Fairfield Museum and History Center Museum After Dark: Alexander Hamilton

07/13/2017

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

6-8 pm. Alexander Hamilton was one of America's most important Founders. Sadly, because of his untimely death, many of his opponents outlived him by decades and re-wrote his story, falsely portraying him as a monarchist and elitist. This mythology of Hamilton is changing, thanks to many good books and essays. Dramatized in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway sensation Hamilton: An American Musical, greater appreciation for Hamilton's life and legacy has been reached. This talk covers Hamilton's turbulent childhood, stellar work ethic, brilliant mind, military valor, principled pro-Constitution stand, and also demonstrates how he rose up from impoverished immigrant to heroic colossus. Hamilton's story is the story of America. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert Series

07/13/2017

Columbus Park, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-348-5285.

Ziggy Marley. 5pm, Columbus Park 21 and Over Only Live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds. Thursday nights in Columbus Park have become a ritual in Stamford Downtown with great music, great dancing and great times!

The Glass House Julian Schnabel

07/13/2017 to 08/14/2017

199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.594.9884 .

The Glass House proudly presents Julian Schnabel: "Paintings that I hope Philip and David would like," an intimate survey showcasing Julian Schnabel's prolific painting career. Over the course of the exhibition period, the Painting Gallery panels will rotate three times to present paintings selected by the artist. Each rotation will feature six works from different periods of the artist's career. The third and last rotation, Paintings from the 1980s and 1990s, feature works from the Glass House's Permanent Collection. Collected by both Philip Johnson and David Whitney, these works are on view from July 13th to August 14th.

Westport Play House LGBT Night OUT Performances Grounded

07/13/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

Geared specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community and allies. Enjoy mingling with friends, meeting up with colleagues and family, or chatting with someone new. Pre-Show cocktail party: 6:30pm Performance: 8pm

New Canaan Annual Sidewalk Sale

07/14/2017 to 07/15/2017

Main St., New Canaan, CT Phone: (203) 966-2004.

9 am - 4 pm. The event always offers many family friendly activities, with merchants showcasing an amazing array of products and services. Sure, there's a little inventory spring cleaning going on, where many of the best deals spawn from, but some merchant's have specifically ordered their customers' favorite items to be sold at discounted prices exclusively during the Sidewalk Sale. Event takes place on Elm St, Main St and Forest Street.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night

07/14/2017

151 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537.

Fridays, 8:30 pm (weather permitting) Stamford Observatory Enter through Scofieldtown Road (north) entrance 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)

Friday Concerts at Calf Pasture Beach

07/14/2017

Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7938.

CAFÉ MU TIKI LOUNGE CABERET-7:00pm Billy Genuario, Linda & Tommy harmonize all the great hits "BLT"

Norwalk Seaport Association Sunset Cruises

07/14/2017

10 North Water St, South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006 203-838-2898 (Day of the event ONLY).

Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:15pm. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Capacity is limited. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask the cashier when you arrive.) The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit of 49 passengers on board.Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing two (2) hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. Bring your friends, snacks and favorite beverage and join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city, surrounding waterways and picturesque Islands. We are also offering a package that includes dinner after the cruise for an additional $35.00. Dinner will be served at: Sono Seaport Seafood, 100 Water Street, Norwalk - 203-854-9483 - www.sonoseaportseafood.com. Parking available at Maritime Garage (www.norwalkpark.org) Dinner purchasers will receive a $35.00 credit towards dinner.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking REDUCTIVE PRINTING AND PATTERNS IN SILKSCREEN

07/14/2017 to 07/16/2017

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

10 am - 4 pm. This silkscreen class will be focused on making patterns, blends, and multi-layer silkscreen prints. The goal will be to provide participants with traditional and experimental tools (mono-printing in silkscreen, varied editions, etc) to aid their artistic practice as a whole, rather than focus only on making a uniform edition of screen prints. Participants will have time to work between demos, coming out of the class with new tools, visual/conceptual experiments and finished prints.

Garden Conservancy Open House Day at Select Gardens

07/15/2017

Washington, CT

Admission to each private garden is $7 for members and nonmembers without tickets purchased in advance. Buy discounted admission tickets in advance! They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier. Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase. Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance. An Artist's Palette at High Meadow - The Garden and Studio with Painter John Funt; 9 a.m. in Norfolk Insider's Tips on Trees at Mica Quarry Estate with Buddy Nixon; 10 a.m. in Kent. Garden of Bunny Williams SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 1 POINT OF ROCKS ROAD. FALLS VILLAGE, CT, 06031 Interior designer and garden book author Bunny Williams' intensively planted fifteen-acre estate has a sunken garden with twin perennial borders surrounding a fishpond. Garden of Lee Link SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 99 WHITE HOLLOW ROAD. SHARON, CT, 06069 Three stone walls cascade down a hillside at the top of which is a greenhouse containing a wide spectrum of succulents and tropical plants. Garden of Jane Garmey SAT 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM • 106 COGSWELL ROAD. WEST CORNWALL, CT, 06796 An idiosyncratic garden that began to take shape about twelve years ago and surrounds an 1827 house, shielded from the road by a row of 250-year-old sugar maples. Hollister House SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 300 NETTLETON HOLLOW RD. WASHINGTON, CT, 06793 Situated around an eighteenth-century farmhouse in the Litchfield Hills of northwest Connecticut, this romantic country garden features exuberant plantings. Peter's Opus SAT 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 58 BRIGGS HILL ROAD. SHERMAN, CT, 6784 This Connecticut mountaintop conifer garden has been described by garden writer Tovah Martin as "astonishingly majestic and refreshingly unique." Fernwood 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM • 152 LITCHFIELD ROAD. NORFOLK, CT, 06058 The garden was originally designed when the house was built in 1908. Both are in the English Arts and Crafts style.