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‘Matilda’ full of magic

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walking into The Bushnell for “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,” I really didn’t know what I was getting into. Although I read Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,” and “James and the Giant Peach” when I was in elementary school, “Matilda” was one of…

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Transforming the flower girl into a lady

April 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Taking a common lump of coal and polishing it into a precious diamond is a common plot in literature and film. Think about how Cyrano de Bergerac, who polishes up the young Christian and tutors the lad so that he may be more palatable to the fair Roxane. Or think…

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Music listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Brickhouse Bar and Grill, 80 Market Square, Newington. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER JASON ALDEAN. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Featuring A Thousand Horses. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com SATURDAY, APRIL 30 OTHER ‘A SPECTACULAR EVENING OF DOO-WOP.’ 8 p.m. With Jay Siegel’s Tokens, the Legendary Teenagers,…

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Health listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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MONDAY, MAY 2 BRISTOL ‘TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH.’ 6 to 8 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org TUESDAY, MAY 3 BRISTOL ‘RAISING A RESPONSIBLE CHILD- RULES, CHORES, AND CONSEQUENCES. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895,…

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Performance listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE CHESTER HADLYME MYSTERY PARTY.’ Benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Doors open and the mystery begins at 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner is 7 p.m. Southington Elks Lodge, 114 Main St., Southington. $30. dnajarian@sbcglobal.net, (203) 525-0969. APRIL 29, 30 OTHER ‘GREASE.’ Performed by Holy Cross High School. Friday…

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Dining listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER FOR HUNTER SMITH. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Benefits Ivy Drive student who is having medical issues and has been in CCMC for over two months. Asbury United Methodist Church, 90 Church Ave., Forestville. Tickets at door or reserve at hfostbork@aol.com. $10. SATURDAY, MAY 14 PLAINVILLE WINE TASTING…

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Senior listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 BRISTOL MAXIMIZE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH WITH GOODLIFE FITNESS. 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 584-7895.

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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29 BRISTOL ‘SPRING FLING DANCE.’ 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. With the Al Fenton Big Band. BYOB. Snacks and set-ups available for purchase. Dress to impress. Swing, dip, and jive to live music. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $15 at the door. (860) 585-5411. info@thecarouselmuseum.org OTHER CLOSING RECEPTION OF CONNECTICUT WOMEN’S…

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Kids listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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APRIL 29, MAY 1 BRISTOL ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ.’ Friday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. St. Joseph School Drama Club. St. Joseph School, 335 Center St., Bristol. (860) 582-8696. SATURDAY, APRIL 30 PLAINVILLE HEALTHY KIDS DAY. 12 to 3 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Valentine the Clown, games, demos, farm animals, goodie bags, summer…

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Support group listings, starting April 29

April 27, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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