Listings for Nov. 8

 

The Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble performs Monday at the Prospect United Methodist Church.

The Bristol Brass and Wind Ensemble performs Monday at the Prospect United Methodist Church.

 

Kandie Carle performs a piece about the Gilded Age at Prospect United Methodist Church in Bristol on Saturday.

Kandie Carle performs a piece about the Gilded Age at Prospect United Methodist Church in Bristol on Saturday.

 

Maurice Sendak is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art, which opens Saturday.

Maurice Sendak is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art, which opens Saturday.

Music listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

BRISTOL

DUDE YOUR MOM CALLED. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. No cover charge. (860) 516-4601.

 

THE NORTHSTAR SESSION. 9 p.m. Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol. No cover. BarleyVineCT.com, (860) 589-0239.

 

SPIRIT SHAKER. :9:30 p.m. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

GEOFF MULDAUR. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $24, $34. 41BridgeStreet.com, (8600 693-9762.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

OTHER

FROM OPERA TO PIANO. Presented by the CT Chopin Society. 5:15 p.m. Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Hartford. 63 Popileluszko Ct., Hartford.

 

DJ COSTA’S HOUSE PARTY. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. SHRINE Nightclub, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Women admitted free till 10 p.m., $20 after. $20 cover for men after 9 p.m. ShrineFoxwoods.com. For VIP, call (860) 312-8760, VIP@ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE WIND ENSEMBLE NINTH ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT. 2 p.m. Director Chris Dresko. Concert will benefit the local Marine’s “Tots for Tots” program with Marines from the Naval and Marine Center of Plainville, Sea Cadets, Hardware City Detachment Marine Corps League and members of theVeteran’s Affairs of Central Connecticut State University at the door to collect new toys. Toys are needed for ages infants to teens. Welte Hall of CentralConnecticutStateUniversity at 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. PlainvilleWindEnsemble.com

 

MONDAY, NOV. 11

BRISTOL

A VETERANS DAY SALUTE CONCERT BY BRISTOL BRASS AND WIND ENSEMBLE. 6 p.m. Directed by Richard Theriault. Singer Blaise Tramazzo as well  as Dave Carlson and Liz Wilson. The Greater Bristol Veterans Council will participate and supply a color guard. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. (860) 584-5112, BBandWE.org

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

BRISTOL

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

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH PETE AND GARY PATRONE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol.

 

OTHER

PIANIST JOHN BRIGHENTI AND VOCALIST GAIL LUMPKIN. 7 p.m. Tribute to Cole Porter. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington Register. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

OTHER

CARBON LEAF. The Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. www.MoheganSun.com

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

SOUTHINGTON

ELISABETH VON TRAPP. 7 p.m. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Free will offering. StPaulsConcert@gmail.com.

 

NOW thru NOV. 10

OTHER

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Masterwork series: Beethoven and Bernstein. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. The BushnellCenter for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $35.50 to $70.50. HartfordSymphony.org, (860) 244-2999.

 

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. Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. (18 and up to sing), Fridays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up), Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21 and up). All genres of music, full service bar/ restaurant. Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. (203) 879-4785.

 

Health listings

Dining listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

BRISTOL

7TH ANNUAL OM PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. Sponsored by The Older Members Association of the Boys and Girls Club and FamilyCenter of Bristol. 5 to 7 p.m. Pasta, meatballs, chicken, salad, bread, dessert from Greer’s Chicken. Held at Giamatti Little LeagueBaseballCenter, 335 Mix St., Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Available at the front desk of the Boys and Club and FamilyCenter, 105 Laurel St., Bristol and on-line at OlderMembers.com. Limited tickets at the door. Proceeds directly support youth programs and the club. (860) 540-3112.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

BRISTOL

ANNUAL PORK ROAST SUPPER. 5:30 p.m. Sliced roasted pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, butternut squash, cole slaw, peas and apple crisp for dessert. $12 for adults, $5 for children under 5. Take out orders available. Asbury United MethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

SOUTHINGTON

FALL BIG BREAKFAST BUFFET. Held by The Unico Club of Southington to benefit Unico Charities. 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. All you can eat eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, hash browns, toast, bagels, muffins, coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. $7. Children under 12 and seniors $5. Tickets on sale at Fasulo and Albini, CPAs, Calendar House, and from any Unico member. Southington Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. (860) 621-5494.

