Audubon Greenwich Offers Spring Birding Walk

05/24/0031 to 05/31/2014

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

SPRING BIRDING WITH AUDUBON IN GREENWICH--Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Get out & enjoy two local 'birding' hot spots when wood thrush, orioles, tanagers, and other Neotropical migratory birds return to the US for the nesting season. Bring binoculars &/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. No charge or RSVP required. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at 203-869-5272 x230. THIS & NEXT Saturday (7:00-8:45 am): May 24, 31.2014.  Call to register.

Greenwich Historical Society Exhibit: The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony

10/09/2013 to 01/12/2014

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

Beginning October 9, the Greenwich Historical Society is presenting The New Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony: Before and After the Armory Show, which, for the first time, shows the direct impact of the Armory Show on the Cos Cob art colony artists. It also highlights the involvement of Cos Cob artists, such as Elmer MacRae and Henry Fitch Taylor, in producing the Armory Show, and brings the public's attention to several of the accomplished Cos Cob artists who have been virtually unknown until now. "This is the first exhibition to illustrate the Armory Show's direct influence on a group of artists, specifically the Cos Cob art colony," says Valerie Ann Leeds, guest curator of The New Spirit. Viewers will be able to compare artists' works from before and after the Armory Show and see to what degree each embraced Modernism as the movement became assimilated into the mainstream of American art. The tightly focused exhibition is comprised of 41 works of art by 12 Cos Cob artists, including several pieces that were shown in the 1913 Armory Show, and enhanced with archival material and ephemera from the Greenwich Historical Society and private and museum collections. In addition to MacRae and Taylor, the show features artists D. Putnam Brinley, Childe Hassam, Ernest Lawson, Carolyn C. Mase, Frank A. Nankivell, Allen Tucker, Alden Twachtman and J. Alden Weir. It also includes influential pioneering artists Theodore Robinson and John H. Twachtman, whose works were part of the Armory Show but who had died years earlier. A number of related events and programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibition, and a catalog for the exhibit is available.

Silvermine Arts Association - Performance: Voice

11/01/2013

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

On Friday, 7:30 p.m to 8:45 p.m. The acclaimed British vocal ensemble from Oxford, England explores the gorgeous repertoire of early masters, including the works of Hildegard von Bingen, world folk song arrangements, and contemporary compositions. Voice was featured at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London, followed by performances in Europe and throughout the U.K. in preparation for their U.S. debut tour. Reserve tickets early as this is sure to sell out. Seating is limited, advance reservations are suggested. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Fairfield Museum & History Center - Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

11/02/2013

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

On Saturday, November 2nd 5 -7p.m. Wine tasting courtesy of Harry's Wine & Liquor Market Oil & Vinegar tasting courtesy of Dash 'N Drizzel To purchase tickets go to:  fairfieldFFE.org

Westport Arts Center - Election Day Workshop: Fun-Figure Drawing

11/02/2013

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

10 to noon. Ages 6-10. $45 / 40 for WAC Members Work from a live costumed model as we explore the major forms of the head and the individual features of the face to create your own figure drawing.

Westport Arts Center - ArtLab: Experimental Printmaking

11/02/2013

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

9 am - noon. 9-10:15 (ages 5-8) and 10:30-12pm (ages 9-12) $30 / 35 for WAC Members. Have fun with a range of mixed-media methods of printmaking and produce one-of-a-kind prints

The Palace Theatre - Paul Reiser

11/02/2013

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

A seasoned actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. He co-created & starred in the NBC series, Mad About You, which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award & Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. His books, Couplehood and Babyhood made The New York Times best-seller list. Opening Act: Chris Monty Tickets: $75, $60, $50 (per ticket fees apply) Showtime: 8 pm Run Time: 120 mins; no intermission. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter.

Wilton Historical Society - American Artisan Show

11/02/2013 to 11/03/2013

224 Danbury Road , Wilton, CT Phone: 203.762.7257.

There will be a Preview Party Friday November 1 from 6:30-9:30pm. The show will run Saturday November 2 from 10am-5pm
and Sunday November 3 from 11am-4pm. Many high end artisans in a variety of media will be showcasing their work. Additional information and a complete list of exhibitors and vendors at www.americanartisanshow.com.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - SPAIN

11/02/2013

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

2:00 pm. Creative Kids – In our trip to Spain, discover Spanish literature with Miguel de Cervantes in "Don Quixote", a classic of Western literature. Create a Don Quixote marionette and get ready to go adventuring with this gentleman.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off

11/03/2013

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322-1646.

On Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get up close and personal with some cool larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. NEW! Taste some of Stamford's finest chili! Stamford's Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off will be held at this Touch-A-Truck event raising money for both the SM&NC and The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite! To participate in this year's Cook-Off as an entrant, please contact Joe Gonzalez at stamfordchilicookoff@yahoo.com or at 203-981-1343. Space is limited. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.