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Listings for May 3

May 3, 2013

 

The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at The Bushnell in Hartford next Thursday through Sunday.

The Anderson and Roe Piano Duo perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at The Bushnell in Hartford next Thursday through Sunday.

Dining listings

SATURDAY, MAY 4

BRISTOL

‘A RENAISSANCE MASKED BALL.’ Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Be transported to the 16th century while you raise a glass in toast to His Majesty, his Queen, and Royal court. Feast on hearty foods, quaff refreshing libations while minstrels and merry makers entertain. The theme is a “masked ball” to be thrown in honor of the spring season. Wear a mask. If you don’t have a mask, there will be some at the ball for sale. A “Mask Contest” will be held and the winner will receive a prize. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol in Sessions Hall. $25. Children 10 and under $15. No tickets at the door. Call Luisa Gladu (860) 582-8383.

 

PLAINVILLE

ANNUAL HAM DINNER. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Plainville United MethodistChurch. Home baked ham with fresh potatoes and vegetable, assorted breads, dessert. Bake sale as well. Plainville United MethodistChurch, 56 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville. $12 for adults. $6 for children. Free. Reservations suggested. (860) 747-2328.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

OTHER

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO. 12 to 5 p.m., $5 drinks and appetizer. 5 p.m. to close, party. The Scorpion Bar, Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Bouelvard, Mashantucket. TheScorpionBar.com, (860) 312-5201. 21 plus.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 9

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Chicken parmesan or stuffed fish, choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, coffee or tea, and dessert. $8, all inclusive. Second and fourth Thursday of each month.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, MAY 3

OTHER

SINGLES LET’S EAT OUT. 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Social Connections. First and Last Tavern, 220 Main St., Middletown. (860) 582-8229,

 

NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART’S FIRST FRIDAY. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Featuring Theresa Wright and the Distinguished Gentlemen. Puerto Vallarta will be supplying guests with a tasting of their chicken enchiladas and beef burritos along with rice and beans. Bloody Bold will be adding their spicy mix to the drink of the night, margaritas, and Severance Foods will provide organic, kosher, stone-ground tortilla chips. The lobby will feature a trunk show with artist Linda Popper, who makes wearable art from environmentally responsible materials. $10 for members. $15 for non-members. $3 for drink tickets, soda and water are free. New BritainMuseum or American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.org

 

‘GIRL RISING.’ 7:30 p.m. A documentary about the lives of nine girls born into unforgiving circumstances in nine different countries. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. GardeArts.org

 

MAY 3, 4

BRISTOL

SPRING FEST FUNDRAISER. To help Meals for the Needy. Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tag sale, live music, vendors, baked goods, hot dogs, a raffle, and more. Music is Saturday only and begins at 10 a.m. with the Bristol Ukulele Club. 11 a.m. Howie, guitarist for the Rule 62 Band, will play music from the Beatles, and at noon, Christian artist and songwriter Carl D from Farmington. ZionLutheranChurch, 27 Judd St., Bristol. (860) 584-1817.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

BRISTOL

SPRING GREETING CARD MAKING WORKSHOP. 10:30 a.m. Presented by Beth Kanachovski. Make and take two spring greeting cards and learn how to make their own at home. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. (860) 584-7790.

 

ACE AWARDS DINNER. Honoring Richard J. Theriault and the late Frances C. Wilson. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

 

WEST END SOCIAL MIXER. 6 to 9 p.m. Join the West End Association members and officers for an evening of getting to know each other. Free food, drink specials. Share ideas and concerns. Paris Sports Bar, 1 Divinity St., Bristol.

