Second Annual Battle of the Chefs--Norwalk

11/17/2011

401 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Phone: 203-563-1517.

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 6:30PM to 9PM the American Cancer Society is presenting the second annual Battle of the Chefs.  Aitoro will host this intense competition between defending chef Michael Marchetti of Columbus Park Trattoria and Stefano Staiano of Aria Restaurant.  Tickets $100.  Call for reservations.

Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council Hosts Trail Mix--An Eclectic Exhibition of Bridgeport Artists

11/17/2011

1001-12 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-522-4154.

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 12:30PM to 1:30PM an Artists Talk/Brown Bag Luncheon in conjection with Bridgeport's Art Trail will be held at the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council offices.  Fourteen area artist will talk about their varied artwork that highlights the strength and broad range of artistic talent and expression in the City.  The exhibition will run through December 2011.

Audubon Greenwich Hosts Green Homes, Green Buildings Series

11/17/2011

613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Phone: 203-869-5272.

Green Homes, Green Buildings: An "Audubon At Home" Series in Greenwich Green Insulation Choices for Residential Architecture
Presented by Foster Lyons from Coastal Point Construction, LLC November 17, 2011 6:00-8:30 pm. A detailed explanation of the numerous thermal insulation choices for residential architecture and a methodology for proper selection. This
lecture is suitable for both homeowners & building professionals. $20 per person. RSVP Required. RSVP to Jeff Cordulack at 203-869-5272 x239 or jcordulack@audubon.org.   6:00 pm: Wine & Cheese Reception / 7:00-8:30 pm: Presentation.

Fairfield Museum Presents The History of Summer Stock Theatre

11/17/2011

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

On November 17,2011 from 7PM to 8:30PM at the Fairfield Museum guest curator and author Martha S. LoMonaco tells the engaging history of the Straw Hat Circuit from its beginnings in the 1920s to the present day.  Delve into the history of American summer stock theatre and the big stars who performed in rustic country playhouses along with aspiring beginners.

Barnyards & Straw Hats: The History of Summer Stock Theatre (Bravo! Event) Fairfield Museum and History Center

11/17/2011

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

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm1 Hour, 30 Minutes$8; Members and students, $5. To register, call 203-259-1598 or Buy Tickets Online .Guest curator and author Martha S. LoMonaco, PhD, Fairfield University tells the engaging history of the "Straw Hat Circuit" from its beginnings in the 1920s to the present day. Delve into the history of American summer stock theatre and the big stars who performed in rustic country playhouses along with aspiring beginners. Early 20th century American leisure was shaped by a group of savvy theater entrepreneurs and "city folk" patrons enjoying new works and classic plays in a country setting.

Glass House Conversations in Context

11/17/2011

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 866-811-4111.

5:30-7:30 pm. 2-hour guest-hosted tour + reception | $150 per person Guest Lecturer: Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art.

Discover the “Night Eyes at Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield

11/18/2011

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

6:00 PM. Discover the "Night Eyes" that occupy the secret places in the darkness of the forest.  Go on a scavenger hunt to find the night creatures who call our sanctuary their home.  Afterward, join us for a campfire sing-a-long!  Bring your curiosity, voice and appetite for smores.  Advance registration required. CAS Members $5; Nonmembers $8.    For more information or to register call 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Astronomy Nights: From its Red Spots to its Moons, Jupiter at Stamford Museum and Nature Center

11/18/2011

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203.977.6538.

7 PM. Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more!  Start by enjoying a presentation on Jupiter, followed by a visit to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting. Members: Free/Non Members: adults $3, children (5–17) $2. This program is suitable for ages 5 & older.

ASTRONOMY NIGHTS- Jupiter From its Red Spot to its Moons.

11/18/2011

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 Jupiter - from its red spot to its moons, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. Viewing hours are weather permitting.Members: Free | Non-Members: Adults $3, Children (5-17) $2. No children under 5 please.

Bijou Theatre Features A Night of Broadway--Bridgeport

11/19/2011

275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-332-3228.

A Night of Broadway | Sat 11/19 at 8:00pm--Carissa Massaro and Christopher DeRosa have collaborated to perform on The
Bijou Theatre stage for a night of musical celebration, paying tribute to one of our greatest American assets – Broadway.  This young couple will take the audience through various decades, from the lovable classics by Rogers and Hammerstein, to modern, wicked Broadway today. Both Carissa and Chris have worked alongside many Broadway Veterans such as Bob Cucciolli (Jekyll
and Hyde), Hugh Panaro (Phantom of the Opera), Michelle Pawk (Suessical), James Barbour (Jane Eyre), Marla Schaffel (Jane Eyre), Beth Fowler (Beauty and the Beast) Cady Huffman (The Producers), Scott Barnhardt (Book of Morman) and many others. This dynamic couple graduated from Wagner College, Musical Theatre, and are members of Actors Equity Association. The Bijou
Theatre admits we are suckers for a good love story, show tunes and wine. We know you are too. 7:00pm – 8:00 pm  Complimentary wine tasting 8:00pm – 9:45 pm  "A Night of Broadway", including one intermission. Theatre Seating $20;
Cabaret Table Seating $30.