Friday, March 14 2014

Format: 2014/07/25

Friday, March 14 2014

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.

 

Danu

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a musical journey to Ireland. Called "a spirit raising concotion" by The Irish Times, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles today.

Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

"Danú stirs the blood and lifts the heart." – Irish Music Magazine. And speaking of stirring the blood...

there will be Irish coffee adn green beer aplenty at the bar. 

 

Haven String Quartet Concert at Yale's Baltic-Scandinavian Conference

 Sudler Performance Hall at Yale University

William L. Harkness Hall (2nd floor), 100 Wall St., New Haven

Hear the Haven String Quartet perform works by Baltic-Scandinavian composers Peteris Vasks, Edvard Grieg, Hilding Rosenberg and Jean Sibelius.

Admission: Free

Presented by the Yale University European Studies Council, as part of the

Second Joint Conference of the Association for Advancement of Baltic Studies and the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study.

For more info on the conference, please see http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/balticstudies/ybss/

For more info on Music Haven, please see www.musichavenct.org

 

Smart Painting

A show of paintings by artists who respond to the institution of contemporary abstraction. Organized by John O' Donnell. Featuring artists: Blake Shirley, Sharon Butler, Deborah Dancy, Zachary Keeting, Ben Piwowar, Jenn Dierdorf, Rob D. Campbell, Derek Leka, Clare Grill, Tatiana Berg.

 

 

“Thingamabob” Exhibit at Maritime Garage Gallery

Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery. “Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others.  

The Maritime Garage Gallery, located at 11 North Water Street, is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. The gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

 

Mike Casey Trio @J.Rene Coffee Roasters | 3/14 | Free Show!

Hi friends,
Please join my trio and I as we return to one of my favorite venues, J.René Coffee Roasters! It's been almost a year since we last performed here and we are very excited for this show!

Featuring:
Mike Casey - Saxophone
Matt Dwonszyk - Bass
Mike Dick - Drums

We've got some new originals cooked up for you!
If you haven't been here yet, J.Rene has amazing coffee/tea/desserts and a cool vibe. All ages welcome!

www.mikecaseyjazz.com
www.jrenecoffee.com
Twitter/Instagram: @mikecaseyjazz
Join email list: http://bit.ly/mcemaillist

RSVP on Facebook here: http://bit.ly/JRene314

 

Bobby Valentine discusses Baseball at the Trumbull Library

Join us for Bobby's colorful impressions, opinions, and memories from all of baseball: high school, college and professional; managerial and media! Drop in.

For more information about Trumbull ‘s One Book One Town book selection and event schedule visit here.