Promoting, Connecting, Collaborating and Advocating for the Arts!
Promoting, Connecting, Collaborating and Advocating for the Arts!
Events in Our 1 6-T own Region for July, August & September 2019 Promoting, Connecting, Collaborating and Advocating for the Arts! Sum m er 2019 Sum m er 2019
Ansonia – Summer Concert Series Veteran’s Park 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT Weather permitting July 10 – Aug. 28: 7 pm Ansonia – Valley Arts Council’s “Art in the Park” Veteran’s Park 253 Main St., Ansonia, CT Music by Senator George Logan ( Hendrix ); Al & Sal Duo ( Fools on the Hill); Billy Black July 20: 3 pm – 9 pm Ansonia – Rock the Valley Nolan Field Sports Complex, Wakelee Ave., Ansonia, CT Music by Draw the Line (Aerosmith Tribute Band) Aug.
24: 4 pm – 10 pm Cost: $3, under 12 – Free Beacon Falls – Summer Concert Series St. Michael’s Green, 25 Maple Ave. Beacon Falls, CT Wednesdays 6 pm June 19 L&B All Star Review (Country and Blues) June 21 The Kerry Boys (Irish Ballads and Folk Songs) June 26 The Bernadettes (Motown 70’s and 80’s) July 10 T.U.B. (Music from 50’s & 60’s) July 17 Classified (Oldies from 60’s & 70’s) July 24 Rich Bobinski Orchestra (Polka Music) July 31 Angelo (Beacon Falls Easy Listening) Aug. 7 Al Fenton Big Band Music Aug. 14 60’s Satisfaction (Music of the 60’s) Cheshire – Friday Night Concerts Bartlem Park, 520 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT Fridays 7 pm July 19: Running on Empty (Jackson Browne and Laurel Canyon tribute band).
Raindate: July 23 July 26: Peat Moss and the Fertilizers (Top 40 & Party Band) Raindate: July 30 Aug. 2: Decadia (80’s and Beyond). Raindate: Aug. 6 Aug. 9: 7 Bridges Road (The Ultimate Eagles Experience) Raindate: Aug. 13 Derby – Summer Concert Series Derby Green, 100 Elizabeth Street, Derby, CT. For more information visit www.derbyct.gov Tuesdays 6:30 pm June 25 – Aug. 27 Naugatuck – Concerts on the Green Naugatuck Green, 228 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT Rain location – Naugatuck High School Tuesdays 7 pm June 25 Naugatuck Community Band July 2 Maestro’s Men July 9 Le Mixx July 16 Parkway Diner July 23 Kerry Boys (Irish Night) July 30 Simply Swing Aug.
6 Marty Q Classic Pop & Jazz Aug. 13 The Potentials Aug. 20 Beatles Forever Sept. 20 60s Satisfaction (Harvest Moon Fest) Oxford – Summer Concert Series Jackson Cove Park Pavilion, 26 Jackson Cove Rd., Oxford, CT Cancellation Line: 203-888-2543, Press 3 then 1 Tuesdays 6:30 pm July 9 LA Backstage Pass July 16 The Potentials July 23 Coyote River Band July 30 Sumo Sidecar Aug. 6 Social Convention Aug. 13 Eran Troy Danner Aug. 20 Nashville Drive (6:00 Start Time) Prospect – Summer Concert Series Prospect Green, 12 Center St., Prospect, CT Rain location – Prospect Community Center Wednesdays 7 pm June 26 Nightshift Band (Rock) July 3 NEO Sound (Top 40, R&B) July 10 Coyote River Band (Blues, Country, Folk, Rock) July 17 Eran Troy Danner (Blues) July 24 Mass Confusion (Jazz, Pop/Top 40, R&B) July 31 Still Kickin with The Big City Horns (Classic Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk & a little Country) Aug.
7 Rock Solid Alibi (Rock) Aug. 14 Avenue Groove (R&B/Funk) Aug. 21 Southern Voice (Country, Pop, Southern Rock) Seymour – Culture & Arts Commission Concert Series Corner of Fifth & Bank St Saturdays 6 pm July 6 Larry Ayce Aug. 3 The Barons Sept. 7 Rubber City Blues Hosted and located at the Great Hill Hose Co. 140 Botsford Rd. Seymour CT Saturdays 6 pm July 20 The Bernadettes Aug. 17 The Royal Kings BEACON FALLS ANSONIA CHESHIRE DERBY NAUGATUCK OXFORD PROSPECT SEYMOUR Outdoor Summer Music Eran Troy Danner ^ Running on Empty > The Kerry Boys > Enjoy the summer weather and the great sounds of various musicians performing in towns throughout our region! Naugatuck Green ^
Southbury Southbury Green Gazebo, 775 Main Street South Thursdays 6 pm June 20 Radio Waves (Top 40, retro dance, jazz) June 27 Memphis Soul Spectacular July 11 The Maxxtones July 18 The Cartells (Music of all genres) Aug. 1 One Track Mind (Classic to modern Rock) Aug. 8 Tirebiter (Music from all eras) Aug. 15 Kathy Thompson Band (Funk, Soul, R&B Hits) Southbury Training School, 1461 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT (next to Gatehouse Cafe) Tuesdays 6:30 pm June 25 Timmy Maia July 2 Revolutionary Brass July 9 Eight to the Bar July 16 Brubeck Brothers Quartet July 23 Peter Lehndorff July 30 Nekita Waller River Glen 162 South Britain Rd, Southbury, CT Wednesdays 6:30 pm June 26 Larry Ayce Band July 17 The EcleKtics Aug.