 

PLAINVILLE

GALA ART AND FASHION SHOW. 6 p.m. Enjoy complementary hors d’oeuvres, meet Connecticut fine-artists who will be auctioning signed pieces of their work, and view the most current fashions in business and casual wear in a live fashion show by nationally known famous-makers of woman’s apparel. Sponsored by New Life Fellowship, 1 Northwest Dr., Plainville. Semi-formal event, no casual wear. Dress to impress. Jensens Forest Hill Club House, 250 Redstone St., Southington. $20. Tickets at Miracle Hair Salon, 26 Bristol St., Southington. Benefits the people of the Dominican Republic. Missionaries on hand. (860) 406-1884, (860) 410-0611.

 

OTHER

CT ROLLERGIRLS. 7 p.m. Vs. Death Quads. ConnecticutSportsCenter, 21 South Bradley Rd., Woodbridge. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Under 12 free with accompanying adult. CTRollerDerby.com

 

NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART’S 2013 ART PARTY OF THE YEAR SPRING GALA AND DINNER AUCTION. 6 p.m. Cocktails, live and silent auctions, dining, and dancing. Auction will fature works from Tom Yost, Clinton Deckert, Maurice Sapiro, and Sol LeWitt, as well as trips abroad. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. (860) 229-02577, ext. 223. Lurim@nbmaa.org.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

PEQUABUCK RIVER DUCK RACE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held by the ForestvilleVillage Association and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5,000 rubber ducks will be dumped in the river. Prizes will be awarded. Craft fair, vendors, more. Free. Central Street, Forestville. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each. CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7

BRISTOL

ART AND SOUL. 6 to 8 p.m. Artwork by students and faculty of the Bristol Public Schools. Reception. Bristol Board of Education, 129 Church St., Bristol. Exhibit open during day for May, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email Lorieschner@ci.bristol.ct.us, or call (860) 584-7077 to view show during the day.

 

OTHER

THE TRUTH ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING. 6:30 p.m. With Judge John Caruso and certified financial planner Ednalou Ballard. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

ARTIST ERIC FORSTMANN-LED GALLERY TOUR. 5:30 p.m. He will talk about his work and answer questions. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $7 for museum members and $12 for non-members. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

OTHER

‘WHEN ALL THAT’S LEFT OF ME IS LOVE: AN AUTHOR’S ODE TO HER LATE MOTHER.’ 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org.

 

‘TROUBLE BEGINS AT 5:30.’ 5 p.m., reception. 5:30 p.m., lecture. Noted scholar R. Kent Rasmussen will speak about Mark Twain and his letters from and to his readers. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. (860) 247-0998, MarkTwainHouse.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 9

OTHER

‘THE MAIN EVENT: CULTURAL COCKTAIL HOUR.’ 7:30 p.m. Features wine from Sharpe Hill Vineyard and beer from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company. Butler-McCook House and Garden,396 Main St., Hartford. Free. Suggested food and per drink donation, $5. CTLandMarks.org

 

MAY 9, 16, 23

SOUTHINGTON

BINGO. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Games begin at 6:45 p.m.  St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. (860) 276-9208.

 

MAY 10 to JUNE 7

BRISTOL

‘GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE THIS.’ Solo photo exhibit by local photographer Mike Chaiken. Opening reception on Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit not recommended for those under the age of 18. Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. Tickets to the reception are $7 in advance at Meetup.com/barebones or $10 at the door. Sponsored by Lindsay Vigue Photography.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

BRISTOL

TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade jewelry, make-up, other products on sale to help the St. John’s Youth Group Mission Trip to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Purchase a table for this event. Space is limited. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 919-7669.

