Listings for May 10

May 10, 2013

Dining listings

SATURDAY, MAY 11

BRISTOL

PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER FOR LARRY MARTIN. Martin has stage IV brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme and undergoing radiation and chemo. 5 to 9 p.m. Besides dinner, there will be carousel rides, raffles, 50/50 and silent auction items. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 478-6308, (860) 796-5342, Lesley at (860) 796-6049, Gus (860) 307-4842. LarryMartinFund.com.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12

OTHER

BRUNCH ON THE PARK. 11 a.m. Celebrate mother with a spread at New Britain Museum of American Art prepared by Jordan Caterers, including scrambled eggs with chives, breakfast sausage, apple wood smoked bacon, challah pecan French toast casserole with maple syrup, roasted red potatoes, orange tarragon chicken breast. Cash wine bar with coffee, teas, and juices. Free admission to the museum for mothers from noon to 5 p.m. Join a docent for an American Masterpieces Tour at 1 p.m. Take an hour-long journey through the collection. At 3 p.m., listen to soprano Kelly Boudreaux, tenor David Boudreaux, and pianist Natasha Ulyanovsky perform popular arias and duets. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $35 per person. Reservations. (860) 229-0257, ext 210. Seating limited. The tour and music series are free with museum admission. Mothers are admitted free all day.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

PLAINVILLE

ANNUAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE FESTIVAL.  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shortcakes will be served at the church as well as take out. Deliveries for orders of 10 or more. PlainvilleMethodistChurch, 56 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville. (860) 747-2328, (860) 793-9590.

 

Health listings

TUESDAY, MAY 14

BRISTOL

SKIN CANCER SCREENING. For Bristol and Burlington residents only. 1 to 3 p.m. Held by the Bristol-Burlington Health District. DouglasBealsSeniorCenter, in the wellness clinic, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Sleeveless shirts and shorts recommended. Free. (860) 584-7682.

 

Kids listings

FRIDAY, MAY 10

BRISTOL

FAMILY FISHING NIGHT. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Attendees will start with some pizza and afterward head to IndianLake for fishing. Canoes will be available. Bring your own pole and bait. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $8 for 10 and older, $5 for children 3 to 9. Children under 3 are admitted free. Register. (860) 583-1234, ELCCT.org

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

BRISTOL

TEEN FLOAT NIGHT. 6;30 to 8:30 p.m. Exclusive for middle school students ages 11 to 14. Let loose at the pool and make new friends. Free swim, floats, diving board, music, food, and make your own sundae bar. Dennis Malone Aquatics Center, 325 Mix St., Bristol. $7. Register, BristolRec.com, (860) 584-3837. joshuamedeiros@ci.bristol.ct.us

 

OTHER

PGA TOUR CHARITIES SUZY WHALEY GIRLS GOLF FAIR. Session 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Session 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special guest Lexi Thompson, the youngest player to win an LPGA event at the age of 16. Open to juniors ages 5 to 17, no prior golf experience necessary, no equipment required. Suzy Whaley and other professionals will give instruction. TPCRiver highlands, One Golf Club Rd., Cromwell. (860) 635-5000. Register, LPGAFoundation.org/2013-cobrapuma-girls-golf-fairs.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12

OTHER

FAMILY SUNDAY. MOTHER’S DAY. 2 p.m. Mothers accompanied by their children are admitted for half price. View antique post cards. Print a post card for mom for Mother’s Day. New England Carousel Musem, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Members free. $5 for children, $6 for adult, children under 1 free. TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

OTHER

POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3RD ANNUAL ACADEMIC FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE. 6 to 8 p.m. For families interested in Pre-K3 and-4 to Grade 8. PopeJohnPaulIISchool, 221 Farmington Ave., New Britain. PJP2School.org, (860) 225-4275.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16

BRISTOL

GIRLS NIGHT OUT. 6 to 7:30 p.m. “On Patrol” with Officer Suzanne Howard, Patrol Division, city of Bristol. Learn what ti takes to pursue a career in law enforcement. For girls ages 8 to 13. Healthy snack and refreshments will be served. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. Free, but registration required. (860) 314-1400. Made possible by a grant from The Main Street Community Foundation’s Women and Girls’ Fund.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

OTHER

LITTLE MISS STRAWBERRY PAGEANT. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Register by Friday, May 17. Petite Miss Strawberry, 18 months to 3 years; Little Miss Strawberry, 4 to 6 years; Miss Strawberry, 7 to 9 p.m. Entry fee is $45 and includes a t-shirt, one free hot dog or hamburger and small strawberry shortcake. Winners receive a crown and sash. Winner rides in car show parade. New HorizonsVillage, Bliss Road, Farmington. Register at NewHorizonsInc.org/eventssports.html. (860) 673-8893.

