This Sunday from 11 – 4 at Wesleyan University’s Beckham Hall, it’s WESU’s spring community record fair and sale! There will be dozens of dealers selling bazillions of Records, CDs, and Tapes from All Genres of Music, plus food truck vendors and Live WESU DJ sets all day!
Saturday at 8 at the BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Harpeth Rising performs original string music that’s been hailed as an Americana sensation. Sunday, Poetry Potluck is an opportunity for people who enjoy poetry to get together to share and discuss their favorite works at 4. For more information about Buttonwood events, go to www.buttonwood.org
Through Sunday, view the talents of seniors in the Wesleyan Art Studio Program during the 3rd week of thesis exhibitions. Featuring Cordelia Blanchard, Luke Erickson, Pok Yan Ho, Aaron Eidman, and Harry Hanson, in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.
Tonight at 7pm at the Crowell Concert hall, there will be a senior music recital by Sean Curtice entitled “Sean Curtice and Composers of 18th-Century Music.” Admission is free and open to the public.
Saturday, Wesleyan University Center for the Arts presents Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero, who evokes the tango sounds of Buenos Aires with his rhythmically vibrant works at 8pm at the Crowell Concert Hall. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Saturday at 2pm, Wesleyan University presents a piano recital featuring the winner and finalists of The Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Piano Competition in the Russell House. Admission is free of charge. Students in the Opera/Oratorio Ensemble at Wesleyan University perform selections from its repertory under the direction of Priscilla Gale on Sunday at 5pm in Crowell Concert Hall. For events on the Wesleyan Campus, plus tickets and directions, go to wesleyan.edu/cfa
This weekend, the Friends of the Library Book Sale returns, from noon to 6 on Friday and Saturday at the Russell Library. Go to russelllibrary.org for more information.
Connecticut’s Jeff Davis and Dan Milner present a special program of Civil War Era songs from the sea, land and homefront at the Branford Folk Music Society on Saturday evening at 8, in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford. Call 203-488-7715 or visit folknotes.org/branfordfolk/
Friday nights at Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge in Middletown, 139 Main St Ext from 7-9 the Vintage Vox Quartet plays music from the “American” songbook. This includes a wide variety of some of the greatest songs ever written.
Friday nights in East Hampton at 70 Main Street, Higher Grounds Coffee House has their weekly open mic. The show starts at 8p. Every Saturday it’s live and local music.
Saturday, famed cuban soul group Sierra Maestra, featuring members of The Buena Vista Social Club, brings infectious dance music to the Roots Music Hall, and Sunday, singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick performs. For more info, call 860 724 4444 or go to rootsmusichartford.com
Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
Tonight at Cinestudio in Hartford, at the early show is the final showing of “The Iron Lady”, Meryl Streep’s Academy Award winning performance as Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. The late show is Jaws. And Saturday beginning at noon, Cinestudio will show the Lord of The Rings trilogy. Sunday marks the beginning of Cinestudio’s weeklong April In Paris Film festival with a matinee showing of The Passion of Joan of Arc and an evening showing of Belle de Jour. Additional showtimes and ticket information can be found at cinestudio.org
There are no films at Real Art Ways this weekend in anticipation of the 2012 Odd Ball gala. For more information, check out realartways.org