The Dish: Focus on French Film comes to Greenwich

March 25, 2017 GMT

Out there…The 13th Annual Focus on French Cinema Opening Night and Gala Ceremony honoring legendary French Director Claude LeLouch takes place March 31 with a gourmet cocktail reception at L’escale Restaurant Bar on Steamboat Road followed by an award ceremony and showing of the film “It’s Only The End Of The World” at the Bow Tie Cinemas on Railroad Avenue in Greenwich. The film, directed by Xavier Dolan and honored at the 2017 Oscars, is internationally recognized. For tickets to the festival and more info, call 203-629-1340, or go to www.focusonfrenchcinema.org.Scene…Actors Tony Danza and former “Dancing With The Stars” contestant and best-selling author Marilu Henner were spotted having drinks together at Patsy’s on West 56th Street in New York City last Friday night. Both Danza and Henner starred together in the popular sitcom “Taxi.” Danza is in town at Feinstein’s 54 Below on West 54th Street where he is performing “Tony Danza: Standards and Stories” with his four-piece band.Out there…The Greenwich Choral Society’s Swing into Spring Gala takes place at Richard’s of Greenwich at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The evening will feature wine, hors d’oevres, live and silent auctions and performances by the “Swing Chorus” of the Greenwich Choral Society, popular baritone Eddie Pleasant and pianist Steven Graff. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Greenwich Choral Society’s scholarship and outreach programs. Tickets are $100 per person. For information and tickets, visit www.greenwichchoralsociety.org or call 203-622-5136.Out there…Rosie’s Frozen Yogurt, the 20-year establishment in Cos Cob and Old Greenwich and owned by Sindy and Steven Steinberg, is opening a third store on Martha’s Vineyard this summer on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs.Scene…The Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol, Inc. is celebrating its 90th anniversary at the annual fundraiser on April 1 at Greenwich Country Day School. Former Town of Greenwich Selectman Paul Hicks, recipient of the 2016 Chief’s Award for Outstanding Service, will serve as the evening’s emcee. The benefit will feature a menu by OnTheMarc Catering, an open bar, wine and beer and live music by the popular local band The Short Bus. For tickets and more info, visit www.ccfpp.org/events or contact Sebastian Dostmann at 203-550-4415 or sdostmann@ccfpp.org.Out there…The Musicians from Marlboro, under the direction of pianist Mitsuko Uchida, will make their final stop at the Greenwich Library as part of The Friends Concert Series at 4 p.m. March 26. For more info, call 203-622-7938.And that’s all for now.Later…Got a tip? Seen a celebrity? E-mail Susie Costaregni at thedish2@yahoo.com.