Rowayton Arts Center Young Artists Show

11/04/2017 to 11/05/2017

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

Opening Reception Sat. Nov. 4, 5-6:30. Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar) Monday Closed

Scout Observatory Night: Full Moon Fever

11/04/2017 to 11/04/2017

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

Join us for our first-ever Scout Observatory Night and take a closer look into the happenings of our night sky. Our astronomers will have the 22-inch telescope open for viewing and, weather permitting, will explain what can be found in the winter sky, including a full moon. We'll also learn about moon phases and folklore and create some moon crafts to take home. Scout groups will rotate through the three activities. Limited to 45 girl or boy scouts. Scouts may register with parents or with their troops/dens. To register, please call Lisa Monachelli at 203-977-6568 or e-mail lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org. Fee: $10/scout | troop/den leaders free | additional adults: $2/each

 

Stamford Symphony Weekend with BEETHOVEN, RAVEL & STRAVINSKY

11/04/2017 to 11/04/2017

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-1407.

November 4 at 8pm & November 5 at 3pm Guest Conductor: Daniel Hege Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Orion Weiss, piano Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Stravinsky Firebird: Suite (1919) LEARN MORE: FREE Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with our guest conductor. JUST FOR KIDS: FREE interactive MusiKids program Sunday at 2pm Tickets starting at $25. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday with accompanying adult.

Bruce Museum Seaside Center and Friends of Greenwich Point- A Plastic Ocean

11/05/2017

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: (203) 869-0376.

On Sunday, November 5, 1:30 – 4:00 pm, the feature-length documentary film A Plastic Ocean takes us on a four-year global odyssey with researchers who document the latest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins enter the food chain, where they are eventually stored in seafood's fatty tissues and ultimately consumed by us. Doors open at 1:30 pm with remarks by the film's sponsor, Go Pure, maker of a portable water purifier, and the local organization Bring Your Own, which is working to reduce use of plastic bags. The film begins at 2:00 pm.

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge

11/05/2017

Sherwood State Park, Westport, CT

The younger sister to Chowdafest, The Great Mac & Chili Challenge will be celebrating it's 3rd annual competition at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport CT on Sunday November 5, 2017. Those who attend, get to judge who has the best classic and creative chili along with classic and creative mac n' cheese. Like Chowdafest, everyone gets a spoon, pencil and a ballot when they check in. Then enjoy unlimited sampling of 20 different chili and mac n' cheese entries. Admission is just $15 for adults and $5 for kids (6-12), parking is FREE and the event is rain or shine. Tickets are available at the door or online at: www.MacAndChiliChallenge.com

Monroe Historical Society Vintage Clothing Exhibit

11/05/2017

733 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT Phone: 203-452-2852.

12:30-3:30 pm. The historical society will be displaying pieces from their own collection in a vintage clothing exhibit for one day only. This free event will showcase antique and vintage dresses and accessories from the turn of the century forward.

Greenwich Historical Society Harmonious Migrations

11/05/2017

39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203.869.6899 ext.10 .

2-4 pm A free, inspiring, and educational puppetry performance and workshop lead by Jim Henson's daughter Heather Henson and her company IBEX Puppetry, Harmonious Migrations playfully explores the co-existence of people and the endangered whooping crane in North America. Developed to teach children ages 5–12 about the interconnectivity of the environment and all species, this program focuses specifically on cranes through puppetry, storytelling, and crafts. Participants are introduced to the Native American concepts of the Four Directions, four elements, four medicinal herbs, and four stages of life. Students will leave this workshop with a new understanding of interconnectivity and respect for indigenous cultures. Harmonious Migrations is science with a conscience and a whole lot of fun!

First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park

11/05/2017

Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

9-11:15 am. Join us for a leisurely walk to view birds in their habitats. Bring binoculars. Meet near southern concession stand. Contactcynthiae@brucemuseum.org for information and Park admission. Contact cynthiae@brucemuseum.org for Park admission. Free. No registration required

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Touch-A-Truck & Chili Cook-Off

11/05/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-0408.

11-3. Get hands-on with some cool, larger-than-life vehicles during Touch-A-Truck. Find out how these trucks work, what purposes they serve, and climb inside a few. Also sample some of the finest chili from area competitors at the 10th Annual Stamford Charity Chili Cookoff. The Cookoff supports the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. For a suggested donation of $10 per person (ages 10 and over) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items, you can taste each competitor's chili and vote for your favorite! Members: Free | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission $10 donation per person (ages 10 and up) or the donation of a bag of non-perishable food items for Chili Cook-Off.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Still Life Monotype

11/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. Planned in conjunction with our Fall Still Life exhibition, this two weekend workshop will delve into the benefits of working observationally from individually constructed still life setups in order to hone participants' mastery of monotype printmaking techniques. This class will explore color theory, additive and reductive mark making, grisaille and "glazing" techniques as they apply to monotype, and the composition and construction of engaging still life images. Working from life, a time honored tradition practiced in drawing schools around the world, helps push us to solve new problems and train our hands, while printmaking adds a new dimension of layering to explore and learn from.