Wilton Historical Society Booked for Lunch: “Angelic Music: Ben Franklin’s Glass Armonica” by Corey Mead

01/26/2018

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

12:30 - 2 pm. A jewel of musical history—the story of Ben Franklin's favorite invention, the glass armonica—including the composers who wrote for it (Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, among others); Dr. Mesmer who used it to hypnotize; Marie Antoinette and the women who popularized it; its decline and recent comeback.

Center for Contemporary PrintMaking Silkscreen Monotype

01/26/2018

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

10-4. Participants in this unique workshop will be introduced to the versatile world of monotypes utilizing a screenprint mesh as the surface to work on. Using watercolor paints and water-soluble crayons, you can create draw­ings and paintings with a freeness and spontaneity unlike other monotype techniques. In the process, learn basic screenprinting techniques such as registration, color blends and the ability to print on a variety of surfaces. Essentially non-toxic and accessible to novices and advanced printmakers.

CT Audubon Winter Storytelling and Cocoa

01/27/2018

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT

Stories take us to other worlds. On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Connecticut Audubon Society offers a journey to the animal kingdom during a Winter Storytelling event at the Center at Fairfield. With a cup of cocoa in hand, listen to favorite picture book animal stories, then be among the first visitors to meet Brisby, the center’s new resident barred owl. All ages are welcome; must be able to sit and listen to a story. The program runs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Center at Fairfield,

Norwalk Symphony 6th Annual Young Artists Festival

01/27/2018 to 01/28/2018

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

Watch young artists compete. Check website for complete details.

Bruce Museum Art Adventures

01/28/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

1-3 pm. A drop-in program for children ages 4 and up and their families. Participants have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Free with admission; no advanced registration required.  January 28: Printmaking.

Westport Historical Society Sunday Film Festival at Westport Historical Society

01/28/2018

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

4-6 pm The Stepford Wives (1975) Filmed primarily in Darien, Westport, and Fairfield the premise involves the married men of the fictional town of Stepford, Connecticut and their beautiful, mindless and submissive wives, in 2007 Levin said that he based the town of Stepford on Wilton, Connecticut, where he had lived. It was nominated in 1975 Best Science Fiction film by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror films and Katherine Ross as Best Actress.

Taste of Fairfield - Winter Goodness

01/28/2018

500 Algonquin Road, Fairfield, CT

Noon - 3 pm. Taste of Fairfield - Winter Goodness brings together restaurants, markets, vintners, distillers, brewers, and the people to enjoy it all. The focus on this winter edition is comfort food, party food, and food you'd serve at a Super Bowl party. There will be music, fun, and roving entertainment. The venue is the lavish Brooklawn Country Club, offering a great, warm indoor space, with plenty of parking and elbow room.

Westport Inn Psychic Fair

01/29/2018

1595 Post Road East, Westport, CT

11-6 pm We specialize in bringing the most experienced and professional readers in the area. All of our great readers must go through a rigorous interview process. So when you come, you know you are getting some of the best readings in the CT area. Since 1984, we have provided insight for thousands of satisfied customers. We are a no-frills fair. Professional, tested readers are what you want. Information is what you need. That is what we offer. Affordable? Yes! We offer Discounts after your first readingAdmission to all fairs is FREE! All readings are priced at 15-minute intervals. Costs are $20 for your 1st 15 minutes and then $18 for each additional 15 minutes. You can see the same reader or different readers. You create your own schedule. Discounts are good only on the day of each fair.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Chine Collé and Collage Integration

01/29/2018 to 02/01/2018

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

10-4. This four day workshop will allow participants of all levels to develop prints through additive and reductive collage techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to gather their own source materials including existing prints that can be repurposed with chine-collé. Experimentation with embossment and painterly processes like trace monotypes and transfers will be used to interpret more direct collage methods. Demonstrations will address selection of papers, preparation of inks, glues and how to apply them.

Bruce Museum Visions of Iron: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District.

01/30/2018

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-869-0376.

3:00 – 4:00 pm. Film. Visions of Iron: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District. In this film, Connecticut historian Ed Kirby documents the complex history of ironmaking in the Salisbury Iron District, a geographic region that includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York State. The film runs for 30 minutes and will be followed by a tour of the Treasures of the Earth exhibition. Advance reservations required at brucemuseum.org/site/events: Free for Bruce members, $10 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission).