Housatonic Museum of Art Presents The Women Gather Poetry Event--Bridgeport


900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-332-5052.

The Women Gather at Housatonic Museum of Art is hosted free of charge. These public readings by emerging and established poets is organized by Shanna T. Melton and sponsored by the Housatonic Museum of Art. The series highlights the poetry of women and encourages writers from different aesthetic disciplines and traditions in order to broaden our community's understanding of contemporary poetry. This free event will be held in the Burt Chernow Galleries on Thursday, March 5 from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M. The public is cordially invited to attend.



613 Riversville Road, Norwalk, CT

10:00 am-1:00 pm We often hear the mantra, "right plant, right place," but it's sometimes difficult for home gardeners to determine exactly what that means – and frustrating when new plants fail. Join New England Wildflower Society Horticulture Director Mark Richardson to learn to evaluate which plants will thrive in your environment and what resources are available to help you find the right plant for the right place. Course Fee: $15 ($12 for Audubon or NEWS members). To register, please
contact Audubon Greenwich directly via email (greenwichcenter@audubon.org) or phone: 203-869-5272 x349. Note: Advance payment is required

Fairfield Theatre Company Presents Dana Fuchs Band


70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1036.

DANA FUCHS BAND on StageOne--Friday, March 6th--Doors @ 7:00 PM--Show @ 7:45PM. Hailed as the new Janis Joplin, even before she played the legendary rock icon in the off-Broadway hit Love, Janis, Dana Fuchs is a raspy-voiced blues-rock singer/songwriter whose versatile career has embraced music, theater, and film ("Across the Universe"). Fuchs and her band do freight-train blues-rock but it's her voice that steals the show. Powerful, passionate and honest, Dana Fuchs is a throwback to another time: the late '60s and early '70s, when blues-based shouters like Robert Plant were capturing the attention of a generation. Check the website for ticket information.

Square One Theatre - Good People

03/06/2015 to 03/21/2015

2422 Main Street, Stratford, CT Phone: 203.375.8778 (24/7).

With his signature humor, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Rabbit Hole) Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. Set in Boston's Southie neighborhood, the audience meets Margaret Walsh, who is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, who just might be a friend from the old neighborhood who moves back to town. Directed by TOM HOLEHAN

The Palace Tony DeSare


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

– 8 p.m.; tickets: $65, $55 A "Rising Star" Male Vocalist and the talk of the cabaret world in New York, Tony DeSare brings his fresh take on old-school style to the intimate UpStage club-like venue at The Palace. A crooner for the new century!

Square One Theatre Company Presents Good People--Stratford

03/06/2015 to 03/21/2015

2422 Main St., Stratford, CT 06797. Phone: 203-375-8778.

Good People at Square One Theatre Company will run March 6-21, 2015Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm (March 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21).Sundays at 2 pm-(March 8 & 15)-Saturday at 4 pm (March 21). With his signature humor, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America. Set in Boston's Southie neighborhood, we meet Margaret Walsh, who is facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break. When a friend from the old neighborhood, who is now very successful, moves back to town, Margaret hopes he may be the ticket to turning her life around. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Rabbit Hole returns to Square One with a deeply moving, humane and often hilarious new play. Check the website for further information.

Palace Theatre Stamford Presents Chorus Angelicus: A Child's Requiem


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

The piece, A Child's Requiem, was composed by Steven Sametz and won the prestigious Sackler Competition for composition. It is written for orchestra, choir and children's choir. Of all the wonderful children's choirs in the state, our own Chorus Angelicus was tapped to be the children's choir to debut this piece! The music is simply exquisite: Sametz explores the world of children and adults using contrasting compositional techniques and musical traces that revisit Bach and Brahms. Performances will be on Thursday, March 5 at 8 PM, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs, CT, and Saturday, March 7 at 8 PM, at the Palace Theater.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Creative Kids


303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

2:00 pm "Ice is Nice"! Learn about glaciers and what you can do to take care of the environment. Experiment with ice and make a poster to remind you what you can do for our world. Tickets required. Limited space. For children ages 2 and older.

Maple Sugar Festival Weekend presented by First County Bank

03/07/2015 to 03/07/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6521.

11 am – 3 pm. Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see firsthand how sap is turned into maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted, and sing and dance to live music from Jay and Ray. Additionally, Heckscher WILD!, a new, interactive live exotic animal exhibit on Heckscher Farm, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend. On Saturday, watch teen chefs create delicious dishes using SM&NC maple syrup and vote for your favorite in the First County Bank Teen Chefs Challenge from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. On Sunday, enjoy our popular pancake brunch from 11 am to 2 pm. Don’t forget to purchase a pint of fresh maple syrup, made from the trees at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Save time by purchasing your festival admission and pancake brunch tickets in advance at stamfordmuseum.org. Members: $5 per person | Non-Members: $10 per person; Director’s Circle & Family Plus Members and ALL children 3 & under: FREE; Pancake Brunch (SUNDAY only, 11 am – 2 pm) Additional $6 fee per person.


Fairfield Museum and History Center Hosts Fashion and Fantasy Event


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Fashion & Fantasy Event at Fairield Museum--Sunday, March 8, 12-2pm. Spring has Sprung at the Museum. See a fashion show of beautiful spring special occasion dresses by New York fashion designer and Fairfield native James Coviello, enjoy a delicious Mimosa Brunch catered by Festivities, meet a florist, calligrapher, chocolatier, party planner and more. And don't miss our new Wedding Dress exhibition. Get your tickets today...additional $5 at the door.