It's that time of year again, new englanders!
If the weather outside is frightful, it's possible Real Art Ways will cancel films and events so our staff can get home safely.
So how will you know? You'll call us! It isn't always possible for us to update our website spur-of-the-moment, so the best way to find out if your film is still showing is to call our main number: 860-232-1006.
Listen to the recorded message! If there are any changes to our regularly scheduled programming, the recording will be updated.
Friday, March 7 | 5:30 PM | FREE
The H4 Socials are now GAZE (Gay Happy Hour), exclusively at Real Art Ways. Read more.
Saturday, March 8 | 7 PM
Joe morris & Stephen Haynes, Featuring:
Scott Robinson | Saxophones
$15/$12 for Members
About Improvisations: Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who welcome a different guest each month for a collective improvised performance. With its impressive lineup of world-class musicians, the Improvisations series features the best that the international culture of "Free Music" has to offer, right here in Hartford. The listening environment encourages intimate and deep contact with the music, the musicians, and other audience members.
SCOTT ROBINSON: One of today's most wide-ranging instrumentalists, Scott Robinson has been heard on tenor sax with Buck Clayton's band, on trumpet with Lionel Hampton's quintet, on alto clarinet with Paquito D'Rivera's clarinet quartet, and on bass sax with the New York City Opera.
Robinson has performed in diverse venues in over 40 countries. At home in the United States, he has played for a Presidential Innauguration, was selected by the US State Department as a Jazz Ambassador, and has participated in a number of Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning recordings. Read more.
Wednesday, March 12 | 7 PM | FREE
Welcome to poetry reading and open mic night Edgings & Inchings! This gathering takes place on the second Wednesday, and features new guest readers and audience participants each month. The name comes from the Wallace Stevens poem "An Ordinary Evening in New Haven."
The featured readers in March are Kate Schapira and Mary-Kim Arnold.
Kate Schapira is the author of four books and nine chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Soft Place (Horse Less Press) and Overheard While Hiding From the Sun (above/ground press). She lives in Providence, RI, where she writes, teaches, and co-runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series.
Mary-Kim Arnold's poetry has been published in Day One, burntdistrict, Two Serious Ladies, Sundog Lit, and is forthcoming at So and So Mag. Her short fiction has appeared online at Tin House and Wigleaf, and in the print journal, The Pinch. She has also written for HTML Giant, The Lit Pub, and The Rumpus, where she is Assistant Essays Editor. She received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University and is studying poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and children.
Thursday, March 20 | 6-10 PM
$10/$5 for Members
On the third Thursday of every month, creative people come together for conversation, art and music.
This month: make a jellyfish! Nina Salazar from Studio N111 will lead a workshop using clean waste to create jellyfish for Trashion Fashion, an annual community driven event that promotes environmental awareness through art. Stop by, take part, and learn more about recycled art and Trashion Fashion!
In the galleries: The Hobie Cat by Shane Morrissey, Urban Heat Island by Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier. Don't miss Jeff and Tara's final performance in their installation!
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We'll provide the games! Bring your friends and, if you want, a game or two that you don't think we'll have. Want to donate a game to us? Email Jess.
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