Wednesday night at the Buttonwood, Buddhist Film series presents: Project Happiness In this award-winning documentary, youth from three continents interview famous and not so famous people from around the world and gain new perspectives on how to expand happiness and live a meaningful life.
Thursday evening The Andrew and Noah Band brings their improvisation, deep dance grooves and take on the future of American roots music to the Buttonwood stage.
Saturday morning’s at 8:30 Terri Johnson instructs Free community Yoga at the buttonwood tree followed by Annaita Ghandi’s “Aligned with Source” Workshop for Empowerment at 10:30am.
Saturday afternoon at 2pm the Larry Gareau Trio makes for an evening of jazz. At 8pm, Charter Oak Bluegrass takes the stage.
At Café Nine in New Haven tonight, The Harris Brothers Band Balkan Jam Session begins at 7:00 Tomorrow at Cafe Nine, NEW SERIES – BAND ROULETTE: presents Rope, Monster Eats Pilot, Andrew Morgan and Vanil Frappe. Wednesday night at Café funk-rock nomads. Aotearoa take the stage with The Moving Company opening the show. (You pronounce their name like this: Aey-oh-tay-uh-row-uh.). Thursday night at Café Nine hosts a NewHaven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fundraiser featuring the Jovial Crew; w/ Danny Quinn.
Friday, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; w/ Paul Gabriel make for anight of traditional and contemporary blues . Saturday’s Afternoon Jazz Jam is hosted by Tony Dioguardi and Friends this week. Saturday night Manic productions presents Nashville Rock ‘n’ rollers Denney and The Jets; w/ Derek Hoke and Elison Jackson. SUNDAY afternoon DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOLs”50 Shades Of Sketchy” is Where art, alcohol and traditional figure drawing collide. Sunday evening Café nine presents Gringo Starr and the Mountain movers. More online found at www.cafenine.com
Wednesday, it’s Black eyed Sally’s longstanding Blues Jam session hosted with STEVE BALKUN this week. Thursday brings Miss Tess & the Talkbacks to Sally’s for a night of golden era pop and honky tonk. The eight piece Soul of a Man band (complete with booming horn section) takes the stage at Sallys for an evening of soul music Friday night. Saturday night Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers play their retro early electric blues sound at Sally’s. more online at www.blackeyedsallys.com
Friday night at 7:30PM you are invited to an evening of improvised comedy here in Middletown. Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv, Middletown’s Great Make-Believe Society and East Hampton’s The Sticks Improv take to the stage without a script and create scenes based on audience suggestions at Oddfellows Playhouse on Washington St. for info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday night here in Middletown, The Russell Library presents the writing workshop: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences” under the direction of author Elisabeth Petry . This series invites veterans to share their stories in their own voices in Meeting Room 2.Saturday morning the Russell knitters meet and invite you to join them for knitting tips and tricks. All levels of experience are welcome. www.russelllibrary.org
The Rusted Keys, Connecticut’s an acoustic duet, play on the third Sunday morning of every month- beginning at 10:00 a.m.- at Higher Grounds, on Main Street, East Hampton (860-467-6643).
Now Here’s a rundown of cinema off the beaten path here in Central Connecticut:
At Real Art Ways in Hartford through Sunday you can catch “Central Park Five,” for a look at the events leading to the wrongful arrest and conviction of five black and Latino teenagers, accused in 1989 of brutally attacking and raping a Central Park jogger in what became a notorious case. Through Wednesday Real Art Ways is also showing Chasing Ice in which Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about climate change, through his Extreme Ice Survey, discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet..
tonight and tomorrow, Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema, is showing Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to travel, a documentary celebration of the 50-year reign of The Empress of Fashion, Diana Vreeland.
Now here’s a rundown of tonight’s programming on WESU.
At 6pm each week night, Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network provided an evening dose of alternative international news and reporting.
At 630 tonight Michale Benson presents 75% folk.
The music of yesterday’s future, today.
From 12:30-2:30am you can catch a refreshing mix of holiday tunes you are not likely to hear elsewhere thanks to DJ Otto NAtion
at 2:30 am Maximum Rock and Roll Radio features the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rock n roll record collection.
at 3:30am DJ Vegetable Reads Missed Connections. You’ve lost someone. Let’s find them.
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