 

OTHER

‘FALL FESTIVAL.’ 1 to 4 p.m. Sample more than 25 varieties of seasonal beers, with GooseIsland, Shock Top, Shipyard, Gray Sail, Hooker, Red Hook, Kidmer, Konah, Mystic Pail Ale, Blue Point and others. Four chefs will also participate in a contest, each preparing a dish that must incorporate beer as a main ingredient. Guests can sample the dishes and vote on their favorites. High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounges, Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket. $35. HighRollersFoxwoods.com, (860) 312-2695.

 

BRISTOL

FLAPJACK FUND RAISER. 8 to 10 a.m. Benefits Shepard Meadows Therapeutic RidingCenter. Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $8. www.ShepardMeadows.org

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

PLAINVILLE

FUN RAISER AT MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL FOR PLAINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT GRADUATION. 5 to 9 p.m. 15 percent of what is brought in by those armed with this notice or who mention the flyer will go toward Project Graduation. Moe’s Southignton, 720 Queen St., Southington. (860) 276-9532. Moes.com

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Roast turkey, stuffed fish, choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, coffee or tea and dessert. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8 per person, all inclusive. Call ahead (860) 583-3350 for fish.

 

NOV. 23, 24

BRISTOL

BABKA SALE. Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday after all masses. Babkas, angel wings cookies, Polish doughnuts, apple cake, poppy seed roll. More. St. Stanislaus Church hall, 510 West St., Bristol.

 

ONGOING

OTHER

STEAK DINNERS. 5 to 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month through December. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. $15 for steak and $13 for hamburger steak. (860) 223-9306.

 

NOV. 10, DEC. 8

BRISTOL

FREE HEALTH AND DENTAL SCREENINGS. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Services provided in partnership with FaithCare, a non-denominational Christian organization that’s mission is to bring health, hope, and healing, to and through the health care community, providing transformational love locally and internationally. Dental screening and education, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol screenings and education and the opportunity to see a nurse practitioner. All services confidential and provided by professionals. During the November health screening, there will be someone available from the Department of Social Services to assist anyone in applying for state insurance, Medicare savings programs, food stamps, and provide contact information for the affordable care insurances (Obamacare). All are welcome but the target population is the under and uninsured. HillsideCommunityChurch, 435 Broad St., Bristol. (860) 839-7398.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

BRISTOL

VETERANS’ FORUM: HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND COPE WITH PTSD. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Panel discussion to help veterans and family recognize and be aware of health issues that can occur with reintegration, with a focus on the warning signs of PTSD and depression. The panel will include recently returned veterans, family members, and counselors. Intended for veterans, service members, and families. Bristol Public Library, Meeting Room 2, 99 Main St., Bristol. RSVP by Nov. 14. (860) 584-6258, (860) 584-6257.

 

Support group listings

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No need to register. All are welcome. Connecticutoa.org, (860) 218-8550.

 

BRISTOL

OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Saturdays at 11 a.m. BristolHospital Small Dining Room, Brewster Road, Bristol. All are welcome. (203) 755-8922.

 

AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s LutheranChurch, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Wheelchair accessible, off-street handicapped accessible. CTFightsMS.org, 1-800-FIGHT MS.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. There is a dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $4 and all adults are welcome. (860) 582-3995.

 

AL-ANON MEETING – 7 p.m. every Friday at Bristol Recovery Club, 67 West St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. (888) 825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING – 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING – For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. 7 p.m. every Monday, United MethodistChurch, 56 Redstone Rd., Plainville. 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St. www.ct-al-anon.org (888) 825-2666.

 

AL-ANON MEETING – 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING- 8 p.m. every Friday night at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1025 Stafford Ave. Has someone else’s drinking affected your life? No charge to attend.

