Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts FTMA Talk Back Series: Goodfellas


272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts GOODFELLAS (1990). Wednesday January 07, 2015 -1:00PM. Rated R | 146 minutes | in English. Directed By: Martin Scorcese Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci. Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill (Ray Liotta) is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings. Goodfellas was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center -Israel Lunch and Learn


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961.

Join Stamford JCC Israeli Shaliach, Or Berger, for a lunch and learn series focusing on interesting topics and current events related to Israel. Sessions will often include short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert (dairy). To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961 or oberger@stamfordjcc.org. Free of charge. All are welcome.

Westport Art Center Drink n' Draw


51 Riverside Ave. , Westport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

We provide basic supplies. You supply the creativity! Enjoy an evening of drawing from a live nude model in a relaxed and informal environment while you sip beverages and sample tasty treats. All levels welcome, ages...7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Black Holes: The End of Space and Time

01/09/2015 to 01/09/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Black Holes: The End of Space and Time, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free | Non-Members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17). For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Stratford Animal Rescue Society - Pet Adoption and Pet Food Drive


Stratford Animal Control, 225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT

Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be hosting a Pet Adoption Event & Pet Food Drive on Saturday, January 10th from 11:00am-3:00pm.  Please consider a tax deductible donation of pet food, clumping cat litter or gift card to a pet supply store. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter the day of the event. Pet Food donations will benefit the shelter animals and the Sterling House Paws Program which helps to keep pets home and out of shelters. Stop by to meet the animals available for adoption or shop in our boutique.  Please visit our website at www.stratfordanimalrescue.org

Center for Contemporary Arts Figure and the Monotype


299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Saturday, 1pm – 4pm½ day workshop, limited to 6.  $70 members, $80 non-members. Participants in this workshop will work directly from a live model, working with printing inks much the same way as Degas. The work is then printed with the assistance of the instructor. Subsequent reworked impressions can also be pulled to achieve depth of color. Or as Degas frequently did, a second paler or ghost impression can also be printed and used as ground for later pastel additions
All Levels

Pequot Library Music for Youth Free Young Persons' Concert


720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346.

2:00 pm - 3:00pm Finalists of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra 2014 - 2015 Concerto Competition.

Silvermine Arts Center - New Members Exhibition

01/11/2015 to 02/15/2015

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT Phone: call (203) 966-­9700 ext. 20 .

Opening reception: Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2-4 pm. Several of the Silvermine Guild of Artists' newest members will be exhibiting work that explores the territory between two media. Photography and glasswork, video and sound, drawing and collage, and painting and sculpture are a few of the disciplines that inform each other in this new exhibition. Silvermine Galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Stamford Jewish Community Center - O-La-Mi Family Bingo


1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0973 .

Sunday, January 11 • 5 – 7 pm. To support our summer scholarships fund. Join us for our first-ever family bingo night! Laugh with old friends and meet new ones as we bring a little bit of summer feeling to the winter. There will be a pizza dinner, prizes and lots of smiles! All children under 3 enter and eat for free. You must pre-register for this event by Thursday, January 8.
Member $10 (max of $36 per family), Community $12 (max of $42 per family). Contact Emily Eisen at203-487-0973 or eeisen@stamfordjcc.org.

Westport Art Center -Ali Ryerson and Joe Carter: Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova


51 Riverside Ave. , Westport, CT Phone: 203.222.7070.

Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson teams up with longtime duo partner, guitarist Joe Carter, along with bassist David Finck and Brazilian percussionist Ze Mauricio, to perform an exciting program of Brazilian favorites from master composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, Carlos Lyra and...3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.