Listings for May 17

May 17, 2013

Tick Tick BOOM, above, takes on Sea Tea Improv in the CT Improv Cage Match at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford Friday night.Dining listings

FRIDAY, MAY 17

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON ELKS LODGE NO. 1669 PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER.  6 to 11 p.m. In honor of Walter Grover. Chicken, pasta with meatballs, green beans, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, draft beer, and wine. Raffles and DJ. Elks Lodge Hall, 114 Main St., Bristol. $20 per person. For tickets, stop in the Lodge Tap Room or call the Elks Lodge, (860) 628-6682, or the American Legion Post No. 72, (860) 621-4243.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. End of season buffet. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. $8 per person, all inclusive.

 

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

MONDAY, MAY 20

BRISTOL

COMMUNITY FORUM ON PREVENTING RISKY BEHAVIORS IN TEENAGERS. 6 p.m. Presented by the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital. Dr. Yifrah Kaminer, MD, professor of pediatric/adolescent psychiatry, Frank Caputo, MA/CAC, substance abuse counselor. Bristol Hospital, Brewster Road, Bristol in Hughes Auditorium, Level A. Free to Bristol and Farmington families thanks to the Bristol Local Prevention Council and the Farmington Exchange Club. Fee is $5 for all others. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21

OTHER

LEARN NATURAL SOLUTIONS TO MANAGE ADD/ ADHD SYMPTOMS. 7 to 8 p.m. “The Mystery of Hidden Allergies. Psychedelic Man, Why is my Food that Color?” Guest speaker: Kelly Fuerstenberg, wellness coach Wolcott Activity and LearningCenter, Wolcott. Free. (203) 879-8987 to RSVP.

 

Kids listings

SUNDAY, MAY 19

BRISTOL

FAMILY FOREST WALK. 2 to 3 p.m. Hike on the trails while investigating the sights, smells, and sounds of the forest. Plants and animals of the forest will be explored along the way. BarnesNatureCenter, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Wear appropriate walking shoes. $10 per family. Free to members of ELCCT. (860) 583-1234, ELCCT.org

 

AN INTERACTIVE THEATER PRESENTATION. “Reality Check: The Choice is Yours.” Doors open, 2:45 p.m. Show starts at 3 p.m. Using drama and humor youth and their parents will learn about texting, cyberbullying, internet safety, and more. For ages 12 and up. Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol. Presented by Foster Adoptive Mission and Bristol Youth Services. RSVP (203) 706-0101, fam_coordinator@yahoo.com

 

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

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 17

OTHER

SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Rivals Bar and Grill, 2095 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. Free. (860) 582-8229.

 

BRISTOL

HEALING SERVICE. 7 p.m. Expect a miracle. ChristianFellowshipCenter, 43 Prospect St., Bristol.

 

MAY 17, 18

TAG SALE. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clothing, household items, antiques, furniture, and more. New HorizonLivingCenters, 34 Fallsbrook Rd., Bristol. (860) 584-2105.

 

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.

 

BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB: GARDENER’S MARKET, FROM OUR GARDENS TO YOURS. 9 a.m. to noon. Garden books, accents, craft sale, tinmen, gloves, wreaths, trays, bird feeders, note cards, etc. PagePark Pavilion, King Street, Bristol. Free. Open to all.

 

CLOCK IDENTIFICATION. 1 to 3 p.m. Clock experts Mel Brown and Tom Manning will guide you to discover information about your special American-made clock. Cost is $10 per clock. Limit of three clocks. No appraisal value will be provided. Visit the new exhibit “Art Deco Timepieces: Treasurers of the Jazz Age.” American Clock and WatchMuseum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. (860) 583-6070, ClockandWatchMuseum.org

 

PLAINVILLE

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

 

ARMED FORCES DAY BIKE SHOW AND SHINE. 2 to 7 p.m. Registration at 2 p.m. Judging at 5 p.m. Held by American Legion Post No. 2. Benefits Operation Comfort Warrior. Food, drink, music, raffles, raffle, vendors. Trophies for first through third place. Trophy for Rat Bike sponsored by Smith’s Cycles. Hosted by Plainville VFW Post 574, 7 North St., Plainville. events@post2legionriders.com, Jay at (203) 592-6653.