 

PLAINVILLE

HOLISTIC FAIR. Sponsored by the Sunflower Bungalow of Southington. 12 to 4 p.m. Assorted vendors including rocks, minerals, organic tea, crafters, jewelers. Benefit for the Plainville Food Pantry. Requested entrance donations include household paper goods, toiletries, non-perishable food items. RockWellsDance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0033. Vendor space available.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FUND RAISER FOR GUNSMOKE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gunsmoke is a baby appaloosa horse who was unable to walk or eat. She had to be brought to the EquineCenter in New York, needing plasma transfers and a low white blood cell count. The bill totaled over $7,000. A young girl is holding a bake sale in Southington at Brookside Pawn, Queen Street, to help raise money for the bill. Tag sale, raffles, hot dogs and soda.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

BRISTOL

THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Walmart, 1400 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

‘GREAT GATSBY’ BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Leave Bristol Commons at 8 a.m. Return at 7 p.m. Held by the Manross Memorial Library, Forestville. $86, includes bus transportation and driver’s gratuity, admission to the Rosecliff Mansion and Marble House (audio guides available) and lunch at the La Forge Casino restaurant. Register now. Seating limited. Payment due within three days of registration. (860) 584-7790.

 

PLAINVILLE

RELAY FOR LIFE OF PLAINVILLE TAG SALE. Multi-family. 174 West Main St., Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Stop and Shop, 597 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

SOUTHINGTON

SWING FORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CT GOLF TOURNAMENT. Hosted by Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Southington. Golfers must register in advance. Entry/ sponsorship opportunities available. (860) 261-7326, info@charitycyclingchallenge.com

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

BRISTOL

THE ENGLISH LADY, MAUREEN HASELEY-JONES. 1 to 2:30 p.m. “How to Create a Beautiful Garden That Flourishes.” Part of the “Garden Earth” lecture series. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790. BristolLib.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

BRISTOL

BROOKLYN BRIDGE GUIDED WALKING TOUR BUS TRIP. Shop D.U.M.B.O. and one hour ride on luxury yacht. Leaves from Judd Street, Bristol. Held by Zion Lutheran Church. $75. (860) 589-7744, sdzionbristol@sbcglobal.net

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

BRISTOL

THE 12TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. (Rain date July 11.) Scramble format with men’s, women’s, and mixed foursomes. $155 per golfer. Benefits scholarships in Soliani’s memory. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 583-6985, gerardl9@att.net, (860) 212-2636.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11

OTHER

PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-4718, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org, PlymouthCTChamber.org

 

JULY 26-29

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. Sponsored by Korean Veterans Association. Visit attractions and landmarks, tour of monuments, Smithsonian Museum, Marine Barracks Program, Arlington Cemetery, Air and Space Museum, new Pentagon Memorial, downtown Washington D.C. Staying at Clarion Hotel, 6400 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md. 20745. Seven seats still available. Single occupancy, $525, double occupancy, $450. Contact Robert Barnet, 105 Jerome Ave., Bristol, (860) 582-3356 for more information.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. If interested, contacted nbhsclassof77@yahoo.com

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Plainville. (860) 747-6867. plvchamber@snet.net

 

SEPT. 27-28

OTHER

COMBINED REUNION OF 1963 GRADUATES OF ALL NEW BRITAIN SCHOOLS. Pat Wysocki Anderson, (860) 229-4536, Jane Reynolds Pallokat, (860) 485-1501. nbhs_phs1063@yahoo.com

 

NOW thru MAY 31

BRISTOL

WIDE SELECTION OF SPRING PLANTS. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays in May. Geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, hanging baskets, plus flats of annuals and vegetable plants. The Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

NOW thru MAY 31

BRISTOL

HAPPINESS IS… AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY THE FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTISTS. Phyllis R. Bailley, Barbara Scott, Zofia Soto, and Agnes Wong. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ Guest curated by Strickland Vintage Watches of Tampa, Fla. Celebration of the timepieces produced in the Art Deco era. Includes 25 watches from the 1920s to 30s, as well as advertisements from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

NOW thru MAY 31

SOUTHINGTON

ART EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT THE ORCHARDS. Cheshire residents Ann O’Brien, Maria Colacrai, and Rita Sarris. The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Gallery is run by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

NOW thru MAY 9

OTHER

‘A HOME OF ONE’S OWN.’ Exhibitions by CentralConnecticutStateUniversity students and faculty in conjunction with the University Museum Collaborative. Community Central Gallery, 117 West Main St., New Britain. Mondays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday by appointment. Downtown District Gallery, 66 West Main St., New Britain, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

NOW thru JUNE 2

OTHER

‘A JOINT VENTURE: THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS AND KATHRYN COX.’ An exhibit of 28 works of art ranging from paintings, watercolors, and pastels to bronze sculpture and porcelain and glass objects. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org, (860) 229-0257.

