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Lots to Do As January Turns To February

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calendar_clip_art-1.29213820_std[1]Well, the good news is another month of winter is almost done. The better news is that January goes out on a great note and February begins on an even better one as the months  change.

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-winheartning 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.

Information: thewadsworth.org.

It may still be January but most people have a bit of Valentine’s Day on their minds and thatmunson means thoughts of chocolate.

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.

winebotsThat is what is happening in Hartford’s West End Saturday when more than 300 neighbors get together for the neighborhood’s annual  dine around.

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 chuckles3season 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 .”

Also, if you haven’t done it yet, this is your last weekend to take a spin around the ice skatingskating rink at Hartford’s  WinterFest at Bushnell Park. Information: hartford.com




A Valentine “Broadway – Style” From The Bushnell

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mormomBushnell officials have announced its 2013-2014 season and its a good one. “War Horse,” “The Book of Mormon” and more!

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“In a Valentine to Connecticut, The Bushnell announced today its 2013-2014 Broadway Series season.  Beginning in September 2013, The Bushnell will bring a newly reimagined MISS SAIGON, crowd-pleaser FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, magical love story GHOST THE MUSICAL, family-friendly A CHRISTMAS STORY, along with Tony Award winners WAR HORSE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, and THE BOOK OF MORMON.


Bushnell President and CEO David Fay said of the lineup, “I am thrilled that the staff at The Bushnell has again put together an exciting and well-rounded season of high-quality Broadway entertainment.  I’m especially excited that we’re co-producing a brand-new production of MISS SAIGON as well as presenting recent Tony-winning hits WAR HORSE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, and THE BOOK OF MORMON.  There is much to appeal to families, Broadway traditionalists, and those who enjoy contemporary theatrical offerings.  I think our season ticket holders will be very happy with these selections, and I’m extremely pleased to welcome Webster Bank back as co-sponsor of the Broadway Series.”  Current season ticket holders will receive their renewal packages in March, and new packages will be available in early summer – however interested patrons are encouraged to call the Box Office today to have their name placed on a waiting list. Single tickets will go on sale this summer.”