Winter Wine Trail

01/01/2015 to 03/29/2015

CT

Six area wineries will be participating in the -2015 Litchfield Hills Winter Wine Trail through  March 29, 2015. The participating wineries for this season are: DiGrazia Vineyards in Brookfield, Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston, Jerram Winery in New Hartford, Miranda Vineyard and Sunset Meadow Vineyards both in Goshen. Each winery is required to be open from December through March with their hours posted on the trail card.

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House — Embracing Transformation: The Journey and the Cross by Janet McKenzie

01/10/2015 to 04/25/2015

229 E. Litchfield Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Christians call it the Way of the Cross. A contemporary Buddhist author calls it “going to the places that scare you.” It is the darkest of times. It is a journey of transformation. To whom can we look as models who conquered the fear of transformation by going through the experience of death and come out “new?” Award-winning artist Janet McKenzie will exhibit fifteen oil on canvas paintings depicting The Way of the Cross and the Resurrection.

Artist’s Talk: March 28th 3:30 PM

Regular Gallery Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM

David M. Hunt Library Art Exhibit: Artists Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts--Falls Village

02/27/2015 to 04/04/2015

63 Main Street, Falls Village, CT 06031. Phone: 860-824-7424.

Nature Reflected: works by Frank Bramble, Gay Schempp and Terri Tibbatts will open February 27th through April 4th with an opening reception and artists talk March 7th from 5 - 7:30 pm. The exhibit will be hosted by David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village and is curated by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council. The public can view the work during regular library hours and the reception and artist talk are open and free to the public. This is the first time the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will have curated an exhibit of Council members' work in the region. "We are trying this out as a pilot," stated Maggie Cady, program coordinator at the Council. "The Hunt Library invited us to use this opportunity to promote the work of Council's members and to help introduce the Council to more people in the process. The David M. Hunt Library Artwall offers space for artists to exhibit their work for the enjoyment of the entire community.

Artist Amy Oestreicher Exhibit --Ridgefield

02/28/2015 to 03/30/2015

51 Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-544--0800.

"Canvas Talk: A Forum of Dreams" debuts at Ridgefield Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee Saturday February 28th 5-8pm. Local artist Amy Oestreicher will be at an evening meet and greet on Saturday February 28th from 5pm to 8pm at Tusk & Cup Fine Coffee in Ridgefield, CT. Her work will be on display starting on January 26th. Amy Oestreicher is a twenty-seven year old artist, actress, musician, orator and writer residing in Westport, CT. The fulfillment of her dream to act was shockingly interrupted when, at the age of eighteen, she suffered a blood clot that left her in a coma for months and unable to eat or drink for over three years. Almost thirty surgeries later, Amy is still courageously fighting medical setbacks, and uses her painting and mixed media creations to transcend ten years of emotional and physical trauma. Her art demonstrates her journey into daylight and into a life of normalcy, which she is still traveling. Amy's work explores complicated themes of betrayal, leaping into the void, uncertainty, fate, flight, and rising up from ashes.

Landmark Commuity Theatre Presents Arsenic & Old Lace--Thomaston

03/14/2015 to 03/29/2015

158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

Landmark Community Theatre Hosts Arsenic & Old Lace on March, 14, 20,21,27,28 at 8PM and March 15, 22, and 29 at 2PM.  Adults $24.  Seniors/Students: $20.  Call or check the website for ticket information.

Kent Art Association Hosts Members Show

03/14/2015 to 04/12/2015

21 South Main St., Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860-927-3989.

Kent Art Association's members show opens on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 2 to 5 PM with an opening reception.  The show runs through April 12, 2015 and is open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 5PM. 

Arsenic & Old Lace

03/14/2015 to 03/29/2015

158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-283-6250.

 Friday:8pm Saturday:8pm Sunday:2pm 

Cost: $24 per ticker 

Arsenic & Old Lace centers on two elderly sisters who are famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for their numerous acts of charity. Unfortunately, however, their charity includes poisoning lonely old men who come to their home looking for lodging. We meet Mortimer Brewster as he stumbles upon his aunts’ cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers, another nephew who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar; and a third nephew that appears after having just escaped from a mental institution and has received plastic surgery performed by his accomplice, Dr. Einstein. In his adroit mixture of comedy and mayhem, Kesselring satirizes the charitable impulse as he pokes fun at the conventions of the theater.

Haight-Brown Vineyard Hosts Winemaker Tasting--Litchfield

03/26/2015 to 03/28/2015

29 Chestnut Hill Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4045.

March 26-28--Winemaker Tasting. Join our wine maker, Jacques Van der Vyer for a wine tasting from a technical perspective. Snacks will be served. $35 per person; March promotion 2FOR1 applies; Bring a Guest on us! Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Classes Saturday and Sunday @ 1 and 3 PM. $35 per person; Register www.haightvineyards.com. March promotion 2FOR1 applies; Bring a Guest on us! Tapas Night--Saturday @ 6:30 PM. Dinner served as a series of small, savory plates with wine
$50 per person.  Call to register or go on the website.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents I Loved, I lost, I made Spaghetti--Waterbury

03/26/2015 to 04/26/2015

Plank Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI March 26-April 26--Adapted by Jacques LaMarre from the memoir by Gulia Melucci. Life is just a bowl of pasta! Giulia is a single New Yorker who really knows how to deliver in the one room where it counts — the kitchen. Publishing pro by day and domestic diva by night, she knows how to whip up mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Unfortunately, her prowess with pasta is not matched by her taste in men, who all seem to eat and run. Conjuring up a culinary masterpiece (cooking a three-course meal live on stage before our eyes) Gulia recounts stories about the men in her life and the meals that she made for them. Can she find Mr. Right or will she end up getting burned? A mouth-watering comedy, this deliciously hilarious play celebrates Italian home cooking as both an expression of love and a source of comfort when the romance goes cold. Check the website for ticket information.

Seven Angels Theatre Presents I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti--Waterbury

03/26/2015 to 04/26/2015

Plank Road, Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-757-4676.

Adapted by Jacques LaMarre from the memoir by Gulia Melucci. Life is just a bowl of pasta! Giulia is a single New Yorker who really knows how to deliver in the one room where it counts — the kitchen. Publishing pro by day and domestic diva by night, she knows how to whip up mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Unfortunately, her prowess with pasta is not matched by her taste in men, who all seem to eat and run. Conjuring up a culinary masterpiece (cooking a three-course meal live on stage before our eyes) Gulia recounts stories about the men in her life and the meals that she made for them. Can she find Mr. Right or will she end up getting burned? A mouth-watering comedy, this deliciously hilarious play celebrates Italian home cooking as both an expression of love and a source of comfort when the romance goes cold. Check the website for further information.