Birds of Winter Workshop for Kids Wilton Historical

01/20/2018

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11-12:30. American robins, the state bird of Connecticut, have not yet returned from warmer climes, but other species are in our area, surviving the snow and cold. On Saturday, January 20 from 11:00 – 12:30 at the Wilton Historical Society, a Birds of Winter Workshop for Kids will be presented. Educator Lola Chen will be discussing what birds are in the area for the winter, information that is gathered by the National Audubon Society at its annual Christmas Bird Count. She will share the history of the Audubon Society, while the kids work on a useful project – making a bird feeder with grapevine and suet for our feathered friends. The children will help make their own snack. Suggested for ages 6 – 12. Wilton Historical Society Members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Please register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

Juilliard String Quartet to Perform at Westport Arts Center

01/20/2018

51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

The Westport Arts Center continues its tradition of bringing the best of international talent to Fairfield County with a special concert by the acclaimed Juilliard String Quartet on Saturday, January 20 at 8 p.m. at the Arts Center.

The Boston Globe wrote of the Quartet, "The Juilliard String Quartet can plausibly be called the most important American quartet in history..." and The Broad Street Review stated, "The Juilliard still plays, magically, like a single four-voiced instrument, and the music it makes sounds like the most natural and inevitable thing in the world."

For this performance, the Juilliard String Quartet will perform a program including Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.127, Haydn's String Quartet in G minor, Op.74, No.3 ("Rider"), and Scottish composer James MacMillan's String Quartet No.2, "Why is this night different?" (1998).

The Palace DanceFest 2018

01/20/2018 to 01/28/2018

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

6 pm. What Is DanceFest? DanceFest is a unique, two-weekend experience for young dancers to take master classes and perform original choreography on one of the world's greatest dance stages at The Palace Theatre. Master classes are offered in seven different genres taught by international faculty who teach at prestigious dance schools and universities and for dance companies throughout the US and Europe. They are directors, choreographers and performers in music videos, MTV Award shows and are models for print ads and television commercials. Many are starring in Broadway Musicals, and are performers with world-renowned ballet companies such as New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. DanceFest 2018 culminates with The Student Festival Performance featuring over 300 dancers from dance schools performing exciting choreography by dance school directors, teachers and guest choreographers.

DanceFest 2018 Participating Schools: Art of Dance, Ballet School of Stamford, Bonafide Dance Company, Center Stage Dance Studio, City Center Dance, Connecticut Dance Center, Dance Nyaad, Darien Arts Center-Dance, Fineline Theatre Arts, Greenwich Dance Studio, Magical Movements School of Dance, Monroe Dance Academy, New York Dance, Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, Rockwell Dance Center, Studio B Dance Center, The Dance Pointe, The Pulse Performing Arts Studio.

Bruce Museum Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

01/20/2018 to 06/10/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6735 .

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War features a selection of works from the "Great War" donated to the museum by Beverly and John W. Watling III. The exhibition, which will be on view through June 10, 2018, commemorates the centennial of the entry of the United States into that epochal conflict. The United States' involvement in World War I lasted only 20 months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation's military and propaganda strategies were of enormous consequence. In the era of radio and film's infancy, posters were an essential medium; there were more than 20 million posters printed from about 2,500 designs. Many of the posters on display in Patriotic Persuasion were originally collected by Mr. Watling's stepfather, Charles B. Warren, Jr., and his brother, Wetmore Warren, in Washington, D.C., where their father, Charles B. Warren, served on the staff of the Judge Advocate General during the war.

Westport Arts Center -Concert

01/20/2018

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

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8 p.m.: Julliard String Quartet, one of America's pre-eminent string quartets, will perform a program centered on Beethoven masterworks and the modern Scottish composer James MacMillan.

Gerb-O-Matic Workshop: Make-and-Take Sculpting Event

01/20/2018 to 01/20/2018

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

Saturday, January 20; Session I: 10am - 12pm, Session II: 1 - 3pm For ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Sculptor Stephen Gerberich will inspire and direct participants to sculpt their own mini-masterpieces from a smorgasbord of parts painstakingly culled from dumpsters, thrift shops, and dollar stores during Gerberich's nationwide travels. Handmade sculptures will be assembled using hot glue "welding." Children and adults can re-compose these objects into original works, while acquiring a new appreciation for the creative reuse of ordinary objects. Space is limited, register early! Pre-payment and pre-registration are required. Members: $40 for 1 adult and 1 child, $20 for each additional adult or child Non-members: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child, $25 for each additional adult or child (includes gate admission). For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or to register call 203.977.6521

Bruce Museum - Science Sunday: Everyday Minerals

01/21/2018

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm. Science Sunday: Everyday Minerals. A drop-in program for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants will explore simple science concepts and subjects while partaking in fun, kid-friendly experiments, projects and crafts inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Free with admission; no advance registration required.

Greenwich Hyatt Psychic Fair

01/21/2018

1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich, CT

11-6 pm We specialize in bringing the most experienced and professional readers in the area. All of our great readers must go through a rigorous interview process. So when you come, you know you are getting some of the best readings in the CT area. Since 1984, we have provided insight for thousands of satisfied customers. We are a no-frills fair. Professional, tested readers are what you want. Information is what you need. That is what we offer. Affordable? Yes! We offer Discounts after your first readingAdmission to all fairs is FREE! All readings are priced at 15-minute intervals. Costs are $20 for your 1st 15 minutes and then $18 for each additional 15 minutes. You can see the same reader or different readers. You create your own schedule. Discounts are good only on the day of each fair.

Sunday Explorers

01/21/2018 to 01/21/2018

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

Sundays, January 21 - February 25 | 1 - 4 pm

Winter is a great time to explore the SM&NC! Our popular animal meet-and-greets return, joined by our Science Spot program in our nature center classroom! Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center for a self-guided craft and to visit our animals, or join us for a program. Different themes, animals, and stories each week!

Schedule of Events

1 - 4 pm     Self-guided crafts (Overbrook)

1 pm          Animal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

1:30 pm     Nature Make & Take (Overbrook)

2:30 pm     Science Spot (Overbrook)

3 pm          Animal Meet & Greet (Heckscher WILD!)

Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission

Avon Theatre French Cinematheque: FACES PLACES

01/23/2018

272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT

Pre-film wine and cheese reception at 7:00pm

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.