 

PLAINVILLE

AL-ANON MEETING. For families and friends in different locations throughout the week. 10 a.m., Mondays at Plainville Congregational Church, 130 Main St., (Route 372), Plainville. Mondays at 7 p.m., United MethodistChurch of Plainville, 55 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville and Fridays at 7 p.m., Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Route 177. ct-al-anon.org, 888-825-2666.

 

PLAINVILLE MS SUPPORT GROUP. 7 to 9 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-9589. CTFightsMS.org

 

OTHER

GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING. A support group for families or individuals who had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. The last Thursday or each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Beacon Falls Congregational Church, 69 Wolfe Ave., Beacon Falls. GraspValleyCt@aol.com, GraspValleyCt@att.net, (203) 231-6705, (203) 305-98-9. Pre-registration required. Grasphelp.org.

 

Holiday listings

NOV. 8, 9

PLAINVILLE

CRAFTERS WANTED. OUR LADY OF MERCY CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE. Friday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our Lady of MercyChurch, 19 S. Canal St., Plainville. Admission $1. (860)747-6825.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

OTHER

HOLIDAY FAIR AND LUNCHEON. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday decorations, knitted items, quilt raffle and drawing, baked goods, homemade fudge, handmade goodies, more. Harwinton Congregational Church, 1 Burlington Rd., corner of North Road, Harwinton. (860) 485-0370, (860) 485-9308, ptsjhs@snet.net

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

GLORIA DEI HOLIDAY FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, handmade quilts, baked goods, attic treasurers, books, plants, homemade apple pies, lunch. No vendors. Proceeds go to charity. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. (860) 620-4166.

 

NOV. 22, 23

BRISTOL

ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Auctioneers gallery, cookie jar, country bakery, Grandma’s Attic and Potters Shed, Ye Old Craft Shop, Peddlar’s Grille, homemade apple pies, local crafters, vendors. AsburyMethodistChurch, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 584-0529.

 

NOV. 30, DEC. 1

BRISTOL

THE ANNUAL ST. GREGORY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 40 crafters, bake sale, basket raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Santa will be available for photographs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Gregory Church, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. No admission fee. (860) 584-8050.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

PLAINVILLE

ANNUAL SLEIGH BELLS CRAFT FAIR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, homemade bakery items, handcrafted items. Vendor spots available. Plainville United MethodistChurch, 56 Redstone Hill Rd., Plainville. (860) 747-2328.

 

BRISTOL

ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL’S ANNUAL CRAFT/ VENDOR SHOW. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors needed. St.MatthewSchool, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. (860) 583-5214.

 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters needed. $25 for one table, $40 for two. Deadline is Nov. 16. St. AnnChurch, 214 West St., Bristol. (860) 261-5071.

 

SOUTHINGTON

EIGHTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday and general handcrafted items. Café will have continental breakfast, chowder, soup, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Proceeds donated to Southington Fuel Bank. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.

 

Kids listings

NOV. 8-10

OTHER

‘SUPER DUCK.’ Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The tale of the Ugly Duckling is told with a super-hero and an action-packed twist. It stars children ages 5 through 9 from New Britain, Avon, Bristol, East Hampton, Middletown, Plainville, Southington, and West Hartford. Appropriate for all ages. Stockman Hall, Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. $8 for adults and $6 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

BRISTOL

LEAF RUBBING AND SPIDER COOKIES. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will use a variety of leaves and different sizes of paper to create a picture. Discussions about texture, color, and the season of fall. After, participants will make spider cookies, chocolate cookies filled with either frosting or peanut butter and pretzels for legs. Parent or guardian supervision is required. Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. $10 for the first child, and $6 for each additional. No registration necessary.

