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The Dish: Lawn party, classic opera on the horizon

July 16, 2016 GMT

Scene…Greenwich resident and shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was seen having dinner at Doppio restaurant on Elm Street in Greenwich last week, as well as NY Yankees pitcher Jacoby Ellisbury and NY Yankees first baseman and former Greenwich resident Mark Teixeira.Out there…Greenwich Wine Society is having a lawn party hosted by John Dolan at a historical home in Greenwich from 6 to 8 p.m. July 27. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines as well as hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $50 in advance and $55 at the door. For more info and to register, visit www.GreenwichWineSociety.com or call 203-629-1261.Out there…The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford will feature classical opera with Bob Scrofani from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday as part of its Summer Concert Series. Scrofani (formerly of the Connecticut Grand Opera Chorus) will be joined by tenor Robert Pulco, soprano Claire Stadmueller and pianist Justine Macurdy. Abbie Gardner (from Red Molly) and Jon Paul Ruggieri will also perform from 5 to 7 p.m.. For more info, call 203-322-6971 or visit www.bartlettarboretum.org.Scene…Former Greenwich resident and actress Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Grenewich resident and singer/actress Diana Ross and Robert Silberstein, has received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her roll in ABC’s hit comedy “black-ish” with actor Anthony Anderson, also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series. This year’s Emmy Awards, hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel take place on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.Out there…Stamford Downtown’s Wednesday Nite Live and Alive @ Five Concert Series will feature Grammy winning guitarist George Benson on July 20 and Third Eye Blind on July 21. For more info, visit www.stamford-downtown.com.Scene…Former NBA star, coach and Westchester resident Isaiah Thomas and his wife, Lynn, were seen dining at Terra Ristorante on Greenwich Avenue last Saturday.Out there…The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk will feature “The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants 1868-1938” from noon to 4 p.m. Monday. The exhibit tells the story of the mansion’s domestic servants’ rooms, especially the Irish immigrants and African-Americans. For more info, call 203-838-9799 or visit www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.Out there…The Avon Theater on Bedford Street in Stamford will feature the 1984 fantasy cult classic “The Neverending Story” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The movie, directed by Wolfgang Peterson, stars Gerald McRaney, Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver and Tami Stronach. Tickets are $7 to $12. For tickets and more info, call 203-967-3660 or visit www.avontheatre.org.Out there…Southport Galleries third annual Southport Summer Block Party takes place on Thursday on Pequot Avenue in Southport. The event will feature the works of artist Katy Ferrarone and new works of artist Carol Saxe. Surrounding shops including J. McLaughlin, The Fairfield Women’s Exchange, Mama Jane’s, Kasson Jewelers and Walin amd Wolff will also offer discounts and refreshments. For more info, email Vicki@southportgalleries.com.And that’s all for now.Later …Got a tip? Seen a celebrity? E-mail Susie Costaregni at HYPERLINK “mailto:thedish2@yahoo.com”thedish2@yahoo.com.