Bridgeport Art Trail, City-wide Open Studio Weekend

11/09/2017 to 11/12/2017

Bridgeport, CT

View art, talk art, buy art during the 9th annual Bridgeport Art Trail weekend, November 9-12, 2017 Take part in city-wide open studios, exhibition openings, performances, and special programs. Artists and Designers talks are scheduled at the locations throughout Bridgeport. Join for the Urban Bike Tour on Saturday, November 11th. Make a day of it with art brunches, beer and vinyl sales, live painting, film screenings, and more! Full schedule of events at http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BAT2017_guide_website.pdf

Fairfield Museum and History Museum After Dark A Billion To One

11/09/2017

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

6-8 pm. John E. Herzog, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Museum of American Finance will discuss his book, A Billion to One: The Story of Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., the history of the legendary Wall Street firm his family founded. Herzog's route to building a securities trading behemoth started modestly, when his grandfather, walking the teeming streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side, began trading currencies. His father, Robert, joined these walks and learned how to earn a modest "spread" changing notes and handling remittances for newly-arrived emigres. Free. Non-Members $5.

Westport Historical Society The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a Region

11/09/2017

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, co-authors Jill Smyth and Laurie Heiss will discuss their recent book, The Merritt Parkway: The Road that Shaped a Region at Westport Historical Society at 6 pm. Decorated with a breathtaking landscape and a treasured collection of diversely styled bridges, the Merritt Parkway runs thirty-seven and a half miles through Fairfield County. From its complicated beginnings to the present, Heiss and Smyth navigate the hard-fought yet picturesque path of this beloved road, introducing the bridge artist, the landscapers, the politicians, and the activists whose involvement in the Merritt transformed Fairfield County from farms and country estates to one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. With the dedication of preservationists and conservationists, the Merritt Parkway today remains both functional and beautiful, holding a unique place in the heart of Connecticut's drivers.

Bruce Museum The Art Nouveau Woman: From Toulouse-Lautrec to the Cinema

11/09/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

6-8 pm.. This lecture is being offered in conjunction with the Bruce Museum's exhibition: In the Limelight: Toulouse-Lautrec Portraits from the Herakleidon Museum (on view September 23, 2017—January 7, 2018). About the Lecture: In this talk, Dr. Lucy Fisher will consider the vision of woman in Art Nouveau discourse, which was considered a highly "feminine" style. She will discuss this theme (which ranged from romantic to malevolent representations) in relation to examples of painting and poster art, design objects, fashion, and jewelry. Fisher's prime focus, however, will be on the films of the era that incorporated elements of Art Nouveau into their design, narrative, and portrayal of women.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Museum After Dark: A Billion to One

11/09/2017

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

6-8 pm. John E. Herzog, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Museum of American Finance will discuss his book, A Billion to One: The Story of Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., the history of the legendary Wall Street firm his family founded.

Bruce Museum Night At The Museum

11/10/2017

1 Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

The Bruce Museum will host its fifth annual Night at the Museum. Children are invited to come to the Museum in their favorite pajamas for a night filled with fun arts and craft activities, a scavenger hunt, pizza, entertainment by Mad Science, and a musical performance by Songs for Seeds. Parents will enjoy yummy bites, an open wine/beer bar and a family-focused silent auction. This festive event will have your kids gasping and laughing at the Mad Scientist's exciting and merry science experiments. See an Insta-Snow explosion! The Mad Scientist will introduce the audience to a mysterious North Pole rock that turns out to be Dry Ice. Using the Dry Ice, the Mad Scientist will make bubbling potions, popping corks, shivering quarters and clouds of fog.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Film Screening: “Dogs on the Inside”

11/10/2017

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

2-3 pm. Fairfield resident Breann Cunningham will show the film he produced, "Dogs on the Inside." This documentary film is about a rehabilitation program for prisoner inmates, who are given care of stray and abused dogs at the North Central Correctional Institution in Gardiner, Massachusetts. Mr. Cunningham introduce the film and discuss animal rescue and the transformative powers of rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. Free. Recommended for students 12+. Co-presented with the Fairfield Canine Cooperative.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Family Focus: Dogs, Doughnuts & Doughboys

11/10/2017

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

11 am - 2 pm. Commemorate Veteran's Day and learn about Stubby the World War I dog, soon to be an animated film in 2018! Learn about interesting facts about WWI and how "doughboys" got their name. Enjoy a family-friendly craft creating your own medals while munching on delicious doughnuts - a popular treat for soldiers. The Fairfield Museum will also be collecting items for American soldiers currently overseas. Please check our website for a complete list of items needed for Operation Gratitude. The CT State Police K9 Division will visit at 1pm with state troopers and their K-9 partners. Meet and watch demonstrations of these German Shephard hero dogs. Also learn about the Fairfield Canine Cooperative and find out more information on how to rescue dogs in need. Recommended for families with kids ages 4 +, but all are welcome! Free.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night

11/10/2017

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-322-0408.

8 pm. View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Japanese Woodblock Printmaking

11/10/2017 to 11/18/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. In this workshop, artists will learn how to carve a woodblock using hand tools and print it in the Japanese technique. This process uses water based inks, and does not require a press. This technique is well suited to the individualist; It is decidedly low tech, students will be given all the tools needed to make prints in a home studio. While traditional processes will be taught, the medium is very elastic. Marks on wood will leave traces on paper, through the process of making prints each participant will develop their personal technique.