Monday Nov 20 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Week
KidsPlay Children's Museum – We are OPEN on Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 20 &21 for extra play time with our families! Our Big Idea of the week is "Thank you for families." Bring your visiting family members to see where you play! Join us for special afternoon Maker Space Challenges. See what you can make! Our hours for Thanksgiving week are as follows: Sunday, Nov. 19 -10 am to 4 pm Monday, Nov. 20 - 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday, Nov. 21 - 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday, Nov. 22 10 am to 4 pm Thursday, Nov. 23 - CLOSED for Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24 - 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 25 - 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, Nov. 26 - 10 am to 4 pm
    Monday Nov 20 @ 1:00 PM
UFO's - Fact or Fiction
Elmwood Senior Center – As a spokesman and field investigator for the CT Chapter of “MUFON” (Mutual UFO Network), Attorney Dyke Spear is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the last 35 years, Attorney Spear has interacted, researched, and conferenced with the leading UFO researchers in the world. Much of the information he has learned is unknown to the general public and involves such personalities as astronauts Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra, abductee Travis Walton, and show business diva Eartha Kitt. A practicing attorney since 1960, he presents a unique analysis of the UFO enigma. Occasionally controversial – but always colorful – Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO mystery. Cost: $3(M), $4(NM) Light refreshments will be served. Register in advance with Elmwood Senior Center - phone: (860) 561-8180, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.
    Monday Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM
Board Meeting to Elect New Haven Superintendent
New Haven Educators' Collective – Please come out and have your voices heard! We can not allow the politics to take over what’s right for our STUDENTS all of our New Haven Community has to stick together and ensure that the Students are put first! Let’s help stop ?? this political madness!
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
The Dustbowl Revival w/ Goodnight Blue Moon at The Ballroom
The Outer Space / The Ballroom – The Dustbowl Revival w/ Goodnight Blue Moon Monday, November 20th $17 ($15 adv) / 7pm doors / 18+ On sale now: --------------------------------------------------- Manic Presents: The Dustbowl Revival Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter” (Los Angeles Times) and their “upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear” (L.A. Weekly). Rob Sheffield, in Rolling Stone, hailed them as a great band “whose Americana swing was so fun I went back to see them again the next day.” Their new eponymous album, however, finds the Los Angeles-based ensemble evolving and refining its music. Their always-joyous sound now reveals a more soulful, funky side that exudes deeper emotions and taps a more modern vibe. This exhilarating new sound jumps out on the album’s opening tracks, “Call My Name” and “If You Could See Me Now.” Drummer Joshlyn Heffernan and bassist James Klopfleisch lay down a righteous groove that trumpeter Matt Rubin and trombonist Ulf Bjorlin supercharge with their big blasts of horns. This Stax-style soul builds to a pair of showstoppers: “Good Egg” and “The Story.” The former is a dynamic number that showcases Liz Beebe’s sexy, full-throttled vocals as well as Bjorlin’s dirty trombone solo. On “The Story,” Beebe teams with band founder Zach Lupetin for an emotionally charged love song that features some infectious interplay between the horn players and the string-men (mandolinist Daniel Mark and fiddler Connor Vance). The album’s first single, “Busted,” also exemplifies the sonic leap taken by the band. Spotlighted by Beebe’s slinky jazz vocals, the song mixes traditional American music styles, like the blast of R&B horns and the in-the-pocket drums, with some inventive touches, such as a mandolin plucked like a hip-hop inspired piano, and the upright bass and fiddle played through wah-pedals. The group has said that recording “Busted” was like a door opening for them to create something familiar yet stylistically fresh. Even the album’s more acoustic number, like “Debtors’ Prison” and “Got Over,” aren’t as old-timey as they might first appear. “Debtors’ Prison” initially suggests a throwback busker tune, but a closer listen reveals an all-too-contemporary ode with Lupetin singing about the struggles of trying to survive in today’s troubled economic times. Similarly, on “Got Over,” Lupetin delivers another modern-day portrait about a scuffed-up soul battling a whirl of problems who winds up “sitting on the kitchen floor … eating all the ice cream, 2 a.m. on a Tuesday.” Things get a little more optimistic on the sunnier, Bill Withers-inspired “Honey I Love You.” Featuring a guest spot by multi-Grammy-winner and fellow genre-bender Keb’ Mo’, this track serves up