The Veterans Writing Group meets every Thursday at 7 here in Middletown at Russell Library. On Saturday at 10 you can learn the art of Zentangle with Pam Hartz Miller. http://www.russelllibrary.org for details and information on more community activities
At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, tonight, you can catch Bob Gotta’s long running acoustic open mic., Tomorrow/Friday, they’ve got acoustic/pop performer Alec Chambers at 7. The Aligned with Source workshop series with Annaita Gandhy continues this Saturday at 10:30 am. This week’s theme is Living in Divine Order. At 1, there’s a Free Poets Collective Open Mic, hosted by Andrea Barton, with featured poets Lisa Taylor and Brenda Krosnicki. The Doug White Quintet takes the stage later at 8. Sunday’s worship service at 10 is with Rev. Ronnie Bantum and at 11 with Pastor Sandra Steele. Food Not Bombs serves food outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday at about 1 p.m. Help prepare the meal at First Church on Court Street at 11:30. Next Monday morning at 10:30
the Hearing Voices Network meets. www.buttonwood.org
In New Haven tonight, at Cafe Nine, you can catch Shel Roger Street Friedman and Seth Adam. Tomorrow/ Friday, it’s Wess Meets West, Ports of Spain, Fishing The Sky, and Grace Notes at 9. Dafe nine’s weekly Saturday afternoon’s Jazz Jam session is with Mike Coppola and Friends this week, and later at 9:30 Saturday night, Manic Productions and Fistful of Jokes present Eugene Mirman and Andrew Donnelly www.cafenine.com
Also Tonight, in New Haven, you can catch a show featuring Break Science, Marvel Years, and Vibe Street. On Friday, WYBC Radio presents Ante-Fling featuring Giraggage. www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford, at Blackeyed Sally’s, Tomorrow/Friday, you can catch the Xy Eli & D. Smith Blues Band with a Tribute to Muddy Waters. On deck for Saturday is West End Blend, a West Hartford Afro-Funk/Hip-Hop Jam Collective aiming to fill the dance floor.www.blackeyedsallys.com for more.
There are several Spring Senior Thesis Dance and music performances this weekend including a multimedia solo performance called “Ida” to be presented in the CFA Courtyard. Senior choreographers will present a collection of new works at the Patricelli Theater and there’s a Senior Music Recital at Crowell Concert Hall on tomorrow / Friday at 7. Details at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa.
There’s an opening reception on Friday at 7 for the new exhibit “The Wandering Uterus II” at the Mac 650 Art Gallery on Main St. in Middletown. The show features diverse fine art and media pieces from ten female Connecticut artists are presented. http://www.arts2go.org
At Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight, they open a run of “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” about a Japanese woman who believes she can find buried money revealed in a treasure map from the movie “Fargo.” It runs through the weekend. www.realartways.com.
Trinity College’s Cinestudio, is not showing “Mr. Turner,” a movie bio-pic of the 19th century English artist J. M. W. Turner. It runs through Saturday. On Sunday they open “Girlhood,” a French coming-of-age film about a young Muslim girl growing up in the poverty-ridden suburbs of Paris. www.cinestudio.org.
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