Bruce Museum Look and See: In the Dark!

03/12/2014

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-5272.

12:30 – 1:15 pm. A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition through hands-on experiences, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition and then make their own animal of the dark! Members $5, non-members $7 per child, per class. Parents/guardians are free. For reservations, call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Garden Education Center Program: Shade Gardening with David Culp 12-Cos Cob

03/12/2014

130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.


On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. join David Culp for a program on Shade Gardening. Registration Required LACES 2 credits. David Culp; Author, Plant Hybridizer and Garden Extraordinaire, will be returning to the GEC to share with us his knowledge of Shade Gardening. David will show us how to turn those tough shady spots in your garden into a cool, colorful and relaxing respite. Discover how David utilizes color, texture and size of plants to achieve interest and his understanding of the light, water and soil conditions required for a thriving Shade Garden. David has been lecturing about gardens nationwide for over 15 years. His recent book, The Layered Garden, featuring his garden, won the coveted Garden Writers' Association Award Best Overall Book in 2013.It will be available for purchase and inscription.

Franklin Street Works Screening of "Fair Tomatoes" Documentary

03/13/2014

41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-595-5211.

7:00 - 9:00 pm "Fair Tomatoes" is a twenty-five minute documentary about the plight of farmworkers in South Western Florida, and their organized efforts to correct abuses, and wage issues that persist today.

New Cannan Historical Society - Civil War Lecture Series

03/13/2014

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-966-1776.

8 p.m. 

Westport Arts Center - Jazz Jam

03/13/2014

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

7pm. $15, $10 Members, Free for musicians! Jam sessions will mix professionals, semi-professionals with up and coming jazz students in a fun, informal, and free-wheeling jam session lead by WAC jazz director, Brian Torff

Downtown Cabaret Theatre - BUDDY HOLLY, RITCHIE VALENS & BIG BOPPER: WINTER DANCE PARTY

03/14/2014 to 03/16/2014

263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203.576.1636.

Friday, March 14 (2014) at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 15 at 5:30pm, Saturday, March 15 at 8:30pm, Sunday, March 16 at 5:30pm. "The Winter Dance Party" is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour, and the only show endorsed by both the Holly and Valens estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50′s era: "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh, Boy," "Rave On," "La Bamba," "Chantilly Lace," and many, many more!
John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, performs as Buddy Holly. Ray Anthony performs as Ritchie Valens and is a renowned star of the "Legends of Rock & Roll" show at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning saxophonist, Mike Acosta.
"Flawless, rings as clear and true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster"--The Chicago Tribune
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Reserved tickets for performances: $47

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium - FREE Women's History Celebration at Discovery Museum

03/15/2014

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

Women's History Celebration Free on Saturday, March 15th, 10 - 5 p.m. Go for it girls . Come and talk to the women who have been there, done that. Moon Rocks, Drawings & give-aways, awesome Science Demos, Hair Braiding, Make & Takes, Planetarium Show.  In Science, Math, Engineering, Technology.

Fairfield Museum and History Center - School of Rock Music Education Series

03/15/2014

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

School of Rock at the Fairfield Museum from 1:30pm – 3pm. Music Education Workshops for Adults and Youth 10 – 16 years. Members of FMHC and School of Rock: $10 each session; Non-Members $15 each session. This “Professional Minds of Music” series leads participants in workshops on the foundations of music with an industry professional. This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Please register with the contact person for this event. Visitor Service

Center for Contemporary Print Making -Color Stone Lithography

03/15/2014 to 03/29/2014

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

This 3-day workshop, with James Reed, takes place on Saturdays, from 10 am to 4 pm, and is open to 6 participants, intermediate to advanced. This workshop includes 4 extra hours of studio time each week. This workshop is for artists who have a basic knowledge of stone lithography and who would like to explore the medium further. With the guidance of instructor James Reed, a Tamarind-trained Master Printer, participants explore color printing using separate stones and multiple color printing using a single stone. This is an intensive workshop, and participants are encouraged to come prepared to learn. Each participant will leave with the knowledge of how to create visually striking stone lithographs using color. The process taught in the workshop is essentially low in toxicity and user friendly.

Newtown Historical Society Open House and Weaving Demonstration

03/16/2014

44 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-5937.

Please join us on Sunday, March 16 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at the Matthew Curtiss House in Newtown, CT as we welcome Rebecca Arkenberg back for a family weaving event.  Rebecca, a textile artist and art historian from Stratford, CT will give a weaving demonstration on her portable loom and tell the story of Silas Burton, an 18th century weaver.  In addition, she will be bringing cardboard looms to teach weaving to any children visiting the Curtiss House.