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May
7
Thu
First Thursday Block Party: Dreamland
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FTAH-APR-MAY-2015[1]-2In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, join us outside on the Alfred E. Burr Memorial (aka Burr Mall) and enjoy live music by Howard Fishman and Biting Fish Brass Band, performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow—direct from Coney Island USA including a fire eater, snake charmer and sword swallower—boardwalk snacks, and more!

At 7 pm listen to a reading of the memoir All That and So Much More, by West Hartford native Bernice Schaefer, who grew up in Brooklyn.

Films:

Facebook event here.

This event is FREE for Hartford residents! And, the first 100 people will each receive one complimentary beer.

Presented with Yelp Hartford and Kinetic Dreams.

First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film and more!

 

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

may-8---teen-night-and-open-mic-flyerJoin us for Teen Night and Open Mic and make art, play games, eat free food, and enjoy performances by teen musicians, poets, actors and more!

Explore our reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries and 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
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.

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

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.

 

 

May
15
Fri
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 15 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Saturday, May 16 at 8 pm

 

May
16
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Friday, May 15 at 8 pm

 

May
17
Sun
Musical Performance: A Coney Island of the Mind
May 17 @ 1:00 pm

West Hartford composer Anthony Cornicello conducts his  jazz-inspired chamber work for voice, small ensemble, and electronics. Composed in 2008, the piece uses six poems from A Coney Island of the Mind by American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Cornicello is Professor of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University. Presented in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

This event is held in the museum’s Aetna Theater, and is free with museum admission.

Sunday Serenades: Copland & Coney Island
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as they perform a musical counterpart to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, including Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Copland’s Two Pieces and Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37. Featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-987-5900.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

May
31
Sun
Hartford Opera Theater: An Embarrassing Position & The Old Maid and the Thief
May 31 @ 3:00 pm

Hartford Opera Theater performs two American operas in our theater: An Embarrassing Position and The Old Maid and the Thief.

For tickets and more info call (860) 578-4393 or visit hartfordoperatheater.com.

 

 

Jun
4
Thu
First Thursday: ¡Viva Peru!
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an homage to the rich culture of Peru with folk music and dance by Inca Son, Peruvian-inspired food, and more!

Mark Bradford / MATRIX 172 opens, with talks by the artist in MATRIX’s Bunce Gallery at 6 pm and 7 pm.

Stay for an 8 pm film, El Elefante Desaparecido (The Vanished Elephant).

Presented in collaboration with APAPRO (Association of Peruvian American Professionals).

First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more!

 

Jun
6
Sat
Echoes of Sinatra: A Celebration of a Man & His Music
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm

This exciting and entertaining production celebrates the life of American icon, Francis Albert Sinatra.

For tickets and more information call (860) 721-0182 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm