Lend Me a Tenor Bridgeport Theatre Company presents Ken Ludwig''s Lend Me A Tenor

03/23/2012

Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT 06064. Phone: 203.576.1634.

On Fridday, 8 - 10:30 p.m. Lend Me a Tenor Bridgeport Theatre Company presents Ken Ludwig''s Lend Me A Tenor
Directed by Ricky Altamirano Featuring: Sarah Giggar, Khallid Graham, Karen Hanley, Gina Lariccia, P.J.
Morelllo, Maggie Pangrazio, Kevin Pelkey, and Tony Republicano. It’s September 1934, and the Cleveland Grand Opera Company has invited the world famous tenor Tito Morelli to perform Othello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. This madcap screwball comedy has one, two, three, four, five, yes, that’s five doors on the stage with a dizzying plot about Tito the ailing Italian tenor, his jealous wife, a sexy soprano, a scheming impresario and his mousy factotum with dreams of opera stardom. It's the classic farce situation -- disaster; denial; recovery; complication; catastrophe –slamming doors and mistaken identities, the split-second collisions of purpose, and confusing double entendres. This adult farce has left audiences from Broadway to London's West End teary-eyed with laughter. Lend Me a Tenor, a seven-time Tony Award nominee, deftly blends slapstick humor and zany
situations with classical opera.

When Fri Mar 23 8pm – 10:30pm Eastern Time
Where Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport

Stepping Stones Museum Hosts Family Fun Night: The Cat in the Hat--Norwalk

03/23/2012

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-0606.

On Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6PM to 8:30PM join The Cat in the Hat mania at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children. Everyone's favorite zany cat from the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss joins us for storytelling, crafts and a musical parade. Tickets are $12 per person, and $10 for museum members. Register in advance. Registration will be available online at www.steppingstonesmuseum.org.

Stamford Symphony Offers Mini-Concert at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

03/25/2012

39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-325-1407 Ext. 10.

On March 25, 2012 the Stamford Symphony Mini Concert Series presents Ruffle Some Feathers at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center..  Enjoy an up-close-and-personal encounter with the Symphony woodwinds and listen as their music makes you want to take flight.  Then visit your bird and animal friends at the Nature Center to see how they get moving to the music. SM&NC Members $12, Non-members, $15 and Kids $8. Concerts sell out quickly.  Call to reserve a spot.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming

03/25/2012 to 03/25/2012

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

March 25 - May 27, 12 pm to 4 pm (No program on 4/8, 4/29 & 5/20) Sunday is FUNday at the SM&NC with our popular Sunday Explorers programs! Join us for self-guided crafts, trail walks, live animal visits, garden experiences and more. Each week will have a special theme to help explore all SM&NC has to offer. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org, or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Exploring the Orchestra

03/25/2012 to 03/25/2012

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

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: SM&NC members $12 adults/non-members $15 adults/$8 all children. Location:Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Parking and Museum admission included! Spend a day exploring the Stamford Museum and Nature Center.

SM&NC Science Spot

03/26/2012 to 03/26/2012

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

3:30 – 4:15 pm Stop by the Overbrook Nature Center on Monday afternoons to learn the science behind some of our favorite natural wonders. We’ll study amphibians and make slime, discover color science through making our own watercolors, build with magnets and more. Each week will be a different theme and feature a take home project. Recommended for 5 and up. Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.322.1646, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Slaves in the Attic Panel Discussion at Greenwich Historical Society

03/30/2012

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

7:00-8:30 pm. Vanderbilt Education Center.  In connection with the Slave Dwelling Project, Mr. McGill has thus far spent the night in 28 documented slave quarters. Bush-Holley House, home of the Greenwich Historical Society and one of the few historic homes in New England to address its connection with slavery, will be Mr. McGill's second stay in the North. Prior to his overnight stay, Mr. McGill, along with Coming to the Table, an organization that addresses the legacy of slavery in America, will conduct a panel discussion at the Historical Society.

Greenwich Historical Society Hosts Slaves in the Attic Panel Discussion

03/30/2012

39 Strickland Street, Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

On Friday, March 30, 2012 from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Vanderbilt Education Center Joseph McGill, Jr., will spend the night in the dark, cramped attic slave quarters at Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark in Greenwich, CT. McGill, a descendant of slaves, is no stranger to the heat, sweat and backbreaking work that African slaves who were brought to this country bore on a daily basis. As a young man, he himself toiled in tobacco fields. Now, as a field officer at the Charleston Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mr. McGill has established the Slave Dwelling Project and has made it a personal mission to preserve humble shelters that serve as a reminder of what life was like for the slaves who worked plantations, more modest farms and businesses in both the North and South. In connection with the Slave Dwelling Project, Mr. McGill has thus far spent the night in 28 documented slave quarters. Bush-Holley House, home of the Greenwich Historical Society and one of the few historic homes in New England to address its connection with slavery, will be Mr. McGill's second stay in the North. Says McGill, "My experiences have all been different, but I've come to understand that despite their lack of all but the most rudimentary amenities, these dwellings were the one place where slaves could experience some serenity in their lives." Prior to his overnight stay, Mr. McGill, along with Coming to the Table, an organization that addresses the legacy of slavery in America, will conduct a panel discussion at the Historical Society. The roster of distinguished experts who will participate includes Dr. Allegra di Bonaventura, assistant dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University; Dionne Ford, writer, Coming to the Table member and FindingJosephine.com; Grant Hayter-Menzies, biographer, historian and Coming to the Table member; Rev. David Pettee, Coming to the Table member; John Pfeiffer, adjunct professor, Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and Old Lyme town historian; and Dale Plummer, Norwich city historian and chair of the Emancipation Proclamation Commemoration Committee. Share this fascinating, personal journey and gain a greater understanding of the little-explored topic of slavery in Connecticut and its direct connection with Greenwich history.

 

Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Ambleat The Stamford Museum & Nature Center

03/30/2012 to 03/30/2012

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

Join in on this Spring favorite! Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit our vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Register early, this sells out every year! Call 203.977.6521. Members: $5 per person / Non-Members: $8 per person. For more information call, e-mail, or visit the website.

Draw Until You Drop!

03/31/2012

1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203 966 6668 .

In partnership with the Aldrich Museum, Silvermine will be participating in the annual community event, Draw On! On Saturday, March 31st from 9am until 6pm, the School of Art will conduct DRAW UNTIL YOU DROP! This one day event is open to the public and provides an opportunity for continuous, intensive figure drawing with a model, or models, in sustained poses. Participants of all skill levels, ages 16 and up, will be able to work alongside Silvermine faculty, Guild Artists members and students to develop their artistic vision, sharpen skills and energize studio experience through drawing. Using all the studios in the School of Art, participants will have the opportunity to work with female and male models in a range of different poses, from short and athletic, to extended poses, as well as portrait study. Participants who would like to work with still life set ups will also have a variety to choose from. The fee for the day is $30 and half day is $15. Registration can be made in advance or you can register the day of the event. (203) 966-6668 ext. 2 or visit our website at www.silvermineart.org