Sunday, April 27 2014

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Sunday, April 27 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.


LUMA Theatre of Light

Blending various physical disciplines with hi-tech luminous objects, LUMA creates a 'TechnoCircus' that is born in the shadows and has audiences sitting on the edge of their seats. By using the dark as a canvas and light as the brush, LUMA paints a story of how light occurs to humanity.

Take the giant leap into a surreal world of light, color, and motion... where thinking stops and astonishment begins. Step to the precipice of your imagination as LUMA leaves your body in the dark and takes you out of your mind. 

Recommended for all ages

Come an hour early for interactive fun and games, including face-painting for all!  


Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club

 April 23 through May 3, 2014

Music Haven Photo Exhibit at New Haven Lawn Club
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave., New Haven
View inspiring photos of Music Haven musicians taken by photographer Kathleen Cei between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 3, 2014.
On April 23 at 5 p.m., join us for an opening night reception with live music from Music Haven students and light refreshments.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
For more info on Music Haven, visit or call 203-745-9030.

"The Genius of Mozart"

The Waterbury Chorale is looking forward to its April 27th presentation: “The Genius of Mozart”. This concert will feature Mozart’s “Great Mass in C minor”. It should complement a warm, April, Sunday afternoon in a beautiful church, on the Green in Waterbury Connecticut.


A Journey for the Soul: The Music of Fauré and Whitacre

 Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus joins the combined choirs of St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church of Hartford, and Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez, organist and Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, to bring to life one of the most cherished of choral masterpieces: the intimate, peaceful and loving Requiem by French composer Gabriel Fauré, and, magnificent choral works by the internationally acclaimed American composer Eric Whitacre.

 Fauré’s beloved Requiem, a lullaby of eternal rest and an expression of resigned thanksgiving, features organ, mixed chorus and two soloists.

 Portions of Defying Gravity, which Chorus Angelicus recently performed under the direction of Eric Whitacre and Stephan Schwartz at Lincoln Center, will be showcased.  Gabriel Löfvall, director. 



Graduate Recital—Nathan Friedman

  A graduate music recital by Nathan Friedman, “Ambitopia: The Music of Nathan Friedman—Part I.”


Graduate Recital—Sean Sonderegger

   A graduate music recital by Sean Sonderegger, “Sean Sonderegger’s ‘Wesleyan Musics.’”


Chinese Music Concert—Spring Harmony

 Wesleyan’s Chinese Music Ensemble performs a variety of Chinese instrumental music—traditional, modern and hybrid—under the direction of graduate student Joy Lu.


Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart" — but watch out for "Whatever Lola Wants."

April  11-June 21, 2014

Wed/Thurs 2:00 & 7:30, Fri 8:00, Sat 3:00 & 8:00, Sunday 2:00 & 6:30



Lois Eldridge: 100 Pears – 50 Years of Clay, Wesleyan Potters Gallery/Shop

 Wesleyan Potters is hosting a very special show celebrating Lois Eldridge’s fifty years as a potter.  For me, it is an amazing process to take clay and to imagine all of the things it can become: a sculpture, a bowl, a pear, or a birdbath.  Anyone who hasn’t had his or her hands in clay is missing a wonderful experience.”

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 5 - 7. 

Lois Eldridge:’s work will be on exhibit and for sale during regular gallery hours. At Wesleyan Potters 350 S Main St, Route 17, Middletown, CT, Gallery hours: Wed 


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.



The Four Seasons Plus Spring Concert

Killingworth, CT. The Four Seasons Plus Spring Concert.
Jennifer Foster, Soprano Paul Jordan, Piano
Compositions by Henry Purcell, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure and more.
Sunday afternoon, April 27 at 4 pm. Emmanuel Church,
50 Emmanuel Church Rd. Admission $15, Seniors and Students $10, Children free.
Reception following concert. For information and directions call 860 663-1109
or visit


2014 STAR Annual Arts Exhibition at Trinity College

 An opening reception will take place, Tues., April 8, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

This annual exhibition highlights a selection of artwork by students enrolled in Studio Art classes. The selections represent work from foundation through advanced levels.  Included are a variety of media and styles ranging from abstract painting,  representational drawing and color prints to documentary photography , video, and mixed media sculpture, among many others.

