Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Event: Shadow of the House: A Film about Artist Abelardo Morell--Ridgefield

08/18/2013

258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT 06877. Phone: 203-438-4519.

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 3-5PM the Aldrich will present Shadow of the House, an intimate portrait of the Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell, whose work is on view at the Museum in Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection in partnership with Connecticut Film Festival. Morell's life seems quite ordinary on the surface, but our understanding of the artist deepens as layer after layer of the man and his influences are revealed: the compelling journey as he flees Castro in the early sixties; growing up as a teenager in New York; life as both an American family man and a Cuban refugee, who feels more American than Cuban; a photographer who feels safer working at home, but whose career increasingly pulls him into the outside world. Director Allie Humenuk works alone as she follows Morell for over seven years at work, at home, and abroad. Because of an offer to make a book, Morell returns to Cuba in 2002 for the first time since his escape in 1962. The trip pushes him to confront his past and his familial allegiances—his parents fiercely object to his return. Finally, after forty years of being stateless, Morell becomes an American citizen. Member:  Free, Non-members Free with Admission. 

Sharon Audubon Center, Feathers!

08/18/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

1 p.m. Free. Feathers have many different uses other than just helping birds fly. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to observe and identify various types of feathers, learn about why there are laws against having wild bird feathers, and the many jobs they hold. 

Sharon Audubon Center,Feathers!

08/18/2013

325 Cornwall Bridge Rd., Sharon, CT Phone: (860) 364-0520.

1:00pm. Free!. Feathers have many different uses other than just helping birds fly. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to observe and identify various types of feathers, learn about why there are laws against having wild bird feathers, and the many jobs they hold. More info to follow.

Thomaston Summer Concert at Seth Thomas Park Featuring Premier Jazz/Swing Band

08/19/2013

South Main Street, Thomaston, CT 06787. Phone: 860-484-4976.

On August 19, 2013 the Fine Arts Connection free summer concert series will feature the Premier Jazz/Swing Band.  Free parking is available at the Unimetals Company, across from the park on the Elm Street side.  In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Thomaston High School on Route 109.

Imagine Nation Museum - Countdown To Kindergarten

08/21/2013

1 Pleasant St., Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Wednesday, August 21 from 9:30am-11:30am all Bristol children entering kindergarten in the Fall are invited to "Countdown To Kindergarten".  Countdown to Kindergarten is a program designed to help new kindergarten students get ready for the first year of school! Children will meet other children, hear "going to school" stories, ride a real school bus, make fun school crafts, and meet a kindergarten teacher.  Parents will find out what their child will experience during his/her first year at school. This program is designed to celebrate and support the transition into kindergarten and is presented by the Bristol School Readiness Council, Bristol Public Library, and the Imagine Nation Museum.

Mattatuck Museum -Cinema Summer: Pretty in Pink, 1986

08/21/2013

144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381 extension 30.

8 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. Join us for the John Hughes 1980s classic, Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwold, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer, Andrew McCarthy, and James Spader.

Litchfield Historical Society Leather Apron Book Club

08/21/2013

7 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-4501.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Ages 9+. $10 for members; $15 for non-members.

Danbury Concerts on the Green

08/22/2013

Ives Street and National Place, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-792-1711.

Danbury Drum Corps. All concerts free to the public. Opening act beings at 7 p.m.; main performer at 8 p.m.

Dropkick Murphys

08/22/2013

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203 837 9226.

DROPKICK MURPHYS with Swingin’ Utters and BarRoom Heroes 6 p.m. gates / 7:30 p.m. showTickets: $30 General Admission / $35 Day-of-Show General Admission

Dropkick Murphys

08/22/2013

43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: 203 837 9226.

DROPKICK MURPHYS with Swingin’ Utters and BarRoom Heroes 6 p.m. gates / 7:30 p.m. showTickets: $30 General Admission / $35 Day-of-Show General Admission