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“Michael Dweck: Blunderbust” exhibition opens April 11

Heather Gaudio Fine Art - Greenwich 382 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, Connecticut

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Michael Dweck: Blunderbust, his first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open April 11th, with a reception for the artist 6-8pm, and will be on view through June 1st, 2024. Dweck is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily known for working in photography, most notably for his series documenting niche socio-cultural identities such as Mermaids, Habana Libre, and The End: Montauk. Over the years his artistic practice expanded to sculpture and filmmaking, and more recently he has delved into painting. The gallery will be presenting Blunderbust, Dweck’s first paintings from the multi-media corpus that also includes photography, sculpture, installations, and a feature documentary. For over 70 years, the Long Island car raceways were a vital part of its small-town, blue-collar culture. Dweck grew up minutes from Freeport Stadium known for a survival-of-the-fittest type of racing rallies, “somewhere between NASCAR and Mad Max, whose wild theater – jostling colors and stench of gas and burnt rubber, the cacophony of screeching tires and crashing metal” made for some of the artist’s early memories. As is the fate of many such enclaves, Freeport was replaced by a strip mall in 1983, and in 2007 Dweck […]

2024 Instructors Salon At Silvermine Galleries April 13th – May 16th

Silvermine Arts Center 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT, United States

Please join us at Silvermine Galleries for the 2024 Instructors Salon on view from April 13th-May 16th. The Silvermine School of Art Instructors are distinguished artist educators offering courses for students of all ages and levels of experience in a wide range of disciplines, while providing an environment and atmosphere in which art and artists can develop and flourish. Our award-winning School of Art is the preeminent learning destination for visual arts in Fairfield County with more than 1,100 courses and workshops and approximately 4,000 enrollments throughout the year — for the beginner as well as the professional. All are welcome to attend the Artists Reception Saturday April 13th, 2-4pm. "Hidden And Reveal (Chart Oak)" Artist - Evelyn Harvey

New Canaan CARES presents: Kids and Tech- Tips To Develop Healthy Digital Habits

East Elementary School 54 Little Brook Road, New CAnaan, CT, United States

Parents are inundated with choices related to digital devices, online access, and navigating the overwhelming digital landscape. What strategies can help shape healthy and positive media environments for elementary children? Which resources are reliable and can help inform a plan for your family? Please join Chrissy Khachane, Educational Consultant and Child Development Specialist, who will lead a conversation on how technology, phones, gaming systems, and social media shape our children and families.

Event Series SPRING Morning Yoga at the DCA

SPRING Morning Yoga at the DCA

Darien Community Association 274 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT, United States

Turn your focus to body, mind and spirit using breath awareness in this Vinyasa flow class. Listen to your body and color outside the lines, exploring familiar poses with a less traditional approach. Build up your strength to progress in your physical practice and watch how this translates into your life outside of the mat. Improve your range of motion and feel more at ease in your body and mind. Varying abilities welcome and use of props encouraged. Bring your own mat, 2 yoga blocks and a blanket. Classes will be held indoors and in the garden (weather permitting).

Downsizing Simplified

Meadow Ridge 100 Redding Road, Redding, CT, United States

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of downsizing and moving? You’re not alone! Join us for an event designed to ease the process and show you how less can truly mean more in life. During this in-person event at Meadow Ridge, downsizing specialist Andrea Ruby will share invaluable insights on simplifying your space and maximizing your happiness. Make your move to senior living with less stress and more joy.

LA RONDINE (PUCCINI) – THE MET OPERA ENCORE IN HD

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

Puccini’s bittersweet love story makes a rare Met appearance, with soprano Angel Blue starring as the French courtesan Magda, opposite tenor Jonathan Tetelman in his highly anticipated company debut as Ruggero, an idealistic young man who offers her an alternative to her life of excess. Maestro Speranza Scappucci conducts Nicolas Joël’s Art Deco–inspired staging, which transports audiences from the heart of Parisian nightlife to a dreamy vision of the French Riviera. In their Met debuts, soprano Emily Pogorelc and tenor Bekhzod Davronov complete the sterling cast as Lisette and Prunier.

Blooms and Bubbles

Darien Nature Center 120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT, United States

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 6:00 - 8:00 PM Celebrate the coming of Spring with Blooms and Bubbles - a fun flower-arranging event at the Darien Nature Center. With a selection of beautiful blooms to arrange and delicious sparkling wine, as well as delectable charcuterie to taste, gather with friends and enjoy a merry evening. Cheers!

Kathy Giusti Presents: Fatal to Fearless

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT, United States

The program will begin at 6:30pm and light refreshments will be served at 7:30pm during the book signing portion of the event. Please join two-time cancer survivor, business leader, and healthcare disruptor Kathy Giusti, in conversation with journalist Lee Woodruff, as they discuss Ms. Giusti’s informative and inspirational new book, Fatal to Fearless: 12 Steps to Beating Cancer in a Broken Medical System. More than an involved member of the New Canaan community, Kathy Giusti’s contributions to the medical and business world have led her to be recognized as one of Time magazine's Most Influential People and Fortune Magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. After overcoming a fatal cancer diagnosis nearly thirty years ago, Kathy founded the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), co-chaired the Harvard Business School (HBS) Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator, and has worked with three U.S. presidents to fight and cure cancer. Part memoir and part how-to, Fatal to Fearless tells the gripping story of how Giusti took on the system and turned it to her advantage. It is a crash course in surviving a difficult diagnosis, organized around twelve essential steps. Each step includes What To Dos (WTDs) built on years of hands-on experience, both as a patient with a front-row seat to the American healthcare system, and […]

Story Time (18mo-3yrs) at the Bedford Hills Free Library

Bedford Hills Free Library 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY, United States

Little Folks & Friends 18 months - 3 years Wednesdays at 10:30 We embrace the boundless energy of toddlers and focus on stories, singing, and movement. Storytimes are centered on a theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. Toddlers learn sounds, letter/number recognition, and language patterns while having fun with their caregivers and peers. Please sign up for the series. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Event Series Watercolor Paint Break

Watercolor Paint Break

katonah reading room 19 edgemont rd, Katonah, NY, United States

Katonah Reading Room welcomes ALL level of artist, from beginner to established, to join them at their weekly watercolor paint break. Bring your own art supplies or purchase some of ours and come to paint in community. Grab some lunch, have a coffee, and hang out and meet new art-interested folks. Add some color to your life. Sessions are free and open to walk-ins. Join us. Check out our website for more information, www.katonahreadingroom.com or follow us on social media @katonahreadingroom

Free

Sculpt & Glow with French Farmacie

Duchess 641 Old Post Road, Bedford, United States

Learn how to use facial massage tools to lift, sculpt, and boost radiance with the founder of French Farmacie. Light refreshments provided and something special to take home!

ON THE RUNWAY MODELS WHO INSPIRE TO BENEFIT ANN’S PLACE

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT, United States

Join Ann’s Place on Wednesday, April 24 for an exciting evening featuring some familiar faces around town who will strut their stuff on stage while raising funds that go directly to supporting free services for cancer patients and their families. This event will have you rolling the aisles with award winner comedian, Christine O’Leary, and will feature local celebrity models wearing spring and summer fashions curated by Audrey Road in Ridgefield. For more information including how you can support our models, visit www.annsplacefashion.org.