21 Willie & Jan Nininger Memorial Green 561 Main Street South, Southbury, CT (next to Senior Center/Parks and Recreation Building) Mondays 6 pm July 1 Dr. YaYa’s Gumbo Party July 8 Gunsmoke July 15 The Kerry Boys July 22 The Rakes Thomaston – Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston Seth Thomas Park, 100 South Main St., Thomaston, CT Rain Location – Thomaston High School Auditorium Mondays 7 pm June 24 Too Blue July 1 Deni Bonet July 8 Roylety Steel Pan Band July 15 Good News Gospel Choir July 22 60’s Satisfaction July 29 Goldrush Aug. 5 Liz Queler Aug. 12 Parkway Diner Band Aug. 19 Chris Coogan Quintet Waterbury – The Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission & Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association Bunker Hill/ Schofield Park Bunker Hill Ave.
Fridays 6 pm Please bring a non-perishable food item to support local food ministries.
July 12 Backbeat (Rain Date: July 19) Aug.16 Soul Funk (Rain Date: Aug. 23) Waterbury – First Congregational Church & Waterbury Baptist Ministries First Congregational Church 222 W Main St, Waterbury, CT Rain or shine Tuesdays 6 pm July 9 Mattatuck Fife & Drum July 16 Back & Forth Band July 23 The Valley Chordsman (Barbershop Quartet) July 30 The Kerry Boys Waterbury – Main Street Waterbury Thursdays 12:30 pm – 2 pm Waterbury Green July 11 L.T. Maroon July 18 Fred & Ethel July 25 Cynthia Preston Aug. 1 Trevor Anthony Aug. 8 Red Hots Trio Aug. 15 Petra Herceg Aug. 22 Russ Preston Watertown – Summer Block Parties Watertown’s Main Street, between Woodruff Ave.
& Depot St. Select Saturdays 6 pm – 9 pm June 15 July 20 Aug. 17 Wolcott Town Green Sundays 6 pm June 23 Rockin Heartbeats July 7 Mad River Band July 14 TBA July 21 4 pm Mayor’s picnic 5 pm T.J. Thompson Trio Aug. 18 Ken Nigro Band Sundays 6 pm Peterson Park June 30 Kathy Thompson Band July 28 Redline Aug. 4 Fleetwood Macked Aug. 11 Redzone Aug. 25 Crosseyed Cat Woodbury – The Sounds of Summer Hollow Park, 43 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT Wednesdays 6:30 pm July 10 The Silver Steel Band July 17 The Future Heavies (80’s Pop) July 24 Root 6 (Classic Rock) July 31 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard Band < Timmy Maia Red Hot Trio ^ < Fred & Ethel Outdoor Summer Music SOUTHBURY THOMASTON WATERBURY WATERBURY WATERTOWN WOLCOTT WOODBURY Grab a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or snack.
Concerts are free unless otherwise specified!
ARTS ESCAPE, INC. 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 203-586-1474 www.artsescape.org Check website for full list of offerings in addition to the ones listed here. Lecture Series - War Through the Lens of Politics, Conflict & Perception July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: $25 each or $100 for all 5 lectures Cartooning Around the World for Kids July 11, 18, 25: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $75 Color Theory 101 July 19: 10 am – 2 pm Cost: $110 FIESTA! Music from Spain and Latin America July 25: 4 pm Cost $20 – $50 Summer Camp: Who’s In the Garden A fun, interactive multi-arts program for ages 5 – 8 celebrating the wonders of nature through hands-on art, music, and dance culminating in a performance.
July 29, 30, 31; Aug. 1: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Cost: $175 ARTSPLACE 1220 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire, CT 203-272-2787 www.artsplacecheshirect.org Check website for full list of offerings in addition to the ones listed here. Travels of the World Art Camp Grades 2-6 explore India, Ireland and Iceland through unique art projects. Instructor Robin McCahill. July 1, 2, 3: 9 am – 3 pm Cost: $165 The Sky’s the Limit Workshop Landscape pastel painting 2-day work- shop with Karen Israel. Each day begins with short demo and concludes with critique. All levels welcome. July 12, 13: 9:30 am – 4 pm Cost: $185 Behind-the-Scenes Art Camp Hands-on theatre art camp to build sets and props by sewing and painting from popular movies and plays.
