Warner Theatre LISA LAMPANELLI

03/25/2017

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

Comedy's very own Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, is bringing her all-new live stand-up comedy show to The Warner Theatre in Torrington on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am at the Warner Theatre box office, www.warnertheatre.org, or charge by phone: 860-489-7180.  Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as "more than a standup -- a standout," by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from The King of All Media Howard Stern, who called her "a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who'll steal the show every time." Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli's raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and as a frequent guest on Howard Stern's Sirius XM satellite radio shows.

Warner Theatre - Nutmeg Ballet - IMPACT 2017

03/25/2017 to 03/26/2017

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.  Experience the beautiful costumes, exquisite lighting design, exciting choreography, and a cast of aspiring young artists from the Nutmeg Ballet with cameo appearances by the children of TSOB at The Nutmeg. Presented in the intimate Nancy Marine Studio Theatre, you will embrace the story, feel the music, and cherish this unique and memorable dance experience. Come be a part of the magic! Show Times- Saturday, March 19; 8 pm performance and Sunday, March 20; 2 pm performance

Warner Met Opera Mozart's Idomeneo

03/25/2017

82 Main Street, Torrington, CT Phone: 860-489-7180.

JamesLevine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

Brown Bag Book Club

03/25/2017 to 03/25/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 8608680518.

Wise Women: From Pocahontas to Sarah Winnemucca, Remarkable Stories of Native American Trailblazers by Erin H. Turner To celebrate Women’s History Month, our Brown Bag Book Club is exploring tales of Native American women. “Under the extreme circumstances that faced indigenous peoples over the centuries, brave and intelligent Native American women often put their safety and the lives of their families at risk by taking on the roles of peacemakers, diplomats, and spokeswomen for their people. Wise Women brings together their amazing stories. Encompassing states from Florida to Alaska and many different tribes, it preserves the legacies of wise women who were caught between two cultures, and yet worked tenaciously to preserve the traditions of their tribes and to teach others.” Included in the price of admission: $10 Adults; $8 Seniors; $6 Children; IAIS Members free.

March Mushroom Madness @ Sessions Woods.

03/26/2017

341 Milford St,, Burlington, CT

Join the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society's (CVMC) Annual Meeting at Sessions Woods for a free program, "Foraging Fantastic Fungi," featuring the brilliant diversity of the remarkable, beautiful, glowing, deadly, and delicious fungi found in Connecticut. The meeting provides an opportunity to talk with others interested in the field of mycology and view some of the resources available to learn more about mushrooms. The CVMC meeting will include a coffee and refreshments period at 9:30 a.m., with the presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Questions and answers will follow the program.
Please pre-register for these programs by calling 860-424- 3011 or email laura.rogers-castro@ct.gov.
Programs are free. An adult must accompany children under 12 years old. No pets allowed!

Oliver Wolcott Library Henry James: A Book Discussion Led by Mark Scarbrough

03/26/2017

160 South St., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

1-2:30 pm. Regarded as one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism, Henry James's work is valued for his psychological and moral realism, his masterful creation of character, and his assured command of the language. In this series, we'll explore two of his novels. March 26: The Spoils of Poynton In The Spoils of Poynton (1897), Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.

Miranda Vineyards Open Mic

03/26/2017

42 Ives Rd., Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

Miranda Vineyard has a history of providing a stage for new performers who go on to become quite well-known. We also provide a stage to lots of talented folks who never become famous, but who keep the arts alive and growing for all to enjoy. Most of what you'll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Our wine bar, seating area with cozy fireplace and scenic outdoor veranda seating are open during this event. So grab a bottle of wine, bring some snacks (or purchase some here) and enjoy the show.

Harwinton Historical Society "Hope, Honor, Unity and Peace - The Presidency and Legacy of John F. Kennedy"

03/26/2017

80 Bentley Dr., Harwinton, CT

Presidents are a fascinating aspect of American history. This talk will center on a presidency that is widely seen as a great period in modern U.S. history - that of John F. Kennedy. Hamish Lutris, an associate professor of history,, will be the presenter. The program will be held at the Harwinton Library from 2 to 4 PM.

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music

03/26/2017

25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

1 pm - 4 pm Featuring Abby Layne and John Alper. No admission or cover charge.

Litchfield Historical Society - Lecture: The Fourteenth Amendment

03/26/2017

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

3 pm.  Free for members $5 for non members. Join us for a lecture and accompanying 2-part book discussion led by Stephen McGrath, Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted 150 years ago to make citizens all persons born in the US and to grant citizens equal protection of the laws. Originally intended to benefit African-Americans and other racial minorities, the Amendment has since had the far reaching consequence of expanding legal and political rights for all Americans. This lecture sketches the origins of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the book discussion series explores the far-reaching consequences of the Fourteenth Amendment to the present day.