Saturday, September 29 2012
Tom Paxton calls Tom Neilson’s work “very good music ... and very good politics.” Neilson has been compared to Pete Seeger. ‘Nuff said.
One (1) Hour Historical Walking Tour
Gabriel Iglesias has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying, and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience from start to finish.
His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal issues to life.
Gabriel’s clean and animated comedy style has earned national crossover appeal, making him popular among fans of all ages.
A Performance Café
Unity of Greater Hartford
919 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT
Monthly-The last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 for open mike performances
Headliner at 8:30 pm
June 29th --$10
Porch Party Mamas - Headliner entertainment
Inspired by playing and singing each other's songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and "Porch Party Mamas" was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.
The exhibit uses historic photographs, artifacts, and first-hand accounts to explore 260 years of Cornwall’s relationship with its forests, showing how and why the town transformed from forest to farm and back to forest. The exhibit will also explore changing attitudes about the forest, from the 18th century view of woods as a source of timber to more recent concepts of the forest as a setting for recreation and as a vital ecosystem.
In the Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico and eastern Arizona, the Pueblos, a people spread over 19 communities, continue to practice their ancient art of pottery-making. Descendents of the Anasazi, the Pueblo People, still use the traditional coiling methods and decorative patterns that have distinguished their work for centuries..
This exhibit compares and contrasts the unique style of each Pueblo community and highlights individual artists who have shaped this timeless craft.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm* and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm * *Last admission 4:30pm
Quick! Get those tasty acorns before they get squirreled away! Autumn is harvest time, and there is a variety of delicious wild foods ripe for picking in your own backyard. Acorns (yes, acorns!), hickory nuts, berries and tubers are all waiting to delight your culinary senses! Andy Dobos and Deneen Bernier of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living will guide you in identifying, harvesting and sampling some common and perhaps surprising edibles while enjoying a leisurely fall walk. Please call for reservations. CT Educators may earn .3 CEUs.
Program runs from 12:30pm-3:30pm
Walk Worthy Brands presents: Passing the Torch Brunch
Honoring Women in the Hartford, CT community
Guest speaker: Rahiel Tesfamariam, Founder of UrbanCusp.com
Matthew Garrett extracts his imagery from unremarkable environments, isolating the visual murmurs of our surroundings. The images themselves don’t rest in one place--or on one thought--as they bounce from the slightly cryptic, to the strictly abstract and over to the plainly beautiful, before returning to more vernacular descriptions in which things are exactly as they appear to be.
Gerald Saladyga sees landscape painting not as a romantic representation of the past, but as an ongoing inspiration from an ever-changing environment. His current series of landscapes began in 2008 and culminated in 2012 with a present a view of the planet as a cartoon of itself, perhaps too real to be funny or too unreal to be taken seriously.
A new series of work reflecting the uncertainty, vulnerability and hope for restoring today’s cultural climate in 2- and 3-D media. The series title also alludes to the artists family name before it was Anglicized in the early 1900’s to better fit into American society. Close examination reveals hints of lace designs in her artwork, an emblem of a long-held family business.
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
September 23rd through November 3rd, 2012
In the ongoing celebration of our 90th year, the historical exhibition will highlight selections of works from the founding members of Silvermine Arts Center. Included in the exhibition will be works by such artists as Daniel Putnam Brinley, Solon Borglum, Berhard Gutmann, Howard L. Hildebrandt, Murray McKay, Addison Miller and Charles Rieffel.
DATE: September 23rd through November 3rd, 2012
GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra's 75th Birthday Party!
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents an exhibition of works by Connecticut artists Joan Fitzsimmons, Laura Barr, Alexis Neider, Barbara Marks, and Lisa Hess Hesselgrave.
The exhibition will take place at Katalina’s cupcake shop at 74 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, and will be on display from September 10th until November 2nd, 2012. Katalina’s is open to the public during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An artists’ reception is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served, including cupcakes, of course!
The exhibit will feature artwork that revolves around the theme of food, including colorful and playful paintings of indulgent breakfasts and black and white photographs of emptied glasses. The exhibition, curated by our Director of Artistic Services & Programs, Debbie Hesse, brings together all the abundance and the lack that the theme summons within all of us, roughly three times a day.
This exhibition will also complement the Arts Paper’s September issue “The Art of Food,” which will highlight local culinary talent, delve into international eating trends, discuss food documentaries, and goes behind-the-scenes in the article “The Ballet of Service.”
For more information about this exhibition and the Arts Paper, call the Arts Council at (203) 772-2788. High-resolution images are available upon request.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community. Visit the Arts Council online at newhavenarts.org.