July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19: 9 am – 3 pm Cost: $275 Plein Air Pastel with Tony Falcone Students will learn skills “to see” and capture clouds and trees. Bring lunch. July 21: 10 am – 2:30 pm Cost: $50 Mono Etching Workshop Learn how to create the illusion of 3-dimensional form with the technique of scratch art. Instructor Roseanne Shea. Supplies included. Choose from one of two classes. July 23: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm July 24: 1 pm – 4 pm Cost: $45 BRASS CITY BALLET 1255 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 203-598-0186 www.brasscityballet.org Prince & Princess Academy Learn to be a real princess with Anna, Elsa, Belle, and all your favorite princesses! Dance classes, crafts, games and final coronation performance! July 8 – 12: 10 am – 12 pm (Ages 3 – 4) July 8 – 12: 9 am – 12 pm (Ages 5 – 9) Cost: Call BCB for Pricing Toddler Fairy Tale & Butterfly Dance Classes Children’s dance classes bring creativity to life with music, dance and drama.
July 18 – Aug. 15 (Thurs., 5-week session) 10:30 am – 11 am (Ages 18 mos. – 3) 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm (Ages 3 & 4) 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm (Ages 5 – 8) Cost: $85 Summer Dance 2019 Pick and choose your dance schedule. Drop-in classes for children and adults in Ballet, Contemporary and Hot Yoga. Through Aug. 16 (Call or check website for schedule, pricing) FINE ARTS CONNECTION OF THOMASTON 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 860-283-2155 www.thomastonfinearts.com Open Studio Crescent Gallery The Ten-2-One Artists paint side-by-side and share their common bond…ART! Watch, ask questions, and view the art in the gallery.
Every Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm Cost: Free “People & Places” Crescent Gallery A special exhibit of paintings and photography by Cindy and Ron Blanchard. Visit the gallery one hour before show times of “Matilda” at the Thomaston Opera House. July 13, 19, 20, 26, 27: 7 pm – 8 pm July 14, 21, 28: 1 pm – 2 pm Cost: Free GLASS SOURCE STUDIOS & GALLERY 18 Bank St., Seymour, CT 203-888-1616 www.theglasssource.com Beginner/Intermediate Stained Glass 6-week course covering complete and proper pattern design and layout. Choose your preferred recurring weeknight. Mon.: July 1 – Aug. 5: 6 pm – 8:30 pm Tues.: July 9 – Aug.
13: 6 pm – 8:30 pm Thurs.: July 11 – Aug. 15: 6 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: $165 Fused Glass Wind Chime Workshop Sweeten the sounds around you with a beautiful fused glass wind chime. Learn about the tools, techniques, and firing process of glass.
July 6: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $90 Fused Glass Plant/Garden Stake Workshop Learn to design and create unique plant and garden stakes for indoor or three-season outdoor use. July 13: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $90 Fused Glass Plate/Bowl Workshop Students will have a wide selection of molds, glass, frit, stringers and powders to make their own, one-of-a-kind bowl or plate. July 13: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $85 Fused Glass Suncatchers Workshop Learn how to design and create four to six medium sun catchers using frit, stringers and cut glass pieces.
July 20: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $85 Fused Glass Pendant Workshop Learn how to design and create four to five small pendants using frit, stringers and cut-glass pieces.
July 27: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $85 July 2019 Events
GLEBE HOUSE MUSEUM & GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN 49 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 203-263-2855 www.glebehousemuseum.org Summer Experience 2019 Children experience enriching, fun activities, taught by professional educators. Registration available until start of programs or when capacity is reached. July 1 – 3: Individual Program Days (ages 8-15) July 8 – 12: “Art of the Garden” (ages 6-12) July 15 – 19: “A Day in the Life of a Colonial Craftsman” (ages 11-15) July 22 – 26: “Colonial Textiles Week” (ages 8-15) Cost: Contact Museum Wine & Roses in the Jekyll Garden Guests will be treated to a selection of wines and hors d’oeuvres while wandering this beautiful, one-of-a-kind garden and historic house.
July 20: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: $25 HISPANIC COALITION OF GREATER WATERBURY 135 E. Liberty St., Waterbury, CT 203-754-6172 www.thehispaniccoalition.org Puerto Rican Mayor for the Day and Flag Raising celebration Waterbury City Hall 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT Recognizing the achievements and community involvement of a Waterbury resident of Puerto Rican descent. July 26: 10 am Cost: Free LANDMARK COMMUNITY THEATRE at Thomaston Opera House 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 860-283-6250 www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org Matilda the Musical Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company is about a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
July 13, 19, 20, 26, 27: 7 pm July 14, 21, 28: 2 pm Cost: $23.50 – $26.50 LITCHFIELD PERFORMING ARTS P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, CT 860-361-6285 www.litchfieldjazzfest.com 24th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival The Gunnery School 22 Kirby Rd. Washington, CT Three days of great jazz and two fundraising parties: Opening Night Gala at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens and Sunday Jazz Brunch. Visit their website for the full festival schedule. July 26 – 28 Cost: $45 – $500 MAIN STREET BALLET 124 South Pomperaug Ave., Woodbury, CT 203-263-5107 www.mainstreetballet.com Intermediate Adult/Young Adult Ballet 8 classes with half-four pointe class (optional) following the class.
June 25 – July 25 (Tues. & Thurs.): 6 pm – 7:30 pm 7:30 pm (Optional 30-min. pointe class) Cost: $15 per class or $120 per session Fairy Tale Dance Camp For dancers age 4 to grade 4 with classes in ballet, jazz and improvisational dance. A final performance in Newbury Musical Theater’s “Frozen!” July 8 – 12, July 15 – 19 9 am – 12:30 pm (Half Day) 9 am – 4:30 pm (Full Day) Cost: $185 – $285 Summer Dance Camp A half or full-day dance program for grades 5 through 8 with classes in ballet & contemporary dance. Students may choose one or both weeks.
