Discovery Museum and Planetarum - Celebrate Chinese New Year

02/10/2013

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

Celebrate Chinese New Year Drop-in 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Science Discovery Museum. Join us as we learn about and celebrate the Year of the Snake! Make your very own Chinese New Year craft to take home with you. Sponsored by Genzyme.

Silvermine Arts Center - Lecture Series with David Dunlop: “Art and Sex”

02/10/2013

Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium 1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9668 ext. 2.

On Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. In this lecture, David Dunlop explores sex as motivation, motif and the unconscious and overt determinant of the appearance and process of art. How are sexual mores, tastes, and roles determined by art? How is our sexual biology a determinant in the substance and appearance of art? This exploration reaches back to our first historical representation on stone to artists’ work today. David Dunlop has given art history lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his 13-week PBS series which began airing in March 2008, “Landscapes through Time” won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class in writing. A teacher at Silvermine Arts Center since 1993 and a Guild Artist member, David’s work is nationally known and featured in many prominent collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Dunlop’s lecture series, always stimulating and fun, sell out quickly often with standing room only available. $10 per person member, $12 per person non-member

Bruce Museum - Astronomy Day Family Day

02/10/2013

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

1 - 4 pm. Activities and crafts for everyone focus on the stars and planets! STARLAB Planetarium will run continuous shows throughout the day featuring our local night skies. Members of the Astronomical Society will be on hand to show off telescopes and share information about the Bowman Observatory. All activities are inclusive, suitable for children five years and up, and are free with Museum admission.

Greenwich Historical Society - Vintage Valentines

02/10/2013

39 Strickland Street, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

In honor of Valentine's Day, take a special 20-minute, family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House, work on a heart-shaped yarn-stitching project and see vintage cards from the collection of the MacRae family, residents of Bush-Holley House during the home's art colony period. Then visit the Vanderbilt Education Center before or after the tour to create your very own Valentine's Day cards based on vintage designs. Drop into family programs any time from noon to 4:00 pm. First tour begins at 12:30 pm, and last tour takes place at 3:30 pm. Bush-Holley House and Vanderbilt Education Center 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 Members: $5.00; nonmembers: $10.00. All project supplies will be provided.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal

02/10/2013

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177.

On February 10, 2013 at the Westport Country Playhouse children who have laughed at irrepresible, irresistible Junie B. Jones in books won't want to miss her adventures on stage in the Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal, a new musical adapted from the best-selling books.  Two performances are scheduled at 1PM and 4PM.  Call or check the website for ticket information.

Westport Country Playhouse presents “Junie B. Jones

02/10/2013

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529.

Starring the outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones in a new musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.” Adapted from the best-selling series of books by Barbara Park, the musical is produced by Theatreworks USA and recommended for ages 6 – 11. $18.

Westport Art Center Hosts Chamber Music Concert: Narek Arutyunian

02/10/2013

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

On Sunday, February 10,. 2013 at 3PM at least once a year, WAC turns its attention to an emerging artist. We'll have a visit from the stunning twenty-one-year-old clarinettist Narek Arutyunian, the 2010 winner of the coveted Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He will perform repertory masterworks for clarinet and piano by Poulenc, Weber, and Brahms, in addition to some contemporary fare, at the Pequot Library.

Exploring the Orchestra

02/10/2013 to 02/10/2013

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-325-1407.

Exploring the Orchestra. Sunday, February 10 @ 1:00 and 2:30 pm and Sunday, March 10 @ 1:00 and 2:30 pm.  Stamford Symphony's 45-minute interactive programs are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians. Children will discover which instruments honk, whistle, pluck or bang! For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org. Tickets: $8- $15, includes admission & parking for the day. Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

 

2013 Mozart & Friends Recital Series.

02/10/2013 to 02/10/2013

501 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-325-1407.

The Stamford Symphony delivers Serious Fun this winter as we present our 2013 Mozart & Friends Recital Series. These intimate recitals allow you to enjoy the breathtaking sounds of music by Mozart and his friends, enhanced by the intimacy and outstanding acoustics of the Steinway Piano Gallery in Westport Ct. What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with the musicians. It is a perfect way to spend a winter afternoon! All recitals begin at 4 PM. Individual tickets $28. Sunday, February 10  Caroline Stinson, Cello. Sunday, March 10        Pavel Vinnitsky, Clarinet. For more information visit www.Stamfordsymphony.org, call Gina Ely at 203-325-1407 x14 or e-mail Gely@stamfordsymphony.org

 

Westport Country Playhouse presents a Script in Hand reading

02/11/2013

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529.

$15. Post-show “Meet the Cast” reception, $50 ($15 for reading plus a $35 donation for reception).