Lockwood Mathews Mansion Wedding Traditions and Fashion from the 1860s to 1930s

04/05/2017 to 11/12/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

From simple, at-home ceremonies to lavish events modeled on Queen Victoria's to weddings of young heiresses of Gilded Age fortunes that commanded social-page attention, this exhibition will explore the evolving nature of weddings and the socio-economic changes of this timeless tradition during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Right Angle Bliss

04/06/2017 to 07/09/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 838-9799.

From vows taken in magnificent settings, to cutting edge images that will redefine rituals and boundaries, this exhibition will feature six up-and-coming as well as award-winning photographers that highlight today's diversity of cultures and customs in wedding ceremonies throughout the United States. Right Angle Bliss will capture the tenderness, whimsy, beauty, and grit of the promised, "I Do", and visually redefine this time-honored tradition through the lenses of photographers: Stephanie Anestis, David Bravo, Sarah Grote, Kathy Harris, Airen Miller, and Karol Setlak.

Franklin Street Works, “The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor”

05/20/2017 to 08/17/2017

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

Franklin Street Works newest exhibition, "The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor," is curated by New York City based artist/curator Yevgeniy Fiks and curator/critic Olga Kopenkina. In "The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor," queerness is discussed through the lens of class and vice versa. Exhibiting artists are: Angela Beallor, Hugo Gellert, Montague Glover, Noam Gonick, Hagra, William E. Jones, Erik Moskowitz+Amanda Trager, Jaanus Samma, and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!. GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00 pm // CAFE HOURS: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm and Weekends 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Soundwaters Public Afternoon & Sunset Sails

05/27/2017 to 10/01/2017

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: 203 406 3319.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families!- Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults!- Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Westport Country Play House Lettice and Lovage

05/30/2017 to 06/17/2017

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

Tony Award nominee for Best Play, by the author of Amadeus "Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!" Miss Lettice Douffet can't help but exaggerate the dreary history of Fustian House, one of the least stately of Britain's stately homes. But when she's caught creating outrageous stories about the house's historical past, she incurs the wrath of Miss Lotte Schon, an inspector for the Preservation Trust. Neither woman will meekly step aside as their battle rapidly turns into a devilish friendship and a series of escapades that make Lettice's original fancies pale in comparison. This hit comedy by the author of Amadeus is delectable.

The Glass House Julian Schnabel

06/01/2017 to 06/05/2017

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

Rotation 1: Wax Paintings from the 1970s, May 1 - June 5. he 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. Wax Paintings from the 1970s will be on view from May 1st to June 5th. Gathered from private collections, this rotation offers a glimpse into Schnabel's early investigations into painting. The six works on display at the Glass House were all created before his first solo exhibition in New York City at Mary Boone Gallery in 1979. These works reveal themes that permeate throughout the artist's oeuvre. Upon close examination, the pearlescent layers of wax and modeling paste reveal the hand of the artist, who was building up the surface to accept his own version of a new painted language. Schnabel also notched into the surface of his paintings and built out of the surface to further illustrate the notion of time passing as it does. The titles of several of these early works - Accattone, Procession (for Jean Vigo), Shoeshine (for Vittorio de Sica) indicate a strong interest in European cinema, hinting at the artist's future development as a filmmaker.

Westport Play House LGBT Night OUT Performances

06/01/2017

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

Stepping Stones Museum for Children - Get Into It! FREE and ELLI Open House

06/01/2017

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

Get into it Free.  Thu, June 1, 5pm – 8pm. All About Kids Pediatric Dentistry will be doing their dental screenings during this Get Into It! FREE The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program. Elle Open House 5-6 pm. Explore our preschool at the museum for children ages 3 – 5.

Bruce Museum Bruce Beginnings

06/01/2017 to 06/29/2017

One Museum Dr., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 am and 1:00 - 1:45pm. Children, ages 2.5-5, and their caregivers are encourages to explore the museum's collections and exhibitions through picture books and hands-on activities. Topics will rotate between art and science. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required. June 6, 7 Something Fishy, June 13, 14 Flower Power, June 20, 21 Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, June 27, 28 Seeing Sculpture

Hoyt-Barnum House reopens for public tours

06/02/2017

High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-329-1183.

11 am - 4 pm. Come visit the Hoyt-Barnum House, a historic house museum, in its new location at 1508 High Ridge Road. It was relocated in November of 2016 to increase its accessibility to the public and to allow for the construction of a new Stamford Police Headquarters downtown. Originally built in 1699 by Samuel Hait (or Hoyt), this is the oldest authentic residence in Stamford. The house contains artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as reproduction items that you can touch! An introductory video, an audio tour and informative signage will whisk you away to old Stamford and a self-guided visit. The Hoyt-Barnum House is open from 11 -4, Thursday – Saturday. Tickets are $5/person and includes an audio guide. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult and must be supervised at all times.