 

JULY 15-26

OTHER

YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER PREPARATORY PROGRAM. Every day from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. with final performance on last day of class. Introduction course to prepare young actors. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $650 per student. Food will not be provided. PlayhouseonPark.org

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL/ SOUTHINGTON/ PLAINVILLE

MOM’S CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON STORYTIME. Third Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol in the children’s department.

 

Meetings listings

THURSDAY, MAY 16

BRISTOL

BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m., business meeting. 11:30 p.m., refreshments. Noon, speaker, Lisabeth Billingsley, “How to Press Flowers and Make a Picture or Greeting Card.” Speaker is open to the public. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (203) 879-2921.

 

MONDAY, MAY 29

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. J. Timothy’s Taverne, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. RelayforLife.org/plainvillect

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON, PLAINVILLE, BRISTOL

MOMS CLUB OF SOUTHINGTON. The group is for stay-at-home moms who are residents of Southington, Plantsville, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, New Britain, or Kensington. If you are interested in joining or finding out more, contact southingtonmomsclub@gmail.com or call: (860) 385-1331

 

BRISTOL

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF BRISTOL. Second Monday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oasis Diner, Pine Street, Bristol.

 

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE ROTARY CLUB. Mondays at 12:15 p.m. J. Timothy’s Restaurant, New Britain Avenue, Plainville. PlainvilleCTRotary.org.

 

Miscellaneous listings

FRIDAY, MAY 10

OTHER

LAUREN DRAIN, FORMER MEMBER OF THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH. 7 p.m. She is the author of “Banished: Surviving My Life in the WestboroBaptistChurch.” The WestboroBaptistChurch is a cult that melds a fervent belief in the Bible with a message of hate. Drain will appear in conversation with Susan Campbell. A book signing will follow. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. MarkTwainHose.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

MAY 10 to JUNE 7

BRISTOL

‘GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE THIS.’ Solo photo exhibit by local photographer Mike Chaiken. Opening reception on Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Sunday 12 to 3 p.m. and Monday and Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. Exhibit not recommended for those under the age of 18. Bare Bones, 156 School St., Bristol. Tickets to the reception are $7 in advance at Meetup.com/barebones or $10 at the door. Sponsored by Lindsay Vigue Photography.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

BRISTOL

TAG SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade jewelry, make-up, other products on sale to help the St. John’s Youth Group Mission Trip to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Purchase a table for this event. Space is limited. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 851 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 919-7669.

 

SINGLES SWEETHEART DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to the music of Tasteful Productions. Nuchies Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. Dress to impress. $12 for members, and $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229.

 

PRESERVING FAMILY PAPERS AND TREASURES. 1 p.m. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. Christina McCarthy of YaleUniversity will discuss the basics of good preservation techniques for valuable papers, books, photographs, etc. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. Free.

 

PLAINVILLE

HOLISTIC FAIR. Sponsored by the Sunflower Bungalow of Southington. 12 to 4 p.m. Assorted vendors including rocks, minerals, organic tea, crafters, jewelers. Benefit for the Plainville Food Pantry. Requested entrance donations include household paper goods, toiletries, non-perishable food items. RockWellsDance Hall, 161 Woodford Ave., Plainville. (860) 989-0033. Vendor space available.

 

SOUTHINGTON

FUND RAISER FOR GUNSMOKE. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gunsmoke is a baby appaloosa horse who was unable to walk or eat. She had to be brought to the EquineCenter in New York, needing plasma transfers and a low white blood cell count. The bill totaled over $7,000. A young girl is holding a bake sale in Southington at Brookside Pawn, Queen Street, to help raise money for the bill. Tag sale, raffles, hot dogs and soda.

 

OTHER

BASTING DAY WITH THE FARMINGTON VALLEY QUILTERS. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12

OTHER

SECOND SUNDAY COMMUNITY FREE DAY. Noon to 5 p.m. MattatuckMuseum offers free admission to families and visitors of all ages. MattatuckMuseum,144 West Main St., Waterbury. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.

