BOLLYWOOD MASALA Orchestra and Dancers

11/17/2015

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

8 pm - 10 pm.  Palace Theatre. You are invited to explore the lush and exotic land that is India! The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India's greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers will guide you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.

Fairfield Museum Offers Lecture by John Stuart Gordon

11/19/2015

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

Museum After Dark--Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 6pm.Join us for wine and cheese and sit back for a lively lecture with John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to learn about collecting objects.

Stamford Jewish Community Center - The Center Women Gift Show Babysitting Night

11/19/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0974 .

Thursday, • 5:30 – 9:30 pm 5 – 10 years. Drop your child off while you enjoy an evening of shopping at The J. Dozens of vendors will sell fabulous clothing, gorgeous jewelry and one-of-a-kind gifts. The children will enjoy a movie and pizza with their friends while you have fun with yours. Members $10 / Community $12. For more information contact Galit Roloff, 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org. For information about the Gift Show contact Nancy Schiffman, 203-487-0941.

Fairfield Museum 2015 Museum After Dark Modern Design: Collecting from the Jazz Age to the Space Age

11/19/2015

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

6 pm - 8 pm join John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery for a lively lecture about his role in acquiring design objects for Yale's collection and the current decorative arts market. What objects and eras are hot among collectors? What aesthetics and issues are of interest to auction houses, scholars, and museums?

Stamford Museum & Nature Center - ASTRONOMY NIGHTS: Hubble Gotchu

11/20/2015

39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

Head to the Observatory for a real treat to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Hubble Gotchu, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch research telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or shine. This program is suitable for children ages 5 & older. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: FREE | Non-Members: Adults $5, Children (5-17) $3. For more information   e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org

Bruce Museum Early Birds: Extinct Species from Fossil Lake

11/20/2015

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

A brief lecture by Bruce Museum Curator Dr. Daniel Ksepka at 6:45 pm is preceded by reception and open gallery of Secrets of Fossil Lake exhibition. Members free, non-members $15. RSVP 203-413-6757

New Canaan Historical Society Hosts An Old House Workshop: Rebooting an Old House

11/21/2015

13 Oenoke Ridge Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-1776.

The New Canaan Preservation Alliance and the New Canaan Historical Society will hold a special workshop on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 9:30AM at the Historical Society.  The formal program will be held from 10AM to 12 Noon.  Speakers include owners and architects of restored properties, along with Wes Haynes, a well-known consultant who works with the CT Trust for Historic Preservation.  Workshop cost 15 per person.  Preregistration is suggested.  Following a lunch break there will be partial tours of the featured homes. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Program: Shine!--Creative Dramatics and Talent Show--Norwalk

11/21/2015

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 --Shine! – Creative Dramatics and Talent Show 11:00 am – 12 noon. Let the Stepping Stones players open for you, as they present a fun-filled creative dramatics performance based upon gratitude and thanks. You can then sign-up for an open mic slot, and present your own gifts and talents of any kind. Tell a joke, sing a song, do a dance, recite your ABCs... we want to see you shine!

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Program: Around the World: Performance Series: Lou Del Bianco: Abraham Lincoln--Norwalk

11/21/2015

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 Around the World: Performance Series - 2:00 pm - Lou Del Bianco: Abraham Lincoln: From Rail-Splitter to President – In this dramatic program, actor-storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays Lincoln as Civil War President, frontiersman and storyteller.

Westport Arts Center -The Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition

11/21/2015 to 11/22/2015

148 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: (203) 259-8396.

12 a.m. Founded in 1972, the Heida Hermanns International Music Competition is held annually in Connecticut and showcases exceptional musicians from around the world. Competitions are held each year on a rotating basis in piano, voice and strings. Winners take home cash prizes, are given performance opportunities and achieve professional recognition. The live Semi-Final Rounds will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10AM – 6PM at First Church Fairfield in Fairfield, Connecticut.The Semi-Finals will feature up to 18 pianists, each performing for approximately 20 minutes. Saturday is free and open to the public; you may come and go all day! Six Finalists will perform on Sunday afternoon, beginning at 2PM. Tickets for the Finals are $25 each and include an informal reception while the judges deliberate.