Greenwich HIstorical Society Roll It: A Special Screening of Jim Henson’s Commercials and Experiments

06/01/2017

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

7 pm - 8:30 pm. In this manic mini film fest, curator Craig Shemin will tee up and comment on a mind-blowing series of shorts, crazy commercials, experiments and other rarities from the Henson vault, including an industrial film for Wilson's Meat ("Must be seen to be believed"), excerpts from experimental TV programs The Cube and Youth 68', and Time Piece, an eight-minute Academy Award-nominated masterpiece that showcases Henson's innovative editing, visual thinking and talent for making music out of everyday sounds. Special attention will be devoted to work done while the Hensons lived in Greenwich, including scenes shot in town.

The Glass House Julian Schnabel

06/01/2017 to 06/05/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.594.9884 .

Rotation 1: Wax Paintings from the 1970s, May 1 - June 5. he Glass House proudly presents Julian Schnabel: "Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like," an intimate survey showcasing Julian Schnabel's prolific painting career. Over the course of the exhibition period, the Painting Gallery panels will rotate three times to present paintings selected by the artist. Each rotation will feature six works from different periods of the artist's career. Wax Paintings from the 1970s will be on view from May 1st to June 5th. Gathered from private collections, this rotation offers a glimpse into Schnabel's early investigations into painting. The six works on display at the Glass House were all created before his first solo exhibition in New York City at Mary Boone Gallery in 1979. These works reveal themes that permeate throughout the artist's oeuvre. Upon close examination, the pearlescent layers of wax and modeling paste reveal the hand of the artist, who was building up the surface to accept his own version of a new painted language. Schnabel also notched into the surface of his paintings and built out of the surface to further illustrate the notion of time passing as it does. The titles of several of these early works - Accattone, Procession (for Jean Vigo), Shoeshine (for Vittorio de Sica) indicate a strong interest in European cinema, hinting at the artist's future development as a filmmaker.

Westport Play House LGBT Night OUT Performances

06/01/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

Geared specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and allies. Enjoy mingling with friends, meeting up with colleagues and family, or chatting with someone new. Pre-Show cocktail party: 6:30pm Performance: 8pm

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Get Into It! FREE and ELLI Open House

06/01/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

Get into it Free.  Thu, June 1, 5pm – 8pm. All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry will be doing their dental screenings during this Get Into It! FREE The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program. Elle Open House 5-6 pm. Explore our preschool at the museum for children ages 3 – 5.

Bruce Museum Bruce Beginnings

06/01/2017 to 06/29/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 am and 1:00 - 1:45pm. Children, ages 2.5-5, and their caregivers are encourages to explore the museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics will rotate between art and science. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required. June 6, 7 Something Fishy, June 13, 14 Flower Power, June 20, 21 Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, June 27, 28 Seeing Sculpture

Hoyt-Barnum House reopens for public tours

06/02/2017

High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-329-1183.

11 am - 4 pm. Come visit the Hoyt-Barnum House, a historic house museum, in its new location at 1508 High Ridge Road. It was relocated in November of 2016 to increase its accessibility to the public and to allow for the construction of a new Stamford Police Headquarters downtown. Originally built in 1699 by Samuel Hait (or Hoyt), this is the oldest authentic residence in Stamford. The house contains artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as reproduction items that you can touch! An introductory video, an audio tour and informative signage will whisk you away to old Stamford and a self-guided visit. The Hoyt-Barnum House is open from 11 -4, Thursday – Saturday. Tickets are $5/person and includes an audio guide. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult and must be supervised at all times.

Bruce Museum 3rd annual PHENOMENON: Science Innovation Fair

06/02/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

5 pm - 7:45 pm. This scientific competition is open to high school students in grades 9 – 12. The top projects will be on view to the public. Show your support for the efforts of these young scientists and discover the innovative and inspiring work being done. Judging and open viewing is held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by an awards ceremony and keynote speech from 7:00 to 7:45 pm. Generous cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and people's choice awards. The event is underwritten by Lucy and Nat Day. Student application deadline is April 20. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org or contact Cynthia Ehlinger at cynthiae@brucemuseum.org

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Food and Wine Celebration

06/02/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6536.

7 p.m. The SM&NC's annual spring celebration returns to the elegant and inviting setting of the Bendel Mansion for signature tastings of fine wine and artisanal food from local caterers and restaurants. Plus, we're adding a fun new twist to the evening's festivities: Dancing in the Mansion! Early Bird: $150 (through May 5). Regular Admission: $175 (after May 5)

20th Annual Food & Wine Celebration

06/02/2017 to 06/02/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977.6536.

The SM&NC's annual spring celebration returns to the elegant and inviting setting of the BendelMansion for signature tastings of fine wine and artisanal food from local caterers and restaurants.Plus, we're adding a fun new twist to the evening's festivities: Dancing in the Mansion! For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit  www.stamfordmuseum.org or contactDanielle Thompson at 203.977.6536; dlthompson@stamfordmuseum.org.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programsand special events.

Norwalk 4th Annual Craft Beer Festival

06/03/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT

2 to 5 pm.  75+ craft beer, music and food at Oyster Shell Park.