 

MONDAY, MAY 13

PLAINVILLE

THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Business meeting, 6:30 p.m. Scholarship presentation, 7 p.m. Meet the recipient and view examples of their artwork. Small Conference Room, Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Public welcome. Breakfast at 9 a.m. that morning at the Oasis, Pine Street, Bristol. (860) 589-3599.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14

OTHER

MEET A ZOO VET: LEARNING ABOUT CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL CARE FOR ZOO BIRDS AND BEASTS. 7:30 p.m. Held by The Parrot Club. Veterans Memorial clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge Dr., EastHartford. TheParrotClub.org

 

MAY 15 to JUNE 30

OTHER

CTAL @ EBK. Art exhibit featuring members of website CTArtList.com. EBK Gallery, 43 Crossroads Plaza, West Hartford. Opening reception on Friday, May 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16

OTHER

‘THE CARDBOARD BERNINI.’ 5:30 p.m. A film screening. Discussion and Q&A to follow with filmmaker Olympia Stone. Documentation of the three year process of artist James Grashow as he creates a giant fountain with the intention of placing it outside to disintegrate. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $7 for members, $12 for non-members. MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381 ext. 110.

 

MAY 16, 23

SOUTHINGTON

BINGO. Thursday. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Games begin at 6:45 p.m. St. Aloysius Church, Plantsville. (860) 276-9208.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

BRISTOL

THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Walmart, 1400 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

‘GREAT GATSBY’ BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT, R.I. Leave Bristol Commons at 8 a.m. Return at 7 p.m. Held by the Manross Memorial Library, Forestville. $86, includes bus transportation and driver’s gratuity, admission to the Rosecliff Mansion and Marble House (audio guides available) and lunch at the La Forge Casino restaurant. Register now. Seating limited. Payment due within three days of registration. (860) 584-7790.

 

PLAINVILLE

RELAY FOR LIFE OF PLAINVILLE TAG SALE. Multi-family. 174 West Main St., Plainville.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION COLLECTING DONATIONS. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a new bridge behind the Korean War monument on Memorial Boulevard. Stop and Shop, 597 Farmington Ave., Bristol.

 

SOUTHINGTON

SWING FORE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CT GOLF TOURNAMENT. Hosted by Charity Cycling Challenge, Inc. Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Southington. Golfers must register in advance. Entry/ sponsorship opportunities available. (860) 261-7326, info@charitycyclingchallenge.com

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

BRISTOL

THE ENGLISH LADY, MAUREEN HASELEY-JONES. 1 to 2:30 p.m. “How to Create a Beautiful Garden That Flourishes.” Part of the “Garden Earth” lecture series. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790. BristolLib.com

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

BRISTOL

BROOKLYN BRIDGE GUIDED WALKING TOUR BUS TRIP. Shop D.U.M.B.O. and one hour ride on luxury yacht. Leaves from Judd Street, Bristol. Held by Zion Lutheran Church. $75. (860) 589-7744, sdzionbristol@sbcglobal.net

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

BRISTOL

THE 12TH ANNUAL FRED SOLIANI MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Bristol Lions Club. (Rain date July 11.) Scramble format with men’s, women’s, and mixed foursomes. $155 per golfer. Benefits scholarships in Soliani’s memory. Chippanee Golf Club, Marsh Road, Bristol. (860) 583-6985, gerardl9@att.net, (860) 212-2636.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11

OTHER

PLYMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. Pequabuck Golf Club, Plymouth. (860) 584-4718, (860) 584-4722, info@CentralCTChambers.org, PlymouthCTChamber.org

 

JULY 26-29

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C. Sponsored by Korean Veterans Association. Visit attractions and landmarks, tour of monuments, Smithsonian Museum, Marine Barracks Program, Arlington Cemetery, Air and Space Museum, new Pentagon Memorial, downtown Washington D.C. Staying at Clarion Hotel, 6400 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, Md. 20745. Seven seats still available. Single occupancy, $525, double occupancy, $450. Contact Robert Barnet, 105 Jerome Ave., Bristol, (860) 582-3356 for more information.

