Center for Contemporary Printmaking TRADITIONAL WATERCOLOR MARBLING

08/27/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. he mysteries of a once-secret craft are revealed in this introductory level marbling workshop. Apply color to a carrageenan (seaweed) size using broom corn whisks and brushes and then perform magic with a series of marbling combs and rakes. Persian fantasy patterns (hearts, flowers and birds) made with a stylus will also be explored. Splashers as well as precision-oriented participants will have an opportunity to create historic combed patterns from the 16th century and more free-form marbled designs. The stunning papers you will produce can be used on a variety of projects, but chances are you'll want to reserve a few for framing.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking PAPERMAKING

08/28/2017 to 09/01/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. In this class participants will make art using a variety of pulps to create their own hand made paper. Rather than producing many single sheets, the emphasis will be on combining and altering pulps to build up rich papers. Stencil use and certain inclusions will be employed for layering imagery and design.

Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

08/30/2017

Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

7:30pm You Want it, You Got it: The Neil Diamond Tribute. For Wednesday night concerts, a parking fee of $10 per car will be charged for cars without a Norwalk Resident Pass

Avon Theatre 45th Anniversary Screening: THE GODFATHER (1972)

08/30/2017

272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-967-3660.

7 pm. Popularly viewed as one of the best American films ever made, the multi-generational crime saga THE GODFATHER is a touchstone of cinema: one of the most widely imitated, quoted, and lampooned movies of all time. Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is the late 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family "business." A few months later, the don barely survives being shot by gunmen in the employ of a drug-trafficking rival whose request for aid from the Corleones' political connections was rejected. After saving his father from a second assassination attempt, Michael persuades his hotheaded eldest brother, Sonny (James Caan), and family advisor Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) that he should be the one to exact revenge on the men responsible. After murdering a corrupt police captain and the drug trafficker, Michael hides out in Sicily while a gang war erupts at home. Falling in love with a local girl, Michael marries her, but she is later slain by Corleone enemies in an attempt on Michael's life. Sonny is also butchered, having been betrayed by Connie's husband. As Michael returns home and convinces Kay to marry him, his father recovers and makes peace with his rivals, realizing that another powerful don was pulling the strings behind the narcotics endeavor that began the gang warfare. Once Michael has been groomed as the new don, he leads the family to a new era of prosperity, then launches a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out the Corleones, consolidating his family's power and completing his own moral downfall. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay, THE GODFATHER was followed by a pair of sequels. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Norwalk Seaport Association Acoustic Cruise to Sheffield Island

08/30/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

6:30 pm. Adults only. $25. Visitors will board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor around the picturesque islands and waterways while listening to a live music performance on board.Sit back and enjoy the music...bring friends along with your favorite snacks & drinks! Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:00pm

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Marine Life Study Cruises

08/30/2017 to 08/31/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

1 pm - 3:30 pm. Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. Participants utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank on board enhance observations.

Westport Playhouse Happy Hour Appropriate

08/31/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

Unwind in the Playhouse Beer Garden and see a hot show for only $25 on select Thursday evenings! We've got you covered with this all-inclusive night out – complete with craft beer & wine, hip food from Rothbard Ale + Larder (one of the 10 Best Bars in CT), fun games, and cool bands. Pre-Show cocktail party: 6:45pm Performance: 8pm * Geared for ages 21-40

Norwalk Seaport Association Clambake and Cruise to Sheffield Island

08/31/2017

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.

Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Vegetarian options available. Advance registration only. Includes: Round trip boat ride to Sheffield Island Panoramic views of Long Island Sound Tour of historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse Dinner on the Island provided by Chef Clyde Ripka of Ripka's Beach Cafe