Absurdity of Race

Friday, April 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Friday, April 25, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm


The Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life – across the country – to raise awareness that racism still exists.

A panel of speakers and two spoken-word artists will contribute and discuss different perspectives and insights on the topic of internalized racial oppression. The discussion will explore ways to dismantle racism by challenging both internalized racial inferiority and internalized racial superiority.
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Hartford New Music Festival

World Premieres, April 26, 7 pm
The second concert in the Hartford New Music Festival features two new multi-media compositions by Scott Comanzo and Michael Gatonski, support by a grant from the Edward T. and Ann C. Roberts Foundation.
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Jazz Mondays

Monday, April 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Monday, April 28, 2014
8:00 pm

College Showcase|$5 cover

Young players perform with their veteran teachers.
8 pm, WCSU led by sax player Jimmy Greene; 8:35 pm, UCONN led by composer-pianist Earl MacDonald;  9:10 pm Jackie McLean Institute led by trombonist Steve Davis; 9:40 pm, Berklee College of music ensemble led by drummer Neal Smith.
Jam session follows at Black-Eyed Sally’s, 350 Asylum St. Hartford, 8 to 11 pm.  Sponsored by Charter Oak Cultural Center.

“She Is Me, Monologues Of My Sisters’

Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014
7:00 pm

“She Is Me, Monologues of My Sisters.” Monologues by five women, and music by Hartford area artists.
General $15; VIP with reception $25.
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1gPlc1s

‘The Blocks’ Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception Thursday, May 8, 6-8 pm

Romare Bearden’s seminal work, “The Block,” is a six-panel painting that depicts life in Harlem through its neighborhood buildings. As an acknowledgement of Bearden’s powerful work and community spirit and the recent 100th anniversary of his birth, we invited artists to create an artwork that celebrates their favorite block in Hartford.
The chosen works will be on exhibit Tuesday, May 6, until Friday, June 27.
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Read It & Sleep

Friday, May 9, 2014 7:00 pm

Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00 pm

Wear your pajamas, bring your parents. Lina Osho-Williams, Youth Services Manager at the Hartford Public Library, reads “Are You My Mother?” by Dr. Seuss. Illustrated by P.D. Eastman. Translated into Spanish by Carlos Rivera. Take home a free copy of the book. Snacks served.
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Purpose Cafe Reading

Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Saturday, May 17, 2014
7:00 pm

Staged reading of the musical Purpose Café, written by Tiana Glass and Charmagne Tripp. $10.
From the authors: “Purpose Café is a musical that follows the lives of a group of singers, poets, writers, comedians and artists in Hartford. The story takes place at Renee’s, a hot restaurant with a popular weekly open-mic night. This is where the neighborhood’s local artists have a bite to eat, share their gifts and try to find their purpose. The story is narrated by a down-on-her-luck gossip blogger who fills us in on the lives of the amorous host, the business woman at a crossroads, two lovers embarking on something new, the pianist with a secret, and the stream of performers that keep the soul of Renee’s alive.”
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