July 29 – Aug. 2, Aug. 5 - 9 9 am – 12:30 pm (Half Day) 9 am – 4:30 pm (Full Day) Cost: $215 – $730 Summer Dance Intensive A full-day dance program for grades 5 to 12 with classes in ballet, pointe, variations, contemporary dance and crafts. July 29 – Aug. 2, Aug. 5 – 9: 9 am – 4:30 pm Cost: $375 – $730 MATTATUCK MUSEUM 63 Prospect St., Waterbury, CT 203-753-0381, Ext. 10 www.mattmuseum.org The Mattatuck Museum is operating a temporary museum exhibit at the historic Rose Hill mansion during the renovation of their West Main St. facility. Mon. – Fri.: 12 pm – 5 pm, First full wknd of the month: 12 pm – 5 pm Cost: $5; Free Waterbury Residents M-F OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT UCONN WATERBURY 99 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 203-236-9924 www.waterbury.uconn.edu/osher Fall 2019 Open House OLLI at UConn Waterbury invites all adults aged 50+ to its free Open House featuring a keynote presentation and previews of full-length courses to be held in the fall.
July 26: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Cost: Free OXFORD CUL TURAL ARTS COMMISSION P.O. Box 532, Oxford, CT 203-881-6085 www.oxfordculturalarts.org Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry at Oxford Baking Co. 451 Oxford Road Oxford,CT Express yourself with poetry at a renovated 19th century post and beam house turned bakery. July 3: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: Free Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry at Black Hog Brewing co. 115 Hurley Rd. Oxford,CT Express yourself with poetry at Oxford’s award-winning brewery. July 24: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: Free OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 49 Great Oak Rd., Oxford, CT 06478 203-888-6944 www.oxfordlib.org Murder They Wrote Book Club Book group alternating mystery fiction and true-crime non-fiction on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
This month: “The Stranger Beside Me” by Ann Rule.
July 13: 2 pm – 4 pm Cost: Free July 2019 Events SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER visit waterburyregionarts.com
OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (continued) Science and the 1969 Moon Landing Join astronomer Kristine Larsen as she recounts the 1969 moon landing with slides for the 50th anniversary. July 20: 2 pm – 3:30 pm Cost: Free PALACE THEATER 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 203-346-2000 www.palacetheaterct.org Summer Jazz Series 2019: Charlie Apicella & Iron City Palace Theater Poli Club Simple, toe-tapping, head-nodding music, blues and R&B-based. July 5: 8 pm Cost: $28 Summer Jazz Series 2019: Jeff Fuller Palace Theater Poli Club One of the most sought after jazz bassists in Connecticut brings experience, joy and spirit to all his musical endeavors.
July 19: 8 pm Cost: $28 PHOENIX STAGE COMPANY 133 Main St., Oakville, CT 860-417-2505 www.phoenixstagecompany.org Fireflies Romantic comedy about a retired Texas schoolteacher and the unexpected sparks of late-life romance. July 13, 19, 20, 26, 27: 8 pm July 14, 21: 3 pm Cost: $20 – $23 PORTRAITS BY SHAWNALEE CoWorkerHub 900 Straits Tpke. Ste. 203 Middlebury, CT 203-598-0065 www.shawnalee.com Teen Portraiture Art Workshop Learn and experience methods and techniques of creating portraits. July 9, 10, 11: 10 am – 11:30 am Cost: $80 (3 classes) Meet Pet Portrait Artist, ShawnaLee Kwashnak!
Meet the artist and learn about pet portraiture! Call for pet subjects, special offers and art demonstration. July 10: 7 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: Free Teen Art Camp Techniques and methods of artists. July 13, 20, 27: 9 am – 11 am July 13, 20, 27: 11 am – 1 pm Cost: $95 (3 classes) SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE 1 Plank Rd., Hamilton Park, Waterbury, CT 203-757-4676 www.sevenangelstheatre.org The Wizard Of Oz The 1939 classic MGM film is celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year and Seven Angels Theatre is bringing it to life! July 12, 13, 19, 20: 7 pm July 14, 21: 2 pm Cost: $18 – $25 SILAS BRONSON LIBRARY 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 203-574-8222 www.bronsonlibrary.org Children and adult programming including storytimes, book discussions, computer classes and clubs for gaming, teen an- ime, coding and more! Visit their website for a full calendar of events.
WATERBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 160 Robbins St., Waterbury, CT 203-574-4283 www.waterburysymphony.org Picnic and Pops The Symphony performs hits from classic movies. Two performances! July 5: 7:30 pm South Farms 21 Higbie Rd., Morris, CT July 7: 6 pm Hollow Park Hollow Road, Woodbury, CT Cost: $5 – $50 WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 269 Main St. S., Woodbury, CT 203-263-3502 www.woodburylibraryct.org Botanical Paintings & Pressed Plants Award-winning botanical illustrator Phil Stone collaborates with pressed botanical artist Meike Schuyler. July 1 – 31: (Normal Library Hours) July 13: 2 pm (Reception) Cost: Free “Chasing the Moon” Preview Event A preview of the new 6-hour documen- tary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the first lunar landing in 1969.