The Widener Gallery is located in Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center, Hartford, Conn.  Gallery hours 1-6 p.m., closed Saturdays.  For more information, please contact Felice Caivano, Fine Arts Curator, Widener Gallery, at 860-297-5232 or [email protected].    


Spring Shower of Quilts XV

The Trumbull-based Connecticut Piecemakers Quilt Guild will present its 15th biennial “Spring Shower of Quilts” show on Saturday April 26th and Sunday, April 27th 2014 at the Crown Plaza Southbury (CT). The hotel is just off I-84 exit 16. Hours are 10 – 5 on Sat. and 10 – 4 on Sun. The show features hundreds of judged and/or exhibited quilts, a raffle quilt, raffle baskets, quilt appraisals, vendors, demonstrations and the Piecemakers bargain boutique. Proceeds of the show and raffle quilt benefit many local charities. Visit for more information.


Our raffle quilt was made by some of CPQG's award winning quilters. Proceeds from this raffle quilt will be donated to the following organizations:

Norma Friem Cancer Treatment Center at Bridgeport Hospital

CT Girl Scout Camperships

CT Food Bank



Skyfoot, Boston funk rock and roll band, to perform

 Hailing from Boston MA, Skyfoot is a high energy jam rock band that "combines elements of Roots, Funk, Blues, Country and Fusion into their very own irresistible mix." A dynamic band consisting of Berklee College of Music Alumni, Skyfoot blends memorable songs and lyrics with, tight arrangements, and danceable grooves.

Skyfoot continues to evolve with an ever growing list of original tunes, surprise covers, extended jamming and exploring new musical territory. Each show is a unique experience, and not to be missed! 


OIL + WATER Group Show

Kehler Liddell Gallery is pleased to present its spring group show, OIL + WATER, from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, May 25, with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 9 from 6pm - 9pm, and several events coordinated with Westville’s 17th annual ArtWalk on May 10: Art Yard Tag Sale, Children’s Event: Oil and Water Painting. The show will feature work by all 25 Kehler Liddell Gallery member artists. This unique collaboration of the Gallery's painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists presents diverse interpretations of these icons of opposites—oil and water. The Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Gallery hours are Thursday through Friday from 11:00am - 4:00pm: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information, visit our website,, or call 203.389.9555.


“How Bad Golf Changed My Life -- and How What I Learned Can Change Yours!"

Author Roberta Isleib (now writing as Lucy Burdette) talks about how she turned her passion for golf into a new career--mystery writer. She will discuss the process of writing, switching careers, marketing books, the books themselves, and golf, of course. Books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is requested at or contact the Main Library at 203-452-5197.

Lucy Burdette (aka Roberta Isleib) is the author of 12 mysteries, including the latest in the Key West series featuring food critic Hayley Snow--MURDER WITH GANACHE.

Her books and stories have been short-listed for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's a past president of Sisters in Crime,


The Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

This is a multi-media event to honor the memories of those who perished, in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event will be held at 3:30pm on Apr. 27 at Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, located at 37 Main St. in Southington, Ct. Concert donations to benefit restoration of GSJC's Holocaust Torah, a "saved scroll", recovered from a destroyed community in Europe after World War II. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration by Apr. 21 is suggested. To register go to or 860-276-9113.


The Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

This is a multi-media event to honor the memories of those who perished, in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The event will be held at 3:30pm on Apr. 27 at Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation, located at 37 Main St. in Southington, Ct. Concert donations to benefit restoration of GSJC's Holocaust Torah, a "saved scroll", recovered from a destroyed community in Europe after World War II. Admission is free, but seating is limited and advance registration by Apr. 21 is suggested. To register go to or 860-276-9113.


Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to Launch Young Writers' Competition in Area Schools

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching a Young Writers' Competition among students from area schools to encourage creative thinking and writing and introduce mid-to-late 19th century history and the arts to tomorrow's museum audiences.