 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

BRISTOL

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT. 9:30 a.m., registration. 10:45 a.m., shot gun start. Tunxis Plantation, Farmington. (860) 584-4718. CentralCTChambers.org

 

SUNDAY, AUG. 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL HALF MARATHON AND RELAY RACE. 7:30 a.m. Benefit for Fisher House CT. Begins and ends at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center, 842 Clark Ave., Bristol. Bristol firefighters will hold a barbeque, live music, “Touch a Truck” and more. First, second, and third place winners. BristolHalfMarathonandRelay.com, 1-860-583-4800, 1-888-300-4469.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

OTHER

NEW BRITAIN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. If interested, contacted nbhsclassof77@yahoo.com

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

BRISTOL

HARLEY DAVIDSON 110TH ANNIVERSARY RALLY. 1 p.m. Held by Yankee Harley-Davidson and Fisher House CT. Starts at Yankee Harley, Farmington Avenue, Bristol. Ride ends at New Britain Stadium for a New Britain Rock Cats Game. $30 per rider, $20 per passenger, includes tickets to the game. $25 for raffle ticket to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. (860) 583-4800, 1-888-300-4469, KCreedLaw.com and click on the Harley Ride button.

 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10

PLAINVILLE

PLAINVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF OUTING. Chippanee Country Club, Marsh Road, Plainville. (860) 747-6867. plvchamber@snet.net

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

OTHER

GOLDEN KIELBASA VETERANS OPEN. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. Stanley Golf Course, New Britain. $125 per player. GoldenKielbasa.org

 

SEPT. 27-28

OTHER

COMBINED REUNION OF 1963 GRADUATES OF ALL NEW BRITAIN SCHOOLS. Pat Wysocki Anderson, (860) 229-4536, Jane Reynolds Pallokat, (860) 485-1501. nbhs_phs1063@yahoo.com

 

NOW thru MAY 31

BRISTOL

WIDE SELECTION OF SPRING PLANTS. Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays in May. Geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, hanging baskets, plus flats of annuals and vegetable plants. The Growing Center at Bristol ARC, 621 Jerome Ave., Bristol.

 

NOW thru MAY 31

BRISTOL

HAPPINESS IS… AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY THE FARMINGTON VALLEY ARTISTS. Phyllis R. Bailley, Barbara Scott, Zofia Soto, and Agnes Wong. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

NOW thru DEC. 8

BRISTOL

‘ART DECO TIMEPIECES: TREASURES OF THE JAZZ AGE.’ Guest curated by Strickland Vintage Watches of Tampa, Fla. Celebration of the timepieces produced in the Art Deco era. Includes 25 watches from the 1920s to 30s, as well as advertisements from that period. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Info@clockmuseum.org, (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

NOW thru MAY 31

SOUTHINGTON

ART EXHIBIT AT THE GALLERY AT THE ORCHARDS. Cheshire residents Ann O’Brien, Maria Colacrai, and Rita Sarris. The Gallery at The Orchards in the Community Room, second floor, The Orchards, 34 Hobart St., Southington. Gallery is run by Southington Arts and Crafts Association. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonOrchards.org

 

NOW thru JUNE 2

OTHER

‘A JOINT VENTURE: THE COLLECTION OF THOMAS AND KATHRYN COX.’ An exhibit of 28 works of art ranging from paintings, watercolors, and pastels to bronze sculpture and porcelain and glass objects. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. New BritainMuseum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for students, free for children under 12. Free admission on Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. NBMAA.org, (860) 229-0257.

 

NOW THRU MAY 12

OTHER

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND HIS WORLD. Museum hours on Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Toulouse-Lautrec collection is housed at the HerakleidonMuseum in Athens, Greece and traveling outside of Europe for the first time. At the center of the exhibit is a collection of 150 rare works on paper by Toulouse-Lautrec. New BritainMuseum American Art, 56 Lexington St., New Britain. Admission is $12, senior citizens for $10, students for $8, children under 12 free. Free admission from 10 a.m .to noon Saturdays. NBMAA.org

 

ONGOING

OTHER

ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES. Available by appointment. Learn to search the internet, set up an email account and use Word. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, ext. 2.

 

SOUTHINGTON

BEGINNER LINE AND PARTNER DANCE LESSONS. Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. No partner needed. Cadillac Ranch, 45 Judd Lane, Southington. $5 per person. dance@caddyranch.com

 

BRISTOL

MICROSOFT OFFICE TRAINING WORKSHOPS.Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. No charge. Register. For schedule, go to BristolLib.com

 

BINGO. Fridays. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. First ball called at 6:45 p.m. St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol.