 

TAILS OF JOY. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age invited to read to the Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Child may sign-up for 15 minute session, one child per session. Also a “Make and Take” dog craft project. No cost but registration is required since spots are limited. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

BRISTOL

BOOK CHARM NECKLACES. 2:45 to 4 p.m. Create necklaces featuring the covers of your favorite books. For teens enter grades 7 to 12. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

OTHER

TEEN WEDNESDAY GAME NIGHT. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Risk, D&D, Xbox, Wii. Open to all teens entering grades 7 to 12. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

BRISTOL

16TH ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL CONTEST. Sponsored by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with event beginning at 10 a.m. Parent/ child duos compete in a basketball foul shooting contest for a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Divisions are 8/9, 10/11, 12/13. Other prizes available. Chippens Hill Middle School, Minor Road, Bristol. Free. Pre-register www.BristolRec.com. (860) 584-6160. Adult and child should register. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

NOW thru NOV. 21

OTHER

WONDERFUL ONES. Mondays Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays Nov. 14, 21 at 10:45 p.m. Books, fingerplays and music and movement. For 12 to 24 months. No registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington.

 

NOW thru NOV. 19

OTHER

TERRIFIC TWOS ON TUESDAYS. 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington FarmingtonLibraries.org.

 

NOW thru NOV. 19

OTHER

2 ½ to 3. 9:30 to 1:15 p.m., on Tuesdays. Registration required. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington FarmingtonLibraries.org.

 

Seniors listings

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

OTHER

FRIENDSHIP CLUB. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy transportation, activities, meals, exercise, more. MulberryGardens at MarianHeightsAdultDayCenter, 314 Osgood Ave., New Britain. (860) 357-4264.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

OTHER

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 to 11 a.m. Stop and Shop, 1309 CorbinAve., New Britain.

 

PLAINVILLE

IS IT MORE THAN THE BLUES PROGRAM. 10 a.m. Donna Demanarig from CommunityHealthCenter will discuss symptoms of depression, how to distinguish between “normal” depression and clinic depression, and will provide individuals resources to help treat depression systems. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

OTHER

HOLIDAY BLUES LUNCH AND LEARN. 12 to 1 p.m. Joshua Russman from VNA Healthcare. Complementary lunch. The Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain. RSVP. (860) 224-5278.

 

PLAINVILLE

NUTRITION AND YOUR JOINTS TALK. 10 a.m. Miles Everett, RD RN CDE, will discuss how certain eating habits and choices may be affecting joint health and mobilitiy, as well as which supplements may be beneficial. No fee. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728. Register by Nov. 12.

 

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB. 1:30 p.m. Learn the game and become a member. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org. (860) 628-5656.

 

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. Mondays, 12:45 p.m. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $8 per person, per week, and includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Open to bowlers of all abilities. Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, (860) 747-2918.

 

Performance listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

OTHER

JOHN MULANEY. Presented by Comix at Foxwoods. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $37.50, $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOV. 8 to 17

OTHER

‘FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Arts Center Theater, Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $20 for adults. $17 for seniors and students. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org. (860) 283-6250.

 

NOV. 8 to 30

OTHER

‘THE 39 STEPS.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. The Clockwork Repertory Theatre, 133 Main St., Oakville. $19. (860) 274-7247.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

BRISTOL

GILDED AGE PROGRAM. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Kandie Carle will perform a program on the Gilded Age, the 1890s. Sponsored by the Prospect (UnitedMethodistChurch) History Committee for historic preservation projects and Prospect’s history. Carle dresses in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing, and accessories. She adds humor, history, and anecdotes about the era. The program was selected because the current sanctuary was completed during the 1890s. Luncheon will precede the program. ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch, the sanctuary, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $15 for lunch and program. Tickets available after the 10 a.m. service from members of the History Committee and through the Church Office. Tickets must be obtained in advance. Open to the public.