a timeless slice of sweet, silky soul music. The evolution in the band’s sound has been very much an organic one. Since Signature Sounds released their last album, With a Lampshade On, the Dustbowl Revival has been out on the road, winning over audiences with their free-flowing, joyous live performances. After playing more than 200 shows a year during the last four years, the Dustbowl Revival came to realize that they had outgrown the confining label of a retro-minded band playing music from a bygone era and needed to move in new directions. To help them achieve their adventurous musical vision, the band turned to the Grammy Award-winning producer Ted Hutt, who brought with him a background of working with a musically diverse set of acts. A founding member of Irish-American Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, Hutt has not only produced punk groups like Dropkick Murphys and The Bouncing Souls, but also the progressive acoustic outfit Old Crow Medicine Show (whose 2014 release Remedy earned Hutt the Grammy), Memphis Americana rockers Lucero and New York City roots troubadour Jesse Malin. With Hutt’s assistance, The Dustbowl Revival created what they have called “the tightest, funkiest thing we’ve ever attempted.” 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of The Dustbowl Revival’s formation. It was back in 2007 when Lupetin, a Midwestern transplant to Los Angeles, posted an ad in Craigslist in hopes of creating a group inspired by brass band and string band traditions. Over the years, the group has been an inclusive outfit that frequently shifted in size before solidifying in its current eight-piece lineup. In 2008, Zach Lupetin and The Dustbowl Revival released their debut album, The Atomic Mushroom Cloud of Love. They followed up in 2010 with You Can’t Go Back to the Garden of Eden, which included "Dan's Jam,” a song that won the Independent Music Awards’ “Americana Song of the Year.” The next year, the band, now known just as The Dustbowl Revival, put out Holy Ghost EP and their 2013 Carry Me Home CD featured more than 25 Dustbowl Revival-ists. That was also the year the L.A. Weekly crowned them the city’s “Best Live Band.” The Dustbowl Revival found a bigger audience when Signature Sounds released With a Lampshade On in 2015. The video for “Never Had To Go,” starring band fan Dick Van Dyke, became an Internet sensation. The group went on to open for bands ranging from Lake Street Dive to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, while also appearing at such festivals as Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and, more recently, Norway’s Bergenfest and Tonderfest in Denmark. This new album reveals the band moving in an exciting new direction. Instead of Dixieland jazz and Depression-era folk songs serving as musical mile markers, this CD mines an energizing vein of soul, funk and roots-infused rock that evokes the work of Fleetwood Mac, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and classic Stax recordings, and fits the band alongside such contemporaries as Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and St. Paul & the Broken Bones. Listen: Goodnight Blue Moon Blending rich vocal harmonies with lush orchestrations, Goodnight Blue Moon has created a sound that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely current. Founded in New Haven, CT by husband and wife duo, Erik Elligers and Nancy Matlack, and longtime friend, Mathew Crowley, the band now includes of some of the most talented musicians in the state, adding strings and horns to a familiar folk outfit. GNBM is known for their energetic, honest, and dynamic live performances, offering a refreshing take on traditional Americana roots music. Awarded Best Roots Act in the 2016 New England Music Awards, and Best Folk/Traditional Act in the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards, Goodnight Blue Moon has cemented their place as one of New England's premier groups. They have shared the stage with folk heavyweights Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, and Mother Falcon among others, in addition to creating a diverse and devoted following of their own. Goodnight Blue Moon has been regularly featured on Connecticut Public Radio's Where We Live and NEXT with John Dankosky. Their festival credits include CT Folk Festival, LAUNCH Music Festival, MUSIKFEST, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, I AM Festival and Block Island Music Festival. Goodnight Blue Moon is currently working on their third studio album, a follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 release, A Girl I Never Met. Listen:
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Ruen Brothers w/ Kalimur & Ian Biggs at Cafe Nine - Manic Mondays
