Thursday, April 4 2013

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Thursday, April 4 2013

Beautiful Brazilian Dances

The Haven String Quartet joins Sambeleza, one of New Haven’s finest jazz ensembles, for an evening of Brazilian music at the Best Video performance space. Come enjoy a wide variety of Brazilian songs with a jazz twist.  


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,


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.




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


Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica opens at the Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph on April 4, 2013

Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica celebrates the great woman photographer Ilse Bing (1899 - 1998) in an exhibition composed entirely of her sumptuous and rare vintage prints. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Bing studied math and art history before picking up a camera, decamping to Paris, and launching a photographic career that would last three decades.

“The instant I set foot in Paris, I knew I was in the atmosphere that suited me,” she wrote. “I breathed the very air of Paris and felt ready to flourish.”



Opening Reception & Gallery Talk for "Artists Take Action: Protest Posters Today"

In 2011, the Occupy movement filled town squares across the country in protest of economic inequality. Artists and graphic designers created vivid posters to spread the word. This exhibition looks at the resurgence of protest posters today, whether advocating for climate change issues, reproductive rights, gender rights, or treatment for war veterans. Included are works by more than fifty artists from around the United States and beyond. The exhibition includes the collaborative print portfolio “This Is an Emergency! A Reproductive Rights and Gender Justice Portfolio” (2012), as well as “Occuprint” (2012), a portfolio of Occupy posters from around the world. The show also features two print portfolios organized by the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative. “War Is Trauma” (2012) was produced by Justseeds in collaboration with the Iraq Veterans Against the War. Justseeds also organized the portfolio “Resourced” (2010), which addresses issues of climate change and environmental inequality. The exhibition is organized by the Davison Art Center in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library.


Graduate Recital - John Welsh

A graduate music recital by John Welsh.


Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Senior choreographers present a collection of new works as the culminating project of the dance major.

Performances begin at 8pm.


Senior Recital - Henry Robertson

A senior music recital—“Transitive Nightfall of Diamonds”—by Henry Robertson.

Performance begins at 9pm.


Senior Thesis: "Super Frog Saves Tokyo"

For her senior thesis production, Tessa Young '13 has transformed Haruki Murakami's short story “Super Frog Saves Tokyo” into a Balinese shadow puppetry tale. Watch Frog prevent Tokyo's destruction through enlisting the help of a lowly collections officer, Katagiri. These performances are in partial fulfillment of Ms. Young's Honors Thesis in Theater.

Performance begins at 9pm.


Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 Book by James Lapine

Suggested Viewing Age: 13+ 
The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
            Wednesday, April 3 at 8 p.m.

            Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m.

            Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

            Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. (*with talkback following performance)

            Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m.

            Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. 
 Tickets are available online at
            Also available at the door
            $5 Students, $10 Faculty/Staff/Senior, $15 General
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April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Through April, the Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Use of Shadow and Light,” featuring the still lifes and nature scenes of Bronx fine artist, John Folchi. This show runs April 3 - 27. The Geary Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633.


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.