 

2ND ANNUAL ST. PHILIP HOUSE COMEDY NIGHT. Hosted by comedian Howie Mason. 7 p.m. Benefit for St. Philip House of Plainville. Three comedians, cocktail hour, Italian buffet, cheese bar, 50/50 drawing. Nuchies, 164 Central St., Bristol. StPhilipHouse.org

 

OTHER

’50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL.’ Parody of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” 8 p.m. GardeArtsCenter, 325 State St., New London. $39 to $52. (860) 444-7373, ext. 1, GardeArts.org

 

JIM BREUR. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30, $40, and $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

OTHER

‘FUNNY, FEMINIST, FEARLESS.’ A night of witty and topical conversation with comedian Sandra Bernhard and former head writer of “The Daily Show” Lizz Winstead. 7 p.m. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Ct., Westport. Open to the public. www.WestportPlayhouse.org, (203) 752-2813.

 

NOV. 14-16

OTHER

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP, add $10 to each day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW. Adult comedy. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show time. Cash bar, bring your own snacks. After, DJ will spin dance tunes. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North Main St., Bristol. $20. BrownPaperTickets.com, search Dan La Rosa.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

BRISTOL

‘PEACE ON EARTH.’ The 10th annual Holiday Showcase of Stars. 7 p.m. St. PaulCatholicHigh School, Bristol. (860) 585-6039, (860) 589-5692, (860) 585-6748.

 

NOW thru NOV. 9

OTHER

EDDIE PEPITONE. Thursday, Friday, and 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 on the day of the show. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru NOV. 17

OTHER

‘MRS. MANNERLY.’ Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Weekend matinees, 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. $50, $40 for general admission. Senior discount on Saturday matinees, $35. Center reserved service charge, add $15. College age student rush with ID, $15. Talk Back Tuesdays, Nov. 12. (860) 527-7838.

 

NOW thru DEC. 7

OTHER

‘A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, Route 9 and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. Show is presented cabaret-style. Patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them. Dessert bar has treats to buy. CTCabaret.com, (860) 829-1248.

 

NOW

OTHER

AUDITIONS FOR CONNECTICUT CABARET THEATER. Men and women ages 18 to 45. Shows include “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “The Great American Trailer Park the Musical,” and “The Nerd.” Connecticut Cabaret Theater, Route 9 and the Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. By appointment. (860) 829-1248.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

BRISTOL

VETERANS’ COFFEE SOCIAL. 9 a.m. Area veterans will be honored. Program hosted by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Montgomery. Sign the Veteran’s Roll of Honor. Refreshments. No charge but registration requested. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

 

OTHER

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Tuscany Grill, 120 College St., Middletown. No charge. (860) 582-8229.

 

NOV. 8, 9

OTHER

‘DESIGNER DIVA.’ 8 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Fashionphile will buy and sell gently used Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and Hermes bags. Mohegan Sun’s Convention Center, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

BRISTOL

FUND RAISING CASINO TRIP TO MOHEGAN SUN. Sponsored by the Bristol Exchange Club. Leave Bristol Eastern’s front parking lot, King Street, Bristol. Leave casino at 10 p.m. and arrive back in town at 11:15 p.m. $30 per person, includes $15 meal voucher, $15 bet voucher. Proceeds fund city Exchange Club programs such as scholarships and support of a variety of other local nonprofit groups. (860) 604-6095, bristolexchangeclub@hotmail.com

 

SOUTHINGTON

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH AUCTION. Items displayed from 6 to 7 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. $5, includes beverage, desserts, and one raffle ticket. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.

 

PLAINVILLE

FUND RAISER BUS TRIP TO PALISADES CENTER MALL, WEST NYACK, N.Y. Hosted by QueenAnnNzingaCenter. Fund raiser for the Children’s Community Education initiative. Leave at 8 a.m. from Trinity-on-Main, 19 Chestnut St., New Britain. Boarding at 7:30 a.m. Light breakfast on bus. Return to Trinity-on-Main at 6 p.m. $40 per person. (860) 881-7801, (860) 747-2259, (860) 593-9260.

