Everything You Need To Do In Hartford by October 14

harvest the arts

Happy Friday! There’s a lot to do this Columbus Day Weekend from the widely anticipated Hartford Marathon to the second and final week of the Southington Apple Harvest Festival (grab those apple cider donuts while you can, seriously), as well as several arts and cultural events from our grantee organizations. Must-see events on the list are Annapurna featuring the talented Debra Jo Rupp best known as Kitty from That ’70s Show; warning: you might want to grab some tissues before the show because it will make you weep. Horror fanatics should check out the various ghost tours at Mark Twain House and Harriet Beecher Stowe. And The Bushnell continues its season with the opening of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Tuesday night with a colorful musical performance set in ancient Israel.

When you see [UA] in the heading, it means the organization is supported by the contributions made to the Arts Council’s Annual United Arts Campaign.



Harvest the Arts

When: Friday, October 10, 7-9PM

Where: Center Street, Southington (second week of Southington’s Apple Harvest Festival)

Head over to the Southington Apple Harvest Festival for a performance of LAMP, a 3 story moving artwork complete with dancers and street performers.

Admission: Free. http://www.southington.org/AHF.


Annapurna [UA]

When: Friday, October 10, 8PM (through November 9)

Where: TheaterWorks

After 20 years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado. Their reunion, charged by pain and compassion is both healing and humorous.

Admission: $50. 860-527-7838. www.theaterworkshartford.org


Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour [UA]

When: Friday, October 10, 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM

Where: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Visit the Stowe House in the dark! Harriet Beecher Stowe, like many 19th-century Americans, attended séances and visited mediums to communicate with departed family members. Explore Stowe’s involvement with the paranormal and learn about investigations by the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters at Spirits at Stowe: An Otherworldly Tour.

Admission: $15. 860-522-9258 ext. 317. www.HarrietBeecherStowe.org


Graveyard Shift Ghost Tour of the Mark Twain House [UA]

When: Friday, October 10, 6PM. 7PM, 8PM, 9PM

Where: Mark Twain House & Museum

Get into the Halloween spirit with MTH’s ever-popular Ghost Tour! Take a nocturnal journey into this national historic landmark, hear tales of family tragedies, and learn about reported encounters with the paranormal.

Admission: $22. 860-280-3130. www.marktwainhouse.org

CANvas member price: $17 




Second Saturdays: Adventures and Expeditions [UA]

When: Saturday, October 11, 1PM-4PM

Where: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Enjoy Walton Ford’s painting that recalls an expedition to the North Pole in the Connections Gallery and find other works of art that take you to new territory. Imagine a destination and make an illustrated map to get you there and a journal to document your journey. Free admission to museum during program.

Admission: Free. www.thewadsworth.org


“Beautiful Mess” CD Release Party

When: Saturday, October 11, 7:30PM

Where: The Dirt Salon

Celebrate the release of Kendra Emery’s debut album “Beautiful Mess” with live music from her album.

Admission: $5-$10. www.kendraemery.com


Night Fall 2014

When: Saturday, October 11, 5:30PM-7:40PM

Where: Colt Park

An annual celebration of Hartford’s beautiful and historic parks, Night Fall features local artists and performers for a festival of theater, pageantry, and music.

Admission: Free. www.nightfallhartford.org




Classic Film Screenings [UA]

When: Sunday, October 12, 1PM-6PM

Where: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Travel back in time with four films from the first half of the 20th century – Foolish Wives, The Blue Angel, Teddy at The Gold Rush.

Admission: Free. www.thewadsworth.org


Musical: Harold and the Purple Crayon

When: Sunday, October 12, 2PM-4PM

Where: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Follow Harold as he takes an adventure one night with only an over-sized purple crayon, leading him to discover different paths and landmarks.

Admission: $14-$16. www.jorgensen.uconn.edu




Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [UA]

When: Tuesday, October 14, 7:30PM (through October 19)

Where: The Bushnell

Catch the opening of the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, choreographed by Tony Award-winner, Andy Blankenbuehler.

Admission: $21-$65. www.bushnell.org


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