The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton is now taking registration for our Wonderful Winter Story Time, a story program for children ages birth through age 5, with a caregiver. Story Time meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m., beginning on January 6, 2020 through March 16, with no session on Martin Luther King Day, January 20 or President’s Day, February 17. Story Time features stories, songs with live music, and finger plays in the Children’s Room. Registration is required and room capacity is limited; please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392 for further information or to register.
Join us for this exciting show featuring the work of young art students from throughout the region. There will be music, arts & crafts, storytelling, hula hooping and more!
Coordinated by Lorain Ohio and Steve Elci
Performances by Mystic Paper Beasts and ISAAC Eighth Notes
PUBLIC DROP-OFF: Jan 24th from 4-8pm at 305 State Street
Date | Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
Time | 12-4pm
Location | 305 State Street New London, The Garde Gallery
No entry fees!
Join us at one or both of our January Jazz Sessions with artist and musician Doug Rice and trio! Spend a cozy Sunday afternoon listening to jazz and enjoying the art of Doug Rice, which will be on display behind the musicians. Rice’s assembled painting (11×22 feet) reads like a bluesy jazz arrangement. Titled “Mexico City Blues, 242 Choruses,” the piece is a series of 242 separate canvasses inspired by Jack Kerouac’s book of poetry of the same name. Using elements that appear on the poetry book’s cover and adding a blue circle symbolizing jazz and a red circle symbolizing Beat poetry, Rice painted a version of the same painting on each of the 242 canvasses. Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext.2129 or email us.
Hygienic XLI Presents: Hygienic’s 4th annual Naked Canvas body painting competition! Naked Canvas is a live body painting competition to be held at the Crocker House Ballroom as part of the Hygienic Gallery’s annual winter art festival.
Artists have 4 hours to paint their models before the models do a runway show to show off the work to be judged. This runway event has sold out every year so come early to get in! Pre-sale tickets will be available for seating, day of tickets are standing room only.
Doors will open at 8pm, and guests will have the opportunity to see the artists putting the finishing touches on their models. The runway will start at 9pm. Join us for a few hours of art, entertainment, and a runway show like you’ve never seen before.
Date | Thursday, Jan 30th, 2020
Time | Doors open at 8pm
Location | Crocker House Ballroom
Who | All ages • 21+ to drink
Advance Tickets: $25 | At the door: $30
Coordinated by Rosie Rosado (Coco Dream by Rosie) & Elisha Schauer.
For questions email: email@example.com
**This event sells out every year – purchase your tickets in advance to secure admission!**
Hygienic XLI Presents Fashion in the Ballroom
Fashion in the Ballroom is New London’s premier fashion event, showcasing local designers in a big way. This year we will be showcasing the best of New London’s Streetwear with an eccentric high fashion flair.
Coordinated by Jennifer Hall owner/designer of the brand Vintage N Vibe. The night will be full of live music coordinated by Lew Beasley of Legends Never Die Studio ,and exclusive fashion accompanied by music provided by DJ GetRite.
Featuring local designer brands:
Date | Friday, Jan 31, 2020
Time | Doors open at 7pm
Location | Crocker House Ballroom (35 Union Street, New London, Connecticut)
Admission | $20 at the door, $15 pre-sale tickets
**All Ages • 21+ to drink
An Acoustic Evening with Guitarist and Songwriter James Harris
Join us for a performance by local guitarist and vocalist James Harris. James is known for his unique and interesting interpretations of well know acoustic classics: Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Neil Young; 80’s and 90’s rock with a jazz influence, and a variety of his own compelling original works.
Advance ticket sales available through our website. Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.
All seating is unreserved; please plan to arrive early. Doors open 1/2 hour before start of event.
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage.
The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents.
Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out offers a strong focus on the early years. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert. GTLO also include a special “acoustic set” with Zep favorites such as “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore” being performed in its’ original instrumentation with guest singer Diana DeSantis joining the band.
GTLO has amassed a strong national touring history, having performed at major club and PAC venues across the country. GTLO’s approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. “Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”
A GTLO concert mimics the “light and shade” that are the embodiment of “The Mighty Zep.” Whether it’s the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!
The 2020 portion of our 19-20 season kicks off with a non-traditional pairing: the New London Big Band on the stage for the first time with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. Continuing the celebration of Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s 10th anniversary, this concert presents a slate of national and local treasures.
In recognition of Black History Month, the ECSO performs Concert Overture No. 2 by composer Florence Price. Price was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed by a major symphony orchestra.
Principal Clarinetist, Kelli O’Connor, returns to the front of the stage to perform Artie Shaw’s spirited Clarinet Concerto. A medley of big band hits closes out the first half with classics such as In the Mood, Begin the Beguine, Moonlight Serenade, and more, all arranged by Lee Norris.
The New London Big Band, led by Sean Nelson, is featured prominently on the 2nd half as they join forces with the ECSO for originals and works by big band composers. Music of the legendary jazz composer and orchestra leader, Duke Ellington, will thrill the audience along with works by Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, and Tommy Dorsey.
Sponsor: Dominion Energy
Self-taught at the age of nine, Junior Mack’s soulful style is rooted in Gospel and Blues. Mack’s guitar playing has been influenced by the likes of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. In honor of Black History month you can expect Junior Mack to not only play contemporary blues in his usual energetic style; but to breakout his acoustic guitar to bring us back to the roots of blues as it was.