2013 Mozart & Friends Recital Series

01/13/2013 to 01/13/2013

501 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-325-1407.

The Stamford Symphony delivers Serious Fun this winter as we present our 2013 Mozart & Friends Recital Series. These intimate recitals allow you to enjoy the breathtaking sounds of music by Mozart and his friends, enhanced by the intimacy and outstanding acoustics of the Steinway Piano Gallery in Westport Ct. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the musicians. It is a perfect way to spend a winter afternoon! All recitals begin at 4 PM. Individual tickets $28, or save with a three-recital subscription for $75.

Sunday, January 13   Elizabeth Mann, Flute

Sunday, February 10  Caroline Stinson, Cello

Sunday, March 10        Pavel Vinnitsky, Clarinet

For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org


Beardsley Zoo Cabin Fever Animal Encounter

01/16/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6563.

10:00am - 11:30am Suffering from Cabin Fever? Come enjoy our cabin fever programs, held in our Hanson log cabin. February's program is BeeZe the bobcat. Meet our newest cat ambassador , learn about one of Connecticut's top predators and how Zoo staff has trained and wroked with BeeZe to prepare him for public presentations and for fun activities like painting. Kids, 6 and up, can create their own "animal" painting using rubber footprint stamps from some of our Zoo animals. Then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. A sure cure to the winter doldrums. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required; limited to 30 participants. call 203-394-6563 to register. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Stepping Stone Museum for Children Parent Zone: Fun with Math

01/16/2013

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

6:00 – 8:00 pmLearn simple techniques to help your children with numbers, estimation and describing and comparing shapes.   Parents only workshop. Free childcare for children 3 and older. Free dinner included.  Limited space. Registration required.

Westport Arts Center Martin Luther King Day Workshop: Fashion Forward

01/16/2013

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

Ages 6 - 10, 10am - 12pm, $45 / $40 for WAC Members. Calling all fashionistas! In this class, we will go wild with materials to create wearable art including hats, masks, and costumes.

Avon Theatre Features Cult Classics Screening of CREEPSHOW--Stamford

01/17/2013

272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

On Thursday, January 17th at 9:00 p.m. The Avon Theatre presents a Cult Classics screening of CREEPSHOW on 35mm. Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for tickets. ABOUT THE FILM: Two macabre masters - writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero - conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics.

Fairfield Museum Community Weekend

01/19/2013 to 01/21/2013

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

Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Commemorate Martin Luther King Day with a weekend of activities and events, free with admission! The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut.  Free with admission. Recommended for adults and students in grades 4 and up. “Listen, there is no more clanging; there are no more slave chains. I’m Free! Praise the Lord I’m Free!” Meet Private William Webb of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers, who fought in the American Civil War. Hear the old song that answers what our fight was all about: an opportunity and chance at freedom. Kevin Johnson of the Connecticut State Library brings to life the story of William Webb.

Sunday, January 20th at 1:15 p.m. The Wednesday Music Club  The Wednesday Music Club, in its 114th year performing and sharing music in the Greater Bridgeport Area, will share music and songs from the Civil War period.

Monday, January 21 at 10 a.m. to noon “Freedom Quilt” Family Workshop.  Free with admission. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in to create a “Freedom Quilt” collage, inspired by the themes of freedom and equality in the exhibit Free at Last of Civil Rights photographs.

Monday, January 21. 2pm Free with admission FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

The documentary from award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson premiered on PBS in May, 2011 and is based on Raymond Arsenault's book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

Audubon Greenwich Hosts Family-Friendly Bird Count "Project Feeder Watch"

01/19/2013

Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Family-friendly Bird Count: 'Project FeederWatch'--Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1:00-2:30 pm. Winter is a wonderful time for our families to share the joy of birds in our own backyards. Come learn about watching and feeding winter birds and how your family can be 'Citizen Scientists' by reporting your regular backyard bird feeder observations to Cornell University. All ages.

Beardsley Zoo Cabin Fever Animal Encounter

01/19/2013

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

10:00am - 11:30am Description: Suffering from Cabin Fever? Come enjoy our cabin fever programs, held in our Hanson log cabin. January's program is Hunters of the Sky. Meet three of the Zoo's education ambassador raptors, learn the differences and similarities of hawks and owls and what species you might see in Connecticut skies. Kids, 6 and up, can then dissect an owl pellet and discover the bone remains of an owl's meal. Then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. A sure cure to the winter doldrums. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required; limited to 30 participants. call 203-394-6563 to register. Program attendees receive 1/2 off kid's zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

01/19/2013

10 North Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

8:15 a.m. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a rare behind-the-scenes tour. Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. The tour includes stops at the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared, and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water surface. Learn the delicate requirements of a jellyfish "nursery." Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $32.50 ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and includes Aquarium admission. The tour is limited to 25 people, so reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting.

Performance: Bridgman | Packer Dance “Voyeur”

01/19/2013 to 01/19/2013

Silvermine Arts Center - 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 ext. 22.

“Voyeur” invites audiences into the evocative world of dance and video created by Bridgman | Packer Dance. Collaborators for over 30 years, choreographer/dancers Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer have developed a highly unique approach to integrating video into their work, making it their third party. “Voyeur” takes the paintings of American painter Edward Hopper as its point of departure. At the heart of “Voyeur,” is the seen or unseen viewer witnessing fragmented moments of private lives. Before each performance, there will be an installation component of the work, where the audience can walk through and explore the set and video projections. Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation of the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.Seating is limited, advance reservations are suggested.

To purchase advance tickets online visit our website at www.silvermineart.org under Events or call 203-966-9700 ext. 22

$15 for members; $20 for non-members