Westport Arts Center Sponsors Family Art Day

03/08/2015

51 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-7070.

On March 8, the Westport Arts Center will celebrate children's creativity and toy design at Family Art Day: All About Toys from 11am-1pm. Sponsored by Melissa & Doug, Family Art Day will also feature the announcement of the winners of the Fourth Annual Toy Makers Competition. Family Art Day: All About Toys will transform the gallery into several project spaces for children and their families to create artwork inspired by toys. Projects will emphasize the mixed-media approach of the Arts Center, featuring opportunities for kids to draw, color, collage and build. Ambitious builders can construct their own marble mazes, create their own toothpick creatures, and design puzzle piece door signs. Those who prefer drawing can design their own thaumatrope, a disk with a picture on either side that creates the appearance of an animated image.Check the website for further information.

Bruce Museum Family Gallery Tour

03/08/2015

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

11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Family Gallery Tour. Children ages 6-10 and families. Museum educator will lead an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission. No reservations.

Greenwich Audubon 2nd Sunday Hike

03/08/2015

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

9:30 - 11:00 am A coastal bird walk on the first Sunday of every month in one of Greenwich's Important Bird Areas. Meet at the flag pole near the second concession stand at 9:00 am. Contact Merideth at Wild Wings at 203-637-9822 with any questions

The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony Present Quartets from the Heart of Europe

03/08/2015 to 03/09/2015

Greenwich, CT 06836. Phone: 203-869-2664.

On March 8-9, 2015 The Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony will feature the Quartets from the Heart of Europe.  Featured selections: Haydn--String Quartet No. 64 in D major, Op. 76, No. 5; Panufnik--String Quartet No. 3 "Wycinanki" ("Paper Cuts"); Dvořák--String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op.106.  Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at Round Hill Community Church Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Bruce Museum.  Check the website for further information.

Norwalk Youth Symphony in a Side-by-Side with the Norwalk Symphony - Family Concert

03/08/2015

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.956.6771.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm - Family Concert -Jupiter! with Norwalk Youth Symphony in a Side-by-Side with the Norwalk Symphony. Will include winner of 3rd Young Artist Festival (applications for this will be available on our website).  On the program: Holst, Jupiter from The Planets, Williams' "Imperial March" from Star Wars; Mozart - Symphony No. 41 - Jupiter

Yankee or Yorker? New Canaan Historical Society

03/09/2015

13 Oenoke Ridge Rd, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.1776 .

"Yankees or Yorkers" is not at all about baseball. It's about how Connecticut and, specifically, the Town of New Canaan came to be, a fascinating story that will be told by a native son, James Bach, in this Historical Society program. Admission is free.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

Bruce Museum Family Art History Lecture

03/09/2015

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

10:00 – 11:30 am. Art History Lecture. Fabritius' Goldfinch, Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring, and Kalf's Still-Life with Nautilus: Humble Subjects and High Aestheticism in Dutch Baroque Art. Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor, Connecticut College. Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Program: Charles J. Stick, Landscape Architect--Looking at Gardens-CosCob

03/11/2015

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

Charles J. Stick, Landscape Architect--"Looking at Gardens"--Wednesday, March 11th at 11:00 am. Cost: Member $35, Non-Members $45. Mr. Stick's lecture is based on his upcoming book of the same name & will provide an in depth & detailed view of the many ways in which historic precedent & classical design principles in garden making & the allied arts have formed the core of a nationally renowned practice of landscape architecture that has now spanned a period of over twenty years.  Check the website to register.

Bruce Museum Film Series: The Great Artists - Van Dyke

03/11/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Films held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. The films are short documentaries, each approximately 50 minutes long. Free with Museum admission.

Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts FTMA Talk Back Series: FTMA Talk Back Series: The Getaway (1972)

03/11/2015

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

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts FTMA Talk Back Series: THE GETAWAY (1972) on Wednesday March 11, 2015 -1:00PM. Directed By: Sam Peckinpah. Starring: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson.n Sam Peckinpah's version of Walter Hill's script, from Jim Thompson's novel, an ex-con and his wife go on the lam after a Texas bank heist. Denied parole after four well-behaved years, Doc McCoy (Steve McQueen) sends his wife Carol (Ali MacGraw) to dirty politician Jack Benyon (Ben Johnson) to get him out of prison. Carol secures Doc's freedom, on the condition that he does one more bank job for Benyon. Doc and his accomplices Rudy (Al Lettieri) and Jackson (Bo Hopkins) get the cash, but Doc soon discovers how Rudy intends to keep it all for himself and how Carol convinced Benyon to get him sprung. While Rudy hijacks a veterinarian and his wife (Sally Struthers) to take him to get Doc in El Paso, Doc and Carol make their own embattled way south with the money, threatening to desert each other before reaching a trash dump rapprochement after a harrowing garbage truck episode. All sides converge in El Paso for a shootout, but trust a happily married old-timer (Slim Pickens) to help Doc and Carol have a future. With violence shot in his trademark balletic style, Peckinpah does not hide the damage that Doc can do, whether to a cop car or an enemy. Still, as in such other morally relative outlaw movies as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Peckinpah's western The Wild Bunch (1969), Doc may be a criminal and killer when necessary, but his and Carol's loyalty to each other elevates them above their crooked milieu.