cafe nine – Ruen Brothers w/ Kalimur & Ian Biggs Monday, November 20th @ Cafe Nine FREE with RSVP ($5 at the door) / 7pm doors / 21+ RSVP VIA THIS LINK: **RSVP to this FB event does not get you free admission, you must RSVP via the link above** ------------------------------ Manic Mondays: Ruen Brothers Two brothers (Ru & Henry Stansall), from the small industrial town of Scunthorpe, Northern England, were first discovered by BBC Introducing and heavily supported by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe (being Zane’s hottest record in the world twice and performing a Maida Vale session hosted by the BBC). The pair have since found themselves songwriting with The Weeknd, touring with George Ezra and Tom Odell, sharing material with Lana Del Rey and recording an album produced by Rick Rubin in LA’s feted Shangri La Studios; whilst also finding the time to perform at Coachella, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Isle of Wight, ACL & CMJ festivals in 2015. From pub circuits to being on the same bill as The Rolling Stones, the Ruen Brothers have received critical acclaim. They have featured in GQ, Wonderland, Notion, tmrw, Q, NME, and Burberry. The Los Angeles Times named them as 'Best New British Music Coachella 2015' and 'Coachella 2015: 10 Artists to catch at the fest before they get huge’. Music Times (NYC) featured the band in their ‘CMJ 2015: 10 Best Bands We Discovered at the Music Marathon’. Their music has received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6, KROQ, KCRW, ALT 98.7, XFM (Radio X) and a host of independent stations across the UK and USA. Ruen Brothers also featured on Dermot O'Leary's 2014 Saturday Sessions Album which reached number 1 in the UK iTunes Chart. Their single ‘Unknown’, released November 4th 2016, was featured in Apple Music’s ‘Best Of The Week’ playlist amongst 50 of the best songs released that same week over all genres. The song was also included in various other Apple Music and Spotify playlists and received notable radio airplay in the UK and US. The song and its video were inspired by classic cinematography; initially, the Coen Brothers film ’The Man Who Wasn’t There’. After making a move to Los Angeles in early 2016, the brothers recorded an album's worth of new music which is set to be released this year. They currently reside in New York City and are performing a weekly residency at the Manderley Bar within the McKittrick Hotel, Friday and Saturday nights. The building is home to the consistently sold out interactive and immersive 'Sleep No More' theatre show by Punchdrunk. The band have just performed at Bonnaroo Festival June 2017. ‘Genevieve, Come Out Tonight’, Ruen Brothers’ latest release features ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith on the drums and was produced by Dana Nielsen. The song and video were premiered on Spindle Magazine’s website. A feature will run at the Observer in the near future. The song is receiving airplay internationally; playlist at Radio X, Virgin Radio, Passport Approved, spins at BBC Radio 6 and BBC Radio 2, as well as playlist inclusion and spins at a host of independent stations across the US. Apple Music put ‘Genevieve, Come Out Tonight’ in their Breaking Alternative playlist and featured the song on iTunes’ US home pages for Rock and for Alternative in the Hot Tracks and New Releases. It was also included in various notable Spotify playlists. Listen: Kalimur Kalimur is an alternative band from Connecticut who have charted on iTunes around the likes of Ed Sheeran & Passenger. Their music is brutally honest & draws from the complex journeies/stories we each experience everyday. They've recently been releasing a string of singles, which have been ecstatically received by fans & reviewers alike, garnering hundreds of thousands of plays through all online platforms and radio. They've toured & packed venues around the northeast - opening for artists such as Hall and Oates, The Rocket Summer, & NeverShoutNever - & are expanding throughout the country as the next big artist. Listen: Ian Biggs Ian Biggs is a singer/songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut, who denies the label of a "genre." The musical journey of his latest collection of material will take you from the quiet depths of a weathered soul to the heart-pounding, rug-cutting thrill of being alive. After years of fronting the Rock band All in Blind Ian began working with producer Jeff Gitelman (The Stepkids, Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys) and longtime friend Robbie Chemical on his new project. After his second European tour Ian returned home in August of 2014 and signed with Niveo Records. Along with All in Blind, Ian has worked with with many other acts. He recently toured with Jesse McCartney (808 Records), Katy Tiz (Atlantic Records), Edisun (EMI), Nicole Frechette, Marjorie Lee, and was an instrumental member in the Indie-Rock band Lion's Teeth. He has also done session work for many acts including Katy Tiz and Jitta on the Track. Listen:
    Tuesday Nov 21 - Dec 5 @ 12:00 AM
Newman's Own Holiday Challenge: Nov 21 - Jan 3
