Friday, October 25 2013

Format: 2014/07/25

Friday, October 25 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

 

Higganum Village Farmers' Market

The Higganum Village Farmers' Market Celebrates 5 years on Higganum Green in 2013!

Every Friday from the beginning of June through October, we bring you the farm-freshest foods and locally made foods and other artisanal crafts, too -- all on our green oasis in the heart of Higganum! Market times: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Summer brings evening concerts immediately following the market at 7 p.m. on the gazebo stage. There's something for everyone as you explore Middlesex County and the Connecticut River towns this summer -- hope you'll visit us soon! (Find all our current information on our Facebook page and at our website: www.higganumvillagefarmersmarket.org.)

 

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 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

 

 

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.

 

Vieux Farka Touré

 Often called the "Hendrix of the Sahara," Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunke, Mali in 1981.

He is the son of legendary guitar player Ali Farka Touré (1939-2006). Vieux Farka Touré started playing guitar when he was 20.

He is known for dazzling audiences with his speed and dexterity on the instrument, combining West African music with blues, rock, and reggae.

His first performance in the United States took place at Wesleyan in February 2007.

He was one of the featured artists at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa along with Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela, and others; and his recent albums have featured guests such as Toumani Diabate, Dave Matthews, John Scofield, and Derek Trucks. Mr. Farka Touré's band includes Wesleyan alumni Tim Keiper '02 on drums and percussion, and Eric Herman '05 on bass.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts. 

*Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8pm; pre-concert talk by Wesleyan graduate student Samuel Dickey '14 at 7:15pm

 

 

“The Alumni Show II”

 In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Center for the Arts.

The Alumni Show II looks back at four decades of Wesleyan artists. Building on the first Alumni Show held in November/December 2003 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the CFA, this exhibition features an entirely new selection of seventeen alumni artists.

Their work spans a broad range of contemporary practice and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation art, video art, performance, and films.

The artists featured in this exhibition are Ian Boyden '95, Stephanie Calvert '08, Rutherford Chang '02, Nicolas Collins '76 MA '79, Renee Green '81, Raphael Griswold '06, John Hatleberg '79, Gabriela Herman '03, Elsie Kagan '99, Liz Magic Laser '03, Danielle Mysliwiec '98, Ed Osborn '87, Juliana Romano '04, Aki Sasamoto '04, Arturo Vidich '03, Stephanie Washburn '03, and Ben Weiner '03.

Date: Friday, September 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2013

Dates Closed:  Wednesday, November 20 through Monday, November 25, 2013

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12 Noon-5pm



 

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.

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE

CHOREOGRAPHERS' SHOWCASE

October 25, 2013
7:30 pm

Directed by Judi Tolomea

One eclectic night of dance featuring Arts Academy students performing professional choreography alongside critically acclaimed professional choreographers.

This year’s choreographers include: NY’s Gregory Dolbashian and Jenn Weber; and Hartford’s Deborah Goffe and Leslie Frye Maietta. 

$20 & $15 Adult, $15 & $10 Student/Senior 

Box Office 860-757-6388

Main Stage Theater 
Theater of the Performing Arts
359 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106

 

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

 

 

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment! The film festival will also have cultural performances.  *Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment!

The film festival will also have cultural performances. 

*Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

The Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND MOVIES!!!

FREE SNACKS FOR CHILDREN WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

INTRODUCING A NEW FILM SERIES:

“ENVIROTAINMENT” (8-14 YRS.)

Friday, October 25, 10am-12:00pm, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St. (Ages 3-7)

FREE for children & adults

Saturday, October 26, 10am-1:30pm, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford (Ages 8-14)

FREE for children (3-18yrs) & $5.00 for adults

*All films have English subtitles so all children are welcome.

Now in its fourth year, in addition to Latino themed films, “Tiny Tots” and the “Young Globetrotters” series, the festival introduces a new film series called Envirotainment!

The film festival will also have cultural performances. 

*Please visit website for detailed information: www.ghclff.com

 

The Haunted Basement Tour

On The Haunted Basement Tour, guests will have the rare opportunity to see the dark, Civil War-era underbelly of the building, which will be retrofitted to look like a spine chilling maze with lighting, playacting, and frightfully fun props.

Tickets for The Haunted Basement Tour on Friday the 25th are $20 per person. Limited tickets available only through advance purchase by phone, email or at the door during regular tour hours Wed -Sun. 12 pm-4 pm until Thurs. Oct. 24th.

Please call 203-838-9799 ext. 4 or email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com for additional information.

Comfortable attire recommended.

For safety reasons, no heels please.

 

Haunted Habitat 2013: Tricky Trolls

The Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center’s annual haunted house will be crawling with trolls this year.

The event will be held at the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center (156 Prospect St., Wethersfield, CT 06109) and it provides spooky and educational fun for children of all ages.

Come see what tricks the trolls have up their sleeves! The haunted house will be open Friday, October 25th from 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, October 26th from 1pm-8 p.m, and Sunday, October 27th  from 1pm6 p.m. Admission is $4 per person and games cost 50 cents each.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Eleanor Buck Wolf Nature Center Visit our website, www.friendsofebwnaturecenter.org, or connect with us on Facebook (Friends of the EBW Nature Center) for the latest news.

 

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.