May 16, 2012

Happenin' in Hartford

At the Hartford Public Library:


Documentary Shorts
Thursday, May 17, 5:30PM
Downtown Library
Shana Sureck,  award-winning Hartford photojournalist and multimedia storyteller, will present two short documentaries – one on internationally renowned textile artist Ed Johnetta Miller, and the other, dancer/drummer Nandi Dixon Smith, founder and director of Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium.



Jazz Times:

Andres Chaparro

May 25, 2012

BEATNIK-ENTERTAINMENT JAZZ SERIES 2012
BeatNik-Entertainment is proud to announce the opening performance to the 2012 Jazz Series with the Connecticut Premier CD RELEASE CONCERT for NEW JAZZ WORKSHOP under the label NJW Music. The group co-led by Dezron Douglas & Lummie... Spann will celebrate their long awaited debut album entitled "UNDERGROUND".
"NEW JAZZ WORKSHOP - CD RELEASE CONCERT 
Dezron Douglas - bass
Lummie Spann - alto sax
Josh Evans- trumpet
Curtis Torian- drums
Zaccai Curtis - piano
VENUE:
Polish National Home
60 Charter Oak Ave.
Hartford, CT
Cover Charge: $12.00
TIME: 8:00pm
CD will be available for purchase the night of.
Visit the band at their new website: www.njwmusic.com
For more information and future concerts please visit:
Andres Chaparro - 860-597-6100
www.beatnik-entertainment.com (gig calendar)
beatnik-ent@att.net
BEATNIK-ENTERTAINMENT JAZZ SERIES 2012
ROYAL MASALA - 8pm
June 9, SINAN BAKIR TRIO
June 16, FREEDOM DAY QUINTET TRIBUTE TO NANCY WILSON
June 23, MARGAUX HAYES TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE
July 7, JOSH EVANS QUARTET
July 14, ZACCAI CURTIS TRIO
August 11, NICKI MATHIS' AFRIKAN AMERIKAN QUARTET 

At Scapegoat Garden:
events at The Garden Center
Thurs., May 24 from 6-9pm - 2nd Annual Garden Party - The Garden Center - Hartford, CT
Sun., April 22 from 5-6:30pm - Contact Improvisation w/Bonita Weisman - The Garden Center - Hartford, CT  

   
Scapegoat Garden out and about

Saturdays from 10:45am-12:15pm - Int/Adv Modern Dance Classes w/ Leslie Maietta - HARTT Handel Arts Ctr - Hartford, CT 

Fri. & Sat., June 1 & 2 at 8pm - Spring Wide Open - Tree Studio - Holyoke, MA





a Party GardenParty
Inspired by last year's successful Garden Party,  we invite you to celebrate Hartford, dance, possibility, and the space to move on Thursday, May 24th from 6-9pm - the perfect kick-off to the memorial day weekend.    In lieu of this month's  talking dance forum and works in progress showing, we hope this informal potluck gathering will provide the opportunity to share a few moments of laughter, nourishment, and ideas about the revitalization of our cultural community.  So, bring a dish, an openness to engage, and the potential for movement. 


Let us know if you can attend: 
 



Eat, drink and be merry as you support the

West Hartford Art League
Starry Night starry night
Our annual fundraiser
under a tent on our spacious grounds
37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford
Thursday, May 31 ~ 6-9 p.m.
Hearty hors d'oeuvres by Inspired Catering
Wine, live auction and raffle
Hall High School Jazz Combo

Cash bar also available

Auction items Include  


Paella Party for up to paella25 people:
Enjoy Spain's best-loved dishprepared by our resident Spaniard Herman Cortes Barrios, with arroz from Valencia, saffron, mussels, shrimps, crab meat, Spanish chorizo, petite poits, lean pork, boneless and skinless chicken, fish, red peppers, langoustines and more. Host up to 24 friends in your home or in the Art League's Clubhouse Gallery.
Six bottles of wine (Spanish and Portuguese) are also included.    

Trout adventure Fly-fishing trip:  Experience an exciting day fishing at a private Connecticut fishing club. Donated by Robert Hoffman, this package includes equipment, instruction, transportation and lunch.


To purchase tickets, please call the

 West Hartford Art League at (860) 231-8019
 $75 per person 
 Can't attend? Please consider a tax-deductible donation.
Call Roxanne Stachelek, Executive Director
 (860) 231-8019
All proceeds will support our programs,
community events and operating expenses.

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for more information.