Thursday, October 24 2013

Format: 2014/09/16

Thursday, October 24 2013

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net

 

Meditation Series in Trumbull

Meditation series with Lenore Pranzo, guided imagery therapist. Learn to meditate through guided imagery, a skill which can be drawn upon whenever you need to relieve your stress and anxiety. Class is held at Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies, Trumbull, CT. For more information call (203) 445-9060 or visit www.integrativefamilypracticect.com.

Thursdays at 12 p.m.
$15 per class or 10-class card for $100. Registration required. 
Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine and Healing Therapies
2 Corporate Drive, Suite 110
Trumbull, CT  06611
 

Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  

 

 

Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.

 

 

Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.

 

The Piano Guys

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys.

In the last few months, The Piano Guys have performed on everywhere from “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to “The Today Show” and “Katie.”

The album features more of the imaginative mash-up arrangements that The Piano Guys are already famous for, including sources ranging from Michael Jackson to Mozart, The Bourne Identity to David Guetta. It also includes an original song and innovative takes on hits by One Direction, Adele and Christina Perri.

The Bushnell performance will feature piano player Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson.

 

The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm

 

 

Young People's Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada will present two Young People’s Concerts on Thursday, October 24th at the Garde Arts Center, one at 10 am and one at noon.

In attendance will be over 2,200 students from area schools including New London, Groton, Montville, and others.

The concerts are sponsored by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; further funding from Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has kept the ticket prices at a minimal $3 per head.

The performance features: The Orchestra Loves a Parade with several marches such as Stars and Stripes Forever interpreted in dance courtesy of the Eastern Connecticut Ballet School. (Lisa Reardon, Director, Gloria Govrin, Artistic Director.)

Study guides have been sent to the schools in advance.  

 

Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.

 

To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.

 

The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.

 

E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.

 

Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction

 Friends of the Davison Art Center Online Auction.

 

Scarecrows on Parade

 Come check out our scarecrow competition and vote for your favorites! FREE with admission to the Zoo.

 

Companions for Living to Present The Dating Game, Senior Edition To benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter

Companions for Living, a West-Hartford based agency that provides home care services for seniors and people with disabilities, will present The Dating Game, Senior Edition. 

The event will be held at West Hartford’s Playhouse on Park on Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. 

Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Connecticut Chapter.

This is the fifth year that the event named “Vino and a Show – a FUNdraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut” will be presented. 

This year’s event will include a cocktail hour with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.  A teacup raffle will be held early in the evening.

Like the ageless game show The Dating Game, the SENIOR EDITION bachelor or bachelorette will question three potential candidates for dates.

Then the bachelor/bachelorette will choose one of the three to go out for an all expenses paid night on the town.

The bachelor/bachelorette will not see their three potential dates, so appearance won’t be a factor in the decision. 

There are certain to be surprises and laughs along the way as the questions and answers unfold.

There will also be a Senior Talent Review where some of the area’s musically talented Senior’s will be featured. The talent was selected from auditions held at the Playhouse in August.  Talent will include singers, dancers, a comedienne and even a ukulele player. 

This is certain to be a fun event and one you don’t want to miss!  The cost of the event is $25. 

For more information please call Presenting Sponsor, Companions for Living at (860) 882-0802. 

Additional sponsors of the event are Playhouse on Park and Dornenburg Kallenbach Advertising. 

The Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Ave. in West Hartford. 

 

 

 

Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

This romantic comedy blends some of the best-loved music from composer Stephen Schwartz’s Broadway shows (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, The Baker’s Wife) with some of his lesser known gems.

You’ll meet Sue and Dan, a couple who after 20 years of marriage, have drifted apart.

Together they discover a box of photographs which leads them to relive the memories of their past selves captured in the snapshots.

Featuring fresh lyrics and orchestrations, our couple discovers the humorous twists of how love united them and why life has pushed them apart.

Every couple will see themselves in Snapshots!

 

Wednesday 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 & 8:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 & 6:30 pm

 

 

 

Legends of Rock Live: TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

 Shelley Archives Presents 

Legends of Rock Live

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Rare Clips (1970s-1980s)

Hosted by Music Archivist Bill Shelley

Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students/Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Tom Petty, Mike Cambell, Benchmont Tench, Ron Blair and Stan Lynch formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976.

Since then, the group has given fans a number of well deserved hits, with a lead singer whose voice reminds one of Dylan and a slide guitar worthy of any Southern blues band.

Their ballads and take on the world were an interesting contrast to the New Wave music that was gaining popularity at the same time. Among the songs that will be featured are “Breakdown,” “ American Girl,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Don’t Want to Live Like a Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Falling” and many more.

The sources of the clips for this show will be promos, films and videos of live concerts, studio rehearsals, and television appearances. 
In English | 110 minutes

ABOUT BILL SHELLEY: Bill Shelley has been filming since the 1970s when he recorded bands Twisted Sister and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, then later directed music videos for Public Enemy (PE).

Shelley Archives was started in 1985 and today the company has over 100,000 reels of original 35mm and 16mm films in its archives and over 10,000 hours of rare concerts, television shows, promos, interviews, out-takes and home movies.

Preservation of films and music clips is the main focus of the organization.

- See more at: http://www.avontheatre.org/special_events.html#oct24

 

 

5-Show Subscriptions at Playhouse on Park!

WEST HARTFORD, CT- There is still time to subscribe to the exciting 2013-2014 Main Stage season at Playhouse on Park!

Subscribe now for the remaining five shows, and you save 15% off individual ticket prices. With prices ranging from $64-$147, you get five Broadway quality shows for the price of one!

You also receive subscriber benefits, which include the option of switching the date for the shows you attend, little surprises from the theatre, and the knowledge that they are supporting the educational, cultural, and outreach programs that Playhouse on Park incorporates into their Main Stage productions.

The upcoming shows for the Main Stage season include the legendary Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the hilarious Lend Me a Tenor, the world premiere of Higgins in Harlem, stop/time dance theater’s I’d Rather Be Dancing, and the quirky musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.


For more information on the Main Stage season and how to subscribe, visit the company website (www.playhouseonpark.org), or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at: www.gardearts.org.  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: www.ectsymphony.com or friend us on Face Book.