 

OTHER

‘WINNING AUTHORS.’ 4 p.m., live discussion. 5 p.m., book signing. Author Mary Kay Andrews. Discussion in The Cabaret Theater, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. MoheganSun.com

 

BIRDIE BASH 2013: AN ENTERTAINING EDUCATIONAL DAY FOR BIRD FANS. Sponsored by The Parrot Club. Parrot Wizard Michael Sazhin and his trained parrots Kili and Truman will headline. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Dr., EastHartford. Open to the public. $5 admission for adults. Free for children under 12. Non-members may not bring birds to the event. TheParrotClub.org

 

PSYCHIC MEDIUM SYDNEY SHERMAN. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discussion of her book, “You Are Not Alone.” Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Advance registration. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

NOV. 9-FEB. 9, 2014

OTHER

‘MAURICE SENDAK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. A touring exhibition commemorating the work of American illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak. Features about 70 select works by the 30-year resident of Connecticut. Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m., dinner, reservations required). New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 museum admission for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 10

OTHER

THE ANNUAL JOINT TRAIN SHOW. Held by the XavierHigh School Model Railroad Club and the New Haven Society of Model Engineers. Railroad layouts. Vendors. XavierHigh School, 181 Randolph Rd., Middletown. Adults, $6. Seniors and students, $5. Children 5 to 12, $1. Under 5 free.

 

‘BOTANICAL TYRANNY: DRAWINGS BY JANE RAINWATER.’ Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 17. MarkTwainHouseMuseumCenter, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. MarkTwainHouse.org. (860) 247-0998.

 

BRISTOL

RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY WILL BE DISCUSSED. 2 p.m. Mary Forcier will present her vast collection. A storybook reading and a craft is included. Part of the programming associated with the exhibit, “Dolls: No Ordinary Playthings,” which runs until Dec. 31. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. TheCarouselMuseum.org, (860) 585-5411.

 

MONDAY, NOV. 11

BRISTOL

DENNIS MALONE AQUATICS CENTER GIVES THANKS TO VETERANS. Park and Recreation Department offers free dally admission to any public swim time for veterans and their families as a way of saying thank you. Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, 325 Mix St., next to Edgewood Elementary School, Bristol. For available swim times, go to BristolRec.com. (860) 584-3837, jessiepetroka@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

VETERAN’S DAY WORSHIP SERVICE. 10:15 a.m. ZionLutheranChurch, 27 Judd St., Bristol. All are welcome. (860) 589-7744.

 

OTHER

7TH ANNUAL KRISTALLNACHT LECTURE. With Dr. Leon Chameides. 10 a.m. Chameides will share his family experiences through World War II, fleeing home, and being hidden as a child in a Ukrainian monastery. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Pre-register. (860) 673-6791.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 12

PLAINVILLE

TELLABRATION: A CELEBRATION OF THE ORAL TRADITION. 1 p.m. Storytelling event made up of dozens of storytelling happenings all over the world. Intended to introduce adults as well as children to the pleasures of the oral art of storytelling. Ann Shapiro, executive director of the CT Storytelling Center, will tell multicultural folk tales and sing folk tales. Register. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-5728. ConnStoryCenter.org/tellabration.htm, (860) 439-2764.

 

AUTHOR RANDY KAYE. 7 p.m. Discussion of her new book, “Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope.” An account of her son’s battle with schizophrenia. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. (860) 793-1446.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13

OTHER

‘SACRED PAUSING: MEETING GOD IN THE RHYTHM OF OUR DAYS.’ Presented by Annemarie O’Connor. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Our Lady of CalvaryRetreatCenter, 31 Colton St., Farmington. $25 offering for the day program, which includes lunch, or $15 for the evening program. Open to women and men. Advance registration is appreciated. (860) 677-8519, OurLadyofCalvary.com

 

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Levin, Bengston and Smith, P.C., 20 Waterside Dr., Suite 101, Farmington. Register. www.CentralCTChambers.org

 

‘THE TROUBLE BEGINS AT 5:30.’ Steve Courtney will speak about “Joe Twichel’s Civil War.” 5:30 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. MarkTwainHouse.org, 1-800-247-0998.