 

BINGO. Every Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Free coffee and cookies. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

CARD NIGHT. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

CENTER-LEFT-RIGHT. Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

SET BACK. Thursdays at 7 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

MUSIC AND KARAOKE. Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol. No cover

 

PLAINVILLE

FREE MEAL, ‘FOOD FOR FRIENDS.’ Wednesdays, 3 to 6 p.m. Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, 115 West Main St., Plainville.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 33. Returning veterans are invited to support this organization. 7 Race Ave., Plainville. (860) 747-9074.

 

Music listings

FRIDAY, MAY 10

BRISTOL

BLUE COLLAR PROJECT. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

GOODHEAD. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

BROWN SUGAR DJ PARTY. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 in advance. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-860-312-5050.

 

BARRY MANILOW. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $175, $75, and $55. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000.

 

ALL TIME HIGH. Pub 32, University of Connecticut campus, Storrs.

 

TOM RUSSELL. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $30. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

OTHER

CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA. 8 p.m. “Don Giovanni.” The Garde Theater, 325 State St., New London. TheVirtuosi.org

 

SPIN DOCTORS. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

BRISTOL

ALL TIME HIGH. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

‘LET THERE BE MUSIC.’ 7 p.m. Presented by The Bristol Choral Society. 7 p.. ChippensHillMiddle School, 551 Peacedale St., Bristol. $10. Tickets available at BristolChoralSociety.org or Michael’s Jewelers, Bristol Commons, Peter Frederick’s salon, 16 East Main St., Forestville, Nauti-Cuts, Farmington Avenue, Bristol, Beacon Pharmacy, South Street, Bristol, or at the door. For information, call Ken Ferris (860) 675-3915.

 

OTHER

LIPBONE REDDING AND THE LIPBONE ORCHESTRA. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $18, $28. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

SUNDAY, MAY 12

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

AYLA BROWN. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH WITH LIPBONE REDDING (SOLO). 11 a.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $30. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

MONDAY, MAY 13

BRISTOL

DIVISI. CentralConnecticutStateUniversity’s male a capella group. 7:30 p.m. BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. No admission charge. Free will offering accepted.

 

BEER PONG. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

THE MAIN STREET CRUISERS. Noon and 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14

BRISTOL

KARAOKE WITH JENNI B. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

THE GROOVEMATICS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

BRISTOL

MUG NIGHT WITH DJ CHRIS AND JT. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

SUGAR. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16

BRISTOL

OPEN MIC WITH GARY AND PETE PATRONE. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

DRAW THE LINE-A TRIBUTE TO AEROSMITH. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. Must be 21 or older. MoheganSun.com

 

ONGOING

BRISTOL

KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9 p.m. to close. Bristol Polish Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol.

 

KARAOKE WEDNESDAYS. Live with Lauren. 9 p.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

KARAOKE AND DJ MUSIC. Every Friday 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

KARAOKE AND DJ MUSIC. Saturdays, 9 p.m. to closing. Open to the public. The BristolFrench Club, Barlow Street, Bristol.

 

KARAOKE/ DANCE PARTY DJ/ FREE POOL ALL NIGHT. Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays. Full food menu each night. Thursdays no cover. Fridays no cover till 8 p.m. and trivia at 8 p.m. Saturdays dance lessons at 7 p.m. Illusions Dance Club and Restaurant and Karaoke Lounge, 1639 Wolcott Rd., Wolcott. IllusionsDanceClub.com

 

Performance listings

MAY 10 to JUNE 15

OTHER

‘THE BOYS NEXT DOOR.’ A play by Tom Griffen. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31-31 Webster Square Rd., Route 9, exit 22, Mill Street, Berlin. Theater is cabaret-style, bring your own food and drink. (860) 829-1248, CTCabaret.com

 

SATURDAY, MAY 11

OTHER

DOUG STANHOPE. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25, $35, and $45 in advance. Mature audiences only. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

MAY 16-18

OTHER

JOE MATARESE. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for advance general admission, and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two-drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru MAY 11

PLAINVILLE

‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC.’ Presented by the Plainville Choral Society. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. Tickets available at Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shop, JP Jewelers, PlainvilleSeniorCenter, Irene’s Culinary in Forestville, and Saint’s Restaurant in Southington. (860) 747-5695, PCSMusic.org

 

NOW thru MAY 12

OTHER

‘LOOPED.’ Starring Stefanie Powers. About legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $35. Bushnell.org, (860) 987-5900.

