Westport Arts Center Horszowski Trio

01/15/2017

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

 3pm - 5 pm Hailed by The New Yorker as "destined for great things," when the members of the Horszowski Trio — Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa — played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom.

Garden Education Center of Greenwich -Gear Up for Gardening

01/16/2017

130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-9242.

10 a.m. Growing your own food can be easy if you follow a few simple rules. Join Director of Horticulture, Lisa Beebe, for a hands-on class that will teach you how to plan, prepare, and plant your garden for optimum results. Topics will include companion planting, planting schedules and how to nurture healthy edible crops. $X20 for members of the GEC/$30 for non-members of the GEC

Fairfield Museum and History Center Film Screening

01/16/2017

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

2 pm - 3 pm. Ocean Frontiers II is an inspiring story of citizens working together for healthier economies and healthier seas across New England. New England's experiences serve as an important milestone for all of us who care about the ocean.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Family Focus: Heroes Day

01/16/2017

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203‑259‑1598 .

11 am - 2 pm.  Free! Join Museum Education staff for a Scavenger Hunt in the "Creating Community" gallery to explore and discover people who've made a difference in our community. Bring a photo or image of your own hero to create a painted portrait in the Education Classroom. Sponsored by People's United Bank.

Westport Historical Society Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Program

01/16/2017

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

10 am - 2 pm. The Westport Historical Society will host children, ages 6 to 11, for a fun-filled day of activities relating to Martin Luther King Jr. Nicole Carpenter, Education Director, will facilitate activities that celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. He was a champion of human rights, justice and equality.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Peace Doves

01/16/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

11 am - 12 noon. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Day, visitors will make paper doves using their own painted handprints and watch the "I have a Dream" speech.

Bruce Museum Family Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

01/16/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. The Bruce Museum is open today. Fun family activities from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm are free with admission. African and African-American storytelling performance by Eshu Bumpus at 11:00 am and again at 1:00 pm. Eshu Bumpus captivates his audience by telling tales leavened with music, humor and mystery. His stories encourage laughter, creativity and participation. Eshu is a renowned storyteller, an accomplished jazz vocalist and a master at physical characterization, who has performed in 26 states across the country. Limited seating.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Family Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Amazing Adaptations!

01/16/2017

151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-6971 ex. 17 .

Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.. Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Spend some time in the Bartlett Greenhouse! Join us for an all-ages program exploring the extraordinary diversity of plants. We will look at the ways in which plants are adapted to survive in their many environments from temperate forest, to desert, to tropical rainforest. We'll also explore what plants need to grow. Each participant will pot-up a special plant to take home.

Bruce Museum Film Screening and Artist/Curator Discussion

01/18/2017

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

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The Stamford Photography Club, in cooperation with the Bruce Museum, presents From Darkroom to Daylight, a documentary film by Harvey Wang. Offered in conjunction with the Bruce Museum's exhibition Towards Abstraction, 1940 -1985: Brett Weston Photographs from the Bruce Museum Collection, the program includes the screening and discussion with filmmaker Harvey Wang and Bruce Museum Deputy Director Susan Ball, exhibition curator. Harvey Wang's film From Darkroom to Daylight explores the transition in photography from film to digital. The film (and book of the same name) features interviews & profiles with important figures in the field of photography. Each shares their personal perspective on this monumental shift in the practice of photography, and how it has influenced their work. The stories are told through studio visits, artists' work and archival imagery. Advance registration suggested on Bruce Museum Eventbrite: Free for SPC and Bruce members, $10 for non-members. At the door: $10 SPC and Bruce members, $20 non-mem

Center for Contemporary Printmaking -ENCAUSTIC COLLAGRAPH with Binnie Birstein

01/18/2017 to 01/20/2017

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.7999.

Wednesday – Friday, 10 – 4pm. 3-day intensive workshop, limited to 8; All Levels $300 members, $325 non-members, + $25 material fee paid to instructor. This workshop combines encaustic painting with printmaking by creating collagraph plates that use wax to make the printable surface. Participants will be able to experiment with inlaying and incising techniques to create texture and build their images on re-usable Plexi-glass plates. The plates can then be inked with water based Akua intaglio ink and printed. The possibilities for using encaustic to create texture are limitless.