July 6: 2 pm Cost: Free World of Harmonica Bob Hennessey follows the history of the harmonica from its beginning in the early 1800’s to the styles of today. July 30: 7 pm Cost: Free ARTS ESCAPE, INC. 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 203-586-1474 www.artsescape.org Check website for full list of offerings. FINE ARTS CONNECTION OF THOMASTON 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 860-283-2155 www.thomastonfinearts.com Open Studio Crescent Gallery, The Ten-2-One Artists paint side-by-side and share their common bond…ART! Watch, ask questions, and view the art in the gallery.
Every Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm Cost: Free People & Places Artists Reception Crescent Gallery Artists’ reception for an exhibit of paintings and photography by Cindy and Ron Blanchard.
Aug. 4: 2 pm – 5 pm Cost: Free July 2019 Events August 2019 Events ARTISTS & MUSICIANS Promote your events here and on our website CALL US! 203-7 57-0 701 Ext 316
GLASS SOURCE STUDIOS & GALLERY 18 Bank St., Seymour, CT 203-888-1616 www.theglasssource.com Fused Glass Wind Chime Workshop Sweeten the sounds around you with a beautiful fused glass wind chime. Learn about the tools, techniques, and firing process of glass. Aug. 10: 10 am – 12 pm Aug. 31: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $90 Fused Glass Suncatchers Workshop Learn how to design and create four to six medium sun catchers using frit, stringers and cut glass pieces. Aug. 17: 1 pm – 3 pm Aug. 31: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $85 Miniatures in Glass Workshop Learn to work with glass, frit and stringers to create beautiful miniature scenes and landscapes.
Aug. 24: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $90 LANDMARK COMMUNITY THEATRE at Thomaston Opera House 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787 860-283-6250 www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org American Idiot LCT’s Student Theatre presents “American Idiot,” a coming-of-age rock opera based on the Grammy award-winning album by millennium punk rock band Green Day. Aug. 8, 9, 10: 8 pm Cost $12 – $15 OXFORD CUL TURAL ARTS COMMISSION P.O. Box 532, Oxford, CT 203-881-6085 www.oxfordculturalarts.org Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry at Oxford Baking Co.
451 Oxford Road Oxford,CT Express yourself with poetry at a renovated 19th century post and beam house turned bakery.
Aug. 7: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: Free Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry at Black Hog Brewing Co. 115 Hurley Road Bldg 9A, Oxford, CT (203) 262-6075 Express yourself with poetry at Oxford’s award-winning brewery. Aug. 28: 6 pm – 8 pm Cost: Free OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 49 Great Oak Rd., Oxford, CT 06478 203-888-6944 www.oxfordlib.org Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration Author and musician Scott Parker will talk about his book, “Woodstock” and perform hits with his band Tablature.
Aug. 3: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: Free Murder They Wrote Book Club Book group alternating mystery fiction and true-crime non-fiction on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Aug 10: 2 pm – 4 pm Cost: Free PALACE THEATER 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 203-346-2000 www.palacetheaterct.org Summer Jazz Series 2019: Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack Palace Theater Poli Club Master musician and guitar virtuoso, Doug Munro is an established veteran of the New York music scene. Aug. 9: 8 pm Cost $29 Summer Jazz Series 2019: Echoes Palace Theater Poli Club A collectivist ensemble whose music pairs futuristic electronic sounds with focused improvisations for a sound that is uniquely their own.
Aug. 30: 8 pm Cost: $27 PORTRAITS BY SHAWNALEE CoWorkerHub, 900 Straits Tpke Suite 203 Middlebury, CT 203-598-0065 www.shawnalee.com Drawing Secrets with ShawnaLee Learn valuable drawing skills and techniques for drawing in this two-hour workshop. Aug. 5: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: $35 Meet Pet Portrait Artist, ShawnaLee Kwashnak! Meet ShawnaLee for an art demonstration and learn about art media options and special offers. Aug. 7: 7 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: Free Watercolors of Summer Learn techniques to paint with watercolors and create a summer beach painting. Aug. 6, 7, 8: 11 am – 1 pm Cost: $95 (3 classes) SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE 1 Plank Rd., Hamilton Park, Waterbury, CT 203-757-4676 www.sevenangelstheatre.org The Bikinis The “Jersey Girls” are back delivering sun, fun and a rockin’ good time that will have everyone dancing in the aisles.
Aug. 9, 10, 16, 17: 8 pm Aug. 11, 18: 2 pm Cost: $30 Remembering John Denver: A Tribute Starring Ted Vigil Singer, songwriter and tribute artist Ted Vigil brings John Denver to life, both visually and musically. Aug. 24: 8 pm Cost: $35 SHAKESPERIENCE PRODUCTIONS 117 Bank St., Waterbury, CT 203-754-2531 www.shakesperienceproductions.org The Comedy of Errors River Walk Pavilion 11 School St Washington Depot, CT Shakesperience presents 5 outdoor Shakespeare in the Park presentations of “The Comedy of Errors,” directed by Emily Mattina.