 

BRISTOL

BOOK DISCUSSION ABOUT ‘THE BOOK THIEF.’ 1:30 p.m. No registration is required. Copies available at Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol or Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Farmington. Discussion at the Bristol Public Library. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO FOXWOODS CASINO. Sponsored by AARP Chapter 4146. Call Sally for information and reservations. (860) 747-1732.

 

4TH ANNUAL TIP A MAN IN UNIFORM. Hosted by “Women in Motion” Committee of Plainville Chamber of Commerce. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy dinner served by local men in uniform, the fire department, military men. Tip them to sing or dance, get a cup of coffee, etc. Portion of proceeds benefit Plainville Food Pantry. Capri Ristorante, 161-38 Woodford Ave., Plainville. Sign-ups must be in advance. (860) 747-6867. PLVChamber@snet.net

 

OTHER

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR JUNOT DIAZ. 7 p.m. Naugatuck Valley Community College, Mainstage Theater, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. Free. Seating on first-come, first-serve basis. Tamarack@nv.edu, (203) 596-8653.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

OTHER

‘WINNING AUTHORS.’ 8 p.m., Q&A. 9 p.m., book signing. Authors Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines. Discussion in The Cabaret Theater, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville. Signing in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

BRISTOL

BRISTOL LETTER CARRIERS FOURTH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE. Donations picked up at your mailbox. Perishable and non-perishable food donations welcome. Holiday turkeys especially welcome.

 

SHOWING OF THE FILM, ‘THE BOOK THIEF.’ Presented by the Bristol Public Library in conjunction with its current book discussion. Followed by lunch at the Imperial buffet. Call to find out the time group will meet. AMC Loew’s, 220 New Britain Ave., Plainville. Participants pay cost of admission and lunch. All welcome. (860)584-7787, ext. 2023, (860) 584-7790.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 23

BRISTOL

2ND ANNUAL MOHEGAN SUN BUS TRIP. Benefits The Mike Arburr Scholarship Fund. Two busses booked. Leave the commuter parking lot on Route 229 at the intersection of Lake Avenue at 3 p.m. Plan on being there at 2:45 p.m. Spend six hours at the casino for gaming, shopping, or dining. Bus will leave 10 p.m. arriving back in Bristol by 11 p.m. $35. You will receive a $30 casino bonus package, including $15 gaming voucher as well as $15 food voucher. Reservations fully paid and received by Nov. 8 will receive one ticket in a raffle. Open to anyone 21 and older. Send payments to Friends of Mike Arburr, care of Rick Glownia, 57 Deerpark Rd., Bristol. Make checks payable to Friends of Mike Arburr. (977) 888-3960.

 

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO BUS TRIP. Basketball Hall of Fame Night. 4 to 11 p.m. Leave Greene-Hills School, Pine Street, Bristol. $40 per person includes $30 vouchers. Lisa Santiago. (860) 817-4789, lisadance@sbcglobal.net.

 

PLAINVILLE

BOWLATHON TO BENEFIT PARC. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bowler fee includes three games, shoes if needed, t-shirt, hot dog, and beverage. Individual bowlers will be placed on a team. Non-bowlers can support the fund raiser by recruiting a team, sponsoring other bowlers, being an event sponsor or making an online donation. Register, to become a business sponsor, make a donation, by clicking on bowling pin icon at PlainvilleArc.org. (860) 747-0316, parc.plainville@gmail.com, (860) 747-2918, (860) 803-7389. Checks can be made payable to PARC, Inc. Plainville and dropped off or mailed to 28 E. Maple St., Plainville.

 

NOV. 24, DEC. 8

OTHER

2013 CHARLEMAGNE FALL AND WINTER SUNDAY CARD PARTIES. Dinner and dance with Norm Flash and Starfires Band. Featuring new chef and menu. Call (860) 223-9306 for menu and details.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

BRISTOL

BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 40TH REUNION. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. Bchs-73@yahoo.com. Include name, address, phone, cell, email, and date of birth. (860) 675-3088.

