Play With Your Food at the Fairfield Theatre Company

02/14/2012

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203.293.8831.

Buffet Lunch, Readings of Short Plays*, Discussion with Actors. 12noon - 1:30pm. Tickets $43. Plays will include works by David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Jacquelyn Reingold and a scene from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.

Valentine's Day

02/14/2012 to 02/14/2012

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610. Phone: 203-394-6565.

Show your honey some love!  Anyone wearing red today gets 15% off admission!

Westport Arts Center Presents The Fine Art Portrait

02/16/2012

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

Westport Arts Center presents: *The Fine Art Portrait* Thursday, February 16, 6 to 8 p.m., ages 15 - adult. New Media Lab, 42 Main St., Westport--Fee is $45/$35 for WAC members. An introduction for photographers who want to go beyond taking "snaps" of
people, students will develop their ability to make compelling, intentional portrait images.  They will learn technical skills to light and shoot a subject and develop their personal creative expression.  Film and digital cameras are welcome; familiarity with camera controls essential.

Kate’s Cottage with Author and Historian Mike Bielawa at Fairfield Museum

02/16/2012

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

12pm. $8; $5, Members. Bring your own lunch, lemonade and dessert will be provided.. Elegant and outspoken, Katharine Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. During the summers of 1957 and 1960, the spirited actress celebrated her craft by performing at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut. Presented by author and filmmaker Michael J. Bielawa, this lively talk brings to focus the cultural icon's stay in Stratford, thoughts on Shakespeare, and an intimate look at Kate's Cottage, the little waterfront cabin where Ms. Hepburn helped bring Shakespeare's works to life. The short film Along the Shores of Memory: The Katharine Hepburn Cottage will also be shown.

Kate’s Cottage with Mike Bielewa

02/16/2012 to 02/16/2012

370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

$8; $5, Members. Please bring lunch, lemonade and dessert will be provided. Elegant and outspoken, Katharine Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. During the summers of 1957 and 1960, the spirited actress celebrated her craft by performing at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut. Presented by author and filmmaker Michael J. Bielawa, this lively talk brings to focus the cultural icon’s stay in Stratford, thoughts on Shakespeare, and an intimate look at Kate’s Cottage, the little waterfront cabin where Ms. Hepburn helped bring Shakespeare’s works to life. The short film Along the Shores of Memory: The Katharine Hepburn Cottage will also be shown.

A SEPARATION at Avone Theatre

02/17/2012

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

THE BEST REVIEWED FILM OF THE YEAR ON FEBRUARY 17TH

 2012. Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay
 2012, Golden Globe Winner – Best Foreign Language Film
, Named Best Foreign Language Film by the NY Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics, 
National Board of Review, & the London Critics Circle
. Special post-film Q&A/panel discussion with
 Ardeshir & Eleanor Ommani, 
co-founders of the American Iranian Friendship Committee on 

Saturday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket pricing: Carte Blanche – FREE, Members - $6, Nonmembers - $11 . Advance tickets are on sale at the box office during showtimes, or by calling 203-967-3660.

Globe at Night and Other Citizen Science Projects

02/17/2012 to 02/17/2012

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.322.1646.

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on the Globe at Night and Other Citizen Science Projects, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. This program is not suitable for children ages 5 and under. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Easton Historical Society Lecture: The Forgotten War of 1812

02/18/2012

691 MorehouseRd., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-581-0850.

Historical Society of Easton hosts Free Lecture, "The Forgotten War of 1812", Saturday, February 18th at 1 PM, Easton Library Community Room, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. The United States of America declared its independence from Great Britain
in 1776, but it took 36 more years — and a second war — to guaran–tee that independence.  Now in 2012, its bicenten–nial anniversary, this important but often forgotten war is the topic of our first lecture of the year. The Society will host guest lecturer, Betty Oderwald, President of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, who will share her knowledge about the War of 1812 and the impact it had on the residents of Connecticut. No reservations necessary.

Great Backyard Bird Count: a ‘training session’ Audubon Greenwich

02/18/2012

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272 .

1:00-2:30 pm A great way to get the kids involved with science that matters, the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 17-20) is a nationwide 'citizen science' effort to research where the birds are in late winter. Count at home, in parks or neighborhoods. On Feb. 18, come with Audubon Greenwich staff when they check the bird feeding area and take a walk to count birds. Then, return to the center and report the data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology via the internet.  Fun for all ages. RSVP to Ted at x230. To learn more, visit www.birdsource.org.

2012 Mozart & Friends Recital Series at The Stamford Symphony

02/19/2012 to 02/19/2012

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

On Sunday, Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet & Anna Vinnitsky, piano.The Stamford Symphony delivers Serious Fun this winter as we present our 2012 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. Call Patron Services at 203 325 1407 x10 for more information.