Warner Theatre Presents Sesame Street Live--"Elmo Makes Music"--Torrington

04/09/2014

68 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 860-489-7180.

Wednesday, April 9 at 10:30 am & 6:30 pm. Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other - monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music," on April 9th at 10:30 am and 6:30 pm at the Warner Theatre. Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song." Presented by Vee Productions. Tickets are $24-$57 (all fees included). $57 ticket includes Meet & Greet.

Infinity Music Hall Presents The Manhattan Transfer--Norfolk

04/09/2014

Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014 • The Manhattan Transfer • 8:00 pm. It's been nearly forty years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song. Hauser had been in doo-wop groups, folk groups, and even in a short-lived quintet named The Manhattan Transfer, but as the sounds of jazz, R&B, pop, rock 'n' roll, salsa and swing poured out of brownstones, Hauser now dreamt of four-part harmonies without limits. In the Fall of 1972, Hauser's taxi fare was an aspiring young singer named Laurel Massé, who was familiar with the sole album by Hauser's earlier Manhattan Transfer combo, and was looking to form a group. A few weeks later, another of Hauser's fares invited him to a party where he met Brooklyn native Janis Siegel; although already in a group, Siegel agreed to help out on some demos and before long she was the third member of The Manhattan Transfer. As Hauser, Massé and Siegel began rehearsing, Massé's then-boyfriend, who was drumming in a Broadway pit band, introduced Hauser and Siegel to Alan Paul, who was co-starring in the original production of Grease, and the rest, as they say, is history. Signed to Atlantic Records by the legendary head of the label, Ahmet Ertegun, the group released their self-titled debut in 1975; the second single from the album, a remake of the Friendly Brothers gospel classic "Operator," gave the group their first national hit. "Operator" took radio stations by storm, from the opening four-part a cappella intro to Siegel's emotional lead vocal, eventually peaking in the Top 20. 

Warner Theatre - Sesame Street Live!: Elmo Makes Music - Torrington

04/09/2014

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

Sesame Street Live!: Elmo Makes Music Wednesday, April 9 Two Performances: 10:30am & 6:30pm. Meet & Greet tickets available! Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other - monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

History Bities Lecture Series --Torrington Works with Mark McEachern, Torrington Historical Society

04/10/2014

192 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: 203-266-5196.

On Thursday , April 10, 2014 at noon the Torrington Historical Society continues the History Bites Series with Mark McEachern, Ex. Director -- Torrington Works.  Drawing from the Torrington Historical Society's rich photographic collection, this visual presentation will illustrate residents at work from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century.  Free and open to the public. 

Barkhamsted Historical Society Hosts The Victorian Lady

04/11/2014

Pleasant Valley, CT 06063. Phone: 860-738-1152.

Kandie Carle gives a performance of" The Victorian Lady". The Barkhamsted Historical Society invites you to join us on Friday,April 11th @ 7PM at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Rd,Pleasant Valley,CT, for a special one woman show by Ms.Carle as she takes the audience on a journey of discovery by using clothing and accessories as a tool.She dresses in layer upon layer of the clothing of the chosen period (1860's) and as each piece is added,she explains how it was worn,as well as when and where it was appropriate. Throughout the presentation she shares insights into the clothing,lifestyle,manners,etiquette and customs of men,women and children.Included are interesting annecdotes and 'myth busting'.The performance is full of audience interaction and edited for those attending.Seating is limited to 90 people.Admission is free and refreshments will be served.Questions call:Noreen Watson 860 738-1152. or check our web site.

Litchfield Historical Society - Annual Meeting and Exhibit Opening

04/11/2014

Corner of East & South St., Rte. 63, CT Phone: 860-567-4501`.

5:00pm meeting starts; 6:30pm exhibit opening begins. Join us as we recap our 2013 accomplishments. After the meeting, take a walk through our Colonial Revival exhibition, "The Lure of the Litchfield Hills" and explore our new temporary exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery, "The Tale of the Spinning Wheel." Free.

Warner Theatre - Beach Boys - Torrington

04/11/2014

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

Friday, April 11 at 8pm. You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 50 years ago. And now in 2012, their 2003 Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified double platinum with over two million in sales and climbing), and it's 2007 companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world. The Beach Boys are currently led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks. Tickets on sale: 12/6/2013

Gunn Memorial Library Workshop: Fairy Houses--Washington, CT

04/12/2014

5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.

April 12th @ 1pm a workshop making Fairy Houses will be held at the Gunn Memorial Library. Capture the magic of childhood by creating a fairy house to display in your garden or home.  Take one adorable little wooden house and add pebbles, leaves, twigs, moss and silk flowers to create  your very own enchanting fairy house. A limited number of houses will be available so please register in advance.  

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at First Congregational Church-Waterbury

04/12/2014

222 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-757-0331.

On Saturday, April 2,2014 from 1-3 PM at the First Congregational Church, Waterbury the annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place.  Rain or shine.  The event includes games, giveaways, crafts and snacks for children. Cost $2 for adults. $1 for ages 3-11.  Call to make a reservation. 

NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY DOCENT SEMINAR - "Costume in Context: A Close Look at 18th Century American Dress

04/12/2014

Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937 .

Interested in joining the Newtown Historical Society as a docent?  Why not attend our next educational seminar.  Topic is costumes and will be held Saturday, April 12th.  We are excited to welcome Adrienne Saint Pierre, Curator of the Barnum Museum, as she presents the program "Costume in Context:  A Close Look at 18th Century American Dress with Hints on Making Good Reproductions".  Adrienne has been working in historic clothing and textiles for 30 years and has made a number of exact reproductions, including two copies of Emily Dickenson's only extant dress, commissioned by the Emily Dickinson Homestead in Amherst, MA.  Please email bkwilsonhistory@yahoo.com to register.  Location of the seminar will be given upon registration. 

Want more information on becoming a docent with the Newtown Historical Society?  Visit our website www.newtownhistory.org or contact our Head Docent, Amy Kerr, at amyfallaskerr@gmail.com.