Thursday, March 14 2013

Format: 2015/02/28

Thursday, March 14 2013

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn

Mar 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Louis Lortie, piano

Louis Lortie, “one of a half-dozen pianists worth dropping everything to hear” (The Daily Telegraph, London), will tackle Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 in E-flat Major, commonly referred to as the "Emperor" Concerto, together with this 100-year-old leading German orchestra.

The program will also include Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, op. 67 in C minor.


Cult Classics:GYMKATA


Cult Classics

GYMKATA (1985)

Thursday, March 14 at 9 p.m.

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


ABOUT THE FILM: What do you get when you cross the skill of gymnastics with the kill of karate?GYMKATA! This is a movie packed wall to wall with ninjas, karate, bloodsport, gymnastics, barbaric Balkan warriors, amazing training montage sequences, a mute who randomly talks, a bad guy with two faces, cheesy dialogue, terrible acting and loads of action! One of the all-time greatest camp classics of the 1980’s, GYMKATA features former Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas as a master of a new form of martial arts that incorporates…you guessed it, gymnastics! Thomas plays Jonathan Cabot, the son of a former United States secret operative. His mission: infiltrate the (fictitious) savage nation of Parmistan to assist the United States government in dismantling their nuclear star wars program, shift the balance of power in the Cold War against the Communist Block and restore the sanctity of our nation’s future. In order to accomplish this feat, Cabot must compete in “The Game,” a brutal obstacle set amidst the Parmistan countryside in which “nobody lives and everybody dies.” Will Cabot be up for the task? Rated R | 90 minutes | In English


Give Science a Chance: Communicating about Environmental Risks

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature & the Environment


Give Science a Chance: Communicating about Environmental Risks
Dr. Baruch Fischhoff, Howard Heinz University Professor, Departments of Social and Decision Sciences and of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, March 14, 4 pm
No registration required – FREE
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium
University of Connecticut, Storrs

People need trusted, comprehensible information about the risks and benefits of actions they take in relation to the environment. While scientists often do a wonderful job conveying their knowledge and passion to students in their classes, they are sometimes less successful with general audiences, for understandable reasons. The broader those audiences, the less likely it is that they share the background knowledge, language, and interests of scientists’ students and colleagues. It is also less likely that scientists will get the direct, constructive feedback that scientists, like everyone else, need to communicate more effectively. The sciences of science communication can characterize these obstacles to mutual understanding between scientists and lay audiences, then develop and evaluate ways to overcome them. - 860.486.4500

The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment.



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,


A Toolkit for Supervisors: Managing Communications, Meetings and Time Effectively

This seminar will help you get a handle on your emails, both the writing part (audience, organization) and the “management” part.  The seminar will also address the most common “time bandits” that occur during meetings and will provide you with concrete steps to make the meetings you lead more focused and productive. 


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

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

Stellar Scholars Star Search: Connecticut’s Best Young Sci-Fi Writers

High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.



Artist Walk Through of "Your Content Will Return Shortly" with Jeff Ostergren, Catherine Ross and Siebren Versteeg

Join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, March 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. for a casual tour of the contemporary art space’s current exhibition, Your Content Will Return Shortly. Those in attendance will walk through the show with three of its exhibiting artists, Jeff Ostergren (New Haven, CT), Catherine Ross (Brooklyn, NY) and Siebren Versteeg (Brooklyn, NY). While walking through the three galleries, artists will discuss their works, including how videos and installations reflect themes in the exhibition and relate to their larger practice. The evening will end with an open discussion and reception in the café. Please join us for this free event that is open to the public – a unique opportunity to explore the current show with some of its artists that are emerging figures in contemporary art today!  This event program is made possible in part through the support of the Community Arts Partnership Program awarded to Franklin Street Works by the City of Stamford and a two-year grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. 

Your Content Will Return Shortly, curated by Franklin Street Works’ Creative Director, Terri C Smith, explores television as both medium and subject. Rather than taking a comprehensive view of television as inspiration in contemporary art, the exhibition explores works that highlight televised elements tangential to the main narrative arc. The artists take their cues from the physical and functional qualities of television and a variety of elements associated with broadcasting. They touch on phenomena that include: advertising; laugh tracks; the effects of VHS, DVD and remote control devices on viewing habits; public service announcements; and nuances observations of the relationship between spectacle and cable news. Exhibiting artists are: Christopher DeLaurenti, Eric Gottesman, Jonathan Horowitz, Sophy Naess, Jeff Ostergren, Lucy Raven, Martha Rosler, Catherine Ross, Emily Roz, Carmelle Safdie, and Siebren Versteeg. Your Content Will Return Shortly is on view at Franklin Street Works through March 24.


Jeff Ostergren is a New Haven, Connecticut, based artist who focuses on the raw materials of culture itself: advertisements, synthetic chemicals, and language, to explore our contemporary states of embodiment. His work explores the libidinal space of anxiety, violence, and desire that activates and consumes us all. Ostergren’s video practice draws inspiration from the work of Sturtevant and Gretchen Bender, who use appropriated footage not merely as image but as object itself. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Soi Fischer, Vancouver, Canada; Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles; Artspace, New Haven; West Cove Studios, New Haven; Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic; and Shneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon.

Catherine Ross works in video and photography, framing instances that often go unnoticed in their original context. Isolating the movements of humans and/or objects, her videos create new sequences that reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. Here she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. Her work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including venues in Brazil, Finland, France, Ireland, England, Canada and the United States. Ross attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2002, the Atlantic Center for the Arts in 2003 and received a 2005-06 residency from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Ross was awarded “Best International Short Award” at the 2006 Darklight Festival (Dublin, IRELAND). She received her BA in studio art from Dartmouth College in 1994.

Siebren Versteeg is a Brooklyn based multimedia artist who critically engages with the systems and technologies used to create images in our culture.  Born in 1971, Versteeg explores the digital reality and our global culture, and the human spiritual condition in relation to the advancement of technology. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited in group shows at the Hirshborn Museum, Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the National Museum of Art, Prague.





Into the Wild

In Into the Wild Lisa Hess Hesselgrave merges landscapes and figures in a series of painterly meditations conjured from the memory, and reflection of fairy tales from childhood. 

Please join us. 



In Ephemerals, Wolfe explores the momentary nature of photography through relationships among objects, structures, place, opportunity and atmosphere, frequently discovering poetry.


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.