 

NOW THRU MAY 12

OTHER

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND HIS WORLD. Museum hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Toulouse-Lautrec collection is housed at the HerakleidonMuseum in Athens, Greece and traveling outside of Europe for the first time. At the center of the exhibit is a collection of 150 rare works on paper by Toulouse-Lautrec. New BritainMuseum American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Admission is $12, senior citizens for $10, students for $8, children under 12 free. Free admission from 10 a.m .to noon Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

ONGOING

OTHER

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES. Available by appointment. Learn to search the internet, set up an email account and use Word. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, ext. 2.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE LESSONS. Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. No partner needed. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Judd Lane, Southington. $5 per person. dance@caddyranch.com

 

BRISTOL

MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING WORKSHOPS.Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. For schedule, go to BristolLib.com

 

BINGO. Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. First ball called at 6:45 p.m. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.

 

BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

CARD NIGHT. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

CENTER-LEFT-RIGHT. Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

SET BACK. Thursdays at 7 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

MUSIC AND KARAOKE. Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. No cover

 

PLAINVILLE

FREE MEAL, ‘FOOD FOR FRIENDS.’ Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 115 West Main St., Plainville.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 33. Returning veterans are invited to support this organization. 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-9074.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, MAY 3

BRISTOL

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. Classic rock. Bleachers, Middle Street, Bristol.

 

THE ROCKIN’ HEARTBEATS. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

PLAINVILLE

ALL TIME HIGH. Firehouse Bar and Grille, 54 West Main St., Plainville.

 

OTHER

DUSTIN LYNCH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21-plus. MoheganSun.com

 

SHINEDOWN. With Bush and Airbourne. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $35. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

DAN HICKS AND THE HOT LICKS. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $45, $60. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

OTHER

JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21-plus. MoheganSun.com

 

BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. $95, and $75. MoheganSun.com

 

BRISTOL

CARRIE JOHNSON. 6:30 p.m., light hors d’oeuvres. 7 p.m., concert. Benefit for the First Congregational Church’s Philippines Mission Fund that supports the educational dreams of children in extreme poverty. First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. $15 at the door. KVillanti@aol.com.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

SOUTHINGTON

THE SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE. 3 p.m. Vivaldi’s Gloria and A Gershwin Portrait. The FirstLutheranChurch, 232 Bristol St., Southington. Free, but free will donations accepted. (860) 621-2837.

 

OTHER

THE HIT MEN. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21-plus. MoheganSun.com

 

GIRL HOWDY.  5 to 8 p.m. Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford. No cover but donations suggested.

 

THE TENORS. 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Bushnell.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 6

BRISTOL

BEER PONG WITH LISA F’NK. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

RICK K AND THE ALLNIGHTERS. Noon and 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Mohegan’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH JENNI B. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

LITTLEWOLF. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

BRISTOL

MUG NIGHT WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

ROCK AND SOUL REVUE. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE. 7:30 p.m. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $66.50. (203) 346-2000, PalaceTheaterCT.org

 

THURSDAY, MAY 9

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH BRENDAN DONAHUE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

RUSH. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $96 and $76. MoheganSun.com

 

THE WANDAS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Rhapsody in Blue.’ With the Anderson and Roe Piano Duo. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35.50 to $70.50. HartfordSymphony.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 13

BRISTOL

DIVISI. CentralConnecticutStateUniversity’s male a capella group. 7:30 p.m. BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. No admission charge. Free will offering accepted.