 

NOW thru MAY 11

OTHER

DONNELL RAWLINGS. Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP. Add $10 for day of show. Two drink minimum. 21-plus. ComixatFoxwoods.com

 

NOW thru MAY 12

OTHER

‘GUYS AND DOLLS.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $23 for adults, $19.50 for seniors and students. LandMarkCommunityTheatre.org, (860) 283-6250.

 

NOW thru MAY 18

OTHER

‘RIDING THE TURNPIKE.’ Performed by the HartBeat Ensemble. A theatrical piece that explores the variations and definitions of trafficked women, survival sex workers, and volunteer sex workers. The Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

Hartbeatensemble.org/rt, (860) 548-9144.

 

Senior listings

MAY 28-30

BRISTOL

BUS TRIP TO THE SIGHT AND SOUND THEATRES IN LANCASTER, PENN. Sponsored by the BristolSeniorCenter. Stay two nights in the Cork Factory Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel. Highlights include horse drawn carriage ride through the back roads of authentic Amish Farms, behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Theatre, reserved seats at the Sight and Sound Theatres to watch “Noah” on a 300-foot stage, also take a visit to a private Amish farm and home. Includes deluxe motor coach, two nights at hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing. For prices, contact June McCarthy at the BristolSeniorCenter at (860) 584-7895.

 

Support group listings

ONGOING

OTHER

GRIEF RECOVERY AFTER A SUBSTANCE PASSING. A support group for families or individuals who had a loved one die as a result of substance abuse or addiction. The last Thursday or each month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Beacon Falls Congregational Church, 69 Wolfe Ave., Beacon Falls. GraspValleyCt@aol.com, GraspValleyCt@att.net, (203) 231-6705, (203) 305-98-9. Pre-registration required. Grasphelp.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No need to register. All are welcome. Connecticutoa.org, (860) 218-8550.

 

SOUTHINGTON

HEALING EMOTIONALLY ABUSED LIVES (HEAL). Second Tuesday of the 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hospital of CentralConnecticut, 81 Meriden Ave., Southington, Conference Room B, Second Floor. Free. Emotionalheal.org., (203) 305-2137.

 

BRISTOL

OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Saturdays at 11 a.m. BristolHospital Small Dining Room, Brewster Road, Bristol. All are welcome. (203) 755-8922.

 

AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s LutheranChurch, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome.

 

BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Wheelchair accessible, off-street handicapped accessible. CTFightsMS.org, 1-800-FIGHT MS.

 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY. 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Covers all hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Bethel Christian Church, 750 Stevens St., Bristol. There is a dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $4 and all adults are welcome. (860) 582-3995.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 7 p.m. every Friday at Bristol Recovery Club, 67 West St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. (888) 825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at First Congregational Church, 31 Maple St., Bristol. 7 p.m. every Monday, United MethodistChurch, 56 Redstone Rd., Plainville. 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St.www.ct-al-anon.org (888) 825-2666.

 

AL-ANON MEETING - 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at BristolBaptistChurch, 43 School St., Bristol. For anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Newcomers welcome. No fee for attending. 1-888-825-2666 or www.ct-al-anon.org.

 

AL-ANON MEETING- 8 p.m. every Friday night at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1025 Stafford Ave. Has someone else’s drinking affected your life? No charge to attend.

 

PLAINVILLE

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For men and women trying to recover from compulsive debting and spending. Wheeler Clinic, Room A, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-3766, DANewEngland.org

 

AL-ANON MEETING. For families and friends in different locations throughout the week. 10 a.m., Mondays at Plainville Congregational Church, 130 Main St., (Route 372), Plainville. Mondays at 7 p.m., United MethodistChurch of Plainville, 55 Red Stone Hill Rd., Plainville and Fridays at 7 p.m., Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Route 177. ct-al-anon.org, 888-825-2666.

 

PLAINVILLE MS SUPPORT GROUP. 7 to 9 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. (860) 793-9589. CTFightsMS.org

 

Divisi, a male a capella group from Central Connecticut State University performs at Bristol Baptist Church on Monday night.

Divisi, a male a capella group from Central Connecticut State University performs at Bristol Baptist Church on Monday night.

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