Norwalk Symphony Season Finale—LaBoheme

05/21/2016

83 Wall Street , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6.

8 p.m. Puccini's most beloved opera Mimi-Leslie Ann Bradley, Rodolfo-Brian Cheney Musetta-Amelia Watkins, Marcello-Michael Corvino.

Living Art Awards Benefit

05/21/2016 to 05/21/2016

365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On May 21st, the Silvermine Arts Center will celebrate its first annual Living Art Award with an evening benefit at Grace Farms.  New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast will accept the inaugural Living Art Award.  Chast’s body of work established her as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern life, and her recent book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Award Finalist, was the first graphic novel ever to win the National Book Critics Circle Award for memoir.  Lifetime Guild members Constance Kiermaier and Liana Moonie will be honored alongside Chast for transcendent, award-winning, multi-media work throughout their life-long careers as artists. The Living Art celebration applauds three creative individuals who exemplify “living art”--engaging and enriching others as they deepen our understanding and enjoyment of the arts.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Forty Fortunes

05/22/2016

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

2:00 pm | Show Me a Tale. Forty Fortunes – When a young man's wife makes him pose as a fortuneteller, his success is unpredictable! After the tale, create a story illustration using mosaic tiles. For children ages 5 and older.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Slithery Snakes

05/22/2016

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203.322.1646.

4 - 5:30 pm. Get an up close look at everyone's favorite scaly serpents — the snakes! Learn how to identify our native Connecticut snakes, meet some live snakes from around the world, and then take a hike on our trails to look for signs of these scaly creatures and things they might like to eat for dinner. Additionally, find out the best ways to handle snakes and get to hold one of our teaching snakes. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Meets at the Overbrook Nature Center. Limited enrollment. Pre-payment and pre-registration are required. Call 203.977.6521 to register. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8.

The Glass House Performance--Ivy Baldwin Dance: Keen (Part 1)--New Canaan

05/22/2016

199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-594-9884.

Ivy Baldwin Dance: Keen (Part 1)--May 22, 2016--Choreographer Ivy Baldwin's latest work, a new piece commissioned by the Glass House, brings a powerful yet often hidden emotion to life within the Glass House and its dramatic grounds. Keen (Part 1) embodies the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love, and filters it through the lens of serene Modernism and chaotic wilderness.

Barnum Museum Holds Share Your Family's History--Bridgeport

05/24/2016

820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

Do you have family items pertaining to the World War I era? If so, the Connecticut State Library would like to create a permanent digital record of your items! The Barnum Museum is hosting a digitization day for the State Library on Tuesday, May 24th from 11 to 3. Items will be scanned or photographed, along with a record of your information about them, if known. All work will be done on that day so the items will go home with you. There is no cost to you. These records of American life and history are so important, and now is the time to preserve them! What are we looking for? Almost everything (but no weapons or ammunitions, please). Of special interest are photographs, letters, diaries, journals, mementos and souvenirs, documents, etc. We are also hoping to find information about activities on the home front, such as factory work, selling war bonds, or simply everyday activities of the WWI period in the late 1910s. Next year, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war, but keep in mind that war work was going on before then.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Silkscreen from a Collage or Painterly Perspective--Norwalk

05/24/2016 to 05/26/2016

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

May 24-26, 2016--SILKSCREEN FROM A COLLAGE OR PAINTERLY PERSPECTIVE with Mark Herschede--Tuesday - Thursday, 10am-4pm 3-day intensive workshop, limited to 8. This class will involve the use of water based silkscreen materials, and is geared towards producing small prints in editions. The course will present painterly techniques for imaging the screen and will present painters, draftspeople, and collage oriented folks with the opportunity to work directly onto the screen without making any kind of inkjet or digital positives. Both photographic and analogue techniques will be demonstrated. By using painting and drawing itself in a way that directly translates mark making to the screen, a more authentic feeling final product with a bit more incidental/improvisational quality can be achieved. All Levels.

Bruce Museum - Electrical Panel: A Live, Interactive Conversation.

05/24/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Electrical Panel: A Live, Interactive Conversation. Join us for a panel discussion with experts in the science and history of electricity. Audience members are free to quiz our guests on the wide world of electrical innovation: from Benjamin Franklin to Nikola Tesla to the Future! Light refreshments 6:30 pm; lecture 7:00 pm. Members free, $15 non-members. Reservations required: 203-413-6757 or info@brucemuseum.org

Bruce Goes Electric” Young Professionals Happy Hour

05/26/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

5:30 - 8 pm.The museum's galleries will be open late and museum staff will be on hand to give informal tours of the exhibitions on view including Electric Paris, Electricity, Wild Reading, and Mianus Gorge. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the general public, ages 21-45. Tickets available through Eventbrite.com; Advanced admission $5.00 or at the door for $10.00.

Bruce Museum “Bruce Goes Electric” Young Professionals Happy Hour.

05/26/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.413.6756.

5:30 - 8:00 pm. "Bruce Goes Electric" Young Professionals Happy Hour. The Bruce Museum galleries will be open late and staff will be on hand to give informal tours of the exhibitions on view including Electric Paris, Electricity, Wild Reading, and Mianus River Gorge. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public, ages 21- 45. Advanced admission $5 with tickets available through Eventbrite.com, or at the door for $10.