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Burlesque finds the spotlight at SWAN Day

March 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the chief features of the annual SWAN Day event in Connecticut is the festival’s showcase of the art of burlesque. SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) is an all female festival of arts and music. This year’s event will be held on Saturday at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain.…

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Jr. Miss Southington pageant plans meeting on March 16

March 4, 2016
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Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is hosting its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. An informal meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at the Southington YMCA. Areas of competition include interview skills, talent, and evening wear/ onstage questions. Ages are 5 to 18. A $500 scholarship is…

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Talking about women, men… and art

March 4, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The event is called Support Women Artists Now Day or SWAN Day. According to the website of the national organization WomenArts.org, the event – which will be held locally on March 5—“is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.” The event begs the question,…

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Carousel in Hartford to close for week starting March 27

March 3, 2016
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The carousel at Bushnell Park will be closed for maintenance for one week, starting on Sunday, March 27. The carousel, which is managed by the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, will resume operations on Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m., and will be open for normal business hours throughout the year. Hours of operation…

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Entries sought for Amateur Art Exhibit

March 3, 2016
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The third annual Amateur Art Exhibit will again be held at the Plainville Library during the month of April. All area artists are welcome to participate and share their art with the community. The show will start April 1 and run until April 28. A reception is also planned. There is a one-time $5 fee…

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Princess Meet and Greet on May 7, tickets available now

March 3, 2016
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A Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be face painting, nail and hair stations, glitter tattoos, balloonists, feather hair extensions, DJ services, photos with all the princesses (photographer on premises), light refreshments, many costumed characters, raffle gifts, reasonably priced items for sale.…

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Music listings starting March 4

March 2, 2016
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FRIDAY, MARCH 4 OTHER MAXX EXPLOSION, THE CRUZ MACHINE. 8 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. (860) 229-2072. SATURDAY, MARCH 5 OTHER JORMA KAUKONEN. 8 p.m. Infinity Music Hall, 32 Front St., Hartford. $39-$54. (860) 560-7757. InfinityHall.com NORTHEAST BLUES GUITAR SUMMIT. 9 p.m. Ricky “King” Russell, Chris Vitarello, Danny Draher, The Bruce Katz Band.…

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Health listings for March 4

March 2, 2016
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MARCH 8-APRIL 5 BRISTOL THE PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT AND DISCIPLINE SERIES. 6 p.m. Participants will receive a light dinner, pamphlets/ handouts, and a children’s book covering the week’s topic. Preschool children welcome to participate in the Reading Adventure Program for a discounted fee of $10 (scholarships available to low-income families) while parents are taking the classes.…

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Performance listings for March 4

March 2, 2016
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MARCH 4-13 OTHER ‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.’ Performed by Connecticut Theatre Company. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St., New Britain. $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors. www.ConnecticutTheatreCompany.org. MARCH 4-MARCH 19 SOUTHINGTON ‘THE WHO’S TOMMY.’ 7:30 p.m., March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, with…

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Dining listings for March 4

March 2, 2016
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 OTHER THIRD CONNFECTION EVENT. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Connecticut made food, wine, and craft beer. Pastas, sausages, artisanal breads, gourmet olive oils, smoked cheeses, specialty condiments, cookies, chocolates, cupcakes, and more. Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCT.org SATURDAY, MARCH 12 SOUTHINGTON ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER. 6 p.m. Corned…

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