RIDGEFIELD -- A contemporary cocktail party called First Fridays is held in Ridgefield each month and May is no exception. The party will be tonight, Friday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

This event is a chance to kick off the weekend with an evening of live music, drinks, and a new foodie lineup. There will be an hors d'oeuvres tasting from the Wilton restaurant Schoolhouse at Cannondale; music will include the soulful sounds of Griffin Anthony on vocals.

Those who attend can explore their artistic talents at a drawing area where guests are invited to sketch their friends, so don't forget to bring some. There will be a leisurely docent-led tour at 7:30 p.m. of the Extreme Drawing exhibitions featuring 15 artists.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St., Ridgefield. members $15, non-members $20, 203-438-4519, jpearl@aldrichart.org, www.aldrichart.org