 

DEC. 6 to 8

SOUTHINGTON

2013 COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND. At The Inn at East Hill Farms, Troy, N.H. Includes two nights, three days. Meals, dance workshops (line and partner), opening dancing. Jusgotta@megahits.com

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

PLAINVILLE

BUS TRIP TO THE WRENTHAM PREMIUM OUTLET. Presented by the Woman’s Club of Plainville. 8 a.m., leave the Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. 4:30 p.m., bus leaves Wrentham Mall. 6:30 p.m., return to Plainville Library. $38 per person. Includes transportation, driver’s tip, movie, bottled water, and snack on the return trip. Bus activities include bus bingo, movies, snacks. The bus will be available to store your purchases. Reserve a seat by check by Nov. 15. Send to Linda Roche (860) 833-8106, P.O. Box 295, Plainville, CT06062. Make check payable to the Woman’s Club of Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY. Depart Muzzy Field, Bristol at 7:30 p.m. Return to Bristol at 7:30 p.m. “On Your Own Style.” Dropped off at Macy’s and at 5th Avenue. $60 per seat. Register, BristolRec.com, Space is limited. Optional tickets may be bought for the Radio City Christmas show at the 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. show. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.bristol.us

 

NOW thru NOV. 30

PLAINVILLE

52ND ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT AND SALE OF THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE Reception Saturday, Nov. 16 1 to 3 p.m. Awards given at 2 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public invited.

 

NOW thru NOV. 21

OTHER

‘HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN, THE WOUNDS OF THE NATURAL ALPHABET.’ A showcase for artist Rossana Zaera. Monday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Chen Arts Center, Maloney Hall, Second Floor, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. Art.ccsu.edu.Gallery.html. (860) 832-2633, evangelisa_paf@mail.ccsu.edu

 

NOW thru JAN. 5, 2014

OTHER

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: TALES AND TRADITIONS OF AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY HOLIDAY. View the Colonial revival-style Pope house festively appointed for the holidays with decorations inspired by turn-of-the-20th century traditions. Hill-SteadMuseum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org

 

NOW thru NOV. 11

OTHER

OPEN STUDIO HARTFORD. Free city-wide. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ArtSpace, ArborArtsCenter, Colt Gateway, Billings Forge, Union Station, Hartford. OpenStudioHartford.com.

 

NOW thru DEC. 31

‘DOLLS: NO ORDINARY PLAYTHINGS.’ An exhibition featuring the collection of Mary Forcier. Lecture on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. on “Dolls Around the World.” Nov. 10, a story book reading at 2 p.m. on Raggedy Ann and Andy. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411.

 

NOW thru JAN. 5

OTHER

‘BODIES REVEALED.’ Visitors get a chance to see the complex systems of the human body. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. General admission $19 for adults, $14 for youth (ages 4 to 18), $16.50 seniors (65 plus), ages 3 and under are free. CTScienceCenter.org

 

NOW thru NOV. 24

OTHER

‘JACOB COLLINS: RECENT WORK.’ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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. Exhibition of 24 works on loan from Adelson Galleries and private collectors. Collins has been commissioned to paint many luminaries such as J. Paul Getty, Jr. and President George H.W. Bush, as well as paint the Forbes family properties in Normandy, France. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. NBMAA.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

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

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.

 

THE BARGAIN CENTER. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol. $5 bag sale is on.

 

OTHER

SETBACK CARDS AND CUT THROAT. 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays through December 2013. The French Model Council Club, 1375 East St., New Britain. (860) 223-9306.

 

SOUTHINGTON

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

 

Meetings listings

NOV. 12, 13

BRISTOL

‘REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM.’ Tuesday, Nov. 12 and Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Why are criminals dangerous? Their mind. What protects you? Your Mind. $30. BristolHospitalWellnessCenter, Clark Avenue, Bristol. Register. (860) 582-4388.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

BRISTOL

BRISTOL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. 7 p.m. Network and get to know people in the city. No age limit and no specific definition of “professional.” Great way to make contacts. No cost. This month, there will be a food drive to benefit Foodshare. Bring a turkey or other Thanksgiving items. Barley Vine, 182 Main St., Bristol.