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Apr
4
Sat
James Rich in Concert
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
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James Rich

Following a sold-out performance at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, Hartford’s own James Rich brings his romantic concert, When I Think About Love, home.

Tickets and more information.

Doors open 6 pm. Music starts 7 pm.

 

Apr
5
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Carol Daggs Trio
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Carol Daggs Trio! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

 

Apr
10
Fri
The MOuTH: Thrown for a Loop
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm

The MOuTH: Thrown for a Loop at the Mark Twain House & Museum, April 10, 7:30 pm

This event takes place at the Mark Twain House & Museum, located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford.

In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, this live storytelling event will take you for a wild ride with a variety of community-submitted tales and artist Lynn H. Butler will reveal the stories behind her captivating Coney Island photographs.

To submit a story or purchase tickets visit marktwainhouse.org.

Facebook event here.

 

 

Apr
12
Sun
Coney Island Jazz Brunch: Carol Lipnik & Spookarama
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Carol Lipnik by Stefan Killen

Join us for a special Coney Island themed Jazz Brunch buffet with Carol Lipnik and Spookarama, straight from Coney Island! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

About Carol Lipnik and Spookarama
Coney Island born Carol Lipnik’s music does more than evoke a shadow world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from sideshow freaks and B-movie monsters to love’s obsessive victims. It creates that world, bringing it into audible being through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her live shows draw audiences in with an intimacy and intensity that is both theatrical and deeply musical.

Performing as a duo with longtime pianist/musical director Dred Scott, the repertoire – ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs – is unified by the singer’s visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty.

Carol is the recipient of the 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for music and has six recordings available on her Mermaid Alley Music label. Visit mermaidalley.com for more info.

 

Apr
16
Thu
Talk, Sideshow & Film: Freaks
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

Henry Koerner, The Barker’s Booth, 1948–49, oil on Masonite, Collection of Alice A. Grossman

In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, listen to an onstage conversation between Rachel Adams, Columbia University Professor of English and American Studies and author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, and Jennifer Miller, Professor of Performance at Pratt Institute, Coney Island Circus Sideshow’s Bearded Lady, and Director of Circus Amok. After a knife juggling performance, Adams and Miller will introduce the 1932 film Freaks.

Arrive early between 5 and 6 pm to view the Coney Island exhibition galleries and attend a reception in Loctite Lobby.

This program is free and open to the public.

 

Apr
17
Fri
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Lighthouse
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
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Photo by Miceli Productions

The Hartford-based performance ensemble Judy Dworin Performance Project performs Lighthouse, exploring why lighthouses still hold a fascination in a world that is increasingly dominated by technology, and addresses the need for human connection in a modern world.

Before the performance at 6:30 pm, join curator Erin Monroe for a Gallery Talk on Edward Hopper’s Captain Strout’s House, Portland Head.

For tickets and more info call (860) 527-9800 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Apr
18
Sat
Judy Dworin Performance Project: Lighthouse
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Rehearsal -February 17, 2015-Canon EOS 5D Mark III-331

Photo by Miceli Productions

The Hartford-based performance ensemble Judy Dworin Performance Project performs Lighthouse, exploring why lighthouses still hold a fascination in a world that is increasingly dominated by technology, and addresses the need for human connection in a modern world.

For tickets and more info call (860) 527-9800 or click here.

Additional Performance
Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm

 

May
8
Fri
Teen Night & Open Mic
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, May 8 from 6 to 9 pm for a Teen Night and Open Mic! Make art, play a game, eat free food, and enjoy performances by teen musicians, poets, actors, and more.

Explore our reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries and the special exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Admission is FREE for all high school students with ID.

Want to perform?
Register here or sign up at the door!

 

May
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: A Coney Island Carnival
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Marie Roberts, A Congress of Curious Peoples, 2005, acrylic on unstretched canvas, Collection of Liz and Marc Hartzman

Second Saturdays: A Coney Island Carnival: Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of Coney Island, depicted in Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, as you meet magicians, fortune-tellers, glass-eaters and muscle men! Make your own banner with Coney Island’s own artist, Marie Roberts. Extend your visit at the Hartford Public Library to see more performers, and pick up a FREE children’s book!

Film screening during Second Saturdays in Aetna Theater: This Side of Dreamland (2014, 14 min.), co-directed by Josh Glick and Patrick Reagan. An evocative portrait of Coney Island banner painter Marie Roberts. The film follows Marie as she shares her unique artistic craft, her deep familial ties to the area, and her unceasing love for the cultural landscape.

This program is held in collaboration with the Hartford Public Library.

Second Saturdays for Families
Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., The Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.

 

May
10
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.