REGAP of CT, Inc. will hold its 5th Annual PetsAffair on
REGAP of CT, Inc. (Retired Greyhounds as Pets of Connecticut, Inc.) is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the public about the joys of greyhounds as companion animals and finding responsible, caring homes for as many retired racing greyhounds as possible.
A bit of history in regards to REGAPCT is that our founder, Eileen McCaughern, was one of the first if not the first person to establish a greyhound rescue organization in this country and has been placing greyhounds into loving homes for over 40 yrs. In recognition of REGAPCTs efforts in placing greyhounds over the years, Eileen was recognized in 2008 as Animal Planet Hero of the Year. For more information about this prestigious award visit http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/hero_of_the_year/2008/nominees/eileen-mccaughern.html.
PetsAffair will include a Silent Auction (10 a.m. – ), Tag Sale, Pet-A-Cures, GREYT Basket Give-a-ways, GREYT Luck Contest, Pet Photo’s, Greyhound Meet and Greets, Picnic and Cook-out, Bake Sale – Canine & Human including Chabaso Handcrafted Breads Baked in European Ovens, Meet REGAPCT Volunteers and MUCH, MUCH MORE.
Catherine Smith of San Gato Photography (www.sangatophoto.com) will be on hand to take photographs of you, your family and your pets. Catherine is a nature and event photographer from
Silent Auction Highlights include Sassy Bitch Fine Chilean Wines and Wild Cocktails donated by WINAM Wines, PETCO Foundation Gift Baskets, 2011 New York Jets Team Signed Replica Football, Boston Red Sox Andrew Bailey Autographed Baseball, NE Patriots Football signed by Wes Welker, NY Giants Memorabilia, An In-Home Consultation/Lesson or a Series of Lessons with Laurie Fass-WTIC Pet Talk Host, a Bissell Lift-Off Multi Cyclonic Pet Vacuum, New Britain Rock Cats Reserved Tickets, Tickets for Something’s Afoot at the Goodspeed Opera House, Golf Outing for 4 at Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, NFL Reebok Pro Burner Speed LT Low M4 Cleats in Pink/Black exclusively made for the NFL to support Breast Cancer Awareness, For the Love of Dogs Gift Certificates good for Training Services, Dog Walking & Dog Sitting and Canine Massage Therapy, First Aid Kits and Gift Baskets from New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine & Guilford Veterinary Hospital, NBC Connecticut Studio Tour, Fleece Coats by Gini’s Greyhound Fashions, Custom Greyhound Collars by Karen's Kollars, Trendy Hounds and 2 Hounds Design, Mystic Seaport Passes, Quassy Amusement Park 2013 Season Night Passes, Raining Cats and Dogs Gift Cards and Wine Tastings at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen.
Additional Silent Auction Items include Restaurant Gift Certificates from Archie Moore’s Bar & Restaurant (any location), Carmen Anthony Restaurant Group (Carmen Anthony’s Steakhouse ~ Waterbury & New Haven or Carmen Anthony’s Fishhouse ~ Woodbury, Avon & Wethersfield), Pepe's Pizza, Tre Scalini Restaurant in New Haven, Subway, Panera Bread, Twisted Vine Restaurant in Derby, Vazzy's Cucina in Shelton, Roly Poly (Stratford and Shelton), Cheesecake Factory, LongHorn Steakhouse, Country Corner Diner in Bethany, Beacon Falls Pizza Palace & Restaurant, Chili’s Restaurant, Grand Apizza Cheshire, Grand Apizza Shoreline, Maritime Grille in Guilford, Olive Garden, Fairview Farms Golf Course Restaurant and Aunt Chilada’s in Hamden. As well as Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine Subscriptions, Drs. Foster and Smith Gift Card, Long Wharf Theatre Tickets, NUTRO Coupons, Connecticut Whale Hockey Home Game Tickets, Boarding at REGAPCT (for Greyhounds only), Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Family Admission Passes, Thundershirts, Christmas Tree Shops Gift Card, Woodbridge Pet Sitting Services Gift Card, WWE T-Shirts, Toys, DVD’s and Signed Photos, Guilford Food Center Gift Cards, Doors of San Juan Original Paintings by Aida Krgin, SloppyKissCards.com Memberships, Gift Baskets by AGWAY of North Branford, Pawlees Treat Co. Gift Basket, and Pet Supplies Plus, Green Mountain Coffee Baskets, Animal Planet Ultra Soft 63" x 59" Dog & Cat Blanket, Hair by Anna Gift Card, Cutco Super Shears, Peabody One Year Family Membership, Vineyard Vine Men’s Ties, Amity Garden Gift Card, Manicure & Pedicure by Secrets in Naugatuck and a One-year Family/Dual Membership for the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Additional gift certificates, a variety of other great packages and items for both canines and humans will also be available.
