What's Happening In & Around Connecticut: February Edition
As part of our mission here at Nutmeg Institute we like to highlight the creative events happening in and around the Nutmeg state. Here's a selection of a few of the events occurring this month:
The Windsor Public Library kicks things off with the their annual Oscar Nominee Film Series running through the month of February. Watch a selection of nominated films leading up to the Academy Awards. The event began January 30th and will continue on each Tuesday night. Doors open at 6:15pm and the film begins around 6:30pm. The Windsor Public Library is located at 323 Broad Street Windsor, CT.
This weekend you can help support a local film organization - Connecticut FilmWorks at their Fundraising Showcase. Dress to impress for their Red Carpet, enjoy movie snacks, a raffle where you can win CFW swag or cash and celebrate their 2017 season while supporting their upcoming 2018 programs. You can email CFW at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the event. They ask that you RSVP no later than Thursday (2/1/18)
On Monday February 5th up in Hartford at Real Art Ways catch the concert documentary that follows the concert DJ's Above & Beyond from a London-based group all the way to a show at the Hollywood Bowl. Go behind the scenes with the group as they attempt to top their run of becoming the first DJ's to sell out Madison Square Garden and LA's The Forum. You can find more information about Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job here. The movie begins at 7:30pm.
The very next day, February 6, Quinnipiac University is hosting A Conversation With Danny Glover. Yes, that Danny Glover, star of the Lethal Weapon series, The Color Purple, and Angels in the Outfield. He will explore the similarities of the Black Lives Matter movement and its early abolitionist roots to build connections, increase dialogue and end racism. The conversation begins at 7pm at in Burt Kahn Court on our Mount Carmel Campus, it is free and open to the public.
Connecticut Cult Classics is back at the Strand Theater in Seymour, CT on February 10th with John Carpenter Night II. The film organization will screen the Carpenter classics They Live and Escape from New York. Unfortunately, online tickets have sold out (well, unfortunate if you haven't grabbed your tickets yet) but you may be able to pickup tickets at the door (no guarantees however).
Of course, our Nutmeg Brunch returns for it's monthly screening at Brother Jimmy's BBQ in New Haven. This month: the Carey Grant-Deborah Kerr classic An Affair to Remember. Stay tuned for more details soon.
Finally, the Whitney Humanities Center wraps up the month with Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Shadow of a Doubt on February 27th. Hithcock's thriller turns 75 this year and to celebrate the Whitney is hosting this special 35mm screening event. Yes, that's right, Hitchcock's, quote, "finest" film in 35mm. What can be better? All Whitney events are free and open to the public; the screening begins at 7pm.
As you can see there's a lot going on in the Nutmeg State and we're sure we missed a ton of great events. If you know of something interesting going on this month drop us a line in the comments!