Friday, October 4 2013

Format: 2014/12/28

Friday, October 4 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.)

 

Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting www.cthumanities.org.

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

 

 

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.

 

 

Community Spelling Bee

The Seventh Annual Community Spelling Bee will take place on Friday October 4th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Theater of the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor, 359 Washington Street, Hartford. The Bee is famiy friendly event that supports the work of Achieve Hartford!  

Teams of three people ( middle school and high school students as well as adults) compete in a fun and lively challenge to spell increasingly difficult words.  The student teams compete against one another and the adult teams compete against each other.  The word list that is used is available to study from and is on the Achieve Hartford! website, www.achievehartford.org.  There is no registration fee for student or nonprofit groups to participate and there is no charge to attend the event.  The registration fee for adult groups is $250.00.  To register go to www.ezevent.com/achievehartfordspellingbee. 

Prizes are awarded for best spellers, best costumes and most team spirit!

There are sponsorship and ad book opportunities available.  For more information contact Mary Crean at Achieve Hartford!, [email protected] or 860-244-3333.  

 

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.

 

WRCH Nite of Lite Laughter Starring Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander hits the stage to perform his hilarious one-man show. AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER AND HIS HAIR is a comedy variety show that features stand-up comedy, music, improvisation, and audience participation.

The performance is presented as WRCH’s 16th Annual NITE OF LITE LAUGHTER, October 4 at The Bushnell. Tickets start at just $38.00, with proceeds to benefit the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. Don’t miss this chance to laugh and celebrate life.

 

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

 

 

The Garden Club of Darien presents "Birdsong" - a Garden Club of America Flower (& More) Show

On October 3rd & 4th, The Garden Club of Darien's Birdsong Flower (& more) Show will transform the Darien Community Association into a delightful spectacle!  

Visitors will be treated to fanciful fairy houses lining the woodland path, inspiring floral designs in a gallery setting, professional-quality photographs entered from as far away as Honolulu, plants such as Montauk daisies being judged on perfection and botanical jewelry made entirely from nature's bounty. Birdsong visitors can also see an exhibit of the recently completed Weed Beach project at Darien's seaside park. The show is open and free to the public on Thursday, October 3rd from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Friday, October 4th, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Family fun for all!
 
 

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.

 

Creating Community Docent Training

Fridays, October 4 & October 11      10am – 2pm

This fall the Fairfield Museum will open Creating Community, Exploring 375 Years of Our Past, a new hands-on exhibition that invites visitors to explore nearly 400 years of Fairfield and Connecticut history. Docents will have the unique opportunity to participate in programs and training for this exhibit of original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities that explores how people worked, lived, and built a community over time.

Please contact Christine Jewell, director of education, to pre-register and for more information at 203-259-1598 or [email protected].

 

 

Rehearsal Space

Over the course of ten days, New York-based artist Alex Schweder will participate in the cultural life of the Glass House campus while occupying a mobile living unit temporarily situated alongside the Brick House.

Speculating that architecture is enacted as well as built, Rehearsal Space comprises a portable accommodation (combining a van, a scissor lift, and an inflatable room) that anticipates the Glass House’s potential artist residency program. 

 

Night Sounds #3 a new performance series with Liz Harris and Jefre Cantu

 Liz Harris has been recording, performing, and releasing solo material under the name Grouper since 2005 on various imprints including Kranky, Type, and her own YELLOWELECTRIC.

Her work is characterized by a fascination with paradox, division space, twinning, and intricacies of human behavior.

She lives and works on the Oregon Coast.



Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a Brooklyn-based musician who has performed in bands and under his own name since 1996.

He is a founding member of the groups Tarentel, The Alps, Portraits, and Moholy-Nagy as well as the Root Strata record label.

His solo work is often generated from the electric guitar and orbits the gravity of memory, melancholia, excess, and restraint.



Harris and Cantu-Ledesma first performed together at 2012's Transmediale Festival in Berlin, where they debuted Harris' Circular Veil -- an 8-hour composition designed for performance-goers to sleep to.

Their first collaborative release under the moniker Raum, Event of Your Leaving, will be released byGlass, house in the fall of 2013. It was recorded under a full moon.



At the Glass House, Harris and Cantu-Ledesma will perform distorted and tape-processed vocals, guitar, and Wurlitzer inspired by this recording.

 

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.

 

John Gorka On Stage!

