Planet New Canaan presents “Wasted”


Planet New Canaan presents “Wasted” at New Canaan Nature Center. The presentation will begin with a panel of speakers from Curbisde Compost, Person-to-Person, New Canaan Food Pantry and Food Rescue discussing the problems of food waste followed by the film produced and narrated by Anthony Bourdain.


Grammy Nominated Gil Parris Debutes In Bridgeport


Showtime 8 pm doors 7 pm. The Bijou Theatre provides a full walk up bar service and concession food is available for purchase. For a list of conveniences, select “Attending An Event” at www.BijouTheatreCT.net.
Tickets: https://bijoutheatrect.ticketfly.com/event/1665999-gil-parris-picks-guitar-hits-bridgeport/


The Subdudes Take Over The Palace Danbury


The Subdudes will perform at The Palace Danbury for one night only on Friday, June 15 at 8:00PM Reserved seating only. Tickets cost $40/ $50 and may be purchased online at www.thepalacedanbury.com, by phone at 203-794-9944, or at the box office starting one hour before showtime.


An Evening with George Gershwin


Enjoy an evening of Gershwin’s most classic pieces including performances of “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Fantasy on Porgy and Bess,” a brilliant arrangement of the most beautiful melodies from the great folk opera by the same name as arranged by Earl Wild with pianist and Gershwin specialist Dr. Orin Grossman. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door.


Garden Menagerie


Exhibition on view through August 25, 2018 during regular library hours

Garden Menagerie, features a variety of works by Alex Sax and a selection of nineteenth-century books and poetry in Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives. The exhibition includes the artist’s “garden” of imaginative and whimsical finely detailed nature drawings, prints, egg tempera pa


Arts & Cultural Empowerment Awards Breakfast


The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC) proudly invites the public to the third annual Arts & Culture Empowerment (ACE) Awards Breakfast, a celebration of individuals, organizations, and businesses who have made significant contributions to our community through arts and culture, or who have enriched the arts and culture sector through volunteerism or patronage.


Wild about Bees: How Gardeners Benefit from Pollinators


The Bruce Museum will be buzzing on Wednesday, June 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for the symposium “Wild about Bees: How Gardeners Benefit from Pollinators.” Geared to gardeners and nature observers, the event brings together experts in bees, plants, and bee-related products. Bee expert Dr. Kimberly Stoner will deliver the keynote address discussing Beyond the Honey Bee – Native Bees of Connecticut.


‘Lighthouses at Night’ Photographer’s Talk


Photographer and author David Zapatka will discuss his images of Northeastern lighthouses and stars on Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 pm at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. The presentation is part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center, which includes family activities on lighthouses and stars from 1:30 to 4:00 pm.


Open Call for Plein Air Painters


Paint Rowayton at the Rowayton Arts Center is a non-juried show for any artist who paints en plein air. All entries must be original and completed en plein air by June 8, 2018. Art must depict scenes of Rowayton. Sorry, no photography.
Exhibit Dates: June 10 – June 24 (Portside Gallery)
Chairs: Eunice Roy, Yuko Ike Judge: Steve DiGiovanni
INFO: http://rowaytonarts.org/paint-rowayton-plein-air/


Cybersecurity-Don’t a victim!


The Darien Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 4th annual “Best Practices Business Panel Discussion” at the Darien Library in the Community Room. This year’s topic will be “Cybersecurity: Don’t be a victim.” Hear from experts in 4 different fields on how you can better protect your personal, business, and investment information. This event is free and open to all.


The Hops Company to Host “Pints & Paws” Charity Event


Bring your dog for a day of fun that will help benefit our four-legged friends
The Hops Company, Connecticut’s only authentic beer garden, will host Pints & Paws on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 12pm until 4pm. The event will allow guests to bring their leashed pets to partake in an afternoon of fun activities at The Hops Company’s back garden.


Beyond the Headlines: What Your Child Is Really Doing on Social Media


Is your child’s face always six inches from the screen? Are you worried that social media is influencing their well-being? Many parents are struggling to keep up with the various ways that teens are engaging online and how to ensure their kids become responsible digital citizens. Join us on May 17 to go “beyond the headlines” with Dr. Emily Weinstein. RSVP at www.rcsny.org/fes.


Nominations Open: 2018 SilverSource Awards


SilverSource – the leading resource for older adults and their families – is accepting nominations for the 2018 SilverSource Awards. The awards celebrate the exceptional advancements and meaningful contributions made in improving the lives of adults over age 60 throughout Fairfield County by volunteers, individuals, businesses and organizations. Free to enter. https://silversource.org/awards/


Mystery Lovers’ Conference, CrimeCONN, at The Ferguson Library


The event is aimed at readers and writers at all levels, and will include panels on forensics and law enforcement, mystery writing for the big and small screen, and a behind-the-scenes look into craft and publishing.
Early Bird price before May 25, 2018 – $30
After May 25, registration will be $45 per person; $35 for MWA members, Friends members, seniors and students.


Art opening at Images of Old Greenwich


Old Greenwich Connecticut: May 11, 6-8pm 2018 – Images of Old Greenwich supports its local artists and fulfills its mission to offer an artist collective for creativity. This event he will feature long time Old Greenwich Resident, Travel Photographer Deirdre Corcoran Foote and Greenwich Native, Mixed Media artist, Melissa Rozemus.


Save the Children Young Patrons Gala


The first-ever Save the Children Young Patrons Gala, a black-tie gathering of New York’s young professionals and philanthropists, to raise awareness and funds for the global humanitarian organization’s Return to Learning Fund for refugee children.


8th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser


Taste wines from several different world regions. Enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants throughout the event. Have fun outbidding others at our silent auction and try your luck with the 50/50 and other raffles. Purchase your tickets for our 8th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser sponsored by the North Stamford Exchange Club


Alive@Five: Neon Trees


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!


Alive@Five: Lifehouse


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!