 

INFORMATIONAL SESSION FOR PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS. 12 to 2 p.m. Wheeler Clinic, 88 East St., Plainville. (860) 793-7277, fostercareprograms@wheelerclinic.org

 

SOUTHINGTON

2ND ANNUAL ALL-DAY SCRAPBOOKING AND CRAFTING DAY. 10 a.m. to midnight. To be held in Southington. Vendors for shopping. Benefits Croppers for a Cause to help Southington Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society. $60, all inclusive, food, drinks, and crafting space. Held in Southington. MizzyZima@aol.com, (203) 982-0950

 

GIANT TAG SALE.  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Housewares, kitchen items, small appliances, and children’s toys. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Rain or shine.

 

MAY 18 to JUNE 2

OTHER

ROBIN HOOD SPRINGTIME FESTIVAL. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford. $16 for adults, ages 16 and older, $10 for children ages 7 to 15. Children 6 and younger admitted free. Parking $3 per vehicle. RobinHoodsFaire.com, (860) 478-5954.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

OTHER

SINGLES WALK AND LUNCH. Held by Social Connections. 11 a.m. Meigs Points, HammonassetBeach, Madison. No charge for walk. Charge for lunch. (860) 582-8229.

 

BRISTOL

THE FOURTH ANNUAL AUTO SHOW OF THE BRISTOL EXCHANGE CLUB. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Parent and ChildCenter at BristolHospital. Prizes, music, and fun. BristolFarmsPlaza, 1235 Farmington Ave., Bristol. $10 for show vehicles. Trophies will be awarded. Rain date is May 26. (860) 584-0625.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21

BRISTOL

GARDENING PROGRAM: NATIVE PLANTS AND ANNUALS. 7 p.m. BarnesNatureCenter, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Free for members and $5 for non-members. Register. (860) 583-1234.

 

PLAINVILLE

A PROGRAM ABOUT THE PLAINVILLE MEN WHO WERE IN THE CIVIL WAR. 7 p.m. Facts and photos. Plainville Historical Society, 29 Pierce St., Plainville. Handicapped accessible. (860) 747-6577.

 

OTHER

WHY GIRLS EDUCATION MATTERS. 6:30 p.m. Program by Wendy Swift, vice president of Pathways Togo. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791, FarmingtonLibraries.org

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

BRISTOL

AN AFTERNOON IN PARIS WITH JOHN ROHATSCH. 1 p.m. A presentation of Rohatsch’s trips to Paris and an exhibit of reflective photographs of Paris. French-themed refreshments served. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. BristolLib.com (860) 584-7790.

 

ART NIGHT. Presented by the Bare Bones Art Share Partnership. 6 to 9 p.m. Social meet and greet featuring the artwork of David Woodford of Bristol. Barley Vine, Main Street, Bristol. Social hour drink and food specials. BareBonesBristol@gmail.com

 

OTHER

DIANE SMITH AND ELIZABETH PETTRUCIONE. 7 p.m. Discussion of the national obesity epidemic and the obsession with food. They will share their own weight loss journeys. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. Free. MarkTwainHouse.org, (860) 247-0998.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 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.

 

BRISTOL

A DRUM CIRCLE. 6 p.m. Bring a drum, shaker, and a chair. A Drum Circle, The FamilyTherapyCenter, 38 Kelley St., Bristol. (860) 314-1236.

 

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

 

BPACC WOMEN’S AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER CRAFT VENDOR AND WHITE ELEPHANT SALE. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Music, food, magician, raffles, vintage cars. BPACC Women’s Auxiliary fund raiser. Bristol Polish American Club, 541 North Main St., Bristol. Craftors and vendors welcome. JoanStacey@yahoo.com

 

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. Last call. 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. Last call. 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 JUNE 7

BRISTOL

‘GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE THIS.’ Solo photo exhibit by local photographer Mike Chaiken. 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. Sponsored by Lindsay Vigue Photography.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 17

BRISTOL

VIOLENT REIGN. Downtown Café, 118 Main St., Bristol. DowntownCafeCt.com

 

OTHER

FORBIDDEN FRIDAY. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJ JD, singer Jay Sean. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. 21 plus. ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com.

 

THE COMPANY MEN. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

BILL KIRCHEN AND TOO MUCH FUN. 9 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15 and $25. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

BRISTOL

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

 

THE JOHNNY LARSON BAND. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gateway Café, 211 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 516-4601.

