Stamford Museum & Nature Center - Sunday Explorers

02/02/2014 to 02/23/2014

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

February 2, 9, 16, 23, 1 to 4 pm. Winter is a great time to explore the SM&NC! Our popular guided farm and trail programs and animal "meet and greets" return, joined by our popular Science Spot program in our Overbrook Nature Center classroom. Stop by Overbrook for a self-guided craft, to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and science activities each week. Schedule of Events 1 to 4 pm   Self-guided crafts & open classroom 1:30 pm     Guided Hike or Farm Program 2:30 pm     Science Spot 3:30 pm     Animal Meet & Greet. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Exploring the Orchestra at the Stamford Nature Center.

02/02/2014

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.325.1407 x10.

For Children Ages 4-7. Come unlock the mysteries of music with members of the Stamford Symphony! Join us for our 45 minute, interactive program where kids will get up-close-and-personal with the musicians and experience the joys of music. Call 203.325.1407 x10 to buy tickets today! SM&NC Adult Members $10 / Adult Non-Members $20 / All Kids $10. Parking and admission to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center are included.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point and First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center: Oyster Fishing Family Day

02/02/2014

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756..

9:00 a.m. Bring binoculars. Meet at main concession stand in Greenwich Point Park. This is a leisurely walk of about 2 miles to view birds in their habitats. Held in collaboration with Bruce Museum, Wild Wings and Audubon Greenwich. Free. For information, call weekdays 203-413-6756.  1:30 – 4:00 p.m. First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center: Oyster Fishing Family Day At the Seaside Center, Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. Held in partnership with the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, Health Department and Bruce Museum. Experience hands-on oyster fishing with members of the Town of Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Learn about the habitat and natural history of the oyster with in-depth explorations at the Seaside Center. Take a close up look at this amazing bivalve! All activities are free and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. For information, call 203-413-6756.

Garden Education Center Workshop: Plant Doctor Series

02/03/2014

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Plant Doctor Series -#2 - Refresh Your Topiary--Monday, February 3, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment. Has the heat in your home reeked havoc on your stuffed topiary? Bring it in to the Plant Doctor for a quick overhaul. the only cost is for materials, the advice is free. Call to register or go online.

Greenwich Antiques Society Lecture at the Bruce Museum

02/03/2014

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

1 p.m. "What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution" by Caroline Weber, author and Associate Professor of French Literature, Columbia University. Tea reception to follow. Greenwich Antiques Society members free, guests $20. For reservations and information, email: Greenwich.antiques.soc@gmail.com

WAC This Way: Brant Foundation: Julian Schnabel

02/04/2014

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 222-7070.

11- 12:30. $75 ($60 WAC Members) Enjoy an intimate curatorial tour of Julian Schnabel at the Brant Foundation. This exquisite exhibition highlights Schnabel's exploration of nonrepresentational and figurative paintings and mixed media pieces that are rich in color, texture, and meaning.

Westport Arts Center Still Life Painting with Judy Katz

02/05/2014 to 02/19/2014

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

Wednesdays, 10am - 1pm February 5, 12, 19 $65 per class or $165 series $50 per class of $135 series WAC Members
Embark on an energetic painting journey at the Westport Arts Center this winter with local artist and author, Judith Orseck Katz. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe effects of light and atmosphere, and learn to develop dynamic compositions and innovative color relationships using water media. This three-part workshop is designed to offer
individualized attention and foster a creative space to gain self-confidence and expand your creative potential. All levels welcome, ages 15+.

Westport Arts Center -Winter Still Life Painting with Judith Orseck Katz

02/05/2014 to 02/19/2014

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

Wednesdays, February 5, 12, & 19, 10am - 1pm, Westport Arts Center, $165/$150 WAC members for series $75/$60 WAC Members per class. Embark on an energetic painting journey at the Westport Arts Center this winter with local artist and author, Judith Orseck Katz. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe effects of light and atmosphere, and learn to develop dynamic composition and innovative color relationships using water media. This three-part workshop is designed to offer individualized attention and foster a creative space to gain self-confidence and expand your creative potential. All levels welcome, ages 15+.

Westport Arts Center -Chuck Close: Note to Self with Paige Kendig

02/05/2014

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

6 – 8pm. $15/$10 WAC Members Westport native, Staples alum, and now CBS producer, Paige Kendig will present her Emmy-nominated short film, "Note to Self: Chuck Close." She will discuss the feature and her experience working with Chuck Close. Sponsored by Westport Family Counseling, (Rescheduled from December 10, 2013)

Palace Theater Masters of Illusion Live!

02/06/2014

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

7:30 p.m. Associated Television International brings you MASTERS OF ILLUSION LIVE!, the greatest magical touring show in history. Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and will be drawn in by the intimacy of a live performance. The show will feature grand illusions, escapologists, beautiful dancers, comedy, magic, quick-change artists, slight-of-hand and the premiere of the Flying Piano, an illusion never before seen live! Watch the Magic! Tickets: $55, $45, $35 (per-ticket fees apply) Runtime: 115 mins including 15 min intermission Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre