Wilton Historical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids

02/21/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

11-12 noon. For kids in grades 4-8 Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. . On the last Saturday of each month, a class will gather to learn and follow a Colonial-era "reciept" (recipe) from the Connecticut region. While the food cooks, they will also hear about Colonial manners, morals, and way of life. The topic of the discussion will be appropriate to the dish being prepared (for example, a discussion of Wilton's farming legacy while cooking a vegetable dish). Members: $15; Non-members $25. Space is limited -please register by contacting

Putnam Cottage Put's Ride

02/21/2016

243 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:00 – 4:00 PM *. Fifth Continental Regiment. Reenactment of General Israel Putnam's ride
Putnam Cottage.

Matt Haimovitz and VOICE – “If Music Be the Food of Love”

02/21/2016 to 02/21/2016

1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9700 x22.

Extend the St. Valentine spirit for another week with music by Canadian Cellist Matt Haimovitz, paired with the British a cappella trio, Voice, as they collaborate on Bach, Glass, Shakespearean sonnets and more in their tribute to love's beauty, heartache, and humor. The Shakespearean sonnets have been arranged for voice and cello in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. Come celebrate our winter "Living Art" event and enjoy a reception of sweets and bubbly in the gallery with an opportunity to meet these world-renowned musical artists.

Stamford Downtown Restaurant Weeks--February 22nd - March 6, 2016

02/22/2016 to 03/06/2016

5 Landmark Square, Stamford, CT 06901.

Stamford Downtown Restaurant Weeks offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner at many restaurants in the downtown area for a very affordable price during the two weeks.  Dine out and receive an Avon Theatre Film Center Coupon to buy one general admission. 

Wilton Historical Society- Race Relations and Politics in the Gilded Age

02/22/2016

137 Old Ridgefield Rd, , Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

4:00 - 5:30 at the Brubeck Room, Wilton Library Although race relations dominates the study of antebellum America, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through 1877, it tends to disappear in the Gilded Age, especially in the popular versions of the Gilded Age history. It shouldn't, for we can't understand the U.S. in the Gilded Age without understanding what was going on between black people and white people in the wake of Reconstruction. Nor - if we jump from the end of the first Reconstruction to the beginning of the second (imagining that beginning in 1954 or 1955) - can we understand where we are today. In this third lecture of the 8th annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society on The Gilded Age: Culture and Conflict at the End of the 19th Century, Professor James Goodman will present a lecture on 'Race Relations and Politics in the Gilded Age.' James Goodman is a professor of History and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark. He writes on the non-fiction side of the fertile borderland between history and fiction, though every now and then (and more than every now and then in the minds of some of his readers) he wanders across the line. He is the author of short stories, essays, book reviews, and three books, Stories of Scottsboro, Blackout, and But Where is the Lamb?

Center for Contemporary Printmaking Workshop: Mokuhanga, Japanese Watrbase Woodcut--Norwalk

02/23/2016 to 02/26/2016

299 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850. Phone: 203-899-7999.

February 23-February 26, 2016 -MOKUHANGA, JAPANESE WATERBASE WOODCUT with April Vollmer--Tuesday - Friday, 10am-4pm. 4-day intensive workshop, limited to 8. This class is an introduction to mokuhanga for contemporary artists. This traditional technique provides precise registration, great control over color and a connection to an important chapter in the history of printmaking. The three characteristics that distinguish it from western woodblock are that it is waterbased, it is printed with a hand held baren, and color blocks are accurately registered with kento notches cut into the block itself. A forth unique characteristic might be considered to be washi, handmade Japanese paper made from kozo, the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree. Each person will cut and print an edition of color prints to learn about this non-toxic technique. We will cut blocks during the first half of class and print during the second half. Each period will begin with a discussion of a different aspect of Japanese woodblock. All Levels. Call to register.

Jazz Concert - New Duke at the Pequot Library

02/24/2016

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

3 pm - 5 pm. New Duke is an exciting eight piece jazz-rock ensemble that brings alive the music of Duke Ellington in a contemporary way through surprising musical mash-ups. Bassist and musical director Brian Torff provides a unique musical identity through his compositions and arrangements. The stellar band...

Fairfield Museum and History Center -Museum After Dark: Expressions of Identity & the Selfie

02/25/2016

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

6-8pm. Museum Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Enjoy a mini portrait-sketching workshop with Suzanne Chamlin-Richer, Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts of Fairfield University. Join other guests to discuss the history of art and photography, from 18th century portraiture to the saturation of selfie images on social media today. Share your thoughts on this talk about the push and pull between popular culture, narcissism and social change and how people express their views through self-representation. In conjunction with the exhibition Look at Me! Recording and Sharing Our Selves

Fairfield Museum and History Center Hosts Museum After Dark:Expressions of Identity and the Selfie

02/25/2016

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

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6 - 8pm--Museum After Dark--Expressions of Identity and the Selfie.  Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Socialize and enjoy light refreshments and a mini portrait-sketching workshop with Suzanne Chamlin-Richer, Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts at Fairfield University. Discuss the history of art and photography and today's "selfie" culture!

Fairfield Museum and History Center - Expressions of Identity and the Selfie

02/25/2016

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

6-8 pm. Enjoy a mini portrait-sketching workshop with Suzanne Chamlin-Richer, Associate Professor of Visual & Performing Arts of Fairfield University. Join other guests to discuss the history of art and photography, from 18th century portraiture to the saturation of selfie images on social media today. Share your thoughts on this talk about the push and pull between popular culture, narcissism and social change and how people express their views through self-representation. Museum Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.