Aug. 7 – 11: 7 pm (picnicking) 7:30 pm (performance) Cost: Free SILAS BRONSON LIBRARY 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702 203-574-8222 www.bronsonlibrary.org Children and adult programming including storytimes, book discussions, computer classes and clubs for gaming, teen anime, coding and more! Visit their website for a full calendar of events.
WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 269 Main St. S., Woodbury, CT 203-263-3502 www.woodburylibraryct.org Joan Judson Art Exhibit The paintings of Joan Judson on display in the Gallery. Aug. 1 – 31: (During Library Hours) (Library closed weekends in August) Cost: Free Gladius: Flamenco Guitar Award-winning guitarist Gladius performs flamenco, Spanish and classical guitar music.
Aug. 2: 2 pm Cost: Free August 2019 Events
ARTS ESCAPE, INC. 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 203-586-1474 www.artsescape.org Music in the Glen: Lecture on the History of Irish Music Sept. 18: 3 pm Cost: $20 CHESHIRE ART LEAGUE P.O. Box 522, Cheshire, CT 203-281-0228 www.cheshireartleague.com Gar Waterman Art Demonstration Cheshire Public Library 104 Main Street The sculptor demonstrates an observation of natural phenomena and devotion to the tactile possibilities of material. Sept. 4: 6 pm – 8:15 pm Cost: Free FINE ARTS CONNECTION OF THOMASTON 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 860-283-2155 www.thomastonfinearts.com Open Studio Crescent Gallery The Ten-2-One Artists paint side-by-side and share their common bond…ART! Watch, ask questions, and view the art in the gallery.
Every Thursday: 10 am – 1 pm Cost: Free Putting Things in Perspective Crescent Gallery Ann Walsh will be the featured artist. Visit the Gallery one hour before show times of “In the Heights” at the Thomaston Opera House.
Sept. 21, 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5: 7 pm – 8 pm Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6: 1 pm – 2 pm Oct. 13: 2 pm – 4 pm (Reception) Cost: Free GLASS SOURCE STUDIOS & GALLERY 18 Bank St., Seymour, CT 203-888-1616 www.theglasssource.com Fused Glass Plate/Bowl Workshop Students will have a wide selection of molds, glass, frit, stringers and powders to make a one-of-a-kind bowl or plate. Sept. 14: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $85 Fused Glass Wind Chime Workshop Sweeten the sounds around you with a beautiful fused glass wind chime. Learn about the tools, techniques, and firing process of glass.
Sept. 21: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $90 Fused Glass Plant/Garden Stake Workshop Learn to design and create unique plant and garden stakes.
Good for indoor or three-season outdoor use. Sept 21: 1 pm – 3 pm Cost: $90 Fused Glass Pendant Workshop Learn how to design and create four to five small pendants using frit, stringers and cut glass pieces. Sept 28: 10 am – 12 pm Cost: $85 HISPANIC COALITION OF GREATER WATERBURY 135 E. Liberty St., Waterbury, CT 203-754-6172 www.thehispaniccoalition.org 18th Annual Coqui Awards & Scholarships Banquet Grand Oak Villa, 550 Sylvan Lake Rd, Watertown, CT Recognition of prominent Latinos and scholarship recipients of our community. Sept. 27: 6 pm (Registration) 7 pm – 11 pm (Program) Cost: Contact HCGW LANDMARK COMMUNITY THEATRE at Thomaston Opera House 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787 860-283-6250 www.landmarkcommunitytheatre.org In the Heights The universal story of a vibrant commu- nity in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures.
Sept. 21, 27, 28; Oct. 4, 5: 8 pm Sept. 22, 29; Oct. 6: 2 pm Cost: $23.50 – $26.50 Main Street Waterbury 203-757-0701, Ext 302 www.mainstreetwaterbury.com Brass City Brew and Que Library Park, 267 Grand St. Waterbury, CT Largest brew fest in New England. Specialty brews and craft specialties, as well as the recently added Amateur Pit Master competition.
Sept. 7: 12 pm – 5 pm Cost: $35 - $45 To learn more or purchase tickets visit brasscitybrewandque.com/tickets OGHAM ART Southington, CT 860-426-2881 www.oghamart.com Ogham Art at Milford Irish Festival Fowler Field Pavilion 1 Shipyard Lane, Milford, CT A featured vendor in the Irish Marketplace showcasing their art, jewelry and home decor celebrating the Celtic culture and the Irish alphabet of Ogham. Sept. 14: 6 pm – 11 pm Sept. 15: 11 am – 11 pm Cost: Free – $10 Ogham Art at the Greater Danbury Irish Festival Portuguese Cultural Center 65 Sand Pit Rd Danbury, CT Visit www.danburyirishfestival.org Ogham Art owner and artist Colleen Berry Conway will exhibit her Celtic art, jewelry and home decor featuring the ancient alphabet of Ogham.