Wallingford Family YMCA – SAVE THE DATES: Tues. Nov. 21st - Wed. January 3rd. The Wallingford Family YMCA is proud to partner with Newman’s Own Foundation to help our community through donations shared through social media from November 21, 2017 - January 3, 2018. They are celebrating 35 years of giving and $500 million to thousands of charities, helping millions of people. As Paul Newman would say, “giving back is just the right thing to do.” Please consider the Wallingford Family YMCA in your year-end giving; your support helps us continue to help build a better Wallingford! Everyone, anywhere, can participate, so please plan to support the programs of the Wallingford Family YMCA and JOIN US in giving and sharing the news from November 21st - January 3rd! There are prizes and weekly challenges, including a special #GivingTuesday challenge as well. Thank you for helping us help others! The Y is a charitable organization dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Through our community initiatives & programs, we help build strong kids, strong families and strong communities! Visit us at
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 9:35 AM
Ripped Workout
Wallingford Family YMCA – Get "R.I.P.P.E.D." before Thanksgiving at the Wallingford Family YMCA! R - Resistance I - Interval P - Power P - Plyometrics E - Endurance D - Diet PLUS get a “R.E.C.I.P.E.” for pre-Thanksgiving “P.I.E.” (Resistance - Endurance - Core - Intervals - Power - Endurance Plyo - Intervals - Endurance) FOR MORE INFORMATION: Colleen Brady Villano, 203.269.4497 x123
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 11:00 AM
Members-Only Event: Day of Thanks
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center – Celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious meal in the Imagine Cafe! Create a leaf in our Art Studio for our Thankful Tree. Members, please call 860-314-1400 to register by November 14th!
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 12:00 PM
Facilitated TED Talks - Nature, Beauty, Gratitude
Elmwood Senior Center – Back by popular demand, Elmwood Senior Center will offer monthly “TED TALK” presentations on a variety of topics. Take a seat in front of the large-screen TV in Room 212 where the show will be streamed via computer. After the films, which are 10-20 minutes in length, there will be a facilitated discussion and idea exchange amongst attendees. Martha O’Neal, Researcher & Writer, will have prepared talking points from her research to begin facilitating the conversation. Description of the "Nature, Beauty, Gratitude" TED Talk is as follows (per the website: "Nature’s beauty can be fleeting -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day." Snacks/bag lunches encouraged. There is NO CHARGE to attend but REGISTRATION with the Elmwood Senior Center IS REQUESTED - phone: (860) 561-8180, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 3:00 PM
Taco Tuesday with Counter Weight Brewing Company!
Three Sheets New Haven – Do you like tacos and washing them down with local craft beer? Well look no further! Three Sheets New Haven is pairing up with Counter Weight Brewing Company to bring you a Taco Tuesday Happy Hour. Our chef Kam will prepare delicous tacos specially for the event. Three Sheets has a incredible menu that features delights for all taste. (Vegan, vegatarian & gluten free options). There will also be a $5 appetizer menu.
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Ne Obliviscaris - at the Webster Underground
The Webster – Ne Obliviscaris with special guests: Allegaeon, Iblissian, Through Obscurity Tuesday, November 21st Door at 6:00pm Tickets: $15 adv | $17 day
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:30 PM
Washington History Club at Night - The Dramalites
Gunn Historical Museum – The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night will meet in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library on Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30pm. The topic of discussion will be The Dramalites and the history of theater in Washington. Many residents have been involved in this long existing community performance group which has provided a theater experience to generations of Washington’s residents. Join us for a lively conversation about its history, those who were involved in the organization, and the plays they produced. Bring your favorite stories to share! We'll also discuss the plays you were in during high school: calling all stagehands, producers, actors, dancers, singers, set designers, costuming, and more! Come share your memories. The Washington History Club at Night is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and meets the third Tuesday of the months of November, February and May at 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your stories with the group or just come and listen to the fascinating conversation about our town's past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell! Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Gunn Library & Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view for more information. PHOTO CAPTION: The Dramalites performing "The Mikado" in Washington, Connecticut in August of 1954. Front row, left to right: unknown, Babette Cranston, Jean, Betty Hempstead, Libby (the director). Back row, left to right: Frank Belfiore, Hughbert Kenny, Jack Fors, Bill Mann. Photograph from the Collection of the Gunn Historical Museum.