For more information or to donate visit www.regapct.com or call
CENTERBROOK- Members of the Exponential Ensemble, a group of world class musicians that promotes music and math, will present a free master class for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon at the Community Music School on Saturday, September 29th at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the School at 90 Main Street, Centerbrook. Essex native Karen Birch Blundell, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; and William Hestand, bassoon, will be the guest teaching artists. The three will also be performing a concert to benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti on Sunday, September 30th at 4 p.m. in Essex.
Music and Mathematics are at the core of Exponential Ensemble. They are a group of world class musicians in varying combinations and numbers that can grow exponentially within each of their concerts. The group explores new ways of programming chamber music by creating meaningful connections between the new and the traditional repertoire. Insightful program notes are given from the stage by the musicians making concerts a unique and interactive exchange for all. Education through performance is a primary focus and the group educates people at different stages of their lives, including through school enrichment programs in the New York metro area.
Reservations are recommended for the September 30th concert and tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 860-767-1822. For more information about the master class, please contact Community Music School at 860-767-0026 or visit www.community-music-school.org. To learn more about Sister Cities Essex Haiti, please visit www.sistercitiesessexhaiti.org.
Set up your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs on Stratford Center for the Arts at the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre grounds, 1850 Elm Street, for a FREE SATURDAY (9/29) FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 7 p.m. Popcorn, candy, and soda will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Stratford Center for the Arts programs. Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. RAIN DATE is October 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!
Celebrate something new in Mystic! Mystic Stage Performing Arts Center Grand Opening at Olde Misticke Village. New home for Mystic's acclaimed international contemporary ballet company, Mystic Ballet. Program to feature special guests Connecticut Lyric Opera, Gabrilee Lamb of Morphosis, Lauren Edson of Trey McIntyre Project, Brian Enos and Mystic Ballet. Classical pieces to delight traditionalists, new works of four choreographers.
Fine wine, art and getaways to auction.
Special event at Voluntown Peace Trust, a center for social change and sustainable living.
Saturday, September 29
Gandhi Reading Room Dedication at 2 p.m.
Huge Used Book Sale and Stone Soup Lunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Buy used books, stay for Stone Soup Lunch and Dedication!
Bring your gently-used book donations on Thu-Fri, September 27-28, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Voluntown Peace Trust, Voluntown, CT.
Set up your picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs on Stratford Center for the Arts at the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre grounds, 1850 Elm Street, for a FREE SATURDAY (9/29) FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 7 p.m. Popcorn, candy, and soda will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Stratford Center for the Arts programs. Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. RAIN DATE is October 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you! Visit us on Facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/StratfordCenterfortheArts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brass Bonanza Events Presents
BOWL / DRINK / DANCE
This Saturday, come to Hartford's only duckpin bowling alley to dance, bowl and get crazy with us. Be prepared for good music, good beer, and a good game. DJ Power Divine will be spinning hip-hop and soul all night. Bowling shoes and dancing shoes will collide. Let's make magic happen!
Music by DJ Power Divine
Beer by Back East Brewery
Duckpin Bowling by Ducks on the Ave
Saturday, September 29th
Doors open at 9 p.m.
$10 at the door
Includes 1 free game!
This event is especially special as it marks the grand opening of Ducks on the Ave, the unofficial official EnvisionFest after party, and the birthday of Hartford's own Nat Gale.
We never need a reason to get funky, but if you do make it Hartford Bowl. There is no where else you should be this Saturday.
Event time: 8 p.m.
Pre-performance talk by Wesleyan Professor of Music Mark Slobin at 7:15 p.m.
Vocalist Ustad Farida Mahwash, the only woman to receive the title of "master" in Central or South Asia, is celebrated around the globe for her exquisite approach to poetic “ghazals” (folk songs). Artistic Director and “rubab” (double-chambered lute) virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi creates an acoustically rich crossroads for “sawol-jawab” (an interplay of questions and answers), exploring traditional and contemporary Afghan melodies on the inaugural tour of “Voices of Afghanistan,” which includes the musicians of The Sakhi Ensemble. This event is the start of “Music & Public Life,” a year-long campus and community-wide exploration.
"The ensemble's music, alive with cyclic tabla rhythms and spiraling rubab phrases, somehow echoed the sounds and intensity of the times."
--The New York Times