Outdoor Adventures: Leapin' Lizards

08/13/2017 to 08/13/2017

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 2039776538.

Celebrate National Lizard Day by meeting live lizards from all over the world. Discover a lizard that can lick its eyeballs, one without legs, and ones that can eat pounds of insects per day! Learn the proper ways to hold and care for some lizard species and help to give our Savannah Monitor a snack. For ages 5 and up. Members: $5 | Non-Members: $8. For more information, visit www.stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.977.6521.

 

Westport Historical Society Summer Camp History Detectives

08/14/2017 to 08/18/2017

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

Discover some mysterious Westport residents such as the Sherwood triplets and Mary Bradley. Investigate and solve a different crime each day.

Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

08/15/2017

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

6:00pm The Car Show Beach Cruise - Presented By "The Coachmen"

Avon Theatre Religious Hope from the Movies: DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991)

08/15/2017

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

7:30 pm. Hosted by Rabbi Josh Hammerman. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, the 1991 comedy starring a typically neurotic Albert Brooks and a strikingly uncomplicated Meryl Streep, invites us to probe deep questions about death and the hereafter, as well as the choices we make here on Earth. Brooks' character dies tragically in a car accident and instantly finds himself in a sort of '90s-L.A. version of purgatory called "Judgment City." Assisted by his sort-of lawyer, played by Rip Torn, Brooks awaits a sort-of trial to determine whether he qualifies for a sort-of salvation or whether he needs to go back to Earth and try, try again. With a nod to eastern spirituality and reincarnation and Christianity's focus on the redemptive power of love, the film also echoes major themes in Jewish thought, including soul searching, an especially timely topic with the High Holidays approaching. The film is prescient in imagining a world where technology enables every moment of our lives to be eternally replayed, reviewed and second guessed. Is such a world heaven? Or is it hell?

Westport Play House A Taste of Tuesday Appropriate

08/15/2017

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

Our popular Taste of Tuesday is a season ticket-holder-only event complete with wine tastings, live music, and a sampling* of delicious appetizers from one of our incredible local restaurants. Be one of the very first to see the show with this unique season ticket package. *All Taste of Tuesday events will begin at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a 7:00 pm curtain. Please note Taste of Tuesday is designed to be a tasting. We strongly encourage eating dinner before attending the event.

Westport Country Play House - Appropriate

08/15/2017 to 09/02/2017

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 888-927-7529.

By the 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient. Every family has its secrets. When the Lafayette children gather to catalogue their recently deceased father's Arkansas estate, a gruesome relic of his haunted past is unearthed. As a family feud erupts, they struggle to come to terms with their shameful and uncomfortable legacy. In the great American tradition of family dramas, from Long Day's Journey Into Night to August: Osage County, this bitingly funny and subversive award-winning play unleashes a series of jaw-dropping surprises.

Beardsley Zoo Lecture

08/16/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

7 pm. A talk on otters.

Beardsley Zoo Scarecrows on Parade 2017

08/16/2017 to 10/29/2017

1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Get involved in our 10th annual competition! We give you the materials, you create the design. Or, become a sponsor. Scarecrows on display Oct. 16-31. Guest voting is Oct. 29 during Boo at the Zoo. Winners will be chosen in the following categories Best Traditional Harvest,  Best Animal-Related,  Best Whimsical (Celebrity/Fantasy/Fun!), Best In Show. ONE Best In Show Winner will receive a pizza party on the Zoo, and be featured on the Zoo's website and Facebook page!  ALL participating classrooms will receive complimentary children's admission to the Zoo to view their creations on display (valid through December 1, 2017 and cannot be combined with other offers

Greenwich Wednesday Concerts

08/16/2017

100 Arch St., Greenwich, CT

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. 7:15-8:45 p.m. The Short Bus - Pop Rock Covers

Norwalk Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

08/16/2017

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

For Wednesday night concerts, a parking fee of $10 per car will be charged for cars without a Norwalk Resident Pass. 7:30pm The Coachman Presents the Sound of "Summertime"