Fairfield Museum - Someone Must Wash the Dishes! An Anti-Suffrage Satire

03/03/2013

370 Beach Road, (I-95, Ex. 22), Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Sunday, March 3  3pm - 5pm Performance  Discussion, a reception will follow. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Fairfield, Greater Bridgeport, Norwalk and Westport. Museum and LWV Members: $10; non-members: $15. Call to reserve 203-259-1598  or purchase tickets online here http://r20.rs6.net. Downton Abbey fans will delight in this one-woman performance by professional actress Michèle Larue. Many women fought against getting the vote in the early 1900s, but none with more charm, prettier clothes--and less logic--than the fictional speaker in this satiric monologue written in 1912, by pro-suffragist Marie Jenney Howe. "Ladies, get what you want ... Make home a hell on earth--but do it in a womanly way! That is so much more dignified and refined than walking up to a ballot box and dropping in a piece of paper!"  Contradicting as many points as she makes--yet never noticing--this well-intentioned speaker sincerely believes that her efforts as a "womanly woman" will keep the home intact, and save the nation from anarchy.

Silvermine Arts Center - Lecture Series with Tom Brenner: “Illumination – The Role of Light in Two-Dimensional Art: as Tool, as Subject, as Symbol & Significance”

03/03/2013

Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium, 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9668 ext. 2.

In exploring this fascinating subject, Tom will survey scores of images from a wide range of times, places and artistic perspectives. Among the questions that will be considered: How best can an artist perceive and understand the workings of light in the physical world? By what means can he or she most effectively translate these observations into an artistic image? How does the artists’ treatment of light affect the viewer’s response? Woven throughout this visual journey, the words of artists, scientists, poets and philosophers, will further illuminate the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual significance of light in our lives and our creativity.

Tom Brenner, has been a painter, pastelist and photographer for more than 30 years. He has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and his work hangs in numerous private and public collections. During this time, he has taught a wide range of courses in drawing, painting and design. In addition to being an instructor at the Silvermine School of Art since 1996, he also teaches at Sacred Heart University and Housatonic Community College. Over the years, Tom Brenner has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, Africa and India. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University, and has studied applied arts and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

TICKETS: $10 per person member, $12 per person non-member

Stamford Historical Society, Inc. - Victorian Tea

03/03/2013

713 Bedford St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-329-1183.

Sunday, "Stitching the Past"  Stamford Historical Society 1:30 – 4:30 pm (snowdate: Mar 10th). Visit the website for more information.

Bruce Museum - Dana Buckley: Living Desert

03/03/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm In conjunction with the exhibition Extreme Habitats: Living Desert Dry, the Bruce Museum will host a program with award-winning photographer Dana Buckley featuring her second book of fine art photography, Dana Buckley: Living Desert. In Living Desert, Buckley captures plant life that has thrived in the most rugged conditions and presents life in all its brilliance, from the rare to the everyday. Dana will discuss her work and then personally sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. This program is free with Museum admission and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Westport Country Playhouse presents “How I Became a Pirate

03/03/2013

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529.

“How I Became a Pirate,” about young Jeremy Jacob, who, while digging in the sand, is recruited by Captain Braid Beard and his mates to join the pirate crew on a quest to bury their treasure. The rollicking musical adventure about finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any treasure map - is based on the best-selling book by Melinda Long, produced by the Omaha Theater Company, and recommended for ages 6 – 10. $18.

Audubon Greenwich Program: The Scoop on Wheat and Gluten

03/05/2013

613 Riversvile Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

On Tuesday, March 5, 2013--The Scoop on Wheat and Gluten Program from 10:00-11:00 am. Rachel Khanna will return to Audubon Greenwich to talk about what's going on with wheat and gluten in our foods and how it affects our health. Join her for a one-hour session to learn about these ingredients and get the right information. $10. Space limited. RSVP to Rakhanna@optonline.net.

Artist Talk – Exhibiting Guild Artists from the “Human Touch Print Show”

03/05/2013 to 03/05/2013

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

Join exhibiting Guild artists from the Guild Print show for an informal art discussion at the Silvermine Galleries. Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists. Don’t miss this informative talk. Free and open to the public.

Westport Arts Center - Reserve Your Seat at WAC's Big Night Out: Dinner and a Movie

03/06/2013

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

The Westport Arts Center will host an evening filled with laughter, eating, and art on Friday, March 8, from 6 – 8 p.m. "Big Night Out," an original event created by WAC, will celebrate the joys of dining amongst family and friends with a festive screening of the film "Big Night," while guests dine on a delicious Italian feast presented by Mario Batali's Westport-based Tarry Lodge restaurant. Wine will be provided by World Wide Wines. Seating is limited at 60 people; all tickets are $60 per person. More than half the seats are sold out, so pre-registration is strongly recommended. This event is sponsored by Catamount Wealth Management and Tarry Lodge. For more information and tickets, contact Westport Arts Center or visit the website to register.

The Avon Theatre presents Documentary Night KOCH

03/06/2013

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

7:30 p.m. The Avon Theatre presents a Documentary Night screening of KOCH followed by a Q&A with director Neil Barsky. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for tickets. ABOUT THE FILM: Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blunt, the late Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a down-and-dirty decade of grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy and rampant crime. First-time filmmaker (and former Wall Street Journal reporter) Neil Barsky has crafted an intimate and revealing portrait of this intensely private man, his legacy as a political titan, and the town he helped transform.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Designing with Forced Bulbs

03/06/2013

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

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10AM Garden Education Center of Greenwich offers a program:  Designing with Forced Bulbs.
Create a strong statement for your dining table or entrance hall with Miriam's expert help. Participants will design and plant a container with a beautiful selection of flowering bulbs that will surely put a spring into your step!  $55 Members, $65 Non-members.  Call to register.