Sunday, November 10 2013

Format: 2014/12/19

Sunday, November 10 2013

14th Annual Greater Hartford Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast


Co-chairs Dawn Karlson and Mike Sherman announced that PEACE PRAYER - ARTFUL EXPRESSIONS!!  will be this year’s theme.  Our prayers for the City of Hartford come alive with music, dance and children’s art depicting what a “Prayer For Peace” would look like.

 The 14th Annual GREATER HARTFORD MULTI-FAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 (7:30-8:45 AM) at the Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave., Hartford, CT.  Free parking available at Woodland St. parking lot.  Continental breakfast starts at 7:00 AM and is included.

 Pamela Morrison-Wolf, President and Board Member of the Spiritual Life Center, will be the keynote speaker.  Mayor Pedro Segarra will welcome the attendees and dancers from Spectrum in Motion and musicians, Dan Campolieta and Marques Ruff will be featured performers.  Artwork created by the children of Greater Hartford will be on display at each table.

 Spectrum in Motion, founded in 1982, is a dance theater ensemble dedicated to People of Color and the American experience.  Pianist/Composer, Dan Campolieta, and Bass Baritone Soloist, Marques Ruff, will add musical selections supporting the Breakfast’s theme: Peace Prayer – Artful Expressions!

 The Greater Hartford Multi-Faith Prayer Breakfast is supported by free will offerings.


Contact:  Stan deMello   [email protected]    c 860-748-7851





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,



Remember with music, dance and ritual, the two nights in 1938, when terror of the Holocaust began and the streets of Germany were strewn with broken glass. Come, let us stand in solidarity with one another, affirming our life-giving diversity. Light dinner to follow.

 The program starts at 5:30 p.m.


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



Les Miserables

West Hartford Community Theater presents Les Miserables, the most popular musical in the world with the most beautiful music ever written.

The show runs November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m., November 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 10 at 1:30 p.m. 

Sedgwick Middle School Auditorium, 128 Sedgwick Road, West Hartford
Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Get your tickets online at or call 860-967-7026, or go to Pfau’s Hardware, 982 Farmington Ave., West Hartford Center. A treat for the entire family!

The Problem With Painting. The Problems With Painting, The Problem With Paintings

Two- and three-dimensional paintings on a small scale.

Artist’s Statement

Craig Kane

I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987.  I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut  and California.

Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.

While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture.  I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting.  Even when I don’t paint.  When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.

I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again.  What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again.  What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want. 





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.


Another Octave Connecticut Women's Chorus Concert

                                                               The Spirit Moves Her -

Another Octave’s fall concert embraces the myriad understandings of  “spirit”  with an eclectic mix that includes hymns and spirituals, country tunes and folk ballads.

There will be music from Broadway and the big screen, and songs by writers as diverse as Ysaye Barnwell, John Lennon, and Holly Near.

Concert is at 7pm.


Mazz Swift—“Solo MazzMuse”


Fresh off a five-week tour of Africa as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, singer, Juilliard trained violinist, and freestyle, electro-organic composer Mazz Swift has engaged audiences all over the world with the signature weaving of song, melody and improvisation that she calls MazzMuse.



Expect electric violin, acoustic violin, soulful singing and improvisation that speaks directly to your soul. Ms. Swift also performed in the concert “Music at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello” at Wesleyan in February 2013.


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




Veterans Day celebration

 Each year IAIS honors a local Native American who has served in the United States Military.  

Throughout history Native Americans have served their country with the highest record of service per capita when compared to the general American population and to any other ethnic group. 

 Join us at 120:00 Noon in honoring Sam Thunderheart, Apache and Taino heritage, and  remembering all veterans, Native and non-Native, who have served our country with courage and pride. 

Following a traditional ceremony in our outdoor village we invite participants and visitors for a light lunch.   


Free; donations welcome





Show Your Heart Benefit Concert


 Show Your Heart Benefit Concert
Show Your Heart Concert for the benefit of Open Pantry will be performed by the Bay Path Choral, The Cathedral Choir of Boys & Adults, The Greater Westfield Choral Association, The Page Singers and the teenage a cappella group `Spectrum’. All proceeds will go directly to the Open Pantry to help them provide emergency food assistance and social programs for those in desperate need in the greater Pioneer Valley. Conducting this event will be Sarah Hersh Armstrong, Michael Rheault, Ladislaw Pfeifer and Marc Winer.
This year’s concert will also include a combined performance by all the groups together of the hauntingly beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by the Parisian composer Gabriel Faure. The Show Your Heart concerts have raised thousands for the benefit of local charities since its inception. The concerts have also been noted for the wide variety of music and talent displayed.
The concert will take place on November 9th in St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield at 7:30 pm. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and students. Checks made directly payable to “The Open Pantry” will also be accepted. For more information please contact Lad Pfeifer at 452-0845 or [email protected].



Sea Tea Improv's FREE Comedy Show at City Steam Brewery

 Eat, drink, laugh, and shout suggestions as Sea Tea Improv's team of professional comedians host an evening of improvised comedy at City Steam Brewery's Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club, 942 Main Street, in Hartford, CT. Their work has been featured on ESPN, NPR, WFSB, and more. Best of all, admission is FREE!

See why the Hartford Advocate recognized Sea Tea Improv's monthly show as one of the top things to do in Hartford. Enjoy City Steam's dinner menu and locally brewed beers while performers take suggestions from you and weave them into comedic scenes.

On Sunday, November 10th, the comedy club doors open at 6PM for seating and food. Improv begins at 7PM.

Call ahead to City Steam at 860-525-1600 to reserve seats. 

Due to the sale of alcohol, those under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.


Hamden Symphony Orchestra - Fall Concert

Hamden Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Vesna Mehinovic presents its fall concert, featuring saxophonist Joseph Abad.


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 (, or call the box office (860-523-5900 x10).


45th Celebration of American Crafts

The Celebration of American Crafts is an annual exhibition and sale of fine, contemporary crafts sponsored by Creative Arts Workshop.

The exhibition is held in CAW's handsome two-story Hilles Gallery.

Over 300 artists from across America are featured, representing the finest in glass, ceramics, jewelry, wearable and decorative fiber, handcrafted furniture and much more.

Nov. 1 - Dec 24, 2013 - OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Thurs 11am-8pm; Sun 1-5pm



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:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.