Center for Contemporary Arts Figure and the Monotype Intensive

03/21/2015

299 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Paul DeRuvo Saturday, 10am – 4pm, 1-day intensive workshop, limited to 6. $110 members, $125 non-members. Unlike our usual Figure and the Monotype workshops, this session will run for 6 hours, allowing for longer poses and more time to develop imagery. See description above
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The Palace - Nobodies of Comedy

03/21/2015

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-325-4466.

8 p.m.; tickets: $40, $30, $25 The funniest comics you've never heard of! Hand-picked as the nation's best up-and-coming comedians, they're about to hit the big time – say you saw them at The Palace first!

Fairfield Museum and History Center Lecture: One Book/ One Town: Museum of Civilization

03/22/2015

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

One Book / One Town: Museum of Civilization--OneBookOneTownStationEleven--Sunday, March 22, 2 - 3:30 pm. Free with admission. Inspired by the Fairfield Public Library's One Book / One Town selection, take a look inside a Museum of Civilization from the 20th century. Families are encouraged to bring their own small objects from the 20th century to show how technology has changed.

PT Barnum Museum Hosts Dr. Katherine C. Grier--Pets in America--Bridgeport

03/22/2015

820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

On Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m., Dr. Katherine C. Grier will give an illustrated talk, Pets in America: A Surprising History, covering the story of our lives with animals at home, including pets' evolving roles as beloved companions and as pastimes. She will also discuss the variety of challenges pet owners faced in past centuries. Dr. Grier is a Professor of History at the University of Delaware, and is the author of Pets in America: A History, and the blog, The Pet Historian.

Barnum Museum Program: Pets in America: A Surprising History by Dr. Katherine C. Grier

03/22/2015

820 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-331-1104.

Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. (lecture begins at 2:15*) Pets in America: A Surprising History by Dr. Katherine C. "Kasey" Grier, University of Delaware. Today 62% of U.S. households have at least one pet. Listen as Dr. Kasey Grier informs you of the evolution of domesticated pets as they became loved companions and members of households across America. Keeping animals as companions and for pleasure has been part of everyday life in America for hundreds of years. Katherine C. Grier, author ofPets in America: A History, and the blog, The Pet Historian, will tell the story of our lives with animals at home, including pets' evolving roles as both beloved companions and pastimes. She will also discuss previous challenges pet owners may have faced such as population control, infectious disease and the rise of organizations against animal cruelty. *Preceding the lecture will be a short presentation by the Founder and Director of A Hand for A Paw, Inc. (AHFAP), Jimmy Gonzalez. This organization assists low-income pet owners with costs associated with owning an animal such as pet food and veterinarian services. People attending the program are asked, if they so chose, to bring a donation of pet food to help supply AHFAP's pet food pantry. No registration required. $5 Suggested Donation. Free for museum members and kids under 12.

Bruce Museum Diane W. Darst Family Day

03/22/2015

One Museum Dr., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

1:00 – 4:00 pm. Diane W. Darst Family Day. This program is designed especially for families and children to foster appreciation and understanding of art related to current Museum exhibitions and based on the Learning to Look® curriculum developed by Diane W. Darst and Sue Ann Massey Williamson. The lessons will be led by a Learning to Look Instructor at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm. There will be activities in the Education Workshop. All activities are free with Museum admission, are fully accessible and suitable for people of all abilities and ages.

Westport Arts Center The Hartford Jazz Orchestra

03/22/2015

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT Phone: 203-222-7070.

Admission: $25.00 WAC Members The Hartford Jazz Orchestra will perform songs from the great American songbook with vocalist Nicole Pasternack. Since it's inception in 1965, the Hartford Jazz Orchestra has performed concerts with the Woody Herman, Stan Kenton band along with joint appearances with jazz greats Zoot Sims and Clark Terry.  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the The Pequot Library.

Bruce Museum Art History Lecture

03/23/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

10:00 – 11:30 am. Art History Lecture. Still Life in the Hohenbuchau Collection. Marsely Kehoe, lecturer, Columbia University. $5 member, $8 non-member.

Bartlette Arboretum Gardening Basics 2015

03/24/2015

151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-883-4052.

7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Please join us for the final evening in this three part series given by UCONN Certified Master Gardeners. This evening: "Perennials and Shrubs for all garden conditions. Pruning and Maintenance." For reservations please email: mastergardener@bartlettarboretum.org or call: 203-883-4052

Avon Theatre Film Center Hosts Cult Classics: The Exorcist

03/24/2015

272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-967-3660.

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts Cult Classics: The EXORCIST (1973)-Tuesday March 24, 2015 -8:30PM
Directed By: William Friedkin. Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair.Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.