Thursday at 6:30 p.m. , Wadsworth Atheneums’s executive director Susan Talbot will welcome Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang for a program that will include a screening of the award-winning film,”The Great Beauty.”
The program, titled “On Stage David Lang & Susan Talbot” will include a discussion the Yale professor about his music and involvement in filmmaker Pablo Sorrentino films.
On Thursday, The United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut will host its “Red, White and Chocolate” fundraiser benefiting its Women’s Leadership Council.
The tasty evening will be held at The Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park and will feature 30 wines from eight distributors and assorted Munson’s chocolates. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The party begins at 5: 30 p.m. Information: unitedwayinc.org
Think of it as a winter block party.
The festivities begin with cocktails and appetizers at UConn Law School, followed by dinner at 31 different homes and then dessert and coffee for everyone at yet another home.
Proceeds from the event benefit the West End Civic Association.
Like so many others, are you afraid spring is just never going to arrive? Cheer up! There is hope in the form of a little furry forecaster at the Lutz Children’s Museum Sunday. (And you can catch her act long before settling down for the annual Super Bowl contest.)
Chuckles VIII, the resident groundhog there, will do her Groundhog Day duty and depending on whether she sees his shadow or not, determine if there are six more weeks of winter or a spring that is just around the corner.
The season predicting “coming out” will happen just before 7 a.m. Coffee and breakfast foods will be available. Information: 860-643-0949 or lutzmuseum.org
Also this weekend, whether you have or have not seen ”War Horse,” head over to the Bushnell for its production of the Broadway and Oscar-nominated hit. Bring tissues and your listening ears. Joey the horse and the incredible puppeteers more than deserved the opening night standing ovation.
Also, Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” continues at Hartford Stage and over at TheaterWorks, catch ”Freud’s Last Session .”