Downtown Cabaret Theatre- Pinocchio

01/13/2018 to 02/11/2018

263, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-1636.

Jan. 13,14,20,21,27,28 and Feb. 3,4,10 and 11. Time: Saturdays at Noon & 2:30pm, Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:30pmPrice: $19-23. It's the timeless tale of a special wooden puppet's quest to become a real boy. With his loyal friend Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio sets out on larger than life adventures that teach him the meaning of bravery, honesty, and family until his dreams come true!

Audubon Center at Fairfield Backyard Birding

01/13/2018

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305, x109.

10-11 am. Winter is a perfect time for birding. Join our naturalist and learn to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Discover bird feeding habits, ways to attract birds to your feeder and what seed to use. Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound. For ages 12 and up.

The Palace CARDBOARD EXPLOSION!

01/14/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

3 pm Get ready for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! "Cardboard Explosion!" brings original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show. 55 minutes. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Sun., Jan. 14

01/14/2018

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-5137.

The 12th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction for "Stamped from the Beginning," about the history of racist ideas in America, will be on Sunday, January 14, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Kendi's address is titled "How to be an Anti-Racist." Musical performances will be by Chris Coogan and the Good News Gospel Choir, and Weston High School Jazz Ensemble. Students from the Regional Center for the Arts will present a dance piece. Free-of-charge and open to the public, the celebration is co-sponsored by The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Council. Seating is unreserved. Complimentary refreshments will be served in the Playhouse lobby after the presentation.

Bruce Museum Curation Family Day.

01/15/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

10-4 pm. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Bruce Museum with our Community Curation Family Day. Create a piece of artwork inspired by MLK's values of compassion, love, courage, forgiveness, and community and hang it on the Museum's walls among other visitors' works of art. Contribute to a community sculpture and give back by bringing in a canned food item for our community food drive with Neighbor to Neighbor. At 11:00 am and 1:00 pm listen, move, sing, and co-create songs with Cyd Slotoroff about friendship, fairness, problem solving and respecting others. Best for ages 4 – 8. Seating is limited. Receive one free Museum admission for each nonperishable food item; oatmeal, canned fruit and dried beans are most needed. Generously sponsored by Whole Foods of Greenwich.

Westport Historical Society Martin Luther King Day

01/15/2018

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

9-1.The Westport Historical Society will host children, ages 6 to 11, for a fun-filled day of activities relating to Martin Luther King Jr. Nicole Carpenter, Education Director, will facilitate activities that celebrate the legacy of Dr. King as a champion of human rights, justice and equality.

Winter Break Out Day: Build it, Make it!

01/15/2018 to 01/15/2018

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776521.

Join us for the first of our two Winter Break Out Days and a return of one of our most popular themes! Challenge yourself with a scavenger hunt in our winter exhibition, Gerberich's Gadgets: Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys. Create with LEGO® bricks and recycled materials, build your own catapult, and make your own slime. At 2:30, join us on the meadow to build your favorite campfire treat – S'mores! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521

 

Greenwich HIstorical Society From Haven to Home: The Jewish People in America Lecture by Michael Feldberg, Ph.D.

01/16/2018

39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT

From 1654 to the present, successive waves of Jewish immigrants have come to America seeking a haven from oppression, war and poverty. Protected by the freedoms provided by their new nation, each generation of Jews has made their haven a home. Based on the exhibition From Haven to Home: 350 Years of American Jewish Life (created in 2005 for the American Jewish Historical Society), Michael Feldberg will examine the story of the diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home. Using words and images, he will examine "the intertwined themes—and sometimes conflicting aims—of accommodation, assertion, adaptation and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings." Michael Feldberg, Ph.D., is executive director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. From 1991 to 2004, he served as executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society, the nation's oldest ethnic historical organization, and subsequently served as its director of research from 2004 to 2008. This program is being held in conjunction with our current exhibition in the Storehouse Gallery, An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich, which will be open to visitors from 6:00 until 6:45 pm before the lecture.Doors open at 6:30 pm; lecture begins at 7:00 pm (45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q&A) Vanderbilt Education Center

The Palace Christmas Story with Tina Karol

01/19/2018

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 12033251407.

7 pm Come and celebrate this Christmas with Tina Karol, Ukrainian famous singer, who brings over Ukrainian spirit in her heart to USA. Become part of "Ukrainian Family" in warm, family like atmosphere of Ukrainian Carols and best hits by Tina Karol.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Painterly Woodblock Relief Print

01/19/2018 to 01/21/2018

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

10-4. Learn to navigate the duality of spontaneous mark marking and precise wood carving while translating loose brush strokes into a woodblock print. Castonguay will guide participants through the process of painting, carving, and printing a 12″ x 12″ image. Students will utilize the "Matisse method" which involves using a long dowel to paint from a distance to achieve the inherent possibilities of gestural drawing. The goal of this workshop is to capture the illusion of immediacy in your woodblock print. Each stroke will be meticulously carved in order to prepare the painted image for printing. Castonguay will teach proper tool use and maintenance as well as block preparation and print registration.