Steve Berry, New York Times best selling author (#1 internationally) and his wife Elizabeth are the creators of the History Matters foundation dedicated to historic preservation. Berry will work with LMMM's educators and judge the finalists in a contest that will culminate in the awards presentation at the Museum's Opening Night Gala on October 18, 2014, with cash and other prizes.

"This is a great way to introduce students to this magnificent National Historic Landmark," said Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "A writing competition is a creative and educational way for students to explore the Museum's great history and architecture, while honing their writing skills."

LMMM Educators dressed in period costume will meet with teachers and students in the classrooms, and introduce the Mansion in a PowerPoint presentation followed by a visit to the museum, where students can draw ideas and inspiration for their story. 

Trustee Haroldo Williams, chair of the Education Committee said, "I am a firm believer that this kind of experiential learning can be a great way to understand history and appreciate the arts in a deeper and more meaningful way."

Competition requirements include a mystery story with the Mansion as the backdrop, taking place between 1868 and 1900, which needs to be between 500-800 words for third grade students and 2,500 words or less for eighth graders. The Museum will also explore the possibility of adapting the award winning stories into a performance feature at the museum in the near future.

"I am truly grateful to Steve Berry for lending his enormous talent to help us launch the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's first writing competition in our schools," said Executive Director Susan Gilgore. "I hope this is the beginning of a new and exciting educational program for students at the Mansion." For more information on the competition and the Education Program please visit our website at or call Joy Romeo, LMMM Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 838-9799, ext. 119 or email [email protected]. Limited availability based on a first come, first serve basis.

The Museum's 2014 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM's Founding Patrons: The Estate of Cynthia Clark Brown; The Museum's Distinguished Benefactors: Klaff's, The Xerox Foundation, and The Maurice Goodman Foundation; LMMM Sustainers: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners. Gala and Young Writer's Competition Sponsors: M.F. DiScala & Co. The Museum's Education Program is made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For More information on schedules and programs please visit, email [email protected], or call (203) 838-9799.


The Yale Alley Cats in Concert


News Release for Yale Alley Cats Concert:
The Yale Alley Cats, world renowned men’s a cappella singing group from Yale
University, will be in concert at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown, CT on
Sunday, April 27th at 5 pm. Established in 1943, the group’s musical roots are jazz, but
their song list includes Motown, classical and pop.   Music @ Trinity is proud to bring the
Alley Cats, a unique group known for their musical excellence, harmonious voice and
humor to our community. Their diverse song list and acknowledged musical excellence
have allowed them to perform at a host of different venues, from jazz clubs to embassies,
from the set of NBC’s The West Wing to the main stage at the Dresden Music Festival, from
the beaches of Hawai’i to Martha Stewart Living, from Parisian squares and Spanish
boulevards to the hallowed halls of Yale University.   
In addition, the concert will feature the Trinity Choristers, a delightful blend
of young voices conducted by Fiona Smith Sutherland. The hour long concert will be
followed by a reception where aspiring young musicians and lovers of music can meet
and talk with the singers. Concert donations will be accepted at the door. Please contact
the Music Office at Trinity Church 426-9070 x. 11 for more information.  








(March 27, 2014)--- The City of Hartford’s Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces “To Remember & Understand” art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migration from Southern Italy to Hartford, through a photo and memorabilia exhibit.  The exhibition examines the past as it is woven into present day Hartford and its future.


The exhibition takes place at the City of Hartford managed Pump House Gallery (Bushnell Park) located 60 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.  A free and open to the public opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with refreshments and live entertainment featuring a musical performance by Bruno Cerati Band.  The exhibition will run through June 13, 2014, Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm


The exhibition is made possible through the collaboration of  the City of Hartford, MECA, Casa Emigranti Italiani, Museo del Tessuto e Casa Dell'Emigrante of Canicattini Bagni and Il Museo della Civilta' Contadina Iblea of Floridia in Italy.


Pump House Gallery Exhibition: “To Remember & Understand”

Contact Information:  

·         Curator, City of Hartford, MECA

Andres Chaparro, 860-757-4895, [email protected]


·         Organizer, Casa Emigranti Italiani

Paul Pirrotta, 860-559-7137, [email protected]