ARTURO O'FARILL: LATIN JAZZ AND AFRO-CUBAN BEATS at Westport Arts Center

03/06/2011

51 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203- 222-7070.

3 p.m.. WAC Gallery Arturo O'Farrill, pianist, composer, educator and winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award for 2003, was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. In 2002, Mr. O'Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for Jazz at Lincoln Center due in part to a large and very demanding body of substantial music in the genre of Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz that deserves to be much more widely appreciated and experienced by the general jazz audience. His debut album with the Orchestra "Una Noche Inolvidable" earned a GRAMMY award nomination in 2006. Arturo and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra won a GRAMMY in 2008 for Best Latin Jazz Album for "Song for Chico" on Zoho Records. Tickets: $25 / $10 (college students) / $5 (children 18 & under).

Shalom Breakfast with Elmo - Stamford Jewish Community Center

03/06/2011 to 03/06/2011

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203-487-0974.

Ages birth – 5. Bring your family and friends to join us for pancakes and stories with Elmo! M $5 / NM $8. For more information, call Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974, visit www.stamfordjcc.org or e-mail groloff@stamfordjcc.org.


FWMA - FAIRFIELD WESTCHESTER MUSEUM ALLIANCE - Your passport to eight great museums from the Bronx to Bridgeport

03/07/2011

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104. Fax: 203-331-0079.

Take advantage of the outstanding offerings in the visual arts at eight esteemed institutions in Fairfield, Westchester, and Bronx counties. Join One!  All are Free. Become a member of any of the participating organizations, and enjoy the reciprocal benefit of free admission at all eight. Same-Day Pass. Pay admission at anyone of the participating institutions and receive a validated same-day pass. Present the validated pass to any of the institutions during the same day and receive free admission. Members of the FWMA include:  Hudson Valley Center For Contemporary Art | Katonah Museum of Art | Neuberger Museum of Art  | Wave Hill  | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum  | The Barnum Museum  | Bruce Museum  | Hudson River Museum  |  Print the Same Day Pass!

Stamford Center for the Arts Presents Riverdance

03/09/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8PM at the Stamford Center for the Arts Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millons of people around the globe, comes to Stamford. An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away, cheers the Chicago Tribune.  A  family evening unlike anything else exclaims The London Times.  Tickets: $98/$78/$68/$38 plus SCA fees. Group rates available for groups of 20 or more full price tickets.

THE SEARCH FOR EZRA CHAMBERLIN AND RAISING THE CSS HUNLEY at THE NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

03/10/2011

13 OENOKE RIDGE, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-1776.

8:00 P.M. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, PhD, Speaker. In 2004 the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, was raised from the depths of Charleston Harbor and seen for the first time in 136 years.  An archaeological investigation of the Hunley's interior yielded a surprising item:  the identification tag of Ezra Chamberlin, a Union soldier from Killingly, Connecticut.  Did this Connecticut Yankee die on a Confederate submarine?  While telling the story of the Hunley, state archaeologist Nicholas Bellantoni searches for the fate of Ezra Chamberlin.

Silvermine Art a la Carte - Aleksandr Razin

03/10/2011 to 03/10/2011

1037 Silvermine Road , New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 20.

Art a la Carte – Aleksandr Razin Join Silvermine Gallery Director, Jeffrey Mueller and Guild Artist Member Aleksandr Razin for an informal art discussion about his current instillation on exhibit in Urban League.  Participants at the evening’s Art a la Carte will receive a 15% coupon for dinner that evening at the Silvermine Market (advance dinner reservations are required).  Don’t miss this informative talk and dinner. Call or visit the website for more information.

Bridgeport Bluefish Tickets for 2011 on Sale at Webster Bank Areana at Harbor Yard -Bridgeport

03/12/2011

500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203- 345-2312 or 800-745-3000.

For the best seat selection head over to the Ballpark Box Office arly.  Tickets go on sale starting March 12. Visit website for more information.

Stamford Symphony Concert--The Four Seasons

03/12/2011 to 03/13/2011

263 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

On Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. the Stamford Symphony Orchestra's concert--The Four Seasons expresses Rejection, faith and an explosion of strings. JS Bach;Brandenburg Concerto No.3;Martinu;
Double Concerto for strings, piano and timpani; Vivaldi Four Seasons; Rachel Barton Pine, violin; and Eckart Preu, harpsichord.The Stamford Symphony is thrilled to welcome Rachel Barton Pine for our March 12th and 13th performances. For more information on this violin virtuoso.  Call for reservations or check the website for further information.

 

REJECTION, FAITH AND AN EXPLOSION OF STRINGS - Stamford Symphony at The Palace Theater

03/12/2011 to 03/12/2011

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407 x14.

On Sat, March 12  @ 8 pm, Sun, March 13 @ 3 pm Tickets $22 - $72. Eckart Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before each concert. Kids Come Free on Sunday. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. For more information visit the website or call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org.

Sunday Explorers at The Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/13/2011 to 03/13/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

11 am – 3 pm, each Sunday (with exception of special event days) Join SM&NC education staff every Sunday for a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the Museum’s favorite features!  Each week will focus on a different theme and may include visits with our live reptiles or farm animals, tastings in the garden, or great arts and craft experiences. Programs will feature both staff-led and self-guided activities for all ages. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to extend and enhance your SM&NC experience. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Members: Free / Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org