Performance: Bridgman | Packer Dance “Voyeur”

01/20/2013 to 01/20/2013

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

Fairfield Museum - Black Power in the City by the Sea Film & Lecture

01/21/2013

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

Monday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Black Power in the City by the Sea Film & Lecture with Dr. Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University. Suggested donation; $5. Fairfield University professor Dr. Yohuru Williams explores the history of the Black Power Movement in Southern Connecticut with a particular emphasis on Fairfield County and the intriguing band of activists and supporters who helped to shape the struggle for Black equality in this region. From the Black Panther Party, and the Puerto Rican Young Lords Party, to the surprising band of white allies who aided their causes, Professor Williams engages the fascinating history of this exciting period in American and Connecticut History. The lecture will be preceded by Connecticut filmmaker Karyl Evans’ short documentary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Connecticut, created for Connecticut Public Television. Visit the website for more information

Westport Historical Society Come play on Martin Luther King Day

01/21/2013

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

Ages 5-11, Members $50, Non Members $60 To register: call 203-222-1424. Westport Artist To Help Kids Honor Dr. King Children ages 5 to 11 can celebrate the life of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, during an art-themed observance at the Westport Historical Society with special guest Westport artist Roe Halper. Halper, who is noted for her works of social commentary, will help the children create watercolors on the themes of peace, unity and understanding and share her story of meeting Dr. King in Westport. In addition, there will be inclusive games and a chance for the children to make multi-colored puzzles and experiment with printmaking. One of the highlights of Dr. King’s career was his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he voiced the hope that black Americans would achieve full equality. In 1968, while visiting Memphis to help sanitation workers protest for better pay, he was killed by an assassin’s bullet. His birth date was made a federal holiday in 1986.

Bruce Museum - Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day Celebration

01/21/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

This year’s theme “Our Civil Rights” features performances by Encore Performing Art’s Flying Ship Productions at 11:00 am and again at 1:00 pm of Rosa’s Ride: The Life of Rosa Parks. This powerful theatrical experience for young audiences follows the struggles of a young girl through the indignities of prejudice to discover her strength of conviction, as a simple act of civil disobedience gives birth to the civil rights movement. The program is suitable for students ages 5 and up. Students of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to make “I have a dream …” buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural as well as explore the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions. All events are free with Museum admission.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/21/2013

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

The Zoo is honoring the civil rights leader's life and achievements by offering $5.00 admission today.

Winter Break Out Day: Build and Adapt!

01/21/2013 to 01/21/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Celebrate the last week of our All Aboard LEGO® train exhibition. Visit the masterful LEGO® trainscape, use our life-size recycled LEGO® (weather permitting), or hit the LEGO® room to make your own creations. Explore our barns with one of our farmers and learn how our amazing Cheshire Barn was built over 200 years ago. Meet some of our animals and discover how they build and adapt in their habitats. Construct a shelter in the woods, build with snow on the Meadow (weather permitting), and end your day with a chance to make an ice cream sundae at the Nature Center! Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322-1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org


Artist Talk – Exhibiting Artists from the New Members Show

01/22/2013 to 01/22/2013

Silvermine Arts Center - 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: (203) 966-9700 ext. 20.

Join exhibiting artists from the Silvermine Guild New Members Show for an informal art discussion about their current exhibits at the Silvermine Galleries. Artist talks are opportunities to get guided tours of the exhibitions and meet and interact with the artists. Don’t miss this informative talk with these talented Guild Artists. Free and open to the public

Winter Tree Identification and Homeschool Series - Rain Forest Ecology at Bartlett Arboretum

01/24/2013

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971.

Homeschool Series - Rain Forest Ecology Jan 24, 2013 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Rainforest Ecology: Rainforests are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Participants will learn the difference between tropical and temperate rainforests, meet a variety of plants that call these habitats home and gain knowledge on how to protect these fragile ecosystems for generations to come. Winter Tree Identification Jan 24, 2013 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Learn to recognize the characteristics of native and common woody plants in the winter. While in their dormant and leafless state, trees and shrubs can be identified by bud types, leaf scars, fruit remnants and other distinguishing marks. Specimens are examined in class, slide photos will be shown and forays around the Arboretum grounds will be taken.

The Science of History: Tree Rings and the History They Reveal Held at Greenwich Historical Society

01/24/2013

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

Doors open at 6:30 pm; lecture begins at 7:00 pm. Admission is free but reservations are suggested. Please call 203-869-6899, ext. 10. In celebration of the Jewish New Year for Trees, Tu B’Shevat, Dr. Pederson will lecture on how ancient trees and timbers from human structures are used to broaden our understanding of history. From the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire to the construction of buildings and boats locally and globally, trees are the environmental historians, which reveal events long faded from human memory and historical documents; including how the tree ring cores taken from the Bush-Holley house reveal its construction history.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Marine Biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle

01/24/2013

10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.852.0700 .

Tickets for her talk are $35 ($30 for Aquarium members). Reserve tickets on this website (top right of this page: "Buy Tickets") or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206. Dr. Earle also is a science advisor to One World One Ocean, the conservation program of MacGillivray Freeman Films, maker of some of the most popular IMAX movies ever shown at The Maritime Aquarium, including “Dolphins” and “The Living Sea.” The former chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and also heads Mission Blue, a worldwide alliance for ocean protection. She was Time magazine’s first “Hero for the Planet,” holds the women’s record for deepest solo submersible dive, and is founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER), a marine consulting company that aims to engineer creative solutions to underwater exploration problems.