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15th Anniversary Creative Cocktail Hour


This month’s event features the 15th Anniversary of Creative Cocktail Hour!

Sponsored by Jerry’s West Hartford

Signature RAW Brew: Hanging Hills Brewing Company

Vocal Music from around the world by Asaran Earth Trio
Soulful Funk by Wurliday.
DJ Zach Rowden

Image Projections of 15 years of Creative Cocktail Hours

Brasato Food Truck

Bicyclists – Ride to Creative Cocktail Hour and get in for $5.
RAW members on bikes get in free.
*Thanks to an anonymous donor for supporting this.

Gallery Exhibitions:
Tom Smith: Secondary Harvest
Erik Williams: A Sad and Beautiful World
Opening Reception 6-8 PM – Meet Tom and Erik!
Peter Edlund: Names on the Land

Come with friends, or come by yourself.
Everyone is welcome, all ages, all backgrounds – on the third Thursday of every month.

Community. Connections. Creativity.

Jerry's West Hartford

Rearrange Me

Prepare for an evening of musical contrasts and creative surprises as eight Connecticut artists play songs by each other, rearranged in their own performance styles!

Read the article by Mike Hamad at CTNow.com!

Each of the eight Rearrange Me artists will be secretly assigned one of the other artists. They will then choose a song and perform it as though it was their own. This means that a folk artist, if assigned a hip-hop artist, will rearrange and perform a song by the hip-hop artist in folk style… and so forth.

Each artist will only know their own Rearrange Me assignment, so the audience and the other performers will hear the pieces for the first time together.

Here are the participating artists:

John Manselle-Young/Tang Sauce


Lys Guillorn & Her Band

Frank Critelli

Chica Non Grata

Christopher Bousquet/American Elm

Adam Matlock/An Historic

Leah Lorenzo

The Master of Ceremonies for Rearrange Me will be Allison Holst-Grubbe, a musician and resident of the Parkville section of Hartford.


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years


The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years  is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.”

Directed by Ron Howard (Splash, Backdraft, Far and Away, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon)

It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities.

The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years was produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

NOTE: Following all feature screenings, be sure to stay for the newly-restored 30-minute film of The Beatles’ historic concert at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965! The Beatles at Shea Stadium is exclusive to the theatrical release of the movie.