John Gorka's songs, rich with depth, beauty and emotion, have gained attention across Europe as well as the United States.
 
Rolling Stone describes him as “the preeminent male singer songwriter of the new folk movement,” while the Boston Globe says, “Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Unity Hall, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT.

 For tickets, reservations and more info see fridaynightfolk.org.

 

 

GREY GARDENS The Musical

Rub elbows with Jackie O’s scandalous relatives, as Newington Mainstage presents the Connectcut Premiere of GREY GARDENS, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical, October 4-6.

Meet Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith “Little Edie” Beale – once the highest of high society, who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with 51 cats, cobwebs and virtually no plumbing. Set in two eras – 1941, when the celebrated estate was the picture of wealth and sophistication, and 1975, after it had been reduced to squalor – GREY GARDENS is the hilarious and heartbreaking look at two fascinating women and the love between a mother and daughter.

Connecticut favorite Kelly Boucher does double duty as Edith Bouvier Beale (in Act One) and “Little Edie” Beale (in Act Two). Joining her on stage (as Edith in Act Two), Newington Mainstage is thrilled to be welcoming back Broadway’s Carolyn Kirsch. Ms. Kirsch is a veteran of more than 15 Broadway shows over a 21 year period of working in theatre in New York City and beyond. Her many credits include the original companies of “A Chorus Line” (Theatre World Award), “Chicago” (with Bob Fosse), “CoCo” (starring Katharine Hepburn), among countless others.

The cast also includes Anne Collin, Ian Lynch-Passarelli, Dan Ringuette, Jeff Savage, Foster Evans Reese, Lily Bello and Lauren Lesser. GREY GARDENS is directed by Ian Galligan, with Rebecca Urruita serving as Music Director.

The show is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert & David Maysles, and features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie.

Newington Mainstage’s production of GREY GARDENS runs October 4-6 (Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm) at the Newington Town Hall Auditorium (131 Cedar Street, Newington).

Please note that parking & the auditorium entrance are located on Mazzaccoli Way/Mill Street with no direct access from Cedar Street - please visit our website for more information & detailed directions.

Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $20.00 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.NewingtonMainstage.com, by phone by calling toll-free 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Jewelry WearHouse (2434 Berlin Turnpike, Newington).

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Connecticut-based Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.

Newington Mainstage. It’s good times. Seriously.

 

Whiffenpoofs of Yale in East Hartford

 

The East Hartford Fine Arts Commission is proud to present the Whiffenpoofs of Yale in concert on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 7:30 in the evening at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place.
 
Admission is free! 
 
Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern.
 
Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions. Over the years, the Whiffenpoofs have been invited to feature on a variety of television programs, including The West Wing, Saturday Night Live, Jeopardy!, Gilmore Girls, The Sing-Off, and last spring, on Glee.
 
 For more information on the group, check out www.whiffenpoofs.com, and please join us on the 4th!
 

“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



 

DEATH: A Play

 

Part Comedy, part detective story, Woody Allen's classic play is sure to provide a lot of laughs - and possibly a few chills. Kleinman, a modern day.
Everyman, is roused in the middle of the night by a group of vigilantes claiming there's a murderer on the prowl.
Everyone seems to have a plan to catch the killer, but no one will tell Kleinman. Instead, he's left to wander the dark, shadowy streets, encountering a host of bizarre, whacked-out characters who may hold clues that could save him.
It's film noir meets existentialism, bundled with the kind of hilarity that only Woody Allen can deliver.
 

CitySeed Hill Farmers' Market

 Hear the Haven String Quartet perform while you shop the CitySeed Farmers’ Market in the Hill.

More info at cityseed.org.

CitySeed Hill Farmers’ Market

34 Park St., New Haven

Admission: Free

 

LAMP (Lights Artists Making Places) Festival

 Music Haven’s Harmony in Action orchestra will join local film, video and performance artists in illuminating the streets of downtown’s historic Ninth Square with live music and light projections. More info at  9artslamp.org.

LAMP (Light Artists Making Places)

Ninth Square (Crown, Orange, State, Church & Chapel Streets)

Admission: Free

 

BINGO

Fall Bingo, sponsored by the Lisbon Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at the Lisbon Community Center on Rt. 169 in Lisbon, CT.

Paper sales begin at 6:00PM, games begin at 7:00 PM.

Please bring your own markers.

Refreshments will be served.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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.