Sept. 20: 5 pm – 10 pm Sept. 21: 11 pm – 10 pm Sept. 22: 11 pm – 5 pm Cost: Free – $25 OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 49 Great Oak Rd., Oxford, CT 203-888-6944 www.oxfordlib.org Murder They Wrote Book Club Monthly book group sponsored by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Alternating mystery fiction and true-crime non-fiction on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Sept. 14: 2 pm – 4 pm Cost: Free PALACE THEATER 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 203-346-2000 www.palacetheaterct.org Palace Pursuit: Trivia Night Hosted by WhatTrivia. Cocktail hour, trivia and prizes! Registration is required: 203-346-2015 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sept.
19: 5:30 pm – 9 pm Cost: $12 – $15 Brian Wilson & The Zombies Legendary songwriter and founding member of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, teams up with iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies.
Sept. 27: 8 pm Cost: $78 – $125 (VIP: $225 – $249) September 2019 Events
PHOENIX STAGE COMPANY 133 Main St., Oakville, CT 860-417-2505 www.phoenixstagecompany.org The Pink Panther Strikes Again The world’s most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau fights for his life and for the future of all mankind. Sept. 7, 13, 14, 20, 21: 8 pm Sept. 8, 15: 3 pm Cost: $20 – $23 PORTRAITS BY SHAWNALEE CoWorkerHub, 900 Straits Tpke Suite 203 Middlebury, CT 203-598-0065 www.shawnalee.com Meet Pet Portrait Artist, ShawnaLee Kwashnak! Meet the artist and find out about pet portraiture.
Call for pet subjects, special offers and art demonstration.
Sept. 4: 7 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: Free Drawing Pets Learn valuable skills in techniques and methods for drawing pets. Sept. 9, 16, 23: 7 pm – 9 pm Cost: $95 (3 classes) Fall into Watercolors Learn methods and techniques of painting with watercolors while enjoying the rich colors of the fall bounty. Sept. 10, 17, 24: 7 pm – 9 pm Cost: $95 (3 classes) Fall into Art for Youth Learn tips and techniques while creating fun projects. Two sessions offered. Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4 Session One: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Session Two: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Cost: $150 (10 classes) Drawing Coffee Learn valuable skills while drawing (and drinking) coffee.
Sept. 12, 19, 26: 7 pm – 9 pm Cost: $95 (3 classes) SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE 1 Plank Rd., Hamilton Park, Waterbury, CT 203-757-4676 www.sevenangelstheatre.org The Edwards Twins The Twins and their art of celebrity impersonation bring to the stage Celine, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and many more! Sept. 7: 8 pm Sept. 8: 2 pm Cost: $50 SILAS BRONSON LIBRARY 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702 203-574-8222 www.bronsonlibrary.org Children and adult programming including storytimes, book discussions, computer classes and clubs for gaming, teen anime, coding and more! Visit their website for a full calendar of events.
WATERTOWN ART LEAGUE, INC. P.O. Box 1318, Middlebury, CT 203-758-9166 www.walart.org Monthly Meeting/Demonstration First Congregational Church of Watertown Featured artist Adele Moros. Ink on Yupo Paper demonstration. Guests welcome. Sept. 9: 7 pm – 9 pm Cost: Free Fall Festival of Art Pilgrim House, Litchfield Green Exhibit and sale of original artwork featuring oil paintings, watercolors, graphics, acrylics and pastels. Sept. 20: 1 pm – 5 pm Sept. 21, 22: 10 am – 5 pm Sept. 21: 12 pm – 4 pm (Reception) Cost: Free WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 269 Main St. S., Woodbury, CT 203-263-3502 www.woodburylibraryct.org Revisiting the Holy Land Photographer Michael Gallagher has journaled the decaying site of Waterbury’s Holy Land.
Sept. 1 – 30: During Library Hours Sept. 7: 2 pm – 4 pm (Reception) Cost: Free The Grotesque 10 Photography Exhibit Photographer Mathew Duman discusses the gargoyles of American architecture through black & white photographs. Sept. 26: 7 pm Cost: Free September 2019 Events The Arts & Culture Collaborative congratulates two special people in our region for their work in the arts. Chase Taylor, a teenage resident of Waterbury, was named the CT Arts Hero for the Waterbury Region by the Connecticut Office of the Arts; and Frank Tavera, Executive Director of the Palace Theater in down- town Waterbury, was named Champion of the Arts by the Arts & Culture Collaborative.
Chase Taylor was one of nine CT Arts Heroes honored on May 1. The Connecticut Office of the Arts introduced the Arts Hero Awards to honor and celebrate Connecticut residents who are doing extraordinary work in the arts, for the arts, or through the arts in Connecticut. Brandi Bogli, an applied behavior analysis therapist who has worked with Chase, nominated him saying, “Chase Taylor is a passion- ate young artist and author who has developed an engaging children’s book series to encourage a love of learning and imaginative play. He has championed the hurdles of his autism diagnosis and has become an advocate for awareness and acceptance.” For more information about Chase and his work, visit www.thelettercritters.com.