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9 p.m. to close. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS. Live with Lauren. 9 p.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

KARAOKE AND DJ MUSIC. Every Friday 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

KARAOKE AND DJ MUSIC. Saturdays, 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

KARAOKE/ DANCE PARTY DJ/ FREE POOL ALL NIGHT. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays. Full food menu each night. Thursdays no cover. Fridays no cover till 8 p.m. and trivia at 8 p.m. Saturdays dance lessons at 7 p.m. Illusions Dance Club and Restaurant and Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. IllusionsDanceClub.com

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, MAY 3

BRISTOL

‘TWIRL THE WORLD.’ 7 p.m. Presented by Sandy’s Baton Studio. Performances to musical selections from around the world, presentation of the Roberta Barr Ellsworth Memorial Scholarship, and other awards will be presented. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Public invited. (860) 589-6171.

 

OTHER

CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA. 8 p.m. “Don Giovanni.” Trinity-on-MainArtsCenter, New Britain. TheVirtuosi.org

 

BIG ANG RAIOLA. The star of VH1’s “Mob Wives.” Live question and answer, 8:30 p.m. Free signing, 9 p.m. The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Participants must have a bracelet in order to gain entry into the singing line. MoheganSun.com

 

GOOD VS. EVIL: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN AND ERIC RIPERT. 7:30 p.m. Internationally renowned chefs, authors and television hosts. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $42.50, $60. (860) 987-5900, Bushnell.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

OTHER

RONNIE SPECTOR’S ‘BEYOND THE BEEHIVE.’ 8 p.m., Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $37, $50, and $72. 41BridgeStreet.com

 

PLAINVILLE

KANDIE CARLE, THE VICTORIAN LADY. 1 to 4 p.m. Carle will share insights into fashion ad lifestyle of the Civil War period. Tickets may be reserved by call the PlainvilleHistoricCenter, (860) 747-6577. Leave name, number, and number of tickets. $20. Advance only. No tickets at the door.

 

MAY 4 to 11

PLAINVILLE

‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Presented by the Plainville Choral Society. Saturday, May 4, Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. Tickets available at Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shop, JP Jewelers, PlainvilleSeniorCenter, Irene’s Culinary in Forestville, and Saint’s Restaurant in Southington. (860) 747-5695, PCSMusic.org

 

MAY 7 to 12

OTHER

‘LOOPED.’ Starring Stefanie Powers. About legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $35. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

OTHER

AARON FREEMAN. Former lead singer of Ween. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $35. BridgeStreet.Live.com

 

MAY 9-11

OTHER

DONNELL RAWLINGS. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

NOW thru MAY 12

OTHER

‘GUYS AND DOLLS.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23 for adults, $19.50 for seniors and students. LandMarkCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 283-6250.

 

NOW thru MAY 4

OTHER

COMEDIAN JON DORE. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 day of the show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru MAY 4

SOUTHINGTON

‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Amanda Savio Guay, produced by Peter E. Pristic and Heidi Bass Lambert. DePaoloMiddle School, 385 Pleasant St., Southington. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets at Just For You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden-Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington. SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 543-3865.

 

NOW thru MAY 4

BRISTOL

‘GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S PIRATES OF PENZANCE.’ Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Bristol Eastern Theatre Arts. Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St., Bristol. $8 for students, staff, and seniors, and $10 for general admission. Tickets at the door or by calling (860) 584-7876 ext. 227.

 

NOW thru MAY 18

OTHER

‘RIDING THE TURNPIKE.’ Performed by the HartBeat Ensemble. A theatrical piece that explorers the variations and definitions of trafficked women, survival sex workers, and volunteer sex workers. The Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

 

NOW thru MAY 5

OTHER

THE MOUNTAINTOP. A play. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50 general admission, $35 senior discount and Saturday matinees, center reserved service charge, add $13, college-age student rush with ID, $17. (860) 527-7838. TheaterWorksHartford.org

 

Senior listings

MAY 28-30

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO THE SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRES IN LANCASTER, PENN. Sponsored by the BristolSeniorCenter. Stay two nights in the Cork Factory Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel. Highlights include horse drawn carriage ride through the back roads of authentic Amish Farms, behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Theatre, reserved seats at the Sight and Sound Theatres to watch “Noah” on a 300-foot stage, also take a visit to a private Amish farm and home. Includes deluxe motor coach, two nights at hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing. For prices, contact June McCarthy at the BristolSeniorCenter at (860) 584-7895.

