SHELBURNE, Vt. Through Oct. 31
If you laugh like crazy at a Jerry Lewis movie, you'll laugh five times crazier at this video by Adam Kalkin. The artist and architect layered five Lewis films to create a video version of a palimpsest (a surface written on multiple times). The films are ``The Delicate Delinquent," ``The Ladies' Man," ``The Errand Boy," ``The Nutty Professor," and ``The Disorderly Orderly." The screening area is as unusual as the film: two trans oceanic shipping containers that were part of a former exhibit about modern domestic space (also by Kalkin). The 90-minute film loops continuously, so laugh away daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $18, $9 for ages 6-18, free under 6.
Shelburne Museum, Route 7. 802-985-3346 . www.shelburnemuseum.org .
Even if there were no flowers, the venue for this show would be worth the visit. The Lourensford Wine Estate was established in 1700 and sits at the foot of Helderberg Mountain. But, we digress . . . the annual outdoor show features landscaped gardens, floral displays, a marketplace, lectures, and demonstrations. On Oct. 28 , if you need a break from the flora, there's a polo tournament (let's hope a ball doesn't happen to land in an exhibit). The show is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (until 6 Oct. 29) . Admission $5, $3 for seniors, free under 12.
Lourensford Road. www.capetownflower.com .
Here's an event for those of you who know which way the bishop moves and how the queen protects her king (or is it the other way around?). By the way, the Armenian Men's Team recently won the World Chess Olympiad in Turin, Italy, collecting 36 out of 42 points. If the guys aren't busy checking opponents or baggage, maybe they'll be around when their country hosts this under-20, 13-round event.
T. Petrosian Chess House . www.armchess.am.
Chase Center, 800 South Madison St. 800-448-3883 . www.winterthur.org .
Hartford International Jazz Festival
DOWNTOWN Oct. 6-8
If jazz isn't your thing, you might want to get out of town for the Columbus Day weekend. Lots and lots of jazz will fill lots and lots of venues, and things get started at 8 p.m. when composer and pianist Omar Sosa delivers his Afro-Cuban jazz on the stage of the Wadsworth Atheneum
860-524-9094. www.hijf.com .
Events sometimes are canceled, rescheduled, or sold out; call or check online to confirm. Contact June Wulff at email@example.com.