Avon Theatre Film Center HostsCult Classics: Indiana Johnes and The Temple of Doom

05/19/2015

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

Avon Theatre Film Center hosts Cult Classics:  INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984): on Tuesday May 19, 2015 -8:30PM. Directed By: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan.The second of the George Lucas/Steven Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1984). After a brief brouhaha involving a precious vial and a wild ride down a raging Himalyan river, Indy (Harrison Ford) gets down to the problem at hand: retrieving a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. His companions this time around include a dimbulbed, easily frightened nightclub chanteuse (Kate Capshaw), and a feisty 12-year-old kid named Short Round (Quan Ke Huy). Throughout, the plot takes second place to the thrills, which include a harrowing rollercoaster ride in an abandoned mineshaft and Indy's rescue of the heroine from a ritual sacrifice. There are also a couple of cute references to Raiders of the Lost Ark, notably a funny variation of Indy's shooting of the Sherpa warrior. 

Westport Historical Society Hosts Author Dalma Heyn Talk -- Matrimorphosis

05/20/2015

25 Avery Place, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-222-1424.

Author Talk and Book Signing hosted by Westport Historical Society. MATRIMORPHOSIS: HOW TO BE HEARD—IN THE BEDROOM AND BOARDROOM. Over a decade ago, when author and psychotherapist Dalma Heyn saw national statistics showing stunningly high rates of depression among young wives, she investigated. Women admitted to her that they often didn't "feel like me" anymore in their intimate relationships, a mysterious loss of self that Dalma traced to an historical event she calls "Matrimorphosis." It was a transformation that encouraged silence and selflessness in newly minted middle-class women —in exchange for safety, security and a roof over their heads. The "perfect wife" image grew in stature till it became an idolized icon in the cultural landscape. Matrimorphosis, Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 -8 pm, $10 donation.

Franklin Street Works Hosts Karaoke with Ryann Siauson--Stamford

05/20/2015

41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-595-5211.

Wednesday, May 20th, 12:30-3pm. Please join Franklin Street Works for "Only the Lonely" an endurance based karaoke performance by Ryann Slauson, part of programming for the current exhibition "It's gonna take a lotta love," curated by Terri C. Smith and Liza Statton. Slauson's performance will take place throughout the exhibition space at Franklin Street Works. A casual gathering in the café will follow from 3:00-4:00pm.

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Israeli Film Series: Out In The Dark

05/21/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961 .

Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel that will show you Israelthrough the lens of a movie camera. Following each film, Or Berger, our JCC Israeli Shaliach, will lead us ina meaningful discussion. $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Or Berger, 203.487.0961 or oberger@stamfordjcc.org.

Green Historical Society Hosts Story Barn: Only in Greenwich Program

05/21/2015

39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899.

On May 21, 20915 at 7PM in the Vanderbilt Education Center of the Greenwich Historical Society a program related to the Greenwich Voices Exhibition:  Story Barn: Only in Greenwich.  A unique way to experience oral tradition, Story Barn is all about the stories you won't read on the front page.  Performances take place in a cabaret-like setting where storytellers present five-minute takes on a particular topic based on personal experiences (no notes allowed).  Find out as our storytellers examine life in this unique community.  Emceed by comedienne Bonnie Levison.  Members $15, non-members $20.  Refreshments included. 

The Palace The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

05/21/2015

61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT

11 p.m.; tickets: $10 The musical stage adaption of Jeff Brown's beloved children's book is a fun, Broadway-style musical comedy about the value of being different and the importance of family.

Bruce Museum Science Lecture. Did Dinosaurs Have Red Feathers?

05/23/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

2 pm - 3:30 pm. Daniel Thomas, Massey University, New Zealand, presents. Members free, nonmembers $15. Reservations 203-413-6757. The exhibition (Re)Discovering the "New World": Maps & Sea Charts from the Age of Exploration will not be available for general viewing from 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm due to programminging taking place in the Lecture Gallery.

Weir Farm Hosts Nature of Love Walk--Wilton

05/24/2015

735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897. Phone: 203-834-1896 Ext. 28.

On Sunday, May 24 from 10:00 to 11:00 am discover the Nature of Love at Weir Farm National Historic Site with local scholar, poet, and volunteer Bonnie Tremante. Bonnie will discuss love letters exchanged between artist Julian Alden Weir and his then fiancée Anna Dwight Baker during the summer of 1882. In the letters, Julian and Anna express their deep affection for each other, their observations of nature, and nature's role in fostering the bond between them. Enjoy a walk through the landscape of Weir Farm National Historic Site as you learn about the connection between art, love, and nature that fundamentally affected Weir's appreciation of his Branchville farm. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required and space is limited.

Bruce Museum Family Tour and Family Studio Workshop: Art from Recycled Materials

05/24/2015

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Family Gallery tour - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. For children ages 6-10 and families. A Museum educator will lead an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum's current exhibitions. Free with admission. No reservations. Workshop 1pm -3 pm. All ages. Families explore the process of making fine art while using quality art-making supplies and discussing current exhibitions. No reservations. Fee per person: $7 members, $15 non-members

8th Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic--Fairfield

05/25/2015

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

Annual Memorial Day Community Picnic--Monday, May 25, 12pm – 4pm. Free community event! The community is invited to bring family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets to extend the festivities at the Fairfield Museum after the Town Parade. Swing along to The Survivors Swing Band playing popular American standards from the 1920's and 1930's. Step and sway to the music with Dance with Susan leading the way. Enjoy an afternoon of food, music, games, crafts, and fun activities for everyone!The Fairfield Museum is a proud member of Blue Star Museums, a program that offers free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.