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox at College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
College Street Music Hall – Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Tuesday, November 21st @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven) $29.50 - $85.00 / Doors: 7:00 PM, Show: 8:00 PM / All Ages Tickets On Sale NOW: ----------------------------------------------------------- Kirschner Concerts and Manic Presents: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Since Bradlee created PMJ in 2009, the project has amassed more than 740 million YouTube views and 2.7 million subscribers, chalked up more than 1 million likes on Facebook, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes charts with all 14 of their releases since 2014, caught the attention of NPR Music and NBC News, and played hundreds of shows to sold-out houses around the world. Despite finding such success for the project on the road, Bradlee continues to arrange and record new arrangements every week for PMJ’s legion of fans. The multi-talented collective has interpreted hits by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, The White Stripes, Lorde, Outkast, Radiohead, Maroon 5 and many more. Last year, PMJ collected 18 favorites from among their hundreds of songs to compile The Essentials for Concord Records. The album included the song that put the band on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” and their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop,” which garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine. Listen:
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
The Calvinist Movie
Iglesia Bautista El Calvario – Join us for a movie night at our church to watch the Calvinist Movie. --- The Theology Documentary of a Lifetime Featuring influential teachers R.C. Sproul, Paul Washer, Shai Linne, Kevin Deyoung, James White and many more. When a generation finds the theology and practice of the modern church wanting, they turn to the internet for answers. an investigation into the roots of the reformation reveals a theology that challenges everything they thought they knew about Christianity. With a fresh view of God, where do they go from here?
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:00 PM
The Palmer Squares Tuesday in CT!!
The Space – The Palmer Squares + Netherfriends & Vantablac SOL Plus locals: RoBless Ginnetti
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 7:30 PM
Jazz Haven Sessions: Michael Coppola
Three Sheets New Haven
    Tuesday Nov 21 - May 23 @ 8:00 PM
Comedy Open Mic at PST every other tuesday starting 11/21/17
Pacific Standard Tavern – Comedy Open Mic is back at PST and we are pleased to announce our Host Dan Kalwhite! His unique blend of comedy is agreat fit for our room. This is not just for performers, we encourage our regulars to come out and support this night. 8pm
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 8:30 PM
The Forest Room, CJ Boyd, The Singing Tesla Coils (Stephany Brown & Kriss Santala) at Cafe Nine
cafe nine – The Forest Room C.J. Boyd The Singing Tesla Coils Tuesday November 21 Doors 8:00 | Show 8:30 $5 THE FOREST ROOM The Forest Room is the solo project by Matt Streit which began in 2004 as a casual musical outlet outside of his main band. An active musician from Milford, CT for many years, mainly as a bass player in heavy metal and rock bands, Matt takes a completely different approach with the Forest Room by writing most of the music on acoustic guitar, utilizing multiple layers of guitar parts with live record looping, and incorporating produced beats. Matt uses several guitar effects pedals and a stage lighting rig that he built himself. The Forest Room combines influences and elements of instrumental, folk, ambient, hiphop, and triphop music. "Portishead, Tycho, and Bonobo are a few influences of mine." C.J. BOYD Bassist turned vagabond C.J. Boyd uses bass loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Weaving together improvisation with a sparse, minimalist aesthetic, Boyd creates waves of sound, worlds of provocative unlived memories through a singular approach to the upright bass and electric bass guitar that makes everything near and far. Though solo performance takes up the bulk of his time and effort, he occasionally tours with the improvised chamber orchestra Kurva Choir and has also released music with Chris Schlarb, Eliot Lipp, Move, and his electronic alias DJ Too Slow. Past projects include Desert Center, Rhonya, Like No Tomorrow, and he's been known to join a band for a one-off or the length of a tour, such as with Paleo (AZ), Shy Hunters (NY), Real Live Tigers (TX), and Harm (AK). All the while, he also runs a small label called Obsolete Media Objects, which has released such lovely folks as Balmorhea, Aisha Burns, Dilute, and Nelly Kate. His non-stop musical travels have been propelled primarily by a van that runs on vegetable oil while in North America, whereas frequent European tours will find him catching trains, buses, planes, boats, and cars. But regardless of how he arrives to the gig, the music is driven by a commitment to ceaseless discovery and re-invention. His oceanic sounds provide a home for the homeless and journeys to the homebound. THE SINGING TESLA COILS
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 AM
Faculty Planning Day (No Classes)
Gateway Community College, New Haven – GCC and the GCC garage will be OPEN but there are NO CLASSES.
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 10:00 AM
Turkey Day Celebration
EverWonder Children's Museum – Gobble your way down to the museum and let's celebrate Turkey Day! We'll play Turkey BINGO, Thanksgiving Turkey Craft, Science Demos, and more! $5 admission