 

OTHER

SANCTUARY SATURDAY. With host Scott Disick, DJs Riz, Jason Smith, and SHRINE’S own DJ COSTA. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. Women admitted free till 10 p.m., $20 after. $20 cover fee for men after 9 p.m. 21-plus. ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com.

 

SURVIVOR. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

MOTLEY CRUE. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $79, $59. MoheganSun.com

 

THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: PLAYING WITH FOOD! 7:30 p.m. Chefs and special guests from Salute, Max Downtown, Firebox, Peppercorns, and the Pond House and Pond House Grille. Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $20-$67.50. HartfordSymphony.org, (860)244-2999.

 

BERNIE WORRELL ORCHESTRA. 8 p.m. Up or On The Rocks, Union Station, Hartford. Ticketfly.com

 

AN EVENING WITH THE PERSUASIONS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $25, $35. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

ELIZABETH EGAN. 6 p.m. With Sunshine Road. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. $13.50, $2 discount for children, students, and seniors. (860) 283-8558.

 

MAY 18, JUNE 15

BRISTOL

THE CHAPPARALS. 7 to 11 p.m. New EnglandCarouselMuseum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Admission is $12 per person. Singles welcome. Bring your own snacks and set-ups. Pre-paid tables of eight may be reserved. (860) 585-5411, TheCarouselMuseum.org

 

MAY 18, 19

OTHER

THE CONNECTICUT CHORAL SOCIETY ‘INSPIRE.’ Saturday at 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, Danbury. Sunday at 3 p.m., Congregational Church, Naugatuck. Seventy auditioned voices singing Schubert, Durufle, Mozart, Rutter , Vaughn Williams, and more. Featuring soloists Keith Harris and Megan Knapp. $25 for adults, $15 for youth. CTChoralSociety.org, (203) 206-7186.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 19

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

COLLIE BUDDZ. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Great Hall, One Union Station, Hartford. $30 at the door. Ticketfly.com

 

THE BRITISH INVASION TRIBUTE. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

LINDSAY LOU AND THE FLATBELLYS. Firebox Restaurant, Hartford. Fireboxrestaurant.com

 

CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $22, $32. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

MONDAY, MAY 20

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

PHIL DIRT AND THE DOZERS. Noon and 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

“I LOVE TUESDAY.” 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. SHRINE Asian Kitchen, MGM Grand at Foxwoods, 240 MGM Grand Dr., Mashantucket. 21 plus. ShrineMGMFoxwoods.com.

 

FIRST CLASS BAND. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

THE KG EXPRESS. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 23

BRISTOL

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

 

OTHER

KRISTY LEE COOK. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville. Free. 21 plus. MoheganSun.com

 

JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD. Café Nine, New Haven.

 

THE DUKE ROBILLARD BAND. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $22, $32. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 24

OTHER

SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. Classic, heavy rock. Brickhouse Café, 80 Market Square, Newington.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

BRISTOL

BRISTOL STRING ORCHESTRA. 3 p.m. Group and solo performances. Newest musicians will perform “The Star Spangled Banner,” and a sing-a-long, which includes, “Old MacDonald,” “Buffalo Gals,” and I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” Main orchestra will perform “O Mio Babbino Caro,” “Rocky’s Rock,” “Solace,” “Lean on Me,” “The Entertainer,” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Includes musicians from Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, MansfieldCenter, Plainville, Portland, Southington, Terryville, Willington, and Wolcott. Prospect United MethodistChurch, 99 Summer St., Bristol.Free. (860) 589-3724.

 

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

FRIDAY, MAY 17

OTHER

THE CT IMPROV CAGE MATCH. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tick Tick BOOM vs. Sea Tea Improv. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., WestHartford. $10 general admission. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900.

 

GEORGE LOPEZ. 9 p.m. MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40, $50, and $65. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.

 

COMEDY NIGHT WITH SPANKY ‘MAN OF 1,000 BODIES.’ 9 p.m. Bridge Street, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeSt.com. (860) 693-9762.

 

MAY 17-19, MAY 24-26

OTHER

‘POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE—A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start at $49.75. Bushnell.org

 

MAY 23 to MAY 25

OTHER

NA’IM LYNN. 8 p.m. on Thursday Friday and Saturday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. 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, 1-800-200-2882.

 

NOW thru JUNE 1

OTHER

‘THE HOUSE OF YES.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Bristol. $20 for general public, $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org, (860) 229-3049.

 

NOW thru MAY 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 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.

 

NOW thru 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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