Stamford Symphony Presents: Brahms, Copland & Saint-Saëns

02/24/2018 to 02/24/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 2033254466.

February 24 at 8pm and February 25 at 3pmDavid Lockington, Guest conductor Joshua Roman, cello Copland Music for the Theatre Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Popper Hungarian Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra Haydn Symphony No. 22 in E-flat Major, Der Philosoph Brahms Haydn Variations Lockington Ceremonial Fantasy Fanfare LEARN MORE: FREE Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with our guest conductor. JUST FOR KIDS: FREE interactive MusiKids program Sunday at 2pm Tickets start at $25. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday with accompanying adult.

Norwalk American Legion Psychic Fair

02/25/2018

60 County St, Norwalk, CT

11 am - 6 pm. Readers: Mediums Jackie, James, Starr. Card specialists Heather and Red, Astrologer and card readers Sherri and Susan •••• Vendors are: Deb'sCrystal Dreams and Pat & Mike will also be here with their large selection of jewelry.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Intro to Silkscreen

02/26/2018 to 03/02/2018

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

10 am - 4 pm. This workshop will introduce artists to the diversity and excitement of bold painterly colors, hand drawing; delicate details and photographic images that come with Silkscreen. The workshop will cover all the basics for those unfamiliar with the process and will then expand to explore more creative and complex techniques. These techniques will include reduction printing, direct positive drawing, wax crayon stencils, color trapping, color blending, monoprints and working with digital films. The inks used are capable of printing on a variety of surfaces such as plastic, wood, and fabrics. The workshop uses only non-toxic, solvent free inks and practices environmentally safer printing methods.

Bruce Museum - Bruce Beginnings Evening Lecture. Building Dreamworlds, Facing Catastrophes: Art, Science, and the Cold War

02/27/2018

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

6:30 – 8:00 pm. Evening Lecture. Building Dreamworlds, Facing Catastrophes: Art, Science, and the Cold War, by Ksenia Nouril, Dodge Fellow, Zimmerli Art Museum and PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Nouril will examine how artists in the Soviet Union responded to advancements in the sciences during the late Cold War period (1960s-1980s). Highlighting several key works of art from the exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era, Nouril will show how artists working in the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, and Latvia were both directly and indirectly inspired by science, math, engineering, and design. While many embraced progress in hope of a better life, some were wary of its consequences. The paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings they produced make prescient proposals that are still applicable to our world today.
Reception at 6:30 pm; talk 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission in advance: Free for Bruce members and students (with valid ID), $15 for nonmembers. At the door: $10 members, $25 nonmembers. Reservations at brucemuseum.org/site/events.

The Palace Filmore

02/28/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

8 pm. Independent singer/songwriter FILMORE is steadily gaining a following through his engaging videos and relatable lyrics, encompassed in his latest release "Unreal." His hit single "You Know You Wanna" was released on 7/7/17 and is play listed on Spotify's Wild Country. CMT has featured Filmore and his video "Goodnight" on their multi-platform artist discovery channels and his 2016 EP PROOF landed on Spotify's US Viral Top 50 Playlist, peaking at #12. Currently it has over 2 million spins on Spotify.

Bartleet Arboretum Backyard Gardening Series

03/01/2018

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT

10-11:30. Join us for an informative Backyard Gardening Series. The first of many will take place on March 1st. The topic will be "All About Weeds." A fantastic way for beginner gardeners to gain valuable knowledge to get ready for gardening! As the spring and summer months approach, gardeners can expect weeds of all kinds to emerge from the soil to distract from the beauty of their gardens and landscapes. Master Gardener Peter Russell will discuss the undesirable qualities of weeds, their lifecycles, and reproductive strategies. He will show you how to identify the weeds typically found in the local landscape, some practical suggestions to address the four keys to weed control including weed composting considerations.

Square One Theatre - White Guy on the Bus

03/01/2018 to 03/18/2018

719 Birdseye Street , Stratford, CT Phone: 203.375.8778(24/7).

Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus, replaces the originally announced Agnes of God. Graham also authored The Outgoing Tide, which garnered critical and popular acclaim for Square One two seasons ago. In this recent Off-Broadway production, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, week after week, befriending a single black mon. As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions begin to rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race. According to BroadStreetReview.com, "Playwright Bruce Graham has a delicious way of penning realistic-sounding talk that seems to meander, but actually articulates important themes and ideas entertainingly and without preachiness". White Guy on the Bus opens Thursday, March 1 and continues through Sunday, March18, 2018.

Westport Arts Center -Concert

03/02/2018

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

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.: The Calidore String Quartet, one of the most exciting of the younger string quartets, will perform masterpieces of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and the young Pulitzer-Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

Ambler Farm - Maple Syrup Open House

03/03/2018

257 Hurlbutt St, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-834-1143.

1-2 pm. Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! The history and process of making syrup is fascinating. Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial, and modern methods of making syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm's very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of Ambler Farm Maple Syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony VIVE LA FRANCE!

03/03/2018

910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

At the Klein. GBS storms the Bastille! Thrill to pianist Andrew Armstrong on Beethoven's Emperor Concerto -- initally composed for Napoleon, then see how the arts flowered in France after the Revolution with the Faure Requiem and Bizet's Carmen Suite.