Avon Theatre HITCHCOCK / TRUFFAUT

01/21/2016

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

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Members & AFG: $7, Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12. In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, and VERTIGO. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader. Not Rated | In English | 90 minutes

Greenwich Historical Society Mary Silliman’s War Film Screening

01/21/2016

39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT

#:00-5:00 pm at the Vanderbilt Education Center $10 members; $15 nonmembers Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are required. Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. Mary Silliman's War offers a seldom-depicted female, civilian perspective on the day-to-day hardships wrought by the American Revolution. The award-winning film directed by Stephen Surjik, is based on Joy Day Buel and Rich Buel Jr.'s book The Way of Duty, with materials taken from Mary's diary and letters exchanged with Selleck during his imprisonment, many now archived with the Silliman family papers at Yale University

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Class: Silkscreen Monotype--Norwalk

01/22/2016

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

January 22, 2016--SILKSCREEN MONOTYPE with Christopher Shore on Friday, 10am-4pm. 1-day intensive workshop, limited to 6. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the versatile world of monotypes utilizing a screenprint mesh as the surface to work on. Using watercolor paints and water-soluble crayons, you can create drawings and paintings with a freeness and spontaneity unlike other monotype techniques. In the process, learn basic screenprinting techniques such as registration, color blends and the ability to print on a variety of surfaces. Essentially non-toxic and accessible to novices and advanced printmakers. Call to register and check the website for further information.

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes

01/23/2016

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: 203-929-8425.

noon - 3 pm. Caribbean Cruise Series: Celebrating Passover in Curacao. . Explore the cultural "pepper pot" of various island cuisines. We will highlight the local food specialties that evolved from their heritage countries of influence. Cost: $90/person–includes apron to take home & nourishing recipes. Class size limited to 12. Celebrating Passover in Curacao Charoset Balls, Fried Red Snapper, Hot Cucumber and Radish Salad, Baked Plantains, Stuffed Dates, Panlevi Cookies. Please note the menu items above are tentative, and subject to change based on what's seasonally available!

Weston Historical Society - “It’s a Tequila Tasting!”

01/23/2016

104 Weston Rd, Weston, CT Phone: (203) 226-1804.

7:30 - 11 p.m. The Weston Historical Society has teamed with Diageo's Don Julio Brand to present our second annual tasting – this time it's tequila! We are very thankful to Don Julio for providing: A variety of Tequilas for tasting, A Tequila "Ambassador" who will present the tasting, Margaritas and Old Fashioned cocktails, Their Sommelier's selection of Wines & Craft Beer. $75 pp.

Westport Arts Center Jazz Concert at the Pequot Library Featuring Jazz Ensemble New Duke--Southport

01/24/2016

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890. Phone: 203-222-7070.

Jazz Ensemble New Duke To Perform Unique Duke Ellington Mash Ups--A Concert for the Whole Family on January 24, 2016. Step out of the winter chill and into a lively concert by jazz ensemble New Duke on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3 p.m. The Westport Arts Center jazz concert will be held at the Pequot Library in Southport, CT.New Duke is an exciting eight-piece jazz ensemble that combines the past music of Duke Ellington's Cotton Club period through the 1960s with the modern grooves of hip-hop, rock and reggae. Tickets for the concert are $25 for Westport Arts Center members, $30 for non-members and $10 for students.

Weston Historical Society - Stories for the Very Young

01/24/2016

104 Weston Rd, Weston, CT Phone: (203) 226-1804.

1 PM-4 PM, Stories for the Very Young, (Ages 2-4), Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Is Your Mama a Llama?; Rosie's Walk. 

Bruce Museum Family Studio Workshop

01/24/2016

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

1 pm - 3 pm. A drop-in program designed for children of all ages and their families where participants can create a work of art in our workshop inspired by the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Families will explore the process of making fine art while using quality art-making supplies and discussing current exhibitions. This program is $7.00 per person for members and $15.00 for non-members, plus the cost of museum admission. No advanced registration is required. January 24, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits

Silvermine Art Center Workshop: Sunday Winter Studio--New Canaan

01/24/2016

1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700.

On Sunday, January 24, 2016 Silvermine Art Center will hold a Sunday Winter Studio.  From 10Am to 2:30PM ages 5-8  and from 1PM to 3:30PM ages 8 to 12 young artists  will explore a variety of artist materials in creating works of art related to winter conditions.  All materials will be supplied.  $85 per student.  Check the website to register. 

Westport Arts Center -New Duke

01/24/2016

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

3-5 pm. New Duke was formed by Brian Torff when his associate Dr. Laura Nash received an Arts and Humanities grant to give a two-week seminar at Fairfield University on Duke Ellington for selected K-12 educators from around the United States.