Earthplace Winged Wonders

04/02/2017

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-257-4400.

3:00 PM Experience our birds of prey outside their enclosures during this bird-on-glove demonstration where you can learn all about some of our magnificent raptors. First Sunday of every month. All welcome! Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

Rowayton Arts Center Abstraction

04/02/2017 to 04/23/2017

145 Rowayton Ave,, Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

Opening Reception Sun. April 2, 4-6. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar) Monday Closed

Westport Playhouse Family Festivities -Pete the Cat

04/02/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203.227.4177 | 888.927.7529.

1 pm and 4 pm. All tickets $20. Recommended for ages 4-8. When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. The minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking, except young Jimmy, the most organized second grader on earth. But, when Jimmy draws a blank in art class Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to learn about inspiration & friendship – all the way to Paris & back in a VW bus.

Westport Arts Center Jason Vieaux

04/02/2017

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

3-5 pm.  Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, "among the elite of today's classical guitarists" (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, "perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation." His most recent solo album, Play, won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. In June 2014, NPR named "Zapateado" from the album as one of its "50 Favorite Songs of 2014 (So Far)."

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Book Launch

04/03/2017

115 Vine Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-351-8292.

7 pm. Book launch and signing by   at the Jane von Trapp. Book follows the history of the Stamford nature preserve from its genesis as a tree research lab and training school to  today's 93 acres of irreplaceable open space. At the Ferguson Library, Harry Bennett Branch.

Audubon Greenwich Nature Sprouts: Mommy & Me

04/05/2017

613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Audubon Greenwich welcomes little ones and their grown-ups to discover, explore and investigate nature through a different theme each week. Activities include animal experiences, dramatic play, stories, and more! Following the program, adults gather for an Audubon Naturalist led discussion of conservation actions they can take as a family. Ages 18-36 Months $250 for 9-class Spring Session $30/Class for Drop-in For more information & pre-registration, contact Eli at 203-930-1349

Norwalk Historical Society Fourth Annual Norwalk Lit Crawl

04/05/2017

Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

5 pm - 8:30 pm. LitCrawl will take place in the Wall Street area from 5 – 8:30 p.m. at the following restaurants: From 5:00 to 7:00 at Peaches with hosts Erin Herring and Cynde Lahey From 5:30 to 7:30 at Banc House with Hosts Brian Griffin and Kathryn Hebert From 6:00 to 8:00 at Fat Cat with Hosts Sherelle Harris and Nori Grudin From 6:30 to 8:30 at aji10 with hosts Laurel Peterson and Neddy Smith The restaurants will provide FREE appetizers and a CASH BAR for all attendees. There will be a sound system at each venue to enhance your enjoyment of the readings. Tickets may be purchased by donating $10 to Literacy Volunteers online at, https://client.pointandpay.net/web/NorwalkPublicLibrary.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bruce Museum Film Series. The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works – The Impressionists

04/05/2017

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

10:30 am - 11:45 am. Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 am. Held in the Bantle Lecture Gallery. Free and open to the public. No reservations. This film series chronicles the life, times and works of each featured artist and explores their stylistic trademarks. The programs also place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired his work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The five programs in this collection provide an in-depth look into the fascinating world of the Impressionists and their art.

Bruce Museum Film Series. The Great Artists: Their Lives, Times and Works – The Impressionists

04/05/2017 to 04/26/2017

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

Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 AM. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. This film series chronicles the life, times and works of each featured artist and explores their stylistic trademarks. The programs also place each artist in historical context, highlighting the events that inspired his work and providing a clearer understanding of the creative process. The five programs in this collection provide an in-depth look into the fascinating world of the Impressionists and their art. April 5: Manet
April 12: Pissarro, April 19: Monet and April 26: Degas.