.50; Goose, June 12 & 13, 7 p.m. $50–$75; Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, June 26, 7 p.m. $25–$75. Westville Music Bowl, 45 Yale Ave., New Haven. westvillemusicbowl.com 

June 5–6

Robin Hood’s Faire: An enchanted re-creation of a medieval festival as one might have been long ago, with themed shows and entertainment and a Medieval Marketplace to find gift treasures. Plus, a pirate costume contest. 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. $16 general admission, $12 children ages 7-15, free for children 6 and under. $5 pets. Harwinton Fairgrounds, 150 Locust Road, Harwinton. 860-478-5954, robinhoodsfaire.com 

June 6

The Curve in concert: Iraqi composer and multi-instrumentalist Ameen Mokdad was trapped in hiding by ISIS for two years in his hometown of Mosul. During that time he wrote a repertoire of powerful and emotional music. He arranged it later for string quartet, while he himself plays violin, various Middle Eastern percussion instruments, recites poetry and sings. Hear his 19 songs in person or via online stream. 2–4 p.m. Free. Concert will be streamed from the Chapel at the University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. cuatropuntos.org/sounds

June 10 & 24

Music on the Great Lawn series: Greenwich Historical Society will host its Music on the Great Lawn Series beginning June 10 with The Merlin Band, followed by The Demolition Brass Band on June 24. The series will run through Sept. 16. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m., all concerts 6:30–8 p.m. Complete schedule on the website. Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. 203-869-6899, greenwichhistory.org 

June 11–13

Stephen Sondheim, under the stars: Madison Lyric Stage presents its 2021 mainstage season entirely outdoors. First up is The Sun Sits Low: An Evening of Stephen Sondheim, June 11, 7:30 p.m.; June 12, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; June 13, 5 p.m. $50 individual tickets, $120 season tickets. Upcoming shows include: The Boys in the Band, July 22–Aug. 1, and Suor Angelica and Erwartung, Sept. 9–19. Performances held under a tent on the grounds of the Deacon John Grave House in Madison’s historic district. Tickets at madisonlyricstage.org or call 203-215-6329.

June 12

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For the Love of Gardening tour: This self-guided tour showcases the beauty and diversity of seven exceptional private gardens in Redding. There will be a drawing for garden-themed items, and proceeds benefit Redding Garden Club’s scholarship fund and New Pond Farm’s educational programs. Deadline for tour-only tickets June 10. $50 tour only, $65 with picnic lunch. newpondfarm.org, 203-938-2117

June 12

Kick in for charity: A Promise to Jordan and the Simsbury Lions Club are teaming up to present K’s to Kick Addiction and Blindness. Event consists of 5K and 10K fun runs and walks and a 15K bike ride along the rails-to-trails path in Simsbury to support the community and humanitarian services of the Lions Club and the mission of A Promise to Jordan to raise awareness of the problem of substance use disorders. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Each event is $20 per person. Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd., Simsbury. Registration is open at apromisetojordan.org. 860-390-1391

June 12–30

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Dancer Emily Silva, as the lead Snow White

Snow White fairytale ballet: The Ballet Theatre Co. has filmed across Connecticut to bring the fairytale ballet of Snow White to life in a live-action ballet production. The West Hartford company will digitally premiere the full-length classical ballet as a feature film available for streaming. Snow White and her woodland friends will be staged in Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield before the princess discovers the quirky seven Dwarfs and their charming cabin in the woods of Winchester. Outdoor screenings at the Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby will be June 11 and 12. Streaming tickets are $35 per household. Digital access begins June 12, 7 p.m., and runs through June 30. dancebtc.org 

June 19–20

Outdoor fine art and crafts festival: The Arts Center Killingworth and Spectrum Art Gallery of Centerbrook host their annual summer arts festival, with original painting, mixed media and collage, photography, jewelry design, wood burning, glass and gourd art and more. June 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; June 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Essex Town Green, Essex. 860-767-0742, events@spectrumartgallery.org

June 20

Father’s Day car show

The inaugural Connecticut Colonial Concours d’ Elegance and Car Corral offers a full day of exquisite cars, live entertainment, fun activities, a live and silent auction, food, beer and wine. Check out beautiful vintage cars restored to pristine condition and judged. Judging begins at noon, award ceremony at 5 p.m., entrant dinner at 6 p.m. Event runs 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Hawk Ridge Winery, 28 Plungis Road, Watertown. colonialconcours.com 

June 22

Bronze, Iron, and Silk in the 1920s: Emily Orr, curator of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, explores the unexpected relationship that emerged between textiles and metalwork as the American silk industry expanded in the 1920s in this virtual lecture. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Noon–1 p.m. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford. thewadsworth.org

June 23

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Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong: After more than 50 years of hit-song making and international album sales, esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Celebrating his 80th birthday, the legendary artist is embarking on a cross-country tour titled Gordon Lightfoot: 80 Years Strong Tour. The show will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts. 8 p.m. $85–$95. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road. 203-438-5795, ridgefieldplayhouse.org

June 23-27

Travelers Championship golf tournament: After 2020’s fanless tournament, the state’s biggest sports event is expected to welcome about 10,000 fans a day to TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Last summer’s winner of the PGA Tour event, Dustin Johnson, is back this year, as are three-time champion Bubba Watson, 2012 winner Marc Leishman and Justin Rose. Masks will be required and social-distancing guidelines will be in place. Tickets go on sale beginning May 25, with prices starting at $50. Tickets sales will be online only. TPC River Highlands, 1 Golf Club Road, Cromwell. travelerschampionship.com

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