Frank Tavera was presented with the Champion of the Arts Award at the annual meeting of the Arts & Culture Collaborative in late March. Beyond his role as Executive Director of the Palace Theater since its renaissance 15 years ago, Tavera has played an important role in regional and statewide arts. He was part of the founding group of people that created the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC), has served as chair- man and member of the ACC board, currently serves as an officer on the board of the Connecticut Arts Alliance, a statewide arts advocacy group, and was a mem- ber of the Waterbury Public Arts Committee.
ACC Administrator Diane Ploch said, “Frank Tavera has been generous and inno- vative with his time, ideas and support to ensure that the arts sector in our region and state has a chance to thrive and that the greater community benefits from the impact of the arts.” Recognizing People with a Heart for the Arts
PATRON OF THE ARTS Support your local arts community as a “Friend of the ACC.” Be Our pARTner in the Arts! Choose Your Annual Membership VALUED pARTner Ongoing services to promote, connect, collaborate and advocate for you Website Member profile Unlimited website events listings Up to 3 listings per month in events guide Monthly shared Facebook post ...and many à la carte options! VALUED Partner benefits plus.... Additional print brochure listings and ads Boosted social media posts Event/workshop admission vouchers pARTner database direct mail & eBlasts Additional à la carte options PREMIERE pARTner EXPANDED pARTner benefits plus....
Exclusive pARTnership for members with tickets sales providing $0.25 ticket surcharge to the ACC Additional à la carte options EXPANDED pARTner Membership Application Name Title Organization Mailing Address Town/City Zip Business Phone Email Website Field of Interest Please make checks payable and mail with this application to: Arts & Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region GWCC Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1469 Waterbury, CT 06721 Membership applications and payment may also be completed at: www.waterburyregionarts.com Contact the ACC to learn about our new EXPANDED and PREMIERE pARTner programs!
VALUED pARTner Based on Organization’s Annual Budget Under $100,000: $75 $100,000 – $250,000: $150 $250,001 – $1,000,000: $200 Over $1,000,000: $275 PATRON OF THE ARTS Individual $25 Family $50 Dear Friends of the Arts, We, at the Arts & Culture Collaborative (ACC), hope this expanded guide of our members’ events for July, August and September helps you enjoy all the arts and culture the summer has to offer! From classes in drawing or glass works to theater, music, exhibits and history, we are your go-to resource for arts and culture. Summer is a great time to enjoy the many free outdoor concerts that exist throughout our 16-town region! We have gathered that information on the first two pages of this guide so you have it handy in one place to refer to.
Since 2006, the ACC has been promoting, connecting, collaborating and advocat- ing for the arts. We are excited to announce the creation of a new “pARTner” program that allows artists, organizations, schools, businesses and anyone with ART at the heart of what they do to optimize their connection to the community and a larger audience. Various levels of partnership are available and members can opt in to extra marketing opportunities as the need arises. If you would like more information about the benefits our new “pARTner” Diane Ploch ACC Administrator program, feel free to contact me at 203-757-0701, Ext.
316 or email email@example.com. Whether you are involved in the arts or are a patron of the arts, we hope you will allow us to keep you connected! Like us on Facebook, sign up for our email list and visit our website.
Have a safe and happy arts-filled summer! Thank you to Colleen Berry Conway for her hard work and dedication to the ACC over the last year in the role of Membership Associate. Best of luck. We will miss you Colleen!
COLLABORATING We create a synergy between members and a rapport with the community. PROMOTING We boost your marketing and increase your visibility. CONNECTING ADVOCATING We link you to the arts community and arts opportunities. We give arts a voice and can help your voice be heard, too. The Governing Council of the Arts & Culture Collaborative guides the mission and goals of the organization and directs its activities to accomplish its strategic plan.
Officers: Chair Jeff Dunn Landmark Community Theatre 1st Vice Chair Jeff Lapham Shakesperience Productions 2nd Vice Chair Elizabeth Barisser Brass City Ballet Treasurer Carl Rosa Main Street Waterbury Secretary Melissa Stemmer Seven Angels Theatre Members at Large: Ed Bassett Phoenix Stage Company M Douglas Bibbey Arts Alliance of Woodbury Robert Cinnante Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Fiona deMerell Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn Waterbury Richard DiCarlo Valley Arts Council Lisa Dresdner Naugatuck Valley Community College Joseph Jacovino Jr. Waterbury Chorale Dave Krechevsky Waterbury Regional Chamber Sheree Marcucci Palace Theater Joan Pilarczyk Artsplace Lynnette Letsky Piombo American Heating Service LLC Barbara Sticco Arts & Tourism Commission City of Waterbury Vicki Whisenhant Post University ACC Administrator Diane Ploch ACC Membership & Marketing Associate Bonnie Sharon Connect with accwaterbury www.waterburyregionarts.com 203-757-0701, Ext.
316 As a non-profit local arts agency under the auspices of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the ACC is grateful for the support of the Arts & Tourism Commission of the City of Waterbury, the Waterbury Regional Chamber, the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development/Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Thanks to Our Ongoing Supporters! We are your go-to resource for arts & culture! The Arts & Culture Collaborative welcomes anyone affiliated with the arts or who supports the arts – from individuals, artists, performers, musicians and photographers to theater venues, dance companies, museums, art retailers and more.
As a member of the Arts & Culture Collaborative, you benefit from connections and communications that facilitate opportunities, growth and fun!
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