 

Meeting listings

MONDAY, MAY 29

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. RelayforLife.org/plainvillect

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON, PLAINVILLE, BRISTOL

MOMS CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. The group is for stay-at-home moms who are residents of Southington, Plantsville, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, New Britain, or Kensington. If you are interested in joining or finding out more, contact southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com or call: (860) 385-1331

 

BRISTOL

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF BRISTOL. Second Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oasis Diner, Pine Street, Bristol.

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE ROTARY CLUB. Mondays at 12:15 p.m. J. Timothy’s Restaurant, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. PlainvilleCTRotary.org.

 

Kids listings

SUNDAY, MAY 5

BRISTOL

MOTHER/ DAUGHTER TEA. 2 p.m. Held by The Guild of the Blessed Sacrament of the Church of St. Matthew in Forestville. 2 p.m. Light refreshments. The American Girl Doll storyteller will speak. St.MatthewSchool gym, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. $5. Tickets at the door. All invited to attend. Further information, Karen Paul at (860) 583-8615.

 

GIRL SCOUTS OF CONNECTICUT OPEN HOUSE EVENT AT CAMP CARLSON IN BRISTOL. 1 to 4 p.m. For girls entering grades 1 to 12. CampCarlson, 400 Willis St., Bristol. Gsofct.org, 1-800-922-2770, ext. 3313, camp@gsofct.org

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

OTHER

LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY PAGEANT. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Register by Friday, May 17. Petite Miss Strawberry, 18 months to 3 years; Little Miss Strawberry, 4 to 6 years; Miss Strawberry, 7 to 9 p.m. Entry fee is $45 and includes a t-shirt, one free hot dog or hamburger and small strawberry shortcake. Winners receive a crown and sash. Winner rides in car show parade. New HorizonsVillage, Bliss Road, Farmington. Register at NewHorizonsInc.org/eventssports.html. (860) 673-8893.

 

JULY 15-26

OTHER

YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER PREPARATORY PROGRAM. Every day from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. with final performance on last day of class. Introduction course to prepare young actors. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $650 per student. Food will not be provided. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE

MOM’S CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON STORYTIME. Third Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol in the children’s department.

 

Health listings

SATURDAY, MAY 4

SOUTHINGTON

BLOOM FOR BOSTON. Full day of Community, Yoga, Food, and Fun. Benefit for the people affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Minimum donation of $20 for a full day of yoga classes. Donations taken at the door, but register in advance at BloomYogaFitness.com. Cash or checks only. Make checks payable to One Fund Boston, LLC. Bloom Yoga Fitness Studios, 92 North Summit St., Southington. (860) 620-4530.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7

BRISTOL

COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR SCHOOL-AGE CHILD. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Part of the “School Age Development and Discipline Series.” Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Funded by grants from the Main Street Foundation and the Petit Family Foundation. Part of a five series program that runs through June 4. All five-parts are $14 for parents and $19 for childcare providers. Individual classes are $3 for parents and $4 for child care providers. Scholarships and a sliding scale fee are available for low income families. Pre-register. (860) 585-3481, cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14

BRISTOL

SKIN CANCER SCREEN. For Bristol and Burlington residents only. 1 to 3 p.m. Held by the Bristol-Burlington Health District. DouglasBealsSeniorCenter, in the wellness clinic, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Sleeveless shirts and shorts recommended. Free. (860) 584-7682.

 

 

 

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